Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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MILLER, WILLIAM H. -- Born in Mayfield, Mason County, