Saturday, October 14, 2017

Miller Research Update - Blanche Irene Miller

Using DNA Cluster analysis we were able to determine that Julie is a descendant of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. Julie currently shares DNA with two children of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup – their son Henry Washington Miller and their daughter Lucy Ann Miller. DNA analysis indicates that Julie is more closely related to the descendants of Henry Washington Miller. Henry W. Miller will serve as the starting point to researching the greater Miller family.

To learn more about Henry W. Miller view the post: The Miller Family: Henry W. Miller

New Miller DNA Match 

Recently we identified a new DNA match. This new match shares DNA with Julie and two of her Miller cousins. The new match is a descendant of Henry W. Miller’s daughter - Blanche I. Miller. This new match is a distant cousin to Julie. As a result this new ancestor discovery allows to us to eliminate Blanche I. Miller as a possible ancestor for Julie.

Henry W. Miller Family Groups 

Henry Washington Miller is the father of at least sixteen known children.  The descendant lines that are currently eliminated from the search are shown in strike through text below.  

First Marriage to Emeline Weaver:
  1. Sarah E. Miller, daughter, b. May 26, 1866 Beaver Valley, Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Sarah E. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  2. Warren Washington Miller, son, b. December 31, 1868 Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Warren Washington Miller is eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on the amount of DNA Julie shares with his known descendants.
  3. Margaret C. Miller, daughter, b. 1870 Pennsylvania.  Margaret C. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  4. Florence Miller, daughter, b. 1873 Pennsylvania. 
  5. George B. Miller, son, b. February 2, 1875 Forest County, Pennsylvania. George B. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on the genetic distance between Julie and George's known descendant. 
  6. Wilbur J. Miller, son, b. February 20, 1877 Whig Hill, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  7. Blanche Irene Miller, daughter, b. 1879 Pennsylvania. Blanche I. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on the genetic distance between Julie and Blanche's known descendant. 
Second Marriage to Ellen M. King:
  1. Lydia Clarinda Miller, daughter, b. January 9, 1886 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  2. Martin L. Miller, son, b. August 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  3. Vern M. Miller, son, b. August 30, 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  4. Francis Henry Miller, son, b. March 24, 1889 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  5. Orion Edgar Miller, son, b. Jan 1891 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. Orion Edgar Miller is eliminated based on the genetic distance between Julie and Orion's grandchild.
  6. Winnie T. Miller, daughter, b. April 11, 1893 Pennsylvania. 
  7. Stephen L. Miller, son, b. April 29, 1895 Pennsylvania. 
  8. Alice May Miller, daughter, b. May 1, 1898 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  9. Unknown Miller, unknown, b. before June 8, 1900 
Julie’s Connection to the Miller Family

The two cousins that Julie currently shares the most DNA with are both descendants of Warren Washington Miller, a son of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver. Julie’s link to the Miller family could possibly be through a descendant of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver or the second marriage to Ellen M. King.

This new information allows our research efforts to be concentrated on Florence Miller and Wilbur J. Miller.

References:
  1. 1850 United States Federal Census. Year: 1850; Census Place: Beaver, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_767; Page: 255A; Image: 515. Record for Henry H. Miller.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census. Year: 1860; Census Place: Licking, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1095; Page: 228; Image: 232; Family History Library Film: 805095. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  3. 1870 United States Federal Census. Year: 1870; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1344; Page: 31A; Image: 65; Family History Library Film: 552843. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  4. 1880 United States Federal Census. Year: 1880; Census Place: Beaver Valley, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1131; Family History Film: 1255131; Page: 19D; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0041. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census. Year: 1900; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1412; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0048; FHL microfilm: 1241412.  Record for H W. Miller.
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census. Year: 1910; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1347; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375360. Record for Ellen Miller. 
  7. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Records of Marriages, 1885-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Record for Henry W. Miller. Marriage date 18 June 1888.
  8. Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014. Marriage if Geo. B. Miller & Minnie Russell.
  9. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Record for Francis Henry Miller, Forest County.
  10. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Record for Alice May Graham.
  11. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Record for Henry Miller.
  12. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Death Certificate for Henry W. Miller. Certificate Number 41070.
  13. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Sarah W Hunter. Certificate Number 3988.
  14. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Wilbur Jonathan Miller. Certificate Number 034258-63.
  15. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Lydia Clarinda Hunter. Certificate Number 54384.
  16. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Laverne Miller. Certificate Number 5536.
  17. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Orion Edgar Miller. Certificate Number 107372.
  18. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Freda Lucsiano. Certificate Number 86310.
  19. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Stephen Miller. Certificate Number 117382.
  20. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21038037. Henry Washington Miller.
  21. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21066006. Ellen M. King Miller

