Miller, Anson S.

Born: 1810-09-24 Oneida County, New York

Flourished: Rockford, Illinois

Miller settled in Winnebago County, Illinois, in July 1840. He represented Winnebago County in the Illinois House of Representatives, from 1844 to 1846. Miller won election to the Illinois Senate, representing Ogle and Winnebago counties, serving from 1846 to 1848. In 1850, he was practicing law and owned $10,000 in real property. Miller served as a Winnebago County judge from 1857 to 1865. By 1860, he had acquired $30,000 in real property, with a personal estate of $300. In May 1865, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Miller postmaster at Rockford, Illinois.

John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 213, 214; The History of Winnebago County, Ill. (Chicago: H. F. Kett, 1877), 353, 389; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Rockford, Winnebago County , IL, 427; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Rockford, Winnebago County, IL, 217; Register of Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States, on the Thirtieth September, 1865 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1866), *71.