1. ISAAC1 MILLER was born Abt. 1748 in Holland, and died September 30, 1773 in possibly Cornwallis, N.S., Canada. He married DEBORAH NEWCOMB May 22, 1766 in Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA, daughter of BENJAMIN NEWCOMB and HANNAH CLARK. She was born March 25, 1744 in Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, and died Unknown in ?.
Notes for ISAAC MILLER:
By Paul B. Miller
See Newcomb Genealogy, p. 47,
The Newcomb genealogy, "Andrew Newcomb 1648-1686 and His Descendents," p. 47, lists "Deborah, bapt. 25 Mar. 1744, d. ----; m. first, 22 May 1766, in Kent, Isaac Miller, ...... The family home was in Cornwallis, N. S." Isaac's children are named with many of the same names as Deborah's siblings. Thus I believe that Isaac is the son of Isaac and Deborah (Newcomb) Miller who settled in Cornwallis, N. S. in the late 1760s, joined her father, Benjamin, and many of her family there, and subsequently followed them to St. John, N. B. and north toward Sunbury Co., perhaps after her husband, Isaac, died. That Isaac Miller, son of Isaac and Deborah (Newcomb) Miller, and Isaac Miller, husband of Susannah Gallop, are the same person is not proven. But it appears very probable.
In the Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia, Pub. # 15, Halifax, "Deaths, Burials and Probates of Nova Scotia, 1749-1799," Vol. 2 (L-Z), by Allan Everett Marble, there is listed: Isaac Miller, d. 30 Sept. 1773, Halifax. This may or may not be Deborah Newcomb's first husband, Isaac.
See John Allan Miller letter, Aug. 8, 1908. In this letter written to Herbert Miller in Admire, Kansas, by his uncle, John Allan Miller, from Thomas (near Seattle), Washington, Isaac's family as he knew them is discussed in depth. He says his grandfather, Issac, "was imported stock, not exported as many of the ancestors of the FFV's (First Families of Virginia) were. He was imported from Holland.
Calvin Miller notes:
LDS Ancestral file.Family search.org >details the Newcomb genealogy, shows Isaac Miller's date of birth as 1740 in Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut, date of marriage May 22, 1766, to Deborah Newcomb, born in 1744, also of Kent, Litchfield, Connecticut.
Planters and Pioneers,(Pre-loyalist Settlers of Nova Scotia) by Esther Clark Wright, also lists:
M.22 May 1766, Deborah, dau of Benjamin and Hannah Clark Newcomb, b.1744. Ch: Isaac
More About ISAAC MILLER:
Burial: Unknown, Possibly Cornwallis,Nova Scotia,Canada
Notes for DEBORAH NEWCOMB:
By Paul Miller:
Ref: "Andrew Newcomb 1618-1686 and His Descendents," compiled and revised by Bethuel Merritt Newcomb, pub. by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, Conn. 1923. Deborah married second ---- Gallop. It would appear that Isaac died when they were in Cornwallis. N. S. and she may have followed her father and her brother, Benjamin, to St. John, N. B., and up the St. John River as they moved north to Waterborough (now Canning), Sunbury Co. N. B. See also the "Gallup Genealogy, p. 28, which shows Nathaniel Gallup married second Deborah -----------. Although no confirming document of this marriage has been found to date, it appears very probable that Deborah's second husband was Nathaniel Gallup, that they were married after all of Nathaniel's children by Hannah were born, the last of whom was Susannah, probably born about 1776-78. It is probable the marriage was in Sunbury County after 30 June 1783 when Nathaniel Gallup from Coveget was listed as living on the St. John River with a wife and seven children.
Calvin Miller Notes: From the book, "Planters and Pioneers",(Pre-loyalist settlers of Nova Scotia) by Esther Clark Wright, The following is noted:
Cornwallis, 1761 St.John River(?)
b.c.1700,Edgartown,Mass. Son of Simon and Deborah Newcomb. M. Hannah Clark ?
Ch. Hannah, Benjamin, Simon, Lydia, William, Bethia, Benjamin, Oliver, Iram, Deborah, Jemima, Submit."
b.July 20,1720,Lebanon,Conn., son of Deacon John and Alice Lumbert Newcomb, d. 13 April. 1778. M. 15 July 1747, Mercy, Dau. of Timothy and Martha Barnaby, d. 27 Mar 1776. M.(2) 13 Feb 1777, Mrs. Deborah Miller.
Ch. Joseph, Benjamin, John, Catherine, Martha, Alice, Mercy, Lydia, Ruth, Jonathan, Jacob, (2 d.)? Catherine. Others died young." (2 d. means child of second marriage)
Conclusion: This Deborah Miller may or may not be the former wife of the deceased Isaac Miller but it does seem probable. Both parties to this marrriage, if this is the same Deborah, are formerly of Connecticut and are likely cousins. Apparently this union did not last long since John Newcomb Jr. died less then a year after the marriage.
Also from "Planters and Pioneers":
Onslow, St.John River 1781
From New England. M. Hannah
Ch. Hannah, Mary, Esther, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Dorcas, Samuel ? "
I cannot determine the purpose of the designated dates. I can only assume this is the arrival date at the specified location and I believe this means from Onslow which is near Truro, ( at the mouth of Cobequid Bay) Nova Scotia TO St. John River.
Deborah Newcomb, former wife of Isaac Miller b.1748, d. abt 1773
Marriage Notes for ISAAC MILLER and DEBORAH NEWCOMB:
LDS Ancestral file.Family search.org
More About ISAAC MILLER and DEBORAH NEWCOMB:
Marriage: May 22, 1766, Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Child of ISAAC MILLER and DEBORAH NEWCOMB is: