Desire Miller

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Desire Miller, daughter of Pliny Miller and Desire Hillyer, was born at Granby, Connecticut, 18 March 1777.1 She died at Troy Grove, La Salle Co., Illinois, 14 November 1853.1

Desire married Justin Dewey, son of Paul Dewey and Susan Reed, say 1799.1,2


Justin Dewey b. abt. 31 Aug 1778, d. 29 Aug 1857
  • Nathaniel Hillyer Dewey3 b. 19 May 1800, d. 21 Feb 1836
  • Daniel Miller Dewey3 b. 7 Nov 1802
  • Corydon Reed Dewey3 b. 16 Sep 1804
  • Julia Dewey+1 b. 5 Nov 1806, d. 19 Jul 1883
  • Matilda Dewey3 b. 27 Sep 1809
  • Pliney Dewey3 b. 10 Sep 1811
  • Caroline Myra Dewey3 b. 13 Jun 1813


  1. [S507] Adelbert Milton Dewey, Louis Marinus Dewey, William T. Dewey, Orville C. Dewey and George Dewey, Life of George Dewey, Rear Admiral, U.S.N., and Dewey Family History, Illustrated (Westfield, Mass: Dewey Publishing, 1898), 917, further cited as Dewey, et al., Dewey Family.
  2. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Meriden Township, LaSalle County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 283, dwelling 1572, family 1624, Justin Dewey household, age 74, born in Connecticut, digital image, (; original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #115.
  3. [S507] Dewey, et al., Dewey Family, 918.