John William Miller

23 February 1808–19 June 1890 (Age 82)
Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children


    Malinda Ann Brookshire


11 December 1828
Claiborne, Mississippi, United States


    Newton Miller


    Joshua Saxon Miller


    Celestina Miller


    Leonora Miller


    Lucinda Miller


+4 More Children

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+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 4

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.
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

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)

  • John W Miller, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Miller, "United States Census, 1850"
  • I W Miler, "United States Census, 1880"

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