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Jacob Miller Northampton orphan?

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Jacob Miller Northampton orphan?

Posted: 29 Mar 2014 6:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Mar 2014 5:48PM GMT
Surnames: Miller, Muller, Bast, Best, Lerch, Shipman
I've been trying to find the parents of a Jacob Miller b.1759 (Northampton?). This is the Jacob Miller/Muller that was a Rev. War pensioner married to first Sarah (last name unknown), then to Elizabeth Ritter who applied for his pension in Tennessee after his death. He had several children with both wives and his family is fairly easy to follow from PA to VA, then to KY & TN. I can't find any birth record for him in PA but did find two petitions by John Miller (9/24/1778) that name two Henry Millers, both deceased. One petition grants custody of Henry Miller, the elder's, children Jacob, Andrew to Edward Shipman (sp.?) and Philip, Peter, and Elizabeth to Nicholas Bast/Best. The other petition grants Henry Miller, the younger's, children Henry, Peter, and Catherine to Anthony Lerch. Does anyone have any further information on these families that shows the orphans they took in? Could this be the Jacob Miller I'm seeking?

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