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Joshua J. Miller
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1836
McMinn County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 24, 1926
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA

Joshua was the son of John, b 21 Jul 1810, Sullivan, TN, and Mary MORGAN Miller, TN.

He married, 05 Dec.1852, Sherman,Grayson Co.,TX, Denitia Frances WILBURN, b.Nov 19,1835, Marion Co.,IL, d.Aug 30,1910,Cloud Chief, Washita, OK, Burial; Paoli Cemetery,Garvin Co.,OK.

("From Whence Ye Came", 1981, Lela Carruth: edited information for Civil War service.) Civil War: Private, Co D, TX Calvary, 1 Feb 1862.After 18 months in the war, he was wounded, captured, taken to Chicago by box car to the northern army prison in Chicago. Because he suffered from frostbite of the feet, he promised to never again cross the Mason-Dixon Line.

He escaped prison by stealing a Yankee soldier's horse, and in shooting at him his horse was killed, but he hid in a corn field until the soldiers gave up the search. He traveled on foot, stopped by a well, and when a woman came out for water, he asked for food, and, she, being a southern sympathizer, helped him.

He stole another horse and got back to the South where he fought at an AR Post. Using muzzled loading guns, he wore down his teeth by pulling off the ends of powder and shot containers to load his gun.

Joshua's slave, Antney, who had had 3 previous owners, was more loyal and worthy than his value of $1000 in gold. He chose to stay on with the family while Joshua was serving in the war, and was killed while trying to save the family horses from being stolen by white men dressed as Indians...." ~~

Nine children:
Mary Elizabeth, Malisa Jane, Thomas Jefferson, Martha Susan "Matt", John Henry, Laura Alice, Armathea, Charles Anderson, and Wm. Preston.

Joshua, age 90 yrs.,11 mos.,26 days, died at the home of his son, J.H. Miller, near Wynnewood, Garvin Co., OK.  
Family links: 
  John Henry Miller (1810 - 1870)
  Mary Morgan Miller
  Denitia Frances Wilbourn Miller (1835 - 1910)*
  Mary Elizabeth Miller Bennett (1855 - 1943)*
  Melissa Jane Miller Carruth (1856 - 1928)*
  Martha Susan Miller Carruth (1860 - 1940)*
  John Henry Miller (1862 - 1949)*
  Laura Alice Burleson Miller Yoakum (1865 - 1945)*
*Calculated relationship
Lewis Cemetery
Pauls Valley
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Sooner B&B
Record added: Jul 10, 2005
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Joshua J. Miller
Added by: Sooner B&B
Joshua J. Miller
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Joshua J. Miller
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A brave, hard-working, giant of a man. From your gg-granddaughter, with pride and admiration.
- Sooner B&B
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
Rest in Peace - Great Great Grandfather
- JoyB
 Added: Nov. 17, 2013
My Great x3 Grandfather
- Robin Oliver
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
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