Robert L MILLER Stella Malissa BUTLER Jennie NOMAIDENNAME Mini tree diagram

D Jesse MILLER1,2,3,4,5,6,7

12th Jul 18972,3,4,5,6,7 - Dec 19646

Life History

12th Jul 1897


Dec 1964


Dec 1964

Buried in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

Other facts


Married Stella Malissa BUTLER


  • In 1900, Jesse Miller is 2 years old.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 3A, Hse #37, Fam #38
    Miller, Robt L Head W M Jan 1874  26 Married 5 years AR MS MS Farmer Owns
    Miller, Jennie Wife W M Feb 1876  24 Married 5 years 2 children/2 living AR GA AR Dairy Woman
    Miller, Maud Dau W F Aug 1895  4 AR AR AR
    Miller, Jesse Son W M Sep 1897 2  AR AR AR
    Wright, Lete [Lettie?] Sister W F Nov 1879  20 Single  AR GA AR
    Wright, Lee R Brother W M Dec 1886  21 Single  AR GA AR Farm Laborer
    Wright, Robt Brother W M Nov 1889  10 Single AR GA AR Farm Laborer

    The relationship of the Wright individuals to the Millers is not clear.  They be half-siblings, or more likely step-siblings, of Robert Miller.  Jesse's birth date in 1997 is a year earlier than reported by him in his WWI draft registration and in the Social Security records.  The earlier report, in this case, would seem to be the more likely correct, reported, we assume, by his parents.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 May, North Prairie Township, District 12, p 9B, Hse/Fam #172
    Miller, R L Head 36 Married 15 years AR MS MS Farmer Owns
    Miller, Jennie Wife 34 Married 15 years 5 children/4 living AR GA AR
    Miller, Mandie Dau F W 14 Single AR AR AR
    Miller, Jesie [sic] Son M W 12 Single AR AR AR
    Miller, Edna Dau F W 7 Single AR AR AR
    Miller, Robert Lee Son M W 2 Single AR AR AR

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Jesse Miller
    Residence Van, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Birth Date: 12 Sep 1898 Arkansas County
    Occupation Farmer
    Employed by Nearest Relative (Father?) R L Miller, Van, Arkansas
    Short, Stout, Grey Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 Stuttgart, Arkansas Arkansas
    Signed Jesse Miller, Monticello, Arkansas

    Notice that the date of birth on the draft card is different by two days from the date on the Social Security records below.  I don't understand the import of the name of the town Monticello, Arkansas, written below his name.  His residence is reported as Van, which is in Arkansas County, while Monticello is two counties farther south in Drew County.  In general, I give more weight to the earlier date, especially where it appears to be reported by the individual themselves.  As commented above, this principle leads me to support the date reported in the 1900 census by his parents.  Thus the year will come from the 1900 census, but and the day comes form the WWI draft registration.  Further records may clarify this at a future time.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 February, District 15, page 6A, Hse/Fam #111
    Miller, Robt L Head Owns M W 46 AR MS AR Farmer
    Miller, Jennie Wife F W 43 AR AR AR
    Miller, Jess Son M W 22 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Miller, Robt Son M W 11 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    Miller, Mabel Dau F W 5 AR AR AR

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 April, Prairie Township, District 25, page 1B, DeWitt and Ethel Rd, Hse #14, Fam #15
    Miller, Jesse Head Rents M W  32 First married at age 22 AR AR AR Farmer [b abt 1898]
    White, Stella M Wife F W  30 First married at age 20 AR AR AR [b abt 1900]

    Social Security Death Index
    Jesse Miller
    Born 14 Jul 1898
    Died Dec 1964
    Last Residence not reported
    SSN 431-32-1503 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)


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