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Henry M Miller
« on: Tuesday 03 September 19 13:25 BST (UK) »
Am trying to nail down a date of birth for my great-great-grandfather, Henry Martin Miller.  From census records etc., I think I've got it down to August 1865 but haven't found a specific date.

Also trying to confirm a place of birth.  I think it's probably Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa but I've not seen anything yet to confirm this.

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Re: Henry M Miller
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 03 September 19 15:58 BST (UK) »
Time line-

In the 1860 census his parents and brother were living in Polk Township, Jefferson, Iowa.

1860 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M82D-1Y6

In 1870 the family was living in Red Rock Township, Marion, Iowa

1870 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDVK-HK3

It wasn't until 1880 they were listed in Cass County- Bear Grove, Cass, Iowa

1800 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MDK1-3C7

In 1900, they were living in Union Township Cumberland town, Cass, Iowa.

1900 census: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M92H-FHL

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I doubt he was born in Cass County.
If you look at a County map of the state. Jefferson is on the east side of the state, Marion a couple counties west of there and Cass is several counties west of Marion. It's like the family was migrating west in a horizontal line.

Map: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01ob3/

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Re: Henry M Miller
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 September 19 16:24 BST (UK) »
File this for later, if you don't already have it. Ancestry of Henry M Miller's paternal grandmother, Nancy Sears.

https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/iajeffer.rootsweb.com/thread/19470903/

No sources.

I'm not finding Henry's birth.


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Re: Henry M Miller
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 September 19 16:41 BST (UK) »
Fascinating info here if you don't already have it.  Henry's reminiscences and his father's activities.
https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/iacass.rootsweb.com/thread/20029197/

Henry's father was still in Jefferson County in 1864. He left Marion County in 1872 for Cass County. But no mention of how much time he spent in Marion County.

Henry remembers Marion County, but doesn't mention Jefferson County, if that helps.

edited to add:
that looks like some kind of Iowa mailing list. If you can figure out how to search through it, you might come up with more information. I will give it a try, but no guarantees.

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Re: Henry M Miller
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 September 19 16:56 BST (UK) »
Henry's father's obituary.

Henry's exact DOB, Aug 16, 1865, but no location. Exact DOBs of his siblings. If you find out where the children before and after him were born, you might know where he was born.

Henry and Ella's children. Exact DOB for Esther.

https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/search?mlist=iacass%40rootsweb.com&q=markwell

The search bar is at the top and it actually gets useful results. If you haven't found that site, then search it for your surnames. Even a search like "Henry Miller" found your family, and I thought that would be too vague.

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Re: Henry M Miller
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 September 19 18:59 BST (UK) »
Thanks for all these, hadn't seen any of them