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Henry H. Miller & Lydia Shoup DNA Cluster - Update

We are grateful to the researchers that made their research available to others. We are also grateful to the folks that have collaborated with us over the last year. This DNA cluster update would not be possible without them. 

In early January 2016 we identified that Julie was a descendant of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. To view the original post visit the article The Henry H. Miller & Lydia Shoup DNA Cluster.

Over the last year Julie and her Miller cousins have been linked to other descendants of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. To date Julie's closest Miller DNA match is a descendant of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup's son - Henry Washington Miller.

Henry Washington Miller is the father of at least sixteen known children. These new DNA matches have allowed us to eliminate some of Henry Washington Miller's children from our search. The amount of DNA shared between Julie and the descendants eliminates them as direct line ancestors. To view the most recent update featuring the siblings that are eliminated visit Miller Research Update - Orion Edgar Miller.

Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup DNA Cluster - January 2016

We initially identified  nine (9) individuals included in the DNA cluster. The DNA cluster includes descendants of two children of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup.
  • Descendants of Henry W. Miller 
  • Descendants of Lucy Ann Miller
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The Henry H. Miller & Lydia Shoup DNA Cluster - January 2016

Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup DNA Cluser - June 2017

Today the Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup cluster has expanded to include seventeen (17) individuals. The DNA cluster includes descendants of three children of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup.
  • Descendants of Mary Miller
  • Descendants of Henry W. Miller
  • Descendants of Lucy Ann Miller 
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The Henry H. Miller & Lydia Shoup DNA Cluster - June 2017
The breakdown of the DNA Cluster as of June 2017:

The Descendants of Mary Miller and Joseph Gilbert

Mary Miller is the daughter of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. She was born in about 1831. Mary's descendants that link to the DNA cluster:
  • Sarah Emeline Gilbert born in 1860 has one (1) descendant linking to the DNA cluster. 
The Descendants of Henry W. Miller and Emaline Weaver

Henry Washington Miller is the son of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. He was born in 1836. There are several descendants of Henry W. Miller and his first wife Emaline Weaver in the DNA Cluster.
  • Sarah E. Miller born 1866 has  (1) descendant linking to the DNA cluster. 
  • Warren Washington Miller born in 1868 has (2) descendants linking to the DNA cluster. 
    • Stewart Kenneth Miller (son of Warren Washington Miller) has (1) descendant linking to the DNA cluster. This descendant is one of Julie's closest DNA matches. 
    • Nettie Elizabeth Miller (daughter of Warren Washington Miller)born in 1909 has one (1) descendant linking to the DNA cluster. 
  •  Margaret C. Miller born 1870 has  (1) descendant linking to the DNA cluster. 
The Descendants of Henry W. Miller and Ellen King

Henry Washington Miller is the son of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. He was born in 1836. There is one descendant of Henry W. Miller and his second wife Ellen King in the DNA Cluster.
  • Orion Edgar Miller born in 1868 has (1) descendants linking to the DNA cluster. 
The Descendants of Lucy Ann Miller and John Hueston Elder

