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.
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.