Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jacob Miller (1748-1815) Head Stone

This is the headstone for Jacob Miller, b. 2 Oct 1748 in Maryland, died 11 July 1815 near what is now Moore's Store, Shenandoah County, Virginia. He came to the Valley of Virginia about 1782. The stone is located in the Lydia Garber Graveyard and the inscription reads:

Den 2T Oct 1st
Jacob Miller
Auf Diese Welt Goboren
Im Yahr 1748
Gestoben Im Yahr 1815
Den 11 Yulius

Which translates as
On the 2nd of October Jacob Miller was born into this world in the year 1748.
Died in the year 1815, on the 11th of July.

The photograph is taken from the book "Jacob Miller of 1748, His Descendants and Connections, Part 1" by J. Carson Miller, 1936, on-line on

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