Biography of Abram Miller
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





ABRAM MILLER, of Lohr & Miller, undertakers, London, was born in Virginia January 24, 1817. He is a son of John Miller, a native of that State, and a farmer by occupation. He came to Ohio about 1822, locating near New Lancaster. He resided there a year or two, and then, becoming dissatisfied, went back to Virginia, where he died about 1831. He married Mary Groves, also a native of Virginia, and daughter of John Uroves. They were blessed with eight children, three living. Mrs. Miller subsequently married Thomas Lang, but there were no children born to this union. She died about 1862. Our subject was the third child of the first union, and the only one residing in this county. He lived in Virginia until twenty one years of age, and in April following came to Urbana, Champaign County. where he learned the wagon maker's trade. He worked at it there for ten years, and in 1848 came to Madison County, locating at Midway, Range Township. He still worked at his trade, but about 1862, commenced keeping hotel, which latter business he followed for ten years. During a portion of this time, he worked at his trade. In 1869, he came to London, and was landlord of the old Miller House for nine years. In September, 1879, he became associated in business with George W. and James Lohr, in his present business. Mr. Miller is a good undertaker, and thoroughly understands the embalming process. The firm has met with good success in business. Mr. Miller is a Prohibition Democrat in politics. He was married, in October, 1841, to Harriet Minshall, a native of Madison County. Of their three children, two are living - Ella, wife of Robert Morris, and Theodore W. Mrs. Miller departed this life in January, 1848. He was again married, November 2, 1848, to Sophronia Chappell, daughter of William P. Chappell, who was born in Virginia January 28, 1804. He accompanied his father, George Chappell, to this county, when quite a small boy. Five children were born to this second marriage, four living - Leora A., wife of Isaac N. Fisher, of Midway, Range Township; Fannie, wife of W. H. H. Williamson, of Danville, Madison County; Amanda B. and Vincent C. Cordelia J. is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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