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Below is a family biography included in The History of Camden County, Missouri 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 W. Miller, postmaster and merchant at Linn Creek, and son of Samuel D. and Aultana J. (Stevens) Miller, was born in Camden County, Mo., August 17, 1852. His father was a native of Overton County, Tenn., and his mother of Wake County, N. C. Samuel D. Miller immigrated to St. Louis, Mo., from Kentucky with his mother about the year 1833, where they remained only a few years. In about 1837 they removed to Camden County, where they were among the first settlers. He located on Shawnee Bend, where he resided some time, and then entered and bought large tracts of land. He lived at the time of his death in Jasper Township, near the mouth of the Glaize. He was a farmer by occupation, and died in 1876. The mother died February 12, 1886. They were the parents of ten children, seven now living: Sarah, wife of Edmund Spearman; Mary, wife of John C. Earp; Ann E., George W. and John K. (twins), William J., and Theresa C., wife of Thomas E. Ezard. G. W. Miller attained his growth and received his education in Camden County, Mo. He was reared on the farm, which occupation he followed until 1882, when he engaged in the mercantile business at Cape Galena, Morgan County, with Jesse W. Caffey, remaining with him for two years. In 1884 he engaged with Owen A. Nelson in merchandising, and the firm was known as Miller & Nelson for about one year, when the former bought out Mr. Nelson and carried on the business alone until December, 1887, when David Moulder purchased a half interest, and the firm has since continued as Miller & Moulder. They carry a general line of merchandise, and are wide-a-wake, enterprising business men. Mr. Miller was appointed postmaster in January, 1888. He was appointed county treasurer to fill a vacancy, and held the position for seven months. In April, 1884, he married Miss Florence M., daughter of Frank M. King, by whom he had two children, both deceased. Mr. Miller now owns an interest in the old home farm, and 200 acres of unimproved land. He also owns property in Linn Creek, and is one of the leading and intelligent citizens of Camden County. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a Democrat in his political views.

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This family biography is one of 46 biographies included in The History of Camden County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Camden County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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