Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
James and Mary [aka Mercy] Handley MILLER and their children
* Mary Handley MILLER (married John MILLER) - stayed in Monroe Co, VA awhile before moving to Clarksburg, Decatur Co, IN by 1827. The lead for this move came from Shirley J House's post on Mary (or Mercy) Handley Miller. (See Decatur County INGenWeb site).

If they married in 1803 Jacob is not likely their son.

Other possible son:
Jacob F. MILLER
b 3 Dec 1799
d 27 Jan 1870
m Rebecca
Elizabeth P Miller
born ca 1804
died
married James Halsey
Alexander Handley Miller
born 24 Feb 1806
died 23 Feb 1873
wife: Louisa Miller

John MILLER, born 5 August 1771 and died 5 April 1848, was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Fugit Township, Decatur Co., IN. tombstone info.

Is this Mary Handley Miller's tombstone with birthdate 16 July, 1776 and death date 11 Nov, 1841? Shirley House thinks she died in 1860, but the 1850 census doesn't show a Mary old enough to be John's wife.

John and Mary Handley Miller's daughter Elizabeth P. Miller, born about 1804, married James Halsey. The dates of the Halsey's buried in Mt Carmel Cemetery do not match their dates. The 1850 census for Fugit Twp in Decatur Co IN lists James (aged 44, 1806) and Elizabeth (aged 46, 1804) with their children, Evelyn J (20), Elizabeth E (19), Martha V. (15), James S. (11), and Catherine (7) [who later married William J Smith - see tombstone].

The Halsey's were living next door to Jacob (aged 29, 1821) and Martha A Miller (aged 26, 1824) and family, Eliza J (aged 6) and George J (aged 4). Mary Miller (aged 31, 1819) with $1,200 of property, was living with James and Elizabeth Halsey. Perhaps she was a sister-in-law? Or an unmarried Miller heir?

John and Mary Handley Miller's son Alexander Handley Miller, born 24 February 1806, married Louisa (maiden name unknown), born 8 November 1808. She died 21 August 1849 and was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery (see her tombstone). A. H. died 23 February 1873 and was buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery and shared his wife's tombstone.

Other Millers living in Fugit Township for the 1850 census were

George (aged 34, 1816) and Margaret MILLER (aged 30, 1820) with 4 children: John D. (9), Robert M. (5), Samuel T. (3), and Orien G. (11 months old). The biography of John D. (Donnell) Miller and his parents is on-line.

Jacob F. (aged 50, 1800) (tombstone shows 3 December, 1799 birth and died 27 January 1870) and Rebecca MILLER (aged 50, 1800) with 3 children: Martha E. (18), Jesse (12), and Catherine J. (10)

Jacob (aged 29, 1821) and Martha A. MILLER (aged 26, 1824) with 2 children, Eliza J (6) and George J. (4).

Mary MILLER (aged 31, 1819) (tombstone shows February 1819 birth and September 1877 death) was living with the James Halsey family. Rather than a sister-in-law, perhaps Mary was an unmarried heir of ...

* Text list of MILLERs in Decatur Co IN 1850 census, usgenweb

Checking the 1850 Fugit Township, Decatur Co IN Census includes:
Robert and Nancy HANDLEY's family plus

Compare these names with the Mt. Carmel Cemetery tombstones.

#House#Family#SurnameNameAgeSexRaceOccupVal.BornMrdSchR/WDDBRemarks
page 68a
32 100 110 MILLER Alexander 44 M . Farmer 5,000 Va
Louisa Miller, Alexander's wife, was born 8 November, 1808 and died 21 August 1849 (She shared a tombstone with Alexander)
33 100 110 MILLER Elizabeth J 19 F . . . Ind . . . . .
34 100 110 MILLER John S 17 M . Farmer . Ind . . . . .
35 100 110 MILLER Nancy C 14 F . . . Ind . X . . .
36 100 110 MILLER Mary A 13 F . . . Ind . X . . .
37 100 110 MILLER George D 11 M . . . Ind . X . . .
38 100 110 MILLER Louisa Ellen 9 F . . . Ind . X . . .
39 100 110 MILLER Julia A 7 F . . . Ind . X . . .
40 100 110 MILLER Martha A 5 F . . . Ind . X . . .
41 100 110 MILLER James A 3 M . . . Ind . . . .
42 line - No Entry
page 69a
1 108 118 MILLER George 34 M . Farmer 4,000 Ind . . . . .
2 108 118 MILLER Margaret 30 F . . . Ky . . . . .
3 108 118 MILLER John D 9 M . . . Ind . X . . .
4 108 118 MILLER Robert M 5 M . . . Ind . . . . .
5 108 118 MILLER Samuel T 3 M . . . Ind . . . . .
6 108 118 MILLER Orien G 11/12 M . . . Ind . . . . .
page 70b
2 131 142 MILLER Jacob F 50 M . Farmer 2,000 Va . . . ..
3 131 142 MILLER Rebecca 50 F . . . Tennessee . X . ..
4 131 142 MILLER Martha E 18 F . . . Ind . X . ..
5 131 142 MILLER Jesse 12 M . . . Ind . X . ..
6 131 142 MILLER Catherine J 10 F . . . Ind . X . ..
page 71b
12 147 159 MILLER Jacob 29 M . Farmer 5,000 Va . . . . .
13 147 159 MILLER Martha A 26 F . . . Ky . . . . .
14 147 159 MILLER Eliza J 6 F . . . Ind . X . . .
15 147 159 MILLER George J 4 M . . . Ind . .. . .
16 148 160 HALSEY James 44 M . Farmer 1,500 Va . . . . .
17 148 160 HALSEY Elizabeth 46 F . . . Va . . . . .
18 148 160 HALSEY Eveline J 20 F . . . Ind . X . . .
19 148 160 HALSEY Elizabeth E 19 F . . . Ind . X . . .
20 148 160 HALSEY Martha V 15 F . . . Ind . X . . .
21 148 160 HALSEY James S 11 M . . . Ind . X . . .
22 148 160 HALSEY Catherine 7 F . . . Ind . . . . .
23 148 160 MILLER Mary 31 F . . 1,200 Ind . . . . .


* Handley Genealogy Page or on to Fayette Co, IN
* 1880 census search * Miami Valley Genealogy Index search
* Butler County OHGenWeb
* Memoirs of the Miami Valley - Butler Co
* A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County Ohio