|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1839|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1863|
West Virginia, USA
Ameila was the daughter of Abel Cowger and Phebe Dice. She married Isaac Taylor Miller July 27 1862. Her son, Johnson Taylor Miller was born April 22, 1863. She died after falling off a horse while traveling in the mountains. She is buried next to her father Abel Cowger. Her handmade stone says, "Amelia Mill" the "er" is over the top of the "ll" in Miller.
Letters written by Amelia to her cousin Emanuel Cowger who was serving with the 62nd Virginia Infantry during the civil war.
December the 12 1861
Dear cousin I have seated myself this evening to try to write to you to let you know that we are all well at this time with the exception of a very bad cold the people are all well as far as I know. Well I must tell you that I received your kind letter and I was truly glad to hear from you and I would be much glader to see you I got it a Wednesday morning Aber J Hover took his breakfast with me on Wednesday morning he was well more than he was tired. Well Emanuel when you left here little did I think that you be this far from us all this evening nor I know you did not think so I must tell you I have been at your house ever since you have been gone or the most of the time. Your father got home on the last Sunday evening they are all well or was this evening Noah is a sporting amonst the girls like always we had a sausage stuffen there one night last week John Linthicum was there he stayed all night with us we had an old time stuffen John done no little laughing and cutting up for us he is a sporting amonst the girls like always him and Noah just goes where they please they say they was left here to take care of the girls. Well Emanuel I hardly know what to write to you. If could see you I could tell you more in one hour than I can write in a day. There has some funny things happened since I saw you last I know it would make you laugh to hear some of them I will not write anything about them but if I ever see you I will tell you something about them. Well Emanuel I forgot to tell you James Hefs has the fever he is tolerable sick and I guess he is not at his worst yet and Willy Conrad has taken a back set he is worse now than he was at first they hardly think he will get over it. Well Emanuel I suppose that you heard that George Dice is dead, he died pretty soon after you left here and George Waggoner is a complaining very much he has been complaining for the last two weeks some think that he is a taken the fever he is not able to do everything and abers Jacob Dice is sick and has been for the last two weeks the know not what is the matter with her I heard she was getting some better I believe that is all that I know of at this time that is sick Well I think I must quit for tonight and go to bed is a getting late I am a getting sleepy and my fingers gets so cold that I can hardly write. Well Emaunel I will try to finish my letter this morning I did not get it done last night we are all well this morning this is a very cold morning again we have had some of the coldest kind of weather since you have been gone. Well Emanuel I want you to tell Isaac Miller that I expect to go over to the Tract at Christmas I am going to see his people and the next time I write I will tell him something about them give my love to all my cousins and tell them to write tell Elias W Dice he should write to me and I will write to him well Emanuel I gave S C W L the letter to read she said she would write I donít expect she will write in this letter for she donít know I am going to she will write in the next letter I wanted to write to send it by the mail this evening. Emanuel I want you to write to me as soon as you get this letter for we cannot hear and too often from you all. Tell Isaac Miller I want him to write to me and John Linthicum and we will write to him. So no more for this time but still remain your affectionate cousin until death. So farewell for a while, write soon
Amelia S. Cowger to Emanuel Cowger
February the 9th 1862
My dear cousin I have seted myself this blessed Sabbath to try to write you a few lines to let you know that I am well at this time. With the exception of a very bad cold, and I hope that when those few lines come to you that they may find you enjoying good health. The people are all well with the exception of a very bad cold and a few cases of the sore throat. In the first place I must tell you that your sister E. Waggoner has the sore throat and Franklin has a bad the hopping cough but he is well again more than he is very hoarse. The rest of them is well as far as I know. Well in the next place I must tell you that E. Dice has landed he come yester at about 3:00. I was there when he come home, and him and Isaac and Noah and William D. Cowger is here today he is tolerable hoarse he is no worse than he was. You better believe that we was glad to see him how well I would love to see you and tell you about the funny jokes that happened since you left the fork now I must tell you something about the wedding I was not at none of the gathering I had a lot to do in fare, but I did not go. He had his infore yesterday. Mike left home a Thursday morning and has never come back yet. More than he was at home yesterday after other close and I cannot tell you what he look like he had not slept ever since he left home I tell you Emanuel all that I can tell you he look like was a split gander. Now you may know that he was not good looking his jaws was as slim and long as too panel of fence and his ? like a common ? Fight now. Now I must tell you that Noah was up at the Infare yesterday and he said that he had to do some of the fast riding coming home to keep somebody from catching him before he got home. He looks like a ralut today I cannot tell you how the rest of them look for I have not seen none of them. Well cousin you said in your last letter that you did not want me to get married until you got home, well I will make that bargain with you if you will promise me that you will come to my wedding in a good ? and go away in a good ? I will wait till you get and if not I will ? off before the whiperwill holers three times in a day. There is some in our neighborhood that go to weddings and comes home without one woman and wonít speak to a body that is the polite that Mike come in yesterday and you must not do them kind one thing when you come to see me come out well I think that I must you riding a ? the wedding I wish you could be here with us on ticket ? might I want you to send me my tickets who I draw in you bunch and I will send you your ? I wish that I could draw with you this time like all other times. Well I think that I will have to quit writing for that time I want you to write to me as soon as you get this letter and give me all the news that is a ? of the me is there ? ? are you a getting home anyways soon so I think I must quit for this time ? Soon to know more at present but still remaining your cousin until death so fare well for this time.
Amelia S. Cowger to Mr. Emanuel Cowger.
Abel Cowger (1806 - 1846)
Phebe Dice Cowger (1808 - ____)
Isaac Taylor Miller (1839 - 1915)*
Johnson Taylor Miller (1863 - 1934)*
Sarah Catherine Cowger Sager (1834 - 1924)*
Eve Rebecca Cowger Bodkin (1836 - 1904)*
Hannah Elizabeth Cowger Hill (1837 - 1915)*
Amelia Susan Cowger Miller (1839 - 1863)
Dice Cemetery #17
West Virginia, USA
Created by: stonelink
Record added: Aug 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15502969