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Miller, Solomon

Born: 1796-05-11 Adair County, Kentucky

Died: 1857-06-07 Sangamon County, Illinois

Flourished: 1840-03-01 Salisbury, Illinois

Miller moved his family from his native state first to St. Clair County, Illinois and, in the spring of 1820, to Sangamon County, Illinois, settling near Salisbury. In 1829, he purchased 160 acres of public land east of Salisbury. In 1842 and 1843, Abraham Lincoln represented Miller in a lawsuit against A. Freeman & Co. In 1850, he was working as a farmer and owned $1,600 in real estate. While still living in Kentucky, Miller married Nancy A. Antle, with whom he had nine children. Nancy Miller died in 1854 and Miller married Lucinda Gard.

Gravestone, Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 816:12, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 523; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 246; Miller v. A. Freeman & Co., Martha L. Benner and Cullom David, et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139872; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 15 August 1854, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.