Birth of President Millard Fillmore
America’s 13th president, Millard Fillmore, was born on January 7, 1800, in Moravia, New York.
Born three weeks after the death of George Washington, Millard Fillmore was America’s first President to be born after the death of a former President, and the first born in the 19th Century. With few opportunities available, at the age of 14 Fillmore’s father apprenticed him to a cloth maker in Sparta, New York. Tired of working under poor conditions, Fillmore bought his freedom and walked 100 miles to get home.