Organ Church, Rowan, NC
Wendel originally worshiped at Old Hickory Church. Later, he was one of the founders and charter members of the Organ Church, first organized in 1773. Wendell is buried in the cemetery there, and his headstone indicates "Miller: Wendel Miller (1717-1805) served as a Lt. in the Rowan C." indicating his service during the American Revolution. Wendell Miller was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War and was promoted to Captain, fighting against Tories and Indians. He is reported to have had seven sons, seven daughters and one adopted daughter Elizabeth. His second wife was Christina according to his Will, and it is uncertain which children were from the first or second wife.
Several researchers indicate that his second wife, name Unknown, had a child named Frederick who was the father of John Miller. A few researchers dispute this claim.
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Wendel MILLER (AFN: 1RNX-8J7)
Born: 1704, Germany
Died: 1804, Rowan Co, N C
Spouse: Christina (AFN: 1RNX-8KF)
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Wendell MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8J7)
Born: 1704, Germany
Died: 1804, Rowan Co, N C
Frederick MILLER (AFN:1FDB-P5)
Hans (John) MILLER (AFN:1RNW-H7F)
Peter MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8LM)
Henry MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8MT)
Anna MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8N2)
Maria MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8P8)
Elizabeth MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8QG)
Rachel MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8RN)
Susannah MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8SV)
David MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8T3)
Phillip MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8WH)
Catherine MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8XP)
Philipina MILLER (AFN:1RNX-8ZW)
Sarah MILLER (AFN:1RNX-903)
Christina MILLER (AFN:1RNX-919)
George MILLER (AFN:1RNX-92H)
Source: Can't remember. I believe it's the Wendel Miller Descendants book. Above is what I had in my notes about Wendell Miller.
Relation to me:
Wendel Miller (6th Great Grandfather) Abt. 1730-1805
John Philip Miller (5th Great Grandfather)
John Peter Miller (4th Great Grandfather)
Milas M. Miller (3th Great Grandfather)
Minnie A. Miller (2rd Great Grandmother)
Maude Irene Johnson (Great Grandmother)
James Edward Ewart (Grandfather)
Becky Ewart (Mother)
Stephen Gentry Jr (Me)
Link to tree
Update: Found a copy of his will that was already transcribed. Here is what it said:
I, Wendel Miller, of Rowan County and State of N. Carolina, being in sound mind and memory, but weak in body, and knowing that it is appointed unto all me once to die, have though proper to dispose of my worldly property, with which it was pleased God to bless me, in the following manner, Viz:
1. I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, Christina, one negro girl named Polly, to be her own property as long as my wife shall remain widow, further I give to my wife, Christina, one bed and furniture, one spinning wheel, one iron pot, one pewter dish, six plates and six spoons, the choice of one horse, saddle and bridle, the choice of one cow. It is also my will that my wife shall have one room in the house wherein I now live, for her own use. The above mentioned articles are to be delivered to my wife whenever my youngest son, David, becomes of age. It is further my will that from the time when my son David comes of age, my son George and Henry shall give unto my wife, Christina, yearly each of them, three bushels of wheat, five bushels of corn, fifty pounds of beef and twenty pounds of pork.
2. I give and bequeath to my son Peter, three hundred and sixty Spanish Milled Dollars.
3. I give and bequeath to my son David, the sum of three hundred and fifty Spanish Dollars.
4. I give and bequeath to my son George and Henry, my plantation whereon I now live, to be divided amongst them into equal shares, so as my son George shall have the lower part, and my son Henry the upper part with the improvements.
5. I give and bequeath to my daughters, Catharina, Anna Maria, Susana, Philippina, Elizabeth, Sara, Rachel, and Christina, to each and every one of them, the sum of one hundred Spanish Milled Dollars. But as my son-in-law, John Brown, has received from me sixty dollars, for which I have a receipt from under his hand, it is my will that these sixty dollars shall be deducted from the above mentioned sum willed to his wife, Catharina and she is only to get forty dollars more.
6. I give and bequeath unto my son, Frederick, the sum of twenty five Spanish Milled Dollars.
7. I give and bequeath unto my son, John, twenty Spanish Milled Dollars.
8. I give and bequeath to the Second Creek Congregation, the sum of fifty dollars. It is further my will, that the negro woman Patt, shall be hired out yearly for the benefit of my estate; and it is also my will that there shall be no vendue made until my son, David, becomes of age, all my property shall be sold, and the money arising from that sale shall be divided into equal shares amongst all my children, my step-daughter Elizabeth except, provided that before this distribution takes place the above mentioned sums are paid and also one hundred dollars to my wife, Christina.
It is my will also, that my wife, Christina, shall have the power to furnish out of my estate those of my children which are yet unmarried at the time of their marriage with the same articles with which my married children have been furnished; and if at the time when the above distributions take place any of my children are single yet, they shall be provided for and furnished in the same manner
It is further my will that if any building or repairs of buildings is necessary it shall be paid out of my estate.
I make, ordain and constitute my friend George Henry Berger, my wife, Christina, and my son Philip, Executors of this will, and empower them to make deeds to my son George and Henry for the land herein willed. Then I declare this to be my last will and testament and pronounce all others null and void.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of November, 1804.
Wendel Miller (Seal)
Here is an image with more information about him that I also just found.