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  • ID: I2569
  • Name: Christopher C. (Stokely Stofe Stafe) MILLER
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1819 in TN (5'4", 143, dark eyes)
  • Death: 22 OCT 1897 in Jefferson County, Tennessee (date per his CW pension file) 1
  • Note:
    If you're looking for a good list of MILLER persons in a good cemetery list FROM MANY CEMETERIES ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES try:


    SOUTHERN CLAIMS application for compensation from the Union for soldiers who "came and stole his corn right out of the field", John P. Edmonds gives witness account. Says "the claimant by marriage is my uncle."
    John P.'s mother is Delila HALL.
    Christopher's first wife was Lucy HALL.
    Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880
    Tennessee Jefferson M Miller, Christopher (16687) Page 40
    Given Name: Christopher
    Surname: Miller
    He got $100 for the corn.


    These are the four wives listed in his Civil War Pension File with same names as shown on Ancestry TN marriages. I HAVE NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT proved the children yet. Don't copy me.

    Christopher Miller + Lucy Hall 20 Nov 1840 Jefferson
    (children: Sarah, Moses, Elizabeth) (Susan??)

    Christopher Miller + Nancy Parratt (sic) 13 Sep 1850 Jefferson
    (Susan?? , Jacob?? )

    Christopher Miller + Malinda Parrott 17 May 1853 Jefferson

    Christopher Miller + Sena Reneau (Lucena "Sena/Cena" BURCHFIEL--widow of Isaac Wesley Reneau) 10 Dec 1861 Jefferson

    1850 Jefferson
    Stokely Miller 35 (yes, it says Stokely. And Moses, Susan and Benjamin's DCs have something like that and there's a circuit court record for Stofe Miller from 1885)
    Nancy 20
    Sarah 8
    Moses 6
    Elizabeth 5
    Susan 2
    Vineyard Brimer 55
    who is JUST ABOVE
    Thomas Moore and Falby Hall and her two Edmonds girls.

    In Falby HALL (Edmonds, Moore, Brimer)'s application for widow's benefits for the War of 1812 service to her third husband Vineyard Brimer, (and then I stopped writing the notes. Note to self: find what I was going to write.)

    Here are two entries on the TVA list for a Nancy and Linda. They are in ADJACENT graves but no dates.
    Miller Nancy ((2nd wife of Chris)) 0 0 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-382 1942 Pleasant Hill 40 Hart
    Miller Linda ((Melinda)) 3rd wife of Chris 0 0 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-383 1942 Pleasant Hill 40 Unk

    Lucy and Delila HALL's assumed sister, Ann, shows up with her husband and 3 kids with very familiar names (as does Falby HALL who is widowed from George Jackson Edmonds, and married to a mysterious Thomas Moore in 1850 census)
    William Chambers 55 SC
    Anna 39 <1811> NC
    Phalba 15 TN
    Thomas 12 TN
    Moses 10 TN

    1860: Jefferson
    Chris Miller 40 <1820>
    M Miller 22 female
    M Miller 15 male MOSES! (more hints that deceased wife Lucy HALL might be Moses Hall's daughter?)
    E Miller 13 female
    S Miller 11 (Susan)
    J Miller 9 male (Nancy Parrott's son?)
    Benj Miller 5 male (Melinda Parrott's two boys?)
    G W Miller 1 male
    James Campbell Edmonds (WIDOWER OF LUCY'S SISTER, DELIA/DELILA HALL who has just remarried to Catherine White. Cam and Delia/Delila are parents of John P. Edmonds who is next door to (uncle) Christopher Miller in the next census) and his family.
    Robt Burchfiel's extended family

    1860 census Jefferson ONE PAGE AWAY from Christopher is "Cenia Reneau", recent widow of Isaac, and the soon-to-be new Mrs. Miller
    Cenia Renueau 26
    M.P. (female) 8
    M.A. (female) 6
    M.A. (female) 3
    Wm McCaughey 12

    MARRIAGE Christopher Miller + Sena Reneau (Lucena "Sena/Cena" Burchfiel--widow of Isaac Wesley Reneau) 10 Dec 1861 Jefferson

