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MILLER Family History, Part IV

October 2014

Stephen William MILLER (1775-1851)

11HBA. Stephen William Miller was born on March 7, 1775 in Washington/Frederick County, Maryland. He married Anna Barbara Coleman/Bohlman about 1796 and had four children:

11HBA1. Daniel Miller 30 Dec 1797 8 Jun 1879 (81)
11HBA2. Elizabeth Miller 1799 1874 (75)
11HBA3. Abraham Miller 4 Apr 1802 12 Apr 1876 (74)
11HBA4. Jacob B. Miller 1804 --  -- 

The Millers started their family in Kentucky, probably Campbell County where Stephen's parents and family had moved in 1795. Around the time that Ohio gained statehood in 1803, the Millers, as well as Stephen's parents and siblings, moved across the Ohio River into Ohio.

Stephen purchased 137¾ acres "on the head waters of O'Bannon Creek" from Ohio land magnates William and Eliza N. Lytle on June 9, 1809, for $276.[Deed 1809] The lot measured 160 by 130 perches or poles (2,640' by 2,145') with an additional 53 by 24 perches/poles (874.5' by 396') along the northwest corner.[Deed 1809] This tract is identified with Virginia Military Surveys 4240 and 4244 (unlocated) in Clermont County tax records[Tax 1816] and later as part of Survey 7091[Tax 1822-1824] about 2½ miles southeast of Goshen in the area of modern-day Moler and Manila roads.

Anna (Coleman/Bohlman) Miller died on January 26, 1810 or 1813, in Clermont County, Ohio. She was only 36 or 41 years old.

Sometime after Anna's death, Stephen moved north to the area of Montgomery and Preble counties, Ohio. There Stephen remarried to Emma (or Anna) Lesh, the widow of Peter Deardorff, in Preble County. She was nine years his junior.

February 2011

Stephen purchased 100 acres in the southwest corner of Township 3, Range 4 East (German Township), Section 4, from Philip and Eve (Kumler) Swartzel on June 13, 1814, for $300.[Deed 1814] This land correlates to a tract starting at the intersection of modern-day Kiefer Road and Shimp Road and running east 161 poles (2,657') to Boomershine Road and north 99-18/25 poles (1,645').

Stephen and Anna, then residing in Montgomery County, sold the 137.75-acre property to "John Brunser" (Brunson) on October 9, 1816, for $1,100. Curiously they reacquired this same lot from John and Hannah Brunson seven weeks later on December 2, 1816, for $777.48. The transaction was witnessed by Daniel Miller, ostensibly his father or son.[Deed 1816] At some point they sold it and then on January 24, 1820, again reacquired the same property from Jesse and Elisabeth Wood for $2,100.[Deed 1820] They retained the property through at least 1823.[Tax 1822]

Stephen William Miller died on January 13, 1851, in Montgomery County, Ohio, and is buried at Sugar Hill German Baptist Cemetery near West Alexandria in Preble County, Ohio. He was 75 years old.

His widow Emma lived another 13 years and died on September 3, 1864. She was just a few weeks shy of her 80th birthday.

Sources
  • Deed 1809: 9 Jun 1809, Deed Book G6, Clermont County, Ohio; signed 29 Jun 1810
  • Deed 1814: 13 Jun 1814, Deed Book D, Township, 3 Range 4 East, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Deed 1816: 9 Oct 1816, Deed Book O13, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1816: 2 Dec 1816, Deed Book O13, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Deed 1820: 24 Jan 1820, Deed Book U19, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Tax 1816-1817: 1816-1817 Tax Records, Clermont County, Ohio
  • Tax 1822-1824: 1822-1824 Tax Records, Clermont County, Ohio

Jacob A. MILLER, Sr. (1776-1858)

11HBB. Jacob A. Miller, Sr. was born on November 20, 1776, in Washington County, Maryland. He married Elizabeth Metzger in 1798 and had seven children. Elizabeth died in February 1832 at the age of 60. After Elizabeth's death, Jacob remarried to Catherine (Zimmerman) Stutsman, who had been previously married to Abraham Stutsman, by 1836 and had another five children; he was approaching 60 and Catherine about 31 at the time. All 12 children were born in Montgomery County, southwestern Ohio:

