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Elijah Spencer Miller

Elijah Spencer Miller

Male 1849 - 1924  (75 years)

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  • Name Elijah Spencer Miller  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • It appears that he was referred to as "Spencer Miller."
    Born 1849  Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are per census records
    • Elijah was the oldest son of James Turner and Rebecca Anderson Miller. Elijah's father and grandfather (Alfred W. Miller) were both land/slave owners in Mississippi prior to the Civil War. Elijah's father, James Turner Miller, was a 3rd Sgt. during the Civil War serving with the Texas Militia out of McLennan County, Texas. According to the Miller family oral history, Elijah's father, James Turner Miller, was a wealthy man - owning cotton gins and a large property east of Waco, Texas on the Tehuacana Creek. Elijah's mother (Rebecca) died in childbirth while Elijah was a young teen. His father remarried, and the name of his second wife was Catherine Young. The family oral history goes on to state that Elijah's father was murdered by cattle rustlers as he returned home from Waco on a supply trip.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2 years old; living with parents; father is a blacksmith; also living in the home are Peter Miller, age 17 and Alexander Tomlinson, age 17  
    Arrival 1858  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Descendant Shirley McAnelly Hill states that the family came to Texas in 1858. 
    Census 1860  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living with parents and sister Nancy; also living in the home is Fannie Miller born in Alabama, age 11  
    Census 1870  Hopkins County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Precinct 2: POSSIBLE - Living with Mary Andrew Miller, age 55 and John Daniels, age 30 - relationship unknown at this time 
    Census 1880  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 31; farmer; living with wife Harriet, children Thomas, Frank, Jesse, Minnie and father-in-law, Tilman Curbow 
    Tax Roll 1881  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLennan County Tax Roll - 1 wagon-$30; 3 horses-$50; misc. property-$25 
    Tax Roll 1884  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLennan County Tax Roll for 1884: 1 city/town lot worth $75 
    Tax Roll 1885  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLennan County Tax Roll for 1885: taxed on 5 hogs worth $10; and tools/implements worth $30 
    Tax Roll 1887  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    McLennan County Tax Roll: Taxed on 1 wagon valued at $25; 3 horses - $100; 2 cows - $12.00 
    Tax Roll 1891  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1891 McLennan County Tax Roll: Indexed as "E.S. Miller"; Taxed on the value of one horse - $30 
    Moved Btwn 1891 - 1892  Itasca, Hill County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Harriet and Elijah lived in or near Waco through at least 1885 because Elijah can be found there in various McLennan County tax roll records. At some point after 1885, Harriet and Elijah apparently moved their family to Hill County, Texas where their youngest daughter is born in Itasca in June of 1892. It should be noted that William Bolton Box (Harriet's grandfather) was living in Covington, Hill County, Texas, which is not far from Itasca. He died there in 1887.
     
    Moved Btwn Jun 1892 - 1904  Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sometime after the birth of their last daughter, Lou Ida Belle Miller, in Itasca, Hill County, Texas, the Miller family moved to Indian Territory - Chickasaw Nation - present day Carter County, Oklahoma.  
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    Land Opening Map during time period that Elijah Miller moved his family to Indian Territory
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    A Short History of Pickens County, Indian Territory - Present day Carter County, Oklahoma
    Census 1910  Akers, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed Elijah S. Miller, age 61; living with wife Rosey, 36; John Miller, age 21; Walter Long, age 18; Ida Maxon, age 18; Floyd Long; Cleo, age 4; Jessie, age 2 
    Census 1920  Akers, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living with wife Rosie - 4 daughters - and stepson Floyd 
    Died 16 Sep 1924  Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of death was provided by Tom Hedges, great grandson of Elijah
    Buried Aft 16 Sep 1924  Graham, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per Yvanne Murry, Elijah's granddauhter - buried northwest of Ardmore, OK at Graham; living at Glenn, OK, when he died; and buried at the nearby town of Graham. She didn't think the town of Glenn existed anymore. Exact cemetery is unknown.
    • Burial Notes from James Dudley:
      When Elijah died, he was living northwest of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Carter county, at Glenn, Oklahoma. As for as I know, the town of Glenn does not exist anymore. He was buried at the nearby town of Graham, Oklahoma. He is buried in a Paupers grave that is unmarked. Neither of his wives are buried with him.
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    Person ID P2434  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 

