Jim Miller's Home Page


In 1988 I was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.  I was incredibly home sick and had tried a number of different things as a hobby to take my mind off of home.  Nothing seemed to stick.  Then my aunt & uncle, Sheri & Bernie Miller, suggested that I take over their genealogical research, since they had just purchased the grocery store in Murray, Iowa and would no longer have time to research it themselves.  I've always been interested in history so I decided to give it a try.

Please Check back again soon, as over the next few weeks I will be moving my genealogy content from my previous website to this.

Notable Kin

Part of the fun of genealogy is discovering links to famous and/or notable personalities of the present and past.  Below are links to charts that show my relationships with said personalities.


I decend from 13 Mayflower Passengers.  Click HERE for chart.

Through John Daggett of Martha's Vineyard, MA I am related to General Benjamin F. Butler and "Wild Bill" Hickock.  Click HERE for chart.

Through Henry Howland of Fen Stanton, England I am related to: First Lady,Edith Kermit Carow; poet,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, actor, Humphrey Bogart; Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, author Ralph Waldo Emmerson, Presidents Richard Nixon & Gerald Ford; & British Prime Minister,Winson Churchill.  Click HERE for chart.  Novelist Stephen King is also said to be a Howland descendant but I have yet to uncover his line.  If you know Stephen King's line of descent from Henry Howland please email me.

Through Thomas Gleason of Watertown, MA I am related to Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States.  Click HERE for chart.

Through Mayflower passenger, Richard Warren, I am related to: Presidents Ulysess S. Grant & Franklin D. Roosevelt; astronaught Alan Shepard; & actors Joanne Woodward & Richard Gere.  Click HERE for chart.

Through Samuel Burks I am related to John Cabell Breckenridge, Vice President of the United States and later a General in the Army of the Confederate States of America.  Click HERE for chart.

Through William Towne I am related to Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross & actress/comedienneLucille Ball. I descend from his daughter Rebecca (Towne) Nurse who was executed for witchcraft in 1692 Salem, Massachusetts.  Click HERE for chart.

Trhough Nathaniel Tilden of Tenterden, Kent Co., England I am related to Samuel J. Tilden, the 1876 Democratic Candidate for Presidents of the United States.  Click HERE for chart.