Second Generation

4. Valentine Miller Sr. was born in Loudoun Co, VA 27 Dec 1762. He died 29 Nov 1843 in Champaign Co, OH. His body was interred in Mad River Twp, Champaign Co, OH.

He married Sarah Conard. She was born in Loudoun Co, VA 4 Jan 1768, the daughter of John Conard and Elizabeth Potts.

"In the year 1817 several members of the Miller family emigrated from the vicinity of Harper's Ferry in Loudon County, Va., to Champaign County, Ohio. The emigrants consisted of Valentine Miller, his wife and some of his family including several sons-in-law. It was a sort of exodus of the Miller family since the father and mother resolved not to be left behind if the children came West.

"Valentine Miller was of German descent and followed the occupation of a miller continuing in it for years after coming to Ohio. He bought a tract of land in Champaign County and divided it among his children retaining a farm for himself. He and his wife are buried in a family burying ground on a part of the Miller estate near Millersville, Ohio, which took its name from this family.

"The wife of Valentine Miller was Sarah Conrad. She was of English and Welsh descent and came of that early Virginia colony which obtained its wives by paying for their passage with tobacco. ..."
- The Clinton Register, Clinton, Illinois, 26 Jan 1912, excerpted from the obituary for Ann (Gideon) Parker

Valentine Miller Sr. and Sarah Conard had the following children:

 
15. i. Sarah Ann Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA. She married Benjamin Taylor. Sarah's family.
 
16. ii. Christian Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Heath. Christian's family.
 
17. iii. Jacob Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA. Jacob's family.
 
18. iv. John Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA. He married Mary Ropp. John's family.
 
19. v. Valentine Miller Jr. was born in Loudoun Co, VA.
 
20. vi. Samuel Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA. He married Ruth Hill. Samuel's family.
 
21. vi. Mary Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 11 May 1788. She married Robert Russell. Mary's family.
 
22. vii. Elizabeth Mary Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 16 Aug 1791. She married George Gideon. George and Henry Gideon, Elizabeth's sister Nancy's husband, were brothers. Elizabeth's family.
 
23. viii. Nathan Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 13 Jun 1804. He married Ann Loudenbeck. Nathan's family.
 
24. iix. Nancy Anna Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 28 Sep 1806. She married Henry Gideon. Nancy's family.
 

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