Sadie/Sara E. Hodgson1,2,3

F, #79591, b. 23 August 1849, d. 10 October 1933
Last Edited5 Sep 2018
     Sadie/Sara E. Hodgson was born on 23 August 1849 at West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 30 in 1880 census.2,4,3 She married George B. Downing, son of Joseph Downing and Hannah Beidler, before 1876 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; year of birth of 1st known child, Clara M.2,5,4
Sadie/Sara E. Hodgson died on 10 October 1933 at West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 84; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966
     Name:     Sadie E Downing [Sadie E Hodgson]
     Gender:     Female
     Race:     White
     Age:     84
     Birth Date:     23 Aug 1849
     Birth Place:     West Vincent Twp, Pennsylvania
     Death Date:     10 Oct 1933
     Death Place:     West Vincent, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
     Father:     Frank Hodgson
     Mother:     Elizabeth Shimer
     Spouse:     George B Downing
     Certificate Number:     87030
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 086001-089000
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.2,3,6
Sadie/Sara E. Hodgson was buried on 14 October 1933 at Saint Mathews Lutheran Cemetery, West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Aug. 23, 1849, West Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Oct. 10, 1933, West Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Family links: Spouse: George B. Downing (1847 - 1897)
     Burial: Saint Matthews Lutheran Cemetery, West Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Dan Oh
     Record added: May 08, 2009
     Find A Grave Memorial# 36868795.2,3
     Sadie/Sara E. Hodgson and George B. Downing appeared in the census of 3 June 1880 at U. S. Census, West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 376-B, lines 16-19, dwelling 14, family 14
     16 DOWNING, George B W M 31 [1849] Married Farmer PA PA PA
     17 " , Sadie E. W F 30 [1850] Wife Married Keeping House PA PA PA
     18 " , Clara M. W F 3 [1877] Daughter Single PA PA PA <-- NOTE: On census image, her name is crossed out and the notation "Dead See Sch 5 Line 1 M.H."
     19 KING, Henry W M 58 Boarder Single Retired Farming PA PA PA.4

Family

George B. Downing b. 2 Oct 1847, d. 1 May 1897
Child

Citations

  1. Death certificate says "Sara or Sadie."
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Sadie E. Hodgson Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36868795. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Death certificate seen on FindAGrave.com on page for Sadie E. Hodgson Downing at: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/find-a-grave-prod/photos/2016/283/36868795_1476133174.jpg. Posted by Dan Lindley.
  4. [S3490] 1880 Federal Census, 1880 Census PA, Chester Co., West Vincent Township, Year: 1880; Census Place: West Vincent, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1115; Family History Film: 1255115; Page: 376B; Enumeration District: 093; Image: 0540
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=37106060
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/6742/4244285-00540?pid=37106060&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg549%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1880usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3DGeorge%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DChester%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D583%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D37106060%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg549&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  5. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Clara May Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36868793
  6. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 5 Sept 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=PADeathCollection&indiv=try&h=3253975
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5164/42342_1521003235_0473-01160?pid=453253975&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DPADeathCollection%26h%3D453253975%26indiv%3Dtry%26o_vc%3DRecord:OtherRecord%26rhSource%3D61157&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Clara May Downing1

F, #79592, b. 16 July 1876, d. 21 September 1879
FatherGeorge B. Downing1,2 b. 2 Oct 1847, d. 1 May 1897
MotherSadie/Sara E. Hodgson1,2 b. 23 Aug 1849, d. 10 Oct 1933
Last Edited1 Jul 2017
     Clara May Downing was born on 16 July 1876 at West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 3 in 1880 census.1
Clara May Downing died on 21 September 1879 at West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 3.1
Clara May Downing was buried after 21 September 1879 at Saint Mathews Lutheran Cemetery, West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Jul. 16, 1876
     Death:      Sep. 21, 1879
     Note: "First Grave in Cemetery"
     Burial: Saint Matthews Lutheran Cemetery, West Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Dan Oh
     Record added: May 08, 2009
     Find A Grave Memorial# 36868793.1
     Clara May Downing was listed as a resident in George B. Downing and Sadie/Sara E. Hodgson's household in the census report on 3 June 1880 at U. S. Census, West Vincent Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 376-B, lines 16-19, dwelling 14, family 14
     16 DOWNING, George B W M 31 [1849] Married Farmer PA PA PA
     17 " , Sadie E. W F 30 [1850] Wife Married Keeping House PA PA PA
     18 " , Clara M. W F 3 [1877] Daughter Single PA PA PA <-- NOTE: On census image, her name is crossed out and the notation "Dead See Sch 5 Line 1 M.H."
     19 KING, Henry W M 58 Boarder Single Retired Farming PA PA PA.2

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Clara May Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=36868793. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S3490] 1880 Federal Census, 1880 Census PA, Chester Co., West Vincent Township, Year: 1880; Census Place: West Vincent, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1115; Family History Film: 1255115; Page: 376B; Enumeration District: 093; Image: 0540
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=37106060
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/6742/4244285-00540?pid=37106060&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg549%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1880usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3DGeorge%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D0%26msrpn__ftp%3DChester%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D583%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C583%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D37106060%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg549&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Annie Cotton Smith1

F, #79593, b. 1820, d. 16 June 1897
Last Edited11 Oct 2016
     Annie Cotton Smith was born in 1820 at Ireland.1 She married George Downing, son of George Downing and Ann Denny, on 11 July 1859.1
Annie Cotton Smith died on 16 June 1897 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1
Annie Cotton Smith was buried after 16 June 1897 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from Find A Grave website:
     Birth:      1820, Ireland
     Death:      Jun. 16, 1897, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Married 11 Jul 1859 to George Downing. No known children.
     Family links: Spouse: George Downing (1825 - 1900)
     Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Plot: Section 14 Lot 314
     Created by: Lauren Marie Westgate Ha...
     Record added: Jun 08, 2010
     Find A Grave Memorial# 53429631.1
     Annie Cotton Smith and George Downing appeared in the census of 27 June 1870 at U. S. Census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 45-A, lines 8-12, dwelling 520, family 549
     8 DOWNING, George 45 M W PA
     9 " , Ann C 50 F W $2000 $2000 Ireland Father foreign Mother foreign
     10 MOORE, John W 52 [1818] M W Men Tailor $5000 NJ
     11 " , Harriet H 43 [1827] F W Scotland Father foreign Mother foreign
     12 " , Saml S 21 [1849] M W Clerk PA.2

Annie Cotton Smith and George Downing appeared in the census of 7 June 1880 at U. S. Census, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 34-B, lines 48-49, dwelling 119, family 119
     48 DOWNING, George W M 55 [1825] Married Insurance Agt PA PA PA
     49 " , Anna C W F 57 [1823] Wife Married Keeping House Ireland Ireland Ireland
     50 SMITH, Norman L. W M 43 [1837] Boarder Retired Lunger Merchant disable PA PA PA.3

Family

George Downing b. 9 May 1825, d. 8 Feb 1900

Citations

  1. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Annie Cotton Smith Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53429631. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  2. [S3491] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA, Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, Year: 1870; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 9 District 26, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1394; Page: 45A; Image: 116377; Family History Library Film: 552893
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=5586728
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278817_00093?pid=5586728&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26h%3D5586728%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26rhSource%3D6742&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=4278817_00093
  3. [S2573] 1880 Federal Census, 1880 Census PA, Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, Year: 1880; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1174; Family History Film: 1255174; Page: 34B; Enumeration District: 250; Image: 0622
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1880usfedcen&indiv=try&h=37920389
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/6742/4244460-00610?pid=37920389&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1880usfedcen%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D37920389&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

(?) Jacobs1

M, #79594
Last Edited16 Oct 2016
     (?) Jacobs married Ann Bowen.1
     Reference: from Beers [1898:70-1]: " Referring to the history of the Jacobs family, Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine are in direct line of descent from John Jacobs (1) (the first of the family in America), who in 1700 settled on a portion of the Vanbibber tract of land in Providence, Philadelphia County. His death occurred in 1730. His grandson, John Jacobs (3), was the Speaker of the first .General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His brother, Israel, was a member of Congress in 1791, and another brother, Jesse, held a captain's commission and served in the Revolutionary war, participating in a number of important battles. Ann Bowen, mother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine, was in direct line of descent from John Bowen (1), of Whiteland, Chester County, who died in 1715. The paternal grandmother of Mary B. and Emily (Jacobs) Valentine was Mary Brinton, of Thornburg, Delaware Co., Penn., who was in line from William Brinton (1), of Staffordshire, England, who settled in Concord, Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., Penn.,in 1684, and was among the earliest converts of George Fox. He bought large tracts of land in Chester County. He was born in 1630, and died in 1700. His son, William, was a member of the Provincial Assembly in 1666, and died in 1751. Joseph, of Thornbury, Delaware Co., Penn., the son of William (2), was an associate judge of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Provincial Assembly." at Citation.2

Family

Ann Bowen
Children

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 70. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA, pp. 70-1.

William Miller1

M, #79595, b. 31 July 1797, d. 16 August 1862
FatherReuben Miller1,2 b. 11 Sep 1770, d. 21 Jan 1817
MotherThomazine Valentine1,2 b. 4 Aug 1774, d. 9 Nov 1832
Last Edited6 May 2017
     William Miller was born on 31 July 1797 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 He married Mary Ann Parke, daughter of Thomas R. Parke and Elizabeth Bowen, on 17 September 1834 at East Caln Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 William Miller married Eliza Norris on 7 November 1842 at Brown's Mills, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania, USA; his 2nd wife.4
William Miller died on 16 August 1862 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky, USA, at age 65.3
     He was a mentioned with Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "The Miller family was among the very earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, locating on the banks of the Delaware river about 1675, several years before William Penn took up his residence here. Later members of the fmaily made their home at what isnow Downingtown. reuben Millers, the grandfather of our subject, was a resident of Chester county, this State, and was a miller by trade as well as by name. He married Thomazine Valentine, and had eight children: William, who became a walthy citizen of Kentucky, and whose daughter isnow living in Harrisburg, Penn; Robert V., Isaac; Merdica, who also lived in Kentucky; Mrs. Eliza Thomas; Mrs. Mary Ann Harris; Mrs. Jane Harris; and Mrs. Rachel Miles.
     Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time
he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte..."1

William Miller
see Cope [1901:558-9] for more details and children.5
William Miller is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.6

Family 1

Mary Ann Parke b. 20 Nov 1799, d. 12 Feb 1837
Child

Family 2

Eliza Norris b. 22 May 1801, d. 30 Jun 1879

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pp. 301, 558.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 558.
  5. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pp. 558-9.
  6. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.

