1785 – Present


Birth: abt 1785, GA

Marriage: 15 MAY 1811, Amite Co, MS to Elizabeth Warren b 1796 Lincoln Co GA d 1862 Covington Co MS, daughter of Lott (Lancelot) Warren and Rebekah Gordon.

Death: 1856, Covington County, MS

Comments: James was a Pvt in Capt Daniel McGahey's Co of Militia in regiment under command of Lt. Col. George H. Nixon, War of 1812. He enlisted 12 Feb 1814 for 6 months and was on roll through 4 Aug 1814. Received BLWt for service. Family was Baptist, (Bethany Baptist Church, Prentiss, MS; minutes show James Miller and Elizabeth Miller as members in 1843.)


  1. Mary MILLER b: abt 1812 in MS; aka “Polly” m William Terrell
  2. Seaborn Kingston MILLER b: 14 Feb 1814 in MS; m Celetia Herrington had 13 kids, CSA died at home in 1866.
  3. Josiah MILLER b: abt 1816 in MS; m Mary Patience Smith, 1837 LA, had 11 kids, d 1882 in Rapides LA
  4. Henry MILLER b: abt 1818 in MS
  5. John J. MILLER b: abt 1821 in MS
  6. Rebecca MILLER b: 7 Oct 1826 in MS
  7. Elizabeth Jane MILLER b: 27 Oct 1827 in MS
  8. William F. MILLER b: 23 Nov 1830 in Covington Co., MS; m Eliz R. Carter 1850 Covington Co MS. 5 kids, CSA died 1862.
  9. Samuel S. MILLER b: abt 1832 in Covington Co., MS; m Adeline Holcombe in 1852 MS, had 5 kids, CSA, died at Vicksburg 1863
  10. Martha MILLER b: 18 Jul 1835 in MS

A very special THANK YOU to Diane Williams for sharing her family information with us. She has been researching family histories for herself and others for 20 years. The preceeding information documents only a small portion of her Miller and Smith families, both of which had multiple generations living in the Covington County area. Diane is originally from Texas, but is now living in Michigan. Feel free to contact her for additional information on the Miller and Smith families.

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