Joseph M. Miller

16 May 1825–12 June 1902 (Age 77)
Spring Creek, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Joseph M.

When Joseph M. Miller was born on 16 May 1825, in Spring Creek, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Martin Miller Sr., was 24 and his mother, Nancy Ann Sanger, was 29. He married Anna Miller on 16 March 1848, in Bridgewater, Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Ashby District, Rockingham, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 12 June 1902, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Beaver Creek Church Of The Brethren Cemetery, Bridgewater, Rockingham, Virginia, United States.

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Joseph M. Miller
Anna Miller
Marriage: 16 March 1848
Susanna Miller
Martin Franklin Miller
Mary Catherine Miller
Rebecca Ann Miller
Daniel Andrew Miller
Christian Henry Miller
John Madison Miller
Joe Michael Miller
Betti Virginia Miller
Jinny Miller
Julius Ambros Miller
Isaac Newton Miller
William Minor Miller
Sarah Frances Miller

Spouse and Children

16 March 1848
Bridgewater, Rockingham, Virginia, United States


    Susanna Miller


    Martin Franklin Miller


    Mary Catherine Miller


    Rebecca Ann Miller


    Daniel Andrew Miller


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 19

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Joseph Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jno M Miller in household of Jos M Miller, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Miller, "United States Census, 1850"

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