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John A. Miller Biography
Bollinger County, Missouri

John A. Miller Bollinger Co Mo Biography
  • John A. Miller, an enterprising citizen of Bollinger County, Mo., was born in Canada in 1838.

    He is a son of David and Sarah (McCalaughan) Miller, both natives of Canada, born in 1806 and 1807, respectively.

    They were married in 1827, and located on a farm in their native country, where they now live.

    To them were born twelve children. John A. was reared on his parents' farm, and his education, which was begun in the pubic schools, was finished at the Toronto University.

    After leaving school he came to the United States and located in Pennsylvania and engaged in work at the mines.

    In 1861 he enlisted in the Federal army, and was assigned to Company E, Thirteenth Pennsylvania Calvary, a part of the Army of the Potomac.

    He participated in the battle of Gettysburg, Sheridan's raid up the Shenandoah, and was at Winchester and saw the General's horse drop at the end of his famous ride.

    At the battle of Deep Bottom in August, 1864, Mr. Miller was wounded, and was discharged in January, 1865, after which he returned to Canada.

    In 1867 he located on a farm in Minnesota, and in 1869 was united in marriage with Anna C. Conway, who was born in New York City in 1841.

    Two years after their marriage they removed to Porter County, Ind., and settled on 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 County, Mo. In 1879 he located on his present farm in Liberty Township, Bollinger Co., Mo., where he has since resided with the exception of two years (1886-87) spent in St. Louis to give his children the advantages of the schools of that city.

    Mr. and Mrs. Miller have three children: Sarah Ellen, David C. and Mary J. Mr. Miller is a member of the A.F.&A.M. [p. 841]

Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, [p. 841]
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