Third Generation

14. John G. Miller was born in Loudoun Co, VA 27 Aug 1810. He married Amanda Russell in Loudon Co, VA, November 1833.

John G. Miller and Amanda Russell had the following child:

 
50. i. Minerva Miller was born 18 May 1836. She married Benjamin Houston North 15 Nov 1855. Benjamin was born in Sangamon Co, IL 19 Nov 1832, the son of John North and Ann Giger.

"John North, was born November 22, 1806, in Buckingham county, Virginia, and came to Sangamon county, Illinois, April 12, 1829, where he died December 15, 1889. He was married to Anna Giger, September 22, 1828, who was born in Jefferson county, Tennessee, November 4, 1807, and died February 23, 1844. Their four children were: Benjamin H., born November 19, 1832, and married November 15, 1855, to Minerva A. Miller, born May 18, 1836, in Loudon county, Virginia;... All live in this State, except B. H., who is in Kansas. Mrs. Anna North died February, 1844, and Mr. North married again September 19, 1844, to Susannah Eckels, who also died July 1, 1855, and on February 19, 1856, he married a third time to Mrs. Pemelia Woodruff, widow of Erastus Woodruff. She was born in Spence county, Kentucky, May 16, 1824, and was first married to Mr. Benjamin West, an ex-lawyer and member of the Illinois Legislature in 1846-7, who died of consumption at Rochester, June 21, 1847. Two of her children met with violent deaths - her daughter, Fanny West, who was choked to death by her artificial teeth getting into her throat while asleep, and her son, Benjamin West, was drowned off the coast of the Philippine Islands, on Christmas, 1863.

"Mrs. North was the daughter of Francis Taylor, of Kentucky, and came to Sangamon county, Illinois, in 1834. Her eldest daughter, Mrs. Rice, lives in Massachusetts, and another, Mrs. Mary E. Wilson, resides in Illiopolis township. By her third marriage, with Mr. North, she had four children... Mr. John North was one of the early settlers of this county, and in early days labored hard to buy land, mauling rails for his neighbors and otherwise, before old age came upon him, and then farmed the whole of his large farm of one thousand, seven hundred acres. He is one of the stoutest men in the community. In politics, Mr. North was always a Democrat. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. North have been Adventists, and he resided on the same tract of land to the day of his death, for more than fifty years, being widely and favorably known."
- History of Sangamon County, Illinois; Inter-state Publishing Co. (1881), p.869

Minerva Miller and Benjamin Houston North had the following children:

165 i. John H. North.
166 ii. Mary A. North.
167 iii. Almeda North.

 

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