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  • William Wooten (aft.1710 - bef.1792)
    Children of Richard Wooten Jr & Lucy Council William b. 1710-1730 Isle of Wight, VA d. 5/30/1792 Edgecombe Co, NC [Doc] [Cen] [Will] m.1. c1725 Ann Bryant b. c1714 Isle of Wight Co, VA d/o James Brya...
  • John Batterson Stetson, Sr. (1830 - 1906)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: John Batterson Stetson (May 5, 1830 - February 18, 1906) was a U.S. hatter, hat manufacturer, and, in the 1860s, the inventor of the cowboy hat. He founded the John B....
  • Col. William Barton (1748 - 1831)
    William Barton (1748–1831) was an officer in the Continental Army during the American War of Independence who retired with the rank of colonel. He later served as adjutant general of the Rhode Island m...
    Samuel Shattuck, of Salem (c.1620 - 1689)
    Samuel Shattuck was born between 1616 and 1630 (he said "about 1620") in (perhaps) Assington, Somerset, England. He died on 6 Jun 1689 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, where he is buried. The first na...
  • Hon. Michael Carver Trout (1810 - 1873)
    Michael Carver Trout (September 30, 1810 – June 25, 1873) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Michael C. Trout was born in Hickory Township, Pennsylvania. ...


Hatmaking is the manufacture of hats and headwear. Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats. A millinery shop is a store that sells those goods.

A milliner or hatter designs, makes, trims, or sells hats.

Millinery is sold to women, men and children, though some definitions limit the term to women's hats.[1] Historically, milliners, typically female shopkeepers, produced or imported an inventory of garments for men, women, and children, including hats, shirts, cloaks, shifts, caps, neckerchiefs, and undergarments, and sold these garments in their millinery shop.

More recently, the term milliner has evolved to describe a person who designs, makes, sells or trims hats primarily for a female clientele.

The origin of the term is probably the Middle English milener, meaning an inhabitant of the city of Milan or one who deals in items from Milan,[2] known for its fashion and clothing.