James Miller whose son John Miller was born in TN 1803; James was an Irishman by descent; likely he was the immigrant.James son John was a county and probate judge in Monroe County, TN, married to Nancy Mary Wilson, daughter of Joseph Wilson a farmer and a trader.John Miller is connected by DNA to William Thomas Miller b. TN or MS in 1836.The Millers connect by DNA to Morrisons, McCowns, McClellands.
Descendants of Joseph Wilson and John Miller *
Generation No. 1*
* 1.* JOSEPH1 WILSON died in Macon, Georgia. He married (1)*possibly: * MARYJANE. He married (2) *possibly: *ELIZABETH ? WILSON.Notes for JOSEPH WILSON:
RE: Joseph Wilson,
Cherokee Indian Territory - Monroe County, Tennessee website: Log for theCherokee Indian Territory; p. 4
Joshua Dunagas - Old Settlers and New Settlers:
1. Joshua Dunagas 1. Joseph D. 2.
2. Joseph Dunagas 2. Ezekiel "
3. James Curagtion 3. Isaiah D.
4. William Lawrence 4. Joseph Wilson
5. Robert Montgomery 5. Joshua D.
6. William Tansey 6. John Peak
7. Solomon Peak
A Registration of persons baptized by Rev. Evan James in Cherokee Nation onApril 22, 1805
George Wilson, son of Joseph Wilson
Fane Wilson, daughter of Joseph Wilson
William, son of Joseph Wilson baptized by me the day and date above: EC.James.
Monroe County was formed from Cherokee Nation land. Nancy Mary Wilson wasnot yet born in 1805, but we find her in 1826 as the bride of John Miller.In 1830, she and John Miller are enumerated in the Monroe County Census.
Here are the listings for Wilson and Willson from Monroe County, ,Tennessee1830 census as taken from Sistler's 1830 East Tennessee book.
p. no. - name - enumeration
p. 158 Alexander Willson 11020001-0100001
p. 156 Benjamin Willson 0101001-1021001
p. 140 Charles Willson 212001-111001
p. 140 John Willson 12001-100001
p. 158 John B. Willson 10001-10001
p. 158 John T. Willson 11020001-00010001
p. 121 Robert Willson 00102-10001
p. 120 William Willson 00001-00001
p. 100 John Wilson 00001-00001
p. 97 John Wilson 10001-10001
p. 97 Joseph Wilson 11110001-121101
enumerations are in standard shorthand for the census
males 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80,
80-90, 90-100, 100+
females 0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80,
80-90, 90-100, 100+
It is possible that our Joseph Wilson may have been widowed and married to ayounger woman in Monroe County, Tennessee in the 1830 Federal Census above.Or, he was living with an widowed daughter and her young children.
Could this be our Joseph Wilson? He reportedly died in Macon, Georgia. Comesthe following from the Jasper County, Georgia newspaper:
Mrs. Sarah Wilson, widow of Joseph Wilson, died 21 august 1836, age about 60years...
Joseph W. Wilson, age 25 years, 30 September. 1836, left wife and four smallchildren
15 November 1836, est. sale, property of Jos. Wilson, signed Abel P Wilson,Admr.
19 November, 1836, est. sale property of Jos. A. Wison, Abel P. Wilson andJames H. Weatherbee Adms.
15 MAY, 1849, Abel P. Wilson files for dismission as admr. of the est. ofSarah wilson,
15 MAY 1849, Abel P. Wilson, files for dismission for est. of Jos. A. Wilson
More About JOSEPH WILSON:
Burial: Macon County, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer and Trader
Children of JOSEPH WILSON and MARY JANE are:
i. GEORGE2 WILSON, b. Bef. 1805.
ii. FANE WILSON, b. Bef. 1805.
iii. WILLIAM WILSON, b. Bef. 1805.
iv. NANCY MARY WILSON, b. 06 Jul 1806, Tennessee; d. 31 Aug 1866, BoardCamp, Arkansas; m. JOHN MILLER, Abt. 1826, Monroe Co.Tennessee; b. 25 Dec1803, Tennessee*1*; d. 06 Aug 1878, Board Camp, Arkansas.
