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Miller Green, who lives at Black Jack Grove, is a native Texan. He was born in Red River district in the year 1837. Two years after his birth his father moved into the vicinity of where Greenville in Hunt County is situated. In the year 1854 he moved to where he is now living. In the year 1867 Miller married Ophelia Cole, daughter of Wash Cole, an old pioneer and one of the first who came to Hopkins County. He was highly respected and esteemed by all of his acquaintances. His name is agreeably remembered as that of one of the leading personages of the county. Ophelia was born at Old Sulphur Bluff in the year 1845, She is dead now, and so is her father. Miller Green has seven children living. He was a Texas Ranger, and served his state as an Indian fighter for two years. He was a soldier in the Confederate army and saw hard service for four years. He served under General Ross in the Ninth Texas Cavalry, receiving a slight wound while in the discharge of his duty. When he returned from the war he engaged in farming and stock raising, and was reasonably successful. He has always been in easy circumstances, meeting his obligations promptly. He has been a taxpayer in the county since and before his majority. He has encouraged the upbuilding of schools, and has been liberal in their support. He is ready at all times to give encouragement to any enterprise for the improvement of his community, a good citizen, a debt-paying man and a Democrat.

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