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Miller, James C.

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Miller, James C.
March 15, 2007 06:02PM
History of Daviess County, Kentucky, Inter-State Publishing Co.,
Chicago, 1883. Reprinted by McDowell Publications, Utica, KY, 1980. p.
699.

JAMES C. MILLER resides on the same farm in Masonville Precinct where
his father settled in 1824, and where he was born Aug. 26, 1830. His
father, Fleming Miller, was born in Henrico County, Va., Nov. 1, 1791.
He followed teaming until the outbreaking of the war of 1812, when he
enlisted in Captain De Val's company. After the war he returned to
Virginia and married Elizabeth Ally, and they came to Shelby County,
Ky., where they had a family of four children, one living--Pleasant J.,
a tobacco merchant of Owensboro. The mother died in Shelby County, and
Mr. Miller then married Rosa Boswell, and then moved to Daviess County
in 1824; soon after his arrival here she died. He then married Sallie
Crawford, in 1829, a native of Shelby County, Ky. He died June 28,
1860, and his wife died Dec. 23, 1844. James C., subject of this
sketch, was the eldest of their eight children. He was married to Amy
S. Miller, Jan. 23, 1852. She was born in Ohio County, Ky., and was a
daughter of James and A. (Anderson) Miller. After his marriage he
settled on the old homestead with his father one year; then moved on a
farm in Ohio County, Ky. His wife died July 22, 1854, leaving one
daughter--Sallie C., born Feb. 27, 1853, now the wife of Dr. J. C.
Sutton, residing in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge Co., Ky. After his wife
died, he returned to Daviess County with his father. He married Frances
Y. Haynes, Feb. 12, 1856. She was a native of Ohio County, Ky., born
Dec. 20, 1832, and was a daughter of Josiah and Frances Y. (Howard)
Haynes. After his marriage Mr. Miller settled on his farm in Ohio
County and remained until 1870, when he returned to Daviess County and
settled on a farm two miles east of Whitesville, in Boston Precinct,
where they remained until December, 1878, when he purchase the old
homestead farm in Masonville Precinct, where he and family still
reside. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have had seven children, six living--Emma
N., born March 14, 1857; Josiah H., born April 12, 1860; Henry C., born
June 26, 1862; Fannie R., born July 12, 1866; Mary E., born Jan. 27,
1869, and Amy B., born June 11, 1872, all residing with their parents
except the eldest son, Josiah H., who is teaching school in Western
Kentucky Normal School at South Carrollton. Mr. and Mrs. James C.
Miller are members of the Baptist church at Bethabara, as are all their
children. Mr. Miller is a member of Hodges Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at
Whitesville. He was Justice of the Peace in Ohio County four years; was
appointed in Daviess County in 1880, to fill out an unexpired term, and
elected in 1882 for whole term. He was appointed Deputy Sheriff of
Daviess County in 1875, and held that office three years. He has held
various other local offices of trust in his precinct. Mr. Miller owns a
fine farm of 165 acres where he resides, 125 under cultivation. In
politics he is a Democrat. He is of Irish and German descent. Mrs.
Miller's family was English and Welsh descent.

Miller De_Val Ally Boswell Crawford Anderson Sutton Haynes Howard
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Henrico-VA Shelby-KY Ohio-KY Hardinsburg-Breckinridge-KY

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