John Miller , June 25, 1768, in consideration of 800 English sterling, conveyed 50 acres and a grist mill in West Caln twp to John Wagoner.  He died in 1794, having the following children; Peter, George, William, John, Susan (married to John Skiles), and Betsey (married to Andrew McGill).  Of these,  Peter , after his brother's death by yellow fever, bought out his brother's half and became sole owner.  He married Mary Wilson, of Lancaster County, and had 11 children, of whom John Wilson Wagoner, born Oct. 14, 1814, is the youngest.  Peter Wagoner died 4-1-1832, and his wife, Mary (Wilson), I 1850.  John Wagoner was an emigrant from Germany, and when he bought the place in 1768 the old log house, the original residence, was standing had had been built over 50 years.  In this old house John W. was born.  He learned farming and also the milling business.  Was educated in the common schools.  He married, 3-10-1840, Jane, daughter of James and Sarah Skiles, by whom he had 2 children; Sarah, married to Emanuel Hershey and Mary S., who died in her 13th year.  He is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Compassville, and is treasurer of the same.  HE is a Republican in politics and was a Whig when that party had its existence.  His post-office in Cains, Lancaster Co.  He built the present gristmill in 1840, which is yet in active operation.  He owns 81 acres of land in Lancaster County, besides another tract of 60 in West Caln.  The mill property, then having 34 acres, he purchased of his brother, and to it has added, making this old homestead to consist of about 50 acres.  Besides milling, he is a general farmer and cultivates tobacco very largely.
    (this bio is accompanied by a line drawing of John Wagoner and the original log house)