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October 2012

Daniel MILLER (Sr.)4 (1755-1822)

11HB. Daniel Miller (Sr.)4 was born on April 8, 1755, in Frederick County (likely modern-day Washington County), Maryland. He married Elizabeth Ulrich in 1774 in Frederick (Washington) County and fathered 10 children:

11HBA. Stephen William Miller 7 Mar 1775 13 Jan 1851 (75)
11HBB. Jacob A. Miller 20 Nov 1776 1858 (81)
11HBC. Daniel Miller (Jr.) 30 Jul 1779 Bef. 1822 (<42)
11HBD. David Miller 30 Jul 1781 1 Dec 1851 (70)
11HBE. Samuel B. Miller 17 Mar 1785 27 Nov 1867 (82)
11HBF. John B. Miller 15 Dec 1787 11 Jun 1856 (68)
11HBG. Isaac Miller5 8 Dec 1789 Aug 1822 (32)
11HBH. Susan B. Miller (1790) --  -- 
11HBI. Abraham Miller 5 May 1794 19 May 1855 (61)
11HBJ. Elizabeth Poe Miller 8 Apr 1796 8 Nov 1871 (75)
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Daniel Sr. was most likely born in the western third of Frederick County, Maryland, which was later established as Washington County in 1776. This region was settled by German immigrants who came by way of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the late 1720s.

The Miller family moved from Washington County north into the Appalachian Mountains to Woodbury Township (now New Enterprise, Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania, likely in the early 1780's upon conclusion of the American Revolutionary War. Daniel is first noted there in 1785[Tax 1785] (then part of Frankstown Township) and by 1788 had acquired 429 acres, 3 horses, and 3 cows.[Tax 1788, Cen 1790] Most of Elizabeth's siblings had moved there as well by 1788.

"Woodberry" / Morrison's Cove
"Woodberry" Township, in 1788, likely comprised the central region of Morrison's Cove, which has since been divided into Woodbury, South Woodbury, and Bloomfield townships in Bedford County, and North Woodbury and Taylor townships in Blair County to the north.

Daniel's father sold his estate back in Maryland and moved to Campbell County, Kentucky, in 1795. That same year, Daniel and brother David became founding members of O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio and Daniel served as the first local minister. Daniel and brother David lived south of Goshen, in Clermont County, at the corner of Goshen Road and the Woodville Pike.

Daniel's father died in 1799 and Daniel inherited 200 acres in Hamilton Township, Warren County. This lot lie along the northwest corner of a larger 1,800-acre tract that his father owned and divided among his siblings. The unincorporated village of Comargo now lies in the northeast corner of the lot.[Deed 1828]

Between 1800 and 1802, Daniel moved north to Preble County (then part of Montgomery County), west of Dayton. "The early Dunkers were farmers: Clermont County soil was heavy clay, there were much better farmlands north."[COBNet]

December 2010

Right around the time that Daniel moved to Preble County, Daniel and David purchased plots from Ohio land magnate William Lytle (1770-1813), in Clermont County, on May 9, 1801. Daniel's lot measured 100 acres (91 poles by 177 poles [1501.5' by 2,920.5']) for $200 and David's, a triangular 204 acres, he bought for $400.[Deed 1801] Daniel's plot lie between Captain William Barret's survey (Virginia Military Reserve Survey Tract 710) to the north and David's triangular tract to the south. The lot is estimated to lie to the south of Smith Road, paralleling Ohio State Route 28 (perhaps referred to as "Goshen Road," as noted above) about 840 feet to the northwest, and up to the intersection of Smith Road and Fay Road (believed to be the southern corner of Survey 710). Daniel and Elizabeth sold this property on April 28, 1809, to Alexander Hughey for $600, tripling what they paid for it eight years earlier. Daniel and Elizabeth were noted as living in Montgomery County at the time (likely referring to Preble County, which was only formed the previous year).[Deed 1809]

Daniel continued to minister in Preble County and eventually headed up the Four Mile church in neighboring Union County, Indiana, in 1809.[COBNet]

During the War of 1812, life was tense from the threat of Indian attack on the frontier. "There were no local incidents, unless a couple lost horses were actual Indian thefts. The Indian fear swept everywhere. Several people "escaped" transient Indian "War" parties, but they were so good that the Indians had not gotten close to them. It is reported that some even carried guns coming to Dunker church services at Four Mile."[COBNet]

Daniel Miller, Sr. died in Preble County, Ohio on August 22, 1822, at the age of 67. He is buried at Sugar Hill German Baptist Cemetery near West Alexandria in Preble County, Ohio.

After Daniel's death, his heirs sold the 200-acre lot in Hamilton Township, Warren County, that he inherited from his father, to nephew-in-law Benjamin Eltzroth for $500.[Deed 1828]

Elizabeth (Ulrich) Miller died in Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, 12 years later in September 1834. She was in her late 70s or early 80s.

Sources
  • Tax 1785: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Frankstown Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Tax 1788: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Cen 1790: 1790 Census, (Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Deed 1801: 9 May 1801, Deed Book 1, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1809: 20 Apr 1809, Deed Book F5, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1828: 7 May 1828, Deed Book 2, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 26 Aug 1828
  • COBNet: Rummel, Merle C., "Frontier Journal," Jan 1999. Church of the Brethren Network <http://www.cob-net.org/docs/brethrenlife_journal.htm>

David MILLER4 (~1757-1845)

11HC. David Miller4 was born on either December 1, 1757, or January 17, 1758 in Frederick County (likely present-day Washington County), Maryland. He married Magdelena Abigail Maugans2, a native of present-day Washington County, Maryland, and fathered nine children:

11HC1. Michael Miller 10 May 1784 18 Dec 1856 (72)
11HC2. Lydia Miller (1785) (1805) (20)
11HC3. Esther Miller 30 May 1787 21 Apr 1861 (73)
11HC4. Catherine Miller (1791) >1860 (>69)
11HC5. Elizabeth H. Miller5 1793 4 Apr 1865 (71)
11HC6. Jacob Miller 17 Feb 1795 8 Oct 1861 (66)
11HC7. Susannah Miller (1798) (1852) (54)
11HC8. Nancy Miller 1800 1822 (22)
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The Millers likely began their marriage in Washington County, Maryland, and then moved northwest into the Appalachian Mountains of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, settling in the area of Morrison's Cove, Woodbury Township, in the mid-1780's upon the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War. Here they began their family. In 1788, the Millers owned 479 acres, three horses, and two cows in "Woodberry" Township. Magdalena's brother and David's sister, Gabriel and Esther (Miller) Morgan, also lived nearby.[Tax 1788]

David's father sold his estate back in Maryland and moved to Campbell County, Kentucky, in 1795. That same year, David and elder brother Daniel became founding members of O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio. Five of Magdalena's Maugan siblings were also among the congregation. Daniel and David lived south of Goshen, in Clermont County, at the corner of Goshen Road and the Woodville Pike.

December 2010

Daniel and David purchased plots from Ohio land magnate William Lytle (1770-1813), presumably in Goshen Township, on May 9, 1801. Daniel's lot measured 100 acres for $200 and David's, a triangular 200 acres (300 poles by 300 poles by 218 poles [4,950' by 4,950' by 3,597']), was bought for $400.[Deed 1801] This triangular tract, later more accurately noted as 204 acres, appears to conform to a southwestern portion of Virginia Military Reserve Survey tract 3775 with the southwest corner of the property at the intersection of present-day Ohio State Route 28 and Woodville Pike. From there a 300-pole leg runs northeast along Ohio State Route 28 (perhaps referred to as "Goshen Road," as noted above) and the other 300-pole leg runs east along Woodville Pike. This location is further suggested by reference to the adjacent property of "Andrew Magrew" [McGrew/Megrue] (1760-1823) to the south.[Deed 1806] Megrue owned tracts to the south and west of survey tract 3775.

After their father's death, David and brother Abraham, as estate administrators, concluded the purchases of 1,800 acres and an adjacent lot of 200 acres north of O'Bannon Creek in Clermont and Warren counties from Ohio land magnate William Lytle (1770-1813) in 1803 for a total of $2,200.[Deed 1803] These tracts conform to Virginia Military Reserve Survey tracts 3790 and 3791 in the southeast corner of Hamilton Township, Warren County, and with about 162 acres crossing over into Goshen Township, Clermont County. They are roughly bounded in the north by the community of Comargo, on the east by Cozaddale and Stony Run, and encompassing the communtiy of Dallasburg in the southwest.