11HBBA. Daniel Miller (1800) 1835 (35)
11HBBB. Susannah Miller (1804) (1859) (55)
11HBBC. John A. Miller (1805) (1835) (30)
11HBBD. Jacob A. Miller, Jr. 12 Mar 1808 23 Apr 1901 (93)
11HBBE. Elizabeth Miller (1810) --  -- 
11HBBF. Catherine Miller (1818) --  -- 
11HBBG. Mary Miller (1820) --  -- 

11HBBH. Daniel Miller (1836) --  -- 
11HBBI. David Miller (1837) --  -- 
11HBBJ. Benjamin Miller (1838) (1924) (86)
11HBBK. Samuel Miller (1841) --  -- 
11HBBL. Jesse Miller (1844) --  -- 

Jacob A. Miller, Sr. died in 1858 in Montgomery County, Ohio. He was about 81 years old.

Catherine (Zimmerman Stutsman) Miller lived on another 25 years in Montgomery County. She died on March 16, 1883, at about the age of 77 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 9 Oct 1850 Census, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 10 Jul 1860 Census, Salem Post Office, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1870: 12 Jul 1870 Census, Vandalia Post Office, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1880: 22 Jun 1880 Census, Salem, Montgomery County, Ohio

Daniel MILLER (Jr.) (1779-<1822)

11HBC. Daniel Miller (Jr.) was born on July 30, 1779. He is believed to have had five children but little is known of him.

Daniel Miller died sometime prior to his father's death in 1822. He was therefore in his late 30's or early 40's at the time of his death.

David (B.) MILLER (1781-1851)

11HBD. David (B.) Miller was born on July 30, 1781, in Washington County, Maryland[Cen 1850] (his next elder brother's second birthday unless I've flubbed one of the dates). He married Mrs. Catherine (Schaeffer) Gephart, the widow of Johannes Peter Gebhart/Gephart (Jr.), in 1806. Catherine had two young children from her first marriage and gave David seven children. Catherine died in 1826 in Montgomery County, Ohio, around the age of 41. David later remarried to a woman named Martha, a native of New Jersey, about 1837 and fathered three more children[Cen 1850]:

-- Elizabeth Gebhart 2 Nov 1799 29 Aug 1884 (84)
-- John Gebhart 26 Feb 1801 19 Jan 1887 (85)

11HBDA. David B. Miller (3) Jun 1806 26 Sep 1881 (75)
11HBDB. Samuel Miller (1809) --  -- 
11HBDC. John David Miller 6 Apr 1812 10 Feb 1902 (89)
11HBDD. Elizabeth Miller (1813) --  -- 
11HBDE. Catherine Miller (1815) --  -- 
11HBDF. Lydia Miller (1817) --  -- 
11HBDG. Susan Miller (1819) --  -- 

11HBDH. Stephen Miller (1840) --  -- 
11HBDI. Michael Miller (1843) --  -- 
11HBDJ. Matilda Miller (5) Sep 1845 7 Oct 1861 (16)
March 2011

Peter Gebhart and George Moyer (Möyer) had property in Township 2, Range 5 East, Sections 9 and 10 (Miami Township). It ran between modern-day Upper Miamisburg Road and Lower Miamisburg Road from Jamaica Road east to the Great Miami River, across the river from Miamisburg. An irregular strip comprising a northern third of nearly 448 acres was allotted to George Moyer. Peter Gebhart was alloted the middle third of over 445 acres. The southern third was arranged to be sold to Johannes "John" Shuppert (Shüppart), Christopher Shuppert, and Daniel Mannbeck, in three 106-3/8-acre parcels for $200 each, but Peter Gebhart died prior to concluding the transactions. Catherine and Daniel Miller (presumably David's brother or father) petitioned the Court of Common Pleas in 1810 to complete the transactions as administrators of Gebhart's estate and to recognize David as acting on behalf of Peter and Catherine's minor children, Elizabeth and John Gebhart. Christopher and Hannah Shuppert turned around and sold their tract, the south-central tract, to Peter's cousins, Heinrich "Henry" Gebhart, Sr., for $300.[Deed 1810]

Catharine served as executor for the estate of Peter's uncle, Valentine Gebhart (1751-1810) in 1811. She and Peter's cousin, Philip Gebhart sold three 160-acres tracts in Township 3, Range 5 East, Section 2 (Jefferson Township) around the town of Drexel.[Deed 1811]

After Catharine's death in 1826, David moved to Indiana, probably in the 1830s, and remarried to Martha by about 1839.