Robert Valentine Miller1

M, #79596, b. 12 August 1795, d. July 1863
FatherReuben Miller1,2 b. 11 Sep 1770, d. 21 Jan 1817
MotherThomazine Valentine1,2 b. 4 Aug 1774, d. 9 Nov 1832
Last Edited6 May 2017
     Robert Valentine Miller was born on 12 August 1795 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 He married Elizabeth Lytle before 1835; 1st known child, William, b. 1835.1,2
Robert Valentine Miller died in July 1863 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 67; Cope [1901:301] says "d. 8, 12, 1863". Gravemarker reads "7 mo." (photo on FindAGrave.)2,3
Robert Valentine Miller was buried in July 1863 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      unknown
     Death:      Jul., 1863
     Note: Age at death 67 years, husband of Elizabeth Miller.
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Kenneth Greene, Jr.
     Record added: Aug 12, 2008
     Find A Grave Memorial# 28967276.3
     He was a mentioned with Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "The Miller family was among the very earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, locating on the banks of the Delaware river about 1675, several years before William Penn took up his residence here. Later members of the fmaily made their home at what isnow Downingtown. reuben Millers, the grandfather of our subject, was a resident of Chester county, this State, and was a miller by trade as well as by name. He married Thomazine Valentine, and had eight children: William, who became a walthy citizen of Kentucky, and whose daughter isnow living in Harrisburg, Penn; Robert V., Isaac; Merdica, who also lived in Kentucky; Mrs. Eliza Thomas; Mrs. Mary Ann Harris; Mrs. Jane Harris; and Mrs. Rachel Miles.
     Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time
he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte..."1

Reference: Linn [1883:438]: "...Robert Valentine Miller, born 12th or 8th month, 1795, son of Reuben and Tamazine (Valentine) Miller, came to Centre county with the Valentine brothers in 1815. He married Elizabeth Lytle, of Union County, and was engaged in Mill Hall Iron-Works, after which he removed to Lexington, Ky., where he had charge of an iron-store and of the interests of the Valentine brothers. While in the West he served in the United States army, and was discharged by his captain (late Gen.), W. J. worth of Company A, first United States Artillery, May 18, 1830. Returning to Centre county, he died in August, 1863." at Citation.4


Reference: from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."" at Citation.1

Robert Valentine Miller was a witness to the Original group of Valentine, Downing and related family members that moved from Chester co., PA to Centre Co., PA.
Partial history of Valentine & Thomas iron business in Centre Co. is attached. with Abraham S. Valentine in 1815 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
Robert Valentine Miller is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.5

Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 192, line 31
     Name:     Robert Miller
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2 [aft 1835]
     Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1 [1831-35] William?
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1 [1826-30] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1821-25] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1 [1811-20] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1 [1791-1800] Robert b1795
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1835] Eliza b1837
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] Elizabeth (Lytle) b1808
     Persons Employed in Agriculture:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     6
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     9.6

Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle appeared in the census of 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.7

Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle appeared in the census of 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.8

Family

Elizabeth Lytle b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Robert V. Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28967276. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  4. [S690] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p. 438. Hereinafter cited as Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA.
  5. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  6. [S3493] 1840 Federal Census, 1840 Census PA, Centre Co, Spring Township, Year: 1840; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: 451; Page: 192; Image: 395; Family History Library Film: 0020541
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1919&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=robert&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msrpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msrpn=541&msrpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&_83004003-n_xcl=f&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=USFEDCEN&fh=0&h=2782562&recoff=6%207&ml_rpos=1
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  7. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
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Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller1

F, #79597, b. 23 September 1793, d. 16 June 1879
FatherReuben Miller1,2 b. 11 Sep 1770, d. 21 Jan 1817
MotherThomazine Valentine1,2 b. 4 Aug 1774, d. 9 Nov 1832
Last Edited26 Sep 2017
     Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller was born on 23 September 1793 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3,2,4 She married William Ashbridge Thomas, son of Col. Richard IV Thomas and Thomazin Downing, in August 1817 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3,2
Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller died on 16 June 1879 at age 85.3,2,4
Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller was buried after 16 June 1879 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Sep. 23, 1793
     Death:      Jun. 16, 1879
     Family links: Spouse: William A. Thomas (1793 - 1866)
     Children: Isaac M. Thomas (1837 - 1914)*
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Kenneth Greene, Jr.
     Record added: Aug 12, 2008
     Find A Grave Memorial# 28971507.4
     She was a mentioned with Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "The Miller family was among the very earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, locating on the banks of the Delaware river about 1675, several years before William Penn took up his residence here. Later members of the fmaily made their home at what isnow Downingtown. reuben Millers, the grandfather of our subject, was a resident of Chester county, this State, and was a miller by trade as well as by name. He married Thomazine Valentine, and had eight children: William, who became a walthy citizen of Kentucky, and whose daughter isnow living in Harrisburg, Penn; Robert V., Isaac; Merdica, who also lived in Kentucky; Mrs. Eliza Thomas; Mrs. Mary Ann Harris; Mrs. Jane Harris; and Mrs. Rachel Miles.
     Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time
he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte..."1 Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller was a mentioned with Col. Richard IV Thomas and Thomazin Downing at DARApp 42533; DAR Application #42533 covers lineage from Col. Richard Thomas.5 Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller and William Ashbridge Thomas were Quaker.3
Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller was a witness to the Ancestry.com - U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
     Name:     Tamson Miller
     Residence Date:     8 Jun 1816
     Residence Date on Image:     08 Sixth 1816
     Residence Place:     Centre, Pennsylvania
     Event Type:     Admittance
     Name:     "At Centre Monthly Meeting held the 1th 12 mo 1815 Tamson Miller produced a Certificate for her self and three minor children namely Isaac gane [sic] and Mordecai Miller, and Eliza Miller produced ... for herself both from Bradford Monthly Meeting dated the 5th of 6mo 1816 which were received."
     Monthly Meeting:     Centre Monthly Meeting
     Historical Meeting Data:     Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
     Type (Orthodox or Hicksite):     Pre-Separation
     Yearly Meeting:     Baltimore Yearly Meeting
     Meeting State:     Pennsylvania
     Meeting County:     Centre
     Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1803-1819; Collection: Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: RG2/B/C374 2.1
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Swarthmore, Quaker Meeting Records. Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. with Thomazine Valentine on 8 June 1816 at Centre Monthly Meeting, Port Matilda, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller appeared in the census of 7 August 1820 at U. S. Census, Ferguson Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Where was her husband, William Ashbridge Thomas in 1820?]
p. 240, line 26
     Name:     Eliza Miller
     Home in 1820 (City, County, State):     Ferguson, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Enumeration Date:     August 7, 1820
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     1 [aft 1810] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:     2 [1805-10] Isaac b1802, Mordecai b1808
     Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:     1 [1795-1804] Eliza b1793
     Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over :     1 [bef 1775] Thomazine (Valentine) b1774
     Free White Persons - Under 16:     3
     Free White Persons - Over 25:     1
     Total Free White Persons:     5
     Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other:     5.6
Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.7
Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller is mentioned in the will of Samuel Valentine on 16 August 1826 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 211, SAMUEL VALENTINE, Aug. 16, 1825-Oct. 19, 1826, members of firm of Valentine & Thomas to wit: George, Reuben, Abram S., Bond Valentine, Wm. A. Thomas. Niece Eliza M. Thomas, w/o Wm. A. Thomas. My brothers named, my sister Tomazin Miller. Ex: 5 members of firm. Witness: I. Miller, Rachel Miller."8

Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller and William Ashbridge Thomas appeared in the census of 1830 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [William does not seem to appear in the 1820 census, but his wife is already in Centre Co, with her mother Thomazin (Valentine) Miller in her household. He mother seems to be wtih them again in the 1830 census (2 years before her death). The others in the household are not identified.]
p. 383, line 3
     Name:     William A Thomas
     Home in 1830 (City, County, State):     Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1 [1821-25] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1 [1816-20] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39:     1 [1791-1800] William b1795
     Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69:     1 [1761-70] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1825] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19:     1 [1811-15] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1 [1791-1800] Elizabeth (Miller) b1793
     Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:     1 [1771-80] Thomazine (Valentine) b1774
     Free Colored Persons - Males - Under 10:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - Under 10:     1
     Free Colored Persons - Females - 24 thru 35:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     4
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     2
     Total Free White Persons:     8
     Total Free Colored Persons:     3
     Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):     11.9

Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller and William Ashbridge Thomas appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 200, line 3
     Name:     William A Thomas
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     2
     Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1
     Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     6
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     1
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     9.10

Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller and William Ashbridge Thomas appeared in the census of 19 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Their son, Isaac, was 17 in 1850 and should have appeared in this census. He appears in subsequent years.]
p. 194-A, lines 22-32, dwelling 20, family 20
     22 THOMAS, William A 55 [1795] M Iron Master Firm of V&T(?) PA
     23 " , Eliza 56 [1794] F
     24 IRWIN, Martha 61 [1789] F
     25 HARRIS, Jane 9 [1841] F Attended school
     26 THOMAS, Jacob V 32 [1818] M Manager $400 PA
     27 " , Laticia 22 F
     28 " , Ann S 1 [1849] F
     29 GREEN, Mary A 23 [1827] F Black MD
     30 SMITH, Ruth 16 [1834] F Black MD
     31 SCOTT, John 24 [1826] M Black Laborer MD
     32 SMITH, Elizabeth W. 26 [1824] F.11

Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller and William Ashbridge Thomas appeared in the census of 31 August 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [Next household on p. 862 is their son, Isaac Thomas.]
pp. 861-2, LINES 40, 1-8, dwelling 2299, family 2395
     40 THOMAS, William A. 65 [1795] F $80,000 $18,000 PA
     1 " , Eliza M. 66 [1794] F PA
     2 IRVIN, Martha 70 [1790] F PA
     3 HARRIS, Mary A. 23 [1837] F PA
     4 HARRIS, William 30 [1830] M PA
     5 NUGENT, Mary 18 [1842] F Black Washington City
     6 " , Emma 14 [1846] F Black Washington City
     7 BROWN, Rebecca 17 [1873] F Black PA
     8 WELSH, Sarah 17 [1843] F Mulatto PA.12

