John William Miller

Male23 February 1808–19 June 1890

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Miller was born on 23 February 1808, in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Stephen Warren Miller, was 24 and his mother, Lucinda Saxon, was 19. He married Malinda Ann Brookshire on 11 December 1828, in Claiborne, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fort Bend, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 June 1890, in Richmond, Fort Bend, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fulshear, Fort Bend, Texas, United States.

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John William Miller
Malinda Ann Brookshire
Marriage: 11 December 1828
Newton Miller
Joshua Saxon Miller
Celestina Miller
Leonora Miller
Lucinda Miller
Hellen Miller
Stephen Warren Miller
James David Miller
William Seth Miller

Sources (7)

  • John W Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W. Miller, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • John William Miller, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1828Claiborne, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries: 1824: Province of Texas, Mexico 1836: Austin, Republic of Texas 1841: Fort Bend, Republic of Texas 1845: Fort Bend, Texas, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 22

    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.

    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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