Edmund Miller

1820–24 February 1888 (Age 68)
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

The Life of Edmund

When Edmund Miller was born in 1820, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, his father, Michael Miller, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Baer Trout, was 27. He married Jennie Gilfillan on 13 July 1853, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Dixon, Lee, Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 24 February 1888, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Edmund Miller
Jennie Gilfillan
Marriage: 13 July 1853
Elizabeth Miller

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13 July 1853
Montgomery, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 24

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

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)

  • Edmond Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edmund Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edmund Miller, "United States Census, 1860"

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