JAMES MILLER, farmer, P. O. Thebes, was born February 2, 1843, in Alexander County; is a son of Moses and Matilda Miller, who were among the earliest settlers in this county, coming from North Carolina. Our subject's education was but slight, and was received in the county schools. His father having died when he was ten years of age, he was early compelled to lend a helping hand on the farm. Upon reaching manhood, he inherited his share of the home farm, and has since then purchased the remainder, and now owns a tract of 200 acres in Section 14, Township 15, Range 3. He has about ninety-five acres in cultivation, and about five acres in orchard. Mr. Miller was married in January, 1867, to Mary Clutts, a daughter of John Clutts, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work, and Eliza Clutts. As yet no children have come to bless their union. Our subject enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Col. Rareden, Company B, Capt. G. B. McKinsey, on August 12, 1861, and was discharged in September, 1865. In politics, he is a Republican. His mother is still living, and is staying at the old homestead.
Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 232-233.
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