The Miller children made an agreement among themselves to divide this 2,000 acres north of O'Bannon Creek into ten 200-acre parcels. Soon after, reportedly by 1802, David moved north to Randolph Township in Montgomery County, northwest of Dayton. "The early Dunkers were farmers: Clermont County soil was heavy clay, there were much better farmlands north."[COBNet] David and Magdalena sold the 204-acre, triangular lot that they had purchased in 1801, to James Jones for $1,020 on October 29, 1806. Jones turned around and sold tract to Andrew McGrew before his purchase was even completed.[Deed 1806]

Magdalena Abigail (Maugans) Miller died in Randolph on March 24, 1833. She was 65 years old.

David Miller died 12 years later on August 18, 1845, in Randolph, at the age of 87. David is buried at his old homestead at present-day 9476 Haber Road in Randolph, along with his son Michael, and several descendants who make up a family cemetery of 20 graves.

Will Excerpt

David Miller is the earliest proven line of our Miller family. An extract of his will in Montgomery County, Ohio:

"David Miller, Randolph Twp, dated Feb 12 1842, rec Aug 26 1845, sons Michael and Jacob Miller, dau Esther wife of John Miller, Susan wife of Joseph Martin, Elizabeth Fockler<sic>, children of her first husband, Isaac Miller, decd, children of dau Nancy decd, grandson David Shively, granchildren Mary, Susan and Magdelena Overholser, dau of Abraham Overholser decd, shares of their mother Catharine Overholser. Exec son Jacob Miller, Jacob Weybright. Wit John Sherrer and John Mishler."

Sources
  • Tax 1788: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Cen 1790: 1790 Census, (Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Deed 1801: 9 May 1801, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1803: 7 Sep 1803, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 9 Nov 1803
  • Deed 1803: 7 Sep 1803, Clermont County, Ohio; recorded 14 Dec 1803
  • Deed 1803: 28 Dec 1803, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 11 Apr 1804
  • Deed 1803: 28 Dec 1803, Clermont County, Ohio; recorded 28 Apr 1804
  • Deed 1806: 25 May 1806, Deed Book E4, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1806: 29 Oct 1806, Deed Book E4, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Randolph Township, Miami County, Ohio
  • Cen 1830: 1830 Census, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

Susannah (MILLER) ULRICH (1759-)

11HD. Susannah Miller was born on March 2, 1759. She married Daniel Ulrich/Ulery (Jr.) of Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, in 1780. They had as many as 10 children:

11HDA. Susanna Ulrich/Ulery 1782 1862 (80)
11HDB. Elizabeth Ulrich/Ulery (1783) --  -- 
11HDC. Jacob Miller Ulrich/Ulery (1786) 1821 (35)
11HDD. Magdalena Ulrich/Ulery 1786 1838 (52)
11HDE. John Ulrich/Ulery 18 Jul 1788 22 May 1848 (59)
11HDF. Christina Ulrich/Ulery (1791) --  -- 
11HDG. Esther Ulrich/Ulery (1794) --  -- 
11HDH. Mary Ulrich/Ulery (1797) 1848 (51)
11HDI. Hannah Ulrich/Ulery (1799-1803) --  -- 
11HDJ. Sarah Ulrich/Ulery (1802-1803) 1868 (66)
Miller-Ulrich/Ullery Family

Daniel Ulrich/Ullery (Jr.) is variously reported as the son of Daniel Ulrich (1720-), and grandson of Stephen Ulrich2 (1680-1748); or Daniel Ulrich (1735-1792), and grandson of Stephen Ulrich (1710-1785).

Susannah's elder brother Daniel Miller4 married Elizabeth Ulrich4, who was likely Daniel's aunt or cousin.

Susannah's younger sister Hannah married Daniel Ulery, who was of an unknown relationship.

After Susannah's father died, her father left 2,000 acres in Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio, to divide among her surviving siblings. Susannah's share was the central, 200-acre lot, which was transferred to Daniel on September 22, 1809, for a nominal sum of $1. They were still living in Somerset County, Pennsylvania at the time.[Deed 1809]

Daniel Ulrich/Ulery (Jr.) died in March, 1813, in Conemaugh Township, Cambria County, Pennsylvania.[Heiss 1979] He was about 57 years old.

It has been said that Susannah remarried soon after Daniel's death to Armal Snider, but little is known about that marriage.

Some time after Daniel's death, Susannah and daughter Magdalena Stutzman traveled west to Elkhart County, Indiana,[Heiss 1979] perhaps around 1829, when Susannah's sister Magdalena Cripe moved there.

