Silas Miller

6 November 1834–
Newell Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Silas

When Silas Miller was born on 6 November 1834, in Newell Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, Armenius Miller, was 34 and his mother, Nancy Lewman, was 21. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847.

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Family Time Line

Armenius Miller
1800–1835
Nancy Lewman
1813–1838
Silas Miller
1834–
Armenius Miller
1835–1904

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 2
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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 5
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1865
Age 31
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Mueller
Meller
Molenaar
Millward
Moulin
Demoulin
Fontenot
Millar
Dumoulin
Milner
Baker
Meunier
Molinaro
Mlinar
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Sources (3)

  • Silas Miller, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • Silas Miller - Pioneer Overland Travel
  • Guardian Appointed by Court

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