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James Turner Miller

James Turner Miller

Male 1824 - 1873  (49 years)

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  • Name James Turner Miller  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 12 Feb 1824  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is proven by headstone; location is from census records. Many of the public tress on ancestry.com indicate that he was born Newberry County, South Carolina; however, I do not have a source for this.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as James T. Miller, age 26 born abt 1824 in South Carolina; male; family 539; he is a blacksmith who owns property worth $1,200; living with wife Rebecca, age 21 and son Elizah, age 2; also in the home is Peter Miller, age 17 - relationship is not known - could be a nephew; also in the home is Alexander Tumlinson, relationship also not known by me (both of the older boys are indexed as farmers; James Turner Miller and his small family lives next door to his father Alfred M. Miller, age 57 and family; next to him lives a Rebecca Anderson, age 53 with 26 year old son Elijah and 19 year old son James. Could this be the family of Rebecca Anderson Miller? Perhaps she named her son after her brother (Elijah). 
    Census 1850  Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mississippi Census, 1850 Slave Schedule; Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index:
    James T. Miller; No township listed; Slave Schedule: Owns 2 male slaves ages 24 and 26; Page 061; MS 1850 Slave Schedule 
    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 
    Indexed as James T. Miller, age 35 born abt 1825 in South Carolina; male; nearest post office is Waco; living with wife Rebecca, age 28; and children: Spencer, 10; Nancy, 1; and Fanny, 11; it is unknown if Fannie is a daughter - she is 11 years old and born in Alabama; James T. Miller is a farmer who owns real estate worth $3,500 and has personal property valued at $5,000 
    Military Oct 1861  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Civil War: Confederate Army; Active Co., 9th Militia Dist., McLennan Co. 28th Brigade, Texas Militia; Served in Galveston, Texas; Rank of 3rd Sgt.  
    Death of Spouse Abt 1862  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death of wife Rebecca; died in childbirth while Jim was stationed in Galveston, Texas. 
    Residence 22 July 1867 - 1869  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869; indexed as James T. Miller; Line 742; Waco Precinct; in state one year; in county/precinct thirty days; no year recorded  
    Census 1870  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as James Miller, age 46 born abt 1824 in South Carolina; white male; farmer; living "east of the Brazos River"; nearest post office is Waco; His first wife Rebecca has died and he has remarried) living with wife Catherine, 31 who was born in Tennessee and is keeping house; children Nancy, 11, Alice 9, William, 4, Susan, 3 and Rebecca, 1 (all of the children born in Texas); owns real estate worth $8,500 and personal property worth $2,000. 
    Died 19 Aug 1873  McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date of death is proven by headstone. Notes from Shirley Hill - January, 2010:
      James Turner Miller had been to Waco to get supplies and on his way home he was ambushed and murdered by cattle rustlers. They were jealous of his success. I guess he was pretty wealthy. He had a couple of gins and a lot of land. In 1870 Jim purchased 320 acres of land, 13 miles from the mouth of Techuacana Creek and 8 miles from the the Brazos River. This same year he purchased 640 more acres of land. He purchased this land with one thousand dollars in gold. A Mr. Harrison told my grandpa Jesse Perkins the story. He said a man named Renfro was one of the men in the group that murdered James Turner. They were never brought to justice for lack of evidence. This took place in the Techuacana Creek area east of Waco.
    • A GOOD MAN KILLED - MURDER MOST FOUL
      [From the Waco Examiner - No date]
      Intelligence was yesterday morning received of the death by gun shot the evening before, of James T. Miller, a resident of this county, and one of the most orderly and respectable citizens. Who it was that committed this atrocious crime, or by what spirit of diabolism actuated, is yet one of the undeveloped mysteries. Certain it is, however, it was a murder most foul. Jim Miller, for so he was familiarly called, was in town the day he was killed, and it is known that he was not armed. He fell, therefore, by the hand of the assassin. He had bought during the day supplies and a quantity of lumber for use on his place, and was on his way home with them. He lived at the Pitts place, on the Corsicana road, twelve miles from town. A short distance this side of town, night coming on, Mr. Miller, being on horseback, left the wagons on the main road and started home on the "trail," a more direct route. Shortly afterward the report of a gun was heard in that direction; Mr. Miller not coming home, search was instituted, and on the following morning (yesterday) his body was found. He was shot at the trail crossing of that ill-famed creek, the Tehuacana, a short distance above the Corsicana rad. A load of buckshot, some eighteen or twenty, taking effect in his side, had done its bloody work and there he lay. "Dead men tell no tales," and in the absence of witnesses it is possible that eh perpetrator of this great crime may go unwhipped of justice and unrecognized, save by the eye of heaven, as the murderer he is. But if it is possible, under such circumstances and in the absence of any clue, to ascertain who it was that did the deed, this should be done and the guilty party be awarded at the hands of the law the fearful penalty due his crime. The deceased will be buried with Masonic honors by Waco Lodge No. 92, to-day.
    Buried Aft 19 Aug 1873  Bellemead, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID P2520  Curbow Montoya Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 

    Father Alfred Miller,   b. 1793, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah Wray,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F5309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine S. Young,   b. 10 Mar 1839, Franklin County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1882, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1864 
    • Date is from researcher/descendant Shirley McAnelly Hill; presume that the marriage took place in McLennan County, Texas
    Children 
    +1. William Turner Miller,   b. 15 Jul 1865, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1931, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Susan Ellanora Miller,   b. 1867, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age 42 years)
     3. Rebecca Miller,   b. Abt 1869, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Permelia Paralee Miller,   b. 28 Nov 1871, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1946, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Jesse Perkins Miller,   b. 7 Mar 1873, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1952, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 19:34:18 
    Family ID F5307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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) 
    Married 1848 
    • This date is an ESTIMATE based on first child being born 1849; Descendant Shirley McAnelly Hill says the date is closer to 1846/1847, but there is no source for that.
    Children 
    +1. Elijah Spencer Miller,   b. 1849, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1924, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. Nancy Roseann Miller,   b. Abt 1859, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1945, Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     3. Mary Alice Miller,   b. Apr 1862, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1934, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     4. Infant Miller,   b. 1862,   d. 1862  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2011 21:09:56 
    Family ID F5308  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1824 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as James T. Miller, age 26 born abt 1824 in South Carolina; male; family 539; he is a blacksmith who owns property worth $1,200; living with wife Rebecca, age 21 and son Elizah, age 2; also in the home is Peter Miller, age 17 - relationship is not known - could be a nephew; also in the home is Alexander Tumlinson, relationship also not known by me (both of the older boys are indexed as farmers; James Turner Miller and his small family lives next door to his father Alfred M. Miller, age 57 and family; next to him lives a Rebecca Anderson, age 53 with 26 year old son Elijah and 19 year old son James. Could this be the family of Rebecca Anderson Miller? Perhaps she named her son after her brother (Elijah). - 1850 - Oktibbeha County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Mississippi Census, 1850 Slave Schedule; Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index: James T. Miller; No township listed; Slave Schedule: Owns 2 male slaves ages 24 and 26; Page 061; MS 1850 Slave Schedule - 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 - Indexed as James T. Miller, age 35 born abt 1825 in South Carolina; male; nearest post office is Waco; living with wife Rebecca, age 28; and children: Spencer, 10; Nancy, 1; and Fanny, 11; it is unknown if Fannie is a daughter - she is 11 years old and born in Alabama; James T. Miller is a farmer who owns real estate worth $3,500 and has personal property valued at $5,000 - 1860 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Civil War: Confederate Army; Active Co., 9th Militia Dist., McLennan Co. 28th Brigade, Texas Militia; Served in Galveston, Texas; Rank of 3rd Sgt. - Oct 1861 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath of Spouse - Death of wife Rebecca; died in childbirth while Jim was stationed in Galveston, Texas. - Abt 1862 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869; indexed as James T. Miller; Line 742; Waco Precinct; in state one year; in county/precinct thirty days; no year recorded - 22 July 1867 - 1869 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as James Miller, age 46 born abt 1824 in South Carolina; white male; farmer; living "east of the Brazos River"; nearest post office is Waco; His first wife Rebecca has died and he has remarried) living with wife Catherine, 31 who was born in Tennessee and is keeping house; children Nancy, 11, Alice 9, William, 4, Susan, 3 and Rebecca, 1 (all of the children born in Texas); owns real estate worth $8,500 and personal property worth $2,000. - 1870 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Aug 1873 - McLennan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S754525809] Mississippi Census, 1805-90, Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data - Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Or).


    2. [S4273286829] Mississippi, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1805-1890.
      James T. Miller, MS, Oktibbeha County, No township listed; 1850; Slave Schedule; Page 061; Database: MS 1850 Slave Schedule

    3. [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: .


    4. [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: ; Page: ; Image: .


    5. [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: East of The Brazos River, McLennan, Texas; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .


    6. [S4273286784] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011.

    7. [S4273286838] Texas, Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869, 1867 Voter Registration Lists. Microfilm, 12 rolls. Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Texas; Line 742; Archive Reel Number 9.