Christopher S. MillerChristopher S. Miller was born in 1804 and died on February 27, 1884. He is buried at the New Ohio Cemetery, Tunnel, Broome County, NY.
Christopher married Maria M. Clark (daughter of William (George?) Clark and Betsey Brown) in September 1820.
Records show Maria was born in 1810 and died on Dec. 11, 1887. She is buried at the New Ohio Cemetery, Tunnel, Broome Co., NY.
We have found various spelling for Maria, including "Marra" and "Mariah". We are unsure of the date of Maria's birth or the date of the marriage of Christopher and Maria. (As listed, Maria would have been 10 years old when they were married.) We have found no documentation to dispute this, however.
The 1860 U.S. Federal Census indicates Christopher & Maria had a live-in, Sarah Hakes - we are not sure if Sarah was orphaned or lived in as help. The 1870 census does not list Sarah Hakes as a resident in the Miller household, but the 1880 census lists another live-in, Sally Marsh.
Christopher and Maria had the following children:
- (M) Jacob Jay Miller was born on March 20, 1827 and died on February 5, 1898
- (M) William Henry Miller was born on April 25, 1832 in Broome County, NY and died on March 10, 1911
- (M) Harvey Miller was born in December 1834 at Broome County, NY and died in 1916.
- (M) Cornelius Miller was born in 1836 at Chenango County, NY and died in 1860.
Census InformationChristopher and Maria are listed on the census of Colesville, Broome County, NY for the following years:
1840 U.S. Federal Census
1850 U.S. Federal Census
1860 U.S. Federal Census
1870 U.S. Federal Census
1875 New York State Census
1880 U.S. Federal Census
Burial NoticeFrom the Broome Republican Thursday, February 28, 1884
Last Saturday, Christopher Miller, an old resident of this town was buried in the New Ohio cemetery. Rev. H. M. Douglass, of the Baptist church conducted the services.
We searched for, but could find no Record of Certification of Death in District #0353 Town of Colesville, Broome County, NY
DocumentationLand Record: State of New York: Dated April 1, 1856 between Augustus Floyd of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, NY and Christopher Miller of Colesville, Broome County, NY. The land appears to be 120 acres in Broome County, NY which Christopher paid a sum of $760.00.
Copy of Last Will & Testament of Christopher S. Miller; dated 1871. The executor being Christopher's son: William H. Miller, of Binghamton, Broome County, NY. Probate was dated March 15 1884, by William H. Miller, Broome County, NY.