More About NANCY MARY WILSON:
Burial: Cherry Hill, Arkansas
Notes for JOHN MILLER:
John Miller was born to James Miller probably in Tennessee in the year ofour Lord, 1803. His father, James was Scotch Irish and a StaunchPresbyterian, according to George Miller. Donald Miller believes that Jamesimmigrant father settled near Charleston, South Carolina in 1758. It isdifficult to ascertain the truth of the situation without documentation.
In 1826, John Miller married Nancy Mary Wilson, of Tennessee, the daughterof Joseph Wilson, a farmer and a trader. Nancy Mary and John are listed inthe 1830 Federal Census of Monroe County, Tennessee. In 1835, the Millersand their children purchased $3000.00 worth of land in Dade County,Georgia., Dist. No. 21, near Rising Fawn. The land was purchased and not wonby lottery or given as bounty according to Dade County land records (Source:Sue Forrester – genealogist, Dade County).
John Miller was "a county and probate judge as well as a substantial farmer"according to George R. Miller's biography - Polk County, Arkansas. Earlyrecords show they were "Presbyterian Denomination who later embraced theMethodist Episcopal Church (ibid.)."
Five of John Miller's sons served the Confederacy; James died in a prisoncamp. A daughter, Elizabeth, died giving birth to her first daughter. She isthe only Miller buried in the beautiful Miller Cemetery located on theplantation. Elizabeth was married to Casper Tatum. The daughter of Elizabethand Casper, Nancy Tatum,was raised by the Tatums initially, but is buried inArkansas near her Miller grandparents (Source: Randy Lewis). Four of thesons married women from Dade County: George R. Miller married Martha Davis,Joseph married her sister, Sarah Davis. James married Elizabeth Killian;John Thornton Miller married Sara L Russell.
TIMELINE JOHN Miller
25 December 1803 – Birth - John Miller probably Tennessee to James Miller
6 July 1806 - Birth, Nancy Mary Wilson Tennessee to Joseph Wilson
1826 - Marriage, John Miller and Nancy Mary Wilson - Monroe County,Tennessee
1830 U.S. Federal Census - Monroe Tennessee 98Th Regiment
1835-John Miller (Georgia Abstract Records Office) purchased 420 Acres ofland in District # 21 near Rising Fawn, Georgia for $3000.00.
1835-1859 - Land acquisitions and land sales
1840 U.S. Federal Census - Dade Georgia Rising Fawn
Ancestry.com - roll 40 p. 81
John Miller 211-1-------/11--11
Two males under five
1 male under 10
1 male under 15
1 male 20-30
One female under five
One female under ten
One female 20-30
One female 30-40
1850 U.S. Federal Census Dade County, Georgia; p. 13 A- District No. 21 p.125, TN599343463
August 25, 1850 by Stephen L. Pace
169-169 John Miller, 46, m. farmer, value of real estate owned: $3000.00born: Tennessee
Married within the year (this must be an error... or it refers to one of thechildren)
Mary, 44, f, b. Tennessee - cannot read or write
Mary, 13, f, b. Georgia
John, 10, m. b: Georgia
William, 8, m, b: Georgia
Columbus, 5, m b: Georgia
Hiram, 3, m. b: Georgia
James, 22, m. Farmer, b: Tennessee
Joseph 20, m. Farmer, b. Tennessee
George, 16, m, Farmer, b: Tennessee
1860 U.S. Federal Census Polk County, Arkansas -Center Township - DallasPost Office p. 7
Line 40 39-37 4 June 1860
John Miller 57 male farmer $2000. b. Ky ?
Nancy 54 b. Tennessee
W.A. (William Anderson) 18 farmer
Mary Jane 6
Wm G. 2
1870 U.S. Federal Census Polk county, Arkansas - Fulton Township Dist. No.21 p. 22 A , September 21, 1870
Miller, John 64 born Tennessee
Hiram Douglas, 22, Georgia
Quillan, 18 - Georgia
Nancy E. 14 - Georgia
Nelson, 10, Georgia
Robert M., 6, Arkansas
Stafford, Nathan 64 Tennessee
Mary Jane, 33, Georgia
1880 U.S. Federal Census - Polk County, Arkansas, Fulton Township (BoardCamp)
Stafford, Mary 43 Georgia. Tennessee Tennessee
Stafford, Georgiann 8 Arkansas, Tennessee Georgia
Miller, Hiram Douglas, 32 Georgia. Tennessee Tennessee