I would like to connect with any descendants of either side of this family. My great grandmother's father, John Russell is listed in the 1860 Williamson County, TX census as follows:
1860 Federal Census, Williamson County, Liberty Hill Twp., page 344, dwelling 237
Russell, John 54 (1806) MW Farmer SC
Wife Nancy 54 (1806) SC
Son Decatuer 18 MW In Ranger Service SC
Son John L. 12 MW SC
I have photocopies of the transcribed version of the 1860 census, but not the original images.
My great great grandfather on the Miller side is listed as living in Liberty Hill Twp, dwelling 230
Miller, John 69 (1793) MW Farmer KY
Wife Polly 63 (1797) FW NC
Daughter Eliza 16 FW AR
Son George W. 19 MW AR
Andrew and Nancy live next door to them in dwelling 231 and next door to Andrew and Nancy is Andrew's brother, Norman Miller (wife, Mary Ann Tisdale) and his family (dwelling 232).
My great grandmother's full name was Nancy Jane Russell, called "Nannie".We have several pictures of her at different stages of her life. Followingis her obituary (I have the original newspaper clipping). She married my
great grandfather when she was only 15 and they are listed separately in the same census living in dwelling 231.
Obituary: 1926 MRS. NANNIE RUSSELL MILLER The sad news reached here Thursday night that Mrs. Nannie Miller had just died at the home of her daughter, Eliza Hall. Mrs. Miller was born March 1, 1845 near Greenville,South Carolina. Came to Texas with her parents, John and Nannie Russell in 1855 and settled in the old Liberty Hill neighborhood. She was married to A. J. Miller in 1858. To this union were born nine children as follows: Mrs. Eliza Hall, Austin. Mrs. Mary Baker, deceased. J. D. (James Decateur)Miller, Weinert,Texas. Mrs. Bell Sutton, Indianapolis, Indiana. W. W. Miller, Putnam, Texas, A. M. Miller, Fort Madison, Iowa. A. J. Miller, Seattle, Washington, W. A. Miller, deceased. and Mrs. Nannie Standlee, Agua Du... <illegible> Texas. Mrs. Miller was converted and joined the Baptist church in early
childhood and lived a true and faithful christian life. Sixty years of her life were spent in the Liberty Hill community. Her father was a real pioneer, arriving in this community amoung the first. The journey from S.
C. was made overland in wagons. The party consisted of about 200 whites and negroes. To a child of 10 years it must have been a romantic adventure.The family was a devoted one as was proven by their presence at her bedside
and at her funeral, notwithstanding the fact that some of them live in far distant states. Not only her children were present, but her grandchildren. The pall bearers were five grandsons and the husband of a granddaughter. They were as follows: J. C. Baker, Charles Baker, Arthur Baker, Oakley Baker, J. A. Miller and T. Stephens. A large crowd attended the funeral was was held at the Baptist church at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. Dr. Geo. Green of Austin conducted the services. Interment was made at the Liberty
Hill cemetery at 11 o'clock just a short distance from where she spent her long and useful life.
One of Andrew Jackson Miller's obituaries is as follows:
A. J. MILLER DEAD The subject of this sketch was one of the first settlers of this country, moving to Texas in 1846, and to Williamson County in 1852. He was married to Miss Nannie Russell in 1858, moved to McCullough County in 1861, and returned to Williamson County later where he has lived ever since. At his death he was 67 years old. Mr. Miller was a Christian, belonging to the Baptist church joining when very young. He was a Royal Arch Mason beginning Masonry about 30 years ago. He lived a consistent life and was devoted to his Church and Lodge. To his family his piety was sincere. The remains were interred in the Liberty Hill cemetery with Masonic ceremony assisted by Rev. Garret. The entire community joins the sorrowing eight children, wife, other relatives and friends in their sad bereavement.
Children of ANDREW MILLER and NANCY RUSSELL are:
i. ELIZA4 MILLER, b. October 11, 1860; m. HALL.
Notes for ELIZA MILLER:
Eliza married a man whose last name was HALL. They lived in Austin, Texas. She had a daughter called LOTTIE who married Tom Stephens, who had a daughter called Emma Leata. Nothing else is known.
17. ii. MARY MOLLIE MATTIE MILLER, b. March 24, 1862; d. October 01, 1955. Married Charles S. Baker and had four sons and two daughters.
iii. James Decateur AKA DICK MILLER, b. November 01, 1864; at one time lived in Weinert, Texas.
iv. BELL AKA DELLA MILLER, b. March 26, 1868.Married a man whose last name was SUTTON. Died about 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
v. WILLIAM W. MILLER, b. October 13, 1869; d. Putnam, Texas.
Notes for WILLIAM W. MILLER:
Uncle Bill was married to a woman whose first name was Mollie. None of the family knows her maiden name. A picture of Uncle Bill and Aunt Mollie exists and is dated March, 1963 but believe its a reproduction. Have a letter from Aunt Molly which lists a Henderson, Texas address.
18. vi. ALEXANDER MINOR MILLER, b. September 18, 1872, Liberty Hill, Texas; d. March 04, 1939, University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.
vii. ANDREW J. MILLER,Jr. b. November 29, 1875; d. Seattle, Washington
Notes for ANDREW J. MILLER:
Pat Wynn....I can remember Uncle Andrew coming to visit several times when I was very young. (In the 1940's) He was a gentle man and I took quite a shine to him. My father, Jim Snead, says he never brought a wife when he came to visit and doesn't recall that Andrew was married. On one occasion, Aunt Nannie Standlee came to visit the family in Fort Madison, Iowa while Uncle Andrew was here also.
19. viii. Nancy "NANNIE" MILLER, b. February 11, 1887, Texas. Married L. Raymond STANDLEE, had two sons, Raymond and Milton and two daughters, Ruth and Ruby. Ruby had a son named Lloyd. They lived in Taft, Texas.
ix. W. A. MILLER, born November 29, 1882.
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