Household 26 - Smith Milliner by Gail M. Walczyk
SMITH MILLINER

HOUSEHOLD 26

[A99]

Smith Milliner, son of Henry Milliner and Amey Bunting, was born circa 1741. Smith died before 26 July 1819. (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 384). He was the brother of Southey Milliner. He married twice. He married Mary (Walczyk Deaths, p. 28) circa 1777. Mary, was born circa 1750. Her maiden name is unknown. He married Nancy circa 1799 (District Court Wills & Deeds, p. 299-301). SEE: MILLINER: Smith Milliner, etc., to John Welburn Nancy, was born circa 1777. Her maiden name is also unknown. In Smith Milliner will on 21 June 1819 in Accomack Co., VA, Nancy, was named as an heir. It was probated 26 July 1839 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 384).

Nancy, was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell Censuses, 141). The census reads: MILLINER, NANCY 2 males 10-16, 1 male 16-18, 2 males 18-26, 2 females 0-10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45 plus Total slaves 2.

In Henry Milliner's will on 1 December 1770 in Accomack Co., VA, Smith was named by his father as an heir. It was proved on (Nottingham Wills, p. 255). An abstract of his will reads:
MILNER, HENRY - 22 Nov. 1770 - 25 June 1771 - To wife Neomi land I bought of Middleton Melson during her life & then to be divided between my son Smith & Henry Milner. Should Smith die without issue his part to go to my son William Milner, & should Henry die without issue his part to go to my son Robert Milner. Bal. of estate to wife for life then to be divided between all my children. Wife Exec. Witt: William B. Bunting, Sebastian Cropper, Jr. In order of probate: Smith Milner heir at law to the testator.
Whitelaw mentions Smith Milliner (Whitelaw, p. 1075). Whitelaw states:
1771 Milliner (wife Neomy) left 99 acres of land [A99] that he had purchased from Joseph M. and Elizabeth Melson, to his sons Smith and Henry, but if the latter died his part was to go to a son Robert, which is what happened. After his death the land was sold in 1786 to John Custis he and his wife Caty immediately resold to Smith Milliner, so he became possessed of all the land here which had been owned by his father Henry.
In Amey Milliner's will on 25 October 1778 in Accomack Co., VA, Smith was named by his mother Amey Milliner as an heir. It was proved on 1 July 1779(Nottingham Wills, p. 317). An abstract of his will reads:
MILLINER, AMEY - 25 Oct. 1778 - 1 July 1779 - To son Smith Milliner. To son William. To son Robert. To son Southy 20 £ cash. To daughter Rachel. To daughter Betty. To daughters Laney Melson & Anne Milliner. Bal. of estate to be sold & divided between my children. James Arbuckle Exr. Witt: George Arbuckle. In order of probate: The Exr. named in the foregoing will refusing to act William Milliner granted letters of administration.
On 8 January 1796 the lands in Saint George District 17 were processioned. Smith Milliner was present for the procession of the bounds between John Cropper and Thomas Cropper. On the same day the lands of Smith Milliner were processioned. The text reads: Lines between Littleton Trader & Smith Milliner. (Walczyk, Processions p. 2).

Smith was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell, Jody, Censuses p. 13). The text reads: MILLENER, SMITH 1 male 0-10, 1 male 45 plus, 1 female 0-10, 2 females 10-26, 1 female 16-26, 3 slaves.

Smith was listed as the head of a family The 1810 census (Powell Censuses p. 82). The text reads: MILLINER, SMITH 3 males 0-10, 2 males To 16, 1 female To 16, 1 female To 45, 1 other, 3 slaves

Smith made a will on 21 June 1819 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 26 July 1839 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 384). An abstract of his will reads:
MILLINER, SMITH - 21 June 1819 - 26 July 1819 - Wife Nancy Milliner & friend William Bagwell Extrs. To wife Nancy Milliner my plantation whereon I now live for the term of 4 years ... & ... To son Thomas Milliner.... To son Smith Milliner at the end of the 4 year term of my wife, the plantation were on I now live & he to pay the mortgage held by the heirs of John Dix decd. If he defaults on the mortgage, then the plantation to be sold to pay the mortgage & the remaining to my 5 sons Smith, James, John, Southey, & Thomas Milliner & 2 daughters Tabitha & Ann Maria Milliner, one full share each. To daughters Catherine Drummond, Susey Hurst, & Molly Milliner, 1/2 share each. To daughter Ann Maria Milliner ... My Negro man Jingo to free the Christmas following my death. Witt: William Bagwell, Samuel Teackle & Levin Phillips. Prob: Isaiah Bagwell & George P. Bagwell securities.
Smith Milliner and Mary, Mrs. Smith Milliner had the following children:

i. Catherine Milliner was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1775. Catherine died before 27 September 1830 (Nottingham Soldiers, p 16). She married Richard Drummond circa 1793 in Accomack Co., VA. Richard was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1769. Richard was the son of Robert Drummond and Anne Ritter (Henrietta) Drummond. Richard died in 1834. In Robert Drummond's will on 29 October 1792 in Accomack Co., VA, Richard was named as an heir. It was probated on 25 December 1792 (Nottingham Wills, p. 397). An abstract of his will reads:
Drummond, Robert Oct. 1792 - 25 Dec. 1792 - To wife Anariter Drummond the use of all my lands during her widow, reversion to my son George Drummond. To son Henry Drummond. To daughter Elizabeth Drummond. To daughter Elisha Drummond. To daughter Rosey Drummond. To daughter Nancy Drummond. To son James Drummond. To son Richard Drummond. To daughter Peggy Drummond. Grandchildren Solomon & Betsey Melson. To wife 1/3 of personal estate in lieu of dower.  Daughter Sarah Garrat. Children George, Sarah, Elizabeth, Henry, Elisha, Rosey, Nancy, James, Richard & Peggy Drummond & Solomon & Betsy Melson residual legatees. Wife Anariter, George & Henry Drummond Exrs. Witt: William Drummond, Smith Melson, Jr., Thomas Johnson.
In the will of Anne Ritter Drummond written on 2 July 1806 in Accomack Co., VA, Richard was named as an heir. It was probated 30 September 1806 (Miles & Miles Wills). An abstract reads:
DRUMMOND, ANNA RITTER, 2 July 1806 / 30 September 1806 - Son Richard Drummond and son-in-law Robert Drummond Extrs. To son Richard Drummond. To Tabitha Drummond. to son Richard Drummond negro boy Preeson. to daughter Margaret Drummond Negro woman Leah. To grandson Heli Bagwell Negro boy James & if Heli dies, then to granddaughter Eliza Drummond, daughter of Robert Drummond. To son George Drummond 1 shilling & none of my grandchildren not mentioned to have any part remainder to son Richard Drummond & daughter Margaret Drummond. Witt: Thomas Bayly Sr. and Tabitha Drummond. Prob John Custis (B. S.) & Robert Russell of George security
In Smith Milliner's will on 21 June 1819 in Accomack Co., VA, Catherine was named as an heir. It was probated 26 July 1839 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 384).
Catherine Milliner was mentioned in court on 27 September 1830 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham Soldiers p. 16). Be it ordered that Smith, John, Southey, Thomas, and Anna Maria Milliner and Susanna Hurst, wife of Thomas Hurst, Polly Carey, wife of Samuel S. Carey, Nancy Milliner, devisee of James Milliner, Richard, William, James, Henry, Catherine and Tabitha Drummond, William Dunton and John Dunton are heirs at law of Robert Milliner dec'd., formerly lieutenant in the Virginia Navy in the Revolutionary War. The said Smith, John, Southey, Thomas, Tabitha and Anna Maria Milliner, Polly Carey, Susanna Hurst being the children Milliner, dec'd who was the eldest brother of the said Robert Milliner, dec'd., who died before 1 January 1787, and the said Richard, William, James, Catherine and Tabitha Drummond being children of Catherine Drummond, dec'd., daughter of the said Smith Milliner dec'd., and the said William Dunton and John Dunton being the children of Elizabeth Dunton, dec'd., who was a daughter of said Smith Milliner. dec'd.
Catherine Milliner and Richard Drummond had the following children; Richard T. Drummond born circa 1795, William Drummond was born circa 1797. James Drummond was born 11 August 1800, Catherine Drummond born circa 1802 and Tabitha Drummond born 1805. (Drummond Family, Bible).

ii. Elizabeth Milliner was born circa 1778. She married an unknown Dunton. Elizabeth died before 27 September 1830 Her children were; William Dunton and John Dunton (Nottingham Soldiers, p 16).

iii. Smith Milliner was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1783. He married twice. He married Jenney Dunton on 8 June 1808 in Northampton County VA (Mihalyka Marriages, p, 73). He married Jane circa 1818. Jane was born circa 1791 (Scherzinger Census p. 112).