David Miller died on December 1, 1851, in Elkhart County, Indiana. He was 70 years old.

After David's death, Martha remarried to Joel Applin and continued to reside in Elkhart Township with her three children.[Cen 1860]

Martha (Miller) Applin died on September 11, 1860, at the age of 60. She is buried at Baintertown Cemetery in Jackson Township, Elkhart County.[Grave]

Sources
  • Land 1810: Mikesell, Shirley Keller. Early Settlers of Montgomery County, Ohio. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1991
  • Deed 1810: 12 May 1810, Township 2, Range 5 East, Sec. 9-10, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 11 Sep 1850 Census, Elkhart Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 1 Aug 1860 Census, Goshen Post Office, Elkhart Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Grave: Cemetery, City, County, State, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>

Samuel B. MILLER (1785-1867)

11HBE. Samuel B. Miller was born on March 17, 1785, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He was born mentally deficient (legally declared as such in 1832 by a jury of seven in Montgomery County, Ohio) but lived into his early 80's in the care of his family.

Samuel lived with his nephew Abraham Miller in 1850[Cen 1850] in Madison Township (Trotwood), Montgomery County, Ohio. After this he is variously recorded as having lived with John B.'s sons, his nephews, Jacob Y., David Y., and John J. Miller.

Samuel Miller died on November 27, 1867, in Elkhart County, Indiana, at the age of 82 years. He is buried at the Hoke-Miller Cemetery in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, as was his brother John.

Sources
  • Cen 1850: 19 Oct 1850 Census, Madison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 25 Jul 1860 Census, Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana

John B. MILLER (1787-1856)

11HBF. John B. Miller was born on December 15, 1787, in Morrison's Cove, Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. John's family moved from Pennsylvania to Campbell County, Kentucky, in 1795 and then about the time of Ohio statehood in 1803, the family moved north from Kentucky to the area of Montgomery and Preble counties near Dayton in western Ohio. It was in Montgombery County that John married Esther Miller (11HC3), his first cousin and daughter of his uncle David Miller, around 1807. They raised 10 children and perhaps as many as 13:

11HBFA. Daniel Y. Miller 24 Mar 1808 1832 (23)
11HBFB. David Y. Miller 15 Apr 1809 4 Aug 1898 (89)
11HBFC. Abraham Miller Oct 1810 Apr 1896 (85)
11HBFD. Jacob Y. Miller 7 Jan 1812 9 May 1872 (60)
11HBFE. Samuel W. Miller 4 Mar 1816 16 May 1898 (82)
11HBFF. John J. Miller 1815 5 May 1880 (64)
11HBFG. Mary Magdalena Miller 21 Jan 1818 4 Dec 1911 (93)
11HBFH. Stephen G. Miller 7 Oct 1819 27 Aug 1912 (92)
11HBFI. Elizabeth S. Miller 13 Jul 1821 25 Aug 1897 (76)
11HBFJ. Esther Miller 5 Jul 1825 20 Dec 1905 (80)
(11HBFK.) Solomon Miller Oct 1826 Feb 1912 (85)
(11HBFL.) Catherine Miller (1829-1830) --  -- 
(11HBFM.) (Noah Miller) 30 Jan 1832 3 Oct 1902 (70)
Miller Cousins
About five years after John and Esther married, John's next younger brother, Isaac5, and Esther's younger sister, Betsy5, married each other.

John was a traveling German Baptist Brethren elder and a farmer. He was elected to the ministry in the Wolf Creek congregation in Randolph Township, Montgomery County. They remained in Randolph Township until 1829 when they moved north into adjacent Miami County where his ministry was with the Upper Stillwater congregation.

