|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1840|
Joshua Miller was born 1752 in East Haddam Conn. His father was Thomas Miller/Millard and his mother was Mary Fuller. Joshua's ancestry has been difficult to traced due to the fact that family members used different spellings for the Miller name. Joshua's father uses Miller as the name on his will but at other times used the Millard spelling. Joshua comes from a long line of Millard/Millers with the original immigrant to America John Millard/Miller living in the colony of Rehoboth Massacheutts.
Joshua's father Thomas was a strong member of the United Empire Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. He served as a "King's Ranger" along with one of Joshua's brothers. After the war Joshua's father and several siblings were forced to leave the new United States. They were granted land from the King of England for their support during the War. They settled in an area in Ontario Canada next to Niagra Falls. The Township was known as Stamford.
Joshua married Susannah Gilbert and they had five children. Little is known about Susannah. They were prominent citizens in Half Moon New York. They helped establish the Baptist Church in that area.
After Susannah's death Joshua and three of his youngest children joined his father Thomas in Stanford Ontario Canada. Joshua purchased 100 acres of land from James Forsythe. This farm land was next door to the farm of his father.
Joshua's son Joshua Jr. applied to the King for land based on his father's membership with the United Empire Loyalists. Three years after Joshua Sr. had settled in Stamford the family was granted land in Markham Ontario Canada. After the death of his father Thomas Joshua sold his land in Stamford and moved with his sons to Markham.
The Millers owned large farms in Markham. They supported the Markham Baptist Church and sold land for the Church Cemetery. The oldest house in Markham today belonged to Joshua Miller Jr.
Joshua Sr. is buried in Markham Baptist Church Cemetery along with many members of his family. His marker has been lost.
Most of his Children's graves have been located (see links) His only daughter was Elizabeth. She married Aziriah Lundy and is believed to be buried in the Markham Cemetery. Her husband Aziriah's father owned land in Canada known as Lundy's lane. This was the site of a very famous battle during a war. For some reason Aziriah and Elizabeth followed her family and moved to Markham. Their brother Peter in later years returned to the United States and died in Saratoga New York with his Uncle.
Thomas Millard (1728 - 1797)
Mary Fuller Millard (1721 - ____)
Elizabeth Miller Lundy*
Joshua Miller (1776 - 1851)*
Peter Miller (1784 - 1846)*
John Miller (1784 - 1851)*
Jacob Miller (1786 - 1869)*
Isaiah Millard (1750 - 1793)*
William Millard (1751 - 1793)*
Joshua Miller (1752 - 1840)
Thomas Millard (1754 - 1789)*
Thomas Miller (1754 - 1812)*
Mary Marcy Millard (1755 - 1794)*
Jesse Millard (1759 - 1792)*
First Markham Baptist Cemetery
York Regional Municipality
GPS (lat/lon): 43.91851, -79.24511
Maintained by: Markham
Originally Created by: Hopewell
Record added: Jun 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92643714