Biography - John Miller
JOHN B. MILLER, farmer, P. O., Anna, was born in Union County, Ill., October 4, 1826, to Abraham and Nancy (Murray) Miller. He, a native of Rowan County, N. C, was born in 1799. In 1816, with his parents, emigrated to Illinois, and located in Anna Township, Union County. Arriving at his majority, be engaged in farming, and continued the same to the time of his death, which occurred in December, 1840. He was a son of Peter, also a native of North Carolina, and a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and participated in battles in North and South Carolina. Subject's mother was born in Burke County, N. C. in 1796, and was married in 1818. She was brought to Illinois by her parents, who settled in Alexander County, on Clear Creek, in 1811, and subsequently in Anna Township, Union County, in about 1816 or 1818. They had previously settled in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., in about 1799. She was a daughter of John Murray, a soldier in the Revolution, first as a tory, and afterward a rebel. She died in Union County in 1882, and was the mother of nine children, of whom six are now living, viz.: Ezekiel M., Charles M., Jane, Nancy, Abraham and John B., our subject, who was the second child born. He was raised and educated in this county, and has been engaged principally in fruit-growing upon his farm, which is located in Anna Precinct, southeast of Anna. Politically, Mr. Miller is a Republican.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 79.