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Family: Miller/Barr (F23)[1]
m. 28 Mar 1890

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  • Parents
    John Maranda Miller, 1871
    Husband | Male

    John Maranda Miller, 1871
     Birth  28 Feb 1871  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  26 Mar 1940  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried    Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Married  28 Mar 1890  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Father  John Maranda Miller, 1833 | F24 Group Sheet 
     Mother  Delila Anderson | F24 Group Sheet 
    Elzina Catherine Barr
    Wife | Female

    Elzina Catherine Barr
     Birth  13 Oct 1871  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  4 Mar 1936  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried    Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Father  John William Barr | F78 Group Sheet 
     Mother  Nancy Miriam Hunt | F78 Group Sheet 
     
    Children
    Elza Miller
    Child 1 | Male

    > Elza Miller
     Birth  2 May 1892  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  11 May 1947  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  Alta Leota Matheny | F160 
     Married     
    Effie Miller
    Child 2 | Female

    > Effie Miller
     Birth  30 Jul 1892  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  4 Mar 1965  Freemont, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  Ira Virgil Sayre | F3449 
     Married  30 Sep 1911  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male

    > Otho Miller
     Birth  17 Dec 1892  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  08 Nov 1951  Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried    Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Nettie Francis Anderson | F7 
     Married  14 Jan 1917  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Flayo Herbert Miller
    Child 4 | Male

    > Flayo Herbert Miller
     Birth  13 Sep 1895  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  11 Sep1961  Saint Joseph's Hospital Parkersburg, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried    Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Mista May Moore | F171 
     Married  17 Jul 1920  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Macel Rhodes | F3913 
     Married  13 Feb 1937  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Mirla Miller
    Child 5 | Female

    > Mirla Miller
     Birth  20 Dec 1900  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  16 Apr 1980  Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried  19 Apr 1980  Longview Church Cemetery, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Wallie Wyval Herdman | F162 
     Married  27 Aug 1918  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Dollie Miller
    Child 6 | Female

    > Dollie Miller
     Birth  20 Dec 1902  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  21 Aug 1998  Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  John Atmer Nicholl | F169 
     Married  02 Nov 1921  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Alta Miller
    Child 7 | Female

    > Alta Miller
     Birth  1904  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  29 Mar 1986  Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  William Hall | F170 
     Married     
     Spouse  Tally Virgil Cossin | F108 
     Married  27 May 1921  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Lydia Miller
    Child 8 | Female

    > Lydia Miller
     Birth  1906  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  1958  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  John Otho Cossin | F109 
     Married  09 Sep 1920  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Lester Alexander | F129 
     Married  Aft 1943  USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Amy Belle Miller
    Child 9 | Female

    > Amy Belle Miller
     Birth  1908  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  Bef 1963  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried     
     Spouse  Albert Sisson | F235 
     Married     

    Child 10 | Male

    > Otis Miller
     Birth  1 Jun 1910  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died  25 Dec 1951  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Buried  27 Dec 1951  Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Spouse  Lettie Hall | F158 
     Married  14 Nov 1928  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Alma Susan Miller
    Child 11 | Female

    > Alma Susan Miller
     Birth  27 Feb 1912  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died     
     Buried     
     Spouse  Hoyt McCloud | F133 
     Married    USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Flossie J. Miller
    Child 12 | Female

    > Flossie J. Miller
     Birth  1916  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     Died     
     Buried     
     Spouse  Arnold C. Adkins | F168 
     Married  26 Dec 1933  Ripley, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     
  • Photos Miller - Daughters of John and ElZina Barr MillerMiller - Daughters of John and ElZina Barr Miller
    Front Row (L-R) Dollie Miller Nichols, Mirila Miller Herdman, Amy Miller Sisson, Effa Miller Sayre - Back Row (L-R) Alta Miller Cossin, Lydia Miller-Cossin Alexander, Alma Miller McCloud and Flossie Miller Adkins
    Otis (Odus)MillerOtis (Odus)Miller
    Otis Miller
    Flayo Herbert MillerFlayo Herbert Miller
    Flayo Herbert Miller
    Elza (Ace) MillerElza (Ace) Miller
    Elza (Ace) Miller
    Miller, Donald BoydMiller, Donald Boyd
    Tuff is pictured here with one of his many fox hounds. Fox hunting was a sport enjoyed by a lot of the men on WV Route 87. I can remember hearing the dogs run at night. Each hound had a distinctive bark and could be recognized by the owners of the dogs.
    Rail FenceRail Fence
    An example of the Rail Fences that were built by the John Maranda Miller Family. This fence was located on the "Miller Homestead" on the Jackson Mason Counties Line.
    Miller HomesteadMiller Homestead
    Miller Homestead located on the Jackson and Mason County Line on WV Route 87. One of the fireside stories I remember was about John Maranda Miller and the front porch of this house. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the Gold Recall Act in March of 1933. It was rumored that John Miller decided that he was not going to comply with this recall. It was said that he took a lard bucket, lined it with his paper money making a nest, then added all of his gold pieces to the bucket. Several people saw the bucket so there is some truth to it. (Old family saying "where there is smoke, there is fire). He then took the bucket and buried it. He always told everyone that he could set on the front porch of the old home place and keep an eye on his money. This house, barn and out buildings are gone. The barn was struck by lighting in the mid fifties. This happened on a Thursday night. Most of the community were attending prayer meeting at Longview Chuch. There is nothing like the lights going out in the chuch and seeing a big ball of fire hit the big barn on the opposite hill side to put the fear of God in you. Prayer Meetings were very intense and filled with fire and brim stone. Some saw it has a sign that we should change our ways. In a few days things were back to normal. Albert and Amy Miller Sissons owned the farm at that time.
    West Virginia Route 87West Virginia Route 87
    WV Route 87 about quarter of a mile west of Jackson/Mason County Line. This property has been owned by John Miller(my Great Grandfather) and later by my Uncle Cliff and and Aunt Zina Miller Hughes and their heirs for over a hundred years or longer. Aunt Zina's son lives on the property now.

