William Miller

Brief Life History of William

When William Miller was born on 28 April 1791, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Miller, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Foust, was 30. He married Elizabeth Billups on 23 May 1811, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1820 and Fayette Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 24 January 1857, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 65.

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William Miller
Elizabeth Billups
Marriage: 23 May 1811
Rebecca Miller
Nancy Miller
John Miller

Sources (4)

  • Wm Miller, "United States Census, 1840"
  • William Miller, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • William Miller, "United States Census, 1830"

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Historical Boundaries: 1792: Mason, Virginia, United States 1795: Mason, Kentucky, United States 1804: Greenup, Kentucky, United States

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1810 · Change of capital city

Zanesville becomes the new state capital.

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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