Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Simon Miller

Male Abt 1708 - 1799  (~ 91 years)

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  • Name Simon Miller 
    Born Abt 1708  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Nov 1799  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I115596  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 

    Father Simon Miller,   b. 1670, Sittingbourne Parish, Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1720, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F18594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella MNU Miller,   b. Bef 1724,   d. Aft 1767, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1740  Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Benjamin Miller,   b. Bef 1732, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1752, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)  [natural]
     2. Simon Miller,   b. Aft 1737, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1806, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 67 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Miller,   b. 1737, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Alice Miller,   b. Abt 1736, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)  [natural]
     5. Lydia "Elizabeth" Miller,   b. 1754, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Eleanor 'Nelly' Miller,   b. Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F16713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Simon Miller Sr., grandfather of Lewis Markham

      James Hughes 2005-08-29 21:34:51
      Fredericksburg Court Record Search

      Court Record Data
      Context Extract
      Bridge a bridge across the north branch of the Rappahannock River was built by William Richards in order to improve access to timber & his saw mills
      Death Simon Miller died in Nov. 1799
      Deed of Gift Simon Miller Sr. & Isabel Miller, his wife to James Hord - Culpeper Co. - 1767
      Defendant William Richards (exor.); Simon Miller (decd.)
      Deponent / Affiant Aaron Bledsoe; John Markham (69); William Markham; Nelly Strother; Elender Strother (aka Eleander Strother) (60); Bennet Nooe; Winnefred Branham; Rawleigh Palmer; Lewis Richards; Kellis Hord; Margaret Watts (aka Peegey Watts); Thomas Fallis (45); John Strode (70); Lewis Markham (40); Enoch Mason; Traverse Daniel; Alexander Morson; Robert Hening; Robert Crutcher; James Withers; Edward Withers; James Hume (64)
      Family Edward Withers was the brother of the Mr. Withers who married a daughter of James Hord
      Family Simon Miller Jr. & Benjamin Miller, sons of Simon Miller Sr.
      Family Mary Benson, granddaughter of Simon Miller Sr.
      Family Nelley Miller, John Miller & Barbary Miller, children of Benjamin Miller
      Family Simon Miller Sr., grandfather of Lewis Markham
      Family Isabella Miller, wife of Simon Miller Sr.
      Family one of the sons of James Withers married a daughter of James Hord
      Locality Culpeper Co.; Stafford Co.; KY (Bourbon Co.); King George Co.; Orange Co.
      Marriage Thomas Strother -mr- Nelly Miller, daughter of Simon Miller Sr.
      Marriage William Richards -mr- Lydia Miller (aka Eliza Miller), youngest daughter of Simon Miller Sr. by his second wife
      Marriage John Markham -mr- Alice Miller, daughter of Simon Miller Sr.
      Marriage FNU Withers -mr- FNU Hord, daughter of James Hord
      Marriage James Hord -mr- Mary Miller (aka Molly Miller), daughter of Simon Miller Sr., about 1755
      Mill William Richards erected girst mills & saw mills on land given him by Simon Miller Sr.
      Plaintiff James Hord (decd.); James Hord (exor.); Thomas Brooks (exor.)
      Slave Berry; Daphne; Field; Austin; Vicey & child Robin; Thornton; George - property of William Richards
      Slave Sylla; Mingo; Daphney; Willis; James; Jesse; Padro; Andrew; Isaac; Spencer; Harry; Toney; Austin; Fielding; Moses; old Jack; Hannah & child Abner; Charlotte & children Maria, Caty, Thornton, Eliza & Henarater; Lucy; Cloe; Charity & child Berry; Clara (aka Clary) & children Vina (aka Vinie), Henry, Corbin, Delphia & Phillip; Dolly & child Hamlet; John; Henry; Hannah & children Juliet, Abner, Polley, Daniel, Dolly; Dolly & children Paris, Hamblet & Walden; Dafney & child Jubiler; Lucy & children Johnathan, George, Daniel; Vicea & child Robbin; Barbery; Charity & her child Berry; Tom; Guy; Jupiter; Silvey - property of Simon Miller Sr.
      Tenant tenants on land bought by Simon Miller from Thomas Strother - Mr. Brown; Mr. Watson; Mr. Colbirds; Mr. Thomas Brooks
      Tract Mr. Miller moved from Culpeper Co. to Stawthars in Stafford Co. about 1796
      Tract William Richards moved onto about 800 acres of land of Simon Miller Sr. in Culpeper Co. near the point of the fork of the Rappahannock River
      Will Simon Miller Sr. - no recording info - 1783
      Administrative Information
      Record title Brooke & Hord's exors vs Richards exr.
      Year recorded 1813
      Collection CR-SC-H
      Record ID 142-16
      End Notes
      Preserved by City of Fredericksburg
      Processed by Margaret Anne Crickman
      Extracted by Barry L. McGhee
      Extracted on 9/5/2002

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      James Hughes 2005-08-31 15:48:46
      LAWSUIT Part One James Hord vs William Richards Administrator of the estate of Simon Miller

      This suit concerned several slaves that were gifts to the daughters of Simon Miller, specifically, Alice Markham, who died 1775. Although it is part of a different law suit, it deals with depositions of the same people involved in the Hord vs Miller/Richards suit and was going on at the same time.

