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Thomas H. Miller (1779 - 1841)

Thomas H. Miller
Born in Albermarle Co., VAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 25 Mar 1802 in Madison County, Kentuckymap
Husband of — married 29 Jul 1806 in Madison County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Market, Madison County, Alabama, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jun 2017
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When Thomas H MILLER was born on March 30, 1779, his father, John, was 29 and his mother, Jane, was 28. He had eight brothers and four sisters.

From the 1907 book in the link above:

"Section 4. Thomas Miller, the fourth child of Colonel John Miller and Jane Dulaney, his wife, was born March 30, 1779. He was twice married; first, March 2 5, 1802, to Miss Sallie Adams, in Madison County, Ky., and second, July 29, 180 6, in the same county, to Miss Anna Woods, daughter of Archibald Woods and Mourning Shelton, his wife. (See Part II, Chap. 8, Sec. 7.) On the ground where the beautiful Richmond Cemetery is situ- ated, in the year 18 00. Thomas Miller killed a wolf. In about the year ISIS he and his l)i-other John emigrated to Alabama and set- tled near Xew Market, in Madison County, where Thomas Miller established his home, and his home was called "Hickory Flat." One writer states that "he was Representative in the Legislature and State Senator for sixteen consecutive terms, and declined to make the race for the seventeenth." Dr. W. G. Xorris, a distinguished citizen of New Market, in his history of the town says: "Thomas Miller, a brother of John Miller, settled four miles north of New Market at an early day. The two brothers, although dissimilar in many respects, were both men of note and worth. Each of them reared large families, all of whom were highly intellectual and no taint or stain of dishonor ever at- tached to any of them. Both brothers were strong Democrats. Thomas Miller served in the Alabama Legislature from 18 2.3 to 1S2 7 inclusive. Nature seemed to have marked him as a favorite. He was tall and well pojiortioned, with a head and face which the ablest artist would pronounce a masterpiece. His mental powers were equal to his physical. He was not a lawyer, yet was always ready in thought and language—exhibiting a vigor of mind and a degree of culture that did him credit. He was one of the best of neighbors. If a near resident became sick, he invariably attended to his wants, and if needed, sent his horses, hands, plows and hoes and worked out the crop in a day. His wife, Anna Miller, was a famous house-wife and a good physician in ordinary cases. He was a life-long Democrat, and died when about 70 years of age, leaving a bright record behind him. His son, William G. Miller, was a member of the House in 1S45, and was a worthy son of a noble sire. He went to Bastrop, Texas, to live." Thomas Miller was not exceedingly large, but was of a stout and powerful build and very muscular, and a stranger to fear. The story is told that on one occasion, whilst living near New Market, a man unfriendly to Mr. Miller, placed himself behind the front door of a store in New Market, and as Miller entered struck him over the head with a club, but failed to stagger him; nearby was an open tub of tar, and Miller grabbed his assailant, and with miraculous strength, thrust him head foremost into the tub of tar. The men present lifted the man from the tub and washed the tar off of him, and he had no further desire to molest Thomas Miller. The children of the first marriage of Thomas Miller and Sallie Adams were two, the name of one we cannot furnish:

1. John Adams Miller; married Edna Bridges.

2. Name unknown.

The children of his second marriage to Anna Woods were:

3. Woods S. Miller; married Nancy Jane Miller, daughter of Joseph ^Miller and Susan Kennedy, his wife. (See Sec. S.)

4. Thomas Miller; married Caroline Douglas, of Sumner County, Tennessee. Their children:

1. Anna Miller; married Mr. Bunton, of Texas.

2. Mary Miller."

  • 1841 Thomas H. Miller died o May 3, 1841, age 62, in New Market, Madisoon County, Alabama, and was buried in Miller Cemetery there. Find A Grave: Memorial #128350451[1]


  1. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 01 December 2021), memorial page for Thomas H. Miller (30 Mar 1779–3 May 1841), Find a Grave Memorial ID 128350451, citing Miller Cemetery, New Market, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie Baker (contributor 47355314) .

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Miller-36660 and Miller-45970 are not ready to be merged because: they were born in two different states and 6 years apart
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Miller-36660 and Miller-45970 appear to represent the same person because: Thomas Miller profile created twice, one with a non-existent father. Please merge with father as John Malcolm Miller
posted by Deborah David

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