Josiah Abner Miller

Maleabout 1816–15 August 1882

Brief Life History of Josiah Abner

When Josiah Abner Miller was born about 1816, in Beat 4 Mount Carmel, Covington, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Miller, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Warren, was 21. He married Mary Patience Smith on 31 July 1837, in Avoyelles, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 15 August 1882, in Woodworth, Rapides, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Woodworth, Rapides, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Abner Miller
Mary Patience Smith
Marriage: 31 July 1837
James F Miller
John F Miller
William R Miller
Josiah Stephen Miller
Elizabeth Miller
Ezekiel Miller
Martha Julia Miller
Henry Miller
Mary Susan Miller
Sarah Jane Miller
Permella Jane Miller

Sources (21)

  • 1840 √ - Josiah Miller, Henry Miller & Basil Smith, "United States Census, 1840"
  • 1837 √ - Marriage of Josiah Miller and Patience Smith
  • 1882 √ - Josiah A Miller, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    31 July 1837Avoyelles, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Mississippi is the 20th state.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    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 20

    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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