Riley Miller

7 January 1825–11 January 1919 (Age 94)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Riley

When Riley Miller was born on 7 January 1825, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Nathaniel Miller, was 50 and his mother, Mary Haughton, was 33. He married Mary Ann Robertson on 24 March 1848, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Rockwall, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Justice Precinct 5, Borden, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 11 January 1919, in Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Royse City, Rockwall, Texas, United States.

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Riley Miller
Mary Ann Robertson
Marriage: 24 March 1848
Martha Elizabeth Miller
Susan Jane Miller
Ann Eliza Miller
James Henry Miller
Sarah Amanda Miller
Joseph Thomas Miller
Teral Boraguard Miller
Mary Francis Miller
Richard Newton "Dick" Miller
Felix Grant Miller
Ellen Ida Miller
Nancy Cordelia Miller
William Ben Miller

Spouse and Children

24 March 1848
Rutherford, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 10

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 25

Historical Boundaries: 1850: Kaufman, Texas, United States 1873: Rockwall. Texas, United States [Spreads across Rockwall, Collin, and Hunt counties]

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)

  • Riley Miller in household of Osborne A Williams, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Riley Miller, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Riley Miller, "United States Census, 1870"

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