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James R Miller
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Birth: Jan., 1812
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan., 1812
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA

Infant James R. Miller died in Jan of 1812. His twin sister named Eliza Miller also died Jan of 1812. He and his twin sister had their names listed in the same cemetery plot at Phifer Family Cemetery, on the 1942 survey done by the State of North Carolina. He and his twin sister were born either in 1812, or in Sep 1811.

James R. Miller's parents were married on 3 Sep 1799 in Cabarrus Co, NC. His father was James Miller (23 Feb 1775 - 22 Nov 1843). His mother was Ann Elizabeth (Russell) Miller (11 Mar 1782 - 7 May 1845). She was born in Mecklenburg Co, NC and died in Cabarrus Co, NC. Her cemetery marker is also located here at Phifer Family Cemetery. Her father was James Russell, Sr., and he has a memorial page at Find A Grave Memorial# 17204110. Her mother was Jane Carson Russell, and she has a memorial page at Find A Grave Memorial# 17204135.

James R. Miller's paternal grandparents may have been Rev./Sgt. Robert Miller of Memorial 14779084, and Jean (Pickens) Miller of Memorial #14779001. However, that would take some further research, in order to verify his paternal grandparents. Possible alternate paternal grandparents for him might be James Miller of Rutherford County, NC with Memorial #97963753, and his wife Agnes who has Memorial #103103145.

ALERT: Piles of leaves -- covering deep holes!

This is a beautiful and peaceful cemetery, which was overlooked and virtually forgotten for many years. The site has dense trees, and the ground is covered with a carpet of leaves.

A FindAGrave volunteer reported back in Feb 2013 that to her surprise, she stepped into a few deep holes which were hidden by leaves. Therefore you might want to prepare accordingly, if you visit this cemetery, with standard hiking gear like a staff/cane, a cell phone, and a whistle. There is a house within view of the cemetery.



The first burial recorded at the cemetery was for Moses White (1711-1767). The last burial recorded was for Caroline Neely (1817-1874).

A typed list from a 1942 cemetery survey is attached to this web page. These are pages 47 and 48 from a 137 page report.

A new list of known burials at Phifer Family Cemetery, as of February 2013, was posted at the iron front gate of the cemetery. A photo of the list of names is attached to this web page, as well.



The Phifer Family Cemetery was restored and cleaned in 2012, courtesy of the efforts of the men of the Lt. Col. John Phifer Chapter, of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Some graves are still marked with small orange construction type flags, as part of the restoration effort. In 2013, new cemetery markers continued to be discovered at the site.

The SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) held a Cemetery Dedication Ceremony on 22 Sep 2012. The new bronze marker for the cemetery reads as follows:
Est. 1767
Restoration 2012

A photo of the dedication ceremony can be seen here:

The Mecklenburg SAR chapter has a wonderful web site located here:

As always, the SAR is to be commended for their dedicated work over many years, in preserving the history of the American Revolution.


Family links: 
  James Miller (1785 - 1843)
  Ann Miller (1782 - 1845)
  Caty Miller**
  James R Miller (1812 - 1812)
  John Wilson Miller (1814 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Phifer Family Cemetery
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: MarthaHopscotch
Record added: Mar 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106117702
James R Miller
Added by: MarthaHopscotch
James R Miller
Added by: MarthaHopscotch
James R Miller
Added by: MarthaHopscotch
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