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Stephen Decatur Miller
Birth: May 10, 1788
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1838
Raymond
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Representative, Senator and Governor from South Carolina. He began his studies with a private tutor in Lancaster and in 1808 graduated from South Carolina College. He went on to study law in Sumter, South Carolina and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1811. In 1818 he was elected as a U.S. Congressman in the Fourteenth Congress. He was reelected to the Fifteenth Congress and served until March 3, 1819 when he declined re-election; resumed the practice of his profession. In 1822, he became a South Carolina State Senator from Claremont County. He served for three terms, until 1828 when he became Governor of South Carolina, serving until 1830. In 1830, he was elected as a Nullifier to the U.S. Senate where he served from March 4, 1831 until March 2, 1833 when he resigned due to ill health. In 1835 Miller moved to Mississippi where he was engaged in cotton planting. His daughter, Mary Boykin Chesnut wrote the now famous "Diary From Dixie", originally published in 1905. It was later re-edited by Yale University and published as "Mary Chesnut's Civil War". It won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for History.  (bio by: Pattie) 
 
Burial:
Raymond Cemetery
Raymond
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Old Raymond Cemetery
 
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Originally Created by: Pattie
Record added: Aug 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20756356
Stephen Decatur Miller
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Stephen Decatur Miller
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Stephen Decatur Miller
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Rest in peace Uncle.
- Mike Miller
 Added: Jan. 27, 2013
I light a candle for Stephen Decatur Miller ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Lot in Old or Raymond Cemetery on LEFT side of road leading through cemetery from Dry Grove Road.
- Pattie
 Added: Feb. 26, 2011
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