|About The Descendants of Joseph Bass Miller
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This site is dedicated to the descendants of Joseph Bass Miller and his wife, Rose Jean Church. Joseph and Rose were married at Dundee, Scotland on 26 Aug 1845. Their first child, a daughter Isabella, was born in the same place on 7 Apr 1847. With a young daughter, and a second child on the way, the Millers set off on a journey that would take them half way around the world to a new life in Australia. The ship 'Calphurnia' departed London on 10 Dec 1848 and arrived at Port Adelaide on 02 Apr 1849. Over the next twenty or so years Joseph and Rose moved to various locations in South Australia, eventually settling in the Wimmera district of Victoria. During this time they continued to expand their family until there were eleven children in total; this generation became known as "the first eleven". There are a number of Miller descendants who are also connected via the Stone family; for this reason I have included some information on the descendants of George Stone. A rather enigmatic character, George is thought to have been an RN deserter who possibly started out in life with the name John Sutton. My thanks go to the many people who have generously shared their research and family knowledge. In particular I would like to thank Alex Millar and his wife Fran, for the contribution they have made to keeping the Millar/Miller family history alive, and for allowing me to copy from the family tree information in their book "The Tale of Two Millers", which was published in 1999 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Joseph and Rose Miller's arrival in Australia. Where possible I have endeavoured to confirm and expand upon the information they provided. I hope you enjoy having a look around the site. It is a work in progress and I am always open to suggestions as to how it might be improved. Any feedback is welcome via a message in the guest book or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for visiting.