    1870: Jefferson
    Christopher Miller 51 <1819> TN
    Seaney Miller 37 <1832> SEANEY BURCHFIELD, widow of Isaac Reneau
    Sarah Miller 26 m:hughes
    Jacob M Miller 18
    Martha T Miller 18
    Benjamin Miller 13 (died 1932 Melinda Parrott's son-- married Barbra Lou Reneau 1880)
    George W Miller 10 (died 1936 Melinda Parrott's son -- married Elizabeth Swan)
    Margaret A Miller 14
    William W Miller 4 (Seaney/Cenia BURCHFIELD's child?)
    Lucia J Miller 2 (Seaney/Cenia BURCHFIELD's child?)
    John P. Edmonds (son of "Cam" and Delila HALL. Christopher is his "uncle by marriage")
    Mary Ann (Reneau, dau of Isaac Reneau)
    William A Burchfield 36 , etc.
    Christopher Carey
    Phalbe (Ellison, dau of Jonathan)
    William M. Edmonds (son of Wm C and Margaret Reneau)
    Rebecca J (Moore, first wife) and 2 kids

    1880: Jefferson
    Cristopher Miller 59 <1821> TN VA VA
    Cenia Miller 44 Everyone else is TN TN TN
    Sarrah Miller 37 DAUGHTER Divorced from _____?_
    William Miller 14 GRANDSON (these are listed as grandkids?) OR is this his son with Seany Burchfield.
    Lucy J. Miller 12 GRANDDAUGHTER OR is this his dau with Seany Burchfield.
    Cordelia Miller 6 GRANDDAUGHTER
    John Miller 4 GRANDSON
    Martha Miller 1 GRANDDAUGHTER
    Thomas Chambers 40
    Martha J 45
    Cristopher Ailey 18 step-son
    Benjamin Miller 23 HEAD
    Barbara 21 WIFE
    George 19 BROTHER
    Vineyard Brimer 63
    Rody (Rhoda MIller) 51

    1882: he made an affidavit for support of Mary EDMONDS Gaddas's application for her husband James A. Gaddas's Civil War Pension benefits. (also seen as Gaddes, Gaddis, Gattus, Gattis, etc.)

    January 9, 1883:
    In Falby HALL (Edmonds, Moore, Brimer)'s application for widow's benefits for the War of 1812 service for her third husband Vineyard Brimer, C. C. Miller states that he was present at the death of Falby's first husband, Jackson Edmonds in August 1848. T. J. Brimer wasn't present at the death but saw him after. He signed same affidavit.

    January 29, 1883:
    In Falby HALL (Edmonds, Moore, Brimer)'s application for widow's benefits for the War of 1812 service for her third husband Vineyard Brimer, C. C. Miller states that he was present at the death of Vineyard's first wife, Barbara Lemons in April 1850. Isaac Reneau wasn't present at the death but saw her after. He signed same affidavit. Falby was living on Hickory Ridge when she applied. (that's where William C. Edmonds and his family were living when he applied for dependent father's benefits in 1890).

    1890: Tax roll

    1900: Jefferson
    John L Cox 61 superintendent of the Asylum for the Poor
    Martha P Cox 48
    Sena Miller 67 mother-in-law Apr 1833

    FIND-A-GRAVE from DeAnna Coole.
    C. C. MILLER
    Birth: unknown
    Death: unknown
    Husband of Lucy Miller (Lucy HALL died 1848) and Senie (BURCHFIEL) Miller; both buried at Hill's Union.
    Inscription: Co F 9th Tenn Cav
    Note: No Dates On Stone

    HOWEVER---there is a listing in TVA that says this woman was born in 1770!!
    for Lucy:
    Birth: unknown
    Death: Apr., 1848
    Died / w/o C. C.
    Note: No Other Date
    for Senie:
    Birth: Apr. 30, 1833
    Death: Oct. 22, 1902
    w/o C. C.

    WE NEED TO FIND OUT where the dates of these people came from! They are listed in the TVA graves reinterment database.
    Miller Bennie 1887 1890 20 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-386 1942 Pleasant Hill 40
    This probably isn't a son of Christopher Miller. Look for another Milller household with a hole around these years and a 1900 census for a mother with uneven kids.

    WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? There is no Miller born 1782 in the 1850 census in Jefferson. Remember, it appears as if some of the "dates" on these pre-TVA moved graved were made up in 1942. Some of them are totally wrong both in birth and death and appear to be have been obtained by the "next of" person who determined where the graves would be moved when Douglas Dam was built.
    Miller Lucy 1770 1848 20 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-384 1942 Pleasant Hill 40 Unk
    Miller C. C. 1782 1852 20 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-385 1942 Pleasant Hill 40 Flu

    WE KNOW Christopher (father of Moses) wasn't born in 1782 and Lucy his wife wasn't born 12 years before that!

