Jacob Miller Family
by James Miller

                  Jacob M. "Jake" Miller 1856 - 1944                                                                (Left - Right) Loyd Miller - Jacob M. "Jake" Miller (1941)
          Martha T. Miller 1866 - 1903                                                                            Loyd son of Jacob and Martha Etta Teague Miller
Jacob M. "Jake" Miller was my grandfather.  He was born 1856 Catawba County a son of Noah and Leah (Hefner) Miller who removed from Catawba to Alexander County before 1880.  Jacob died 24 Feb 1944 at age of 88 in Caldwell County, NC, and was taken to Macedonia cemetery for burial.  Martha Etta Teague Miller, was a daughter of Henry and Obedience "Bedie" (Warren) Teague.  She was born 1866 and stone says she died in 1903.  Her death date probably incorrect since Anna Watts Echerd's Journal contains the following:  "Mrs. Jake Miller died 3 Nov 1907."  Mrs. Clarence (Desilu) Price's journal contains the same thing: "Jake Miller's wife Nov 3, 1907." Jake and Etta's last child, Fannie Lucille Miller, was born in Alexander County, 26 April 1907.  Dying of throat cancer, Etta's last words after holding her baby, Fannie, were "my baby."  Henry and Bedie Warren Teague are also buried in Macedonia cemetery.  After Etta's death Jacob married Bessie Susan Cloer, widow of J. W. "Will" Stanford of Patterson, Caldwell Co., NC.  Bessie was a daughter of George Washington and Martha K. (Martin) Cloer of Patterson.

Bessie Susan Cloer Stanford Miller

Bessie Susan Cloer Miller was born 14 Aug 1881 in Patterson, Caldwell Co., and died
4 Aug 1972, buried Harper's Chapel Methodist Church cemetery, Patterson, beside first husband Will Stanford.  Bessie and Jake Miller had two children, James Woodrow Miller
(my father) and Annie Pearl Miller Freeman.

Four Generations:
Chaney (Green) Martin, wife of Jason Carson Martin; her daughter Martha K. (Martin) Cloer, wife of George Washington Cloer; her daughter Bessie Susan Cloer Stanford, wife of J. W. "Will" Stanford, holding her daughter Lois Willie Stanford who would grow up to marry first Julius David Miller, second Zeb Buchanan.


                              (Shown right)
                              George Washington Cloer and wife Martha K. (Martin) Cloer;
                              buried Harper's Chapel Methodist Church cemetery, Patterson,
                              Caldwell Co., NC

Members of this Miller family are buried in the same row (brothers, sister, husbands, wives, etc.) and other family members can be found within the
Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.
Probably in unmarked graves with their children:
Noah Miller
1825 Catawba Co. - 1882 Alexander Co.
Confederate soldier CSA Enlisted in Company A, 56th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 31 October 1864.
POW on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA
Confined on 28 March 1865 at Point Lookout, MD
Took Oath of Allegiance on 24 June 1865 at Point Lookout, MD
Leah (Hefner) Miller
31 Dec 1825 Lincoln (now Catawba ) Co.
23 March 1897 Alexander Co.
From the Statesville, NC, newspaper, The Landmark, dated Tuesday, March 30, 1897:
"Mrs. Noah Miller died March 23.  She had been in feeble health for years but was not worse than common.  Death supposed to be due to heart trouble."

Buried in the same row as Jacob and Etta Teague Miller are:
Loyd W. Miller (buried beside Jacob)
14 Oct 1897
11 March 1961
Exie C. Shook
Born 1851
Dec. 19, 1933

David Shook
March 13, 1852
Sept. 5, 1915

[Exie Caroline "Miller" Shook, daughter of Noah and Leah (Hefner) Miller, was born in Catawba Co. and married David Shook, also born in Catawba Co. a son of Adam Shook.]
John A. Miller
May 15, 1845
Sept 26, 1901
Mary Laura Miller
Aug 23, 1864
March 5, 1931
[Mary Laura (King) Miller was a daughter of Elizabeth Betty King and George Little.  After John's death Mary married William Franklin Chapman, son of Elisha and Sarah (Deal) Chapman.  Mary is buried beside John at Macedonia.  William Chapman's first wife was Anna Goodnight.]
John A. Miller was a Confederate soldier serving in the same unit as his father, Noah. 
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, 56th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 28 July 1862.
Enlisted as a Private on 18 October 1863 at the age of 18
Wounded on 20 May 1864 at Ware Bottom Church, VA
Wounded on 15 July 1864 at Petersburg, VA
Returned on 30 July 1864 (Estimated day)
POW on 01 April 1865 at Five Forks, VA
Confined on 06 April 1865 at Point Lookout, MD
Took Oath of Allegiance on 24 June 1865 at Point Lookout, MD
William Leander Miller
1 Sept 1849
2 Aug 1879
[son of Noah and Leah Miller]
Sidney M. Miller
25 Oct 1907
Susan Miller
14 Nov 1862
26 Dec 1910
[Sidney M. "Sid" Miller married Susan Price, daughter of John and Mary Price of Alexander Co. Anna Watts Echerd's journal states "Sid Miller died 26 Oct 1907.  Desilu Price's journal states "Sidney Miller Oct. 26, 1907.]
Other Macedonia Miller family burials:
Henry C. Miller
26 June 1878
15 Apr 1904
[son of Sidney and Susan Miller, married Minnie Mays]
Roxanna "Roxie" Amanda Miller
13 May 1880
18 Dec 1906
[daughter of Sidney and Susan Miller, never married; had daughter, Virgie Miller, whose father was Rob Moose.]
Robert Lee "Robie" Miller
24 June 1882
25 July 1887
[son of Sidney and Susan Miller]
Noah W. Miller
11 March 1887
7 Aug 1916
[son of Sidney and Susan Miller; died of tuberculosis; married Willie Carrigan, daughter of Lee and Sarah Fox Carrigan.  Willie married a Reed after Noah's death but is buried with Noah at Macedonia
Willie Miller Reed
3 Nov 1890
23 Apr 1934
Cordie Mae Miller
18 March 1916
11 OCt 1926
[daughter of Obed 'Obie" and Myrtle (Teague) Miller, granddaughter of John and Mary (King) Miller.]

Contributed by James W Miller

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