    At one time there was a saw-mill and a threshing machine located on the property.

    This property is often referred to as Gobblers Knob. This was a name my Uncle Samuel Miller gave it when he lived on the property in the sixties and seventies.
    On the back side of the property behind the barn was the pond John Miller II used to run his steam treshing machine. The the threshing machine is now located at the Farm Musem in Point Pleasant, WV.
    The drive way to the property has changed and the old log house was burned to the ground but my memories of the place linger on.
    Garnet Marceline Miller Herdman and Dollie Miller NicholsGarnet Marceline Miller Herdman and Dollie Miller Nichols
    John M Miller - ElZina Barr MillerJohn M Miller - ElZina Barr Miller
    John M. Miller John M, Miller and ElZina Catherine Barr Miller lived in the family homestead at WV Route 87, Evans W.Va. with there 13 children, one of which died in infancy. John had many farms and was a cattle breeder. He also had one of the first Thrashing Machines and Saw Mills in Jackson County W.Va. John sold the Stearn Engine used to power them to the man that donated it to the Farm Museum in Pt. Pleasant W.Va. where it is on display, John and his sons built split tail fences (shown in another photo on Artís List) to surround the fields of the farm, ElZina was a midwife(midwife licence in another photo on Artís List) and delivered many of the babies born in Jackson County at the time.

     
    Documents Marriage Certificate  - John M. Miller and Elzina Catherine BarrMarriage Certificate - John M. Miller and Elzina Catherine Barr
    John M. Miller and ElZina Catherine Barr
     
    Histories Murder of Benjamin Anderson
    Account of the Murder of Benjamin Anderson

    There have been many questions and few answers over the murder of Benjamin Anderson by John M. Miller. The only account I can give was stories told by the fireside. I have posted as a separate file what was in the newspaper at the time (which was posted on RootsWeb.com in Oct 2006. I am going to give you my account of what happened on that fateful day. There was a flash flood on Cow Run.
    I can speak from experience about the flash floods on Cow Run. That stream could be as smooth and tranquil as a summer day; but a hard fast ran would send the creek out of banks taking with it every thing in it's path. That is what happened so I was told about the rail fence. A flash flood had come down Cow Run and washed the rail fence from John Miller's property to Ben Anderson's property. John and his wife Elzina Barr Miller drove their team and wagon down Cow Run to reclaim their rail fence. Ben Anderson lived on the other side of Cow Run where the rail fence had landed after the flood. Each man was armed. Both claimed the fence. An disagreement took place about the ownership of the fence. According to the stories I was told John Miller shot Ben Anderson in self-defense. In the end charges against John Miller were dropped in Jackson County Circuit Court.
     
  • Notes 
    • United States Census, 1920," John M Miller, , Jackson, West Virginia

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      Name: John M Miller
      Residence: , Jackson, West Virginia
      Estimated Birth Year: 1872
      Age: 48
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Relationship to Head of Household: Self
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Film Number: 1821954
      Digital Folder Number: 4392033
      Image Number: 00741
      Sheet Number: 7
      Household Gender Age Birthplace
      SELF John M Miller M 48y West Virginia
      WIFE Elrina Miller F 48y West Virginia
      SON Elza Miller M 28y West Virginia
      SON Flayo Miller M 23y West Virginia
      DAU Dollie Miller F 18y West Virginia
      DAU Alta Miller F 15y West Virginia
      DAU Lida Miller F 13y West Virginia
      SON Odna Miller M 9y West Virginia
      DAU Alma Miller F 9y West Virginia
      DAU Flossie Miller F 4y West Virginia
      Herdman Wall M 23y West Virginia
      DAU Mirla M Wall F 19y West Virginia
      Clarence R Wall M 1y West Virginia
      Source Citation

      "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNLS-BG6 : accessed 31 July 2012), John M Miller, , Jackson, West Virginia.
    • Most of the children's names are spelled wrong on this census.


      1900 United States Federal Census
      about John M Miller Jr
      Name: John M Miller Jr
      Home in 1900: Union, Mason, West Virginia
      Age: 29
      Birth Date: Feb 1871
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Spouse's name: Elzina
      Marriage Year: 1890
      Marital Status: Married
      Years Married: 10
      Occupation: View on Image
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      Household Members: Name Age
      John M Miller 29
      Elzina Miller 28
      Eliza Miller 9
      Effa Miller 8
      Otto Miller 6
      Tolvo Miller 4
      Annie B Miller 1


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      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Mason, West Virginia; Roll T623_1765; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 62.
    • This is the correct John Miller the names of the children have been mis-spelled.

      1900 United States Federal Census
      about John M Miller Jr
      Name: John M Miller Jr
      Home in 1900: Union, Mason, West Virginia
      Age: 29
      Birth Date: Feb 1871
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relationship to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Spouse's name: Elzina
      Marriage Year: 1890
      Marital Status: Married
      Years Married: 10
      Occupation: View on Image
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members: Name Age
      John M Miller 29
      Elzina Miller 28
      Eliza Miller 9
      Effa Miller 8
      Otto Miller 6
      Tolvo Miller 4
      Annie B Miller 1


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      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Mason, West Virginia; Roll T623_1765; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 62.

    Married:
    • John M. Miller and Elzina Catherine Barr were married in the bride's home.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S24] U.S. Census, U. S. Government, 1920.
      The names are not spelled correctly on this census.

  

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