Place:Miller, Dearborn, Indiana, United States

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NameMiller
Alt namesMillersource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeTownship
Coordinates39.1°N 84.52°W
Located inDearborn, Indiana, United States     (1834 - )
Contained Places
Historical inhabited place
Georgetown ( 1820 - 1840 )
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Miller Township is one of fourteen townships in Dearborn County, Indiana. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,810 and it contained 3,651 housing units.

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History

The following information is extracted from "History of Dearborn County, Indiana:Her People, Industries and Institutions, with Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Old Families" by Archibald Shaw, 1915, Unigraphic, chapter 20, page 205ff:

Miller Township was organized from the northern part of Lawrenceburg Township in 1834. In the early years, lands were purchased directly from the government. The first settlers came in 1804, and the last lands were taken up in 1836.

Early settlers included:

(names hightlighted in bold are linked to person pages)
1804

  • Jacob Blasdell and Archibald Stark - entered all of section 28, and Jacob took up part of section 29
  • Thaddeus Cooley entered a portion of section 27
  • Charles Dawson entered part of section 23
  • Noble Butler entered part of section 11
  • Thomas Miller entered part of section 13
  • Robert McConnell entered part of section 14

Note that sections 27, 28 and 29 lie along Tanner's Creek

1806

  • John Dawson entered part of section 20
  • Jacob R Compton entered part of section 2

1808

  • William Torrence and Thomas Fuller purchased a part of section 14
  • Abiah Hayes purchased a part of section 22 (see 1809 as well)
  • Henry C Smith and John McCleave purchased part of section 27

1809

  • Michael Shanks purchased part of section 12 on the state line (see 1814 as well)
  • Abiah Hayes entered part of section 22

1811

  • John Ewbank entered part of section 17 (see 1817 as well)
  • John Hayes entered part of section 23

1814

  • Michael Shanks purchased part of section 21, on Salt Fork Creek

1815

  • Ezekiel Jackson entered part of section 22 (see 1830 as well)

1817

  • John Ewbank entered part of section 17 and 20
  • Enoch Jackson entered part of section 1

1829

  • Walter Hayes entered part of section 15

1830

  • Ezekiel Jackson entered part of section 21

1831

  • Enoch and Ezekiel Jackson entered more of section 21

Other References

Biographical details from this book can be found on the following person pages:



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