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