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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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LEWIS J. MILLER, President of the Boonville National Bank, is a native of Warrick County, Ind., born August 18, 1834. He is the eldest of seven children born to David and Nancy (Bloyd) Miller, who were natives of Virginia and Indiana respectively, the former moving with his parents to near Bowling Green, Ky., at an early day, thence to Boon Township, Warrick Co., Ind., and later to Hart Township, where he died November 30, 1860. Mrs. Miller died June 4, 1864. Lewis J. was raised on the farm in his native county, receiving in youth only a common school education. At the age of twenty-four years he entered the store of his uncle, John Lynn, at Lynnville, where he remained until 1867, when he was elected County Treasurer on the Democratic ticket. Removing to Boonville he served two terms as Treasurer, then with others established the Boonville Banking Company, of which he was made Cashier. On the organization of the Boonville National Bank he was elected President, a position he has ever since retained. From 1876 to 1883 be served as Deputy County Treasurer. Mr. Miller is one of the reliable business men of Boonville, is a Democrat and a member of the Masonic fraternity. In April, 1858, he was united in marriage with Martha C. Hart, the result of their union being nine children; these eight are yet living: David B., Ida P. (Taylor), Eva E., George E., Lora M., Maud, Clyde and Bertie. Mr. Miller has served as one of the Board of School Trustees of Boonville several years.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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