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Nathaniel Miller, A Revolutionary Soldier

A Revolutionary Soldier Who Settled in Ticonderoga

Nathaniel Miller was born 7 May 1760 at Mt. Washington, Mass., a small township lying in the southwestern part of the state and only a few miles east of the New York State border. He died at Ticonderoga 6 October 1844. On 18 May 1784, he was married at Whitehall, N.Y. to Anna Bartholomew, daughter of Lemuel and Mary (Squire) Bartholomew of Whitehall. Anna was born 16 April 1766 and died at Ticonderoga 20 December 1855. They were the parents of:

Mary, born ~ 1 January 1787 Ana, born ~  7 September 1789 Nathaniel ~  born 3 January 1792 Rachel ~  born 23 September 1794 Elizabeth ~  born 5 January 1797 Phebe ~  born 10 October 1799 Levina ~  born 12 May 1802* Asenath ~  born 5 February 1805 – Died 1819 Samuel ~  born 11 March 1807 – Died 12 October 1808

(As recorded in the Nathaniel Miller Bible as shown in pension application)

Nathaniel and Anna (Bartholomew) Miller removed with their family from Whitehall to that part of Crown Point which is now the northern section of Ticonderoga about 1793. They chose a site on the shore of Lake Champlain about mid-way between the forts at Ticonderoga and Crown Point and at the head of “Miller Marsh.” Nathaniel first built a log cabin for his family, but in time this was replaced by a wood framed house.

With his wife and children Anna Archer, Rachel and Nathaniel Miller and grandsons Miron and Milton Grant, he is buried in the small family cemetery situated on a rise of ground lying south of the homestead and east of the present highway to Crown Point. Visible from the highway, this cemetery was restored by a descendant. It is in charge of the Ticonderoga Historical Society who have had military markers place for both Nathaniel and his son Nathaniel. Jr. who served in the War of 1812.

Anna Miller, b 7 Spet 1789 – d 11 Sept. 1832 ~ married Elias Archer. Buried in family cemetery. Nathaniel Miller, b 2 Jan 1792 – d 3 Sept 1859 ~ married Wealthy Ann —-. Both buried in family cemetery. Rachel Miller, b 23 Sept 1794 – d unmarried 30 Sept 1870 ~ buried in the family cemetery Elizabeth Miller, b Jan 1797 – d Port Henry, NY ~ 5 Aug 1882, married William Treadway b 19 Jan 1795 – d Crown Point 22 Feb 1861 Phebe Miller, b 10 Oct 1799 – d 5 Sept 1881; married George Grant ~ 31 Jan 1794- 27 Aug 1877. Buried Ingalls cemetery (Ticonderoga) Levina Miller, b 12 May 1802 – d 5 Sept 1881; married Hiram Kimpton. Place of burial unknown. Possibly Ingalls cemetery.

THS Collection on display in Front Parlor

Levina Miller Kimpton ~~ THS Collection on display Front Parlor

Nathaniel Miller, Sr. served several tours during the Revolutionary War and since his application for a pension under the Congressional Act of 1832 was so detailed and gave one of the best descriptions of the service provided by the Colonial troops, it is included here. It shows the short terms served and their cause, in some cases the reason for the lack of knowledge of officers and more frequently the lack of named regiments.

Miller Cemetery

North Ticonderoga

Parentheses (have been used when the correct word was in doubt.) ~ Brackets [have been used for words within parentheses in the original document.]

State of New York County of Essex …. On this 27th day of May 1833 personally appeared before me Joseph S Weed one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the county of Essex aforesaid Nathaniel Miller a resident of the Town of Ticonderoga County and State aforesaid aged seventy two years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of Congress passed June 7th 1832.