John Miller, John Maynard Miller & Family

by pat jones

in Faces

John Miller, son of Daniel and Katherine Booher Miller.

John Miller, son of Daniel and Katherine Booher Miller.

Submitted by Ken Miller, Jr.

I am sending my great-great grandfathers photo and my grandfathers photo for your consideration to be placed on your site. My great great grandfather is John Miller, son of Daniel and Katherine Booher Miller. He was born in 1850 in Scott County, Virginia and died there in 1875. I have been told that he died as a result of a horse kicking him. John was married to Mary Sproles and together they had two sons, James E. Miller and Charles Miller, with James being my great- grandfather. Tragically, like his father before him, death came to him early…he was born in 1870 and died in 1893.

James was married to Kate Fleenor and together they had one son, my grandfather, John Maynard Miller. My grandfather ran a store in Scott County for many, many years. He passed away in 1964. When my father, Kenneth, Sr., passed away I inherited his old home place upon which the old store was still standing until I had to tear it a few months ago…it was simply beyond repair.

John Miller Family

John Maynard Miller, his wife, Eva Houser Miller, and their son J.M.

Daniel, John, and James are all buried in the Miller Cemetery in Scott County as well as Daniel’s father, John.

John Maynard Miller

John Maynard Miller

My mother found the tin type photo of my great great grandfather in a closet after my father died and had no idea who John Miller was. The photo is in an interesting frame and John Miller was written on the back. John’s watch and chain as well as his Masonic pin have been embellished with gold paint which I read was common for the photographers to do in those days.

I have hit the “brick wall” as far as the death of James Miller goes. If anyone could give me any information I would certainly be most appreciative. I will share any info I have with anyone interested in the Miller family of Scott County.

Thank you,
Ken Miller, Jr.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

John Miller January 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I love this site . If I can help you on the family call John Miller 910-457-9776


pat January 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Hi John, welcome and thanks, I love it too.

You might contact Ken Miller at the email address above, at the bottom of this entry.


Teresa Cannon October 11, 2012 at 5:34 am

Hi ,
I have been looking for info about my g grandfather Benjamin Franklin Miller . His daughter Dona Ellen Miller was my grandmother . I know almost nothing about them except they were from Southwest Viriginia and were relateed to a John Miller who had a farm in Washington County . Bristol , I think . If you know anything please let me know .


Cathy Combs March 14, 2013 at 7:25 am

I would like to correspond with Ken Miller or members of the Miller family as I have discovered that Daniel and Catherine Booher Miller are my husband’s great great great grandparents. Any help would be appreciated.

Cathy Combs


pat March 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

Cathy, Ken’s email address is listed above, ay the bottom of the post. Have you tried it, is it no longer valid?


Cathy Combs March 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm

I just tried it today.

Thanks, Cathy


maggie June 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm

I am looking for James Miller married to Francis White…..he was born in scott and she was born in \russell…could there be a connection there


James Miller, Jr April 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

My grandfather was James B Miller. He had three brothers and one sister. Kenneth,Roy and Gus. Thier sister moved to california. I met her a couple of times.Can’t think of her name. My grandfather was from bristol and so is my grandmother Clemons(Turner) Miller. I have heard of the store the Miller’s had and the cementary that you spock about. My dad was also born in bristol. It has been along time since I have been to bristol.


Tamara Grover February 1, 2014 at 11:24 pm

I am looking for info Maynard Miller born 1858 and died 1945
in Limington Maine he was married to my grandmother
Ida Emma Sanborn And I have a John Christian Miller married to
Elizbeth Burns and I have a James Miller jan 30 1890
thank you tamara grover


Carla Johnson December 18, 2014 at 8:31 am

I am looking for any information on these people. My gggrandmother, ggrandfather and aunts are on the 1860 in Scott County, Virginia. Charlotte Miller born 1828 in Virginia Spinster, Sarah Miller born 1847 in Virginia, Mary Miller born 1850 in Virginia, James W. Miller born 1854 in Virginia and Margaret Miller born 1857 in Virginia. I am trying to find out the name of the Miller who she married. Someone has also listed her name as Charlotte “Sherbelle Milton. I would appreciate any suggestions.


Larry S. Miller August 18, 2015 at 5:03 pm

John was also my great great grandfather. I spent many days at my great grandfather’s home, Charles, and at my grandfather’s house across the road, Clarence “Page”. My dad was Harold B. Miller. Charles and Clarence are also buried at Miller’s Chapel. I believe James was the one that had his throat cut by carpetbaggers at the old homeplace. I remember seeing the bloodstains on the old inner doorway when I was little and visiting Charles. I have a photo of the Miller family taken at the cemetery when my grandmother, Elva, died in the 1930’s. She was a Massey.


Maggie November 20, 2015 at 7:47 pm

I am looking for James Miller, married to Frances White with a son Charles, believe charles lived in Stonega and died in Sullivan Cty, Tn….looking for information on James…or where to find the Miller cemetary in Scott…

Thank you for any help you can give…..


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