**~**John the son of Garrett Miller and Elizabeth Switzer. ~~~He married his cousin Nancy Ann Neville. Together they were the parents of 10 children: Garrett;Anthony;Mary;Rev. Aaron Dougal;Matilda;Ann;Margaret;Elizabeth;Rebecca Ballard and Mitchell Neville. ~~*~~He was an uncompromising opponent of everything that seemed to him to be an infringement on old Methodism. The good man grew eloquent on such topics as free seats in our churches, the rights of the poor, the good old congregational singing, the minister reading two lines of the hymn in church, kneeling during public prayer, becoming seriousness at all times in the House of God; on these topics and kindred subjects, John was a strong man. His class and his church loved him. All found in him a good counsellor, a warm friend, and a consistent member of the church. It was a great pleasure to him to entertain the ministers of the gospel; as his father did in this respect so did he, and, ,his brothers also. ~~He calmly fell asleep on the 15th of Jan.,1864, leaving a large family following him on the same path to Heaven. It is a little remarkable that these three brothers should have passed away from earth within 3 months of each other; William died 20 Oct 1863//Garrett died 28 Dec 1863 and John followed the next month. Although living within a short distance from each other, neither was permitted to see the other during their last illness.