Miller, Bowradden

Miller, Bowradden

Male 1848 - 1901  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Miller, Bowradden  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Mar 1848  Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Ashland, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1892  Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Miller, B.A., potter, res Colorado ave cor San Pedro 
    Residence 1900  Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    StreetAddress: North Commercial St; Age: 52; Occupation: Salesman 2nd Hand; AbleToSpeakEnglish: Yes; CanRead: Yes; CanWrite: Yes; EnumerationDistrict: 0065; HomeOwnership: R; MonthsUnEmployedPastYear: 0; OwnsFarm: H; YearsMarried: 28; MaritalStatus: Married; RelationToHead: Head 
    Died 27 May 1901  Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried Trinidad, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Masonic Cemetary
    Person ID I2576  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 

    Father Miller, Amzi,   b. Abt 1823, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Ripley, Brown County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Moses, Maria Elvira,   b. 3 Oct 1821, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1909, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 4 Jul 1843  Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Documents
    Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980
    Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980
    Family ID F1797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clifford, Pashie Reiger,   b. 1857, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 4 Jul 1872  Sullivan, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 9
    Children 
     1. Miller, Infant Twin,   b. 17 Mar 1878,   d. 1879  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     2. Miller, Infant Twin,   b. 17 Mar 1878,   d. 1879  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Miller, Beulah A,   b. 10 Aug 1886, Benton, Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1967, Los Angeles Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Miller, George O,   b. 5 Sep 1898, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Miller, James P,   b. Jun 1879, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Miller, Ollie,   b. Sep 1881, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Miller, Pattie,   b. 1880, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Documents
    1900 United States Federal Census - Bowradin Miller
    1900 United States Federal Census - Bowradin Miller
    Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 - Pashie Reiger Clifford
    Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 - Pashie Reiger Clifford
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar 1848 - Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Jul 1872 - Sullivan, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Miller, B.A., potter, res Colorado ave cor San Pedro - 1892 - Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - StreetAddress: North Commercial St; Age: 52; Occupation: Salesman 2nd Hand; AbleToSpeakEnglish: Yes; CanRead: Yes; CanWrite: Yes; EnumerationDistrict: 0065; HomeOwnership: R; MonthsUnEmployedPastYear: 0; OwnsFarm: H; YearsMarried: 28; MaritalStatus: Married; RelationToHead: Head - 1900 - Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 May 1901 - Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1850 United States Federal Census
    1850 United States Federal Census
    1900 United States Federal Census - Bowradin Miller
    1900 United States Federal Census - Bowradin Miller
    Miller, Bowredden A. - Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900.
    Miller, Bowredden A. - Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900.
    Page 1 - Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Illinois
    Page 1 - Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Illinois
    Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 - Pashie Reiger Clifford
    Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 - Pashie Reiger Clifford
    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

    Headstones
    BA Miller Headstone
    BA Miller Headstone
    Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904
    Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904

  • Notes 

    • Per notes of Leo Cox, Great Uncle "Ben" Miller settled in Colorado and lived in Trinidad for some time. He and wife had one or more children. One daughter,
      Della Butler is married and lived in KS.

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      LIfe sketch of "Bowredden Amzi Miller" from familysearch.org - https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L7SC-LCM

      Bowredden Amzi Miller had red hair, blue eyes, a light complexion and stood about 5' 6" tall when he joined the Union Army on January 2nd, 1864 to serve in the Civil War at the rank of Private. He was mustered in to the Illinois 28th Infantry Battalion, Company D, on 15 February 1864 in Natchez, Mississippi. He claimed on this date to be 22 years of age (which would make his birth year approximately 1842). Not long after enlisting, in May 1864, the entire company was given furlough, and his sister Polly remembered that Bowredden came back to visit the family in Illinois. The entire company reported back to Camp Butler Illinois on May 29th, and returned to Natchez Mississippi on the 8th of July.

