Jacob H. B. Miller and Martha Jane Russell Miller

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1880 United States Census
Household: JACOB AND MARTHA RUSSELL MILLER (These are the parents of my mother’s mother, Ida Bell Miller Lewallen.) Census taken in Powell, Scott County, Virginia. Died Scott County, Tennessee, 1910, “J. H. B. Miller” in TN Death Archives.

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
JACOB H. B. MILLER Self M Male W 50 VA Farmer VA VA
MARTHA J. MILLER Wife M Female W 43 VA Keeping House VA VA
Augustine S. MILLER Son S Male W 23 VA Works On Farm VA VA
Wm. G. MILLER Son S Male W 15 VA Works On Farm VA VA
Louisa C. MILLER Dau S Female W 12 VA At Home VA VA
Oliver H. B. MILLER Son S Male W 10 VA Works On Farm VA VA
Geo. N. MILLER Son S Male W 8 VA VA VA
Chas. E. MILLER Son S Male W 6 VA VA VA
Hansford V. MILLER Son S Male W 3 VA VA VA
Ida B. MILLER Dau S Female W 4 VA VA VA

(Census Reference: Census PlacePowell, Scott, Virginia, Family History Library Film 1255389 NA Film Number T9-1389 Page Number 324B [external link] v.2.5.0)

I found two other children born to our Jacob and Martha Miller who, I am guessing, had grown up and left home by the time the 1880 census (above) was done:

1855 Russell County (Virginia) Birth Index
Miller, Elijah C. 24 Oct White Male Alive Jacob H. B. & Martha J. Miller—Father

1854 Russell County (Virginia) Birth Index
Miller, Lucinda 16 Jan White Female Alive Jacob H.B. & Martha J. Miller Jacob H.B. Miller-Father

Mom also reported another child named W. R. Miller, whom she identified as her mother’s brother. She wrote this on the back of a photograph of “W. R. Miller”. This would make 13 known children of Jacob H. B. Miller and his wife, Martha J. Russell Miller.

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Claudette Holt I believe these are the Millers who are buried at the Pemberton Cemetery on Wolf Creek Scott Co.Tennessee. Hansford Miller was married to my Great Grandmother and Lucinda Pemberton was married to Charlie Miller.
Sep 04, 2009 · Reply
Claudette Holt I also discovered that my great aunt Emily Pemberton was married to Oliver Miller.
Nov 18, 2009 · Reply
DreamaGail Baker I am posting now a photograph of Hansford Miller, son of Jacob H. B. Miller and wife Martha Jane Russell Miller. In this picture, Hansford may have been sick, since he is abed. Dreama G. Baker
Nov 18, 2009 · Reply
DreamaGail Baker During the 1880 census referenced above, Jacob was identified as illiterate. This situation evidently changed, as his daughter Ida Bell Miller Lewallen (my grandmother) was proud of his having read the King James Version of the Holy Bible through eighteen times! I have seen his Bible, which Grandmother Ida had in her possession before one of her children inherited it.

It is often said that one should beware the man of one book. This is nonsense, more often than not. In my experience, it is generally wiser to beware the person of many books.
Nov 18, 2009 · Reply
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