Almira Miller

Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Almira

When Almira Miller was born on 20 February 1804, in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, William Miller, was 42 and her mother, Esther Kilbourn, was 47. She married Joshua Bailey on 10 December 1818. She lived in Watervliet, Albany, New York, United States in 1855. She died in United States.

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Almira Miller
Joshua Bailey
Marriage: 10 December 1818

Spouse & Children

10 December 1818

Parents & Siblings

  • William Miller


  • Esther Kilbourn




  • Harriet Miller


  • Clarissa Miller


  • Erastus Miller


  • Mathew Miller


  • Emeline Miller


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 23

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 32

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Almira Bailey in household of Joshua Bailey, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Almira Miller, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Almira Miller, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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