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About Robert Miller

The following is a retype from EARLY FRIENDS FAMILIES OF UPPER BUCKS, with Some Accounts of Their Descendants, by Clarence V(Vernon) Roberts, assisted by Warren S. Ely, Originally published Philadelphia, 1925, Reprinted Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., Baltimore MD 1975. Comments in ( ) are note inclusions from the publisher/writer; Comments in [ ] are from me personally:

Chapter XXXII MILLER FAMILY Beginning on Page 370

1.ROBERT MILLER, who settled in Richland Township about 1760, according to the family tradition, was born in the north of Ireland about 1736, and came to Pennsylvania at an early age accompanied by a sister Sarah Miller. They were redemptioners and served a short time, presumably in Bucks County, to pay for their passage. Sarah married later but to whom and at what time is unknown Robert Miller purchased, by deed dated 5 mo. 28, 1761, a farm of 88 acres in Richland on which he resided until 4 mo. 26. 1783, when, his wife having died, he sold his farm and went to Virginia, with the intention of settling there, but died before entirely closing out his affairs in Bucks County. Letters of administration were granted on his estate in Bucks County 5 mo. 8, 1787, as Robert Miller late of the state of Virginia, deceased to his eldest son James Miller of Chester County, Pa., who produced to the Register of Wills a certificate signed by his maternal grandmother Mary Shaw setting forth that he was the eldest son of the decedent. The inventory of his estate shows that the estate consisted chiefly of the bonds of Adam Scheetz, to whom he had sold his farm, sixty-eight pounds cash remaining in the hands of his son Samuel Miller and some small accounts against Joseph Burr, Edward Thomas, Abraham Ball, Samuel Shaw, Jr., and other residents of Richland and Milford Township. The account of the administration showed a net balance of two hundred and thirty-nine pounds. He as a member of the Associated Company of Richland Township in 1775 and probably saw active service in the field during the Revolutionary War. He married prior to 1760 Mary Shaw, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Nixon) Shaw, of Richland. She was born 5 mo 30, 1740, and died 11 mo. 14, 1779. (See No. 3, Chapter XLIII). Robert Miller was not a member of the Society of Friends and his wife was disowned by Richland Monthly Meeting for marriage to one not a member. Several of the family later united with the Society.

Tradition in the family relates that there was, in addition to children listed, a son, Robert Miller, Jr., but he is not mentioned in the distribution of the legacies bequeathed to the children of Robert and Mary (Shaw) Miller by the will of their grandfather, Samuel Shaw. [page 371] Children of Robert and Mary (Shaw) Miller: 2 James, b. about 1760; m. Mary Phillips 3 Mary, m. Nathan Walton (See No. 26, Chapter XLVII) 4 Samuel, b. 1763; d. 12-291839; m. Jane Jamison 5 Abigail, rem. to Va.; m. there, ---- Joal; later rem. to Ky. 6 Ann, rem. with her sister to Va., and is said to have been m. but to whom is unknown 7 Jane, b. about 1772; m. Jacob Hormell 8 Levi, b. 6-201774; d. 8 1838; m. first, Deborah Morris; second, Anna Hole 9 Hannah, d. 1821; m. Thomas Ball (See No. 24, Chapter VIII)

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Robert Miller's Timeline

1736
1736
1753
October 24, 1753
Age 17
Milford Twnshp, Somerset , Pennsylvania, United States
1754
1754
Age 18
1762
1762
Age 26
1787
May 8, 1787
Age 51
Pennslyvania, United States
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