William Thomas Miller

Brief Life History of William Thomas

When William Thomas Miller was born in December 1840, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Samuel Henry Miller, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Hack, was 16. He married Cynthia Ann Wilson on 10 March 1860, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Brownsville, Edmonson, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 4, Butler, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 30 January 1923, in Edmonson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sweeden Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Sweeden, Edmonson, Kentucky, United States.

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William Thomas Miller
Mollie Desdemona Sowders
Marriage: 1884
Lulie A Miller
Mattie Miller
Maggie A Miller
Addie Miller
Edna M Miller
Audrey M Miller
James Lincoln Miller
Augusta Miller

Sources (24)

  • Billie D Miller, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Esley Miller - Published information: birth-name: William Esley Miller
  • W.L. Miller, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

1862 · Battle of Perryville

On October 8, 1862, the Battle of Perryville took place between the Army of Ohio and the Army of Mississippi. It was the bloodiest battle on Kentucky soil. The Union lost around four thousand people and the Confederates lost around three thousand people. This was about one fifth of those that fought.

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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