Susannah (Miller) Ulery died on August 17, 1831, in Elkhart County, Indiana.[Heiss 1979] She was 72 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1790: 1790 Census, (Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Deed 1795: 31 Dec 1795, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Cen 1800: 1800 Census, Quemahoning Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
  • Deed 1802: 9 Jan 1802, Hamilton County (now Warren County), Ohio
  • Deed 1809: 22 Sep 1809, Deed Book 2, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 25 Sep 1809
  • Heiss 1979: Heiss, Willard. "This is the Histra of the Ulrey and Leers." Genealogy, Issue 44, Apr 1979. Indiana Historical Society.

Christina (MILLER) SNELL (1761-1815)

11HE. Christina Miller was born on December 4, 1761, in Washington County (then part of Frederick County), Maryland, likely near Hagerstown. She married Johannes Heinrich "Henry" Snell about 1780, likely in Washington County. They had as many as 14 children. After Christina died, Henry remarried and had four more children:

11HEA. Catherine Snell (1781) (>1850) (>69)
11HEB. John Snell 1782 (1840-1845) (61)
11HEC. Jacob Snell 1783 (<1833) (<49)
11HED. Magdalena Snell 13 Mar 1785 (<1827) (<42)
11HEE. Adam R. Snell 21 Jul 1786 25 Sep 1861 (75)
11HEF. Daniel Snell 22 Mar 1788 26 Jun (1861) (73)
11HEG. George Snell 1790 1850 (60)
11HEH. Henry Snell (Jr.) 1792 1876 (84)
11HEI. Samuel Snell 11 Oct 1793 Jan 1794 (3 mos.)
11HEJ. Polly Snell 20 Oct (1795) (<1827) (<33)
11HEK. Elizabeth Snell 28 Oct 1797 1830 (32)
11HEL. Samuel Snell 28 Feb 1800 (>1828) (>28)
11HEM. William Snell 5 Nov 1801 29 Jul 1886 (84)
11HEN. Sarah Snell 17 Mar 1803 17 Mar 1829 (26)

--  Ransom Snell 28 Sep 1818 21 Sep 1897 (78)
--  Permelia Snell 21 Jan 1821 24 Mar 1843 (22)
--  Julia Ann Snell 27 Oct 1822 18 Jul 1882 (59)
--  Joseph Snell 17 Nov 1826 8 Dec 1893 (67)

The Snell family moved to Kentucky by 1975, about the same time that Christina's parents and siblings moved to Campbell County, Kentucky. They later crossed the Ohio river north to Warren County, Ohio, in the early 1800s, likely around the time that she and her siblings inherited land in Warren County from their father.

Upon Christina's father's death, her siblings divided up their father's 2,000 acres that lay north of O'Bannon Creek in Hamilton Township, Warren County, northeast of Cincinnati. Christina's share was the 200-acre, northeast lot, which was transferred to Henry on September 22, 1809, for a nominal sum of $1.[Deed 1809, Tax 1816-1826] The unincorporated village of Cozaddale borders the southeast.

Christina (Miller) Snell died in Warren County on March 7, 1815, at the age of 53. She is buried at Ingle Cemetery near Pleasant Plain, Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio.

Two years after Christina's death, Henry remarried to Permelia (Strong) Atkens, the widow of Philip Atkens, on December 15, 1817. She was 27 years his junior (and younger than his eldest three children). He was 61 years old, she 33. They had four more children in Warren County.

Henry Snell died in Warren County on October 6, 1827, at the age of 70. He is also buried at Ingle Cemetery.

Permelia was widowed with four children between the ages of 9 months and 9 years. She lived on in Hamilton or adjacent Salem Township another 33 years.[Cen 1840-1860]

Permelia (Strong Atkens) Snell died in 1860 in Warren County. She was about 76 years old.[Cen 1860]

Sources
  • Deed 1809: 22 Sep 1809, Deed Book 2, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 25 Sep 1809
  • Tax 1816-1826: 1816-1826 Tax Records, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1840: 1840 Census, Salem Township, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 13 Sep 1850 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 6 Jun 1860 Census, Maineville Post Office, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio

Abraham MILLER (1764-1859)

11HG. Abraham Miller was born in Frederick County (now Washington County), Maryland, on April 28, 1764. He married Catherine Maugans, the sister of his sister-in-law, Magdalena (Maugans) Miller2, about 1785 in Maryland. About two years prior, Abraham's elder brother, David4, married Catherine's younger sister, Magdelena2. Abraham and Catherine reportedly had as many as 15 children!

