Robert Miller

25 May 1812–4 July 1897 (Age 85)
Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

When Robert Miller was born on 25 May 1812, in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Millar, was 43 and his mother, Isabella Dickson, was 32. He married Jane A Hunter in Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Alburg, Grand Isle, Vermont, United States for about 20 years and Altona, Clinton, New York, United States for about 22 years. He died on 4 July 1897, in Ellenburg, Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ellenburg Depot, Ellenburg, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Miller
Jane A Hunter
Isabella Miller
John Scott Miller
Robert G Miller
James M Miller
Victoria Miller
Jane Miller
William C. Miller
Mary Ellen Miller
Andrew Miller
George Miller

Spouse and Children

Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Isabella Miller



    Robert G Miller


    James M Miller


    Victoria Miller


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Millar


    Isabella Dickson




    James Millar


    Elizabeth Millar


    John Millar


    Janet Miller


    William Miller


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 1

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari ( see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. The American surname has absorbed many cognate surnames from other European languages, for example French Meunier , Dumoulin , Demoulins, and Moulin ; German Mueller ; Dutch Molenaar ; Italian Molinaro ; Spanish Molinero; Hungarian Molnár; Slavic Mlinar , etc.2 Southwestern and Swiss German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ( see Mueller ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robbert Miller, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Robert Millar, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Miller, "United States Census, 1880"

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