20 Dec 1841: Leonard E. Balthis and Polly, his wife, for the sum of $800 sold to Thomas J. Miller. Deed Book TT, page 36
13 Apr 1853: Thomas J. Miller and Sarah C., his wife, conveyed to John Scanlon for the sum of $875, a house and lot in the town of Strasburg which was conveyed to the said Miller by Leonard E. Balthis, beginning at the Mud Lane ...Deed Book 1, page 428
30 May 1863: John Scanlon and Mary, his wife, for the sum of $2400.00 sold to James M. Bly, a certain house and lot in the town of Strasburg. Beginning at Mud Lane and containing less than a half acre, being the same lot conveyed to Thos. J. Miller and wife, to the said James M. Bly.
7 Oct 1867James M. Bly and Margaret, his wife, for the sum of $500 paid in hand and his note $1000, grant unto John W. Winsburrow, a certain house and lot in Strasburg, beginning at the Mud Lane etc., being the same lot conveyed by John Scanlon and wife, to James Bly, May 30, 1863. Deed Book 17, page 247
8 May 1869: John Winsburrow and Ann Susan, his wife, for and in consideration of services rendered heretofore, and his note for $500, do grant unto John W. F. Winsburrow a certain house and lot in Strasburg on Mud Lane etc., being the same lot conveyed by James Bly and wife, to said John W. Winsburrow, dated Oct. 7, 1867. Deed Book 9, page 118
28 Sep 1878: John W. F. Winsburrow and Cora, his wife, sold to Cyrus Keister for the sum of $350, a portion of a certain house and lot, etc., Bounded on the N. by Mud Lane on E & S by Cyrus Keister's land etc. Deed Book 17, page 146
23 Mar 1885: John W. F. Winsburrow and Cora Bell, his wife, sold to George W. Miller the stone house and lot situated in the northeastern part of Strasburg on what is known as Mud Lane, and is part of the property purchased of his father, John W. Winsburrow, the other part of said property having been sold to Cyrus Keister. Deed Book 25, page 316
11 Feb 1901: George W. Miller sold to Anna V. Miller, for the sum of $600, a house and lot in the northeastern part of Strasburg, on what is known as Mud Lane, being the same conveyed by John W. F. Winsburrow and wife, to George W. Miller. Deed Book 54, page 83
1 Oct 1918: Anna V. Miller (widow), conveyed to Harry C. Clayton, for the sum of $2200, the same property conveyed to the said Anna V. Miller by George W. Miller. Deed Book 85, page 456
This is a small stone house, built along the street with a small front porch, which was evidently built at a later date. The front of the house is of regularly arranged stone, each cut in a rectangle, while the rest of the house is irregular. The windows and part of the interior have been remodeled, but some of the doors still have a three pane transom. The walls are very thick, about eighteen inches.
The house has a metal gabled roof and two stone inside chimneys. There are ten windows with four 18x30 panes and shutters, with some movable slats. The front porch has turned posts and fancy balusters, and the entrance has two long glass doors with two panels below and a three pane transom.
There are eight small rooms with eight and one half foot ceilings. The cellar has a packed ground floor. The heavy pine doors are six-panel with two crosses and three pane transoms with outside common iron locks and hinges. The floors are of narrow boards and the four mantels are small and of similar design: maple and walnut woods in alternate panels and rose blocks.
Dr. Thomas J. Miller of Strasburg, was the oldest son of Jacob and Ellen Miller, who were married in 1809. He was a student at the University of Virginia in 1830, 1832, and later received a medical degree in Philadelphia. His eldest son, Randolph Russell, was a student at V.M.I. and later a Major on Gen. Jackson's staff.
Source: Virginia W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project, 1937
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