Martin Miller

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Miller was born on 6 July 1785, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Miller, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Nole, was 24. He married Susan Catherine Whitmer on 6 January 1808, in Botetourt, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 5 May 1863, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Old Shiloh Cemetery, Bremen, Logan, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Miller
1785–1863
Susan Catherine Whitmer
1783–1862
Marriage: 6 January 1808
Margaret Miller
1808–
John Miller
1810–1880
Jacob Miller
1811–1870
Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Miller
1813–1881
Michael Miller
1815–1880
Rebecca Miller
1816–1896
Isaac Miller
1818–
David Miller
1820–1864
Catherine Miller
1822–1848
Martin W Miller Jr
1823–1866

Sources (14)

  • Martin Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Miller, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Martin Miller, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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