Henry William Miller

1 May 1807–9 October 1885 (Age 78)
Lexington, Greene, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Henry William

When Henry William Miller was born on 1 May 1807, in Lexington, Greene, New York, United States, his father, James Gardner Miller, was 36 and his mother, Ruth Arnold, was 38. He married Elmira Pond on 19 June 1831, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1852 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and St. George, Washington, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 9 October 1885, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Henry William Miller
Elmira Pond
Marriage: 19 June 1831
Elizabeth Ellen Miller
Ruth Ann Miller
Lucy Maria Miller
William Henry Miller
Alma Miller
Mary Elmira Miller
Freelove Miller
Hyrum Smith Miller
Sarah Jane Miller
David Miller
Arnold Daniel Miller Sr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 June 1831Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 20
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 23
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Henry William Miller, History

    Henry William Miller (Author and date of writing are unknown) Henry William Miller was born May 1, 1807, at Lexington, Greene County, New York, and was the fourth child and first son of James Gardne …

    Sources (98)

    • Hyrum Miller in entry for Hyrum S Miller, "Nevada County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992"
    • Henry W Miller, "United States Census, 1840"
    • H. W. Miller in entry for Arnold Daniel Miller and Edith Willsea, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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