Miller, Ebenezer T.

Born: 1801-XX-XX Kentucky

Died: 1884-09-23 Illinois

Miller settled in Illinois in 1817, and made his home in Morgan County in 1827. In 1830, he married Lucinda David. He was a carpenter by trade, and in 1838, he built Trinity Church in Jacksonville, Illinois. A Whig, he served as a town trustee of Jacksonville from 1839-1843. In 1844, Miller was the secretary of the Board of Trustees for the Jacksonville Female Academy. Also in 1844, Abraham Lincoln was one of the attorneys who represented him in two cases in Coles County Circuit Court in which he was trying to regain possession of some lost horses. From 1849 to April 1853, Miller was postmaster of Jacksonville.

Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL), 5 September 1844, 3:5; Charles M. Eames, comp., Historic Morgan and Classic Jacksonville (Jacksonville, IL: Daily Journal Steam Job Printing Office, 1885), 63, 76, 97, 125, 222; Proceedings of Whig Convention at Pekin, Illinois regarding Candidates for Congress; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Morgan County, IL, 177; History of Morgan County, Illinois (Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd, 1878), 326, 358; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 23 September 1830, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; For Miller's cases involving Lincoln, search "Miller, Ebenezer T.," Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org; Illinois Daily Journal (Springfield), 3 July 1849, 3:1; Register of all Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1851 (Washington, DC: Gideon, 1851), *535; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1853 (Washington, DC: Robert Armstrong), *507.