Robert Nicholas Miller

Birth
Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Sep 1877 (aged 85)
Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 166183954 · View Source
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"Robert N. Miller was the eldest son of (Judge)Isaac Miller and Mary Lewis (of the distinguished Virginia Lewis family), his wife. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia
December 1, 1791; and died at Clover Hill, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on the 18th day of September, 1877, having reached the rare age of eighty-five years.

He married on March 17, 1817, Miss Juliet Thurston Holloway, who died in 1830, having borne him eight children, two only of whom reached maturity; Isaac Price Miller and Emily Montague Miller, the wife of Dr. Thomas Buchannan.

On the 25th of November, 1830, he married a second wife,
Mary Latimer Howard, eldest daughter of John Howard of
Beargrass, Ky and first wife Mary Latimer (both natives of Maryland), who bore him five children, two only of whom
attained full age: Howard and Madison Latimer (Miller).

Robert N. Miller soon gained for himself an honorable
place among the inhabitants of his adopted home, and was
early held in high esteem by his neighbors, which increased
with his age.

By close attention to business he accumulated a good fortune, and was ever ready to take part in and forward public improvements in his county and State. Though never seeking public station, he was twice elected to the State House of Representatives, and served once as sheriff of his county. He was one of the chief promoters in his county of the building of the turnpike from Louisville to Nashville, was an earnest advocate for the establishment of an agricultural fair in his county, and contributed liberally of his time and means in sustaining it.

He was a consistent member of the Protestant Episcopal
church, and at his death was probably its oldest communicant in the county. His Christianity was not demonstrative, but none the less real, true, liberal, and exalted, and gave grace to a character well nigh perfect.

In all the relations of life he so bore himself as to command the respect, the admiration, and the love of all who knew him ; his name became a synonym for all that was lovable, charitable and kindly in character, and his word for all that was true, and honorable, and just in business."

Source: "History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: General history .." p. 496p "Robert N Miller


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Gravesite Details "All information on the Miller Family Cemetery is from the book, 'Cemeteries and Churches in Jefferson County' by Warren Kellar Frederick. The book was published in 1920. The only thing that can be seen today in the cemetery is part of an obelisk t

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  • Added: 28 Jun 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 166183954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Nicholas Miller (1 Dec 1791–18 Sep 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 166183954, citing Miller, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by sellgen (contributor 48472754) .