Biography of William A. Miller
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Miller, William A., was born at Miller Corners, N. Y., March 27, 1844. He is a son of Henry and Elizabeth Miller. The father of William A. was a farmer. He died in 1850 and his wife died at East Nassau. William. A. was reared on a farm until twelve years of age, when his mother and family went to Mendola. Lasalle county, Ills., and were there four years when he came to North Nassau and lived with Philernan Deveraux for two years. He then went on the Hudson River as fireman on the towboat Austin, and then returned to Illinois and was with a railroad company for one year, and then went to jobbing for two years. He married Ellen Perry of Lake county, Ill., by whom was born three children: Edgar D., Maud, and Chester. Edgar D. married Miss Filmore of East Nassau and has two children: Andrew and Ethel. Maud is the wife of Thomas Brown of Stephentown and has two sons: Lester and Roy. Heis a member of the Mount Whitney Lodge I. O. O. F. No. 647, of which he is a charter member. His wife died January 30, 1890. Mr. Miller was engaged in the manufacture of shirts, collars, and cuffs at East Nassau for about fifteen years and also carried mail from Hoag's to Brainard Station for about three years. He owned a saw mill and a grist mill at two different places in East Nassau. Mr. Miller owns 106 acres of land known as the Coonradt farm on which he located in 1892.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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