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Miller, James (Treasurer)

Born: 1795-05-23 Rockingham County, Virginia

Died: 1872-09-23 Bloomington, Illinois

James Miller's family moved to Madison County, Kentucky, when he was sixteen. Four years later, he won election as collector and sheriff. Sometime thereafter, he married Juliet McClelland, with whom he had one child. Juliet died after only one year of marriage and James married Belle McGarvey in 1827, with whom he had four children. In 1835, Miller moved to Bloomington, Illinois, and formed a mercantile business with John Magoun and John E. McClure. Voters elected Miller state treasurer of Illinois in 1856, and he remained in that office until 1859. He was also very active in the Methodist Church.

The History of McLean County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 807.