Abstract

Documents (1712-1900) of the Millerd family of Rhode Island. Included are sermon books, correspondence, birth and death date information for family members, and records of debt. The collection is organized in two series: 1) SERMON BOOKS and 2) FAMILY DOCUMENTS.

Biography

The first record of the Millerd Family of Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island appears in 1740 when Nathaniel Millerd signed a promissory bond to Edward Thurber. Either this Nathaniel or his father died the following year in 1741. A Nathaniel Millerd was born in February 1772 and married Betsey Green in 1793. The couple had five children between 1794 and 1806: Augustus, Welcome, Julia, George, and Eliza. In 1800 Nathaniel Millerd was elected to a captaincy in the Rhode Island infantry. There is no record of Nathaniel's death extant.

Scope and Content

Documents of the Millerd family, 1712-1900, including documents that provide birth and death dates for family members, debt records, documentation of military service, and a set of manuscript sermons attributed to Squire Millerd. The documentation in this collection is fragmentary, comprised mostly of single pieces of paper or short notes at sporadic intervals throughout almost two centuries. The most extensive documents, the sermon books, are also incomplete, with no title pages, dates, or authors clearly identified. Most of the documentation pertains to the Millerd family in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Rhode Island.

The collection is organized into two series: 1) SERMON BOOKS and 2) FAMILY DOCUMENTS.

SERIES 1: SERMON BOOKS

The SERMON BOOKS series contains two manuscript books attributed to Squire Millerd and dated ca. 1712.

SERIES 2: FAMILY DOCUMENTS

The second series, FAMILY DOCUMENTS, contains correspondence, geneologies, debt receipts, certificates of military service, and other materials. The papers are arranged chronologically.

SERMON BOOKS

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11 Sermon book. Ca. 1712.
12 Sermon book. Ca. 1712.

FAMILY DOCUMENTS

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13 1740: Nathaniel Millerd's promise to sell and deliver bond.
14 1741: Receipt of debt.
15 1742: Receipt for payment of debt.
16 1748: Certificate of Nathan Millerd's debt to the colony of Rhode Island.
17 1750-1790: Legal bill.
18 1791: Church note for Squire Millerd.
19 1791: In memory of Welcome Millerd.
110 1800: Nathaniel Millerd's certificate of enlistment in Rhode Island battalion.
111 1800: Certificate of Nathaniel Millerd's election to office of Captain in Rhode Island infantry.
112 1809: Petition to Assembly regarding Amos Kimball.
113 1812: Sheet music - Bonapart's March and President's March.
114 1816: Arrangement to bury Welcome Millerd.
115 1820: In memory of Squire Millerd.
116 1820: Note from Julia Millard to Nathaniel Millerd.
117 1830: Children of Nathaniel and Betsy Millerd - Birth and death dates.
118 1840: Susan Millerd's commonplace book.
119 1844: Notes on the production of the Peach Worm.
120 1887: Children of Richmond Remington and his wife.
121 1900: Millerd family history.
122 Miscellaneous and unidentified documents. No date.



Finding aid generated: 2005-10-28