Shelby County

Samuel Miller



Samuel Miller

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 725

     whose three tracts of land, all lying in Perry township, aggregate 170 acres, is one of tine well known and representative men of this section and belongs to an old and respected Ohio family.  He was born in Perry township, Shelby county, August 26, 1850, and is a son of Henry R. and Catherine (Beasley) Miller. Henry R. Miller and wife came to Perry township, from near Springfield, O., where they had married. During his early married life he followed the blacksmith trade but afterward became a farmer and both he and wife died here and their burial was at Cedar Point. They had three children: Samuel: John; and Mary, who is the wife of John Doren.
     Samuel Miller attended the district schools in boyhood and then gave his father assistance on the home farm until his own marriage at the age of twenty-two years. After that event, he rented farm land for over twelve years and then purchased the 100-tract on which his son Charles now resides. He inherited sixty acres from his father and subsequently purchased twenty additional acres. His land is devoted to general agriculture but Mr. Miller no longer is active in carrying on the farm industries, his son and a son-in-law very capably bearing the responsibilities.
     On June 27, 1872, Mr. Miller was married to Miss Nancy Jane Young, a daughter of Samuel and Jane (Johnston) Young. Mr. and Mrs. Young's children were: Lucinda. Ellen, Elizabeth, Margaret, Nancy Jane, Retta Jane, James and Frank. To Mr. and Mrs. Miller three children have been born, namely: Charles, who was married first to Ola Jenkins and after her death to Macey Mennier; Grace, who married Harvey De Weese and they have two children: Roy and Millard; and Jennie Catherine, who resides at home. Mr. Miller and family are active members of the United Brethren church. In politics Mr. Miller, like his late father, is a republican and has served his township in local offices. He has been particularly interested in the public schools and in forwarding the movement for good roads.

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