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Mahlon 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 Cemetery.

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