Echoes From The Past

By JUDY MAUPIN *- Echoes From the Past
(A Column of historical and genealogical anecdotes, stories and family notes.)
Calloway County, Ky.

More Miller Facts

Oct 18, 1980
It seems that the Miller family is still in my mail bag, and since that is an indication that there are readers who are still interested in this subject, I'll continue with that family line. This week I received a letter from Mary Louise Gossum, 201 Court Drive, Fulton. It reads:

"I have just received a copy of your "Echoes from the Past" column on the Millers of Calloway County, and am very much interested as my husband is a descendant of this family. Some of the information I had; some I did not. "Perhaps you would like this additional information and also what corrections I have regarding my husband's specific line. First, Haman F. Miller was married to Mary Thorn, daughter of Hezekiah Thorn, of York County, South Carolina.

"Statement of Haman F. Miller and Mary Thorn Mifier of Calioway County, Kentucky, 1848, from York County, South Carolina Wills: Case 4, File 183. 'Know all men by these present that we Haman F. Miller and Mary Miller, wife of said Haman F. Miller, late Mary Thorn, wife of Said Haman F. Miller of the county of Calloway and state of Kentucky have constituted and appointed and by these presents do constitute and appoint William Wade of the county and state aforesaid our true and lawful attorney for us and in our names and for our use and benefit to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive of and from the executor or administrator or other person having charge or possession of the estate of Hezekiah Thorn deceased (father of said Mary Miller) of the District of York and State of South Carolina'

"My husband is a desceant of Haman F. and Mary Thorn Miller's daughter Mary Frances Miller, 'Fannie,' who married Isaac M. Barber. They are buried at Martin's Chapei Cemetery in Calloway County. Mary Frances Miller Barber's dates on the tombstone are 10 August 1849-18 January 1897. However, according to the census she was born earlier than that by a few years.

"The children of Isaac M. and Mary Frances (Miller) Barber are as follows: William Leonard, born July 1, 1872 Calloway County; married December 23, 1897 Nomie Helen Harris; died August 15, 1927 at Fulton, Kentucky (my husband's grandparents).

"Alice Allen, born November 9, 1874 Calloway County, Kentucky; married Oct, 1899 Arthur Alderson; died September 18, 1946.

"Duella 'Ella' Permelia, born March 25, 1877 Calloway County, Kentucky; married October 15, 1893 Ephraim Taylor; died January 21, 1947.

"Ira Harmon, born January 18, 1879 Calloway County, Kentucky; married December 26, 1905 Alice Langston; died February 26,1949.

"Don Brown, 2053 Berdan Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43613 is also a descent of Calloway Millers. I believe he descends from Haman Miller's brother Jones F. Miller who married Lear B. Kirk.

"If anyone should be interested in the Calloway Clantons, I have a great deal of information as they are related to the Clantons who came to Graves County, Kentucky, and from whom I descend. Ephraim J. Miller, son of Haman Miller, was first married to G. Alice Clanton. Some years back I copied information from the Ephraim Miller Bible which was owned by Mrs. Noble Hopkins of Calloway County."

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