      23 August 1806- Deposition of Mary Hord, aged about 69- at the house of John West in Stafford County, Virginia.- A daughter of the late Simon Miller of Stafford County, Virginia. and Whole sister of the mother” of William and Lewis Markham. She said her father gave a negro to each of his son in laws upon their marriage. In 1786 Mr. Thomas Strother who married on the deponant’s sisters was about to go to Kentucky and he asked Mr. Miller if his gift to him was without resercvations and Simon Miller acknowleged the slave was a gift.

      23 August 1806- Deposition of James Hord- aged 35- at the home of John West- stated " about 20 years ago when Mr. Thomas Strother decided to move to Kentucky, Mr. Simon Miller told him that he [Miller] had no claim to the negro given him. That Mr. Miller had given each of his married daughters a nego when they married”, viz: Mrs. Strother, Mrs. Hord and Mrs. Markham.

      21 November 1807- deposition of Eliza Richards- aged 53- a daughter of Simon Miller, deceased, late of Stafford County, Virginia. She stated that " she was under the impression that the descendants of the slave given by Simon Miller to John Markham upon his intermarriage with Alice, daughter of Simon Miller, were to go to the children of the said Alice upon the death of John Markham and that John Markham had indicated to her that this was his pleasure and intention.

      21 November 1807- Deposition of James Richards- aged 32. Taken at the house of John West in Stafford County, Virginia. He states at the time that John Markham sold the slaves , Mr. Simon Miller, the father in law of John Markham, " was a very old man and never left his own house”; however, Mr. Miller heard about the sale of the slaves and took John Markham to task about it. Markham smoothed it over, and Mr. Miller never knew the differencce. [ slaves in question would have issue from the slaves given to Alice Miller , wife of John Markham, as a wedding gift from Simon Miller to his daughter ].

      08 October 1808 the deposition of Peter Conway, taken in Fauquier County,Va. who describes himself as a brother in law of John Markham, dec’d..
      Question: Do you recollect that it was reported that Mrs.Alice Markham was in a state of prgancy when she married to the said John Markham, dec’d.
      Answer: I do not remember that it was reported at the time of her marriage, but I believe it was reported after her child was born that it came before the usual time but how long before I cannot say.

      09 May 1811 in the County of Stafford, the deposition of Mrs. Jane Markham, widow, aged 55 and upwards. She married John Markham in April 1781.
      1730-1735 Essex County, Virginia Will Book 5; [Antient Press]; Page 75-76
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we SIMON MILLER and THOMAS HAWKINS are held and firmly bound unto WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD Esqr., THOMAS WARING, SALVATOR MUSCOE, JAMES GARNETT, RICHARD TYLER JUNR. & ALEXANDER PARKER Gent. Justices of Essex County in the sum Five hundred pounds Sterling this xxith day of March MDCCXXXI. The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound Simon Miller Guardian of THOMAS GRESHAM his heirs shall well & truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Orphan all such Estate or Estates as soon as the sd Orphan shall attain to lawful age or when thereunto required by the Justices of the peace for the County of Essex as also to save & keep harmless the sd Justices from all trouble that shall or may arise about the sd Estate Then this obligation to be void . . .
      Simon Miller
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the xxist Thomas Hawkins of March MDCCXXXI (those bound) acknowledged this bond to be their act & deed which is admitted to record
      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Oct. 25, 1734. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., to Simon Miller, planter. Lease of 100 a. in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., on N. side Rapidan, etc., etc. "Simon Miller and John Allistone, son of Robt. Allistone," etc. Thomas Lewis, Simon Miller, John Blackeley. Nov. 5, 1734.
      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      25 May 1738, O.S. p. 312
      Simon Miller is hereby made overseer of the road from Geremanna to bridge quarter in the Room of Robt: Lines and its ordered that ye said Simon Miller clear ye sd road & keep the bridges in repair in ye sd precinct according to Law.
      1765-1769 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book E; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 38-39.
      16 Sept. 1765. Bond of Simon Miller, Junr., of Culpeper County to Simon Miller, Senr., of same. For £2000 sterling. Several disputes have arisen between Simon Junr. and Simon Miller Senr. concerning Simon Miller Junr.'s claim to part of his father's estate. In order to put an end to the disputes Simon Miller Senr. hath delivered and put into the possession of his son a tract of land lying in King George containing 200 acres and four Negroes slaves named Tom, Lucev, Guy and Jubiter, with which Simon Miller Junr. doth acknowledge himself to be fully satisfyed as his full proportion of his father's estate and doth oblige himself that neither he, his heirs, executors or administrators shall ever hereafter make any claim or demand either in law or equity of any part of the real or personal estate of his father.
      Simon Miller Junr.
      Wit: Geo. Hume, John Hastie, William Dulany, John Rector, John Johnston.
      19 Sept. 1765. Proved by George Fume, William Dulany and John Johnston.
      1765-1769 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book E; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 444.
      17 Sept. 1767. Simon Miller and Isabel his wife of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, to James Head of same. For divers good causes.200 acres ... on the Rapidan River otherwise called the South river ... on a small branch ... to the river ...
      Simon Miller
      Wit: John Johnston, Willm. Underwood, George Kinnard.
      15 Oct. 1767. Proved by John Johnston, William Underwood and George Kinnard.

