Miller was born February 16, 1841 in
Wabash County, Indiana. and came to
this county in the year 1858
with his parents. Judge
Jacob and Mary Wyant Miller. His
father entered government lands at
Quincy and subsequently gave one half
the land to the town of Quincy
providing Quincy was made the county
seat, which was
done. His sister Eliza Ellen was
the first child born in the county. A
brother-in-law of Mr. Miller built the
first house in the county and his
father, Judge Miller,
built the second house, so the history
of the family becomes a part of the
very earliest history of the county.
When he was a lad 13 years old Mr.
Miller's father died and this left
Mahlon Miller with the care and
responsibility of the family of
younger children. This responsibility
he assumed with all the courage of the
older pioneers of that time. His
education was limited to the
elementary schools, however, by
practical business experience and much
reading he acquired good practical
education, which made him an important
figure all through the year of
progress and growth of the county
affairs. He improved a farm in
Quincy township and to 1879 bought
wild land in section 35 Douglas
township which became one of the
finest farms in Adams county.
December 3, 1885 he was married to
Phoebe Lawrence, who died March 2
1903. To them was born one daughter,
who is now Mrs. Maude Carothers. May
13,1908 he was married to Mrs. Mary
Litton and following their marriage
they moved to Coming, where he has
since his home. May 11, 1914 his wife
died. November 28, 1917 he was married
to Mrs. Frances Gholson.
Mahlon died Oct. 10, 1929 and is buried in Walnut Grove
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