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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company 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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JOHN G. MILLER, Calloway County, attorney at law, was born January 10, 1853, in Caldwell County, this State, a son of John H. and Laura J. (Goodrum) Miller, natives respectively of Kentucky and Mississippi. The parents had seven children, our subject being the eldest. The father was descended from Scotch-Irish stock. Subject was reared on his father’s farm, and educated at the district schools, and at Bethlehem Academy. His father suffered heavily on account of the war, and becoming broken in health, the responsibility of supporting the family fell largely on the shoulders of the eldest son. At eleven years of age he assumed this responsibility, and to the same energy and fixity of purpose, which characterized his early life, as in this illustration, he has always adhered. In 1874 he began teaching school; later began the study of law, and was admitted to the Eddyville bar in 1878, where he practiced a short time; then removed to Murray in 1879. He has here established himself in an extensive paying practice, and is recognized as a thorough lawyer. January 18, 1881, he married Miss Capitola L. Higgins, of Eddyville, Ky., a member of the Baptist Church in high standing. Mr. Miller is a Mason, a member of the Presbyterian Church, and an ardent advocate of prohibition.

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This family biography is one of 31 biographies included in the Calloway County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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