Elizabeth "Eliza" Miller appeared in the census of 21 June 1870 at U. S. Census, Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 2, lines 19-24, dwelling 15, family 13
     19 THOMAS, Eliza M 76 [1794] F W Keeping House PA
     20 " , Isaac 33 [1837] M W Glass Manufacturer $90,348 PA
     21 HARRIS, Jane S. 29 [1841] F W At Home $10,340 PA
     22 WOLD, Sarah 18 [1852] F W Domestic Servant PA
     23 SHATTON, Eliza 21 [1849] F W Domestic Servant PA
     24 PATTON, Hyde 19 [1851] F W Domestic Servant PA.13

Family

William Ashbridge Thomas b. 5 Apr 1795, d. 26 Oct 1865
Children

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S690] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p. 253. Hereinafter cited as Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Eliza M. Miller Thomas: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28971507. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  5. [S3581] DAR Application No. 42533 - Ancestor: Richard Thomas, DAR No. A113144, unknown series. Hereinafter cited as DAR App #42533 Richard Thomas A113144.
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  7. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  8. [S15] Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA;, Synopsis of Will of Samuiel Valentine: Will Book A, p. 211.
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  11. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 194A; Image: 396
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4696855
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00396?pid=4696855&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1409%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1850usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DThomas%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msrpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D541%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D3%26h%3D4696855%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D4&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1409&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  12. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 861; Image: 589; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26712328
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00589?pid=26712328&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D26712328&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true
  13. [S2431] 1870 Federal Census, 1870 Census PA Centre Co Bellefonte, Year: 1870; Census Place: Bellefonte West Ward, Centre, Pennsylvania; Image: 99270
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&indiv=try&h=2131526
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7163/4278521_00313?pid=2131526&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1418%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1870usfedcen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3DElizabeth%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DThomas%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msrpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D541%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D3%26h%3D2131526%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D4&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1418&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Mary Ann Miller1,2

F, #79598, b. 5 September 1800, d. 1 February 1851
FatherReuben Miller1,2 b. 11 Sep 1770, d. 21 Jan 1817
MotherThomazine Valentine1,2 b. 4 Aug 1774, d. 9 Nov 1832
Last Edited6 May 2017
     Mary Ann Miller was born on 5 September 1800 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 She married James Dunlop Harris in 1824 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; her morther living in Centre Co. at the time of the marriage (since ca 1817.)2,3
Mary Ann Miller died on 1 February 1851 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 50; FindAGrave syas d. 1 Feb 1851; Cope [1901:301] says d. 2 Jan 1851.2,4
Mary Ann Miller was buried after 1 February 1851 at Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Sep. 5, 1800
     Death:      Feb. 1, 1851
     Family links: Spouse: James Harris (1797 - 1842)*
     Burial: Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Leaf Collector
     Record added: Aug 21, 2010
     Find A Grave Memorial# 57443893.4
     She was a mentioned with Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "The Miller family was among the very earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, locating on the banks of the Delaware river about 1675, several years before William Penn took up his residence here. Later members of the fmaily made their home at what isnow Downingtown. reuben Millers, the grandfather of our subject, was a resident of Chester county, this State, and was a miller by trade as well as by name. He married Thomazine Valentine, and had eight children: William, who became a walthy citizen of Kentucky, and whose daughter isnow living in Harrisburg, Penn; Robert V., Isaac; Merdica, who also lived in Kentucky; Mrs. Eliza Thomas; Mrs. Mary Ann Harris; Mrs. Jane Harris; and Mrs. Rachel Miles.
     Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time
he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte..."1
Mary Ann Miller is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.5

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA, p. 186.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary Ann Miller Harris: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=57443893. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  5. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.

Jane Stalker Miller1,2,3

F, #79599, b. 21 August 1807, d. 12 May 1841
FatherReuben Miller1,2 b. 11 Sep 1770, d. 21 Jan 1817
MotherThomazine Valentine1,2 b. 4 Aug 1774, d. 9 Nov 1832
Last Edited6 May 2017
     Jane Stalker Miller was born on 21 August 1807 at Downingtown, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4 She married Joseph Harris, son of James Harris and Ann Dunlop, in October 1827 at Bellefonte Forges, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; his 1st wife.4
Jane Stalker Miller died on 12 May 1841 at Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 33.4
     She was a mentioned with Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "The Miller family was among the very earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, locating on the banks of the Delaware river about 1675, several years before William Penn took up his residence here. Later members of the fmaily made their home at what isnow Downingtown. reuben Millers, the grandfather of our subject, was a resident of Chester county, this State, and was a miller by trade as well as by name. He married Thomazine Valentine, and had eight children: William, who became a walthy citizen of Kentucky, and whose daughter isnow living in Harrisburg, Penn; Robert V., Isaac; Merdica, who also lived in Kentucky; Mrs. Eliza Thomas; Mrs. Mary Ann Harris; Mrs. Jane Harris; and Mrs. Rachel Miles.
     Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time
he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte..."1
Jane Stalker Miller is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.5

Family

Joseph Harris b. 29 May 1801, d. 14 Jun 1845

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  3. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, p. 560.
  4. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, Genealogy of the Smedley Family, pp. 301, 560.
  5. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.

Rachel Valentine Miller1,2

F, #79600, b. 10 September 1804, d. 21 November 1835
FatherReuben Miller1,3 b. 11 Sep 1770, d. 21 Jan 1817
MotherThomazine Valentine1,3 b. 4 Aug 1774, d. 9 Nov 1832
Last Edited6 Sep 2018
     Rachel Valentine Miller married James Miles, son of Joseph Miles and Susan Miles.3 Rachel Valentine Miller was born on 10 September 1804 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3
Rachel Valentine Miller died on 21 November 1835 at vicinity of Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 31; ftm11_mayor_2012-01-14 Family Tree states: "Death 21 Nov 1835 vicinity of Bellefonte @ residence of J.D. Harris Esq." and cites "D_Miller.FTW" imported 18 Nov 2004. No other evidence is cited.4
     She was a mentioned with Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "The Miller family was among the very earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, locating on the banks of the Delaware river about 1675, several years before William Penn took up his residence here. Later members of the fmaily made their home at what isnow Downingtown. reuben Millers, the grandfather of our subject, was a resident of Chester county, this State, and was a miller by trade as well as by name. He married Thomazine Valentine, and had eight children: William, who became a walthy citizen of Kentucky, and whose daughter isnow living in Harrisburg, Penn; Robert V., Isaac; Merdica, who also lived in Kentucky; Mrs. Eliza Thomas; Mrs. Mary Ann Harris; Mrs. Jane Harris; and Mrs. Rachel Miles.
     Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time
he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte..."1
Rachel Valentine Miller is mentioned in the will of Jacob Daniel Valentine on 24 October 1823 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:11]: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane: "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert V. Miller, Wm. Miller, Mary Ann, Isaac, Rachel, Jane, Mordecai Miller. My sis. Rachel, w/o Jonathan Kersley : "page 189, JACOB VALENTINE, Chester Co., Pa. Oct. 24 1823-11/6/1823, Nieces & nephews, children of my sister Thomazin Miller of Centre Co., Pa. My dec'd brother Robert. Eliza w/o Tm. A. Thomas. Robert [sic] of Detroit. Brother Valentine & Abram, Sam'l., Geo., Reuben. Jacob V. Thomas. Jacob D. infant s/o George & Mary Valentine. Ex: Bros: Geo. & Bond. Witness: Jos. White, Jos. M. Downing.5

Family

James Miles b. 17 Oct 1808, d. 18 Aug 1862
Child

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 6 Sept 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=5164&h=602526767&ssrc=pt&tid=766624&pid=-1481069097&usePUB=true
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5164/41381_620305176_0806-01973/602526767?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/766624/person/-1481069097/facts/citation/1020334266800/edit/record. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  3. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, ftm11_mayor_2012-01-14 Family Tree - Rachel Miller: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/38507552/person/19245896240/facts
  5. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Jacob Valentine: Will Book A, p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  6. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 6 Sept 2018 at:
    Info: https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?viewrecord=1&r=an&db=PADeathCollection&indiv=try&h=2526767
    Image: https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5164/41381_620305176_0806-01973/602526767?backurl=https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/766624/person/-1481069097/facts/citation/1020334266800/edit/record

Elizabeth Lytle1

F, #79601, b. between 1808 and 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited3 Jan 2017
     Elizabeth Lytle was born between 1808 and 1810 at Pennsylvania, USA; Aged 42 in 1850 census, aged 50 in 1860 census; however, gravemarker (seenon FindAGrave) says aged 62 yrs at death in 1863, which implies a birthdate of 1801.2,3,4 She married Robert Valentine Miller, son of Reuben Miller and Thomazine Valentine, before 1835; 1st known child, William, b. 1835.1,5
Elizabeth Lytle was buried in May 1863 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      unknown
     Death:      May, 1863
     Note: Age at death 62 years, wife of Robert V. Miller.
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Kenneth Greene, Jr.
     Record added: Aug 12, 2008
     Find A Grave Memorial# 28967313.4
Elizabeth Lytle died in May 1863 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4
     Reference: from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."" at Citation.1


Elizabeth Lytle and Robert Valentine Miller appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 192, line 31
     Name:     Robert Miller
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 5:     2 [aft 1835]
     Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9:     1 [1831-35] William?
     Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14:     1 [1826-30] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19:     1 [1821-25] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29:     1 [1811-20] Unknown?
     Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49:     1 [1791-1800] Robert b1795
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 5:     1 [aft 1835] Eliza b1837
     Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39:     1 [1801-10] Elizabeth (Lytle) b1808
     Persons Employed in Agriculture:     1
     Free White Persons - Under 20:     6
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     3
     Total Free White Persons:     9
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     9.6

Elizabeth Lytle and Robert Valentine Miller appeared in the census of 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.2

Elizabeth Lytle and Robert Valentine Miller appeared in the census of 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.3

Family

Robert Valentine Miller b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  3. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 885; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26714177
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00613/26714177?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1162065503/edit/record
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Elizabeth Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28967313. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  5. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 301. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.
  6. [S3493] 1840 Federal Census, 1840 Census PA, Centre Co, Spring Township, Year: 1840; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: 451; Page: 192; Image: 395; Family History Library Film: 0020541
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1919&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=robert&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msrpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msrpn=541&msrpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&_83004003-n_xcl=f&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=USFEDCEN&fh=0&h=2782562&recoff=6%207&ml_rpos=1
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8057/4409551_00395?pid=2782562&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1919%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1840usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3Drobert%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3Dmiller%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msrpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D541%26msrpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D0%26h%3D2782562%26recoff%3D6%25207%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1919&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.

