Biography - Samuel Miller

SAMUEL D. MILLER, a citizen of Cache Township, Johnson County, was born in Texas County, Mo., December 31, 1856. He is a son of Joseph and Mirinda (Bates) Miller, the former of whom was a native of North Carolina and the latter of Missouri. Joseph Miller removed to Missouri when a young man, married there, bought land, and reared his family in that State. After the war he sold his land and came to Illinois, and lived in Johnson County about one year and died in 1865. Samuel D. Miller remained at home and helped to support his mother until he was eighteen years of age, when he married Elizabeth Randall, February 18, 1873, who was born in Union County October 18, 1856. Her parents were natives of Tennessee.
Samuel D. Miller rented land about six years, when he purchased fifty-eight acres in Cache Township, and lived on this farm six years, at which time he sold out and purchased where he now resides, on section 10, Cache Township. He now has a farm of seventy-nine acres, and a good house and other valuable improvements. Not having had the opportunity to secure an education in his youth, he has always been a hard-working man, but he has been economical and a good manager, and has now a good start in life. His wife secured a fair education in Union County. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have three children living: Melinda A., James A. and Dosey A. He is liberal in his religious views, and is a member of the Democratic party.

Extracted 16 Dec 2016 by Norma Hass from 1893 Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope, and Hardin Counties, Illinois, pages 547-548.

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