Acknowledgments
Thanks to research from Janice FENTEM, descendant of John B. and his son John J. Miller.

In 1835 the Millers moved northwest to Elkhart Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, just south of Goshen. There he helped organize the Turkey Creek (1837 or 1838) and Rock Run congregations (1853).

John and Esther lived next to suspected son Solomon, his wife Barbary and infant son Josephus, along with likely brother Noah and sister Catherine; and their uncle Elder David Cripe and cousin Emanuel Cripe in 1850.[Cen 1850]

In 1854 John, Esther, and John's elder brother Samuel, moved out to the farm of their son Jacob in neighboring Harrison Township to the west. Jacob's property lies north of county road 38 between county roads 9 and 11. There, as elder-in-charge, he organized the Yellow Creek congregation in 1856.

John B. Miller died in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, on June 11, 1856, at the age of 68. He is buried at the Hoke-Miller Cemetery, which is located on son Jacob's property.

Ester Miller died five years later in Harrison Township on April 21, 1861, at the age of 73. She and two of their sons, David and Jacob, are also buried with John at the Hoke-Miller Cemetery in Harrison Township.

John is said to be the last practicing German Baptist Brethren of his line.

Sources
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Randolph Township, Miami County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 11 Sep 1850 Census, Elkhart Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
  • Cen 1860: 25 Jul 1860 Census, Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana

Isaac MILLER5 (1789-1822)

11HBG. Isaac Miller5 was born on December 8, 1789, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He married his first cousin, Elizabeth "Betsy" H. Miller5 (11HC4), in either Miami or Montgomery County, Ohio on July 2, 1812. They had five children before Isaac's early death at the age of 32. Betsy soon after remarried to Valentine Fackler and had eight more children:

11HBG1. Nancy Miller 25 Jun 1813 2 Dec 1894 (81)
11HBG2. Daniel Miller 1815 --  -- 
11HBG3. David John Miller6 2 Dec 1817 1892 (74)
11HBG4. Mary Magdalena Miller 27 Feb 1820 21 May 1912 (92)
11HBG5. Elizabeth Miller 10 Sep 1820 30 Aug 1901 (80)
Miller Cousins
Isaac and Betsy married about five years after Isaac's next elder brother John B. married Betsy's elder sister Esther.
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Isaac Miller died in Montgomery County, Ohio, in August 1822. He was only 32 years old. They had only been married 10 years.

Betsy remarried to Valentine Fackler soon after Isaac's death and had eight more children. They later moved northwest to Elkhart County, Indiana, west to Linn County, Iowa, and eventually to Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa, by 1840 where the area later became known as Fackler's Grove.

Elizabeth "Betsy" (Miller) Fackler died in Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa, on April 4, 1865. She is buried at Fackler's Grove Cemetery in Johnson County.


Abraham MILLER (1794-1855)

11HBI. Abraham Miller was born on either May 5 or 16, 1794, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Lasure on March 21, 1827, in Montgomery County, Ohio. They eventually moved to Polk Township, Marshall County, Indiana, by 1850.

Elizabeth (Lasure) Miller died on August 15, 1851, at about the age of 71. She was buried in Blissville Cemetery, Polk Township, Marshall County, Indiana.[Grave]

Abraham Miller died on May 19, 1855, at the age of 61. He was buried with Elizabeth in Blissville Cemetery.[Grave]

Sources

Elizabeth Poe (MILLER) BOOKER (1796-1871)

11HBJ. Elizabeth Poe Miller was born on April 8, 1796, in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She married John Booker (Bucher/Boogher) on either September 29, 1813 or October 10, 1815 in Montgomery County, Ohio. They had 12 children, all born in Montgomery County, Ohio:

11HBJA. Catherine Booker 26 Oct 1816 28 Dec 1903 (87)
11HBJB. Hannah Booker 26 Nov 1817 3 Jan 1867 (49)
11HBJC. Daniel Booher (sic) 13 May 1819 10 Aug 1903 (84)
11HBJD. Elizabeth Booker 10 Oct 1820 6 Sep 1872 (51)
11HBJE. Mary Polly Booker 18 Aug 1822 12 Mar 1905 (82)
11HBJF. Susannah Booker 4 Jan 1824 6 Apr 1900 (76)
11HBJG. Rachel Booker 14 Dec 1825 10 Sep 1910 (84)
11HBJH. Peter Boocher (sic) 8 Nov 1827 25 Oct 1908 (80)
11HBJI. Margaret Rebecca Booker 18 Sep 1829 18 Mar 1914 (84)
11HBJJ. Abigail Booker 10 Jan 1832 16 Jan 1874 (42)
11HBJK. Jacob Booker 17 Dec 1833 27 Sep 1897 (63)
11HBJL. Sarah Booker 24 Jun 1836 14 May 1896 (59)

The family settled on a 160-acre homestead in the southeast quarter of Section 18, Township 5 North, Range 5 East (West of the Great Miami), later known as Randolph Towship in Montgomery County, Ohio.

John Booker died on January 24, 1861, in Montgomery County, Ohio, at the age of 71. He was buried at the Warner Cemetery in Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.

Elizabeth Poe (Miller) Booker died on November 8, 1871, in Miami County, Ohio. She was 75 years old. She was buried at the Old Harris Creek Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio.

Michael MILLER (1784-1856)

11HC1. Michael Miller was born on May 10, 1784, in either Washington County, Maryland, or Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and appears to have been named after his great-grandfather, Johann Michael Miller2. He married his cousin, Salome "Sarah" Creamer, about 1806 in Montgomery County, Ohio. After about 30 years of marriage and 12 children, Sarah died in 1836. Michael remarried the following year to Elizabeth Brumbaugh and had another 10 children!

11HC1A. John C. Miller 15 Oct 1807 31 Jul 1891 (83)
11HC1B. Mary Miller 24 Nov 1809 15 Nov 1841 (31)
11HC1C. Nancy Miller 18 Sep 1811 4 Feb 1813 (16 mos.)
11HC1D. David C. Miller 11 Oct 1813 22 Jun 1901 (87)
11HC1E. Jacob Miller 19 Oct 1815 20 Jun 1885 (69)
11HC1F. Michael C. Miller 8 Nov 1817 18 Feb 1900 (82)
11HC1G. Joseph Miller 25 Oct 1819 1 Aug 1871 (51)
11HC1H. Daniel Miller 5 Mar 1822 28 Aug 1823 (101)
11HC1J. Abraham Miller 2 Apr 1824 4 Jul 1910 (86)
11HC1K. Benjamin Miller 17 Aug 1826 --  -- 
11HC1L. Andrew Miller 16 Nov 1828 13 Mar 1917 (88)
11HC1M. Aaron Miller 12 Apr 1831 13 Oct 1915 (84)

11HC1N. Catherine Miller 8 Aug 1838 5 Aug 1860 (21)
11HC1O. Emanuel Miller 24 Aug 1839 29 Aug 1905 (66)
11HC1P. Samuel Miller 10 Nov 1840 18 Mar 1841 (4 mos.)
11HC1Q. Susanna Miller 22 Feb 1842 3 Sep 1857 (15)
11HC1R. Salome Sarah Miller 11 Apr 1843 18 Feb 1907 (63)
11HC1S. Elizabeth Miller 18 Oct 1844 21 Aug 1925 (80)
11HC1T. Isaac Miller 20 Aug 1846 --  -- 
11HC1U. Lydia Miller 12 Jan 1849 24 Jun 1849 (5 mos.)
11HC1V. Esther Hettie Miller 27 Sep 1852 7 May 1931 (78)
11HC1W. Solomon Miller 24 Jan 1854 26 Aug 1946 (92)

Michael likely moved with his parents to Randolph, Montgomery County, Ohio, by 1800 as a teenager. All of his 22 children were born in Montgomery County.

Salome "Sarah" (Cramer) Miller died on February 26, 1836. She was 49 years old.

Michael Miller died on December 18, 1856, in Montgomery County. He is buried at his father's old homestead at present-day 9476 Haber Road in Randolph, along with his father and several descendants who make up a family cemetery of 20 graves. Michael was 72 years old.

After Michael died, Elizabeth remarried to David Hull and moved southwest from Randolph to Perry Township in Montgomery County.