Abram V. Miller1

M, #79602, b. 24 April 1838, d. 25 May 1919
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Abram V. Miller married Jane P.2 Abram V. Miller was born on 24 April 1838 at Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,3
Abram V. Miller died on 25 May 1919 at Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 81; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
     Name:     Abram V Miller
     Gender:     Male
     Race:     White
     Age:     81
     Birth Date:     24 Apr 1838
     Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
     Death Date:     25 May 1919
     Death Place:     Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
     Father:     Robt V Miller
     Mother:     Eliza Lytle
     Certificate Number:     55834
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 093741-097660
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.3
Abram V. Miller was buried on 28 May 1919 at Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      1838
     Death:      1919
     Civil War Veteran
     Family links: Spouse: Jane P. Miller (1833 - 1901)*
     Burial: Union Cemetery, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Melinda Klitz
     Record added: Jul 01, 2013
     Find A Grave Memorial# 113185319.3,4
     He was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Abram V. Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.5

Abram V. Miller was listed as a resident in Isaac M. Thomas's household in the census report on 31 August 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [He is next door to his parents. Eliza and Abram Miller are the 1st cousins of Isaac - niece and nephew of Isaac's mother, Eliza Miller.]
p. 862, lines 9-13, dwelling 2300, family 2396
     9 THOMAS, Isaac 23 [1837] M Farm Laborer $100 PA
     10 MILLER Abram 22 [1838] M Farm Laborer $100 PA
     12 GREEN, Theodore 21 [1839] M Black Farm Laborer PA
     13 MILLER, Eliza 23 [1837] F PA
     14 WILLIAMS 17 [1843] F Black Servant PA.6

Family

Jane P. b. 1833, d. 1901

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jane P. Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113185366. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 17 Dec 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1691&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=PADeathCollection&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Robert%20V.&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=Miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msdpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msdpn=541&msdpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msdpn_x=1&msdpn__ftp_x=1&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=34&fh=7&h=2582491&recoff=&ml_rpos=8
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/41381_647661_0587-00864?pid=2582491&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1691%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3DPADeathCollection%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DRobert%2520V.%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DMiller%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msdpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msdpn%3D541%26msdpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msdpn_x%3D1%26msdpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D7%26h%3D2582491%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D8&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1691&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Abram V. Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113185319
  5. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  6. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 862; Image: 589; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26712347
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00590?pid=26712347&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D26712347&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

Reuben Miller1

M, #79603
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited16 Oct 2016
     Reuben Miller died; from Beers [1898:239]: "...died at age of four months."1
     He was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.

(?) Miller1

?, #79604
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited16 Oct 2016
     (?) Miller died; from Beers [1898:239]: "...died in infancy unnamed."1
     (?) Miller was a witness to from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."" with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation.1

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.

John W. Graves1

M, #79605
Last Edited10 Nov 2016
     John W. Graves married Martha Hinton.1

Family

Martha Hinton
Child

Citations

  1. [S1069] Compiled by Gilbert Cope, 'Genealogy of the Smedley Family' descended from George and Sarah Smedley -settlers of Chester Co. Penn (Lancaster, PA: Wickersham Printing Co., 1901), p. 500. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Smedley Family.

Eliza T. Miller1,2

F, #79606, b. 16 April 1837, d. 31 July 1916
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Eliza T. Miller was born on 16 April 1837 at Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 13 in 1850 census.3,2,4
Eliza T. Miller died on 31 July 1916 at Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 79; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
     Name:     Eliza T Miller
     Gender:     Female
     Race:     White
     Age:     79
     Birth Date:     16 Apr 1837
     Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
     Death Date:     31 Jul 1916
     Death Place:     Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
     Father:     Robt V Miller
     Mother:     Elizabeth Lytle
     Certificate Number:     69744
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 093741-097660
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.2,4
Eliza T. Miller was buried on 2 August 1916 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      1837
     Death:      1916
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: RJM_2012
     Record added: Dec 14, 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial# 102184799.2,4
     She was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Eliza T. Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.3

Eliza T. Miller was listed as a resident in Isaac M. Thomas's household in the census report on 31 August 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; [He is next door to his parents. Eliza and Abram Miller are the 1st cousins of Isaac - niece and nephew of Isaac's mother, Eliza Miller.]
p. 862, lines 9-13, dwelling 2300, family 2396
     9 THOMAS, Isaac 23 [1837] M Farm Laborer $100 PA
     10 MILLER Abram 22 [1838] M Farm Laborer $100 PA
     12 GREEN, Theodore 21 [1839] M Black Farm Laborer PA
     13 MILLER, Eliza 23 [1837] F PA
     14 WILLIAMS 17 [1843] F Black Servant PA.5

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Eliza T. Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Miller&GSiman=1&GScid=2271977&GRid=102184799&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 17 Dec 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1690&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=PADeathCollection&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Eliza%20T.&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=Miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy=1837&msddy=1916&msdpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msdpn=541&msdpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msdpn_x=1&msdpn__ftp_x=1&_83004003-n_xcl=m&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=34&fh=0&h=2325038&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/41381_646933_0652-02880?pid=2325038&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1690%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3DPADeathCollection%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DEliza%2520T.%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DMiller%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1837%26msddy%3D1916%26msdpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msdpn%3D541%26msdpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msdpn_x%3D1%26msdpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D0%26h%3D2325038%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1690&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  5. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 862; Image: 589; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26712347
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00590?pid=26712347&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3D1860usfedcenancestry%26indiv%3Dtry%26h%3D26712347&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true

Isaac Miller1

M, #79607, b. 29 August 1839, d. 17 May 1921
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Isaac Miller married Catherine Pennington.2 Isaac Miller was born on 29 August 1839 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 11 in 1850 census.3,4
Isaac Miller died on 17 May 1921 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 81.4
Isaac Miller was buried after 17 May 1921 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      Aug. 29, 1839
     Death:      May 17, 1921
     Family links: Spouse: Catherine Pennington Miller (1841 - 1918)
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: RJM_2012
     Record added: Dec 14, 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial# 102184794.4
     He was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Isaac Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.3

Isaac Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.5 Isaac Miller was the Informant for the death certificate of Mary Ann Miller on 3 October 1907 at Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
     Name:     Mary A Miller
     Gender:     Female
     Race:     White
     Age:     62
     Birth Date:     25 Nov 1844
     Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
     Death Date:     3 Oct 1907
     Death Place:     Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
     Father:     Robt P Miller
     Mother:     Elizabeth Lytle
     Certificate Number:     96301
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 093741-097660
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.6,7

Family

Catherine Pennington b. 21 May 1841, d. 17 Jun 1918

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Catherine Pennington Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102184784. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  3. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Isaac Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102184794
  5. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 885; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26714177
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00613/26714177?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1162065503/edit/record
  6. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary A Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102184807
  7. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 17 Dec 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1688&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=PADeathCollection&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Mary%20A&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=Miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy=1844&msddy=1907&msdpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msdpn=541&msdpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&_83004003-n_xcl=m&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=34&fh=0&h=61909&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/41381_620305176_0788-02651?pid=61909&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1688%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3DPADeathCollection%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DMary%2520A%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DMiller%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1844%26msddy%3D1907%26msdpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msdpn%3D541%26msdpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D0%26h%3D61909%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1688&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Thomazine Miller1

F, #79608, b. circa 1841
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Thomazine Miller was born circa 1841 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 9 in 1850 census.2
     She was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Thomazine Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.2

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record

Jacob V. Miller1,2

M, #79609, b. 1842, d. 14 September 1862
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Jacob V. Miller was buried at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1

He was born in 1842 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 8 in 1850 census.2,3
Jacob V. Miller was buried after 11 September 1862 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      1842
     Death:      Sep. 11, 1862
     Note: Killed in the battle of South Mountain, MD, son of R. V. & E. Miller.
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: Kenneth Greene, Jr.
     Record added: Aug 12, 2008
     Find A Grave Memorial# 28967249.3
Jacob V. Miller died on 14 September 1862 at Battle of South Mountain, Maryland, USA; from Wikipedia: "The Battle of South Mountain—known in several early Southern accounts as the Battle of Boonsboro Gap—was fought September 14, 1862, as part of the Maryland Campaign of the American Civil War. Three pitched battles were fought for possession of three South Mountain passes: Crampton's, Turner's, and Fox's Gaps. Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, commanding the Union Army of the Potomac, needed to pass through these gaps in his pursuit of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's precariously divided Army of Northern Virginia.[1] Although the delay bought at South Mountain would allow him to reunite his army and forestall defeat in detail, Lee considered termination of the Maryland Campaign at nightfall.[2]"
     1. Alexander, Ted (2011). The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day. Charleston, SC: The History Press. pp. 21–23. ISBN 9781609491796.
     2. Harsh, Joseph L (1999). Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press. p. 289. ISBN 9781606351888. The day has gone against us, and this army will go by Sharpsburg and cross the river.1,4
     He was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Jacob V. Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.2

Jacob V. Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.5

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Jacob V. Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Miller&GSiman=1&GScid=2271977&GRid=28967249&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  4. [S1953] Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_South_Mountain. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  5. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 885; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26714177
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00613/26714177?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1162065503/edit/record

Mary Ann Miller1

F, #79610, b. 25 November 1844, d. 3 October 1907
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Mary Ann Miller was born on 25 November 1844 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 6 in 1850 census.2,3,4
Mary Ann Miller died on 3 October 1907 at Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 62; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
     Name:     Mary A Miller
     Gender:     Female
     Race:     White
     Age:     62
     Birth Date:     25 Nov 1844
     Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
     Death Date:     3 Oct 1907
     Death Place:     Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
     Father:     Robt P Miller
     Mother:     Elizabeth Lytle
     Certificate Number:     96301
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 093741-097660
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.3,4
Mary Ann Miller was buried on 5 October 1907 at Friends Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,

