1st wife of Simon Miller

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1st wife of Simon Miller

Death: before 1677
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Wife of Capt. Simon Miller
Mother of Sarah Parks and John Miller, of St. Anne’s Parish

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About 1st wife of Simon Miller

Mother of Simon Miller, John Miller and Sarah Parks.

It can not be established exactly when Margaret married Simon Miller. Not only is exact date of John Prosser’s death not known, but neither is the date of Symon Miller's first wife. Margaret probably did not remain a widow too long. A widow with property did not have a hard time finding a husband. Simon had several motherless children, and Margaret had at least one of her own, and three stepchildren to care for. Symon [sic] Miller, boatwright sold four hundred and forty acres to Roger Cleveland, November 1679. Margaret signed with an M for her mark. Thomas Hoskins Warner in his History of [Old] Rappahannock County, Virginia, has the following to say about Symon Miller:

...During the summer and fall of 1676, Major Simon Miller, who was in command of Bacon's forces in the upper Rappahannock...devoted his efforts to fighting the Indians and keeping them under control. His lands lay on the south branch of Puemendson Run, sometimes called Mill Creek: and later on he lived on Golden Vale Creek above Port Royal. Miller's lands adjoined those of Cadwallader Jones and were within the area of the massacre of January 25, 1675-76. So great was the service of Symon Miller in protecting the settlers when their homes and lives were imperiled by the red men that even his nominal enemies joined with his friends in petitioning the Governor to look upon him with an eye of favor.

Cadwallader Jones wrote when it appeared Miller might be hung, along with others who participated in Bacon's Rebellion,

...because of the good he hath done to protect this section from the Indians and keeping them under control.

Simon Miller wrote his will 16 February 1679. He was seven and thirty years old then. In it he lists the following children; Simon, William, John, Susanna, Isabella, and Margaret. He mentioned Anthony Prosser and called him his wife's son. Later on in his will he included provisions for the sons of Mr. Prosser


  1. https://thekentonkin.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/can-ancestry-com-dna-... 14. William Miller (1671 – 1726), son of Simon Miller (1642 – 1683). the widow Margaret (Gaines) Prosser, who married Simon Miller I in 1677, was his second wife, and she was the mother of some but not all of his children.
  2. https://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I3542...
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Henrico County, Virginia Colony
Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Colony, British Colonial America