Biography of Clay Miller
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CLAY MILLER was born in Pitt Township February 20, 1846. His parents were William and Sophia (Karr) Miller, natives of Kentucky and Ohio respectively, and of German and Scotch Irish descent. His maternal great grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier. William Miller came to Ohio in 1833, locating first in Marion County, but later leasing land of the Indians and purchasing at the Government land sales 720 acres, to which he added till at his death he owned 1,000 acres. He was an extensive stock dealer, and served as Justice of the Peace about twenty years. His nine children were Gilford D., Rebecca, America, Jordan, Elizabeth, George, Charles, Ellen and Clay. George is deceased. The first four children were borne by Mr. Miller's first wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Gordon. The father died in 1864, aged sixty six, the mother, February 18, 1881, aged seventy three. Clay Miller, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the district schools, worked upon the farm and at eighteen enlisted in Company H, One Hundred and Forty fourth Regiment Ohio National Guard, participating in one skirmish, and retiring at the close of his "100 day" service. At his father's death he inherited 100 acres, now owning 490, one of the best farms in the township. He makes a specialty of sheepraising, now owning 1,200 head. His residence was consumed by fire April 14, 1883, and he is now erecting a fine new dwellimg with all the modern improvements. Mr. Miller was married, October 27, 1870, to Miss Mary Kerr, daughter of James. and Jane (Ellis) Kerr, and four children have been born to them, William Mc., born August 28, 1871; Maggie. March 30, 1873; James D., January 10, 1876; Harry C., February 24, 1883. Mr. Miller is a Republican and at present Trustee. Mrs. Miller was eight years a teacher in the public schools.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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