Elizabeth (Brumbaugh Miller) Hull, died on March 6, 1901, in Montgomery County, Ohio. She was 89 years old.

Sources
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Randolph Township, Miami County, Ohio
  • Cen 1850: 14 Oct 1850 Census, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 18 Jun 1860 Census, New Lebanon, Perry Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1880: 1880 Census, Perry Township, Montgomery County, Ohio

Lydia (MILLER) SHIVELY (~1785-1805)

April 2011 11HC2. Lydia Miller was born about 1785, likely in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She reportedly married Isaac David Shively (Sr.), in Clermont County, Ohio, about 1801; she was about 16 years old and he about 42 years old. He was a widower with eight children between the ages of about 2 and 18 and had lived near her family in Woodbury Township, in modern-day Bedford and Blair counties, Pennsylvania when she was young.[Tax 1788, Cen 1790] They had two sons together before her untimely death and then Isaac remarried again and had two more sons:

--  Catherine Shively 18 Jun 1783 < 1827 (<43)
--  Mary Shively 5 Jan 1787 < 1824 (<36)
--  Barbara Shively 3 Aug 1788 1829 (40)
--  Susanna Shively 12 Apr 1790 1861 (70)
--  Daniel Shively 11 Jan 1792 21 Aug 1841 (49)
--  Isaac Shively (Jr.) 29 Mar 1795 < 1823 (<27)
--  Elizabeth "Betsey" Shively 19 Mar 1797 --  -- 
--  Jacob C. Shively 4 Apr (1798/1799) 26 Nov 1864 (66)

11HC21. David Shively Oct 1803 3 Jul 1883 (79)
11HC22. John Shively (1805) < 1823 (<18)

--  Sarah Shively 28 Oct 1809 14 Feb 1890 (80)
--  Ullery Shively 27 Nov 1814 9 Jul 1903 (88)
Shively (Schaublin)
Isaac was the younger brother of Christian Shively, Sr., sons of Ulrich Schaublin/Shively.

Lydia (Miller) Shively died about 1805, perhaps related to giving birth to son John. She wa only about 20 years old.

After Lydia's death, Isaac remarried to Catherine Raysor (Raser) about 1808. They had two more children:

Isaac David Shively (Sr.) died in Montgomery County, Ohio on September 25, 1823. He was 63 years old.

Catherine (Raysor) Shively died eight years later in 1831. She was about 62 years old.

Sources
  • Tax 1788: Tax Assessment Book, 1776-1788, Woodberry Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania
  • Cen 1790: 1790 Census, (Woodbury Township), Bedford County, Pennsylvania

Esther MILLER (1787-1861)

11HC3. Esther Miller was born on May 30, 1787, in Morrison's Cove, Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her family moved from Pennsylvania to Clermont, Montgomery and Preble counties near Dayton in western Ohio, probably by way of Campbell County, Kentucky. It was in Montgombery County that Esther married John B. Miller (11HBF), her first cousin and son of her paternal uncle Daniel Miller, around 1807. They raised five sons.

Catherine (MILLER) OVERHOLSER (~1791->1860)

11HC4. Catherine "Katie" Miller was born about 1791, likely in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. She married Abraham Overholser on August 11, 1811. They had three daughters:

11HC41. Mary Overholser 16 Jun 1812 18 Aug 1880 (68)
11HC42. Susannah Overholser 10 Jun 1816 8 Feb 1866 (49)
11HC43. Magdalena Overholser 16 Feb 1820 2 Sep 1904 (84)

Abraham Overholser died on November 9, 1819, in Darke County, Ohio, north-northwest of Dayton. He was about 32 years old and left Catherine pregnant with their third daughter.

Catherine remarried to a Jacob Overholser, Abraham's widower uncle or cousin, on October 9, 1821, in Montgomery County, Ohio. Jacob had five children from his prior marriage.

Jacob Overholser died on March 15, 1850, in Montgomery County, Ohio, just days after his 80th birthday.

Catherine (Miller) Overholser died sometime after the 1860 census where she is last noted in Jefferson Post Office, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio, with her daughter Susannah (Overholser) Cable's family.

