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Biographical Sketch of Samuel N. Miller
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Samuel N. Miller. This gentleman is a native of Kentucky, and was born in Henry county, that State, on the 16th of January, 1818. He is the son of Ephraim and Jemima Miller, both of whom were natives of Virginia, and went with their parents to the same settlement in Kentucky, where they were after wards married. These families made the trip from Virginia to Kentucky in a flat-boat, which was so crowded that Samuel’s mother, then a young girl, was forced to sit in a large kettle. The Indians several times tried to decoy them ashore, but they at last landed safely at a place called Boone’s Lick, Kentucky. The first crop of corn raised by Ephraim Miller and wife was cultivated with hoes, they having no team, and gathered in baskets. In the spring of 1821, Ephraim, with his two oldest sons, went to Indiana, and pitched camp in the virgin wilderness, they being the first comers of that locality. They at once built a cabin, which they got ready by fall, and moved the family to that new forest hone. There the subject of this sketch grew up and received his education, living on the place they first settled, until the spring of 1865. At that date he and Henry Sloan came to Daviess county, Missouri, where Mr. Miller bought a farm the following fall.
He was married, in Indiana, December 12, 1850, to Miss Litta P. Simms. They have had seven children, six of whom still survive. Robert O. Martha M., Lewis S:, Ella E., George R. and Frank A., are living, and Charles A. is dead.
Mr. Miller owns a large farm of 458 acres, well timbered and watered, and improved with good residence, barn and out-buildings.
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