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[This information is from Vol. I, pp. 391-392 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The earliest known ancestor in America of George Douglas Miller was Thomas Miller, resident of West Springfield, Massachusetts, who married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Marshfield, in 1649. They were the parents of thirteen children. He was killed October 5, 1675, by Indians, when he risked his life to obtain water for women and children who were within the stockade.

(II) John, fourth child of Thomas and Sarah (Marshfield) Miller, was born in 1657, died in 1676, probably killed in the Great Falls fight of that year. He married and was the father of five children.

(III) Samuel, fourth child of John Miller, married and was the father of eight children.

(IV) Thomas (2), sixth child of Samuel Miller, married and was the father of five children.

(V) Solomon, fourth child of Thomas (2) Miller, was born October 9, 1731, died at West Wallingford, Vermont, August 20, 1807. He married, September 9, 1756, Desire Smith, born November 18, 1734, died March 9, 1807. They were the parents of nine children.

(VI) Elisha, fifth child of Solomon and Desire (Smith) Miller, was born May 6, 1766, died on his farm near Williston, Vermont, June, 1847. Married (first) Lorain Jackson, born May 19, 1773, died July 7, 1806. Married (second) 1807, Sally Elliot, born April 22, 1785, died August 20, 1856. He was the father of seventeen children. Abraham Jackson, father of Lorain (Jackson) Miller, moved from Cornwall, Connecticut, when his daughter Lorain was an infant to Wallingford, Vermont, about 1774, and was the first settler in the town, first representative, first deacon and founder of the first Sabbath meeting; he purchased one thousand acres of land embracing all the beautiful intervale and gave a farm to each of his eleven children, but fifty years later there was not a single descendant in the town; he died in 1790 at Wallingford, aged sixty-five. He married Eleanor Bumpus, a resident of Wareham, Massachusetts; she died at Nelson, New York, aged ninety-two. A niece of Lorain (Jackson) Miller, Henrietta Lorain Jackson, married Rev. Dr. Cyrus Hamlin, of Constantinople, one of the most powerful of pioneer missionaries.

(VII) Samuel (2), sixth child of Elisha and Lorain (Jackson) Miller, was born at Williston, Vermont, March 9, 1801, died at Santa Barbara, California, October 20, 1888. He was a resident of Rochester, New York, 1823-60, and of New Haven, Connecticut, 1861-88; a judge and twice a New York senator. He married, May 20, 1833, Mary Ann Douglas, of Troy, New York (see Douglas VII). Children:

  1. Samuel, born July 31, 1834, died October 3, 1838.
  2. Sutherland, October 24, 1837, died March 12, 1840.
  3. Julia, September 11, 1839, unmarried.
  4. Rev. Alanson, December 13, 1842, married, June 18, 1871, Maria Russell Bleecker.
  5. Mary Douglas, November 1, 1844, died April 20, 1846.
  6. George Douglas, mentioned below.

(VIII) George Douglas, son of Samuel (2) and Mary Ann (Douglas) Miller, was born in Rochester, New York, November 5, 1847. He married, in Albany, New York, May 3, 1877, Anna de Peyster Douw. Children:

  1. Mary, born at New Brighton, New York, June 4, 1878; married, Albany, December 17, 1908, Hunsdon Cary, of Richmond, Virginia; children:
    1. Hunsdon, born at Richmond, Virginia, September 29, 1909;
    2. Wilson Miles, Richmond, October 13, 1910.
  2. Helen Franchot, born at New Haven, Connecticut, March 6, 1880.
  3. Samuel, born at New Haven, October 21, 1881, died there November 13, 1883.
  4. Margaret Livingston, born at New Haven, March 21, 1884, died there March 24, 1884.

(The Douglas Line)

The earliest known ancestor in America was William Douglas, born in 1610, lived at Ipswich, Massachusetts, as early as 1641, died at New London, Connecticut, July 26, 1682; married Ann Mable (or Mattle), daughter of Thomas Mable, of Ringstead in Northamptonshire.

(II) William (2), son of William (1) Douglas, was born at Boston, May 2 (or April 1), 1645, died March 9, 1725, at New London; married, December 18, 1667, Abiah, daughter of William Hough.

(III) William (3), son of William (2) Douglas, was born at New London, February 19, 1672, died at Plainfield, Connecticut, August 10, 1719; married and was the father of nine children.

(IV) Asa, sixth child of William (3) Douglas, was born at Plainfield, Connecticut, December 11, 1715, died at Stephentown, New York (formerly Jericho Hollow, Massachusetts), November 12, 1792, where he had lived twenty-six years; married, about 1737, Rebecca Wheeler, born 1718, died 1809.

(V) Wheeler, son of Asa Douglas, was born at Stephentown, New York, April 10, 1750, died at Smithville,Connecticut, January, 1829; married, 1771, Martha, daughter of Rev. John Rathbun, and she died November 28, 1837. Ten children. Wheeler Douglas lived at Stephentown from 1750 to 1779, and from 1780 to 1798 was a merchant at Albany, New York. His property being consumed by fire, he bought a large tract of land from the Indians, near Brantford, Canada, where he lived the remainder of his life.

(VI) Alanson, fourth child of Wheeler Douglas, was born at Stephentown, New York, February 11, 1779, died at Troy, New York, April 9, 1856; married, June 12, 1803, Ann, daughter of Solomon Sutherland, of Stanford, Dutchess county, New York.

(VII) Mary Ann, daughter of Alanson Douglas, was born at Lansingburg, New York, February 7, 1807, died at New Haven, Connecticut, July 15, 1882; married, May 20, 1833, Hon. Samuel Miller, of Rochester (see Miller VII).

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