The Stephen Miller family begins somewhere in Georgia at an unknown location.
Stephen Miller’s first wife was a Marton.
Stephen Miller and Marton had the following two children:
Benjamin (Ben) Miller born in 1853 in Georgia.
William Edward (Wid) Miller was born on November 17, 1856 in Georgia.
Sometime before the 1860 US Census in Dale County, Alabama, Stephen Miller and his two sons moved from Georgia to Dale County, Alabama. Marton, Stephen’s wife was not with them on the 1860 Census. By the 1870 Census Stephen Miller was married to a Lissie, her last name is unknown at this time.
Stephen Miller and Lissie had the following Children:
John Miller - Nothing is known about him.
Donnie (Female) Miller - born 1865. She married Claude CHANCY and stayed in the Dale County, Alabama area.
Americus (Female) Miller - lived in the Daleville area.
Stephen Lee (Doc) Miller – b. April 17, 1877 in Coffee County, Alabama. He married Lucinda BILSTEIN. They lived in Inez, Texas.
Warren Miller - Stayed in the Dale County, Alabama area. One of his daughters may have married a BLACKMAN or BLACKMON in the Ozark area.
James Henry Miller – b. August 15, 1877, d. December 2, 1937
There are two family stories that have been passed down over the years.
One being that Lissie, Stephen Miller’s second wife was mean some how to Stephen Miller’s first two sons Benjamin and William. As a result, Benjamin and
William left home. This was passed down from both the Benjamin and William side of the families.
The other story was that Benjamin and William were to get either money or land when their father Stephen Miller died. Lissie Miller’s second husband, Romulus Benj, put an end to Benjamin and William getting anything from Stephen Miller’s estate. So Benjamin and William left home.
After leaving home Benjamin Miller ended up around Vernon in Washington County, Florida. On December 24, 1881 Benjamin Miller married Eliza Anderson. Eliza Anderson was the daughter of Willis Anderson and Elizabeth Simmons of Washington County, Florida. This information is on the 1880 US Census from Washington County, Florida. Willis Anderson and Elizabeth Simmons were both born in Alabama according to the above listed census.
Children of Benjamin Miller and Eliza ANDERSON were:
Edward Miller – b. on August 13, 1877 around Vernon, Florida, d. March 23, 1952 in DeFuniak Springs, Walton County, Florida on March 23, 1952. Edward’s first wife was Ida SCOTT. Ida Scott was said to be a full blood Native American. In pictures, Ida Scott’s mother appears to look like a full blood Native American. Edward Miller’s second wife was Rhoda GRAVES, the daughter of William Columbus (Lum) Graves and Martha SIMMOMS, of Ponce De Leon, Holmes County, Florida. Edward Miller is buried next to his son Edward Miller Jr. the Methodist Church Cemetery at Hintson Crossroads in Washington County, Florida. It is unknown where Ida Scott is buried. Rhoda Graves is buried in the City Cemetery in Ponce DeLeon, Holmes County, Florida in a Miller Plot.
Myles Miller – b. 1889 and d. 1968.
John Miller – b. on December 2, 1902 around Vernon, Washington County, Florida. He is buried in Westville, Washington County, Florida. He had three wives and two sons.
James (Jim) Miller – b. September 20, 1892, d. October 9. 1925. His was wife Mattie Rebecca HALL. Jim is buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery at Hintsons Crossroads located in Washington County, Florida.
Doyle (Bud) Miller - born October 31, 1905 and died May 11, 1965 in Port St. Gulf County, Port St. Joe, Florida. He is buried in the Westville Cemetery in Washington, County, Florida.
Della Miller - She married Maron HICKS. Nothing else is known. She is buried in the New Efford Church Cemetery.
Ella Miller – b. 1897 and d. 1867. She married Brown GOODSON. Buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery at Hintsons Crossroads located in Washington County, Florida.
Ellen Miller - married a SMITH. Ellen had two children. Only a son Bernice MILLER is known. She is buried in Blountstown, Florida. The other one is unknown. Note: Smith was not his father.
Ester Miller - She married J. B. WILLIAMS, the son of Benjamin WILLIAMS and Della ADAMS. She is buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery at Hintsons Crossroads located in Washington County, Florida.
Stella Miller - born 1936.
Annie Miller - born on August 9, 1922 and died August 13, 1999. She married a William (Bill) NEWSOM. They had one son. She is buried in Chipley, Washington, County, Florida.
Baby Girl Miller – Her name is unknown. She is buried next to Benjamin Miller and Eliza Anderson.
Note: Benjamin Miller, Eliza Anderson, and unknown baby girl are buried next to each other in the Methodist Church Cemetery at Hintsons Crossroads Located in Washington, County, Florida. None have headstones at this time.
William Edward (Wid) Miller stayed in the Coffee County, Alabama area and married Mary Francis EDWARDS June 7, 1886. They had the following children:
Quenton – b. May 17, 1902
Leo – b. February 16, 1904
Asaru – b. August 2, 1887, d. January 5, 1919
James Mitchell – b. December 31, 1888, d. April 1, 1973
Lonzo – b. May 22, 1890, d. July 29, 1967
Gladys – b. April 13, 1892, d. December 17, 1976
Huey Cleveland – b. December 2, 1893, d. November 21, 1971
Emett Grady – b. January 21, 1896, d. November 21, 1971
Guy Whalet – b. March 12, 1899, d. July 26, 1918 in WWI
Ellen Puba – b. March 21, 1901, d. August 6, 1966
Fannie Murl – b. May 1, 1907
Sallie D. – b. July 1, 1910, d. 1986
Green Edward – b. June 9, 1912
The Miller Family Home Page is located on the Internet at http://ryals.freeyellow.com/index.html
If you tie into this family please contact Rodney J. Ryals at 850-892-2562, 67 N. Byers Street, DeFuniak Springs, Fl. 32433, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodney J. Ryals is a Great Great Grandson of Stephen Miller going down the Benjamin Miller line.