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Conrad Miller


Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 4 November 2005

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Massie Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)


CONRAD MILLER, farmer, P. O. Harveysburg; was born in Pennsylvania, 1799; is a son of Isaac and Rachel Miller, he a native of Maryland and she of Virginia, but who emigrated to Ohio, and located in Warren Co., about 1818; he was a soldier in the Revolutionary war; was a very large man and possessed of great strength, far in excess of men in general; they lived and died in Massie Township. The subject of this sketch was about 18 years of age when he came to Ohio with his parents; here he arrived to manhood, married and became the father of eight children, five sons and three daughters, five now living—William, Benjamin, James, Sarah (now Mrs. Allen) and George W. Mr. Miller married Lydia Baxter, born in Pennsylvania, a daughter of William and Rachel Baxter, natives of Pennsylvania; he was killed by a tree falling on him when he was comparatively young; they had two children—Lydia and Sarah. Mrs. Baxter married, for her second husband, Thomas Evans, by whom she had four children, all deceased. Mr. Evans and wife came to Ohio about 1812, and located in Warren Co., where they lived till his death. Mrs. Evans married, for her third husband, Henry Fletcher; they removed to Illinois, where he died; after which she returned to Warren Co., and here lived till her death. Mr. Miller commenced in life a poor man; has always followed farming, and by his own labor and industry has accumulated a good competencey [sic]; now owns 257 acres of good land and considerable other property. But notwithstanding the vast amount of hard labor he has performed, he has lived to the advanced age of 82 years, and his wife is 77 yean of age; they have traveled the journey of life together, bearing its trials and hardships with its joys and comforts, more than half a century, and now, in the evening of their life, they can rest from their labor till their Master calls "Come up higher."

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