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ROBERT MILLER FAMILY

 

1. Robert MILLER married Elizabeth SMITH .

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. "Major" John MILLER was born on 21 Sep 1752.


Second Generation

2. "Major" John MILLER (Robert) was born on 21 Sep 1752 in Sherman's Valley, Cumberland
County, Pennsylvania.

John Miller was the founder of Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky. He was one of the earliest settlers of this section of the state and is the ancestor of many descendants resident of Bourbon and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky still living in those Counties. "Major" John Miller, along with his brother Robert Miller and several others emigrated from Pennsylvania to Kentucky in 1775, having been persuaded to do so by the Governor of Virginia. The Governor gave each of them a pre-emption grant of four hundred acres of land in that section of Kentucky which was then a part of Fincastle County, Virginia. The long and hazardous journey through the wilderness was made on foot and the sturdy pioneers arrived at their destination without serious difficulty.
John Miller, his brother Robert, William McClelland and William Steele had the vision to see the special advantages and attractions of what is now Millersburg precinct, Bourbon County, and secured their respective allotments of land. In addition to his grant of four hundred acres, John Miller entered an additional tract of one thousand acres, which he secured at the very low price of twenty shillings per hundred acres. While they were surveying their lands they were continually menanced by the Indians. One time William Steele was wounded by one of the Indians. Concerning the conditions and incidents touching the lives of these pioneers the following pertinent record has been written by George W. Bryan, who was one of the representative citizens of Millersburg. It is paraphrased in the reproduction of the article......
"To protect their families from attack and siege of the Indians, each of the Millers built
upon his lands a log block house or fort. John Millers was built near the present boundary line of Bourbon and Nicholas Counties, on the land now owned by his great grandson William M. Layson. Robert Millers' home was near the big spring on Isaac Chanslor's farm. These block houses were loop-holed and sufficiently large to accommodate the families of the neighboring settlers, who often fled to them for refuge from the Indians.
After planting a few acres in corn by simply tickling the rich soil with the hoe, the
pioneers returned in the latter part of the year to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then down the Ohio in flat boats, intending to land at Limestone, Maysville, and then to proceed to their settlement, forty miles distant over the "Old Buffalo Trace", which is now the Maysville and Lexington turnpike road.
The danger in making the voyage down the river came not from the water, but from
the shore. From tree and bush; rock and ravine, the deadly bullet and the flint-head arrow dipped in poison kept constantly on the alert the harrassed men, compelling them to keep their boats in the middle of the river, in order to be out of range. Even with all their precautions, Robert Miller was a victim to one of their attacks and his body fell into the river and into the hands of the Indians. Because of this the travelers did not land at Maysville as they had planned, but continued their river journey to Beargrass, Louisville, Kentucky where there was a settlement and fort. It was not thought safe to settle upon their lands until about 1785-86. Still they were often subject to sudden attacks by wandering bands of Indians from beyond the Ohio, who resented the occupation of their hunting grounds by whites.

"Major" John Miller married Ann MCCLINTOCK

They had the following children:

+ 3 M i. Robert Eakin MILLER was born about 1781. He died on 20 Jan 1860.

+ 4 M ii. James MILLER was born on 11 Jul 1791. He died in 1878.

+ 5 M iii. Alexander S. MILLER was born on 5 May 1795. He died on 6 Jan 1870.

6 M iv. John MILLER was born on 13 Nov 1783 in Louisville, Kentucky. He died on 20 Oct 1827. John married Cassandra WEST on 7 Oct 1808 in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Cassandra was born about 1790. She died about 1833.
John and Catherine had 9 children. John was killed by a runaway slave
whom he was returning to his master.

7 F v. Elizabeth Jane MILLER was born on 10 Jul 1785 in Kentucky. Elizabeth married James BAKER .
Elizabeth and James had 11 children. In the late 1820's early 1830's the
family moved from Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky to
Callaway County, Missouri.


8 F vi. Jean MILLER was born on 10 Jul 1785 in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky. She died on 15 Nov 1843 in Shelby County, Missouri. Jean married (1) Alvin WEST about 1803 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Twin to Elizabeth. Jean and Alvin had 8 children. Jean and husband #2
moved from Millersburg County, Kentucky to Boone County, Missouri after their marriage in 1827. In 1838 they moved to Shelby County, Missouri.

Alvin died just before the War of 1812.

Jean married (2) John Swan HUGHES in 1827 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

+ 9 M vii. Joseph MILLER was born on 17 Jan 1788. He died in 1853.

+ 10 M viii. William MILLER was born on 23 Aug 1789. He died on 9 Jun 1839.


+ 11 F ix. Ann MILLER was born about 1797.


Third Generation

3. Robert Eakin MILLER ("Major" John, Robert) was born about 1781 in Louisville, Kentucky.
He died on 20 Jan 1860 in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Robert married Jane
MCCLELLAND daughter of William MCCLELLAND and Martha MILLER on 9 Jan 1800 in
Bourbon County, Kentucky. Jane was born in 1780 in Kentucky.

