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Zachariah William ISBELL (1722-1788) m. Elizabeth MILLER (1720-1785)
s/o Henry IBELL (1690-1755) and Hannah COX (1692-1765)
d/o Henry MILLER (1698-1783) and Margaret _____ (1700-1758) (Some say d/o John and Elizabeth Miller)
p/o Hannah ISBELL (1755-1812)

1. Christopher (1740-1824) m. Elizabeth Woodson, 1803
2. William (1741- 1810)
3. Louisa (1743-1808) m. John Carr Sr
4. Susan (1744-1848) m. Robert Marley White
5. Jason (1746-1812) m. Mary Miller, 1781
6. Sarah (1748-1841) m. William Hicklin Sr, 1768
7. Daniel (1748- ) m. Nelly Hunt, 1797
8. Zachariah Jr (1750-1781) m. Polly Miller, 1769
9. Hannah (1755-1830) m. John William Parsley Sr, 1772

1720 Elizabeth MILLER born in Augusta, VA; only child of Henry and Margaret MILLER ["Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley: Jacob Sheetzs (German) will, advanced in years-To daughter, Margaret, wife of Garrett Daulton; granddaughter, Elizabeth Miller; son, Jacob (infant by second wife); son, John; son, Philip; son, Daniel; son, Peter; son, Andrew; son, Henry; wife. Exec]

1722 Zachariah ISBELL born in King William, VA (Orange Co); 8
th child of 10 and 5th son of Henry and Hannah ISBELL [FindAGrave says at Aylett, King William County, Virginia and birth 1726] [Tennessee Cousins by Worth S. Ray, Annals of N.C. by Ramsey, The Overmountain Men by Cameron Judd]

1740 Zachariah ISBELL and Elizabeth MILLER married in VA
(Some sources say he had a second wife, but is not proved.) [Some show his wife was Elizabeth Calloway (born Abt. 1725 in Augusta, VA), daughter of Thomas Callaway and ___ Woodson, an aunt of the two Calloway sisters who were kidnapped with Daniel Boone's daughter Jemima by Indians while paddling in their canoe but later rescued (one of the famous Daniel Boone stories). Others show Zachariah Isbell's wife as Elizabeth Lewis or Taylor, but also without proof] [Many show the children of Zachariah and Elizabeth Calloway as: Godfreys; Pendleton; William; Louisa (1743-1808) m. John Carr; Susan (1744- ) m. Robt Marley White; Jason (1746- ) m. Polly; David (or Daniel) (1748- ); Zachariah Jr (1750- ) m. Polly Miller; and Hannah (1760- ) m (1) Samuel Williams, (2) Taylor James]

1740 son Christopher ISBELL born at Virginia; died 2 May 1824; married Elizabeth Woodson 15 Dec 1803 at Goochland, VA; served in Rev War

1741 son William ISBELL born at Virginia; died 1810 at Greene, TN [DO NOT confuse this William with a William ISBELL (1722-1807) in Goochland, VA]

21 Nov 1743 dau Louisa [aka Louvisa] ISBELL born at Charlestown, SC; died 16 Apr 1808 at Jonesborough, Washington, Tennessee; married John Carr Sr in TN
[The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1744 dau Susan ISBELL born at Virginia; died 27 Jul 1848; married Robert Marley White [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1746 son Jason ISBELL born at Virginia; died 1812 at Panola, MS; married Mary Miller abt 1781 in Virginia [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1748 dau Sarah ISBELL born at Craven, NC (SC); died 29 Jul 1841 at Lancaster, SC; married William Hicklin Sr, abt 1768

