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Report of Donna Wolf, researcher of Columbus, Ohio.  Ft. Meigs Cem photo -Alexander
  ...                                                                                 and Samuel ELDER gravestone --Site 070-lots 001-2.
For Descendants of JOSIAH MILLER.
1.JOSIAH MILLER was born abt 1801 in Connecticut,
and died 1865 in Wood Co, OH.
He married ELIZABETH ELDER.
She was born abt 1811 in PA, and died 1884 in Wood Co OH.

Findagrave entry:
http://tinyurl.com/chlm7qe

Elizabeth Savine Miller
born: 1810 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death:  Nov. 30, 1884, Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA

The death certificate says November 30. Cemetery records say December 30. Elizabeth had been previously married to Alexander Elder and had a son Samuel. She married Josiah Miller in 1838 and they had three children: Anthony, Mariah, and John.
 
Family links:
 Spouses:
  Alexander Elder (1807 - 1836)
  Josiah Miller (1801 - 1865)*
 
 Children:
  Emily Miller (1842 - 1843)*
  John H. Miller (1846 - 1906)*
  Josiah Miller (1853 - 1864)*
 
Burial: Fort Meigs Cemetery, Perrysburg, Wood County, Ohio, USA
Plot: Block 3 Site 70 Lot 5
 
Maintained by: Nancy Elder-Petersen
Originally Created by: Lavidaloca
Record added: Oct 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79533840
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More about JOSIAH MILLER:
Burial: November 11, 1865, Fort Meigs Cemetery, site 070-Lot 004         Miller - tall monument

 Perrysburg Township, Wood Co OH
Active member of the Perrysburg Methodist Church.

More about ELIZABETH ELDER MILLER:
Burial: December 30, 1884, Fort Meigs Cemetery, site 070-Lot 005
Perrysburg Township, Wood Co OH.

Children of JOSIAH MILLER and ELIZABETH ELDER are:
i. ANTHONY MILLER, b. abt 1841
ii. MARIAH MILLER, b. abt 1844
iii. JOHN H. MILLER, b. abt 1847      (Buried Ft. Meigs 10 Oct 1906)
 

ELIZABETH MILLER, widow of Josiah Miller (and 1st Alexander Elder)
Death record log (1 line) from Wood Co OH Probate Court:
 d. Nov. 30, 1884,  age 74 years, 4 mo. 5 days,
Occupation: Hotel Keeper, Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Penn. (no parents listed)
On Birth calculation; b. July 25, 1810

Probate Papers:
Administrator, 6 May 1886, George H. Caldwell,
sent notices to John H. Miller, son
                             Mary J. Miller, his wife
                         Elizabeth E. Wallace, daughter,  Henry Wallace (her husband)
                         Carrie E. Chamberlain (granddaughter)

1. US CENSUS, Ohio, 1850, Wood Co, Perrysburg Township, p. 207,
living in the Josiah MILLER household:
SAMUEL ELDER age 17, carpenter, b. PA [b. abt 1833]
Simeon Lees, age 26 carpenter, born Connecticut,
Elisabeth Gibson age 16, born N.Y.

Lookup for Ft. Meigs Cemetery:
Site 070, Lots 001-002:
Same stone for both:
Alexander Elder, died 2 Sep 1836, age 26y, 10m 25 day.   [calc. b. Oct.8, 1809]
Samuel Elder, died 23 Feb 1862  [b. abt 1833]
Lot 007  Walter CLARK  Buried: 22 Aug 1872

Margie Elder, b. 12 Feb 1902, d. 18 June 1967, buried in Site 084 - Lot 004
  (with Lot 001-2,3: ROETHER, Adolph, Henry, Laura, and Lot 006: ROACH, Florence J.)

In the Mausoleum at Ft. Meigs:
(#117)Elizabeth M. Elder b.1866 d. 1942
(#123) George W. Elder born 1854 died 1928. (See Catholic William Elder of Troy)
Death Certificate for George W. ELDER, b. Sept. 13, 1854, d. Dec. 3, 1928  Buried Ft. Meigs.
Father: Henry S. Elder  b. Maryland; Mother: Harriet Herbster, b. Pennsylvania
Wife Elizabeth Mary R...

2. Fort Meigs Union Cemetery Records, Wood Co Chapter, Ohio Gen Soc, 1998, p. 61.
3. Probate Court Records, Wood Co Ohio, on microfilm at the Bowling Green University Archival Center.  The records indicate that Elizabeth Miller had to sell some property in Perrysburg, Ohio to settle the debts of the estate.  At the time of their father's death the children resided in:
i.  Anthony - Columbus, KY
ii. Mariah Chamberlain, wife of Charles--Chattanoga Tenn
iii.John H. --Perrysburg.

One of the houses built by JOSIAH MILLER is still standing.
Color photo here:
http://www.historicperrysburg.org/josiah.htm
 "Bend of the River Magazine," November 1994, printed picture and article.
Story on Page 37: "Historic Perrysburg"
"Oak Log Floor Joists With Bark Still Visible in Josiah Miller House"
by C. Robert Boyd
"This well kept frame house at 422 East Second Street was built in about 1850 by JOSIAH MILLER, a well-known local carpenter.  It was originally of simple Greek Revival design, but remodeling in the early 1900s probably added Colonial Revival styling."....
  "JOSIAH MILLER was born in Connecticut in 1801.  In his early life, he worked at his trade in Savannah, Georgia, before coming here in about 1835...."
  " MILLER served as a county commissioner, a township trustee and was a member of the Methodist Church.  He was a charter member of Phoenix Lodge, F.&A.M. "  (Scottish Rite Masons of Toledo)
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Perrysburg Chapter of Scottish Rite Masons:
http://www.toledoaasr.com/Maps/map123.htm
PHOENIX #123
Perrysburg Masonic Building, 590 E. South Boundary,  Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
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Jail addition 1862:
http://www.heritagepursuit.com/Wood/WoodChapXII.htm
  ...
"Not until June 7, 1862, is there a reference made to the Civil war.
On that date, the commissioners dealt with the Military Relief Fund,
giving orders for $2,057 to 158 soldiers' families.
On June 11, the contract for  building an addition to the jail was awarded to Henry Thornton,
while the carpenter's work was awarded to Josiah Miller..."

