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Peter MILLER

Male Abt 1842 - 1905  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Peter MILLER 
    Born Abt 1842  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Aug 1870  Wedowee, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Peter Miller, age 28, Farmer, value of real estate - $300, value of personal property - $150, born in Georgia
      Sarah Miller, age 33, Keeps house, born in Georgia, cannot read or write
      Mary J. Miller, age 18, at home, born in Georgia, cannot read or write
      Joel T. Miller, age 16, farm laborer, born in Georgia
      Talular (??) Miller, female, age 3, born in Alabama
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Rock Mills, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Peter Miller, age 36, Farmer, born in Georgia, both parents born in Georgia
      Sarah E. Miller, age 35, wife, keeping house, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia
      Luler F. Miller, age 12, daughter, in school, born in Georgia, both parents born in Georgia
      Carry E. Miller, age 8, daughter, in school, born in Alabama, both parents born in Georgia
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Peter Miller, age 54, born October 1845 in Georgia, married 35 years, both parents born in Georgia; occupation - night watchman
      Eller H. Miller, daughter, age 29, born February, 1871 in Alabama, both parents born in Georgia
      Henry Knight, boarder, age 45, born January, 1855 in Alabama, both parents born in Alabama; occupation - bank president

      This group is shown in the same household as John & Mattie Talley.
    Died Feb 1905  Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Cedarwood Cemetery 
    Person ID I2343  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2014 

    Family Sarah Emma YOUNGBLOOD,   b. Abt 1832, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Randolph County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1865  Fayette County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Luler F. MILLER,   b. Abt 1867,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ella MILLER,   b. 4 Feb 1870, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1954  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F812  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1842 - Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Sep 1865 - Fayette County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Aug 1870 - Wedowee, Randolph County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1880 - Rock Mills, Randolph County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jun 1900 - Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1905 - Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Cedarwood Cemetery - - Randolph County, Alabama
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  • Notes 
    • NEWSPAPER issue of Friday, November 20, 1896 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/nw126newspape.txt

      A ROANOKE TRAGEDY

      Last Friday night at Roanoke, Mr. S.H. Striplin, the town marshall and two deputies, Mr. Peter Miller and Mr. Hiram Welch, shot and killed Mr. Charles Murphy, while attempting to arrest him. There were, it is said, seven bullet holes through Murphy's body, any one of which would have produced death. The Marshall was shot through the hand and Mr. Bonner, who had hold of Murphy was shot through the arm. Mr. Murphy's remains were buried at Wedowee last Sunday, Rev. L.G. Gunn conducting the funeral service. A large concourse of people from both town and country attended the funeral. A warrant was issued for Messrs. Striplin, Miller and Welch and they had a preliminary examination before Judge of Probate Weathers last Monday after which he admitted them to bail in the sum of $500. each which they immediately gave. J.A. Walden testified that Murphy came into his restaurant that night in an intoxicated condition and ordered supper; that he had his pistol out and threatened several times that he would kill Striplin; that when the defendants came to make the arrest he tried to prevail upon them not go to back where Murphy was, that it was a very dangerous thing to do, but they refused to take his advice. Bonner testified that he had been with Murphy all day and ate supper with him. He finished eating first and went to the front door, where he saw the defendants and also Mayor B.C. Jones and Mr. Coon McPherson. That Mayor Jones prevailed on him to go back to Murphy and seize his pistol when his arrest was attempted; that he went back and sat down by Murphy who had his pistol laying across his lap. That when the defendants came in they said "hands up" and Murphy sprang from the table with his pistol toward defendants. He seized his arm and held the pistol pointed toward the ceiling until two shots were fired from it, when a bullet struck his arm and he knew nothing more that happened. He did not know who fired the first shot, Murphy or the defendants. Amos testified that he was in back room of restaurant behind a post and saw the difficulty and Striplin fired first shot. George testified that he was out in front of the restaurant and saw defendants and Coon McPherson go in to make the arrest; saw defendants go nearly to Murphy; where they stood a short time and returned to front door. Then they held a short conversation with Mayor Jones and then returned to Murphy. Heard Walden beg them not to go back there. Radney heard Murphy, a short time before the killing, curse Striplin and threaten to kill him. Two or three other witnesses also testified to the same. Longshore testified he told Striplin that night that Murphy had threatened to kill him. McPherson heard that an attempt was to be made to arrest Murphy. He went down there to prevail upon him to go to his hotel where he had a room engaged. When he got to front door he met Bonner coming out. Bonner told him not to go back there, that Murphy was expecting them to come to arrest him and might shoot McPherson before he found out who he was. He then persuaded Bonner to go and seize his pistol so he could not shoot when they attempted to arrest him. Bonner went back there and the defendants followed shortly afterward. Not expecting any serious trouble he went immediately behind defendants. When defendants entered Murphy jumped up and said "hold up there" and presented his pistol. His pistol went off into the ceiling. He could not see Bonner; knows Murphy shot first because smoke went toward ceiling from Murphy's pistol, before smoke went towards Murphy from defendants' pistol.
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      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape542gnw.txt

      The Randolph Leader November 1897
      NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS FROM " THE RANDOLPH LEADER", Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama for NOVEMBER 1897

      LOCAL News

      Mr. Peter Miller has moved into the residence occupied by Mr. Talley.

