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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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ROBERT MILLER, post-office Webb City. Prominent among the retired farmers and early settlers of Jasper county is the subject of this sketch; his birthplace, Shelby county, Ky., and date 1821; son of Abner and Betsy Miller, natives of Virginia. Our subject was the third of a family of seven children. When about ten years old he moved to Indiana with his parents, and was reared in Marion county; has a very limited education; at the age of twenty-one moved to Morgan county and resided for five years. Was married to Miss Charity Myers, daughter of John and Jane Myers, who were natives of Tennessee. Mr. Myers was a prominent farmer and preacher. Mrs. Miller was born in east Tennessee, Jan. 20, 1829, and reared in Indiana, and was married Feb. 9, 1845, and in 1849 Mr. Miller moved to Logan county, Ill., and engaged in farming and stock-raising until coming to Jasper county, Mo., in 1859. Now has 520 acres, 340 under fence, 200 under cultivation; splendid prospects for mineral; two orchards, fine residence, and fair out-buildings. Mr. Miller has seven children, named John E., Elizabeth, Russum, Sarah J., James, Thomas J., Nettie, Robert H., and Uceba. Mr. Miller takes a prominent part in public affairs, and in politics is a Republican. In 1871 Mr. and Mrs. Miller took a trip to Oregon, intending to stay, but came back satisfied that Jasper county was as good a place, if not better, than they had seen.

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