Second Generation

5. Christian Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 12 Jan 1771. He died 14 Sep 1842 in Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cooper Twp, Sangamon Co, IL.

He married Sarah Neer in Loudoun Co, VA, 7 Jan 1809. Sarah was born in Loudoun Co, VA 28 Jun 1786, the daughter of Conrad Neer Jr. and Ann Conard. She died 20 Aug 1864 in Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cooper Twp, Sangamon Co, IL.

"Miller, Christian, was born Jan. 12, 1771, in Loudoun county, Va. Sarah Neer was born June 28, 1786, in the same county, and they were there married in 1807. They had eight children in that county. The whole family left Loudoun county Sept. 4, 1833, traveling in wagons; they reached Champaign county, Ohio, and stopped with a brother. Mr. Miller and his eldest son, David, set out on horseback for Illinois to Pekin, Lewiston and Canton, and returning, crossed the Illinois river at Fort Ross - now Havana - thence to Springfield, Paris, Terre Haute, Ind., and back to Ohio. He purchased a farm in Miami county, Ohio, and commenced moving to it on the morning after the great meteoric shower, Nov. 13, 1833. One year later he sold out in Ohio, and started, Nov. 17, 1834, with his family; passing through Springfield they reached Alton in December. From there they moved back to Sangamon county, arriving in Springfield, Jan. 20 1835. Mr. Miller entered two thousand one hundred acres of land in the vicinity of the mouth of Buckhart creek, in what is now Cooper and Rochester townships. On the 19th of March, 1835, the family moved to what is now Cooper township. All the Miller family except David and John C., moved, in Nov., 1838, to Coles county, six miles from Jefferson City, Mo., and all returned to Sangamon county in Dec., 1841. ..." - History of the Early Settlers Sangamon County, Illinois; John Carroll Power, p.528

Christian Miller and Sarah Neer had the following children:

 
25. i. David Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 18 Apr 1809. He married twice. His first wife was Eliza D. Jackson and his second wife was Fannie Jackson. David's family.
 
26. ii. Ann Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 11 Nov 1810. He died 7 Jan 1876 in Sangamon Co, IL. Her body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cooper Twp, Sangamon Co, IL.

"... Ann, born Nov. 11, 1810, in Virginia, resides with her brother, Jacob C. She never married, has been an invalid for fifteen years, and has been blind since Nov. 30, 1868. ..." - The History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois; John Carroll Power, p.520

 
27. iii. John C. Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 19 Oct 1812. He married Melvina Sattley. John's family.
 
28. iv. Samuel Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 27 Aug 1815. He married Eliza Jones. Samuel's family.
 
29. v. Nathan Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 24 Mar 1822. He died 9 Jun 1848 in Sangamon Co, IL. His body was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cooper Twp, Sangamon Co, IL.
 
30. vi. Jacob C. Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 9 Apr 1824. He married Mary 'Charlotte' Prather. Jacob's family.
 
31. vi. Joseph Miller Sr. was born in Loudoun Co, VA 18 Aug 1826. He married Louisiana Branch. Joseph's family.
 
32. vii. Elizabeth Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 3 Nov 1829. She married Samuel Augustin Neer. Elizabeth's family.
 

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