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Donna's report on Perrysburg First United Methodist Church
Manuscript Collection, Bowling Green Univ. Archives, CACMS 624 MF (on microfilm)
Elizabeth Miller was a member of the church and resided on Third St. and
her husband was a master builder (1850-1851 records)
  Other members of the church included: H. Darling, Spafford family, J. Chappell, Mason Bull,
Clarinda Shaw, Abigail Houston, Thomas and William Bull, Goerge Flack and Aurelia Perrin.
In 1852 the list also included: Joshua Chapel, Mary A. Darling, Abram Carter, George Beck,
John Cress, James Freeman, Thomas Moore, Mary Bussard, Schuyler Beach, Luisa Bates and a
Mrs. Webb.

LAND RECORDS:
Grantor: JOHN B. ELDER
Grantee: Josiah Miller
Vol./Page: K:53
Price: $63.54
Size: 18 acres
Location: NS of SE qt of Section 13, Township 4, Range 10
Signed: 4 Nov. 1851
Recorded: 10 Nov. 1851
Witnesses: E. Huntington, Hiram Davis
Other: Land sold to John Elder by Alexander and Elizabeth Read in 1847
Note due in payment in one year.
Also Deeds Index has:
     John Elder to Josiah Miller K:53 1849
     Alexander Reed to John Elder  J:589  1849
     Mary Elder to Josiah Miller K:54 1849
 

Grantor: ELIZABETH CLARK and SAMUEL ELDER
Grantee: Josiah Miller
Vol/Page: K:249
Price: $2
Location: N 12/In-Lot 413, Perrysburg, Wood Co OH
Signed: 13 Aug. 1850
Recorded: 24 Aug 1850
Witnesses: E. Huntington, Samuel Birdsall, Mary Richardson
Elizabeth Clark married to George W. Clark
Elizabeth Clark and Samuel Elder heirs at large of Alexander Elder (Deceased)

JOSIAH MILLER to MARY ELDER Vol. K. p54
[John ELDER's wife is Mary Morehouse ELDER]
JOSIAH MILLER sold land to MARY ELDER for $100 10 acres in the
N. 1/2 of S.E. qt. of Sec. 12, Township 4, n. of Range 10.
Signed 4 Nov. 1851, recorded 11 Nov. 1851.
Witnessed by E. Huntington and James Telleson.

Joseph ELDER to Nancy Sutton Vol. 28, p.312
 [Joseph is John Elder's son, b. 1836, served in Civil War, OH]                 See JOSEPH ELDER Civil War Pension
Joseph sold 10 acres of land to Nancy Sutton, located in the
N. 1/2 of the S.E. quarter of Sec 13, Township 4, Range 10.
 The land had originally been sold to JOSIAH MILLER in 1845.
Deed was signed 12 Apr. 1866, witnessed by Josiah ELDER and Robert McMahon,
and was recorded 15 Feb. 1867.

Josiah M. ELDER to Joseph ELDER Vol. 28, p.315                                   See JOSIAH ELDER Civil War Pension
[Josiah is John Elder's son, b. 1848, served in Civil War, OH]
Josiah ELDER sold the undivided 1/5th of 10 acres mentioned in above deed.
The deed was signed 12 Apr. 1866, and witnessed by Robert and Emily McMahon.
It was recorded 15th Feb. 1867.

Joseph ELDER and Josiah ELDER are buried in Petersburg, Monroe Co MI,
GAR markers, see Petersburg photos:
eldercem2.htm

More about:
Josiah's sister Elizabeth:
death of Elizabeth ELDER MERCER,
reported on 16 APRIL 1857,
in the publication titled
"DEFIANCE, FULTON, HENRY, PAULDING,
PUTNAM, WILLIAMS and WOOD COUNTIES OHIO,
Newspaper Obituary Abstracts, 1838-1870.
Received 2 newspaper items,
Perrysburg Journal, April 9 and 16, 1857.
Elizabeth died on Wednesday April 8, 1857.
She lived from Friday to Wed. No burial info.

The abstract says
"MERCER, Mrs.--Portage,
burned, w/o John, d/o Coroner ELDER."

(We also know now that her father JOHN ELDER
was coroner in that time period, from BEERS
history of Wood County).
JOHN MERCER remarried
Amanda CREPS,
and is buried in Bowling Green.
Need to find burial location for ELIZABETH ELDER MERCER,
and her parents, MARY MOREHOUSE ELDER (d. before 1860)
and for JOHN ELDER ( d. abt 1863.)  Family letters
say that Elizabeth was "burned in a washday fire".
 

Death of  SAMUEL ELDER     Perrysburg Journal article
reported on 6 MAR 1862
found in the publication titled
"DEFIANCE, FULTON, HENRY, PAULDING,
PUTNAM, WILLIAMS and WOOD COUNTIES OHIO,
Newspaper Obituary Abstracts, 1838-1870.
The abstract says
"6 MAR 1862  ELDER, Samuel--on train, 25 ult,
step-son/o JOSIAH MILLER, bur here"

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