An American Family History


Peter Miller -

  There were two Peter Millers in Washington County at the same time and they are often confused.  

Peter Miller married Elizabeth Boone about 1773 in Frederick (now Carroll) County, Maryland.

Peter and Elizabeth's children probably included:

Mary Miller (1778, married Edward Reeves),
Jacob Miller
(1779, married Elizabeth Range, daughter of Peter Range),
John Miller,
Peter Miller, Jr. (1792, married Mary Hunt, daughter of Samuel Hunt),
Abraham Miller (1795)

The Miller family moved to the south branch of the Potomac River near Harper's Ferry in 1783, and on to Washington County, Tennessee.

Peter died about 1824.






from History of Tennessee

The first church established in Jonesboro was a Presbyterian Church. About 1790 Rev. Samuel Doak and Rev. Hezekiah Balch organized a church by the name of Hebron, four miles east of town. The members numbered from fifteen to twenty. The first ruling elders were Samuel Mitchell, Sr., Samuel Fain and John B. McMahon, to whom in a few years was added Joseph Young. For a time Mr. Doak preached at the houses of Adam Mitchell and Peter Miller, and at the courthouse in town....

Samuel H. Miller... was the eldest of ten children—nine of whom lived to be grown—and five of them are still living, of Peter and Mary (Hunt) Miller, natives of Washington County, Tenn. He served in the war of 1812 under Gen. Jackson. He was lieutenant of his company. Mr. and Mrs. Miller were active and devoted Christian workers in the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he was the leader of his congregation. He was a man of splendid natural abilities, and was highly respected by all.

He was a son of Peter and Elizabeth (Boone) Miller. Mrs. Miller was a cousin of Daniel Boone. Mr. Miller was born in Germany and after coming to the United States, married, and a year later came to Washington County. He had four sons and one daughter. He was a very devoted Christian worker in the Reformed Lutheran Church.


from Tennessee Records: Bible Records and Marriage Bonds by Jeannette Tillotson Acklen

The Jacob Miller above was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Boone Miller who were early settlers in East Tennessee. His wife Elizabeth Range, was a daughter of Peter and Susan Range, also early settlers in Washington County. Peter Miller, Sr., and Elizabeth Boone Miller had
Jacob Miller born 1779
James Miller;
Peter Miller, born 1792; and in War of 1812;
and Mary Miller, married a Reeves.

Johnson City, Tennessee is in Washington, Carter and Sullivan Counties. It was known as Brush Creek for the Creek than runs through it.

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