11HGA. Stephen Miller 1785 --  -- 
11HGB. Emanuel Miller 9 Aug 1787 3 Jun 1853 (65)
11HGC. Catharine Miller 1791 --  -- 
11HGD. Jacob Miller 1793 --  -- 
11HGE. Susan Miller 1796 --  -- 
11HGF. Sarah Miller 1798 --  -- 
11HGG. John B. Miller 13 Nov 1799 14 Dec 1853 (54)
11HGH. Nancy Miller 1802 --  -- 
11HGI. Mary Miller 1804 --  -- 
11HGJ. Matthias Miller (21) Sep (1806) 23 Jul 1891 (84)
11HGK. Elizabeth Miller 1806 --  -- 
11HGL. Abraham Miller (Jr.) 1809 --  -- 

Abraham and Catherine, along with two of Abraham's elder brothers and five of Catherine's siblings, were among the founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in Clermont County in 1795.

After their father's death, Abraham and brother David4, as estate administrators, concluded the purchases of 1,800 acres and an adjacent lot of 200 acres north of O'Bannon Creek in Clermont and Warren counties from Ohio land magnate William Lytle (1770-1831) in 1803 for a total of $2,200.[Deed 1803] These tracts conform to Virginia Military Reserve Survey tracts 3790 and 3791 in the southeast corner of Hamilton Township, Warren County, and with about 162 acres crossing over into Goshen Township, Clermont County. They are roughly bounded in the north by the community of Comargo, on the east by Cozaddale and Stony Run, and encompassing the communtiy of Dallasburg in the southwest.

In the course of administering his father's estate on April 22, 1805, Abraham sold his 200-acre, east-central share to William Spence for $400.[Deed 1805]

December 2010

Abraham purchased a 100-acre portion of Virginia Military Reserve Survey 3132 (unlocated), in Clermont County, from Thomas and Martha Paxton on November 1, 1806, for $300.[Deed 1806] Later, on July 11, 1811, an error along the southwest property line was corrected and 18 acres and 25 poles (25/160) are restored to Abraham.[Deed 1811] I have yet to locate this property, but believe it is near Virginia Military Survey 2194, which lies south of Loveland in Miami Township, Clermont County.

December 2010

A few months later, Abraham purchased another 100-acre plot from William and Eliza N. Lytle for $100 on February 25, 1807.[Deed 1807] This trapezoidal property lies with Joseph Carrington's Virginia Military Survey 631 along the west and conforms to a plot forming the western half of a southern strip of Virginia Military Survey 2019, which is about 1 mile southeast of Loveland in Miami Township, Clermont County.

December 2010

Abraham acquired 345 acres, a portion of Virginia Military Survey 2193, which was granted to William Broughton in Goshen Townhip, Clermont County, on December 24, 1807, as part of Broughton's tax arrears settlement. This land lies to the north of modern-day Fay Road, beginning about Susan Drive, and runs 341.5 poles (5,634.75') northeast along Fay Road and crosses O'Bannon Creek. Abraham sold it six months later to Benjamin Fisher on June 24, 1808, for $160. At the time the property bordered Robert Campbell to the northwest, Peter Seiber to the southwest, and Andrew Shederley (Shetterly) to the southeast.[Deed 1807-1808]

The Millers moved about 17 miles west to Sycamore Township in neighboring Hamilton County by 1850[Cen 1850]

Abraham Miller died, presumably on his 95th birthday, on April 28, 1859, variously reported in the southwestern counties of Warren, Hamilton, or Clermont.

Catherine (Maugans) Miller died died in sometime after 1860, presumably in Ohio. She was in her late 90s.[Cen 1860]

Sources
  • Cen 1790: 1790 Census, (Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Deed 1803: 7 Sep 1803, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 9 Nov 1803
  • Deed 1803: 7 Sep 1803, Clermont County, Ohio; recorded 14 Dec 1803
  • Deed 1803: 28 Dec 1803, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 11 Apr 1804
  • Deed 1803: 28 Dec 1803, Clermont County, Ohio; recorded 28 Apr 1804
  • Deed 1805: 22 Apr 1805, Deed Book 1, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 13 May 1805
  • Deed 1806: 1 Nov 1806, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1807: 25 Feb 1807, Deed Book E4, Clermont County, Ohio; confirmed 22 Jul 1807
  • Deed 1807: 24 Dec 1807, Deed Book F5, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1808: 24 Jun 1808, Deed Book F5, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 12 Aug 1850 Census, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 7 Jun 1860 Census, Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

Sarah (MILLER) NEYFONG (~1766-<1799)

11HH. Sarah Miller was born about 1766 in Frederick County, Maryland, (now in Washington County). She married Andrew Nifong/Neyfong about 1786 and likely moved to Kentucky with her parents and siblings around 1796. She died prior to her father's death in 1799, perhaps in her early 30s. They are not know to have had any children.