1748 son Daniel ISBELL born; married Nelly Hunt, 1797

1750 son Zachariah ISBELL born at Bedford, Bedford, VA; died 1781 at Sevier, TN; married Polly Miller in 1769 in NC (Catherine Brown may be 2
nd wife) [He was in the Battle of King's Mountain with his father, 1780. His sons were: Levi born 1770 William (also called William Zachariah) born about 1772 John Miller Isbell born 1777. Levi and William moved to Jackson County and Dekalb Co., Alabama. William married Sarah Richardson and had: Rev. Levi Isbell b. 1797 married Sarah H. Birdwell their son Elijah Miller Isbell 1840-1920 married Elizabeth Jane Dowdy] [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)] [FindAGrave says he was born 1745 and died 1799] [22 Mar 1796 land transfer: Zachary Isbel(l) of Sevier County sold the 190 acres (above) to James Tucker for only £43 (for a loss of £7). Witnesses: John Wright, Joseph Patterson, and William Sally. He signed his name Zachr Isbel(l). Jefferson Co. Tennessee Deed Bk C, p. 232-34; Holdaway, 57; Fox, 35. Microfilm: Jefferson County (TN) Register of Deeds, Vol. C-D, Sept 1792-Dec 1799. (doc)]

bef 1754 Residence, Bef 1754, Orange Co., Virginia. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) One of the founders of New London, first county seat of Bedford County: Zachariah Isbell and Benjamin Howard laid out the town, Zachariah was the first sheriff and English crown magistrate in New London. Researchers could never be sure they weren't confusing Zachariah Sr., Jr., III, etc., and many of the older family historians (herself included) believed at one time that Zachariah Isbell (who laid out New London) was the father of the Zachariah who pioneered Tennessee rather than the same man. Later researchers tended to conclude that they were indeed the same man. The early records of Bedford County are entirely recorded in Zachariah's own hand. As the Crown's magistrate, he was the sheriff, justice of the peace, jurist; in short, the leading governmental figure in Bedford for a while. His name was usually spelled Zachary in the earlier records, and later Zachariah, possibly causing researchers to believe these were two different men.

1754 Occupation: Commissioner, 1754, Bedford Co, Virginia. Formation of Bedford Co, VA. (
VA Genealogist, Vol 19, No 4, 431) (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) He was instrumental in founding New Bedford, Virginia

27 May 1754
Occupation: Judge, May 27, 1754, Bedford Co, Virginia. He was appointed one of the first justices of Bedford County, Virginia, on May 27, 1754, with Benjamin Howard and Richard Calloway. He helped "lay out" the town of New London, first county seat of Bedford County. (The original court order books are all in his own hand) [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama, pp 206-7 (doc)] [Times-Dispatch newspaper article by RD Buford states: “That at the house of Mathew Talbot, Gent., in the county of Bedford, on Monday, the 27th of May… his Majesty’s Commission of the Peace for this county, under the seal of this colony and dominion of Virginia, bearing the date of the twelfth day of May, instant, directed to John Pane, Mathew Talbot, John Phelps, John Anthony, William Callaway, John Smith Jr., Zachary Isebll, Robert Page, John Sutton, Thomas Pullin, Edmund Manion and Richard Callaway, Gent., was openly read as was in like manner his Majesty’s Deds. (doc)]

1755 dau Hannah ISBELL born at Henry, VA; died 1830 probably at Adair, KY; married John William Parsley Sr in 1772 at Washington, VA (one source says marriage 1785, however 1st child born in 1772) (one source says she died 1812 at Jackson, AL) [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1755 Occupation: Appointed Trustee, 1755, Bedford Co., Virginia. (VA Genealogist, Vol 19, No 4, 431) (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) Occupation: First Sheriff, Abt 1755, Bedford Co., Virginia. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) Military: Captain in the French and Indian War, Abt 1755.

26 May 1755 Zachary ISBELL listed a receiving 160 ac on Glade Creek of Roanoke in Bedford Co as commissioner in Book 7-185: This land record was originally published in Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley. Commission to take acknowledgement of Mary Ewing regarding above property.

1756 Residence, Between 1756 and 1758, Halifax Co., Virginia. Halifax County, Virginia, Order Book 2 (pages 175, 236 and 325) places him in that county from 1756 to 1758. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb)

1757 Residence, Abt 1757/1759, Craven Co., South Carolina. (
Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) A magistrate in Camden Dist. (Kershaw Co.), S.C. A magistrate & J.P. in Washington Co., N.C.

