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Patience Miller (Bacon)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ipswich, Essex, England
Death: Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Bacon and Martha Bacon
Wife of William Miller
Mother of Mary Nims; John Miller; Rebecca Miller; Patience Nott; William Miller, Jr. and 6 others
Sister of Samuel Bacon and Elizabeth Allen (Bacon)
Half sister of Andrew BACON; Henry BACON and Nathaniel Bacon

Occupation: Physician/Surgeon
Managed by: Private User
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About Dr. Patience Miller

Patience (Bacon) Miller was a physician and surgeon, the only doctor serving the towns of Northampton and Northfield. According to Cutter, she was the first and only woman physician of the time in America.

Died 29 Nov. 1716 "quite aged," per William Richard Cutter, Genealogical & Family History of the State of Connecticut, Vol. IV, (Orig. publ. NY, 1911; repr. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1997), pg. 2056.

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  • Women in medicine
  • Pioneers
  • Patience Miller (1623-1716), appears in records as the only physician and surgeon in Northfield, Connecticut. She is named in "The History of Northfield for 150 years", by Josiah Howard Temple and George Sheldon, Albany, New York, 1875: Page 68 - William Miller was at Ipswich in 1648; was a first settler at Northampton; a tanner by trade. His wife ... Mrs. M. was a skilful physician and surgeon, ... and the only doctor at Northfield during the first two settlements. Patience was born in Ipswich, England and died in Northampton, Connecticut 29 Novrmber 1716. She was the daughter of William Bacon (1593-1653) and his wife, Martha née Worcester ( -1666).
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_medicine

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  • Patience Bacon Miller
  • Birth: 1623, England
  • Death: Mar. 29, 1716 Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Daughter of William Bacon and Martha Worcester Bacon of St.Nicholas Parish, London, England.
  • Children: Mary Miller Williams Nims, Rebecca Miller, Patience Miller Nott, William Miller III, Mercy Miller Fowler, Ebenezer Miller, Mehitable Miller Dewey, Thankful Miller Alvord, and Abraham Miller.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • William Miller (1620 - 1690)*
  • Children:
    • Mary Miller Williams Nims (1652 - 1688)*
    • William Miller (1659 - 1705)*
    • Ebenezer Miller (1664 - 1737)*
    • Abraham Miller (1672 - 1727)*
  • Note: There is a monument in Bridge Street Cemetery erected to her and her husband in 1911.
  • Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 32523312
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=miller&GSfn=patience&GSby=1623&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=32523312&df=all&

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  • BACON, Patience
  • b. 1631 England
  • d. 29 MAR 1716 Northampton, Hampshire, Mass.
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 3 MAR 1640/1 Northampton, Hampshire, Mass.
  • Spouse: MILLER, William
  • b. 21 MAY 1592 Bishops Stortford, Herts., England
  • d. Northampton, Hampshire, Mass.
  • Children:
    • MILLER, Mary
    • MILLER, Patience
    • MILLER, William
    • MILLER, Mercy
    • MILLER, Ebenezer
    • MILLER, Mehitable
    • MILLER, Thankful b. 25 APR 1669 Northampton, Hampshire, Mass. d. 30 MAR 1738 Northampton, Hampshire, Mass.
    • MILLER, Abraham
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_a8.htm#104

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Dr. Patience Miller's Timeline

1631
1631
Ipswich, Essex, England
1641
March 3, 1641
Age 10
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1650
1650
Age 19
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1653
December 24, 1653
Age 22
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
1654
October 8, 1654
Age 23
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA
1657
September 15, 1657
Age 26
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
1659
November 30, 1659
Age 28
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1662
February 8, 1662
Age 31
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1664
June 7, 1664
Age 33
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
1666
July 10, 1666
Age 35
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA