|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1844|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1928|
Julia's parents died before she was 15. Of her 10 siblings only 3 or 4 lived to adulthood. Around 1860 she and at least 3 siblings moved from New York to Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
In February 1866 she married Derrick Porter Allen. His story was similar to hers. His parents died in New York when he was very young and he moved to Michigan with older siblings. He was a retail merchant who had been wounded in the Civil War.
Julia and Derrick had one child (Ada) while living in Michigan, and in the fall of 1871 they moved 700 miles west to York, York County, Nebraska where their other 6 children were born. They were: Mary Grace, Homer Ward, Claude Ernest, George Byron, Arthur Derrick and Elmer Jay. May Grace died at a year old and Claude died at birth.
In York, Nebraska they homesteaded and lived on Derrick's soldier's claim of 160 acres. By the census of 1900, it seems Derrick was no longer a farmer. He indicated he was a "landlord" in York on Grant Ave where they had 4 boarder ages 16-20, all "in school," probably attending York College.
Around 1900 - 1902 Derrick and Julia moved to Lincoln Nebraska where they lived at 2431 Q St. Derrick died on November 15, 1902 at the age of 59. Julia was able to filed for a widow's pension. She continued to live at 2431 Q St. for many years. She died 26 years after Derrick.
Timothy Miller (1794 - 1854)
Lucy Law Miller (1803 - 1858)
Derrick Porter Allen (1843 - 1902)*
Mary Grace Allen (1873 - 1874)*
Homer W Allen (1875 - 1946)*
George B. Allen (1878 - 1956)*
James Miller (1824 - 1842)*
George Miller (1825 - 1910)*
Julia Miller (1827 - 1844)*
Mary M Miller Fish (1829 - 1905)*
Philo W Miller (1830 - 1903)*
Martha Ann Miller (1832 - 1849)*
Eliza Miller (1834 - 1849)*
Betsey Ann Miller (1837 - 1849)*
Harrison Miller (1838 - 1931)*
Amanda F Miller (1842 - 1842)*
Julia Fidelia Miller Allen (1844 - 1928)
Plot: Sec-1 Lot-5556 Sp-1
Maintained by: Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
Originally Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: May 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69287696