Alexander Handly Miller

Alexander Handly Miller

Death 23 Feb 1873 (aged 66)
Burial Decatur County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 52792644 · View Source
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A Portrait and Biographical Record of Boone, Clinton and Hendricks Counties, Ind.,
A.W. Bowen, Chicago, 1895, page 391:

GEORGE D. MILLER is a successful farmer of Jefferson township, Boone county, Ind., and he springs from an old American family of Virginia.

His father was Alexander Miller, who married Louisa Bell, of a Kentucky family, a family of nine children resulting from the union: Elizabeth, John C. , Catherine, Mary, George D., Ellen, Julia, Martha and James. Mr. Miller moved to Indiana in I 8 16, bringing his family, and passed the remainder of his days in Decatur county, where he was a substantial farmer. He lived to be sixty-five years of age, was a member of the Methodist church, and a republican in political opinions, having been an old time whig until that party became consolidated into the great republican party. He was respected by the people as an honorable man and an industrious and prosperous citizen. His son John C. was in the Civil war in the Seventh Indiana volunteer infantry, serving three years.

George D. Miller, our subject and son of Alexander, was born in Decatur county, Ind., October 16, 1838, where he received a common education. He enlisted in Decatur county at the age of twenty-two, in company F, Seventh Indiana volunteer infantry, for three months, on April 12, 1861, at Clarksburg, under Capt. Joseph Beernisdoffer. He was in the battles of Philippi, Carmix Ford and a severe skirmish, serving out his enlistment. He then re-enlisted at Greensburg, Decatur county, Ind., in August, 1862, in the Twenty-sixth Indiana battery, and served until the close of the war, in July of 1865. He was engaged in the siege of Knoxville, many skirmishes and other engagements. Mr. Miller was in the hospital but little, but was sick of typhoid fever in an ambulance for one month, and at a private house. This sickness greatly injured his health, which he has never fully recovered. His wife was Mary J. Hollingsworth, daughter of Samuel and Fanny (Alexander) Hollingsworth. Mr. Hollingsworth is a venerable and much respected gentleman of eighty years, and an old settler of Boone county, coming here in 1833-4, from North Carolina — of English stock and an old Quaker family. He is a well-to-do farmer, owing 320 acres of land, and the father of but two children — Mary J. and William W. George D. and Mary J. Miller had born to them but two children — Fannie H. and Florence J.

Politically, Mr. Miller is a republican, and fraternally he is a Mason of Thorntown lodge. He came to Boone county in i 867. There is no more industrious, straightforward and honorable citizen in Jefferson township than George D. Miller. Natuarally of a quite disposition, he is a kind friend and accommodating neighbor. John Miller, the grandfather of George D., was born in Virginia, and moved to Decatur county, Ind., about 18 16, coming down the Ohio river in a flat boat. He settled in the new country of Indiana.

He was a backwoodsman and a hunter and the father of six children, as follows: Alexander H., John, George, Elizabeth, Jane and Mary. John Miller was a typical American pioneer, possessing the rugged virtues of the old settlers. George D. Miller was one or those sturdy soldiers of the Civil war who served from the beginning to the end. He was always prompt, faithful and reliable, and is deserving of a place in the record of Boone county, as a veteran who endured the hardships and fought the battles as one of the defenders of the Union.
Contributor: Marc Doty (46843703)

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