Millers from west TN?!?!?!?

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WikiTree profile: Cody Miller
asked in Genealogy Help by Cody Miller G2G1 (1k points)
recategorized by Ellen Smith

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Cody, you need to be specific to place and time period. We also need the names of the people you are looking for. West Tennessee covers a lot of territory and Miller is a very common name.

There are many people here willing to help but we just need a bit more to get started.
answered by Deb Durham G2G6 Pilot (597k points)
Right I totally understand! I'm looking for Leland Robert Miller 19th,may 1916. Mar 2 1995 and Essie M Miller. July 21st 1916 Aug 24th 2004They were my great grandparents. My grandfather was Ernest Ray Miller.  Hope the spelling is right. I'm not exactly positive. But they were from Selmer TN. McNairy County.  I believe they were buried in Chester County TN. But that could be false also. Thank you!
Thanks, Cody! I'll see what I can find.

 

Marriage of Leland and Essie

Leland was the son of Girtie (Gertie?) Eason Miller and Eliza Ellen Bearden

1920 Census for Leland and his parents

1900 Census for Girtie and his parents

1900 Census for Eliza and her parents

I need to get to work now but that should get you started.

 

I too am looking for my great grandfather, his name was Leland Miller as well. I dont know much about him, but i was told he was laid to rest in finger, tn. So i went to grave search.com and found  a picture, with a grave site for Leland Miller and essie  may gray Miller. I'm not sure if this would be my great grandfather. But it may help u somehow. then again i could be wrong. I saved the picture to my phone.
His birth date was listed as: may 9th, 1916 and died March 2, 1995. I'm unsure still if we are both looking for the same person. But i hope my info in my above comment helped some.
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On their marriage certificate it lists her father as Arch Gray, so this is likely Essie in the census with her family.

"Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKHM-FX8F : 22 December 2016), Leland Robert Miller and Essie Mae Gray, 17 Feb 1941; citing McNairy, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,928,778.
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939Z-YHSN-KN

Name     Leland Robert Miller
Marriage 17 Feb 1941      McNairy, Tennessee, United States
Male Age  24  Birth (Est)     1917
Spouse    Essie Mae Gray
Female Age      24 Birth Year (Est)     1917
Father    Arch Gray

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNGZ-F7S : accessed 14 September 2017), Essie M Gray in household of Arch Gray, Civil District 7, McNairy, Tennessee, United States; citing ED 135, sheet 6B, line 97, family 120, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1753; FHL microfilm 1,821,753.

Arch Gray     Head     M     28     Tennessee
Namie Gray     Wife     F     27     Tennessee
Essie M Gray     Dau     F     3     Tennessee

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K4ZQ-JM7 : accessed 14 September 2017), Essie M Gray in household of Arch Gray, Civil District 3, McNairy, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 55-13, sheet 4A, line 36, family 66, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 3916.
Arch Gray     Head     M     49     Tennessee
Nonnie Gray     Wife     F     48     Tennessee
Essie M Gray     Daughter     F     23     Tennessee
Jack Gray     Son     M     18     Tennessee
Ruby N Gray     Daughter     F     14     Tennessee
Jim H Gray     Son     M     10     Tennessee
answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (610k points)
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Essie's father's WWI Draft Registration gives Arch's dob as Feb. , 1891.

This may be his cemetery stone, 1891-1976  with wife Nancy Hawkins.  (Nannie) Oct. 6, 1891 - April 10. 1963  https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/16940870

Gravestone IMAGE: https://s3.amazonaws.com/bg.ami.com/headstones/images/20151019/14762019.jpg

Marriage Bond: "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8YW-ZZC : 21 December 2016), Arch Gray and Nannie Hawkins, 07 Dec 1913; citing , Mcnairy, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 983,075.

Image: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89L9-RCMY?i=608&cc=1619127

Name     Arch Gray  Male      Married
Marriage  07 Dec 1913   Mcnairy, Tennessee, United States
Name     Nannie Hawkins Female

Bond also signed by Lee Gray.

answered by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (610k points)

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