Miller Cemetery




Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003

This small cemetery is located on the old Miller survey.   From CR 147 to Cr 178.   The cemetery, located on the south side is on private property.   Fenced but difficult to see from the road.   All the stones are broken and sadly in need of repair.  The cemetery suffered damage in years past from livestock and vandals.   My thanks to Jerry Ware, the present owner, for his invitation to visit this cemetery.  His father remembers there used to be more stones.

MILLER, Joseph   26 July 1816 - 19 Apr 1885
husband of V. R. Miller
note: see remarks below.

MILLER, Vianah R.   10 Sept 1825 - 3 Oct 1900
wife of Joseph Miller
d/o Isabel Matilda CAMPBELL & Jeremiah BANNING

MILLER, Arra   27 June 1908 - 28 June 1908
son of J. R. & Victoria Miller

MILLER, infant    18 Dec 1894 - 10 Jan 1895
MILLER, Bascomb E.   28 Mar 1889 - 28 Aug 1889
Sons of J. R. & Victoria Miller

SCARCE, Joseph Henry   26 May 1881 - 28 Feb 1882
Son of B. E. & E. J.

SCARCE, Elizabeth June Miller   1 Oct 1858 - 7 Feb 1908
dau. of Joseph & Vianah Miller
src: Family - Husb. bur. Collinsville, Grayson Co.
Elizabeth's grave is no longer marked.

BANNING, Jeremiah   - died 19 June 1883
Aged 75 yrs, 5 mo, 9 da.
Stone  Photo
note: see remarks below.

From the D.A.R. survey but no longer found:

OXFORD, J. R.   1887 - 1900
note: Said to have frozen in a blizzard.

End of survey

Remarks: JEREMIAH BANNING is found on the 1870 Cooke Co. census as family #38.   Born in Kentucky, he was 62 years old in 1870 and a wheelwright.   Wife, Matilda C., age 56, was born in Virginia.   With them was 17 year old Dallas Banning, born in Texas.   Jeremiah lived next door to son-in-law Joseph Miller.
Additional family info:  Jeremiah's widow went to live with a daughter, Catherine Ellen Oxford, and died prior to 1910 at a place unknown in the Chickasaw Nation.  The picture of Jeremiah was found in an old trunk of Catherine's after her death in 1910.

JOSEPH MILLER and wife Vianna were family # 37 on the 1870 Cooke census.   Their children are listed as Mary E., age 19; Elizabeth, age 11 and James R.(Riley) was 3 years old. There are several gaps in the children's ages which seem to indicate there may have been other children who possibly died and were buried here.

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