    Father James Turner Miller,   b. 12 Feb 1824, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1873, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Ann Anderson,   b. 1829 - 1832, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Family ID F5308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriet Curbow,   b. 1852, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Btwn 1892-1904, Texas or Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1872  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • by R. A. Dwyer, Justice of the Peace; Book A, Page 7 McLennan County Marriage Records
    Elijah Spencer Miller x Harriet Curbow
    Elijah Spencer Miller x Harriet Curbow
    Marriage Record
    McLennan County, Texas
    Children 
     1. Thomas Miller,   b. 1873, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. William Franklin Miller,   b. 17 Sept 1874, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1948, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Jessie Eugene Miller,   b. 22 Oct 1876, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1939, George West, Live Oak County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Minnie Miller,   b. 1879, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age 2 years)
     5. John Miller,   b. 1889, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1916  (Age 28 years)
    +6. Willie Mae Miller,   b. 16 Apr 1890, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1971, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Lou Ida Belle Miller,   b. 3 Jun 1892, Itasca, Hill County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1969, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Photos
    Elijah Spencer Miller and Harriet Curbow
    Elijah Spencer Miller and Harriet Curbow
    From the collection of James Dudley
    Perhaps a wedding photograph? The man is identified as Elijah Spencer Miller. It seems to show him as a younger man - and the woman in the photograph is assumed to be his first wife Harriet Curbow
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    with first wife Harriet Curbow Miller
    From the collection of James Dudley
    Elijah Spencer Miller is identified; the woman is thought to be Harriet based on the time frame.
    Miller Children
    Miller Children
    The two boys pictured are unidentified but are thought to be the two oldest sons of Elijah Spencer Miller and Harriet Curbow - Thomas Miller and Frank Miller; alternatively, one of the boys could be the third son Jessie Eugene Miller
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2014 09:17:01 
    Family ID F495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Emily Rosella or Rosa Mosby,   b. 18 Aug. 1874, Arkansas City, Arkansas County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1931, Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1904  Springer, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At this time it was still known as Indian Territory. Date of marriage is from Brenda Johnson and Tom Hedges and confirmed by marriage certificate.
    Elijah Spencer Miller x Emily Rosa Mosbey
    Elijah Spencer Miller x Emily Rosa Mosbey
    Marriage License
    Children 
    +1. Cleo Hazel Miller,   b. 12 Jan 1906, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun, 1998, Newalla, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +2. Lucille Lillian Miller,   b. 28 Apr 1910, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1989, Cyrill, Caddo County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Nellie Argiedell Miller,   b. 13 Aug. 1912, Glenn, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1998, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Hattie Louisa Miller,   b. 23 Jan 1917, Glen, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1986, Apache, Caddo County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Photos
    Elijah Miller Spencer
    Elijah Miller Spencer
    With second family: w/wife Rosa and four youngest daughters
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2011 12:51:49 
    Family ID F494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1849 - Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 years old; living with parents; father is a blacksmith; also living in the home are Peter Miller, age 17 and Alexander Tomlinson, age 17 - 1850 - Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Descendant Shirley McAnelly Hill states that the family came to Texas in 1858. - 1858 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living with parents and sister Nancy; also living in the home is Fannie Miller born in Alabama, age 11 - 1860 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Precinct 2: POSSIBLE - Living with Mary Andrew Miller, age 55 and John Daniels, age 30 - relationship unknown at this time - 1870 - Hopkins County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1872 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age 31; farmer; living with wife Harriet, children Thomas, Frank, Jesse, Minnie and father-in-law, Tilman Curbow - 1880 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - McLennan County Tax Roll - 1 wagon-$30; 3 horses-$50; misc. property-$25 - 1881 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - McLennan County Tax Roll for 1884: 1 city/town lot worth $75 - 1884 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - McLennan County Tax Roll for 1885: taxed on 5 hogs worth $10; and tools/implements worth $30 - 1885 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - McLennan County Tax Roll: Taxed on 1 wagon valued at $25; 3 horses - $100; 2 cows - $12.00 - 1887 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax Roll - 1891 McLennan County Tax Roll: Indexed as "E.S. Miller"; Taxed on the value of one horse - $30 - 1891 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Harriet and Elijah lived in or near Waco through at least 1885 because Elijah can be found there in various McLennan County tax roll records. At some point after 1885, Harriet and Elijah apparently moved their family to Hill County, Texas where their youngest daughter is born in Itasca in June of 1892. It should be noted that William Bolton Box (Harriet's grandfather) was living in Covington, Hill County, Texas, which is not far from Itasca. He died there in 1887. - Btwn 1891 - 1892 - Itasca, Hill County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - Sometime after the birth of their last daughter, Lou Ida Belle Miller, in Itasca, Hill County, Texas, the Miller family moved to Indian Territory - Chickasaw Nation - present day Carter County, Oklahoma. - Btwn Jun 1892 - 1904 - Carter County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed Elijah S. Miller, age 61; living with wife Rosey, 36; John Miller, age 21; Walter Long, age 18; Ida Maxon, age 18; Floyd Long; Cleo, age 4; Jessie, age 2 - 1910 - Akers, Carter County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living with wife Rosie - 4 daughters - and stepson Floyd - 1920 - Akers, Carter County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1924 - Carter County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 16 Sep 1924 - Graham, Carter County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elijah Spencer Miller
    Elijah Spencer Miller

  • Sources 
    1. [S2625403972] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, ), Year: 1850; Census Place: , Oktibbeha, Mississippi; Roll: M432_379; Page: 294B; Image: .
      Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: , Oktibbeha, Mississippi; Roll: M432_379; Page: 294B; Image: 206.

    2. [S2625378497] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1), Year: 1860; Census Place: , McLennan, Texas; Roll: M653_1300; Page: 427; Image: 278.
      Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Mclennan, Texas; Roll: M653_1300; Page: 427; Image: 280; Family History Library Film: 805300.

    3. [S2624683368] 1870 United States Federal Census, (1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 2, Hopkins, Texas; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 2, Hopkins, Texas; Roll: M593_1592; Page: 103B; Image: 214; Family History Library Film: 553091.

    4. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: , McLennan, Texas; Roll: T9_1318; Family History Film: 1255318; Page: 105.1000; Enumeration District: 107; Image: .
      Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: McLennan, Texas; Roll: 1318; Family History Film: 1255318; Page: 105A; Enumeration District: 107

    5. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Akers, Carter, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1246; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 624.
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Akers, Carter, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1246; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0036; Image: 626; FHL Number: 1375259.

    6. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Akers, Carter, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1455; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 25.
      Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Akers, Carter, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1455; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 28.