Desire Miller

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Desire Miller, daughter of Pliny Miller and Desire Hillyer, was born at Granby, Connecticut, 18 March 1776.1,2 She died at Troy Grove, La Salle Co., Illinois, 14 November 1853.1,3

Desire married Justin Dewey, son of Paul Dewey and Susan Reed, at Rensselaer Co., New York, say 1799.1,4,2


Justin Dewey b. 1 Sep 1778, d. 29 Aug 1857
  • Nathaniel Hillyer Dewey5 b. 19 May 1800, d. 21 Feb 1836
  • Daniel Miller Dewey5 b. 7 Nov 1802
  • Corydon Reed Dewey5 b. 16 Sep 1804
  • Julia Dewey+1 b. 5 Nov 1806, d. 19 Jul 1883
  • Matilda Dewey5 b. 27 Sep 1809
  • Pliney Dewey5 b. 10 Sep 1811
  • Caroline Myra Dewey5 b. 13 Jun 1813
This person was last edited on8 Jan 2020


  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. [S2237] History of La Salle County, Illinois: together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens : also a condensed History of Illinois, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history, two vols. (Chicago, Illinois: Inter-State Publishing, 1886), 2:641, further cited as History of La Salle County.
  3. [S2237] History of La Salle County, 2:642.
  4. [S457], 1850 United States Census [on-line database and images] (, Meriden Township, LaSalle Co., Illinois, population schedule, sheet #283, dwelling #1572, family #1624, Justin Dewey household, age 74, born in Connecticut; original data: NARA micropublication M432, Seventh Census of the United States, 1009 rolls, roll #115.
  5. [S507] Dewey, et al., Dewey Family, 918.