Lucy Ann Miller is the daughter of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. She was born in 1842. Lucy Ann's descendants that link to the DNA cluster:
  • Metta Mae Elder born in 1864 has one (1) descendant linking to the DNA cluster. 
  • Pennola Lamonta Elder born in 1867 has three (3) descendants linking to the DNA cluster. 
  • Rhoda Osceola Elder born in 1872 has seven (7) descendants linking to the DNA cluster. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Miller Research Update - Orion Edgar Miller

Using DNA Cluster analysis we were able to determine that Julie is a descendant of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. Julie currently shares DNA with two children of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup – their son Henry Washington Miller and their daughter Lucy Ann Miller. DNA analysis indicates that Julie is more closely related to the descendants of Henry Washington Miller. Henry W. Miller will serve as the starting point to researching the greater Miller family.

To learn more about Henry W. Miller view the post: The Miller Family: Henry W. Miller

New Miller DNA Match 

Recently we identified a new DNA match. This new match shares DNA with Julie and two of her Miller cousins. This is the first DNA match identified from Henry W. Miller's second marriage to Ellen M. King.

The new match is a descendant of Henry W. Miller  & Ellen M. King's son - Orion Edgar Miller. Julie is a 3rd Cousin match to Julie. Based on the genetic distance between Julie and the and this new match Orion Edgar Miller is eliminated as a possible ancestor for Julie.

Henry W. Miller Family Groups 

Henry Washington Miller is the father of at least sixteen known children.  The descendant lines that are currently eliminated from the search are shown in strike through text below.  

First Marriage to Emeline Weaver:
  1. Sarah E. Miller, daughter, b. May 26, 1866 Beaver Valley, Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Sarah E. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  2. Warren Washington Miller, son, b. December 31, 1868 Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Warren Washington Miller is eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on the amount of DNA Julie shares with his known descendants.
  3. Margaret C. Miller, daughter, b. 1870 Pennsylvania.  Margaret C. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  4. Florence Miller, daughter, b. 1873 Pennsylvania. 
  5. George B. Miller, son, b. February 2, 1875 Forest County, Pennsylvania. George B. Miller is most likely eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on his location and the location of his known descendants. 
  6. Wilbur J. Miller, son, b. February 20, 1877 Whig Hill, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  7. Blanche Miller, daughter, b. 1879 Pennsylvania. 
Second Marriage to Ellen M. King:
  1. Lydia Clarinda Miller, daughter, b. January 9, 1886 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  2. Martin L. Miller, son, b. August 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  3. Vern M. Miller, son, b. August 30, 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  4. Francis Henry Miller, son, b. March 24, 1889 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  5. Orion Edgar Miller, son, b. Jan 1891 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. Orion Edgar Miller is eliminated based on the genetic distance between Julie and Orion's grandchild.
  6. Winnie T. Miller, daughter, b. April 11, 1893 Pennsylvania. 
  7. Stephen L. Miller, son, b. April 29, 1895 Pennsylvania. 
  8. Alice May Miller, daughter, b. May 1, 1898 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  9. Unknown Miller, unknown, b. before June 8, 1900 
Julie’s Connection to the Miller Family

The two cousins that Julie currently shares the most DNA with are both descendants of Warren Washington Miller, a son of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver. Julie’s link to the Miller family could possibly be through a descendant of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver or the second marriage to Ellen M. King.

References:
  1. 1850 United States Federal Census. Year: 1850; Census Place: Beaver, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_767; Page: 255A; Image: 515. Record for Henry H. Miller.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census. Year: 1860; Census Place: Licking, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1095; Page: 228; Image: 232; Family History Library Film: 805095. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  3. 1870 United States Federal Census. Year: 1870; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1344; Page: 31A; Image: 65; Family History Library Film: 552843. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  4. 1880 United States Federal Census. Year: 1880; Census Place: Beaver Valley, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1131; Family History Film: 1255131; Page: 19D; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0041. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census. Year: 1900; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1412; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0048; FHL microfilm: 1241412.  Record for H W. Miller.
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census. Year: 1910; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1347; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375360. Record for Ellen Miller. 
  7. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Records of Marriages, 1885-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Record for Henry W. Miller. Marriage date 18 June 1888.
  8. Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014. Marriage if Geo. B. Miller & Minnie Russell.
  9. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Record for Francis Henry Miller, Forest County.
  10. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Record for Alice May Graham.
  11. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Record for Henry Miller.
  12. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Death Certificate for Henry W. Miller. Certificate Number 41070.
  13. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Sarah W Hunter. Certificate Number 3988.
  14. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Wilbur Jonathan Miller. Certificate Number 034258-63.
  15. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Lydia Clarinda Hunter. Certificate Number 54384.
  16. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Laverne Miller. Certificate Number 5536.
  17. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Orion Edgar Miller. Certificate Number 107372.
  18. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Freda Lucsiano. Certificate Number 86310.
  19. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Stephen Miller. Certificate Number 117382.
  20. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21038037. Henry Washington Miller.
  21. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21066006. Ellen M. King Miller

Friday, March 24, 2017

Miller Research Update - Sarah E. Miller

Using DNA Cluster analysis we were able to determine that Julie is a descendant of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. Julie currently shares DNA with two children of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup – their son Henry Washington Miller and their daughter Lucy Ann Miller. DNA analysis indicates that Julie is more closely related to the descendants of Henry Washington Miller. Henry W. Miller will serve as the starting point to researching the greater Miller family.

To learn more about Henry W. Miller view the post: The Miller Family: Henry W. Miller

New Miller DNA Match 

Another one of Julie’s close Miller cousins was recently linked to a new DNA match. The new match is a descendant of Henry W. Miller’s daughter - Sarah E. Miller. This new match is not sharing DNA with Julie. As a result this new ancestor discovery allows to us to eliminate Sarah E. Miller as a possible ancestor for Julie.

Henry W. Miller Family Groups 

Henry Washington Miller is the father of at least sixteen known children.  The descendant lines that are currently eliminated from the search are shown in strike through text below.  

First Marriage to Emeline Weaver:
  1. Sarah E. Miller, daughter, b. May 26, 1866 Beaver Valley, Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Sarah E. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  2. Warren Washington Miller, son, b. December 31, 1868 Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Warren Washington Miller is eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on the amount of DNA Julie shares with his known descendants.
  3. Margaret C. Miller, daughter, b. 1870 Pennsylvania.  Margaret C. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  4. Florence Miller, daughter, b. 1873 Pennsylvania. 
  5. George B. Miller, son, b. February 2, 1875 Forest County, Pennsylvania. George B. Miller is most likely eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on his location and the location of his known descendants. 
  6. Wilbur J. Miller, son, b. February 20, 1877 Whig Hill, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  7. Blanche Miller, daughter, b. 1879 Pennsylvania. 
Second Marriage to Ellen M. King:
  1. Lydia Clarinda Miller, daughter, b. January 9, 1886 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  2. Martin L. Miller, son, b. August 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  3. Vern M. Miller, son, b. August 30, 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  4. Francis Henry Miller, son, b. March 24, 1889 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  5. Orion Edgar Miller, son, b. Jan 1891 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  6. Winnie T. Miller, daughter, b. April 11, 1893 Pennsylvania. 
  7. Stephen L. Miller, son, b. April 29, 1895 Pennsylvania. 
  8. Alice May Miller, daughter, b. May 1, 1898 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  9. Unknown Miller, unknown, b. before June 8, 1900 
Julie’s Connection to the Miller Family

The two cousins that Julie currently shares the most DNA with are both descendants of Warren Washington Miller, a son of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver. Julie’s link to the Miller family could possibly be through a descendant of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver or the second marriage to Ellen M. King.

