MILLER, DAVID, SR, carpenter and farmer, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., September 8, 1814. He is a son of Samuel and Annie (Medlin) Miller. He has the blood of Revolutionary soldiers in his veins. His grandfather and grandfather's brother came to America during the war for freedom from British rule. They were seventy-four days in crossing the ocean. They landed at New York and at once enlisted in the patriot army commanded by Washington. The army was at that time resisting the landing of British troops on Long Island.
Mr. Miller's parents had five children, of whom he is the only one now living. He was educated in the subscription schools. At sixteen years of age he began to learn carpentry. He was engaged in various occupations until his marriage; after this important event he became a farmer This was his occupation until 1882; he then took up gardening, in which he has been employed from that time to the present.
He was married, December 24, 1835, to Miss Sarah Wood. They have had nine children, five of whom are deceased: Sarah E., died August 29, 1858; Harriet Ellen, died February 25, 1872; W. Wesley, died April 20, 1881; Susan M., died July 15, 1881; Samuel B., died August 11, 1888. The survivors are: David W.; John C.; Jane Elizabeth, widow of Moses Zimmerman, and Mary Ann, wife of Henry Smith. Mrs. David Miller died March 11, 1868. She was one of a family of six children.
Mr. Miller is a Republican. He has served one term as a constable of Susquehanna township. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He has been a very industrious man, and has lived a useful and successful life. He is genial and sociable, and has drawn around him a circle of warm friends. He is an intelligent and reliable citizen, and commands the respect and confidence of his neighbors.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
Date of Transcription: 06 Aug 2001
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