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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Nevada County, Arkansas published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1890.  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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Dr. Warren R. Miller, late a farmer and retired physician, of Prescott, was born in Troupe County, Ga., on September 2, 1836, and is the son of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Eliza (White) Miller, both natives of North Carolina, the father born on March 4, 1812, and the mother in 1814. The parents were married in 1830, and twelve children were born to their union, the following now living: W. R., Jr., Henry C, Andrew J. and Carrol P. All are married. The parents were church members, the father a member of the Primitive Baptist, and the mother of the Methodist Church. The former was a Whig in politics, and lost heavily during the war. Both parents are deceased. Dr. Miller left home at the age of twenty-one years, studied medicine under Dr. C. F. Condrey, and after three years began to practice in Alabama. Later he left that State, emigrated to Tennessee, and there practiced his profession until coming to Arkansas in 1873. He settled in Ouachita County, but in 1876 moved to Pike County, and thence in 1888 to Nevada County. He is at present living in Texas, having sold his farm of ninety-five acres of land in this county, where in connection with farming he was engaged in stock-raising. He was married in Ouachita County, on June 20, 1874, to Miss Mary E. Moore, a native of McMinn County, Tenn., born September 20, 1845, and eight children resulted from this union, all living: Charity A., Daniel W., Nancy E., George T., Mary B., Virgin, Bertha S. and Sarah E. During the late unpleasantness between the North and South, Dr. Miller was in the Sixteenth Alabama Regiment, Crittendon’s division of Tennessee, Confederate army, and participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and various other engagements. He was wounded in the left hip by a minie-ball at Bear Creek Bridge. In politics he is Democratic.

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This family biography is one of 96 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Nevada County, Arkansas published in 1890.  For the complete description, click here: Nevada County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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