Smith was a private in the militia during the War of 1812 in Captain Henry Scarborough's Company of the twenty-seventh Regiment of Virginia Militia, Northampton County (Virginia Militia, 118). SEE: Captain Henry Scarborough's Company

Smith, was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Accomack Co., VA (Powell Censuses, 141). The census reads: MILLINER, SMITH 1 male 0-10, 1 male 26-45, 3 females 0-10, 1 female 26-45, Total slaves 3

Smith made a will on 5 December 1829 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated 14 October 1731 (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 384). An abstract of his will reads: It was probated. An abstract of his will reads:
MILLINER, SMITH - 5 December 1829 / 14 October 1731 - To wife Jane Milliner during her life of widowhood my whole estate on the condition that she shall raise and support my children Jane, Catherine and Mariah Milliner until they arrive to age 21 and then to my wife Jane Milliner and she shall furnish a home for my 2 children Eliza and Margaret Milliner during their good behavior until their marriage at the house of my wife and no where else. At the death of my wife my whole estate to my living children. Wife Jane Milliner and friend Charles Garret Extrs. Witt: William P. Custis, Edmund Ayres, William Burton, Joseph W. Gibb, Arthur Mears, John Milliner & George West. Prob: John S. Gibb & Samuel U. Fitzgerald securities.
Smith Milliner and Jenney Dunton had the following children; Eliza Milliner and Margaret Milliner (384). Smith Milliner and his second wife Jane had the following children; Jane Milliner, Catherine Milliner and Mairah Milliner (384).

iv. Susanna Milliner was born circa 1788. She married Thomas Hart/Hurst on 2 October 1809 (Truman Marriage, p. 136). Thomas was born circa 1788. The record reads: Hurst, Thomas / Susannah Millener - 2 October 1809. Thomas died on 27 May 1853 (Walczyk Deaths, p. 77). The record reads: Hurst, Thos., W/m, 27 May 1853, in 3rd Dist., brain fever, 65yr c/o Thos. & Ann, b. Acc, farmer, h/o Susan. Hurst, John, son g/info.

v. Polly Milliner was born circa 1896 (Walczyk Deaths, 28). She married Samuel S. Carey (Nottingham Soldiers, p 16). She died on 28 Jaunary 1862 (28). The register reads: Carey, Mary, W/f, 28 Jan 1860, Acc, cnspt., 62yr c/o Miliner, Smith & Mary, b. Acc, seamstress, w/o Sam'l. Husband g/info.

Smith Milliner and Nancy had the following children:

vi. Anna Maria Milliner was born circa 1799.

vii. James Milliner was born circa 1801. James died before 27 September 1830 (Nottingham Soldiers, p 16). James made a will on 12 Jan 1828 in Accomack Co., VA. It was probated (Miles & Miles Wills, p 383). An abstract of his will reads:
MILLINER, JAMES H. 12 Jan 1828 / 26 Jul 1730 - (St. George Parish) - To wife Nancy Milliner the whole of my estate. Friend William Bagwell extr. Witt: William Bagwell, Isaiah Bagwell. Prob: Isaiah Bagwell & William Parramore Jr. securities.
viii. John Milliner was born circa 1804. John dies on 25 July 1891 (Walczyk Deaths, p. 110). Milliner, John, W/m, 25 Jul 1891, St. Geo. P., bladder effection, 87yr c/o Smith & Nancy, b. Acc, farmer, h/o Eliza. Milliner, Southey S., son g/info.

ix. Southey Milliner was born in Accomack Co., VA was born 8 December 1808. He died on 13 December 1868. Mihalyka Graven Stones, 183.) He married twice. He married Nancy circa 1735. She died circa 1743. He married Susan circa circa 1745.

The children of Southey and Nancy were; James, Samuel, Tabitha and Southey. (Scherzinger Census, 114). The children of Southey and Susan were; Susan, Edmund, Sarah and Henry (Walczyk Census, p 163).

x. Thomas Milliner was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1809. His death was noted in 1893 in the local newspaper. He was 84. SEE: Eastern Shore Death Notices: 1881-1912

xi. Tabitha Milliner was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1811. She married Charles Fitzgerald on 20 January 1829 in Accomack Co., VA (Turman Marriages, p 104). The record reads: Charles Fitzgerald of Elisha, to Tabitha Milliner 20 October 1829. Southey Hall security. Charles was born circa 1804.

Sources:

_____. Accomack County District Court Wills & Deeds 1789-1799.

_____. Drummond Family Bible (1878) Ruth (Drummond) Belote, Onancock VA. 1979.

_____. Virginia Militia in the War of 1812, Vol I. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2001.

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