Dr. Abraham Miller, a prominent physician of Whiteland, was born in Fleming County, Ky., April 17, 1834, and is the son of John and Eleanor (Beckett) Miller, who were respectively natives of Pennsylvania and Virginia, the former of German, and the latter of English, descent. When he was but six months old, his parents came to the State of Indiana, and located in Putnam County, where his youth was spent on a farm. He received in the common schools a good knowledge of the ordinary branches of learning, and during the winter of 1855–6, he taught one term of public school in Putnam County. In the meantime, in 1855, he took up the study of medicine, and in 1858, he entered upon his professional labors in Sullivan County, this state. In 1863, he located at Fillmore, Putnam County, where he remained for a period of two years. In 1864, he served in the capacity of special surgeon in the Union Army for some time. In 1865, he removed to Johnson County, and with the exception of a few months spent at Noblesville, this state, in 1883, he has ever since been actively and successfully engaged in the practice of medicine at Whiteland. Dr. Miller graduated in Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1868. He has also since pursued his medical studies at Bellevue, and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, at New York. Our subject was married July 12, 1860, to Mary A. Beckett. She was born in Lewis County, Ky., March 4, 1827, and was the daughter of Reason and Harriet (Bell) Beckett, who emigrated to Kentucky from Virginia. She died January 16, 1880, and on the 17th of February, 1881, Dr. Miller was married to Miss Sarah Docia Brewer. She was born in Pleasant Township, near Whiteland, November 12, 1848, and was the daughter of John D. and Fannie (Webb) Brewer, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. The first marriage of Dr. Miller resulted in the birth of one child, a son, who died in infancy, unnamed. He and his present wife have had three children. The first was a son who died unnamed, and the others are: Mabel E., born July 7, 1884 and Mary B., October 12, 1886. Dr. Miller and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics, he is a democrat. Dr. Miller is one of the successful physicians of the county. and he and wife are among its esteemed citizens.

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Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 801.