      Bowredden's company reconnoitered to Homachita River, Mississippi in October 1864 under the command of Colonel Osborn, Second United States Colored Cavalry. The Unit then spent much of the final months of the war stationed in and around Louisiana, with several treacherous travels by ship, before participating in the fourteen day siege of Spanish Fort, Alabama.

      When his company was mustered out in Texas in July 1865, Bowredden re-enlisted for 3 years as a Private in Battery "M", 1st United States Artillery. Though he was returned to the original company in September, the War Department intervened and reassigned him to Battery "M" at Brownsville, Texas, on December 1, 1865.

      On December 28th, Battery "M" embarked on the Steamer "Tampico" for New York City, arriving on January 15th, 1866. Bowredden's company was stationed at Fort Hamilton, New York when he deserted from service on May 21st, 1866.

      Sometime after this, Bowredden lived with a woman named "Sarah" in Missouri. After the couple separated, Sarah apparently removed to the neighborhood of Schuyler County, Illinois, where Bowredden's mother lived. This person called herself "Sarah Miller," and asserted that she was Bowredden's wife, before moving on again after a couple of years. Bowredden later admitted to his mother that he had lived with Sarah for a time, but claimed he had not married her. It is not known if Sarah claimed any children from this relationship.

      When he married Pashie (Patience) Rieger (Klopfer) on the 4th of July 1873 in Sullivan County, Missouri, Bowredden stated that he had never been married before. The marriage license also reported a fictitious name: Benjamin A. Primrose.

      Pashie apparently learned of the correct surname by 1880, because when she and son (James) Patrick were enumerated without Bowredden on the 1880 census as boarders in small town in Vernon County, Missouri not far east of Fort Scott, Kansas, she gave the surname Miller.

      Pashie and Bowredden's children Patrick and Ollie were born in Missouri. Beulah was born in Arkansas, and many years later red-haired George August was born in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado. The 1900 census reports that Pashie had given birth to 7 children, but only 4 were then living. Ten years later, 8 childbirths were reported, but with only 4 living children, so apparently the 8th child also died young.

      Bowredden visited his sister Polly in southeast Iowa for four days sometime around 1896, and probably also visited his mother in Illinois at the same time, but did not bring Pashie or any of their children with him. Pashie and Polly maintained a written correspondence from time to time.

      While living in Trinidad, Colorado, Bowredden was publicly known as "Benjamin A. Miller," with that name appearing in city directories and on the 1900 census. Bowredden passed away on the 27th of May, 1901, and was buried in Trinidad. Pashie requested benefits on account of Bowredden's service in the Civil War. A headstone was placed, but the initial request for widow's benefits was denied due to Bowredden's post-war desertion.

      Benefits were apparently authorized at some point, however, because at her death, Pashie had been receiving a monthly widow's allowance.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census Schyuler Co., IL, Ashland Twp, page 337.

    2. [S1756] Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92; Series Number: M1845.
      Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904
      Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904


    3. [S1219] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1850; Census Place: Ashland, Schuyler, Illinois; Roll: M432_128; Page: 337A; Image: 77.
      1850 United States Federal Census
      1850 United States Federal Census


    4. [S1615] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
      U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995


    5. [S1115] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;), Year: 1900; Census Place: Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado; Page: 29; Enumeration District: 0065; FHL microfilm: 1240126.
      Record for Benjamin A Miller
      1900 United States Federal Census - Bowradin Miller
      1900 United States Federal Census - Bowradin Miller


    6. [S279] Personal Records of Linda Green, Linda Green, green@chipsnet.com, Morrisonville, IL, (Name: Imported February, 2001;).
      Date of Import: Nov 11, 2001

    7. [S237] Marriage Records, 1840-1916, Summit Co., OH, Ohio probate court, Summit Co., OH.

    8. [S966] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;).
      Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980
      Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980


    9. [S501] Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm].
      Record for Miss Pashe Clifford
      Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 - Pashie Reiger Clifford
      Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 - Pashie Reiger Clifford