This blog entry shall deal with finalizing, almost, the lands of Elder Daniel Miller (1755-1822). Elder Daniel owned land that today lies along the Upper Bear Creek Road of Miami township, Montgomery county, Ohio. When he owned it, and prior to that, the land was owned by Elder Jacob Miller (ca. 1838-1815). Normally to plat land it is fairly easy to transcribe a single deed and overlay that onto high-quality scans of the Montgomery County, Ohio Atlas of 1875. In this instance it is difficult as that particular section, in 1875 versus the early 18th Century, had been cut up into differing tracts. In other words, it was not easily done because of intervening deeds. To rectify this it fell upon me to pull all the deeds, at least those that were recorded for this section, which led to some discoveries.
Today’s blog, the first in a series that will hopefully be an on-going explanation of what I am presently working on, is about the various Brethren Miller families who were early settlers of Montgomery county, Ohio. The opening section below is some comments about the Miller families of note, followed by what I am working on at this time. In essence there are three Miller families that interest me, and I am not even remotely related to any of them, so, to that end, here goes.
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PREFACE. The committee a ppointed by the Convention to revise its work preparatory to publication, have taken the liberty to expunge some irrelevant matter and condense a few speeches. Nothing pertaining to actual business has been purposely omitted, and in condensing several speeches it was done to give clearness of expression and force, rather than other wise. Some of the routine work, announcements made by the chair, and discussions that were out of regular order have been omitted for the sake of brevity. The reporter, Mr. L. B. Clifton , was very particular to take down the proceedings of the entire Convention, and with the above exceptions we present it to our readers, hoping that all will be pleased with the report and result of the Convention. J. W. BEER, O. A. COLER, J. A. RIDENOUR, J. H. WORST, Committee.