John Henry Miller

8 December 1811–11 August 1892 (Age 80)
Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Henry

When John Henry Miller was born on 8 December 1811, in Wymondham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Miller, was 41 and his mother, Mary Bidewell, was 24. He married Mary Ann Jolly on 16 February 1830, in Barnham-Broome, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 11 August 1892, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Miller
1811–1892
Mary Ann Jolly
1801–1864
Marriage: 16 February 1830
Mary Ann Miller
1828–1894
Susannah Miller
1830–
Elizabeth Miller
1831–1916
William Miller
1833–1868

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1830Barnham-Broome, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 4
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 16
    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.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 22
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Millar
    Mueller
    Milner
    Millward
    McMiller

    Story Highlight

    John Miller, conversion and immigration

    John Miller and Mary Ann Jolly married in 1830 in Norfolk, England. They had five children between 1826 and 1833, all born in Norfolk, England. Some of the family converted to the LDS Church and th …

    Sources (51)

    • John Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Miller, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • John Miller in entry for John Henry Miller, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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