Marshall Historical Society
Introducing the Rev Samuel Miller
By Dorothy McConnell
Rev. Samuel Miller was born in the Town of Augusta on November 1, 1829. He was the son of Curtis Miller Sr. and Lucy A. Duncan. His grandparents, Isaac and Irene Miller had come from Middlefield, Connecticut in 1795 to settle in Hanover. In 1830, Isaac Miller became Town of Marshall's first Supervisor.
Samuel Miller was educated at Whitestown Seminary and Hamilton College. He graduated from Hamilton College in the Class of 1860. He went to Union Theological Seminary for one year. Then continued his theological studies at Auburn Theological Seminary. When Civil War broke out he enlisted in Company K of the 117th Volunteer Infantry and was made a Second Lieutenant. In 1863 he completed his theological studies at Auburn Theological Seminary, was ordained and began his work as a minister. During his 46 years of ministry he served churches in Eaton, Sherburne, Pitcher and Deansboro. He served as the minister of the Deansboro Congregational Church from 1875-1877 and then again from 1882-1893.
He was married twice. First to Henrietta Hodges, who lived but a short time after marriage. In 1862 he married Mary A. Bigelow. He and Mary had three children: Curtis, May and Gertrude.
Samuel Miller died April 11, 1919 in Sherburne, New York.
On January 3, 1909, the Rev. Samuel Miller delivered an address in Deansboro titled Reminiscences of Deansboro.
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