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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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J. R. Miller, deputy circuit and county clerk, and a prominent educator of the county for a number of years, was born in Gordon County, Ga., April 8, 1856, and came to Greene County, Ark., in 1879. His father, W. W. Miller, was a native of South Carolina, where he followed agricultural pursuits for some time, and, when a young man, moved to Georgia. Here he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Erwin, a native of the last-mentioned State and the daughter of James Erwin. The grandparents, Archibald and Hannah Miller, were of English stock. After coming to Greene County, Ark., J. R. Miller engaged in agricultural pursuits, which had been his principal occupation while in Georgia, and he has also been occupied in the teacher’s profession for several years. He settled on a farm near Gainesville, cultivating sixty acres or more, and has a fine residence. He was married December 26, 1883, to Miss Mattie Hampton, daughter of M. B. and M. C. (Stevenson) Hampton, of Greene County, formerly of Shelby County, Tenn. One child is the result of this union, a daughter, named Minnie May. The mother of Mr. Miller makes her home with him. In his political views he affiliates with the Democratic party, and in January, 1889, he was appointed to the position of deputy circuit clerk by Mr. T. B. Kitchens. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Greene County, Arkansas published in 1889.  View the complete description here: Greene County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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