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Absalom M. Miller

Absalom M. Miller

Male 1834 - 1902

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  • Name  Absalom M. Miller 
    Born  31 Mar 1834  Clark, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  29 Apr 1902  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I38339  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  27 Feb 2015 

    Father  Henry Miller,   b. 19 Jun 1807, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1878, Wayne Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Charity Lewis,   b. 16 Feb 1810, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1851, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Nov 1828  Clarke, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9994  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Adaline Holman,   b. 21 Feb 1841, Greenfield, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1915, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Feb 1860 
    Children 
     1. Edgar W. Miller,   b. Abt 1862, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1881, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Milton H. Miller,   b. Abt 1865, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1867, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Susannah Miller,   b. 27 Oct 1866, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1930, Whittier, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Adison Miller,   b. 22 May 1869, Greenfield, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1909, Boone, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. DeWitt Clinton Miller,   b. 20 Jul 1872, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1940, Romney, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2013 
    Family ID  F9990  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Mar 1834 - Clark, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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    ABSALOM M. MILLER

  • Notes 
    • ABSALOM M. MILLER
      In preparing a record of the prominent citizens of Tippecanoe County, men who have labored hard to make it what it now is, one of the best counties in the State, we are assured that it would be incomplete did it not contain more than a passing mention of A. M. MILLER. A native of the Buckeye State, he first saw the light of day in Clarke County, Ohio, March 31, 1834. His father, HENRY MILLER, was a native of Pennsylvania, born June 19, 1807, but being orphaned when but twelve years of age, he soon after found his way to Clarke County, Ohio, where he grew to manhood among strangers, working on their farms by the month until his marriage, which ocurrred in October, 1828, to CHARITY LEWIS, who was born in Ohio, February 16, 1810, a daughter of CALEB and SUSANNAH (COOK) LEWIS. Her father left North Carolina on account of his aversion to slavery, freeing his slaves, some of whom accompanied him North and remained with him as long as they lived.

      In 1834 MR. MILLER and his father-in-law moved to Warren County, Indiana, and bought a tract of unimproved land, which they improved, and there MR. LEWIS spent the last years of this life. MR. MILLER made his home in Warren County until 1850, when he moved to Tippecanoe County, and settled in Wayne Township, where he followed agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred September 15, 1878. His first wife died October 15, 1851, and he subsequently married MARY SAYERS, a native of Montgomery County, Indiana. To his first marriage were born ten children, five of whom are living, and to his second marriage ten children, seven of whom are living. A. M. MILLER was but three months old when his parents left Ohio, and his boyhood and youth was spent in assisting his father on the frontier farms of Indiana. He was given good educational advantages for the times, attending Farmers' Institute and Green Mount College at Richmond, Indiana. After leaving school he engaged in teaching three years, and then turned his attention to agriculture, and now owns a fine farm where he lives, on section 4, Jackson Township. He was married February 26, 1860, to SARAH A. HOLMAN, who was born in 1841, a daughter of JOHN and SUSANNAH (HOLLINGSWORTH) HOLMAN. Her father was a native of Ohio, son of DAVID HOLMAN, a pioneer of Tippecanoe County, who first settled on the farm now owned and occupied by A. H. CROUSE. Her mother died when she was but three months old, and she was reared in the family of her grandfather, WILLIAM HOLLINGSWORTH. Her father now lives in Piatt county, Illinois, MR. and MRS. MILLER have had five children, three of who are living -- SUSANNAH, ADDISON E. and DE WITT C. Their eldest son, EDGAR W., died November 5, 1881, aged twenty years. He stood at the head of his class in Wabash College, and was a young man of great promise, beloved by all who knew him. MILTON H. died at the age of two years.
      In 1880 Mr. MILLER was elected ot the office of trustee of Jackson Township, and served two terms (four years), to the entire satisfaction of his constituents. In 1884 he was elected to represent his district in the board of county commissioners, and for three years was a faithful representative of the county's interests, serving so acceptably that he was urged to accept the nomination for a second term, but declined, preferring to devote his time to the more quiet walks of private life. In politics Mr. MILLER is a firm supporter of the principles of the Republican party. He and his wife are birthright members of the Society of Friends, and strict adherents to the faith of that body of Christians. Although unassuming in his manner, he has by his honest integrity gained many friends, who honor him for his devotion to the principles he considers right, and we hear only words of commendation for A. M. MILLER and his most worthy wife.
      Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indina, pp. 566-571 Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888