The united counties of Leeds and Grenville are in southern Ontario, Canada on the border with the United States.The county seat is Brockville.
Samuel Miller and Melita Hays married in 1819.
Samuel Miller was born in Elizabethtown (now Brockville) on January 11th, 1797. He was the son of Henry Miller and Sally Robbins.
He was a volunteer in the War of 1812-15 and served in Prescott and Kingston.
Melita Hays was born in 1802 in New York She was the daughter of Asahel Hays and Anna Clausen.
Samuel and Melita's children included:
Anise Miller (1820, married John Thompson),
Matilda Miller (1824, married William Purvis),
Martha Miller (1826, married John Huntley),
Henry K. Miller (1828, married Rocena Deborah Bennett),
Samuel Miller, Jr. (1830),
Melita Miller (1832, married John J. Dickey),
John Classon Miller (1836, married Adalaide Augusta Chamberlain), and
and Sarah Miller (1838)
They adopted or fostered:
Zelina Wickware (1844),
Alphema J. Wickware Mallory (1845)
Melita died on February 10, 1881 and Samuel died on October 21, 1882.
Yonge Mills, Ontario was in Front of Yonge Township near Brockville. It is north east of Kingston and north of Watertown, New York. It is now a ghost town. In the mid 19th century, Yonge Mills, was a busy and prosperous village with a population of about 175. It had a sawmill and a fulling mill. There were hotels with taverns and a general store. The village also included two blacksmiths and a church.
In the War of 1812 (1812-1815) the United States declared war on England because of trade restrictions, impressment, and British support for Indian attacks. They signed the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814 after reaching a stalemate.
Henry Miller was born in Prussia Proper, and as a soldier was sent to America during the revolution, by the Prince of Hesse Cassel. At the close of the war, he removed to Canada, settling in Elizabethtown [now Brockville], where he married Sally Robbins, the ceremony being performed by Colonel Breakenridge, then widely known as the Duke of Leeds.
Samuel Miller was born in Elizabethtown [now Brockville], January 11th, 1797. In 1798, he moved to the Township of Yonge, where he has since resided. He was a volunteer in the War of 1812-15, serving at Prescott and Kingston.
He married in 1819, Melita Hayes, by whom he had the following children:
Anise, who married John Thompson;
Melita, who married John Dickey;
Martha, who married John Huntley;
Matilda, who married William Purvis;
and Sarah, unmarried.