November 2010

Upon Sarah's father's death, her siblings divided up their father's 2,000 acres that lay north of O'Bannon Creek in Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio. Andrew received her share of 200 acres from the Miller estate on September 22, 1809, for the nominal sum of $1.[Deed 1809] This lot lay in south-central section of his father-in-law's main 1,800-acre survey. The modern-day, unincorporated village of Dallasburg lay in the west of this lot.

December 2010

Andrew purchased 150 acres from Major General William Lytle (1770-1831), the so-called "Father of Clermont County," in Virginia Military Survey 3776 in the southern portion of Goshen Township, Clermont County, on October 16, 1816, for $470. This parcel measured 80 and 82 poles by about 211 poles, plus a 22-acre section, 78 by about 45 poles, along the northeast line. It bordered property of Jacob Adams to the west, Valentine Flegal to the north, and Jacob Stroup and Nathan Shumard to the east.[Deed 1816] This tract is estimated to be at the intersection of present-day Woodville Pike and Ohio State Route 132, and runs from there to the southeast.

Andrew remained in Goshen Township through at least 1830[Cen 1820,1830; Tax 1820-1824] and apparently kept the 200-acre Hamilton Township tract inherited from his father-in-law, but did not live there as recorded in property taxes through at 1826.[Tax 1819-1826]

Andrew sold 100 acres in Clermont County to Philip Huffman by 1833.[Deed 1833]

Sources
  • Deed 1809: 22 Sep 1809, Deed Book 2, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 23 Sep 1809
  • Deed 1816: 16 Oct 1816, Deed Book 13, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Tax 1816-1826: 1816-1826 Tax Records, Warren County, Ohio
  • Tax 1820-1824: 1820-1824 Tax Records, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 1820 Census, Goshen Township, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Cen 1830: 1830 Census, Goshen Township, Clermont County, Ohio

Esther (MILLER) MORGAN (1769-<1828)

11HJ. Esther Miller was born on February 13, 1769, in Frederick County (now Washington County), Maryland. She married Gabriel (Maugans) Morgan, the brother of Catherine and Magdelena2, who had earlier married Esther's elder brothers, Abraham and David4. Esther and Gabriel had at least six sons and two daughters:[Cens 1820]January 2011

1IHJx. Jacob Morgan (1786-1790) --  -- 
1IHJx. Esther Morgan (1786-1794) (1820) -- 
1IHJx. John Morgan (Sr.) (1794-1800) --  -- 
1IHJx. Joseph Morgan (1794-1804) --  -- 
1IHJx. Abraham Morgan (1794-1804) --  -- 
1IHJx. Morgan (1794-1804) --  -- 
1IJHx. David Morgan (Sr.) (1801-1802) --  -- 
1IHJx. Morgan (1804-1810) --  -- 
Morgan Children
January 2011 I am slowly piecing together Esther and Gabriel's children from property tax records from 1816 to 1826. An 1826 summary of personal property lists Esther, John, John Jr., Jane, Daniel, Daniel Jr., and Jacob. The property taxes show Gabriel with six parcels in 1816. In 1817, Esther takes over 466 acres in Virginia Military Survey 4239, which is adjacent to the inherited Survey 3790; Jacob acquires a piece from 3790; and John an unidentified parcel. In 1819, Joseph acquires a parecl in Survey 4333, to the northwest of 4239. John becomes associated with Survey 4239 in 1821. Finally, two Daniels and a second Jacob show up in 1826; one Daniel in 3790 and the other apparently acquires a parcel in 3334 from Joseph as Joseph is no longer recorded; Jacob acquires a parcel in Survey 3793 to the northeast of 3790. Daniel Swank, husband of daughter Esther, who held land in Survey 3334 in 1817 is noted in 1826 with holdings in Survey 4239.

Gabriel Morgan reportedly died on November 1, 1822, however, Esther began paying annual taxes on 466 acres in Warren County in 1817, indicating he died in late 1816 or early 1817. Esther was also annotated as the head of household in the 1820 census.[Cens 1820] Gabriel was therefore around 37 or 43 years old.

