HENRY M. MILLER, for many years a practical and successful farmer, is now living within the limits of the village of Heyworth, where he has resided for the past twenty years. He was born in Jessamine County, Ky., on the 13th of March, 1830. Both his father and grandfather before him engaged in agricultural pursuits, and both were natives of the same State and county as our subject and spent their entire lives there, where their remains are laid to rest. The father was William Miller, and the grandfather, Franklin Miller; the family were of German descent.

The subject of this history grew to manhood on his father's farm in Kentucky, and when a young man came to the Prairie State, purchased a tract of land of sixty acres in this county, and began its improvement and cultivation. He was successful in his undertakings, and besides his farm, which has now become quite valuable, he has also a desirable village lot upon which are good improvements. Soon after coming to this county he was united in marriage with Miss Lydia A. Hooton, who was born and reared in Madison County, Ky. and came with her parents to Illinois in her girlhood. Her father, Nicholas Hooton, is still living in Bloomington, and is eighty-five years of age. The mother died in Heyworth some years ago.

Of the union of Mr. and Mrs. Miller there were born six children, two now deceased, Eddie and Mary; Smiley became the wife of Charles Robershaw, who operates a cabinet-shop in Heyworth; Henry is out West; Callie and Hattie are at home with their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics our subject is a reliable Democrat.

Portrait and biographical album of McLean County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887), 515. Transcribed and annotated by Judy Rosella Edwards.


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