re: Pension application of Mordeca Miller (affidavit).
He served in the Revolutionary War in S.C.
during which time (c.1780?) he married Isabel Adair
(sister of Robert Sidney Adair snr).
Would he have received a "Bounty Land Grant"
and would a descendant be -
Preston Miller married 16 March 1795 in Oglethorpe Co., GA, to Betsy ‘Ann” Simmons.
“Oglethorpe Co., Ga., Deed Book C, p. 367, 15 Nov. 1799,
Adam Simmons to Preston Miller, both of Oglethorpe Co.,
for a negro boy by Preston Miller, deliver to his daughter, Betsey Miller, a tract in said co. on Broad River waters, part of tract I now live on S., beg. on branch I now live on, on my cor. white oak, adj. Samuel Shannon & Jacob Everhart, E. my line to other cor. pine on Tillets Creek, N. on Nathan Johnston's line, W. to branch to beg., 100 acres, in fee simple.
(signed) Adam (x) Simmons.
Wit: Asa Simmons, Janey (x) Simmons.
Ack. 13 Mar. 1800, Saml. Shannon, J.P.”
Betsy Miller m. 2ndly Hezekiah W. Posey(nephew of Robert Sidney Adair ?):
Oglethorpe Co., Ga. Deed Book I, p. 218, 8 Jan. 1817, Hezekiah W. Posey of Franklin Co., Ga. in right of his wife Betsey, formerly Betsey Miller, to William Mathews, Junr. of Oglethorpe Co., Ga., for $100, 100 acres in Oglethorpe Co. on Broad. River waters, is part of tract where Adam Simmons, Senr., decd. formerly lived, beg. white oak on branch adj. Richard Floyd & Burwell Tiller, E. formerly Adam Simmons, Senr.'s line to cor. pine on Tillets Creek, N. on Nathan Johnston's line, 100 acres, W. to branch to beg. cor. on branch, in fee simple.
(signed) Hezekiah W. Posey. Wit: Berry Mathews, Jonatherrin , Wm. P. Culberton. Oglethorpe Co.:
proved by Berry Mathews who saw William P. Culberton & Jonathan Herring
witness, 30 Jan. 1817, Nathan Johnston, J.P. Recorded 28 Jan. 1817, Isaac Collier.
Was there a Simmons / Simms connected to an Adair family as well ?