After Gabriel's death, Esther held on to 466 acres in Hamilton Township through 1819 and sold 200 acres by 1820. Son Jacob took possession of 200 acres and son John took possession 100 acres. John may also have held the 95-acres parcel from Donnel and parcels of 200 and 100 acres for a time but these tax record entries were scratched out in 1817.[Tax 1817]

Esther (Miller) Morgan died before 1828 in Warren County, Ohio. She was in her late 50s or 60s.

Sources
  • Tax 1816-1822: 1816-1822 Tax Records, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio

Magdalena (MILLER) CRIPE (1770-1842)

11HK. Magdalena Miller was born on April 25, 1770, in modern-day Washington County, Maryland, (then part of Frederick County). She married Daniel Cripe (Sr.), of the Jacob Greib family, likely in western Pennsylvania (Bedford and Blair counties). Daniel's father was a first cousin to Elizabeth (Ulrich) Miller, who earlier had married Magdalena's eldest brother, Daniel4. The Cripes probably migrated with the German Baptist Brethren to Kentucky and Montgomery County, Ohio. The had as many as six children:

11HK1. Mary "Polly" Cripe 8 Jan 1797 1868 (70)
11HK2. Samuel D. Cripe 16 Oct 1799 22 Jun 1862 (62)
11HK3. Benjamin Cripe (1800-1801) 1855 (54)
11HK4. John Cripe 11 Oct 1802 1886 (84)
11HK5. Daniel Cripe, Jr. 29 May 1805 17 Dec 1883 (78)
11HK6. Emanuel Cripe 7 Oct 1806 1893 (86)
November 2010

After Magdalena's father died in 1799, her father left 2,000 acres in Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio, to divide among her surviving siblings. Magdalena took cash in lieu of land and the property.

The Cripe family continued west to Elkhart County, Indiana, in 1829, acquired land two miles south of Goshen in 1830, built a small cabin, and with the help of neighbors constructed a plow with a wooden mouldboard. According to tradition, Daniel was the first settler to plow a furrow on the Elkhart Prairie.

Daniel preached to pioneer families in German and organized the first Brethren congregation in the area, just southwest of Goshen, in 1830, becoming its first elder and minister.[Dorrel, Cen 1830]

Magdalena (Miller) Cripe died on May 25, 1842, in Elkhart County. She was 72 years old.

Daniel lived on another 17 years and by 1850 was living with his son Emanuel in Elkhart Township. His wife's nephew and niece, Elder John B. and Esther Miller, also lived next door.[Cen 1850]

Daniel Cripe died on December 10, 1859, in Elkhart Township, at the age of 87.

100 years later, Magdalena's and Daniel's remains were removed to West Goshen Cemetery on May 28, 1961.

Sources
  • Cen 1830: 1830 Census, Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Cen 1850: 11 Sep 1850 Census, Elkhart Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Dorrel: Dorrel, Ruth. Pioneer Ancestors of Members of the Society of Indiana Pioneers. 1983.

Mary (MILLER) CREAMER (1774-1840)

11HL. Mary Miller was born in 1772 in Washington County, Maryland (then part of Frederick County). She married John Creamer (Cramer) and started their family in Maryland. They had 12 children:

11HLA. Salome "Sarah" Creamer 10 May (1786) 26 Feb 1836 (49)
11HLB. Susannah Creamer 23 Jun 1793 1870 (76)
11HLC. Mary "Polly" Creamer (1796) (1883) (87)
11HLD. Catherine Creamer 24 Dec 1798 9 Dec 1835 (36)
11HLE. Elizabeth Creamer 1800 1831 (31)
11HLF. John Creamer (Jr.) (1801-1802) (1853) (52)
11HLG. Hannah Creamer (1803-1804) (1853) (50)
11HLH. Daniel Creamer (1804-1805) (1859) (55)
11HLI. Sarah Creamer (1805-1806) 1883 (76)
11HLJ. Nancy Creamer (1807-1808) 1883 (75)
11HLK. David Creamer (1809-1810) 1872 (61)
11HLL. Esther Creamer (1811-1812) (1883) (72)

Mary and John probably moved to Kentucky about 1795 when her father and siblings moved to Campbell County. They then moved to Warren County, in southwestern Ohio, by 1802, about the time that her siblings became founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in neighboring Clermont County in 1802. Their last seven children were all likely born in Warren County.

After Mary's father died, her father left 2,000 acres in Hamilton Township, Warren County, to divide among her surviving siblings. Mary's share was the 200-acre, north-central lot, which was transferred to John on April 22, 1805, for a nominal sum of $1.[Deed 1805] They lived on this lot through at least 1826.[Tax 1816-1826]

John Creamer died on March 12, 1829, likely in Warren County, Ohio, at the age of 64. He is buried at the Cozaddale-Murdock (Ford's) Cemtery in Hamilton Township.

