Biography of William B. Miller
Hancock County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM B. MILLER, farmer, P. 0. Findlay, was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, February 11. 1825, son of Martin and Catharine (Baker) Miller, who resided in Fairfield County, Ohio, until their death, both living to the age of eighty years. Our subject was united in marriage with Miss Jane Martin, March 27, 1845, and they came to Marion Township, this county, February 8, 1847, where Mr. Miller owned eighty acres of land near the southwest corner of the township, and to this he has added 100 acres by purchase. and has sold twenty acres of it; he at present owns a fine farm of 160 acres of well improved land, on which he has erected excellent buildings and made other valuable improvements. He also owns other lands in the neighborhood. amounting to 140 acres, aggregating in all 300 acres. To Mr. and Mrs. William B. Miller have been born thirteen children four of whom died in infancy, and one, Mrs. Elizabeth J. Wisely, died at the age of twenty years, leaving two children: Orpha and Curtis M. The surviving children of our subject and wife are Mrs. Rachel L. Wisely, Sherman M., Mrs. Laura A. Whetstone, Mrs Mary C. Bennett, Mrs. Harriet A. Lee, Alice C., Flora E. and Henry G. The latter three are still living at home. Mr. Miller is a Republican in politics, and previous to the organization of that party was a Whig, and takes a deep interest in public affairs. He was also nominated by the Republican convention of this county for representative to the State Legislature in the year 1879, and was beaten by Mr. William H. Wheeler 295 votes, while Got Foster was beaten 397 votes, and the rest of the State ticket was beaten by over 400 votes. He served his township as trustee several terms, and as treasurer one term. He was elected justice of the peace in the spring of 1883, and discharged the duties of that office faithfully and to the entire satisfaction of the people. He and his worthy wife and most of his family are members of the United Brethren Church. Mr. Miller is one of the leading farmers and representative citizens of Marion Township.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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