Miller (surname)

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Miller (surname)
  Wooster, Ohio (Tillie Miller)
Notable members Jacob, Thomas, Enos, John, Hamilton, Jacob, Benjamin, and Tillie Miller

Cemetery records

  • Buried in the Blachleysville Cemetery are three of the fourteen children of Thomas and Nancy. This is a notation made by the individual who read the cemetery in the early 1970s. These three children were John, Hamilton, and Enos. No readable stones exist for these children. Other family members are buried in this cemetery, too. The information on Blachleysville Cemetery (Plain Township, Wayne County, Ohio was compiled by Mrs. Robert Ungerer and Mrs. Verne Chamberlain. I believe both ladies are deceased, now.
  • Interesting enough, the other Jacob and Catherine Miller of Plain Twp, Wayne County, OH mentioned in the next paragraph are buried in the same cemetery. Jacob died 27 January 1871 at the age of 77 years and 6 months. Catharine died 5 March 1875 at the age of 71 years, 9 months, 28 days.) This information is found on page 563 of the Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records.

Census records

Land Deeds

Notable accounts


  • I have spent the several days trying to sort through the Jacob Miller families. Unfortunately, I can find no solid documentation to go back another generation.
  • Clinton Wilson may be the son of Thomas Wilson. Once again, there is no direct documentation to prove this connection. There were two Thomas Wilson families residing in Wayne County, OH. One is in Plain Twp, Wayne County, OH and the other is a resident of Wooster, OH. The Thomas who resided in Wooster probably died late 1833. His estate was probated 7 January 1834. Given the names in the estate, I do not believe this to be the correct one. I believe the Thomas Wilson of Plain Twp is a more likely suspect. Following this lead, using the census records and land deeds, there is a possibility that Thomas Wilson was married to Nancy McBride Wilson. In the Wayne County, Ohio Burial Records on page 542, Thomas and Nancy are listed in the Blachleysville Cemetery (Plain Township, Wayne County, Ohio]]. Thomas Wilson died 18 June 1843 at the age of 82 years (born about 1761). Nancy McBride Wilson died 13 April 1851. The burial records indicate she was 66 years but this in incorrect based on the census records. In the 1850 US Census for Plain Twp, Wayne County, OH, she is age 84, born in Virginia and residing with Elzy and Mary Wilson. Nancy may have been 86 at the time of her death, which would place her birth year about 1765. Two other possible sons of Thomas and Nancy are Amariah and Elzy Wilson. In the 1830 US Census for Plain Twp, Wayne County, OH Amariah Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Jacob Miller and Elzy Wilson are neighbors. Also, there are several land transactions between the Wilson and Miller families.

Vital records

Lucinda died 18 June 1842 at the age of 8 years, 3 months, 14 days

  • Children of Amariah and Elizabeth Moyer Wilson
  • Sharlotte E., Native of California, died 5 May 1851 at the age of 2 months, 5 days
  • Children of Clinton and Mary Ann Miller Wilson

Catharine died 28 April 1832 at the age of 7 months, 14 days

  • Shannon died 22 February 1863 at the age of 23 years, 1 month, 12 days (enlisted 15 August 1862 for 3 years as Corporal in the Civil War, Co. E, 120th OVI; died of disease at Young’s Point, Louisiana -- source is the Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-66, vol. 8, p. 254.
  • Jacob died 15 February 1863 at the age of 28 years, 5 days (enlisted 15 August 1862 for 3 years as Corporal in the Civil War, Co. E, 120th OVI; died 16 March 1863 on hospital boat in Nashville, TN – source is the Roster of Ohio Soldiers 1861-66, vol. 8 p. 254 [note discrepancy in death date])
  • Sarah Wilson, wife of Robert died 8 April 1845 at the age of 25 years, 6 months. I am not sure if Robert is another son of Thomas Wilson.
  • There were no official guardianship papers of children of John and Susanna Smith in the book, Will Abstracts, Estates and Guardianship Wayne County, Ohio 1812-1851. I checked the Common Pleas Court Journals for 1834 and did not find any mention of the guardianship. I have no idea if there is any family connection between the John and Susanna Smith and Jacob Miller, the guardian of the minor children.



  1. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-07-05, p. 6.