2651. Elvira Ann Thorn
was born on 19 Jan 1846 in Jackson Co, WV. She died on 22 Oct 1899 in Burning
Springs, Wirt Co., WV.
She was married to Henry Hamilton Miller (son of
William Washington Miller and Mary Sprague) on 20 Mar
1864 in Burning Springs, Wirt Co., WV. Her parents are listed on the marriage
license. Henry Hamilton Miller was born on 25 Feb
1832 in Steubenville, Jefferson Co, OH. He died on 20 May 1895 in Wirt County,
WV. Known as H.H. Miller.
From History of Wirt Co (written by N.W. Thomas):
Buffalo Methodist Church in Wirt County was located on a ridge between the head
of Thorn's Run and Falling Timber Run. It was first organized in 1878. Church
had a class called "Falling Timber Methodist Class" They met in a log
house which was also used for school. Among the first members were H.H. Miller
and Elvira A his wife. The new church (Methodist Protestant) was built on 1/2
acre deeded to trustees HH Miller et. al. 2/25/1886.
HH Miller and wife are both buried at cemetery at rear of church and stone was
in good condition as of 4/23/1992 when we visited church and cemetery.
1900 Henry Hamilton Miller bought 83 acres at the head of Falling Timber near
Buffalo Church in Wirt Co at $5 per acre. In 1921 daughter Mary Emma Miller
and husband William Dountain Dotson sold those 83 acres to Oscar Hupp for $10
per acre. Surface only. ( No mineral rights).
Henry Hamilton Miller was one of the earliest certified teachers in Wirt Co,
WV. Elvira Ann Thorn and Henry Hamilton Miller had the following children:
Anna Jane Miller.
Ella May Miller.
Margaret Delilah Miller.
Sarah Elvira Miller.
John Henry Miller.
Clyde Fleming Miller.
Mary Emma Miller.
Gertrude Lenoir Miller.
Delbert Sprague Miller.
Josephine Ethel Miller.