Revd Joseph M. Miller

Brief Life History of Joseph M.

When Revd Joseph M. Miller was born on 16 May 1825, in Spring Creek, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, his father, Rev. 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 5 daughters. He lived in Franklin County, 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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Revd 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
Julius Ambros Miller
Isaac Newton Miller
William Minor Miller
Sarah Frances Miller

Sources (86)

  • Joseph Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph M Miller, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Joseph M Miller, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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

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.


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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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