7 Mar 1759 Land: Granted 250 acres in Craven District, Mar 7, 1759, Craven District (later Camden District), South Carolina (for service in French & Indian Wars)

1762 Zachariah ISBELL listed on Rowan Co., NC Tax List

8 Mar 1763 Land: Granted 250 acres on Sandy River, Mar 8, 1763, Craven Co., South Carolina. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb); Land: Granted 50 acres on Sandy River, Mar 8, 1763, Craven Co., South Carolina. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1765 Occupation: Tax Collector, 1765, Craven Co., South Carolina. (Andrea Collection, Reel 24, File 441) (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb); Occupation: Justice of the Peace, 1765, Craven Co., South Carolina. (Andrea Collection, Reel 24, File 441) (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) (some sources say he moved to his plantation in S.C. and lived quietly until the Revolution disrupted his family life) [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

16 Jul 1766 Land Sale, Jul 16, 1766, Camden District, South Carolina. Zachariah Isbell (Sr) sold land to Jeremiah Potts and wife Elizabeth Isbell signed a release of her dower rights (Some sources say Zachariah Isbell was a member of the Anglican church early in life and was believed to have held neutral views or Tory sympathies toward Britain, but no writings back up that statement, although he continued moving toward the frontier)

16 Dec 1766 Land: Granted 200 acres on Saduka River, Dec 16, 1766, Craven Co., South Carolina. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb)

10 Sep 1768
Land: Granted 100 acres on Sandy River, Sep 10, 1768, Craven Co., South Carolina. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb)

1771 Tax List, 1771, Surry Co., North Carolina (one source says he moved to Washington Co., N.C., where he was again a magistrate judge)

May 1772 Occupation: Articles of Watauga Association (the first constitution in North America was written by the people of the Watauga Settlement and called "Articles of Watauga Association." No copies were preserved and exist today) (Watauga Settlement which became the State of Tennessee), May 1772, Watauga Settlement (now Washington Co., Tennessee). The monument at Elizabethton, TN records the names of "The Immortal 13." (Founders of This State), but the marker misspells his name. (It is said he drew up the first census (or sorts), a listing of the wealthiest citizens in the Watauga Settlement, although his name is not on the tax listing) (called for an assembly of 13 men elected by the people, which, in turn, elected and appointed a committee of five with both judicial and executive authority for administering the government of the settlement. The first five men appointed to administer the government were: John Sevier, James Robertson, Charles Robertson, Zachariah Isbell and John Carter) [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1772 Tax List, 1772, Surry Co., North Carolina.

Occupation: Served on the first court in Tennessee, with John Carter, Charles and James Robertson, and James Sevier (later the first governor of TN), 1772, Watauga Settlement (now Washington Co., Tennessee). He had the most court experience of all five justices; 1778: served on the first court in Washington County (now Tennessee) with John Sevier; one of the 13 commissioners called "the founders of Tennessee" [The Heritage of Jackson County Alabama pp 206-7 (doc)]

1775 Land, 1775/1776, Watauga District (now Washington Co., Tennessee). Zachariah Isbell bought land from Jacob Brown 1775/6, shown on Brown plats Jacob Brown gave the land for the Cherokee Creek Baptist Church, chartered September 1783.

25 Mar 1775 Land: Watauga Purchase of East Tennessee lands, Mar 25, 1775, Watauga Settlement (now Washington Co., Tennessee) (from the Cherokees by witnessing the deed from the Cherokees to Jacob Brown, making up a large part of Washington County and signed by several Indian chiefs. The huge old tree under which the deed was signed is still there, but lying on the ground.) [North Carolina, Revolutionary War Soldiers, p.192: “Zachary Isbell, early Watauga settler”]

