William W. Miller

Company I, 79th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Submitted by: John and Cindy McCachern

Biography of William W. Miller (1883, History of Crawford and Clark
Counties, Illinois, 194-195)

William W. Miller--Farmer, P. O. Melrose, is a son of William and Matilda (Bartlett) Miller, whose sketch appears elsewhere. He was born in Clark County March 4, 1844, and has always resided in Melrose Township. He received the elements of an English education in the common schools, and in August, 1862, became a member of Company I, Seventy-ninth Illinois Regiment, in which he served about three years and was mustered out June 25, 1865. He was twice wounded, once in the right shoulder and once in the left arm; participated in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Liberty Gap and a number of other active engagements, including all the service of his regiment. He was married, January 23, 1868, to Miss Hannah E. Janney, daughter of Isaiah and Hannah Janney. She was born February 4, 1846, in Melrose Township. Their family consists of four children, viz.: Minnesola Miller, born December 24, 1869; Edmond Miller, born Sept 15, 1871; Ella T. Miller, born Sept 22, 1875; Rosa Miller, born April 15, 1878. Mr. Miller has a farm of 120 acres of improved land in Section 8 of Melrose Township. Mrs. Miller is a member of the United Brethren Church, and Mr. Miller is a member of the I.O.O.F. Politics, Republican. Engaged in stock raising and general farming.

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