After John's death, Mary lived with her eight youngest children in Hamilton Township[Cen 1830]. That number dwindled to her four youngest children by 1850.[Cen 1850-1860]

Mary (Miller) Creamer died on September 26, 1863, in Warren County, at about the age of 91. She is also buried at the Cozaddale-Murdock (Ford's) Cemetery.

Sources
  • Deed 1805: 22 Apr 1805, Deed Book 1, Warren County, Ohio; recorded 4 May 1805
  • Tax 1816-1826: 1816-1822 Tax Records, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1830: 7 Feb 1830 Census, "Hopkinsville" (Hamilton Township), Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 6 Sep 1850 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 20 Jun 1860 Census, Fosters Crossings Post Office, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio

Hannah (MILLER SNIDER) SHEPLEY (1774-1840)

11HM. Hannah Miller was born on June 7, 1774, in Washington County, Maryland (then part of Frederick County). She may have married Daniel Ullery about 1790. Little is known of him. She later married Arnold (or Andrew) Snider about 1793 in Pennsylvania and had 10 children. He died during the War of 1812 and Hannah remarried to Samuel Shepley on December 6, 1813. They had a daughter together:

11HMA. John Snider (1794-1800) --  -- 
11HMB. Jacob Snider 1796 --  -- 
11HMC. Susannah Snider 28 Nov 1798 1 Jan 1841 (42)
11HMD. Daniel Snider 9 Dec 1800 23 Jan 1889 (88)
11HME. Abraham Snider 10 Aug 1802 27 Aug 1849 (47)
11HMF. Mary "Polly" Snider 30 Apr 1804 30 Dec 1867 (63)
11HMG. Elizabeth Snider 5 Jun 1806 19 Apr 1874 (67)
11HMH. Esther Snider (1810) (1845-1852) (35-42)
11HMI. David Snider 9 Dec 1811 5 May 1841 (29)
11HMJ. William Snider 23 Dec 1812 25 Oct 1869 (56)

11HMK. Hannah Shepley 11 Oct 1816 18 Jun 1849 (32)

Hannah and Arnold probably moved to Kentucky about 1795 when her father and siblings moved to Campbell County. Their first four children are reported to have been born in Kentucky, the first, Daniel, reportedly born in Cold Spring, Campbell County. They then moved to Warren County, in southwestern Ohio, by 1802, about the time that her siblings became founding members of the O'Bannon (Stonelick) Church, the first German Baptist Brethren congregation in Ohio, which was organized in neighboring Clermont County in 1802. The rest of their children are held to have been born in Warren County.

After Hannah's father died, her father left 2,000 acres in Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio, to divide among her surviving siblings. Hannah's share was the 200-acre, west-central lot, which was transferred to Arnold on April 22, 1805, for a nominal sum of $1.[Deed 1805]

Arnold Snider enlisted in the Colonel (James) Mills' 1st Regiment, Ohio Militia, in Captain Theopholis Simonton's Company of Riflemen as a private on March 23, 1813. He served at Fort Meigs along the Maumee River in northwest Ohio, under General William Henry Harrison. He apparently weathered the 9-day seige by British and Indians in May 1813, but died the following month on June 22, 1813.

Private Arnold Snider was buried at Fort Meigs Cemetery, in Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio. He was 43 years old.

Widowed, Hannah's children ranged between the ages of 7 months and about 17 years. Two years after Arnold died, she remarried to Samuel Shepley, on December 6, 1815. He was seven years Hannah's junior--he 34 years old and she 41 years old. They had a daughter in 1816 and the following year Samuel was appointed as guardian for Hannah's five youngest children, ages 4 through 13. They lived on the property Hannah inherited from her father in Hamilton County.[Tax 1816-1826]

Hannah (Miller Snider) Shepley died on August 22, 1840, in Warren County, Ohio. She is buried at the Cozaddale-Murdock (Ford's) Cemetery in Hamilton Township, Warren County. She was 66 years old.

Samuel Shepley died five years later on June 4, 1845, at the age of 63. He is also buried at Cozaddale-Murdock (Ford's) Cemetery.

Sources
  • Tax 1816-1826: 1816-1826 Tax Records, Warren County, Ohio
  • Cen 1840: 1840 Census, Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio