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Dr John Miller
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1760
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 21, 1842
Plattsburgh
Clinton County
New York, USA

Died August 21, 1842 in the 82 year of his age.
"Let me die the death of the righteous, and let me last and be like him."
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He was the son of Burnet/Elizabeth Huntting Miller.
Doctor John Miller
PIONEER PHYSICIAN.
Probably the first regular medical practitioner in the Champlain Valley, at least on the west side of the lake, was the subject of this sketch.
Dr. John Miller was born in Dutchess county, New York, March 15th, 1760. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Plattsburgh, coming hither with Judge Zephaniah Platt's family, in 1795. He joined the First Prebyterian Church, Plattsburgh, NY, in 1830.
He purchased large tracts of land in the town, and for more than forty years resided at the head of Broad street, building the house, since enlarged and beautified, which is now the residence of Mr. Geo. W. Hartwell. Dr. John Miller lived on Broad St. in Plattsburgh at "Hartwell Place".
His farm extended from the Saranac River on the south to the estate of Judge William Bailey on the north, and west to the Viel Allen place, now owned and occupied by Mr. M. Sowles.
As was the fashion of that early time, he traveled about the country on horseback, and carried his saddle-bags slung across his saddle. In this way, Dr. Miller came and went in the homes of the early inhabitants, riding long distances in the country as well as practicing among the families of the little, but important village. He did this for many years, till poor health forced him to give it up in favor of Dr. Benjamin Mooers, who was a student in his office and a life-long friend.
Source:
Plattsburgh Sentinel Annual for the Year 1893, W. Lansing & Son, Plattsburgh, New York, 1893; transcribed 8 August 2002 by Emily C. Ford.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Burnet Miller (1719 - 1797)
  Elizabeth Miller (____ - 1765)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Smith Miller (1766 - 1792)
  Elizabeth Smith Miller (1760 - 1832)*
 
 Children:
  Eliza Huntting Miller Platt (1788 - 1849)*
  Margaret Platt Miller Mooers (1796 - 1884)*
  Catharine Phebe Miller Standish (1800 - 1866)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Miller (1760 - 1842)
  Thomas S Miller (1770 - 1855)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Plattsburgh
Clinton County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Rosemary Royce Schullery
Record added: Jan 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64434865
Dr John Miller
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