Biography of H. T. Miller
Kern County, CA Biographies





H. T. MILLER, of Caliente, Kern County, came to California in the fall of 1853. He was born in the foot hills of the Cumberland Mountains, in Madison County, Alabama, and is a son of R. G. Miller, a cotton planter, who late in life became a resident of Western Tennessee.

Mr. Miller left home at the age of twenty two years, went to Lamar County, Texas, and engaged in farming, he was married there in 1848 to Miss Sarah Jane Brown, of Tennessee; of their four children, three lived to maturity. Upon his arrival in California, Mr. Miller located in Los Angeles County, where lie was engaged in farming until 1856. Then he spent two years in Merced County; removed to Mariposa County, and in 1865 to Caliente, which has since been his home. He was appointed postmaster of Caliente in 1890, and still holds the position.

James E. Miller, only living son of H. T. Miller, was born in Lamar County, Texas, March 1, 1851, and is now a prominent business man of Caliente. He was married in 1878, to Miss Mollie E. Grubbs, a native of Tulare, California, a daughter of William Grubbs. They have two sons and one daughter, Amy, James, jr., and Edna. He has a ranch of 160 acres near Caliente and ranges about 250 head of cattle and fifteen head of horses

From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


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