      1765-1783 King George County Deed Book 5, (Mary Marshall Brewer); pp. 1194
      18 Dec 1770. Deed. SIMON MILLER Junr of Culpeper Co for 60 pounds sold to JANE HORD (HOARD) of KG widow a 200 a. tr of land now in the possession of the said JANE HORD binding on Rappahannock River 12 mi above the falls, THOMAS STROTHER, JOSEPH STROTHER's estate, JAMES HORD, SIMON MILLER of Fauquier Co & ROBERT ELLISTONE., the same being conveyed to the said SIMON MILLER Junr by his father SIMON MILLER of Culpeper Co ... . Wit: CAVIN LAWSON, ARTHER MORSON, WILLIAM NEWTON, THOMAS HORD, A BUCHANAN.
      1765-1783 King George County Deed Book 5, (Antient Press); pp. 1194-1194a
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth day of December in year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Seventy Between SIMON MILLER JUNR., of County of CULPEPER of one part and JANE HOARD of County of King George of other part Witnesseth that said SIMON MILLER for sum of Sixty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JANE HORD and to her heirs all that tract of land now in the actual possession of JANE HORD lying in County of King George containing by estimation Two hundred acres be the same more or less and binding as well on the RIVER RAPPAHANNOCK above twelve miles above the FALLS thereof, the same being conveyed to said SIMON MILLER, party to these presents, by his Father, SIMON MILLER, of County of CULPEPER and all the houses, orchards commodities and hereditaments belonging; To have and to hold the tract of land and premises unto JANE HORD and SIMON MILLER JUNIOR for himself his heirs the tract of land hereby conveyed unto JANE HORD her heirs against all persons shall warrant and forever defend by these presents, In Witness whereof the said SIMON MILLER JUNIOR hath set. his hand and seal the day month and year above written, SIMON MILLER JUNR, SARAH MILLER
      1778-1779 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book I; [Antient Press]; Page 455-458
      THIS INDENTURE made the 26th of January 1779 Between ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD esquire and ELIZABETH his Wife of County of SPOTSYLVANIA of one part and SIMON MILLER of County of Culpeper Witnesseth that said Alexander Spotswood and Eliza his Wife for Twelve hundred and fifty pounds Curt. money hath this day sold unto the said Simon Miller his heirs land in Culpeper County and bounded Begining on the South side of the North River at a Maple near a small Island thence along a line formerly run by RICHARD YOUNG near STANTONs now SLAUGHTERs line to a pine adjoining Mr. BOWLES ARMISTEADs line thence along the line by said Young Between Colo. Spotswood and Mr. Armistead down Gils Run to a Corner white oak being the Corner tree between CHARLES BENSON and COLO. JOHN SPOTSWOOD thence along the dividing line between said Benson and Spotswood to a Locust on the North River thence up the river to the begining. And Whereas some doubts may arise from a claim that might be made by MAJR. JOHN SPOTSWOOD his heirs or assigns in order to remove the same the said John Spotswood and SARAH his Wife hath become parties to this present Indenture confirming the same relinquishing all claim ..
      In presence of B. JOHNSTON, Alexander Spotswood
      WILLIAM RICHARDS, DANIEL JAMES Elizabeth Spotswood
      John Spotswood
      Salley Spotswood
      Memo of an Agreement Between Alexander Spotswood andSimon Miller the said Spotswoods sells unto said Miller Fifteen hundred acres of land on the Rappahannock River called the North River but if on a Survey the said tract shall be found to contain more land the overplus is to be allotted unto the said Alexander Spotswood where it shall be the least prejudicial to the said Miller and in case it should not contain Fifteen hundred acres of land that what is wanting shall be made up out of any land the said Spotswood may have claim or own adjoining the same but in case said Spotswood has no land adjoining that then the said Simon Miller is never to have any claim against the said Alexander Spotswood his heirs for such a deficiency. In Witness whereof the parties hath set their hand .
      Witness present B. JOHNSTON, A. Spotswood
      At a Court held for Culpeper County the 17th of May 1779
      This Indenture from Alexander Spotswood and Elizabeth his Wife and John Spotswood and Sally his Wife was partly proved by the Oath of Benjamin Johnston a witness which was ordered to be C and at a Court held the 21st day of June 1779 was further proved by
      the Oaths of William Richards and Daniel James and ordered to be recorded.

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