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Miller, Daniel

Miller, Daniel

Male 1810 - 1879  (68 years)

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  • Name Miller, Daniel 
    Born 10 May 1810  Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Feb 1879  , Napa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I215  Parker/Collis Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2012 

    Family 1 CRUMB, Laura,   b. Abt 1824, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1849, , DuPage, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1846  , DuPage, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. MILLER, Elmira,   b. 20 Jan 1849, , DuPage, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1923, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary J,   b. Feb 1824, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1901, , Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1851  possibly:DuPage Co., IL,or Washington Co. OR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. MILLER, Matilda Jane,   b. 24 Jan 1856, , Washington, Oregon, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1880, Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Daniel Miller.jpg

  • Notes 
    • To do list:
      1.write for marriage record for Daniel and Mary, Washington County, Oregon
      Marriage Records 1842-1961
      Public Services Bldg. 155 N. 1st Hillsboro, OR 97124 Clerk: (503) 846-8752 Courts: (503) 846-8767 July 1, thirty-four million people will celebrate Canada Day. 145 years ago, in 1867, the British North America Act went into effect, united the provinces of Canada (East and West), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia into a single country called Canada. Canada East and Canada West became the provinces of Qu├ębec and Ontario respectively. Although Canada had some autonomy, it was not until 1982 that the Constitution was patriated and they became fully autonomous, although they do remain a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

      Timeline for Daniel Miller:

      What we know about Daniel Miller: Source
      1810- May 10, Daniel Miller born Ancaster, Ontario, Canada tombstone
      1844-1852, Daniel owned land in DuPage County, Illinois DuPage Co land records
      1846-Mar 4, Daniel married Laura Crumb (bn New York) in DuPage Co. DuPage Co marriage rec.
      1849-Jan 17, Daniel & Laura sold 2 parcels of land DuPage Co. DuPage Co land rec.
      1849-Jan 20, daughter Elmira born to Daniel & Laura in DuPage Illinois Elmira death rec.
      1849-Mar 24, Daniel only sold land parcel in DuPage Co. DuPage Co land rec.
      1850- Census list only Daniel, age 39, farmer bn Canada, Milton tnshp 1850 Census,DuPageCo,Il
      1851- Traveled to Oregon
      1852-Jun 25, Daniel&Mary sold land in DuPage Co,from Wash Co,OR DuPage Co land rec.
      1856-Jan 24, daughter, Matilda J., b in Oregon to Daniel &Mary 1860 Census, Napa Co, CA
      and tombstone
      1860-Jun 19, Census Daniel, age 50, carpenter, bn Canada living in 1860 Census, NapaCo,CA
      Mary J, wife, age 55, bn Ireland
      Elmira, daughter, age 11, bn Ill.
      Matilda J., daughter, age 5, bn Oregon
      1864- Living in Napa as his daughter Matilda was in Liberty School Liberty School Exhibition
      program presentation.
      1870- Jul 14, Daniel age 60 farmer bn Canada living in Martinez 1870 Census CC Co, CA
      Mary age 42 keeping house bn Canada
      Matilda age 14 at home bn Oregon
      1879-Feb 28, Daniel died, buried Brentwood, Contra Costa, CA tombstone
      1880-4 Jan, daughter,Matilda, born to Matilda J &Isaac Huey Martinez Gazette news
      article & tombstone
      1880-Jan 24, Matilda J. Huey died, Contra Costa Co., CA tombstone
      1900- Mary J. Miller,head,widow,age76,b Ireland 1900 Census CC Co. CA
      Tilley Huey,granddaughter, single, age 20 bn CA
      1901-Feb 12, Mary J. Miller died tombstone

      The largest and most comprehensive index of US passenger and immigration information available. Particularly valuable for those with ancestors who arrived in America before 1820.

      Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record about Daniel Miller
      Name: Daniel Miller Year: 1830 Place: Canada Source Publication Code: 5002 Primary Immigrant: Miller, Daniel Annotation: Date and place of naturalization. Periodical published by the Ontario Genealogical Society, 40 Orchard View Blvd., Suite 253, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4R 1B9. Source Bibliography: McKENZIE, DONALD A. "Upper Canada Naturalization Records (1828-1850). Nominal index to vols. 1 through 8." In Families. Vol. 18:3 (1979), pp. 103-115, Part 1, to vols. 1-2 (1828-1830). Page: 114

      Daniel Miller and Laura Crumb were married 4 March 1846 in DuPage County, Illinois. They were married nearly 3 years before their first child, Elmira, was born in 17 January 1849. Laura died shortly after the birth of their child. Laura had signed with Daniel to sell property in DuPage County just 3 days before giving birth.
      Daniel Miller was born 10 May 1810 in Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada. Nothing is known about his family. He shows up in DuPage County, Illinois in land records as early as May 1843. He is there in the 1850 Census but without Laura or Elmira. In 1852 he and Mary sell land in DuPage County through an attorney as he is in Washington County, Oregon. It is not known when he and Mary married, but they had a daughter, Matilda, who was born in Oregon in 1856. Matilda died giving birth to her first child the same year Daniel, her father, died. Mary was born in Ireland and came to America in 1851. The family story is that Daniel came to California in 1852 in a covered wagon. (Did he go to California and then return to Oregon?) Daniel and Mary are in Yount, Napa County, California in the 1860 census. By 1870 they were in Contra Costa County, where both Daniel and Mary Miller died. They are both buried in the Union cemetery in Brentwood, Contra Costa County, California. Daniel was 69 years old.
      Laura Crumb was born about 1824 in New York. She was the 4th of 11th children born to William and Anna Lewis Crumb. William died in 1947 in DuPage County, Illinois. Anna then married Willard Dingman in 1947 and they moved to New York. Both the Crumb and Lewis ancestors were from Washington County, Rhode Island. It is interesting to note that Laura's sister Harriet, who married James Stanton, lived in Oakland, California very close to where Laura's daughter, Elmira, lived during that same time period. Did they know each other? Laura Died in February 1847 in DuPage County, Illinois, shortly after the birth of her only child. She was 25 years old. Where she is buried is not known. There is no known picture of her.

      birth and death info from Tombstone Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, Union Cemetary

      http://www.paper-trail.org (there is a Daniel mentioned. Is it our Daniel? did he go to Oregon and come back to Illinois?)
      1848People named (matching Soundex) Daniel Miller between 1847 and 1856. (1 results)
      Family Name First Name Year Age Gender Origin Individual Type Party
      Miller Daniel 1848 M Emigrant
      Document mentioning Daniel Miller in 1848
      Title Author Type Document Code

      1848 Across the Plains Lee Other 48LEE01



      The family story is that Daniel came to California in 1852 in a covered wagon. ( Did he go to California and then return, as his daughter, Matilda was born in Oregon in 1856?)
      I have been to the cemetary where he is buried along with his 2nd wife, Mary, their daughter, Matilda, and her husband and their daughter. His first daughter, Elmira and her husband, Erasmus Grigsby, are also buried there in Brentwood, California.

      1860 United States Federal Census Daniel Miller
      Name: Daniel Miller
      Age in 1860: 50
      Birth Year: abt 1810
      BirthPlace: Canada
      Home in 1860: Yount, Napa, California
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Sebastopol
      Household Members:Name Age
      Daniel Miller 50 Carpenter
      Mary J Miller 35 (I read 33)
      Elmira Miller 11
      Matilda J Miller 5

      1870 United States Federal Census Daniel Miller
      Name: Daniel Miller
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
      Age in 1870: 60
      BirthPlace: Canada
      Home in 1870: Township 3, Contra Costa, California
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Martinez
      Household: Daniel age 60 Canada
      Mary 42 Canada
      Matilda 14 Oregon

      * (found 5/21/05 IL land record Daniel Miller Residence of Purchaser unknown,date of purchase-5/31/1843, 80 acres sec 10 T 39N R 10E Meridian 3 Aliquot or lot E2NW Dupage County, 1.25/acre $100 total price, type of land sale-FD, vol 686, page 56)
      MILLER DANIEL purchaserNumber=0050248>SESW 03 39N 10E 3 08/01/1844 DUPAGE
      MILLER DANIEL E2NW 10 39N 10E 3 05/31/1843 DUPAGE
      MILLER DANIEL purchaserNumber=0050250>NWSE 10 39N 10E 3 03/28/1844 DUPAGE
      MILLER DANIEL purchaserNumber=0050251>SESW 02 39N 10E 3 08/01/1844 DUPAGE
      MILLER DANIEL purchaserNumber=0050252>NESW 10 39N 10E 3 03/28/1844 DUPAGE

      Land in DuPage County, Illinois
      Daniel Miller Grantee
      Doc#1378 deed bk 3 pg 411 - 28 Oct 1844 80 acres +bldgs. $400 W1/2 NE1/4 sect 10 T39N R10E
      3rd Prime Meridian
      #4315 deed bk 10 pg 189 - 1 May 1845 (recorded Vol 25 p295 Gen Land office) certificate
      #12398 public land sale 80 acres E1/2 SW1/4 sect 10 T39N R10E
      #4316 deed bk 10 pg 190 - 1 Jun 1845 (patent recorded vol 30 pg 300 Gen Land office) cert #
      15095 pub land sale - 80 acres NE1/4 SW1/4 + NW1/4 SE1/4
      sect 10 T39N R10E
      #4317 deed bk 10 pg 190 - 1 Sep 1845 (recorded Vol 32 pg 408 Gen Land office cert #16242
      pub land sale- 40 acres SE1/4 SW1/4 sect 3 T39N R10E
      #3504 deed bk 8 pg 407 - 7 May 1847 - 4.88 acres +bldgs. $11.67 part of W1/2 SE1/4 sect 3
      T39N R10E
      #3516 deed bk 8 pg 409 - 27 Sep 1848 - 67 acres + bldgs. $200, N1/2 of subdivision 8&9 sect
      16 T40 R9E
      Daniel Miller - Grantor
      Doc #3841 deed bk 9 pg 262 - 17 Jan 1849 - 40 acres. $240, part of W1/2 NE1/4 sec 10 + part
      of W1/2 SE1/4 sect 3 T39N R10E from Daniel and Laura
      #3842 deed bk 9 pg 273 - 17 Jan 1849 - 80 acres. $150, W1/2 SE1/4 sect 10 T39N R10E
      from Daniel and Laura
      #5008 deed bk 11 pg 254 - 24 Mar 1849 - 37.25 acres $130, SE 1/4 SW1/4 sec 3 T39N
      R10E from Daniel only
      #5908 deed bk 12 pg 438 - 28 Jan 1852 - 67 acres, $800, N1/2 of subdivision 8&9 sect 16
      T40 R9E from Daniel and Mary from Washington County, Oregon Terr.
      #6350 deed bk 13 pg 200 - 3 July 1852 - about 257 acres, $1104, Daniel Miller by his
      attorney in fact

      *There seems to be about 230 more acres sold than acquired. Perhaps there was another parcel acquired previous to 1844.