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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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George D. Miller. Among the successful farmers, and one deserving special mention, is George D. Miller, who was born one-half mile from where he now lives, January 19, 1840, and is the son of William and Martha (Landers) Miller, and grandson of Joseph Miller, who was one of the earliest settlers of this valley, owning a large farm in the same, which was called Miller’s Valley. William followed in the footsteps of his father, and engaged in farming, but in connection also carried on a tan-yard at Fayetteville about six years. He died in 1872. The mother was born in Southern Arkansas, and was reared in the neighborhood of Fayetteville. She was born June 6, 1822, and is now sixty-six years of age. George D. Miller grew to manhood on the farm, but six years of his early life were spent in Fayetteville, with his father in the tan-yard, but this he has not followed since. During the war be drove a government team thirty-three months in Union, Ark. At the age of twenty-seven, or in 1866, he married Miss Nancy Stinebaugh, a native of Missouri, who bore him ten children: Amanda (wife of J. M. Brooks), Annie, Mary F., Martha, Elizabeth J., Dora B., Bertha A., Laura, Julia R. and Sirena. After marriage Mr. Miller settled on his present farm, which consists of 160 acres, eighty under cultivation. He has another farm of 161 acres, eighty acres under cultivation. This farm is situated twelve miles west of Fayetteville. Mr. Miller has been a successful farmer, and is regarded as a good citizen. He is a member of the Knights of the Horse, and is conservative in politics, not adhering to any political party. Mrs. Miller is a member of the Christian Church.

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