Miller, Isaac

Born: 1785-XX-XX Virginia

Flourished: 1830-05-26 Decatur, Illinois

Miller was an early settler of Macon County, Illinois. In January 1829, the Illinois General Assembly created Macon County from Shelby County, and in June, Miller served as an election judge for the election of justices of the peace and constables held at the house of Parmenius Smallwood. Miller was also a member of the grand jury at the first and second sessions of the Macon County Circuit Court. In December 1829, he purchased eighty acres of public land near Decatur, and in 1836, he bought 120 acres east of Decatur. In 1840, he was living in Macon County, with four other persons in his household. In 1850, he was a farmer with $800 in real estate.

History of Macon County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880), 52, 54; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Macon County, 145:10, 57; Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Macon County, IL, 5; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Macon County, IL, 132.