Ammazetta Jolly McMillen

9 July 1835–27 February 1915 (Age 79)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ammazetta Jolly

When Ammazetta Jolly McMillen was born on 9 July 1835, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Samuel Wade McMillin, was 32 and her mother, Nancy Cook, was 29. She married Charles Horatio Norton on 24 April 1856. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin, United States in 1880 and Langford, Marshall, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 27 February 1915, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Greenwood, Glenn, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Evans Owen Bird
Ammazetta Jolly McMillen
Marriage: 5 March 1868
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Jenny M Bird
Lulu Adah Bird
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Amazetta J. Bird

Spouse and Children

5 March 1868
Richland Center, Richland, Wisconsin, United States



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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 13

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 19

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 22

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant spelling of McMillin or McMillan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eminazetta Bird, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amazilla Bird in household of David E O Bird, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Annazelia Mcmiller in household of Samuel Mcmiller, "United States Census, 1850"

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