References:
  1. 1850 United States Federal Census. Year: 1850; Census Place: Beaver, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_767; Page: 255A; Image: 515. Record for Henry H. Miller.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census. Year: 1860; Census Place: Licking, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1095; Page: 228; Image: 232; Family History Library Film: 805095. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  3. 1870 United States Federal Census. Year: 1870; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1344; Page: 31A; Image: 65; Family History Library Film: 552843. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  4. 1880 United States Federal Census. Year: 1880; Census Place: Beaver Valley, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1131; Family History Film: 1255131; Page: 19D; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0041. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census. Year: 1900; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1412; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0048; FHL microfilm: 1241412.  Record for H W. Miller.
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census. Year: 1910; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1347; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375360. Record for Ellen Miller. 
  7. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Records of Marriages, 1885-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Record for Henry W. Miller. Marriage date 18 June 1888.
  8. Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014. Marriage if Geo. B. Miller & Minnie Russell.
  9. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Record for Francis Henry Miller, Forest County.
  10. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Record for Alice May Graham.
  11. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Record for Henry Miller.
  12. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Death Certificate for Henry W. Miller. Certificate Number 41070.
  13. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Sarah W Hunter. Certificate Number 3988.
  14. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Wilbur Jonathan Miller. Certificate Number 034258-63.
  15. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Lydia Clarinda Hunter. Certificate Number 54384.
  16. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Laverne Miller. Certificate Number 5536.
  17. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Orion Edgar Miller. Certificate Number 107372.
  18. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Freda Lucsiano. Certificate Number 86310.
  19. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Stephen Miller. Certificate Number 117382.
  20. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21038037. Henry Washington Miller.
  21. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21066006. Ellen M. King Miller

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Miller Research Update

Using DNA Cluster analysis we were able to determine that Julie is a descendant of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. Julie currently shares DNA with two children of Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup – their son Henry Washington Miller and their daughter Lucy Ann Miller. DNA analysis indicates that Julie is more closely related to the descendants of Henry Washington Miller. Henry W. Miller will serve as the starting point to researching the greater Miller family.

To learn more about Henry W. Miller view the post: The Miller Family: Henry W. Miller

New Miller DNA Match 


Stewart Miller, Julie’s close Miller cousin match, was recently linked to a new DNA match. The new match is a descendant of Henry W. Miller’s daughter - Margaret C. Miller. This new match is not sharing DNA with Julie. As a result this new ancestor discovery allows to us to eliminate Margaret C. Miller as a possible ancestor for Julie.

Henry W. Miller Family Groups 


Henry Washington Miller is the father of at least sixteen known children.  The descendant lines that are currently eliminated from the search are shown in strike through text below.  

First Marriage to Emeline Weaver:
  1. Sarah E. Miller, daughter, b. May 26, 1866 Beaver Valley, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  2. Warren Washington Miller, son, b. December 31, 1868 Forest County, Pennsylvania.  Warren Washington Miller is eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on the amount of DNA Julie shares with his known descendants.
  3. Margaret C. Miller, daughter, b. 1870 Pennsylvania.  Margaret C. Miller is eliminated as an ancestor as Julie does not share DNA with her descendants. 
  4. Florence Miller, daughter, b. 1873 Pennsylvania. 
  5. George B. Miller, son, b. February 2, 1875 Forest County, Pennsylvania. George B. Miller is most likely eliminated as an ancestor to Julie based on his location and the location of his known descendants. 
  6. Wilbur J. Miller, son, b. February 20, 1877 Whig Hill, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  7. Blanche Miller, daughter, b. 1879 Pennsylvania. 
Second Marriage to Ellen M. King:
  1. Lydia Clarinda Miller, daughter, b. January 9, 1886 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  2. Martin L. Miller, son, b. August 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  3. Vern M. Miller, son, b. August 30, 1887 Pennsylvania. 
  4. Francis Henry Miller, son, b. March 24, 1889 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  5. Orion Edgar Miller, son, b. Jan 1891 Hickory, Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  6. Winnie T. Miller, daughter, b. April 11, 1893 Pennsylvania. 
  7. Stephen L. Miller, son, b. April 29, 1895 Pennsylvania. 
  8. Alice May Miller, daughter, b. May 1, 1898 Forest County, Pennsylvania. 
  9. Unknown Miller, unknown, b. before June 8, 1900 
Julie’s Connection to the Miller Family

The two cousins that Julie currently shares the most DNA with are both descendants of Warren Washington Miller, a son of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver. Julie’s link to the Miller family could possibly be through a descendant of the first marriage to Emeline Weaver or the second marriage to Ellen M. King.

