John A. Miller Bollinger Co
- John A. Miller, an enterprising citizen
of Bollinger County, Mo., was
born in Canada in 1838.
He is a son of David and Sarah
Miller, both natives of Canada, born in 1806 and 1807,
They were married in 1827, and located on a farm in their native
country, where they now live.
To them were born twelve
A. was reared on his parents' farm, and his education, which was
in the pubic schools, was finished at the Toronto University.
leaving school he came to the United States and located in
and engaged in work at the mines.
In 1861 he enlisted
in the Federal
army, and was assigned to Company E, Thirteenth Pennsylvania
part of the Army of the Potomac.
He participated in the
Gettysburg, Sheridan's raid up the Shenandoah, and was at
saw the General's horse drop at the end of his famous
battle of Deep Bottom in August, 1864, Mr. Miller was wounded,
discharged in January, 1865, after which he returned to Canada.
he located on a farm in Minnesota, and in 1869 was united in
with Anna C. Conway, who was born in New York City in 1841.
after their marriage they removed to Porter County, Ind., and
a farm, but in 1873 went to Arkansas.
In 1876 Mr.
Miller went to Texas,
and was engaged in herding stock until he removed to Linn
In 1879 he located on his present farm in Liberty Township,
Co., Mo., where he has since resided with the exception of two
(1886-87) spent in St. Louis to give his children the advantages
schools of that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have three
Ellen, David C. and Mary J. Mr. Miller is a member of the
Goodspeed's History of
Southeast Missouri, [p. 841]