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Pvt Jacob Miller
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1795
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1861
Darke County
Ohio, USA

Jacob Miller was born on March 17, 1796, in Pennsylvania or Kentucky. Unlike his non-associator Miller forebearers, he served in the War of 1812, in Captain William Van Cleve's Company of Riflemen from Montgomery County, Ohio, from May 21 to July 24, 1812. He was stationed on the "Ohio Frontier," which for 1812 was Greenville, Darke County, Ohio.

He married seventeen-year old Mary "Polly" Michael, daughter of Jacob Michael and Mary Mayer, on September 29, 1816, in Montgomery County, Ohio. She was born on April 18, 1799. Jacob, Polly, and their two oldest sons David C. and Michael moved from Montgomery County, Ohio, to Darke County, Ohio, in the wagon pictured sometime before 1819 and located on Harris Creek, Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio. It is said that Jacob Miller left Montgomery County with 15 cents in his pocket, which he spent for help in crossing the Stillwater River. He cut his own road most of the way from Covington and finally settled on the north side of the Harris Creek Road, east of Oakland Church. They were among the earliest settlers of Adams Township—the Census of 1820 reporting Jacob Miller, with a family of five then living in that township. After building a cabin in 1820, Jacob cut down 22 big oak trees to prevent them from falling on his rude structure in case of a storm. This shows the density of the primeval forest. Between 1823 and 1837, Jacob and Mary had eight more children: John Jacob, Mary, Sarah, Emanuel Charles, Henry, Esther, Susan, and Martin.

Mary died on March 27, 1842, in Adams Township, Darke County, Ohio. After her death, Jacob married Mary Rohrer, daughter of Jacob Rohrer and Susannah Butterbaugh, and widow of James Waggoner, on January 5, 1843, in Montgomery County, Ohio. Jacob died on October 8, 1861.

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Info from: Index to the grave records of Soldiers of the War of 1812 buried in Ohio, Miller, Jacob b. 1796 d. 1861 buried in Miller cemetery, Adams Twp. Darke Co. WPA Survey P.47 in 1943.

Also listed in Cemetery readings of 1966 completed by Lois Ann Baker.

In 2014 cemetery has been cleaned and 2 stones are standing.
 
 
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 Parents:
  David Miller (1757 - 1845)
  Magdalena Abigail Maugans Miller (1767 - 1833)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Michael Miller (1799 - 1842)*
 
 Children:
  David C. Miller (1817 - 1900)*
  Michael Miller (1819 - 1884)*
  John Jacob Miller (1823 - 1897)*
  Mary Miller Bigler (1825 - 1908)*
  Sarah Miller Bashore (1827 - 1899)*
  Emanuel Charles Miller (1828 - 1903)*
  Henry M. Miller (1831 - 1904)*
  Esther Miller Warner (1833 - 1908)*
  Martin J Miller (1837 - 1909)*
 
 Siblings:
  Michael Miller (1784 - 1856)*
  Ester L. Miller Miller (1787 - 1861)*
  Elizabeth Miller Fackler (1791 - 1863)*
  Catherine Miller Overholser (1791 - ____)*
  Jacob Miller (1795 - 1861)
  Nancy Miller Martin (1800 - 1823)*
  Susannah Miller Martin (1801 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WAR 1812
aged 65y.7m.21d.

 
Burial:
Miller Cemetery
Darke County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Natalie Herdman
Record added: Jun 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27912219
Pvt Jacob Miller
Added by: JOYCE GARRETT- JONES
 
Pvt Jacob Miller
Added by: Natalie Herdman
 
 
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From your great-great-great-great-grandson. Thank you for your service.
- Anthony Swinger
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
"WAR OF 1812" We Honor Your Service
- History Hunter
 Added: Jun. 4, 2014
Rest Sweetly.
- Karen Higman-Austin
 Added: Jan. 16, 2013
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