References:
  1. 1850 United States Federal Census. Year: 1850; Census Place: Beaver, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_767; Page: 255A; Image: 515. Record for Henry H. Miller.
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census. Year: 1860; Census Place: Licking, Clarion, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1095; Page: 228; Image: 232; Family History Library Film: 805095. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  3. 1870 United States Federal Census. Year: 1870; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1344; Page: 31A; Image: 65; Family History Library Film: 552843. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  4. 1880 United States Federal Census. Year: 1880; Census Place: Beaver Valley, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1131; Family History Film: 1255131; Page: 19D; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 0041. Record for Henry W. Miller.
  5. 1900 United States Federal Census. Year: 1900; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1412; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0048; FHL microfilm: 1241412.  Record for H W. Miller.
  6. 1910 United States Federal Census. Year: 1910; Census Place: Hickory, Forest, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1347; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375360. Record for Ellen Miller. 
  7. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Records of Marriages, 1885-1889 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Record for Henry W. Miller. Marriage date 18 June 1888.
  8. Ancestry.com. Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2014. Marriage if Geo. B. Miller & Minnie Russell.
  9. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Record for Francis Henry Miller, Forest County.
  10. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Record for Alice May Graham.
  11. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Record for Henry Miller.
  12. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Death Certificate for Henry W. Miller. Certificate Number 41070.
  13. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Sarah W Hunter. Certificate Number 3988.
  14. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Wilbur Jonathan Miller. Certificate Number 034258-63.
  15. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Lydia Clarinda Hunter. Certificate Number 54384.
  16. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Laverne Miller. Certificate Number 5536.
  17. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Orion Edgar Miller. Certificate Number 107372.
  18. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Freda Lucsiano. Certificate Number 86310.
  19. Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Record for Stephen Miller. Certificate Number 117382.
  20. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21038037. Henry Washington Miller.
  21. Web: Find A Grave. Find A Grave Memorial# 21066006. Ellen M. King Miller

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Henry Westfall DNA Cluster

Earlier this fall Julie’s DNA profile at Ancestry.com showed a new 3rd cousin match. This cousin match thankfully had a public family tree. This new match was also a “Shared Match”. This means that both Julie and the match were linked to the same 3rd and 4th cousins. Thankfully some of those additional matches also had public family trees. A public family tree means that the researcher has opted to share their research with other Ancestry.com members.

After spending some time reviewing the family trees associated with the matches a common surname stood out – Westfall. Based on the data available in the Ancestry.com trees Julie's DNA matches are descendants of Henry Westfall and his wife Ellen.

Who is Henry Westfall?

Henry Westfall was born about 1825. Some source list his state of birth as Pennsylvania and others list his state of birth as New York. The first confirmed reference to Henry Westfall is the 1860 United States Federal Census. He is enumerated with his wife Ellen in  Limestone, Warren County, Pennsylvania. The household also included the couple's four oldest children.

From preliminary searches Ellen’s surname has been been verified. She is sometimes recorded several ways as Ellen McGee and in other records she is recorded as Ellen Dias. All of these records are based on secondary sources - which could be a contributing factor to why her surname is recorded in two different ways. Ellen was born about 1833 in Pennsylvania.

The 1870 United States Federal Census documents the family living in Limestone, Warren County, Pennsylvania. The 1880 United States Federal Census documents the family living in Watson, Warren County, Pennsylvania. Henry is recorded as a farmer in the 1860 through 1880 census records.

