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Nancy Lyon Andrews
Female 1810 - 1880


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  • Birth  1810  Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Nancy Lyon Miller 
    Residence  1836  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Religion  1861  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Episcopalian 
    Religion  1871  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Church of England 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-59696P 
    Died  7 Feb 1880  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: cerebral congestion (1 week) 
    Buried  Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I59696  Generations
    Last Modified  6 Jun 2018 

    Father  Andrews,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Catherine Kimball,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F22295  Group Sheet

    Family  John Miller, Esq.,   b. 1811, Stamford, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1868, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Oct 1836  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. William D. Miller,   b. 1836, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James A. Miller,   b. 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catherine Ann Miller,   b. 4 Mar 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1912, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Julia Mariette Miller,   b. 5 Feb 1843, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1910, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John H. Miller,   b. 1844, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Richard E. Miller,   b. 1845, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Susan Alice Miller,   b. 7 Dec 1848, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1936, Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Absalom Shade MIller,   b. 1850, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1852, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F15504  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • *Mr. Shade was married twice. First to Mrs. Andrews, of Canandaigua, New York Slate, who hal two children (Mr. Jamas K. Andrews and Mrs. John Miller) by a former husband. After her decease he married Isabella Jemima, sister of Mr. John Davidson, of Galt. Mr. Shade had no family by either of his marriages.1a

      1aReminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young

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      The village was known as Shade's Mills in its early days, and, like the Province generally, advanced very slowly at this period. By examining the illustration to be found on another page, the work of Mr. Homer Watson of Doon, some ideas of the modern Galtonian, not a little proud, perhaps, of the "Manchester of Canada," may be roughly dispelled, but some conception may be obtained of the village of Shade's Mills in the spring of 1820.

      Ten buildings, all told, made up the village just sixty years ago. There was (1) Shade's house and store, already described; (2) the sawmill, whose site is now occupied by the Great Western Railway bridge, and which was run-ning in the spring of 1817; (3) the Dumfries' mills, built in 1818, which commenced running the following year; (4, 5 and 6) two or three log houses and a shanty, between the mills and the dam, the latter building occupied by an easy-going adventurous half-breed, whose name has faded from the memory of the oldest inhabitant; (7) the distil-lery, which began operations in 1820; (8) a log black-smith shop carried on by one Charles Kitchen , a little south of the site of Mr. William Robinson's residence; (9) a small building near Mr. James Scott's house, which bad been originally built on cedar posts, but had after-wards been filled in with dry stones; and (10) the re-mains, at this time chiefly foundation and debris, of the old temporary mill, which, it is needless to say, was de-spised and cast aside as soon as the new, and, for that early period, superior Dumfries mills had been put into operation.

      There are, alas! only two solitary witnesses now left in Galt,-Mrs. John Miller,* and Mr. Alexander Buchanan,-who resided in it at this remote period, and the fingers on one hand would probably suffice to count all the survi-vors who then saw it. Despite the disadvantages, not to speak of the trials of "bush life," the time-scarred Veter-ans of those early times, look back with pleasure to the

      * Since these lines were written, Mrs. Miller has passed away. She died in Galt on 7th February, 1880, aged 70 years.


      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose

  • Sources 
    1. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Nancy S. Miller d. 7 Feb 1880 Galt, aged 69 b. Canandaigua, State of New York, cause: cerebral congestion (1 week)

    2. [S505] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Trinity Anglican (Galt) CC#4497 Internet Link .
      In/ memory of/ Nancy Lyon/ wife of John Miller/ died 7th Feb. 1880/ aged 69 years/

    3. [S570] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 33.

    4. [S1838] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1861, Galt 1861 Div. 4 Page 47.

    5. [S9] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Canada Museum und Allgemeine Zeitung (1835-1840), 17 Nov 1836:3.
      24 Oct 1836 By Rev Arthur Palmer, John Miller Esq m. Spr. Nancy L. Andrews, both of Galt.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1810 - Canandaigua, Ontario, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1836 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1836 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Episcopalian - 1861 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of England - 1871 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: cerebral congestion (1 week) - 7 Feb 1880 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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