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I hope you don't mind me contacting you. I saw that you had left virtual flowers on the grave of Samuel Miller (Find A Grave Memorial# 8733717). I suspect that this is the grave of the father of my 4x-great grandfather James Miller. I was wondering if you had any additional information on this man. The information I have on the Samuel Miller I'm looking for is:
The Miller Family: We have had great perplexity in tracing out the origin of this family. By a record made by S. Smith (Manuscript Note by Hon. S. Smith), in his Manuscript Note, it would appear that a certain Dea. Miller, of Londonderry, purchased certain lots of land in the north-east part of the town for his sons. We are not able to determine that he was a deacon, but that his Christian name was Samuel, and that he was the son of Robert Miller, one of the first settlers of Londonderry. His name appears on a tax-list of Nov 9, 1750 for 2 pounds, 13s, 5d for the support of preaching. (History Londonderry, pp. 328, 332, 335). His name also appears on the Association Test, with that of his son Matthew, April, 1776. He is reported to have purchased four hundred acres of land in town for his sons, Matthew, John, William and James, which was bought with the proceeds of linen, cloth, thread, etc., manufactured by his thrifty and industrious wife. He first provided for Matthew by a lot embracing the Parker place and that next east of it, which was sold by him to Samuel Miller, a brother, and then to young Samuel, probably the son of James, and by him to Robert Clark and Timothy Ames. And then he gave William and James lots just east; James on the south side of the road, and William on the north side. These brothers carried on their farms in common till their families had grown up. And lastly, he provided for his son John by buying land situated east of the lots of William and James. Of the father, Samuel Miller, we know very little. It is uncertain whether he ever lived in town much. He Probably continued his residence in Londonderry and died there. His wife died in New Boston with her daughter, Mrs. Patterson; date unknown. Matthew withdrew from town on the sale of his farm, and settled in Pomfret, Vt., late in life. - History of the Town of Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire by Albert Smith, pp 144-145
The death certificate for his son, James Miller, found in New Hampshire, Death Records, 1654-1947 says he was born in Londonderry - NLP
Thank you for your time!
Added by gemtwist on Jul 08, 2012 1:30 PM
|Scott Hann||Pvt. Abial J. W. Abbott, 4th RI Killed at the battle of Antietam|
Hope you don't mind me contacting you. I'm writing to everyone who left virtual flowers/tributes at the grave of Pvt. Abial J. W. Abbott, 4th RI, mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam.
On eBay I recently purchased a letter written by Abbott two weeks before he was mortally wounded, a letter written by a sergeant in his company listing what few personal effects he owned when he died at Big Spring Hospital, MD, and a photograph of his mother which was in his possession when he died.
Do you have any background information or photographs of Private Abbott you wish to share? About two years after he died his mother filed for his pension, and I'll soon be writing to the National Archives for a copy of those papers. Contacting the Warwick, RI Historical Society is also on my "to do" list.
Thanking you in advance for any information you can provide, or suggestions you care to make,
Scott D. Hann