Sources
  • Cen 1820: 7 Aug 1820 Census, Randolph Township, Miami County, Ohio
  • Cen 1830: 1830 Census, Randolph Township, Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Cen 1860: 30 Jul 1860 Census, Jefferson Post Office, Neave Township, Darke County, Ohio

Elizabeth H. (MILLER) FACKLER5 (1793-1865)

Betsy MILLER FACKLER11HC5. Elizabeth "Betsy" H. Miller5 was born in 1793 in Morrison's Cove, Woodbury Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Her family moved from Pennsylvania to Clermont, Montgomery and Preble counties near Dayton in western Ohio, probably by way of Campbell County, Kentucky. She married her first cousin, Isaac Miller5 (11HBG), in either Miami or Montgomery County, Ohio, on July 2, 1812. They had five children before Isaac's early death at the age of 32. Betsy soon after remarried to Valentine Fackler and had eight more children:

11HC5A. Nancy Miller 25 Jun 1813 2 Dec 1894 (81)
11HC5B. Daniel Miller 1815 --  -- 
11HC5C. David John Miller6 2 Dec 1817 1892 (74)
11HC5D. Mary Magdalena Miller 27 Feb 1820 21 May 1912 (92)
11HC5E. Elizabeth Miller 10 Sep 1820 30 Aug 1901 (80)

11HC5F. George Fackler 1822 1839 (17)
11HC5G. Jacob C. Fackler 18 Jul 1825 12 Dec 1911 (86)
11HC5H. John Fackler 18 Jul 1825 18 Jul 1904 (79)
11HC5I. Mary Ann Fackler Jun 1826 24 Jul 1850 (24)
11HC5J. Michael Fackler (1) Jun 1828 1 Feb 1899 (70)
11HC5K. Samuel Fackler 12 (Apr) 1830 20 Feb 1925 (94)
11HC5L. Sarah Ann Fackler 9 May 1833 5 Jan 1917 (83)
11HC5M. Martin Fackler 16 Mar 1834 16 Jul 1909 (75)
Miller Cousins
Isaac and Betsy married about five years after Isaac's next elder brother John B. married Betsy's elder sister Esther.
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  • 1857-1861: Pres. James Buchanan (Dem)
  • 1859: Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species
  • 1861-1865: Pres. Abraham Lincoln (Rep)
  • 1861-1865: American Civil War
  • 1862: Homestead Act

Isaac Miller died in Montgomery County, Ohio, in August 1822. He was only 32 years old. They had only been married 10 years.

Betsy remarried to Valentine Fackler soon after Isaac's death and had eight more children.

Betsy & Valentine FACKLER
Betsy & Valentine Fackler
Photo courtesy of Historic Ely, Iowa

The family stayed on in Ohio until about 1833 when they moved west into Indiana, likely in Elkhart, Elkhart County. In 1837 they picked up again, crossed Illinois and the Mississippi River, and resettled in Ely, Linn County, Iowa Territory, before shifting slightly south across the county line into Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa Territory, by 1840, where the area later became known as Fackler's Grove.

Valentine Fackler is reported to have died on April 29 or May 29, 1861, in Johnson County, at the age of 72. He and Betsy were married close to 40 years. Valentine is buried at Fackler's Grove Cemetery in Big Grove Township.[Grave]

Elizabeth "Betsy" H. (Miller) Fackler died in Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa, on April 4, 1865, 11 days before President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. She was about 72 years old and is buried at Fackler's Grove Cemetery with Valentine and son George.[Grave]

Valentine and Elizabeth (MILLER) FACKLER
Valentine (and Elizabeth) Fackler
Photo courtesy of C. Vokoun

Sources
  • Cen 1840: 1840 Census, Johnson County, Iowa Territory
  • Cen 1850: 21 Oct 1850 Census, Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1852: 1852 Iowa State Census, Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1856: 1856 Iowa State Census, Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1854: 1854 Census, Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Cen 1860: 5 Jun 1860 Census, Solon Post Office, Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa
  • Grave: Facklers Grove Cemetery, Big Grove Township, Johnson County, Iowa, Find A Grave <http://www.findagrave.com>