Ellen was recorded as a widow in the 1900 United States Federal Census living in Watson, Warren County, Pennsylvania. The census indicates that Henry and Ellen had 11 children, 10 who were living in 1900. All of the children were born in Pennsylvania:
  1. Henry B. Westfall – born about 1851 
  2. Ellen Barbara Westfall – born about 1853 
  3. Adeline Westfall – born about 1857 
  4. Thomas M. Westfall – born about 1861 
  5. Elizabeth A. Westfall – born about 1863. She may also have gone by “Lizzie” 
  6. Lucy Westfall – born about 1865 
  7. George Richard Westfall – born between 1867-1868 
  8. Etta Minnie Westfall – born about 1871 
  9. Herman Westfall – born about 1873 
  10. Mary Westfall – born about 1876 
  11. Unknown Westfall – died prior to the 1900 United States Federal Census. 
How does Julie Link to the Westfall Family?

Julie currently has four DNA matches that descend from three children of Henry Westfall and Ellen:
  • Two DNA matches linked to descendants of Ellen Barbara Westfall initially estimated to be 3rd cousin and a 4th cousin 
  • One DNA match linked to a descendant of George Richard Westfall initially estimated to be a 3rd cousin. 
  • One DNA match linked  to a descendant of Etta Minnie initially estimated to be a 4th cousin. 
Julie is also sharing DNA with one additional match that is also likely a descendant of Henry Westfall and Ellen via their daughter Elizabeth. This match is also linked to the other matches mentioned above. To determine if this theory is correct a triangulation exercise would need to be completed to verify the shared DNA segments between the descendants of Elizabeth and matches with proven ancestry to Henry Westfall and Ellen.

The chart below shows the matches in the Westfall cluster and their relationships to Julie:

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The Henry Westfall DNA Cluster
The chart shows the link between Julie and the known Westfalls contains several gaps. One positive note is the matches that Julie shares are in the 3rd to 4th cousin range. As a result it is plausible to conclude that Henry Westfall and Ellen are a set of Julie’s distant grandparents and her family descends from one of their eleven children.

Additional Matches to the Westfall Cluster

In addition to the matches highlighted above Julie has several other DNA matches that are linked to both her and the matches shown in the cluster. Hopefully in time the connection to those other matches will be understood – allowing additional branches of the family to be crossed off.

References: 
  1. 1860 United States Federal Census. Year: 1860; Census Place: Limestone, Warren, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1190; Page: 913; Image: 269; Family History Library Film: 805190 
  2. 1870 United States Federal Census. Year: 1870; Census Place: Limestone, Warren, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1461; Page: 215B; Image: 287600; Family History Library Film: 552960 
  3. 1880 United States Federal CensusYear: 1880; Census Place: Watson, Warren, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1200; Family History Film: 1255200; Page: 308B; Enumeration District: 278 
  4. 1900 United States Federal CensusYear: 1900; Census Place: Watson, Warren, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1492; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0141; FHL microfilm: 1241492

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Connecting with Cousins!

Julie initially completed her AncestryDNA test in the summer of 2014. After her results came back we connected with a 2nd cousin match, Stewart Miller. Stewart pointed us to his cousin Clinton who agreed to take a DNA test.

Although we don't know exactly how Julie links to the cousins - they share a common set of grandparents several generations back - Henry H. Miller and Lydia Shoup. Stewart and Clinton have both welcomed Julie into their extended family.

Julie's cousin Clinton is a very talented photographer. You can check our his work at Photos by C.M. Recently, he traveled to Pennsylvania and New York to photograph the fall colors.  He included a stop in North East, Pennsylvania to see Julie and her family. The two had a great visit! They traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Julie and Clinton at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The process of discovering who Julie's birth family is has been an incredible journey. Hopefully in time we will learn more about Julie's ancestors. We are thankful and grateful to have connected with Stewart and Clinton.