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Alexander Miller
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Birth: 1759
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: Feb. 12, 1835
Ryegate Corner
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA

This story is taken from 'History of Ryegate, VT', pgs 434-435.

"Alexander Miller was a very prominent man in Ryegate for nearly fifty years and the ancestor of a very large number of people. We are introduced to him in a letter from William Houston to James Whitelaw dated at Sandisland, 7th May, 1784:

'Alexander Miller, son in-law to David Allan, intends coming to Ryegate the ensuing summer as proprietor of at least 13 lots. David Allan wishes that you and James Henderson could clear about two acres at his expense on the most convenient and fertile spots on any of the lots which you can forsee will fall to his share. This will be a considerable advantage to him for something of an earlier crop than he could have otherwise. The charges Alexander Miller will pay on his arrival in Ryegate.'

"He settled where George Gebbie lives and erected good buildings. Alexander Miller, b. Inchinnan, Renfrew, Scotland, who was, says EdWard Miller, of the Millers of Calder, m. in 1780, Jean, dau. David Allan, b. Inchinnan, 1760. In 1784, with their two children, one of whom d. at sea, they came to Am., reaching Ryegate Sept. 1st. Their church certificate, dated at Inchinnan, May 1, 1784, was signed by Archibald Davidson, minister, and Alexander Stewart, Session clerk; they joined the Associate ch. on their arrival but withdrew from it and united in 1800 with the Covenanters. In Scotland he had been a quarrier and stone mason and in 1807, he with Allan Stewart, Robert Gibson, Jonathan Page, John Craig, Ora Wilmot and Stewart Harvey, were engaged to get out stone for the State prison at Windsor. He had charge for two seasons of the men who were getting out the stone on Mount Ascutney. In 1809 he bought land on Wells River at what is now called the Quint place where he erected buildings and a saw mill, and a grist mill in which he made hulled barley. The locality was called "Miller's Mills" for many years. Alexander Miller, say's Mr. Mason, was highly esteemed, and accounted a man of excellent business judgment. He d. Feb. 12, 1835, aged 76, and she d. Feb. 22, 1839, in her 78th year. Bur. at Ryegate Corner."

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jean Allan Miller (1760 - 1839)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Miller Aiken (1781 - 1829)*
  Robert Miller (1783 - 1784)*
  John Miller (1785 - 1847)*
  Jean Miller Craig (1787 - 1819)*
  Mary Miller Stewart (1789 - 1848)*
  David Miller (1791 - 1868)*
  William Miller (1799 - 1862)*
  Alexander Miller (1803 - 1887)*
  Marion Miller Hall (1807 - 1833)*
  Robert Miller (1810 - 1899)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Blue Mountain Cemetery
Ryegate Corner
Caledonia County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Gary Robertson
Record added: Jul 03, 2012
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Alexander Miller
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