Samuel D. MILLER,
a citizen of Cache Township, Johnson County, was born in Texas County,
Mo., December 31, 1856. He is a son of Joseph and Mirinda (Bates)
Miller, the former of whom was a native of North Carolina and the
latter of Missouri. Joseph Miller removed to Missouri when a young man,
married there, bought land, and reared his family in that State. After
the war he sold his land and came to Illinois, and lived in Johnson
County about one year and died in 1865. Samuel D. Miller remained at
home and helped to support his mother until he was eighteen years of
age, when he married Elizabeth Randall, February 18, 1873, who was born
in Union County October 18, 1856. Her parents were natives of Tennessee.
Samuel D. Miller
rented land about six years, when he purchased fifty-eight acres in
Cache Township, and lived on this farm six years, at which time he sold
out and purchased where he now resides, on section 10, Cache Township.
He now has a farm of seventy-nine acres, and a good house and other
valuable improvements. Not having had the opportunity to secure an
education in his youth, he has always been a hard-working man, but he
has been economical and a good I manager, and has now a good start in
wife. secured a fair education in Union County. Mr. and Mrs. Miller
have three children living: Melinda A., James A. and Dosey A. He is
liberal in his religious views, and is a member of the Democratic party.