Andrew Miller was one of the best known and most highly
respected pioneer farmer-stockmen of this section, was born September 11,
1827, in Monroe County, West Virginia, a son of James and Ann (Mills)
Miller. He lived there until February, 1853, when he became a pioneer in
Bell County, Texas. After three years he sold his farm which he had bought
there, and in October, 1856, located in Comanche County on 160 acres which
he had pre-empted.
He later lived in different parts of the county, but at
the beginning of the Civil War he moved to a 440-acre place on Warren’s
Creek south of Lamkin. He began dealing in stock there and by 1896 had
accumulated 1,400 head of sheep.
During the Civil War he served in a ranger company,
engaging in scouting for 10 days at a time. He was a Presbyterian and a
Democrat and was affiliated with Hamilton more than with Comanche County.
Though his residence was in Comanche County, most of his farm lay in
Hamilton County, and his business interests centered here.
In 1861 Mr. Miller married Miss Hannah Margaret Shockley
and to them was born seven children: Cynthia Ann died in 1936. She was
first married to S. F. Tiebout, after whose death she married H. P. Kellog.
Martha Isabella, who married W. W. Lynch, died in Amarillo in 1936. James
Robert, who married Minnie Steen, died in 1904, and she died in 1936.
Alice Jane (Bess) married Thomas Niblack, who died about 1905. She later
married K. Bumgarner, and they own and live on the old homestead on Warren’s
Creek south of Lamkin. McDonough now lives at Energy. Margaret is dead,
and Henry Franklin lives in Hamilton.
Among other descendants of Andrew Miller are R. B.
Miller of Hamilton, Roger Miller of Gatesville, and Mrs. Horace
Hamilton. They are the children of James Robert and Minnie Steen Miller.
HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS, Vol. VIII, No. 7
THE CARLTON CITIZEN, Vol. 30, No. 23
Friday, June 24, 1938
W. F. Billingslea, Publisher, Hamilton