Biography - Robert Miller

Robert Miller, Prominent among the able. energetic and honest farmers of Johnson County is the gentleman whose name heads this biographical sketch, and of whom we take pride in recording the fact that he early began in life for himself, and by his push, pluck and perseverance has won the reputation of being a very successful agriculturist of Simpson Township.
Mr. Miller was born December 11, 1842, to Marcus and Susan (Shelton) Miller, who were both natives of Tennessee. The father of Susan Shelton, who bore the given name of Spencer, was also born in Tennessee, but came to Illinois in an early day, where he settled on Government land in Johnson County. At the time of his death he had attained the great age of one hundred years.
The father of our subject came to Illinois with Spencer Shelton, his father-in-law, and bought land near Grantsburg, Johnson County, upon which he resided until his death, which occurred in the year 1867. After the death of his father, our subject, who was then twenty five years of age, was married and began life on his own account. The wedding was celebrated May 1, 1867, Miss Susan Trigg, a native of Illinois, becoming his wife. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of William and Ruth (Sharp) Trigg, both of Illinois.
Our subject has a well-improved farm on section 17, upon which he now resides with his amiable wife and four children, namely: Ollie, Minnie, Henry and Sarah. The family are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Miller is a member of the Democratic party. He is a gentleman possessing a genial disposition, and has many warm friends in this vicinity.

Extracted 14 May 2002 by Rick Girtman from 1893 Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, pages 441-442.

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