Nov 1777 Washington County was laid off by an act of the Legislature of North Carolina, passed in November, 1777, and was made to include the whole of the territory afterward erected into the state of Tennessee. The first magistrates appointed were James Robertson, Valentine Sevier, John Carter, John Sevier, Jacob Womack, Robert Lucas, Andrew Greer, John Shelby, Jr., George Russell, William Bean, Zachariah Isbell, John McNabb, Thomas Houghton, William Clark, John McMahan, Benjamin Gist, J. Chisoim, Joseph Wilson, William Cobb, Thomas Stuart, Michael Woods, Richard White, Benjamin Wilson, Charles Robertson, William McNabb, Thomas Price, and Jesse Watson. The county was then divided into seven districts, and the following magistrates appointed to make return of the taxable property: Benjamin Wilson, John McNabb, John Chisoim, William Bean, Michael Woods, Zachariah Isbell, and Jacob Womack. The first grand jury was empaneled at this term, and was composed of the following men: William Asher, Charles Gentry, James Hollis, Amos Bird, John Nave, Arthur Cobb, John Dunham, Peter McNamee, John Patterson, Nathaniel Clark, James Wilson, Adam Wilson, Drury Goodin, Samuel Tate, Jacob Brown, David Hughes, Joseph Fowler, Robert Shurley, James Grimes, Robert Blackburn, John Clark, Hosea Stout, Andrew Burton, John Hoskins, N. Hoskins. At the November term, 1778, the commissioners appointed to lay off the place for erecting the courthouse, prison and stocks, Jacob Womack, Jesse Walton, George Russell, Joseph Wilson, Zachariah Isbell, and Benjamin Gist, reported that they had selected a site, and the following May term the court convened at that place in the first court-house erected in Tennessee [soon to be named Jonesborough]. "This house was built of round logs, fresh from the adjacent forest, and was covered in the fashion of cabins of the pioneers, with clapboards."

26 Nov 1778 [The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924, p.20: “Baptist McNabb vs. Zachariah White, debt. Non Suit.”

1778 Court, 1778, Wilkes Co., North Carolina. Capt Zachariah Isbell was in Wilkes Co NC in 1778 where he gave a deposition (Wilkes Ct Min Bk Vol II, 3). (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb)

1778 Tax List, 1778, Washington Co., Tennessee. The Washington County Tennessee, 1778 Tax List included Zachariah Isbell, Esq., as well as Zacha Isbell and Godfrey Isbell. It is believed that "Zacha. Isbell" was a son of Zachariah Isbell while Godfrey Isbell was a nephew. Zachariah Isbell and his son Zachariah Jr. both served in the government of the Watauga Association, and they both fought the British with Col. John Sevier in the Battle of King's Mountain, October 7, 1780. [Tennessee Early Land Register Warrant/grant#272 dated 27 Jul 1778 at Washington, TN lists Zachariah ISBELL (doc)]

1779 Residence, Abt 1779/1780, Washington Co., North Carolina. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb)

4 Feb 1779
Mentioned, Feb 4, 1779, Burke Co., North Carolina. In Burke Co. NC on 4 Feb 1779, James McKinny bought 100 acres both sides of Hunting Creek between Zackry Isbels and Richard Perkens (Burke Co Deeds #1697, 562). (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb)

25 May 1779 [The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924, p.26: “Ord. that Patrick Murphy be fined for 20 lbs., for insulting Zachariah Isbell a member sitting on the bench.”

26 May 1779 [
The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924, p.30: “John Sevier, Jesse Walton, Zachariah Isbell entered in recognizance to the Governor with Valentine Sevier, Andrew Greer and Charles Robertson Esqr. their security in the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand pounds for faithful discharge as commissioners of confiscated estates.”

1779 British changed their plan because they were achieving no decided results in the North. Their plan now was the attempt again to subdue the Southern Colonies. The British forces gained control of all the important points of Georgia. The American forces made a desperate assault to take Savannah from the British but were repulsed with the loss including Count Pulaski and Sergeant Jasper, distinguished patriots.

1780 Sir Henry Clinton laid siege to Charleston, South Carolina, and it was taken after being much destroyed by bombardment. Hell was on all sides in South Carolina, nearly every part of the State was overrun and pillaged. All now seemed lost to the Americans.

7 Oct 1780 Military: Battle of King's Mountain, Oct 7, 1780, Battle of King's Mountain, South Carolina. (Bound for the Promised Land (1992) by Joan Cervenka Cobb) Zachariah, his son Zachariah, Jr. and Godfrey Isbell his nephew, went to Tennessee (Washington Co) together about 1779/80. They brought a group of men from Tennessee to fight at King's Mountain on 7 October 1780. Zachariah, Jr. was probably the one who served as a lieutenant in company of Col. John Sevier, but Katherine White states that Zachariah, Sr. was there also. The "Mountain Men" soundly defeated the British in this one hour battle. Zachariah and his son, Zachariah, Jr. went back to Tennessee, but Godfrey stayed in North Carolina. [The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924] [Patriots from Southwest Virginia, Northwestern North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee arose in arms and went to meet the British. God bless this section of country. It should be dearly loved by every man, woman and child in the United States. It is one of God's garden spots for freedom. These patriots met at Cowpens, South Carolina, selected eleven hundred of their best men and horses. The Virginians were under William Campbell, those from North Carolina were under Generals John Sevier and Isaac Shelby. They marched all night through the rain and on the morning of October 7, 1780, they arrived at Kings Mountain. The British twelve hundred strong having had the advantage of selecting their positions for fighting, but the battle all the same was on. One regiment of the Americans made an attack and retreated, and were being charged by the British when another American regiment appeared on the mountain top from the opposite direction. The two armies were now on an equal footing as regards position, with the British having the advantage of one hundred men. But there was no counting of men, for the battle was a life and death struggle, and so was the American cause. There was the clang of sabers, the charge and counter-charges of cavalry. The patriots were fighting with nerves of iron and hearts of steel the conquering invaders. There was in the shriek, the havoc, the bloody struggle, the moan of wounded and dying men, the groans of wounded horses and the neighing of riderless ones, all unheard because of the canon roar. When the battle ended as all battles must end, the British General was dead. Four hundred and fifty-six of the British army were killed or wounded, and the balance were taken as prisoners. Not a single one escaped. Never in history was such a battle fought, never on earth such a rebuke to British tyranny. The Americans there truly fired the shot heard around the world. As Thomas Jefferson said it was the turning point of the war. This battle drove home to Great Britain the fact dawning with streaks of light that the patriots of America could not be conquered in a territory or wilderness spread-out over this great continent. Colonel Campbell's Virginians, who fought so nobly and persistently throughout the action, met with severer losses than any other regiment engaged in the hard day's contest. Of the killed were eleven officers and one private. One lieutenant and one ensign who were mortally wounded, died a few days thereafter. One captain, two lieutenant and eighteen privates were wounded, who recovered. The makes thirty-five killed and wounded of Campbell's Virginians as given in Kings Mountain and its Heroes by Draper, page 304. A national monument has been erected by the U.S. government at the battlefield of Kings Mountain in memory of all the American heroes who fought there. The British made another attempt at the invasion of North Carolina and Virginia. This time under the command of the chieftain, Lord Cornwallis. General Washington came up and joining forces with LaFayette and Count Rochambeau besieged Cornwallis in Yorktown where he surrendered on October 19, 1781. The result was that the sovereignty of Great Britain was at an end in the American colonies, the British flag trailed in the dust, and the American flag floating lawfully, and independently, and gloriously in the free air of America. The first settlers of the colonies, and others who followed, braved the seas to enjoy civil liberty and to worship according to the dictates of their own conscience. They realized the great need and advantage of having the freedom of the soul, and to worship God according to their own convictions. These were gained with the redress of all wrongs set forth in the Declaration of Independence.] [A Plea of Trespass by Stephen C. Wicks, p. 4, shows Zach Sr. at King's Mountain: "At King's Mountain, differences set aside, Zachariah Isbell, James Robertson, John Sevier, and William Cocke fought together in a common cause."] [Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution (1932) by the N.C. Chapter DAR, ed. by Gertrude May Sloan Hay, p. 482: "Page 192. Zachary Isbell, early Watauga settler," listed among the King's Mtn. (p.479)] [Pierce's Register, 17th Report of the NSDAR; "The general index of the register is preserved in MSS. in the Library of Congress." North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldiers, by the DAR, p.192: Zachary Isbell] [Roster of Soldiers & Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Tennessee (1974) by Lucy Womack Bates, p. 210: "Isbell, Zachary - early Watauga settler - at King's Mt. One of 13 Commissioners elected by 1772 Convention to formulate laws. Justice of Washington Co. 1778. Signer of Halifax Petition. Ref.: White: KMM p.192." (This is Zach Sr) NSSAR PATRIOT & GRAVE RECORD (1993) by Clovis H. Brakebill: "Ancestor #P-189996, Zachary Isbell, N.C. Patriot, buried in Washington Co., TN." (National Society Sons of the American Revolution). (Zachary Sr; Jr died in Sevier Co)] [North Carolina Revolutionary Army Accounts, ed. by Weynette Parks Haun, p.23: Isbell, Zacha, I-48-2 (vol. 1)] [Pay voucher to Zachariah Isbell signed by John Sevier, Landon Carter and Anthony Bledsoe 12 June 1783 in the Revolutionary War Accounts at the N.C. State Archives, courtesy of Pamela Downs and Vickie Young. This is a Revolutionary War Account filed in the name of Zach....h Isbell, although the actual pay voucher says nothing about military service "and could be payment for any number of things. It is in Vol. 1 which means Zach used the certificate to pay the State for something, most likely land." The voucher is probably for Zachariah Sr. Note that the voucher definitely does not say Lt. Zachary or Zachery Isbell (doc)]

