Lincoln County West Virginia Biography of Anderson Cook MILLER


            Anderson Cook Miller was born in Logan county, (then) Virginia, December 9, 1842. He was a son of John and Melinda (Walker) Miller, now of Boone county, West Virginia. He served the cause of the Confederate States as a member of Company G, 16th Virginia Cavalry, about one year. April 5, 1864, he was made prisoner and sent to Camp Chase, where he was exchanged in March, 1865. After the surrender he was paroled at Richmond. In Boone county, March 17, 1868, he married Martha Jane, daughter of Samuel S. and Mary (Hatfield) Stone. Her parents were living in Lincoln county when it was organized, but she was born in Logan c ounty, January 18, 1849. Mr. and Mrs. Miller have seven living children, and one deceased, born: Emily Lida, May 22, 1869; Ardelia Jane, June 21, 1870; John Samuel, February 15, 1873; Janetta Dell, December 31, 1874; Donhove, November 5, 1876, died November 24th following; Virginia Dare, November 5, 1827; Peter Arthur, November 5, 1880; Melinda Alice, May 6, 1883. Mr. Millerís farm of 160 acres on Big Horse creek is timbered with poplar, oak, hickory, ash, sugar maple and locust; it is rich in coal and iron ore, and well situated for cultivation. Griffithsville, Lincoln county, West Virginia, is his postoffice address.


      Extracted from West Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia, a reprint of Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia Lincoln County, WV, Biographies List, 1884.

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