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From: "Michael J. Miller" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Fw: [MILLER-L] Trying to help you folks HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 14:21:38 -0500
This is a forward from a forwarded message to the [Miller-L] list. I thought I'd send it to all you out there on all these other lists I subscribe to for the purpose of communicating my hope of finding out just who came over on the boat.--mjm
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael J. Miller
To: Bonedigger ;
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 12:33 PM
Subject: Re: [MILLER-L] Trying to help you folks HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!
I sniff ya. I know an offer of assistance when I smell one. Now, this one will probably give that 1600 pages of Millers a good thumbin' through, but here goes.
I'm trying to locate the nativity of my ggg-grandfather, James Miller, and the family of his birth:
a.. James Miller, b 1785, probably in NY (but could be MA or CT); d 1868; buried, West Winfield Cemetery, West Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY; parents, unknown
a.. Almira Harrington, b 1794 in CT; d 1880; buried in West Winfield Cemetery, West Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY; parents, unknown
I've traced their in Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY from as early as 1820 to their deaths.
1820 Federal Census, Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY_p42
1830 Federal Census, Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY_p171
1840 Federal Census, Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY_p153
1850 Federal Census, Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY_p136
1860 Federal Census, Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY_p731
a.. Betsy b 1820 NY
b.. Rachel b 1823 NY
c.. James E. Miller, Jr. b 1825 Herkimer Co, NY d 18 Dec 1897 Lansing, Ingham Co, MI (James Jr. is my gg-grandfather)
d.. Myron (cf. 1860 census) b Nov 1829 NY
e.. Mary b Nov 1829 NY (twin w/Myron)
f.. Ann b 1832 NY
g.. Dorcus b 21 Apr 1836 NY
I have enough documentation to prove my gg-grandfather is the son of James Miller, Sr. of Winfield. This family is also mentioned in the book Intimate History of Winfield, by Thomas W. Smith, (Heritage Press, Richfield Springs, NY 1979), pages 200-202.
James Miller, Sr's family probably came out of New England into the Old England District of NY about the time of the Royal Grants, ca 1780-1785. I've got nothing against Palatine German Millers, but these Millers were of English descent. James, Sr. maybe the son of Samuel Miller of Otsego Co, and Almira maybe the daughter of Benjamin Harrington of Winfield, Herkimer Co, NY, I don't know. I hope you can help me sir. If you would like more information, please let me hear from you.
Michael J. Miller
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonedigger" <>
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2002 7:45 AM
Subject: [MILLER-L] Trying to help you folks
> Every time you folks post a message I go thru my 1600 pages of MILLERs trying to help you but you are not helping me to help you.
> When you post a message tell us enough about the person to allow us to be helpful.
> If I have to guess and interpret a nothing message then I am not as likely to help nor want to help and I certainly cannot be as effective as you want me to be.
> SO Help me to help you.
> Give me name, spouse, dates of birth, death, children, location. If you don't know exact dates you can provide a range say from 1750 to 1757 or whatever.
> You know more than you are showing in almost all cases or you would not be asking the question.
> So open up and stop being so secretive like someone is trying to steal your info for some unlawful purpose.
> All I am trying to do is help you folks, I can't help myself so I help you when I can.
> And if I have offended anyone by this message so be it, sorry but you need to straighten up.
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