    Miller Senie 1843 1902 20 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-289 1942 Pleasant Hill 40 Clts
    she's two graves away from her first husband
    Reneau Isaac W. 1832 1859 20 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-291 1942 Pleasant Hill 40 Unk
    This Nichols was originally between them and got moved to Fox Cemetery.
    Nichols B. W. 1872 1897 20 TN Jefferson Pleasant Hill ME 49-290 1942 Fox 37 61 TB

    G. W. ?
    Birth: Aug. 15, 1859
    Death: Aug. 12, 1886
    Inscription: 27y 6d
    buried next to a bunch of Millers who all died young!

    DC's of three of the kids have this name for the father. See the 1850 census for Stokely.
    Moses: Stofe Miller
    Susan: Sotofe Miller
    Benjamin: Stafe Miller

    His Civil War Pension record doesn't list any name except Christopher.


    State of Tennessee)
    Jefferson County ) On this 4 day of November AD 1897 personaly came before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Jeffesron and Sate of Tennessee T.J. Brimer aged 78 years a resident of Hick Ridge Jefferson County Tennessee and William Newman aged 70 years and a resident of Hickory Ridge, Jefferson Couty Tennesse who being by me duly sworn states as follows. That they were well acquainted with Christopher C. Miller during his life time who was a Private w Co F 9 Regt Tenn Cav. Affiants were well acquainted with him and his widow Seany Miller before either of them was ever married having lived in the same neighborhood with them eversince they were small boys. They know the fact that Seany Miller had been only once married piror to her marriage to Christopher C. Miller. her first busbands name being Wesley Reneau who died about Dec 1857. That the said Christopher C. Miller had been three times married prior to his marriage to his present widow Seaney Miller. first wife was named Lucy Hall who died about April 1847. his second wife was named Nancy Parrott who died about Sept 1850 and his third wife was named Lindey Parrott who died about Aug 1857. That they were living in the neighborhood and remember the fact of the deaths of all the persons named within. Affiants boath served in the same Co and Regt in the late war with said Christopher C. Miller and have lived a neighbor to him eversince the war as well as before the war. Affiants further state that the said Christopher C. Miller died at his home near Hickory Ridge, Jefferson County Tennessee on the 22 day of October 1897. boath were present at his burial. Affiants further state that the widow Seaney Miller has not remarried since the death of her said husband but continues to remain his widow. That the said Christopher C. Miller left no children serviving him who were under sixteen years of age at the time of his death. They further state that they have no interest in the provention (?) of the claim of the widow for Pension. That their Post office address is Hickory Ridge, Jefferson County, Tennessee.
    signed T. J. Brimer
    William Newman

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4 day of Nov 1897. I certify that I have no interest in this claim and that the within affidant was read over to and fully understood by them before they signed the same.
    signed J. B. Slover, J.P

    I G W Hill Clerk of the County Court in and for the aforesaid County and Stte do hereby certify that J B Slover Esq who has signed the foregoing affidavit was at the time of so doing a Justice of the Peace in and for said County and State. Duly commissioned and sworn and that his signature hereto is genlice(?). Witness my hand and seal this 11 day of Nov 18 97.
    signed G. W. Hill Clerk, CoCk.


    Father: Jacob MILLER
    Mother: Elizabeth PRIDDY

    Marriage 1 Lucy HALL b: BET 1815 AND 1825
    • Married: 20 NOV 1840 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    1. Has Children Sarah MILLER b: ABT 1843
    2. Has No Children Moses MILLER b: 12 MAR 1844 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    3. Has Children Elizabeth (d ChrisMiller\LucyHall) MILLER b: 29 JUL 1847 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    4. Has No Children Susan MILLER b: 15 MAR 1848

    Marriage 2 Nancy PARROTT
    • Married: 13 SEP 1850 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    1. Has No Children Jacob M MILLER b: ABT 1851

    Marriage 3 Malinda "Linda" PARROTT
    • Married: 17 MAY 1853 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    1. Has No Children Benjamin MILLER b: 12 MAR 1856 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    2. Has No Children George W. MILLER b: ABT 1859

    Marriage 4 Lucena "Cena or Seney or Seany" BURCHFIEL b: APR 1833 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    • Married: 10 DEC 1861 in Jefferson, Tennessee
    1. Has No Children William W MILLER b: ABT 1866
    2. Has No Children Lucia or Lucy J MILLER b: ABT 1868

    1. Title: Civil War Pension file. Info supplied by fourth wife and widow, Seany BURCHFIEL.
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