An American Family History


John Miller

The first European settlements in Maryland were made in 1634 when English settlers created a permanent colony.
The Holston River flows from Kingsport to Knoxville.
map by Kmusser

John Miller was born about 1750 in Baltimore County, Maryland. He was the son of John Miller and Elizabeth Hicks.

He married Malinda Royston. Malinda was the daughter of Benjamin Royston.

In 1774, a John Miller was in Looney's Company.

The Miller family came to Sullivan County around 1776 from Pennsylvania.

John Miller (1775, married Sarah Pignon, Pigmon),
daughter (married Abraham William Sampson),
Catherine Miller (1784, Nathan Webb),
Richard Miller (1785, married Catherine Mottern),
Thomas Miller (1788, married Jemima Hicks, daughter of Isaac Hicks),
Sarah Miller (1792) married John Wassom)
Daniel Miller (1798, married Mary), and
Mary Miller (married Jacob Hicks).

John Miller signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.

In 1784, John received a warrant for land in Sullivan County, Tennessee. At that time it was in North Carolina.

Land Grant no. 570
State of North Carolina
to John Miller
50 shillings for every 100 acres
240 acres in Sullivan Co, NC
on the waters of Beaver Creek the waters of the Holston River
adj: John Vance, John Gilbert, Evan Shelby, Daniel Miller & John Bealer

John died about 1823 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Sullivan County is in far northeast corner of Tennessee between North Carolina and Virginia and was originally part of those states. It was formed in 1779 when it was divided from Washington County.

Lush forests in Colonial America allowed settlers to build wooden homes.

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.





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