Pliny Miller

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Pliny Miller, son of Abraham Miller and Mary Sackett, was born at Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts, 10 August 1754.1 He died 16 April 1818,2 and was buried at Apulia Cemetery, Onondaga Co., New York.2

Pliny married Desire Hillyer, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1776.3

In 1800 he was ennumerated at Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., New York, with
males: 1 over 45, and 2 between16-26,
females: 1 over 45, 2 between 16-26, 1 between 10-16, and 3 under 10.

Other than his wife and one son, Pliny, no other members in the family have been identified. He has not been found in any other census record in New York or other neighboring states.4


Desire Hillyer b. bef. 1755, d. aft. 1800
This person was last edited on12 Aug 2022


  1. [S2226] Joseph M. Kellogg, Early vital records of Sheffield, Massachusetts, 1733-1800 (Salem, Massachusetts: Typescript, n.d.), 42, further cited as Kellogg, Early vital records of Sheffield.
  2. [S1546] BArnold, Find A Grave memorial #53170167, added 2 Jun 2010, online, accessed Sep 2019, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [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.
  4. [S1142] United States Census for 1800, Second Census of the United States, Rensselaer Co., New York, Stephentown, sheet 112A, Plinye Miller Senr (, digital images by subscription (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005); original data: National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M32, roll 26.