Millerd Family Documents, 1712 - 1900 (MSS 0228)

Extent: 0.4 Linear feet (1 archives box)

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.

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.

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.


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


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

Container List


Box: 1 Folder: 1
Sermon book

Ca. 1712.

Box: 1 Folder: 2
Sermon book

Ca. 1712.


Box: 1 Folder: 3
1740: Nathaniel Millerd's promise to sell and deliver bond
Box: 1 Folder: 4
1741: Receipt of debt
Box: 1 Folder: 5
1742: Receipt for payment of debt
Box: 1 Folder: 6
1748: Certificate of Nathan Millerd's debt to the colony of Rhode Island
Box: 1 Folder: 7
1750-1790: Legal bill
Box: 1 Folder: 8
1791: Church note for Squire Millerd
Box: 1 Folder: 9
1791: In memory of Welcome Millerd
Box: 1 Folder: 10
1800: Nathaniel Millerd's certificate of enlistment in Rhode Island battalion
Box: 1 Folder: 11
1800: Certificate of Nathaniel Millerd's election to office of Captain in Rhode Island infantry
Box: 1 Folder: 12
1809: Petition to Assembly regarding Amos Kimball
Box: 1 Folder: 13
1812: Sheet music - Bonapart's March and President's March
Box: 1 Folder: 14
1816: Arrangement to bury Welcome Millerd
Box: 1 Folder: 15
1820: In memory of Squire Millerd
Box: 1 Folder: 16
1820: Note from Julia Millard to Nathaniel Millerd
Box: 1 Folder: 17
1830: Children of Nathaniel and Betsy Millerd - Birth and death dates
Box: 1 Folder: 18
1840: Susan Millerd's commonplace book
Box: 1 Folder: 19
1844: Notes on the production of the Peach Worm
Box: 1 Folder: 20
1887: Children of Richmond Remington and his wife
Box: 1 Folder: 21
1900: Millerd family history
Box: 1 Folder: 22
Miscellaneous and unidentified documents

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