Rebecca Miller

1814–1864 (Age 50)
Timberville, Rockingham, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Miller was born on 6 March 1814, in Timberville, Rockingham, Virginia, United States, her father, George Washington Miller, was 29 and her mother, Rachel Shoemaker, was 21. She married Joseph Coffman on 11 April 1833, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fall Creek Township, Henry, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 August 1864, in Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Painter Cemetery, Middletown, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Rebecca Miller
Joseph Coffman
Marriage: 11 April 1833
Susanna Coffman
Nathaniel Coffman
Rachel Ann Coffman
David Coffman
Sarah J. Coffman
Samuel Coffman
George Coffman
Hannah Coffman
Elcannon Coffman
John Frank Coffman
Joseph N. Coffman
Mary Ann Coffman

Spouse & Children

11 April 1833
Rockingham, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 10

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 16

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

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)

  • Rebecca Coffman in household of Joseph Coffman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Coffman in household of Joseph Coffman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Peggy Miller, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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