See also:leader of the Second
See also:Adventists in
See also:America, was
See also:born on the 5th of
See also:February 1782 at
See also:Pittsfield, Massachusetts . He was a recruiting officer at the beginning of the War of 1812, and after
See also:Plattsburg he was promoted captain, retiring from the army in 1815 . About 1816 he settled in Low Hampton,
See also:county, New
See also:York . He now joined the Baptist
See also:Church at Low Hampton, and, after two years of minute study of the Bible, about 1818 became a Second Adventist . In 1831 he began to lecture, arguing that the " two thousand three
See also:hundred days " of Daniel viii . 14 meant 2300 years, and that these years began with
See also:Ezra's going up to Jerusalem in 457 B.C., and therefore came to an end in 1843, and urging his hearers to make ready for the final coming of Christ in that
See also:year . To his many followers, after the year 1843 had passed, he proclaimed that 1844 was the year, that his error was due to following
See also:Hebrew instead of
See also:Roman chronology, and that the 22nd of
See also:October was to be the
See also:day . There was renewed excitement among
See also:Miller's followers; many of them
See also:left their business, and in
See also:muslin robes, on
See also:house tops and hills, awaited the
See also:epiphany . In spite of disappointment, many still believed with him that the
See also:time was near . He returned to Low Hampton and died there on the loth of
See also:December 1849 . The Adventists or Millerites, who were formed into a single
See also:body in a
See also:convention called by him in
See also:April 1845, have since separated into several sects: the Evangelical Adventists (1147 in the
See also:United States in 1908), who believe in '
See also:everlasting punishment; the Seventh Day Adventists (64,332), who observe the seventh day, and practise the
See also:sacrament of
See also:foot-washing; the Advent Christians (26,500), the Churches of
See also:God in Jesus Christ '(2872), and the
See also:Life and Advent Union (3800) . Their
See also:total number in the United States in 1908 was about 99,300 .
Miller published in 1833 a pamphlet which was the basis of his lectures; these were published in 1842 asEvidence from Scripture and
See also:History of the Second Coming of Christ about the Year 184,3 . See Sylvester
See also:Memoirs of
See also:William Miller (Boston, J853);
See also:James White, Sketches of the Christian Life and Public Labors of William Miller (
See also:Battle Creek, 1875); and
See also:Eggleston's novel, End of the
See also:World (1872) .
SAMUEL FREEMAN MILLER (1816-1890)
WILLIAM MILLER (1795-1861)
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