Robert Miller

Male25 May 1812–4 July 1897

Brief Life History 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 New York, United States in 1870 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, 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

Sources (27)

  • Robbert Miller, "New York State Census, 1892"
  • Robert Miller, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Robert Millar, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    Coldstream, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (8)

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    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 The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.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

    English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, 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. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.

    South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.

    Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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