Jane and Robert had a double ceremony with Joseph McKim and sister, Martha McClelland.

His father gave the plat of land upon which the townsite of Louisville, Kentucky was located. He was a well to do farmer, lived 1/2 mile south of Millersburg, Kentucky.

1850 Robert had $35,000 in real estate in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Living next door to him was his brother Alex S. Miller.

1840 Bourbon County Robert had 14 male slaves, 10 female slaves.
His brother Alex had 19 male slaves, 11 female slaves, and was living next door in 1850 Bourbon County, Kentucky.

Robert and his brother John owned a store in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1808; he was a cashier at the Bank of Hinkston Exporting Company, the first bank in Bourbon County, Kentucky according to a note dated 8 Nov 1819. He was quite wealthy and left his property and slaves to his family when he died.

Article in Missouri Historical Review;
Disturbance in the slave quarters.....
"Once inside, the rather dumb negro was soon pressed into telling what was going on. It had been planned, he said for the negroes of three families the Millers, the McKims, and the McCutchans, to kill the whites of their homes and rousing what others they could in that part of the county, to make their escape to Illinois."

Robert and Jane had the following children:

+ 12 F i. Martha McClelland MILLER was born on 25 Aug 1799. She died on 30 Nov 1839.

+ 13 F ii. Louisa Jane MILLER


4. James MILLER ("Major" John, Robert) was born on 11 Jul 1791 in Bourbon County,
Kentucky. He died in 1878 in Williamstown, Missouri. James married Nancy Walton BAKER .
James served in the War of 1812; was one of the soldiers who marched to the relief of Fort Dearborn (Chicago, IL) after the massacre. He was wounded in the Battle of Fort Wayne. Right after the war he married. He and wife had 8 children, the first born in Millersburg, Kentucky and the youngest born in Lewis County, Missouri where the family had settled in 1838. Eldest son John A. Miller did not move with the family choosing to stay in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky. In 1850 James owned 18 slaves. Millersburg, in Bourbon County, Kentucky was named after his father, who was one of the first pioneers of Kentucky.

James and Nancy had the following children:

14 M i. John A. MILLER

+ 15 F ii. Hetta A. MILLER was born about 1817. She died after 1860.

16 M iii. Joseph Edwin MILLER was born on 3 Jun 1841 in Lewis County, Missouri.


5. Alexander S. MILLER ("Major" John, Robert) was born on 5 May 1795 in Bourbon
County, Kentucky. He died on 6 Jan 1870 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

1840 Alex and his family is living in Bourbon County and has 19 male slaves, 11 female slaves, and 12 people agriculturally employed

1850 they are still in Bourbon County; he is a farmer with $48,150 in real estate, which was quite quite wealthy in those days. He lives next to his brother Robert

Alexander and Martha had total of 10 children.

One of their many grandchildren, Charles Alexander Miller, married Lutie PIPER, sister of Betty Jean PIPER. There were no children from Alexander marriage #2.


Alexander married (1) Martha Harris "Patsy" MCCLELLAND daughter of William MCCLELLAND and Polly BAKER on 26 Mar 1817 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Martha was born about 1801 in Kentucky. She died on 8 Jul 1854.

They had the following children:

17 M i. Robert Alexander MILLER was born about 1828 in Kentucky.

18 M ii. Joseph A. MILLER was born about 1830 in Kentucky.

19 F iii. Ann MILLER was born about 1832 in Kentucky.

20 F iv. America MILLER was born about 1839 in Kentucky.


Alexander married (2) Ann C. PELHAM in Oct 1858 in Kentucky.

9. Joseph MILLER ("Major" John, Robert) was born on 17 Jan 1788 in Bourbon County,
Kentucky. He died in 1853 in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky. Joseph married (1)
Patty Orr MCCLELLAND daughter of James MCCLELLAND and Rachel FIGHT on 22 May
1814 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Patty was born on 17 Nov 1792 in Millersburg, Bourbon
County, Kentucky.

Patsy and Joseph had 5 children.


Joseph and Patty had the following children:

21 M i. Joseph William MILLER married Adella MCCLELLAND .


Joseph married (2) Polly MCKEE on 23 Dec 1809 in Kentucky. Polly died about 1810 in Kentucky.


10. William MILLER ("Major" John, Robert) was born on 23 Aug 1789 in Bourbon County,
Kentucky. He died on 9 Jun 1839. William married Margaret MCCLINTOCK on 21 May
1818 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

William served in the War of 1812. William and Margaret had several children.

They had the following children:

22 M i. John Clark MILLER married Jane E. MCCLELLAND .
Jane is sister of Martha Ann R. McClelland.


11. Ann MILLER ("Major" John, Robert) was born about 1797 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
Ann married William TALBOT

They had the following children:

23 M i. Benjamin TALBOT

24 F ii. Martha TALBOT


Fourth Generation

12. Martha McClelland “Patsy” MILLER (Robert Eakin, "Major" John, Robert) was born on
25 Aug 1799 in Kentucky. She died on 30 Nov 1839. Martha married William Frazier BAKER
son of Thomas BAKER and MILLER on 15 Sep 1817 in Bourbon Co,KY. William was born on
18 Oct 1797 in Kentucky. He died on 2 Jun 1859.

They had the following children:

+ 25 F i. JoAnn BAKER was born on 2 Oct 1824. She died on 3 Jul 1915.

26 F ii. Rachel M. BAKER was born on 10 Apr 1821. She died on 1 May 1857.
Rachel married FORSYTHE .

27 M iii. Horatio I. BAKER was born on 6 Nov 1822.

28 M iv. Robert E. BAKER was born on 18 Apr 1826. He died on 23 Feb 1843.

29 M v. Thomas M. BAKER was born on 27 Jan 1828. He died in Jan 1851.

30 M vi. Horace W. BAKER was born on 6 Sep 1829. He died on 18 Mar 1831.

31 F vii. Martha Orr BAKER was born in 1832. She died in 1832.

32 F viii. Jane McClelland BAKER was born on 10 Nov 1819 in Kentucky.
Jane married M. W. PURNELL on 12 Apr 1838.

33 F ix. Louisa Jennie "Jane" BAKER .


13. Louisa Jane “Jennie” MILLER (Robert Eakin, "Major" John, Robert) married William
Elisha MCCLELLAND son of Robert MCCLELLAND and Elizabeth AMMON on 26 Apr
1821 in Kentucky. William was born on 1 Jan 1800 in Bourbon County,Kentucky. He died on 26
Jun 1864 in Kentucky. He was buried in Kentucky.

1840 Bourbon County, Kentucky census show William and family and they had 11 male slaves, 8 female slaves, and 10 people employed in agriculture.

Kentucky Straight News, Bourbon County, Kentucky Death Notices
Elizabeth McCLELLAND, 20th of Mar, eldest daughter of William McCLELLAND residing near Millersburg; 16 years of age. (dated 2 apr 1841/p.618).

William McCLELLAND on Sunday last, at his residence near Millersburg; in his 66th
year of age (dated 1 Jul 1864/p 608) Mrs

William and Louisa had the following children:

34 M i. Robert Miller MCCLELLAND was born on 6 Sep 1822 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Robert married (1) Frances SUGGETT in 1849.
Robert married (2) Fanny TAYLOR in 1858.

35 M ii. William MCCLELLAND was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

36 M iii. Elisha MCCLELLAND .

37 M iv. Thomas MCCLELLAND married Camelia Covington KNOX on 25 Nov 1848.

38 F v. Martha Ann Randolph MCCLELLAND was born in 1832. She died in 1907. Martha married William Henry Harrison PIPER on 23 Sep 1852.


15. Hetta A. MILLER (James, "Major" John, Robert) was born about 1817 in Kentucky. She
died after 1860 in Missouri. She was buried in Missouri. Hetta married Samuel Horatio
MCKIM son of Joseph MCKIM and Martha Jane "Patsy" MCCLELLAND about 1834. Samuel
was born on 12 Feb 1807 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He died on 26 Sep 1887.

1835 Samuel is in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Samuel allegedly came to Lewis County, Missouri in 1837; 1840 Samuel and family are in Canton, Lewis County, Missouri; 1850 in Canton, Lewis County, Missouri he owned 5 slaves in 1850 ; 1860 still living in Canton town, Lewis County, Missouri with his wife and children he had assets of $16,000 and $2500. That was quite wealthy in those days.

Certificate # 20953 has Samuel H. McKim of Lewis County, Missouri has full payment made by him for the east half of the north west quarter of section thirty two in township sixty three of range seven west in the district of lands subject to sale at Palmyra, Missouri containing 88 acres; dated 10 Nov 1841 in the Bureau of Land Management.

Article in Missouri Historical Review;
Disturbance in the slave quarters.....
"Once inside, the rather dumb negro was soon pressed into telling what was going on. It had been planned, he said for the negroes of three families the Millers, the McKims, and the McCutchans, to kill the whites of their homes and rousing what others they could in that part of the county, to make their escape to Illinois."

Samuel and Hetta had the following children:

+ 39 F i. Nancy Lee A. MCKIM was born on 22 Feb 1835. She died in 1877.

+ 40 M ii. Joseph Morton MCKIM was born on 13 Mar 1836. He died on 12 Jan 1903.

41 M iii. James W. MCKIM was born in 1840 in Lewis County, Missouri. James married Isabella LONGUEMIARE on 11 Jul 1865 in Lewis County, Missouri.
Have a copy of marriage license.

+ 42 M iv. John MCKIM was born in 1842.

43 F v. Hetta A. MCKIM was born in 1848 in Lewis County,Missouri. She died after 1870.

44 M vi. Elisha MCKIM was born in 1851 in Missouri.

45 M vii. Samuel H. MCKIM was born in 1859 in Lewis County,Missouri.


 

 

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