      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape615gnw.txt


      NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, December 17, 1902

      J.H. Brooks has resigned the position of Night Marshall and "Uncle Peter"
      Miller will again patrol the streets by night.


      NEWSPAPER issue of Wednesday, July 27, 1904 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape633gnw.txt


      Miss Ella Miller went to Vienna, Ga., last Friday to visit her sister Mrs.
      E.S. Atkinson. Mr. Atkinson has been called to the pastorate of the Baptist church at Camilla, Ga. and will move there in September.

      NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, August 10, 1904 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape634gnw.txt


      Mr. Miller, who closed his service as Night Marshall on the first, informs us that he has been on duty continuously the past nineteen months without missing a night.

      NEWSPAPER issue of Wednesday, December 28, 1904 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape638gnw.txt

      "Uncle" Peter Miller is over here from Atlanta, shaking hands with his many friends.

      NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, February 8, 1905 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape654gnw.txt


      Miss Ella Miller went to Atlanta yesterday to attend her father who is quite sick.

      NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, February 15, 1905 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape654gnw.txt

      Miss Ella Miller was called to Atlanta this morning by the illness of her father who is not expected to live


      NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, February 22, 1905 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape654gnw.txt

      DEATH OF MR. PETER MILLER

      After an illness of several weeks, Mr. Peter Miller died in an Atlanta
      hospital shortly after noon last Friday. His remains were brought to Roanoke
      on the eleven o'clock train Saturday morning and conveyed to the nearby
      cemetery, where they were interred by the side of his wife, in the presence of
      a company of friends. A short service was conducted by the Rev. T.S. Hubert,
      pastor of the Baptist church, of which the deceased was a member, after which
      the local lodge of Masons concluded the services after the ritual of that
      order.

      This marks the close of the career of a man well known in this section and
      much liked by many friends. Mr. Miller lived in stirring times. He fought
      through the civil war as a Confederate soldier. For a number of years in the
      latter part of his life he served as night marshall of Roanoke and passed
      through many trying experiences.

      "Uncle" Peter, the name by which Mr. Miller was familiarly known, was a social
      and kind hearted man. Many a step he has taken during the still hours of night
      to accomodate the watchers by the sick or dead. There was something in the
      life and character of Uncle Peter that enlisted the writer's interest and
      sympathy, and we have spent many moments in friendly converse together.

      The deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. E.S. Atkinson of Camilla, Georgia and
      Miss Ella Miller of this city, of whom he was justly proud. The friend, the
      father, and the soldier sleeps. May his rest be sweet and his waking greet
      the sunrise of a happy morning.

      NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, March 15, 1905 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape655gnw.txt

      IN MEMORY OF PETER MILLER

      Death has again warned us that we, too, must soon part from beloved friends
      and appear before the Supreme Architect of the Universe. Brother Miller felt
      that he was not bound to us by any common ties. As a Mason, or in his daily
      avocation, he was one upon whom his fellow men could center with love and
      confidence. Therefore, be it resolved;

      1st, that in the death of Brother Miller the Masonic fraternity has lost a
      true and faithful member.

      2nd, that whilst refraining from touching upon the tender relations of the
      home circle, still we feel that the assurance of its sympathy in this great
      loss will serve to draw the family of our brother and themselves closer
      together; and desire to say to them, "God's Will be Done, your Loss is Ours."

      3rd, that a copy of thse resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased,
      also to The Roanoke Leader for publication.

      J.A. Walden
      L.E. Harris
      D.D. Mitchell, Committee

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Alabama, Randolph - 1870 - Peter Miller Family (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S14] Alabama, Randolph - 1880 - Peter Miller family, Peter Miller household, dwelling 121, family 132, ED 114, page 383.1000, image 0167; accessed 2006. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S15] Alabama, Randolph - 1900 - Peter Miller family (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S16] Alabama, Randolph - US GenWeb, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/newspapers/newspape654gnw.txt (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S16] Alabama, Randolph - US GenWeb, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/randolph/cemeteries/cedarwd1.txt (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S129] Georgia - marriages 1851-1900, Entry for Peter Miller and Sarah Pollard (Reliability: 3).


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