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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

GEORGE G. MILLER, farmer and stock-grower, was born in Dunkard Township, this county, December 30, 1836, and is the son of Daniel and Rebecca (Garrison) Miller, who were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German and Irish extraction.  Mr. Miller’s father and Jonathan Miller, his grandfather, were farmers and millers by occupation.  The farm where the subject of this sketch now resides is a part of a 700-acre tract of land purchased by his grandfather in 1808.  Mr. Miller’s grandfather died in 1849, and his father in 1887, in his seventy-seventh year.  George G. was an only child.  He was reared on the home farm and received a common-school education.  He also attended Greene Academy, and Allegheny and Waynesburg Colleges, and subsequently taught school for several years.  On September 22, 1862, Mr. Miller enlisted in Company E, Fourteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry.  He was orderly sergeant of the company, and passed through many severe battles.  He was with General Averill on his famous raids to White Sulfur Springs, Lewisburg, and Salem.  The U. S. Government showed its appreciation of the services rendered by the latter expedition by issuing to every man who returned from Salem a complete outfit of clothing free of cost.  Returning home at the close of the war, he again engaged in teaching for a time, and always took an active interest in the teachers’ institute of the county.  For the past few years Mr. Miller has devoted his time and talent wholly to farming and stock-growing, and his farm consists of 230 acres of well improved land.  Mr. Miller has been twice married: First, in Washington County, to Miss Margery, daughter of John and Jane (Gregg) Hopkins.  She was of Irish lineage, and died in 1874.  Their children were—Laura, Ellen (deceased), Estelle and Charles.  In 1877 Mr. Miller married Miss Elizabeth McCormick, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Watson) McCormick, of Dunkard Township, and they are the parents of four children, viz., Wayne, Warren D., Peri and James Clifton.  Mrs. Miller is a member of the Methodist Protestant Church.  Mr. Miller is a Republican, and a prominent member of the G. A. R.

 

Page 641-642
History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.
Date of Transcription: 30 October 2008
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