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Amos Miller 1786-1863 and Elizabeth Huston

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Re: Amos Miller 1786-1863 and Elizabeth Huston

Posted: 24 May 2013 7:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Miller, Huston
Yes, my husband is from the Huston/Miller line. Their youngest son, Charles Miller 1822-1893 married Catherine Jane Butts 1833-1920. Their daughter Aurora Edna Miller 1860-1942 married William Ernest Moore 1860-1930. Aurora's daughter, Ina Mae Moore 1889-1971, was my husband, John Schultheiss' grandmother. Ina Mae married George John Miller 1887-1933 (a German Mueller line). George committed suicide during the depression. My husband's mother was their daughter, Margaret Ruth Miller, she found her father hanging in the barn when she was a teenager. Margaret married Earl Adnet Schultheiss. He was a schoolteacher when they met, but he soon went to flight training and was a pilot for PanAm until retirement in the early 70's. They are an interesting family. I have a photo of Catherine Jane Butts, and I would love one of any Miller's you might have. I think I have seen a grainy photo in a book of their family. Someone in Kansas has a family bible, is that you? I would love a copy of the pages of that bible. This is what I have written in my FTM file on Amos:

On the 15th of August, 1827, Amos and his wife Elizabeth were two of the eleven founding members of the Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church. The first ruling elders of the church were Amos Miller and Joseph Kerr. The church is now the First Presbyterian Church of Stroudsburg.

Amos and Susan removed with their family from the Stroudsburg area to Wisconsin in 1849. They spent a year in Rock County before settling on a farm in Albion Township, Dane County, east of Stoughton. Amos is buried near his farm home in the little country cemetery of Wheeler Prairie, Dane County, WI. There is a sizeable grave stone which tells of his death on 7th of May, 1863.

From Rock County Wisconsin Biographies, 1879:
"Amos was of Irish parentage, Elizabeth of Welsh. They were both natives of Monroe County. During his early life, Amos Miller was engaged in mechanical pursuits and learned the trade of wagon making, which he followed until thirty years of age. He then turned his attention to farming, and in 1852 removed from Monroe County, PA, to Rock County, Wis., where the eight succeeding years passed. In 1860 he became a resident of Dane County, Wisconsin, where he purchased a small farm, which he made his home until his death in 1863, when in the seventy-seventh year of his age."

Amos is found in the 1850 Federal Census already in Rock Co., WI. he is a neighbor to the widow Catherine Butts and her children. Charles is 23 in this census, his future wife, Catherine Jane Butts is just 17.

From Bob Evans:
The children of Amos and their birth dates came from a family bible in possession of a descendant in Kansas.

Wheeler Prairie Cemetery is four miles southeast of Stoughton.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Donna Schultheiss 12 Aug 2004 4:09PM GMT 
RESr 14 Aug 2004 12:39AM GMT 
Donna 14 Aug 2004 2:37AM GMT 
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Heidi and Jef... 14 May 2013 3:01AM GMT 
Donna Schulth... 14 May 2013 7:13PM GMT 
Heidi and Jef... 24 May 2013 12:12PM GMT 
Heidi and Jef... 24 May 2013 12:18PM GMT 
Donna Schulth... 24 May 2013 1:44PM GMT 
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