|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1825|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1878|
Rev. John Miller, D.D., 4th of six sons of Joseph and Nancy B. [née Neely] Miller, was born July 24th 1825 in York District, South Carolina. John Miller entered Erskine College in 1840; graduated in 1843; and was licensed in 1845; preached in Virginia in 1845, and came on horseback from Virginia to Lebanon Church, Wilcox County, Alabama in 1846, and was installed pastor the same year. In 1856, Lebanon disbanded and Rev. Miller became pastor at Bethel A.R.P. Church in Oakhill.
In 1846 he was married to Miss Sarah Pressly, youngest daughter of Dr. Samuel Pressly and Elizabeth [née Hearst] Pressly. Rev. Miller and Sarah have five sons and three daughters, viz.: Hon. J. N. Miller and Hon. B. M. Miller, Camden, Alabama; Hon. J. N. Miller, Birmingham, Alabama; Mr. James P. Miller, Rosebud, Alabama; Mrs. Barnette M. Pogue, Gadsen, Alabama; Mrs. A. G. Brice, Chester, South Carolina; Mrs. Janie M. Dale, Oak Hill, Alabama, and David P. Miller, Camden, Alabama.
In 1853 and 1854 he conducted a large school at Society Hill, in Wilcox County, along with his pastoral duties, and in 1855 was elected President of Wilcox Female Institute, at Camden, Alabama. In 1858 he was elected President of Erskine College, but declined to accept. He was at different times moderator of the Synod, twice delegate of his church to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church, and was member of a committee of his own church to revise the metrical version of the Psalms.
In 1866 he purchased the Wilcox Female Institute, at Camden, Alabama and for five years made it one of the first institutions of learning in South Alabama. At the end of five years, he returned to his congregation at Oak Hill, as pastor.
Rev. John Miller, D.D. died June 3, 1878, pastor of his first and only congregation, at Bethel A.R.P. in Oak Hill, Wilcox County, Alabama, over which he served for about thirty years.
Joseph Miller (1781 - 1833)
Nancy Barnett Neely Miller (1795 - 1878)
Sarah Pressly Miller (1827 - 1886)
Elizabeth Lorraine Miller (1847 - 1862)*
Joseph Neely Miller (1849 - 1910)*
Samuel Pressly Miller (1851 - 1851)*
Nancy Barnette Miller Kittrell Pogue (1852 - 1938)*
Jane Patterson Miller Dale (1855 - 1903)*
John Hearst Miller (1858 - 1919)*
Sarah Louise Miller Brice (1858 - 1948)*
James Presley Miller (1861 - 1906)*
Benjamin Meek Miller (1864 - 1944)*
David Pressly Miller (1869 - 1899)*
Joseph Miller (1813 - 1813)*
Zillah Barnett Miller Carothers (1816 - 1845)*
Rachel S. Miller Boyce (1818 - 1849)*
Samuel Neely Miller (1821 - 1872)*
Joseph Miller (1823 - 1890)*
John Miller (1825 - 1878)
Elizabeth J Miller (1830 - 1858)*
Benjamin Robinson Miller (1832 - 1876)*
A FAMILY MEMORIAL
REV. JOHN MILLER, D.D.
Born York Dist., S.C.
July 24, 1825
Died at Oak Hill,
Wilcox Co., Ala.
June 3, 1878
“We know that all things
work together for good to
them that love God, to them
who are the called according
to his purpose.”
“This is a true saying, If a
man desire the office of a
Bishop, he desireth a good work.”
1 Tim. 3:1
Note: Bio source from The Centennial History of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1905
Created by: GMG
Record added: Feb 03, 2012
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