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Re: My Line back to eng.
Posted by: mike Date: May 09, 2001 at 19:50:56
In Reply to: Re: My Line back to eng. by Debra Croy of 160

Sorry I don't have any info on Ralph, I just now found out about him. Can you tell me more about your line ? Also I don't have any info on where the Miller came from But I do have a little story about him. Andrew Yeagley Miller Ditton (1839-1921) The 7 children you listed I also knew about but there were 2 children before the 7 we know. The first was Clara and the second is unknown, Joseph was the third child in my records. Vernon was my grandfather. Andrew only attended one day of school because he got a spanking and never returned, He lived in Penn. when he was a young boy and his family was very poor, so at the age of nine he began to work in the coal mines of Penn.
His job was to pick pcs. of clay and rock from the mined coal. He died of carcinoma at 11:50 pm 7\31\1921 in Chester township and was burried in the Odd Fellows Cemetary in Largo. Proir to his death he established a tradition that was passed down to a young lad. During his life he kept three graves of civil war vets in the Daniels Cemetary S. of Elko. These Graves were decorated for many years after Andrews death. Hundreds attended his funeral. He had enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 and was wounded twice. Thats about it.


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