; from FindAGrave.com:
     Birth:      1844
     Death:      1907
     Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Created by: RJM_2012
     Record added: Dec 14, 2012
     Find A Grave Memorial# 102184807.3,4
     She was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Mary Ann Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.2

Mary Ann Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.5

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Mary A Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102184807. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 17 Dec 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1688&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=PADeathCollection&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Mary%20A&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=Miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy=1844&msddy=1907&msdpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msdpn=541&msdpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&_83004003-n_xcl=m&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=34&fh=0&h=61909&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/41381_620305176_0788-02651?pid=61909&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1688%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3DPADeathCollection%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DMary%2520A%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DMiller%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1844%26msddy%3D1907%26msdpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msdpn%3D541%26msdpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D0%26h%3D61909%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1688&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.
  5. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 885; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26714177
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00613/26714177?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1162065503/edit/record

Robert V. Miller1

M, #79611, b. circa 1853
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Robert V. Miller was born circa 1853 at Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 7 in 1860 census.2
     He was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Robert V. Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.2 Robert V. Miller was the Informant for the death certificate of Eliza T. Miller on 31 July 1916 at Bellefonte, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
     Name:     Eliza T Miller
     Gender:     Female
     Race:     White
     Age:     79
     Birth Date:     16 Apr 1837
     Birth Place:     Pennsylvania
     Death Date:     31 Jul 1916
     Death Place:     Bellefonte, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
     Father:     Robt V Miller
     Mother:     Elizabeth Lytle
     Certificate Number:     69744
     Source Citation: Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Certificate Number Range: 093741-097660
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.3,4

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 885; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26714177
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00613/26714177?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1162065503/edit/record
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Eliza T. Miller: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Miller&GSiman=1&GScid=2271977&GRid=102184799&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  4. [S2354] Ancestry.Com Web Site, online http://search.ancestry.com/, Death certificate seen on Ancestry.com on 17 Dec 2016 at:
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1690&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=PADeathCollection&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Eliza%20T.&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=Miller&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy=1837&msddy=1916&msdpn__ftp=Centre%20County,%20Pennsylvania,%20USA&msdpn=541&msdpn_PInfo=7-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C541%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msdpn_x=1&msdpn__ftp_x=1&_83004003-n_xcl=m&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=34&fh=0&h=2325038&recoff=&ml_rpos=1
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/41381_646933_0652-02880?pid=2325038&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1690%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3DPADeathCollection%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DEliza%2520T.%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DMiller%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1837%26msddy%3D1916%26msdpn__ftp%3DCentre%2520County,%2520Pennsylvania,%2520USA%26msdpn%3D541%26msdpn_PInfo%3D7-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C541%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msdpn_x%3D1%26msdpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Dm%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D34%26fh%3D0%26h%3D2325038%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1690&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.Com Web Site.

Clarissa Miller1

F, #79612, b. circa 1846
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Clarissa Miller married Henry Pennington.1 Clarissa Miller was born circa 1846 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 4 in 1850 census.2
     She was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Clarissa Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.2

Clarissa Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 3 September 1860 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 885, lines 6-12, dwelling 2456, family 2558
     6 MILLER, Robert V. 65 [1795] M farmer $3500 $1000 PA
     7 " , Elizabeth 50 [1810] PA
     8 " , Isaac 21 [1839] M PA
     9 " , Jacob 18 [1842] M PA Attended school
     10 " , Mary A. 15 [1845] F PA Attended school
     11 " , Clarissa 14 [1846] F PA Attended school
     12 " , Robert 7 [1853] M PA Attended school.3

Family

Henry Pennington

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record
  3. [S2556] 1860 Federal Census, 1860 Census PA, Centre Co., Spring Township, Year: 1860; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1090; Page: 885; Image: 613; Family History Library Film: 805090
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=26714177
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7667/4288523_00613/26714177?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1162065503/edit/record

Jane Miller1

F, #79614, b. circa 1849
FatherRobert Valentine Miller1 b. 12 Aug 1795, d. Jul 1863
MotherElizabeth Lytle1 b. bt 1808 - 1810, d. May 1863
Last Edited17 Dec 2016
     Jane Miller married Alfred Russell.1 Jane Miller was born circa 1849 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; aged 1 in 1850 census.2
     She was a mentioned with Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle at Citation; from Beers [1898:239]: "Robert V. Miller, the father of our subject, was a native of Chester county, and after the death of his father he went to Alexandria, Va., and lived with his uncle, Mordica Miller, until 1815, at which time he came to Centre county with his uncles, Valentine Bros., and worked in an iron store at Bellefonte. He hauled iron from that city to Pittzburg, thence carrying it by rafts and arks on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to Louisville (Ky.), Natchez and New Orleans. Subsequently he went to Lexington, Ky., and there kept an iron store for Valentine & Thomas of Bellefonte, Penn., and was engaged in propsecting for a time; he also for a brief space kept an iron store in Louisville, Ky. Returning to Center County, he for some time prior to 1827 was proprietor of the Mill Hall Iron Works in partnership with his brother Isaac and his brother-in-law, Joseh Harris, but on October 29, that year, he joined the regular army, enlisting in Company A, First Regiment of Artillery, U. S. A., and was stationed at Camp Holback, under Capt. (later Gen.) Y. J. Worth, and First Lieut. W. A. Patrick (who was provost marshal general of the Army of the Potomac during the civil was), until the fall of 1830, when he returned to Centre county, and engaged in the iron business for several years. He was also the owner of 300 acres of valuable land in the county near Pleasant Gap, which he left to his children. He died from excitement on the 7th of July, 1863, three days after the battle of Gettysburg, in which two of his sons participated.
     Robert V. Miller was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Lytle, a native of Centre county, and the became the parents of twelve children, as follows: Reuben, who died at age of four months; one that died in infancy unnamed; William, a civil engineer, who died while surveying for a railroad in Honduras, Central America; Eliza, a resident of Bellefonte; Abram V., subject of this sketch; Isaac, who is living retired near Bellefonte; Thomazine, a resident of Phildaelphia; Jacob, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain, september 14, 1862, and was buried at home; Mary Ann, who is lliving with her brother Robert V; Clarissa, wife of Henry Pennington of Abilene, Kansas; Jane, wife of Alfred Russell, who is also a resident of Abilene, and is serving as county clerk; and Robert V., a contractor of Bellefonte."1"

Jane Miller was listed as a resident in Robert Valentine Miller and Elizabeth Lytle's household in the census report on 22 August 1850 at U. S. Census, Spring Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; p. 197-A, lines 23-35, dwelling 68, family 68
     23 MILLER, Robert V. 55 [1795] M Farmer PA
     24 " , Elizabeth 42 [1808] F PA
     25 " , William 15 [1835] M PA Attended school
     26 " , Eliza 13 [1837] F PA Attended school
     27 " , Abram V. 12 [1838] M PA Attended school
     28 " , Isaac 11 [1839] M PA Attended school
     29 " , Thomazin S. 9 [1841] F PA Attended school
     30 " , Jacob V. 8 [1842] M PA Attended school
     31 " , Mary A. 6 [1844] F PA Attended school
     32 " , Clarissa 4 [1846] F PA
     33 " , Jane 1 [1849] F PA
     34 NIGHTHART, Jacob 20 [1830] M Laborer PA Attended school
     34 HOY, Joseph 17 [1833] M Laborer PA Attended school.2

Family

Alfred Russell

Citations

  1. [S2618] J. H. Beers & Co., compiler, Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Including the Counties of Centre, Clinton, Union and Snyder (Chicago, IL: J. H. Beers & Co., 1898), p. 239. Hereinafter cited as Beers [1898] Comm Biographical Record Central PA.
  2. [S2558] 1850 Federal Census, 1850 Census PA Centre Co Spring Twp, Year: 1850; Census Place: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_763; Page: 197A; Image: 402
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1850usfedcenancestry&indiv=try&h=4697105
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8054/4191086-00402/4697105?backurl=http://person.ancestry.com/tree/5102146/person/-1493643473/facts/citation/-1433438216/edit/record

Thomas Downing1

M, #79616, b. 25 March 1759, d. 26 June 1827
FatherWilliam Downing2,3 b. 24 May 1722, d. 7 May 1788
MotherEllen John2,3 b. 26 Feb 1718, d. 1765
Last Edited3 Oct 2018
     Thomas Downing was born on 25 March 1759 at Bart Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Sadsbury MM record says 25th of 3d mo 1759.2,3,4 He married Rebecca Starr, daughter of Moses Starr and Sarah Harlan, on 24 April 1782 at East Sadsbury Meeting, Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2,3
Thomas Downing died on 26 June 1827 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 68; from Linn [1883:189: "Downing, Thomas, one of the ealy settlers in Half-Moon township died in 1827"

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Ancestry.com - U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Death Place:     Centre, Pennsylvania
     Death Date:          [Blank]
     Age:          [Blank]
     Where Buried:     Centre County
     Residence Place:     Centre County
     Event Type:     Death
     Monthly Meeting:     Centre Monthly Meeting
     Historical Meeting Data:     Search for this monthly meeting in the 'Quaker Monthly Meetings Index'
     Type (Orthodox or Hicksite):     Pre-Separation/Hicksite
     Yearly Meeting:     Baltimore Yearly Meeting
     Meeting State:     Pennsylvania
     Meeting County:     Centre
     Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Births and Burials 1798-1925; Collection: Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: RG2/B/C374 3.1
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.1,5,3
Thomas Downing was buried after 26 June 1827 at Half Moon Meeting Burial Ground, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3


     Reference: Linn [1883:189]: "Downing, Thomas, one of the early settlers in Half-Moon township, died in 1827. His children, -- William, Sarah (married Andrew Thompson), Hannah (married to Thomas Wilson), Rebecca, Thomas, Jacob, Jeremiah, and Samuel." at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1


