Robert Miller


ROBERT MILLER, a representative citizen and an extensive agriculturist of Buffalo township, Brooke county, W. Va., a native of county Antim, Ireland, where he was born February 1, 1814. He came to America in the year 1831. Landing at Philadelphia, Penn., he remained in that city for one year. Moving to Pittsburgh Mr. Miller resided there for a short time and then removed to Wheeling, W. Va., where he was apprenticed for three years in the Wheeling foundry under Thomas Sweeney. Subsequently Mr. Miller and his brother rented an old foundry plant near the old stone bridge in Wheeling. They remained in partnership until 1858 when Robert sold his interest to his brother. Two years later he bought the farm on which he now lives. This property then consisted of over 300 acres, the price paid being $20,000. Since that time Mr. Miller has added to his farm until at the present time he operates a magnificent farm of over 900 acres, and besides this has purchased farms for his two sons. By dint of energy, enterprise and integrity he has accumulated a large fortune, and his life has been so lived as to obtain for him the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He espoused Eliza Luke in the year 1837, by whom he has had the following named children: Sarah, William, Robert, James, David, Thomas and George W. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of James Luke. Mr. Miller founds his political belief on the tenets of the democratic party. A fine specimen of a self-made man.

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