Sunday, August 9, 2009

Frederick & Mary Elizabeth (Peery) Miller

The following was taken from the book: "The Genealogy of the Descendants of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Peery Miller" by John Peery Miller (Yellow Springs, Ohio: Antioch College, 1913). The Genealogy of the Descendants of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Peery Miller was compiled by their grandson John Peery Miller, Professor of History, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1913.
Descendants of Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Peery Miller
The Frederick and Elizabeth Peery Miller Family

Frederick Miller (1760-1822) and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Peery (1769-1844), were both raised in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. After their marriage, they migrated to the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Their seven children were born in Botetourt County, Virginia, 1789-1811. The family migrated to Clark County, Ohio in 1818. Frederick bought a quarter section, containing forty acres of cleared land, located in Bethel township, six miles west of Springfield.
Frederick Miller died during the construction of their house in Clarke County in 1822. Frederick and Mary Elizabeth Miller are buried in the Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Township, Clark County, Ohio.

Frederick and Elizabeth were the parents of  SEVEN (7) children:  (1) Mary 1789-1850, md Anthony Leffel;  (2) Henry 1791-1866, md (i)Charity Vantassel, (ii)Sarah Beaty;  (3) Elizabeth 1796-1874, md James P Leffel;  (4) John 1798-1863, md Joanna Smith;  (5) Daniel 1802-1878, md Elizabeth Neff ; (6) David 1805-1867, md Sarah Smith; and (7) Delilah 1811-1863, md William Gordon.

Our line descends through their daughter Mary, who married Anthony Leffel.  Click on the pages to enlarge.

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The whole story may be read below:

Note: A scanned copy of this book in it's entirety is available on  Click on the Search tab, then Books, and then search for Frederick Miller. 


Teri Miller said...

I just found your website regarding Frederick Miller and Elizabeth Perry family history. My husband Jerry Miller is a descendant of Frederick. Daniel, Benjamin, Edwin Tyler, John L. Miller. I would like to have the article on the descendants. or acquire book the book on the family, as the pages on the website are to small to read. My e-mail is

Thank you
Teri Miller

Anonymous said...

Myrle's mother was a Miller--Makes me wonder if there is a connection somewhere--I'll have to look up his stuff when we get back to AZ~

Debbie said...

I descend from John Miller, who married Joanna Smith.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the links to the Books at Familysearch. Not only was I able to find the book on the Fredrick Miller family but I was able to find books on a lot of my other family lines.:)

clm said... has a lot of free records available. I like to go to a record database such as the Ohio County Marriages and search for all my family within a county. To find a specific record database, go to > Search > "browse all published collections" > choose place or collection > choose county or collection. Example: > Search > "browse all published collections" > United States of American > Ohio > Ohio County Marriages.