John Augusta Miller

Brief Life History of John Augusta

When John Augusta Miller was born about 1805, in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, John Miller, was 28 and his mother, Mary Mead, was 22. He died on 11 February 1825, in his hometown, at the age of 21, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Miller
1778–1830
Mary Mead
1784–1855
Mary Jane Miller
1804–1878
John Augusta Miller
1805–1825
Fanny Maria Miller
1810–
Laura Miller
1813–
William Miller
1817–
Amanda L. Miller
1819–1819
Ann Eliza Miller
1815–1879
Ephriam T. Miller
1817–1886

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    World Events (7)

    1808

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812

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

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    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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