Rev John Miller

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Rev John Miller

  • Birth 24 Jul 1825 York County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 3 Jun 1878 Oak Hill, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Hamburg, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 84421116

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.



Inscription

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A FAMILY MEMORIAL
of
REV. JOHN MILLER, D.D.
Born York Dist., S.C.
July 24, 1825
Died at Oak Hill,
Wilcox Co., Ala.
June 3, 1878
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“We know that all things
work together for good to
them that love God, to them
who are the called according
to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28

“This is a true saying, If a
man desire the office of a
Bishop, he desireth a good work.”
1 Tim. 3:1

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Gravesite Details Bio source from The Centennial History of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1905

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  • Created by: GMG
  • Added: 3 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84421116
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Miller (24 Jul 1825–3 Jun 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84421116, citing Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Wilcox County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .