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 1871 - 1936

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  • Birth  13 Oct 1871  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    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 
    Person ID  I62  WV Route 87 Family Tree | Decendents John Maranda Miller, Sr
    Last Modified  02 Oct 2014 17:51:11 
     
    Father  John William Barr, b. 04 Mar 1831, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA  
    Mother  Nancy Miriam Hunt, b. 15 Jun 1840, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA  
    Photos Daughters of John William and Nancy Miriam Hunt BarrDaughters of John William and Nancy Miriam Hunt Barr
    Daughters of John William and Nancy Miriam Hunt Barr - Left to right Minerva F. Barr born 1875,Elzina Barr Miller born 1871, Susan Barr born 1867, and Belinda Jane Barr 15 DEC 1865. There was also a brother named William Barr born in 1874 and a sister named Ivy B. Barr born in 1879, died 1880.
    Ezekial and Susan Sophia Barr SayreEzekial and Susan Sophia Barr Sayre
    Ezekial and Susan Sophia Barr Sayre with two of their daughters, back row L-R Virgie Florence Sayre McKinney and  Nancy Bell Sayre Smith.Ezekial and Susan Sophia Barr Sayre with two of their daughters, back row L-R Virgie Florence Sayre McKinney and Nancy Bell Sayre Smith.
    Zeke and Susie had eight daughters and three sons.
    Barr-HuntBarr-Hunt
    John Barr and Marriann Hunt's Marriage Licence
    Family ID  F78  Group Sheet
     
    Family  John Maranda Miller, 1871, b. 28 Feb 1871, Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA   [1
    Married  28 Mar 1890  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John M. Miller and Elzina Catherine Barr were married in the bride's home.
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    • 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.
    Children 
    >1. Elza Miller, b. 2 May 1892, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >2. Effie Miller, b. 30 Jul 1892, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >3. Otho Miller, b. 17 Dec 1892, Mason County, West Virginia, USA
    >4. Flayo Herbert Miller, b. 13 Sep 1895, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >5. Mirla Miller, b. 20 Dec 1900, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >6. Dollie Miller, b. 20 Dec 1902, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >7. Alta Miller, b. 1904, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >8. Lydia Miller, b. 1906, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >9. Amy Belle Miller, b. 1908, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >10. Otis Miller, b. 1 Jun 1910, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >11. Alma Susan Miller, b. 27 Feb 1912, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    >12. Flossie J. Miller, b. 1916, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
    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.
    Last Modified  31 Jul 2012 14:06:52 
    Family ID  F23  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Oct 1871 - Mason County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Mar 1890 - Mason County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1936 - Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Creston Cemetery, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos 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 Death Certificate - Barr MillerDeath Certificate - Barr Miller
    Elzina Catherine Barr Miller
     
    Headstones Miller-Barr - Creston CemeteryMiller-Barr - Creston Cemetery
    Status: Located. John M. and ElZina Barr Miller
     
    Histories Midwifery Midwifery
    Elzina Barr Miller was a Midwife. She delivered many of the babies aroung WV Route 87 prior to 1937. She was delivering one of her grandchildren when she died. Doctor Royal Kessel was called in to pronouce Elzina dead and deliver the child.
     
  • Notes 
    • Elzina Barr Miller was a Midwife. She delivered many of the babies around WV Route 87 prior to 1937. She was delivering one of her grandchildren when she died. Doctor Royal Kessel was called in to pronouce Elzina dead and deliver the child.
    • Mason County birth records gives name as Alzina Catherine. Birth year as 1871 vs 1873.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S24] U.S. Census, U. S. Government, 1920.
      The names are not spelled correctly on this census.

  

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