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John Miller
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1752
Cecil County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1835
Rush County
Indiana, USA

John was the son of Oliver and Mary "Tidball" Miller. He had fourteen siblings, 9 lived: Sarah, Alexander, Thomas, Elizabeth, William, Jane, Oliver, James and Mary.

John married Margaret Bowier and they had the following children: William, John, Sarah, James, Jane, Polly [Mary], Nathan, Oliver, Josiah and Alexander.

Margaret J. is their grandaughter of their son Alexander and his wife Hannah Miller.


The section below is directly from the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 21, Number 1, Summer 1994. Title: It All Began with a Still: The Story of Oliver Miller and Mary (Tidball) Miller.

John was born 6 Feb. 1753 in Cecil Co., MD. He married Margaret Bowier {Boyer?}. In 1774 John and his brother William served in the PA Militia against the Indians. On 5 Oct. 1775 they were each paid 13/1/0 for 174 days of service in Lord Dunmore's War per Capt. John Robertson's Roll. John enlisted with his brother William in the 8th PA Regiment "about 13 Aug. 1776 at a place in the Red Stone Country called Peter's Creek about 10 miles from Pittsburgh." They served three years during the Revolutionary War. On 5 Jan. 1786 John had surveyed in Snowden Twp., Allegheny Co., 286 acres & 71 perches of land in pursuance of a Virginia certificate. On 29 Sept. 1788 he was granted a PA patent on this land. He named it Millford. In the 1790 Federal Census for the portion of Allegheny Co. taken from Washington Co. John Miller was head of a household consisting of one male 16 or over, one male under 16 and two females. John & Margaret sold 123 acres & 55 perches of Millford to David Morgan for 150 on 25 Mar. 1792. They sold the remainder of Millford to William McElehany for 430/15/- on 7 Oct. 1796. They then removed to Kentucky, buying 79 acres on Fleming and Locust Creeks for 118/107- on 24 Feb. 1798 and 70 acres on Locust Creek for 60 on 29 Dec. 1799, all from John Hughes. About 25 Sept. 1834 John & Margaret removed to Rush Co., IN. He died 10 Dec. 1836. John & Margaret had ten children, viz: William, John, Sarah Kichen, James, Jane Elison, Polly Hillis, Nathan, Oliver, Josiah & Alexander.


The section below is directly from the Sketches of Rush County, P. 92.

Miller, John, b. Pennsylvania, 1752, d. Rush Co., Ind., 1836. Enlisted August, 1776, for three years as private under Capts. Montgomery, Swearlinger and Finlay, Cols. Marckey and Broadhead, in 8th Pa. One year Morgan Ride Co. Was in battle of Borgume and others. Application for pension Sept. 15, 1818. Res. Fleming Co., Ky., and allowed. Ref. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Rolls p. 92. Children ----- Mary, m. James Hillis; Sarah, m. James Kitchen; Oliver, m. ---------------; William, m. Jane Curry; John, m. Ellen Beckett; Alexander, m. Hannah Morrison; Josiah, m. Lucinda Jones. Descendants ---- Nannie H. Ross (8), Margaret Miller English.


For further family information please see:
The Oliver Miller Homestead, a pioneer Landmark and Whiskey Rebellion Site is located in Allegheny County's South Park, Pennsylvania.
Family links: 
  Oliver Miller (1720 - 1782)
  Mary Tidball Miller (1723 - 1813)
  Margaret Bowier Miller (1765 - 1836)*
  Alexander Boyer Miller (1802 - 1890)*
  Nancy Ann Miller Spicknall (1803 - 1875)*
  Nathan B. Miller (1805 - 1872)*
  Josiah Miller (1806 - 1890)*
  Sarah Miller Cochran (1745 - 1813)*
  Alexander Miller (1747 - 1830)*
  Thomas Miller (1749 - ____)*
  John Miller (1752 - 1835)
  Elizabeth Miller McKee (1755 - ____)*
  Jane Miller Boyd (1759 - ____)*
  Oliver Miller (1761 - 1783)*
*Calculated relationship
John Miller, Died: Sept. 11, 1835;
Margaret Miller, Died: Sept. 10, 1836;
Margaret J., Daughter of A. & H. Miller,
Died: Dec. 3, 1848
Aged: 20 y, 10 mo

Military Headstone: John Miller, PVT Continental Line Revolutionary War, Dec. 10, 1752, Sept. 11, 1835, Hurst Cemetery
Hurst Cemetery
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Row 8
Created by: Denica
Record added: Sep 24, 2009
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John Miller
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John Miller
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