29 May 1781 [The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924, p.53: “The State vs. Zachariah Isbell. Indictmt. and abusing Samuel Crawford. The defdt pleads not guilty. Zachariah Isbell prin 10,000 pounds.”

9 Oct 1781 Witness: Zachariah and Elizabeth Isbell witnessed a deed for Jacob Brown, Oct 9, 1781, Washington Co., Tennessee. (Washington County, Tennessee, Deed Book 3, page 52)

26 Feb 1782 [The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924, p.57: “A deed of gift from Jacob Brown to Ann Henderson for certain premises and other property as therein mentioned was proven by the oath of Zachariah Isbell, Esq., and the same is ord. recorded.”

May 1782 [
The King's mountain men, the story of the battle, with sketches of the American soldiers who took part by Kathrine Keogh White, 1924, p.63: “Sarah Bybee have chosen Isaac Mayfield her guardian and is appointed as such by the court and have entered himself with Charles Robertson and Zachariah Isbell, Esq. in the sum of one hundred thousand pounds for the faithful performance as such.”

1784 Occupation: Appointed by the state of North Carolina, along with John Sevier and Jesse Walton, as commissioners to confiscate the properties of Tories, 1784, Washington Co., Tennessee.

1785 Zachariah ISBELL died (age 66) at Jonesborough, Washington, TN (Watauga Settlement (now Washington Co., Tennessee); Believed to be buried at Cherokee Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Highway 81, S of Jonesboro, TN near Cherokee Creek [FindAGrave says death was 1789; father was Henry and child was Lovisa Carr; 2nd FindAGrave says death was 1788 and birth 1722]

1786 Mentioned: Purchased a bible and saddle at estate sale of Jacob Brown, 1786, Washington Co., Tennessee.

23 Jun 1786 A court document dated 1786, 23 June, page 513 "Virginia Supreme Court, District of Kentucky, Order Books 1783-1792: Upon the petition of James Davis and Deborah Davis his wife, and Abraham Miller the Younger, a minor, by the said James Davis his Guardian, it is ord'd that the Sheriff of Rockingham County summon to appear here on the ninth day of the next Supreme Court, John Thomas to prove the will of Abraham Miller the Elder, dec'd, and take upon himself the execution thereof, or show cause to the contrary. And also that the said Sheriff summon the said John Thomas and Jemima Thomas his wife, and that the Sheriff of Lincoln County summon Zachariah Isbell and Elizabeth Isbell
his wife, Wm. Field and Mary Field his wife, and Hannah Robertson, legatees under the said will, to appear here on the same day to answer the petition of the said James, Deborah and Abraham exhibited against them. And it is further ord'd that the present Admrs do not pay away any legacy or legacies or any part thereof to any person whatever claiming the same until the further order of this court.

1788 Elizabeth MILLER died (age 65) at Jonesborough, Washington, TN