W. T. Miller was born in Hawkins county, Tennessee, December 4, 1828. His parents Obadiah and Susan A. Miller, were early settlers of Missouri; his mother died May 5, 1876, and his father, May 25, 1878. When twenty-one years of age he began by renting a small piece of land, was industrious and saving, and in 1853 was able to buy forty acres of raw land. He has kept steadily increasing his possessions until he now owns over four hundred acres of highly improved land.
On June 23d, 1853, he was married to Miss Charity W. Nance, a native of Bedford county, Virginia, born September 1, 1832. She was the daughter of Allen B. and Polly Nance, who were natives of Virginia, but very early settlers of Daviess county. Her mother is dead, but her father is still a resident of this county. Ten children have blessed. this union, nine of whom are still living: Ethelbert W., born April 26, 1855; Charles M., born April 8,1858; Archibald W., born April 15, 1862; Davis L., born July 2, 1864; Connelly J., born October 4, 1866; Gustavus-T., born September 20, 1868; Lucy L., born June 12, 1871; Bob H., born December 29, 1874; Josie L., born August 20,’ 1877; and Mary C., born April 23, 1860, died in infancy.
Mr. Miller is one of those men who have worked up from nothing to a competency, and who has become a useful and honored citizen, universally esteemed by all who know him. He has filled, with great satisfaction,. many of the township offices. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Missionary Baptist Church.