Reference: [Thhis index page shows Thomas, Samuel and Jacob Downing]
Ancestry.com - U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Residence Place:     Centre, Pennsylvania
     Event Type:     Index
     Monthly Meeting:     Centre Monthly Meeting
     Type (Orthodox or Hicksite):     Hicksite
     Yearly Meeting:     Baltimore Yearly Meeting
     Meeting State:     Pennsylvania
     Meeting County:     Centre
     Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Marriages 1804-1893; Collection: Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: RG2/B/C374 3.2
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. at Citation, Centre Monthly Meeting, Port Matilda, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.6


Reference: from Linn [1883:313]: "The Society of Friends. - As early as 1795 journals of traveling Friends indicate there was quite a settlement of Friends in Half-Moon. The names of the Wilsons mare mentioned among others. As early as 1800 a house of worship was erected. The structure, a homely one composed of logs, stood upon the lot now occupied as the Friends' graveyard, and in that section of the country was the pioneer church edifice. Conspicuously prominent among the promoters of the church enterprise were George Wilson, Caleb Way, Isaac Moore, Thomas Moore, John Spencer, and Thomas Downing. Descendants of George Wilson and Caleb Way are still among the leading spirits of the organization which has enjoyed an uninterrupted and prosperous history since its foundation. There is in existence a "meeting book," which records the marriages performed among the Quakers of Half-Moon valley, and it bears date in the beginning of 1804. The first marriage recorded was that of Samuel Johnston, of Half-Moon, and Hannah Fisher, of Spring. The witnesses of the marriage were Robert Patton, John Erwin, Sr., Sarah Erwin, Ezekiel Kirk, Hannah Kirk, Esther Wilson, Joseph Green, Hannah Green, Esther Hiddings, Molly Green, Ann Iddings, Jane Pennington, Martha Pennington, William Dewees, Thomas Taylor, John Pennington, Thomas Dewees, Mary Green, Sarah Taylor, Magdalena Shirk, James Johnston, David Wall, John Iddings, William Fisher, Hannah Fisher, Elizabeth Kirk, Mary Erwin, Elizabeth fisher, Elizabeth Green, Martha Erwin, John Kirk, Jason Kirk, Thomas Kirk, Jr., Martha John, John Erwin, Jr.
     As a matter of interest it may be stated that other marriages recorded in the meeting book up to 1825 were those of Jason Kirk to Mary Spencer, David Wall to Elizabeth Fisher, Levi Pennington to Mary Bye, Levi Lambourne to Mary Ball, Isaac England to Dinah Moore, Thomas Kirk to Sarah Taylor, Abraham Moore to Susanna Taylor, William Fisher to Sarah Moore, Samuel Moore to Hannah Shivery, Jeremiah Moore to Susanna Shivery, Thomas Downing to Elizabeth Kirk, Thomas Wilson to Hannah Downing, Samuel Downing to Jane Wilson, Andrew Moore to Elizabeth Davis, Eli Wakefield to Elizabeth Way, Joseph David to Rebecca More, David Spencer to Rachel Spencer, Robert Way to Hannah Moore.
     The old log meeting-house that stood in the graveyard was erected, it is said, under most unfavorable conditions. The Friends prospered in their religious undertakings, however, despite their enemies, and in due season were left in peace. Their second house of worship was built in 1830, about a mile above the graveyard. In 1841 a larger church edifice was built upon the same lot, and the smaller building was then given over to school purposes for the use of Quaker children, a Quaker school having been maintained with more or less regularity since the Friends first came into the valley. The church in Half-Moon is attached to the Centre Monthly Meeting, which assembles alternately in Unionville and Half-Moon. The elders are Martha Way, Rebecca fisher, Ira Fisher, Joseph Eves, and Jeremiah Way. The overseers are Robert A. Way and Joseph Evers, and clerk Robert Underwood. The trustees at Half-Moon are Joseph Eves and Jeremiah Way." at Citation.7


Reference: from Linn [1883:310]: "George Wilson the elder was a recognized leader of the Society of Friends in Half-Moon valley...Cloely following George Wlson's lead into Half-Moon valley came other Quakers from Chester County, among whom the most conspicuous were Benjamin Way, Caleb Way, Isaac Moore, Thomas Moore, John Spencer, and Thomas Downing. There were many others of the society of Friends who joined them later, but traces of them have disappeared, so that nothing byond the mere mention of their names can now be made. An old record kept by the Monthly Meeting cites the names of Friends who were in Half-Moon and Bald eagle valleys between 1804 and 1820, and from the list are taken such names as ...William downing ... Jeremiah Downing ..." at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
He was Quaker. per Linn [1883:312]: "Mr. Wilson's father, George Wilson, Mrs. Wilson's father, Thomas Downing, and Thomas Moore were the founders of Quakerism in Centre County, and this old couple were members of the Society for sixty years." with Hannah Downing and Thomas Wilson at Half Moon Township, Cumberland Co. (then), Pennsylvania, USA.8 Thomas Downing was a mentioned with Thomas Wilson and Hannah Downing at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Linn [1883:312]: "Thomas and Hannah Wilson, two members of the Society of Friends, living in Half-Moon township, died on the 15th and 18th days of december, 1879, having reached the venerable ages of eighty-four and eighty-six, respectively. They had been husband and wife more than fifty years, and were the parents of eight children, seven of whom - six married daughters and one son verging upon old age - were present at the death-bed. Mr. Wilson's father, George Wilson, Mrs. Wilson's father, Thomas Downing, and Thomas Moore were the founders of Quakerism in Centre County, and this old couple were members of the society for sixty years.8

Thomas Downing immigrated in 1789 to Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; per Harlan [1914:I:157]: "Thomas and Rebecca em. to Centre co. in 1789.3

Thomas Downing appeared in the census of 1790 at U. S. Census, Bart Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA;
Samuel and William Downing, his brothers, are on the previous page.
p. 186, line 8
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Home in 1790 (City, County, State):     Bart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 16:     3
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over:     2
     Free White Persons - Females:     2
     Number of Household Members:     7.9

Thomas Downing lived in 1802 at Tax List, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.10

Reference: from Linn [1883:308]: "To January term, 1803, Michael T. Simpson brought the ejectments under what was known in the neighborhood as the London Land Company's claim against citizens of Half-Moon township. Among the defendants were Caleb Way, Jacob Taylor, John Thompson, Frederick Doughman, Abraham elder, Isaac Moore, Thomas Moore, Elijah Moore, John spencer, Thomas Kirk, Benjamin Fenton, Harmon Fagan, Thomas downing, Peter Gray, Sr., Peter Gray, Jr., John Gray, John Gearhart, David Runk, John Whitson, Hezekiah Bye, Naomi Way, George Williams, James Scott, Thomas Hicks, Jacob Hicks, William Kelly, John Richards, John Doughman, and Andrew Shivery. John Thompson died in 1806 and May 22d a verdict was found for the defendants and judgment for all the defendants was entered May 16, 1807. A final arrangement was made July 15, 1809, under which the settlers agreed to pay three dollars per acre for a release of the Simpson title." in January 1803.


Reference: [Thhis index page shows Thomas, Samuel and Jacob Downing]
Ancestry.com - U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935
p. 5
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Residence Date:     18 Aug 1804
     Residence Date on Image:     18 Eighth 1804
     Residence Place:     Centre, Pennsylvania
     Event Type:     Admittance
     Monthly Meeting:     Centre Monthly Meeting
     Type (Orthodox or Hicksite):     Hicksite
     Yearly Meeting:     Baltimore Yearly Meeting
     Meeting State:     Pennsylvania
     Meeting County:     Centre
     Source Citation: Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1803-1890; Collection: Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: RG2/B/C374 1.2
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
     "The Friends affonted in Grace Crawford's case produced a testimony which was read approved and signed. Thomas Downing was appointed to give her a copy thereof and inform her of her privilege of appeal." on 18 August 1804 at Citation, Centre Monthly Meeting, Port Matilda, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.11


Thomas Downing and Rebecca Starr appeared in the census of 1810 at U. S. Census, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA;
p. 51 , line 12
     Name:     Thos Downing
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Halfmoon, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] Thomas b1807, Jacob b1807
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2 [1785-94] Samuel b1789, William b1785
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1766] Thomas b1759
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800]
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2 [1795-1800] Margaret b1797, Rebecca b1800
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1766-84] Rebecca (Starr) b1760?
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     5
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     9.12
Thomas Downing was mentioned in a land transaction on 22 June 1818 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA,
Memo: On June 22, 1818, thomas Downing bought 352 acres & sixty perches in Halfmoon Township from Joseph Coleman.
Ancestry.com - Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952
     Name:     Thomas Downing
     Warrant Date:     22 Jun 1818
     Warrant Place:     Halfmoon, Centre
     Source Information: Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
     Original data: Warrant Applications, 1733-1952. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives.
     Land Warrants. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA.


PA State Archives Copied Survey Book C-37:
     Name:     Thomas Downing - 352 acres & 60 perches & 6% allowance
     Survey Text:     The draught of a tract of land situate in Half-Moon Township formerly Cumberland, now Centre County, containing three hundred and fifty acres, sixty perches and allowance of six percent for roads &c, being part of a large tract of land containing four hundred and twenty four acres and one quarter granted to Joseph Coleman by order No. 418 dated the first day of august 1766, and surveyed to him the first day of October following and subdivided as above represented the 17th day of March 1818. Per Wm Ker DS to Richard t. Leech Esquire, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania.
     Survey Date:     22 June 1818
     Warrant Date:     No. 418 1 August 1766
     Warrant Place:     Half-Moon Twp, formerly Cumberland Co., now Centre Co.13,14,15,16

Thomas Downing appeared in the census of 1819 at Tax List, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA;
     from Linn [1883:310]: "Tax-Payers of Half-Moon for 1819...Thomas Downing 300 acres."17

Thomas Downing left a will on 24 March 1824 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 220, THOMAS DOWNING, Halfmoon Twp., 3/24/1824-7/31/1827, wife Eliz. Children: Wm., Sarah w/o Andrew Thompson, Hannah w/o Thos. Wilson, Margt. Downing, Reb. Downing, Thomas (when 21), Jeremiah, Sam'l., Jacob (when 26). Ex; sons Jeremiah & Sam'l. Witness: John Spencer, Thos. Barlow."18

Family

Rebecca Starr b. Dec 1760, d. 15 Jul 1819
Children

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  20. [S3497] Ray Downing, "Downing email 17 Oct 2016," e-mail to e-mail address, 17 Oct 2016, "Margaret, b. 29 Apr 1797. Alas, I failed to make a notation of my source of that list of children."

William Downing1

M, #79617, b. 21 June 1785, d. 26 August 1841
FatherThomas Downing1,2 b. 25 Mar 1759, d. 26 Jun 1827
MotherRebecca Starr2 b. Dec 1760, d. 15 Jul 1819
Last Edited29 Dec 2016
     William Downing was born on 21 June 1785 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA; FAG says b in Chester Co.2,3 He married Bulah Pettit circa 1810 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4
William Downing died on 26 August 1841 at Crawford Co., Ohio, USA, at age 56.3
William Downing was buried after 26 August 1841 at Quaker Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford Co., Ohio, USA,

; From Find A Grave:
     Birth:      Jun. 21, 1785, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
     Death:      Aug. 26, 1841, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
     Father: Thomas Downing Born Mar 25, 1759 Lancaster Co. PA, Died June 26, 1827 Chester Co. PA; Married Apr 24, 1781 Chester Co., PA Rebecca Starr
     Mother: Rebecca Starr Born Dec 1760 Chester Co., PA Died July 15, 1819, Chester Co., PA
     William Downing married abt 1810 Centre Co. PA, Bulah Pettit
Family links: Spouse: Bulah Pettit Downing (1784 - 1856)
     Children:
      Daniel Pettit Downing (1811 - 1881)*
      Rebecca Downing (1818 - 1858)*
     Burial: Quaker Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, USA
     Plot: Unmarked grave
     Created by: J L Crall
     Record added: Jan 25, 2010
     Find A Grave Memorial# 47105439.3
     He was a mentioned with Thomas Downing at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Linn [1883:310]: "George Wilson the elder was a recognized leader of the Society of Friends in Half-Moon valley...Cloely following George Wlson's lead into Half-Moon valley came other Quakers from Chester County, among whom the most conspicuous were Benjamin Way, Caleb Way, Isaac Moore, Thomas Moore, John Spencer, and Thomas Downing. There were many others of the society of Friends who joined them later, but traces of them have disappeared, so that nothing byond the mere mention of their names can now be made. An old record kept by the Monthly Meeting cites the names of Friends who were in Half-Moon and Bald eagle valleys between 1804 and 1820, and from the list are taken such names as ...William downing ... Jeremiah Downing ..." William Downing was a mentioned with Thomas Downing at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Linn [1883:189]: "Downing, Thomas, one of the early settlers in Half-Moon township, died in 1827. His children, -- William, Sarah (married Andrew Thompson), Hannah (married to Thomas Wilson), Rebecca, Thomas, Jacob, Jeremiah, and Samuel."1

William Downing was listed as a resident in Thomas Downing and Rebecca Starr's household in the census report in 1810 at U. S. Census, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA;
p. 51 , line 12
     Name:     Thos Downing
     Home in 1810 (City, County, State):     Halfmoon, Centre, Pennsylvania
     Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:     2 [aft 1800] Thomas b1807, Jacob b1807
     Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:     2 [1785-94] Samuel b1789, William b1785
     Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:     1 [bef 1766] Thomas b1759
     Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:     1 [aft 1800]
     Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:     2 [1795-1800] Margaret b1797, Rebecca b1800
     Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:     1 [1766-84] Rebecca (Starr) b1760?
     Number of Household Members Under 16:     5
     Number of Household Members Over 25:     2
     Number of Household Members:     9.5
William Downing is mentioned in the will of Thomas Downing on 24 March 1824 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 220, THOMAS DOWNING, Halfmoon Twp., 3/24/1824-7/31/1827, wife Eliz. Children: Wm., Sarah w/o Andrew Thompson, Hannah w/o Thos. Wilson, Margt. Downing, Reb. Downing, Thomas (when 21), Jeremiah, Sam'l., Jacob (when 26). Ex; sons Jeremiah & Sam'l. Witness: John Spencer, Thos. Barlow."6

William Downing and Bulah Pettit appeared in the census of 1840 at U. S. Census, Holmes Township, Crawford Co., Ohio, USA; [Next door to a Daniel Downing]
p. 33, line 27
     Name:     William Downing
     Home in 1840 (City, County, State):     Holmes, Crawford, Ohio
     Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59:     1 [1781-90] William b1785
     Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29:     1 [1811-20] Rebecca b1818
     Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:     1 [1781-90] Bulah (Pettit) b1784
     Free White Persons - 20 thru 49:     1
     Total Free White Persons:     3
     Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:     3.7

Family

Bulah Pettit b. 9 Feb 1784, d. 11 Nov 1856
Children

Citations

  1. [S690] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA.
  2. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, History and genealogy of the Harlan family and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in ChesterCounty, Pa. In 1687. (2 Volumes) (Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1914), Vol 1, p. 157. Hereinafter cited as Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA.
  3. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, William Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Downing&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=37&GScnty=2056&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=47105439&df=all&. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave.
  4. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Bulah Pettit Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38514048
  5. [S3498] 1810 Federal Census, 1810 Census PA Centre Co Halfmoon Twp, Year: 1810; Census Place: Halfmoon, Centre, Pennsylvania; Roll: 46; Page: 51; Image: 00243; Family History Library Film: 0193672
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg650&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1810usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=1&msrpn__ftp=Pennsylvania,%20USA&msrpn=41&msrpn_PInfo=5-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C41%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=35&fh=28&h=429507&recoff=8&ml_rpos=29
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/7613/4433385_00243?pid=429507&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg650%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1810usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp%3DPennsylvania,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D41%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C41%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D28%26h%3D429507%26recoff%3D8%26ml_rpos%3D29&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg650&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  6. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Thomas Downing: Will Book A, p. 220. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  7. [S3586] 1840 Federal Census, 1840 Census, OH, Crawford Co., Holmes Township, Year: 1840; Census Place: Holmes, Crawford, Ohio; Roll: 388; Page: 33; Image: 71; Family History Library Film: 0020163
    Info: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=rKg1886&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&indiv=1&db=1840usfedcenancestry&gss=angs-d&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=William&gsfn_x=NP_NN_NIC&gsln=Downing&gsln_x=NP_NN_NS&msbdy=1762&msrpn__ftp=Ohio,%20USA&msrpn=38&msrpn_PInfo=5-%7C0%7C1652393%7C0%7C2%7C0%7C38%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C0%7C&msrpn_x=1&msrpn__ftp_x=1&_83004003-n_xcl=f&MSAV=1&uidh=v51&pcat=USFEDCEN&fh=9&h=2615201&recoff=6%207&ml_rpos=10
    Image: http://interactive.ancestry.com/8057/4410724_00071?pid=2615201&backurl=//search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DrKg1886%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3D1840usfedcenancestry%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26gsfn%3DWilliam%26gsfn_x%3DNP_NN_NIC%26gsln%3DDowning%26gsln_x%3DNP_NN_NS%26msbdy%3D1762%26msrpn__ftp%3DOhio,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D38%26msrpn_PInfo%3D5-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C0%257C38%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C0%257C%26msrpn_x%3D1%26msrpn__ftp_x%3D1%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dv51%26pcat%3DUSFEDCEN%26fh%3D9%26h%3D2615201%26recoff%3D6%25207%26ml_rpos%3D10&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=rKg1886&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true.
  8. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Daniel Pettit Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11841397
  9. [S2374] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com/, Rebecca Downing: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=45610165

Sarah Downing1

F, #79618, b. 13 January 1792, d. 18 November 1879
FatherThomas Downing1,2 b. 25 Mar 1759, d. 26 Jun 1827
MotherRebecca Starr2 b. Dec 1760, d. 15 Jul 1819
Last Edited28 Dec 2016
     Sarah Downing was born on 13 January 1792 at Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 She married Andrew Thompson, son of John Thompson and Elizabeth Pyle, circa 1814 at Half Moon Friends Meeting, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,3
Sarah Downing was buried after 18 November 1837 at Friends' Burying Grounds, Half Moon Meeting, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.4


Sarah Downing died on 18 November 1879 at Half Moon Valley, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 87.3
     She was a mentioned with Thomas Downing at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Linn [1883:189]: "Downing, Thomas, one of the early settlers in Half-Moon township, died in 1827. His children, -- William, Sarah (married Andrew Thompson), Hannah (married to Thomas Wilson), Rebecca, Thomas, Jacob, Jeremiah, and Samuel."1
Sarah Downing is mentioned in the will of Thomas Downing on 24 March 1824 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 220, THOMAS DOWNING, Halfmoon Twp., 3/24/1824-7/31/1827, wife Eliz. Children: Wm., Sarah w/o Andrew Thompson, Hannah w/o Thos. Wilson, Margt. Downing, Reb. Downing, Thomas (when 21), Jeremiah, Sam'l., Jacob (when 26). Ex; sons Jeremiah & Sam'l. Witness: John Spencer, Thos. Barlow."5

Family

Andrew Thompson b. 16 Jun 1788, d. 26 Apr 1865

Citations

  1. [S690] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA.
  2. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, History and genealogy of the Harlan family and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in ChesterCounty, Pa. In 1687. (2 Volumes) (Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1914), Vol 1, p. 157. Hereinafter cited as Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA.
  3. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA, Vol 1, pp. 157, 364.
  4. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA, Vol 1, p. 364.
  5. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Thomas Downing: Will Book A, p. 220. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.

Andrew Thompson1

M, #79619, b. 16 June 1788, d. 26 April 1865
FatherJohn Thompson2
MotherElizabeth Pyle2 b. 19 Apr 1767
Last Edited28 Dec 2016
     Andrew Thompson was born on 16 June 1788 at Chester Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2 He married Sarah Downing, daughter of Thomas Downing and Rebecca Starr, circa 1814 at Half Moon Friends Meeting, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.1,3
Andrew Thompson died on 26 April 1865 at Half Moon Valley, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 76.2
Andrew Thompson was buried after 26 April 1865 at Friends' Burying Grounds, Half Moon Meeting, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.2


     He was a mentioned with Thomas Downing at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Linn [1883:189]: "Downing, Thomas, one of the early settlers in Half-Moon township, died in 1827. His children, -- William, Sarah (married Andrew Thompson), Hannah (married to Thomas Wilson), Rebecca, Thomas, Jacob, Jeremiah, and Samuel."1 Elizabeth Pyle and John Thompson emigrated after 1788; Harlan [1914:I:364] says "...After the birth of their first child they moved from there, and settled in Half Moon Valley, Centre co... and were among the very first settlers in that valley."2
Andrew Thompson is mentioned in the will of John Thompson on 2 March 1806 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; It's not certain that this is the same John Thompson, but the wife and son's names and the dates are appropriate.
     Synopsis from Fravel [1939:2]: "page 38, JOHN THOMPSON, Half-Moon Twp., 3/2/1806-3/10/1806, wife & children not named. Ex: Robert Hutton, Jacob Taylor. Witness: Harmon Fagon, Elijah Moore. Orphans Coujrt book A, page 212 lists heirs as: widow Elizabeth & 7 children (Andrew, eldest, Joseph, james, Rebecca, John, Isabell, Alca, last 3 have guardians Thomas Moore & Caleb Way.)4"
Andrew Thompson is mentioned in the will of Thomas Downing on 24 March 1824 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 220, THOMAS DOWNING, Halfmoon Twp., 3/24/1824-7/31/1827, wife Eliz. Children: Wm., Sarah w/o Andrew Thompson, Hannah w/o Thos. Wilson, Margt. Downing, Reb. Downing, Thomas (when 21), Jeremiah, Sam'l., Jacob (when 26). Ex; sons Jeremiah & Sam'l. Witness: John Spencer, Thos. Barlow."5

Family

Sarah Downing b. 13 Jan 1792, d. 18 Nov 1879

Citations

  1. [S690] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA.
  2. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, History and genealogy of the Harlan family and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in ChesterCounty, Pa. In 1687. (2 Volumes) (Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1914), Vol 1, p. 364. Hereinafter cited as Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA.
  3. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA, Vol 1, pp. 157, 364.
  4. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Robert Thompson: Will Book A, p. 38. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.
  5. [S15] Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA;, Synopsis of Will of Thomas Downing: Will Book A, p. 220.

Hannah Downing1

F, #79620, b. 29 May 1794, d. 18 December 1879
FatherThomas Downing1,2 b. 25 Mar 1759, d. 26 Jun 1827
MotherRebecca Starr2 b. Dec 1760, d. 15 Jul 1819
Last Edited28 Sep 2017
     Hannah Downing was born on 29 May 1794 at Half Moon Valley, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.3 She married Thomas Wilson, son of George Wilson and Esther Brown, on 18 January 1821 at Half Moon Valley, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Harlan [1914:I:364] says "...probably at that meeting."4,3
Hannah Downing died on 18 December 1879 at Half Moon Valley, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA, at age 85; per Linn [1883:312]: "Thomas and Hannah Wilson, two members of the Society of Friends, living in Half-Moon township,m died on the 15th and 18th days of December, 1869, having reached the venerable ages of eighty-for and eighty six respectively."5
Hannah Downing was buried after 18 December 1879 at Friends' Burying Grounds, Half Moon Meeting, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.6


     She was a mentioned with Thomas Downing at Citation; from Linn [1883:313]: "The Society of Friends. - As early as 1795 journals of traveling Friends indicate there was quite a settlement of Friends in Half-Moon. The names of the Wilsons mare mentioned among others. As early as 1800 a house of worship was erected. The structure, a homely one composed of logs, stood upon the lot now occupied as the Friends' graveyard, and in that section of the country was the pioneer church edifice. Conspicuously prominent among the promoters of the church enterprise were George Wilson, Caleb Way, Isaac Moore, Thomas Moore, John Spencer, and Thomas Downing. Descendants of George Wilson and Caleb Way are still among the leading spirits of the organization which has enjoyed an uninterrupted and prosperous history since its foundation. There is in existence a "meeting book," which records the marriages performed among the Quakers of Half-Moon valley, and it bears date in the beginning of 1804. The first marriage recorded was that of Samuel Johnston, of Half-Moon, and Hannah Fisher, of Spring. The witnesses of the marriage were Robert Patton, John Erwin, Sr., Sarah Erwin, Ezekiel Kirk, Hannah Kirk, Esther Wilson, Joseph Green, Hannah Green, Esther Hiddings, Molly Green, Ann Iddings, Jane Pennington, Martha Pennington, William Dewees, Thomas Taylor, John Pennington, Thomas Dewees, Mary Green, Sarah Taylor, Magdalena Shirk, James Johnston, David Wall, John Iddings, William Fisher, Hannah Fisher, Elizabeth Kirk, Mary Erwin, Elizabeth fisher, Elizabeth Green, Martha Erwin, John Kirk, Jason Kirk, Thomas Kirk, Jr., Martha John, John Erwin, Jr.
     As a matter of interest it may be stated that other marriages recorded in the meeting book up to 1825 were those of Jason Kirk to Mary Spencer, David Wall to Elizabeth Fisher, Levi Pennington to Mary Bye, Levi Lambourne to Mary Ball, Isaac England to Dinah Moore, Thomas Kirk to Sarah Taylor, Abraham Moore to Susanna Taylor, William Fisher to Sarah Moore, Samuel Moore to Hannah Shivery, Jeremiah Moore to Susanna Shivery, Thomas Downing to Elizabeth Kirk, Thomas Wilson to Hannah Downing, Samuel Downing to Jane Wilson, Andrew Moore to Elizabeth Davis, Eli Wakefield to Elizabeth Way, Joseph David to Rebecca More, David Spencer to Rachel Spencer, Robert Way to Hannah Moore.
     The old log meeting-house that stood in the graveyard was erected, it is said, under most unfavorable conditions. The Friends prospered in their religious undertakings, however, despite their enemies, and in due season were left in peace. Their second house of worship was built in 1830, about a mile above the graveyard. In 1841 a larger church edifice was built upon the same lot, and the smaller building was then given over to school purposes for the use of Quaker children, a Quaker school having been maintained with more or less regularity since the Friends first came into the valley. The church in Half-Moon is attached to the Centre Monthly Meeting, which assembles alternately in Unionville and Half-Moon. The elders are Martha Way, Rebecca fisher, Ira Fisher, Joseph Eves, and Jeremiah Way. The overseers are Robert A. Way and Joseph Evers, and clerk Robert Underwood. The trustees at Half-Moon are Joseph Eves and Jeremiah Way."7 Hannah Downing and Thomas Wilson were Quaker. per Linn [1883:312]: "Mr. Wilson's father, George Wilson, Mrs. Wilson's father, Thomas Downing, and Thomas Moore were the founders of Quakerism in Centre County, and this old couple were members of the Society for sixty years."8

Reference: from Linn [1883:312]: "Thomas and Hannah Wilson, two members of the Society of Friends, living in Half-Moon township, died on the 15th and 18th days of december, 1879, having reached the venerable ages of eighty-four and eighty-six, respectively. They had been husband and wife more than fifty years, and were the parents of eight children, seven of whom - six married daughters and one son verging upon old age - were present at the death-bed. Mr. Wilson's father, George Wilson, Mrs. Wilson's father, Thomas Downing, and Thomas Moore were the founders of Quakerism in Centre County, and this old couple were members of the society for sixty years. at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA.8
Hannah Downing was a mentioned with George Wilson and Esther Brown at Citation, Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; from Linn [1883:310]: "George Wilson bought a good deal of wild land, and for a start set out a crop of clover by hand. Although hehad followed the trade of a weaver in Chester county, he devolted himself exclusively in his new sphere to the business of farming. His wife was a Brown, of Chester County. Mr. Wilson brought with him to Centre County five children, named Robert, George, Esther, Orpha, and Jane. Orpha married Job Packer, Jr., Jane married Samuel Downing, and Esther married Robert Elder. Robert Wilson married one of the daughters of Job Packer, Sr., Her Christian names were many in number, as, to with: Julia Elmer Maria springate Penn, so that she signed herself after marriage Julia E. M. S. P. Packer Wilson. She died in 1871, aged seventy years. Robert, wo inhereited the homestead, died in 1856, aged seventy-five years. george married Lydia Packer, and died in Clearfield county. Thomas married Hannah downing and died in 1879 (on the farm adjoining John Wilson's), aged eighty-three years. He had eighter children of whom severn are living. George D. and Mary live on the homestead."9
Hannah Downing is mentioned in the will of Thomas Downing on 24 March 1824 at Half Moon Township, Centre Co., Pennsylvania, USA; Synopsis from Fravel [1939:12]: "page 220, THOMAS DOWNING, Halfmoon Twp., 3/24/1824-7/31/1827, wife Eliz. Children: Wm., Sarah w/o Andrew Thompson, Hannah w/o Thos. Wilson, Margt. Downing, Reb. Downing, Thomas (when 21), Jeremiah, Sam'l., Jacob (when 26). Ex; sons Jeremiah & Sam'l. Witness: John Spencer, Thos. Barlow."10

Family

Thomas Wilson b. 12 Feb 1796, d. 15 Dec 1879

Citations

  1. [S690] John Blair Linn, History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA: Louis H. Everts, 1883), p. 189. Hereinafter cited as Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA.
  2. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, History and genealogy of the Harlan family and particularly of the descendants of George and Michael Harlan who settled in ChesterCounty, Pa. In 1687. (2 Volumes) (Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1914), Vol 1, p. 157. Hereinafter cited as Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA.
  3. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA, Vol 1, pp. 157, 364.
  4. [S690] John Blair Linn, Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA, pp. 189, 310.
  5. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA, Vol 1, pp. 157, 312, 364.
  6. [S1024] Alpheus H. Harlan, Harlan [1914] Gen of Harlan Family Chester Co PA, Vol 1, p. 364.
  7. [S690] John Blair Linn, Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA, p. 313.
  8. [S690] John Blair Linn, Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA, p. 312.
  9. [S690] John Blair Linn, Linn [1883] History Centre & Clinton Co PA, p. 310.
  10. [S15] Wills of Centre County, Pennsylvania (typescript). Seen on Ancestry.com; (n.p.: Typescript, 19 Jan 1939 (re-copied Dec 1967 by Mary Belle Lontz)), Synopsis of Will of Thomas Downing: Will Book A, p. 220. Hereinafter cited as Fravel [1939] Wills of Centre Co PA.