Wesley E. Pippenger of Arlington, Virginia, was in 1988 given a group of old photographs from his cousin Clarence Pippenger, of Blue Mound, Kansas. The photographs are primarily from the family of Clarence's mother, Susan Miller who married Daniel C. Pippenger. Related families include Ward, McMurray, Garrison, Barry, Hedrick, Cook.
By obtaining copies of vital records and working with census records, Mr. Pippenger has connected these families as found below:
JOHN MILLER, b. 18 September 1836 in Ohio, was a son of Samuel Miller of
Virginia, and wife Sarah Ann Welliver of Ohio, daughter of Isaiah and Charity Welliver.
The John Miller family is found on the
1870 census for Dade County, Missouri. He removed c.1878 to Bates County,
Missouri, where his family is enumerated on the 1880 census taken the 7th
of June. By 1900, we find the family of John Miller enumerated in
Deepwater, Fairview township, Henry County, Missouri.
Interested parties are requested to contact Mr. Pippenger at the E-mail address given below.
John Miller was married by Wm. D. Woodruf, M.G., 21 June 1857 in Fayette County, Ohio to Mrs.
Adaline Orr Ward, a widow. Adaline Orr was born 18 March 1839 in Indiana. She was a daughter of
James Orr (1809-1880) and wife Percilla Ann Vantresse (1813-1908) late of Danville, Vermiliion County, Illinois,
and granddaughter of Joseph Orr (1782-1853) and Nancy Agnes McElhaney (1787-1849) late of Fayette County, Ohio,
the latter being a daughter of Felix McElhaney (McIlheney) (1755-1841), a Revolutionary War patriot who was a
native of County Fermanagh, Ireland. See Irwin, Orr, Biesen and Lenz family data on Rootsweb.com.
John Miller died 25 November 1880 at the age of 44 years, 2 months and 7
days, and was buried in Owens Cemetery, Grand River Township of Bates County,
Missouri. Adaline died 5 April 1905 and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery,
southeast of Appleton City, in St. Clair County, Missouri. My direct ancestor,
Simon Peter Pippenger, is also buried in Spring Grove Cemetery.
The following children are known:
- EMMA ROSINA WARD MILLER, b. 12 August 1854 in Fayette County, Ohio,
married 5 February 1873 in Jasper County, Missouri to John Henderson
Pippenger. Emma died 4 February 1945 at 3712 E. 51st St., Kansas City,
Missouri, and was buried two days later in Mt. Moriah Cemetery of Kansas
- SARAH JANE "Sadie" MILLER, b. 14 April 1858 in Ohio, m. 17 February 1877
in Altona, Bates County, Missouri by Rev. D.W. Worrill to Daniel W. McMurray.
Sadie McMurray died 17 January 1944 at 4123 E. 14th Terr., Kansas City,
Missouri (the home of her daughter), and was buried two days later in
Quindaro Cemetery of Kansas City, Kansas. Sadie belonged to the Nazarene
Church, and lived in Kansas City. Daniel W. McMurray was buried in
Quindaro Cemetery of Kansas City, Kansas, 8 June 1935, aged 79 years.
- MARY MILLER, b. 1862 in Ohio.
- OSCAR MILLER, b. 1866 in Illinois.
- GEORGE HENRY MILLER, a shoemaker, b. 17 June 1868 in Edgar County,
Illinois, d. 12 August 1931 in Blue Mound, Linn County, Kansas, bur. two days
later in Pleasant View Cemetery there, m. 17 December 1924 in Selma, Kansas,
to Anna Belle Garrison. After George died in 1931, Anna Belle Miller
remarried Dan Pippenger (who died in 1940), and she in 1947 married
Maylon Smith. Anna Belle died 5 April 1980 in Crestview Nursing Home of
Ottawa, Kansas, and was buried three days later in Highland Park Cemetery there.
- SUSAN "Susie" MILLER, b. 2 October 1870 in Dade County, Missouri, d. 11
June 1917 at 6019 Charlotte St., Kansas City, Missouri, bur. two days later
near Appleton City, Missouri, m. 24 October 1886 in Bates County, Missouri
to Daniel C. Pippenger.
- ADA "Addie" MILLER, b. 1873 in Missouri, d. in Montrose, Colorado, m.
25 September 1897 in Adrian, Bates County, Missouri by Rev. Geo. B. Clay, to E.
Tabe Barry. The Barry family moved to Montrose, Colorado. Two daughters are
known: (1) Dema Barry m.  Williams; and (2) Myrtle Barry, m. J.J. Popadak,
and lived in Pueblo, Colorado. This family may have had connections to
Sehome, Washington and Boise, Idaho.
- ELLA JOSEPHINE "Josie" MILLER, b. 9 February 1876 in Bates County, Missouri, d. 21 April
1919 in Blue Mound, Linn County, Kansas, age 42y 2m 12d, bur. two days later in Blue
Mound, Kansas, m. (1) in 1894 to Bert Hedrick, m. (2) in 1908 to Bob Taylor. Son Marshall
Hedrick, b. December 1895 in Missouri. According to Lucille Hedrick Ginter
(7 March 1988), Bert Hedrick died about 1932 and was buried in Appleton City,
Missouri. He and Josie didn't hardly live together and were divorced. Bert
remarried Mary Sullivan from Deepwater, Missouri. Bert was a son of Cress
- MOSES P. MILLER, a barber, b. May 1880 in Bates County, Missouri, d. 1935 in
Blue Mound, Kansas, bur. Pleasant View Cemetery there (no monument), m. Belle Cook.
- [Possibly] SAMUEL M. MILLER. No further information.