Malinda Miller

27 June 1806–1863 (Age 56)
Nelson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Malinda

When Malinda Miller was born on 27 June 1806, in Nelson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Stephen Warren Miller, was 22 and her mother, Lucinda Saxon, was 17. She married Reuben W. Goodrum on 15 November 1829, in Claiborne, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1863, in Eddyville, Lyon, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 57.

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Reuben W. Goodrum
Malinda Miller
Marriage: 15 November 1829
Laura Julia Goodrum

Spouse and Children

    Reuben W. Goodrum



15 November 1829
Claiborne, Mississippi, United States


    Laura Julia Goodrum


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 6

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 19

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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 (2)

  • Malinda Miller, "Mississippi, Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Malinda Miller -

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