Josiah Abner Miller

about 1816–15 August 1882 (Age 66)
Beat 4 Mount Carmel, Covington, Mississippi, United States

The Life 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 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Warren, was 20. 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 66, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Claiborne, Louisiana, United States.

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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

Spouse and Children

31 July 1837
Avoyelles, Louisiana, United States


    James F Miller


    John F Miller


    William R Miller



    Elizabeth Miller


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

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

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)

  • 1840 √ - Josiah Miller, Henry Miller & Basil Smith, "United States Census, 1840"
  • 1860 √ - Josiah Abner Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • 1880 √ - Josiah Miller, "United States Census, 1880"

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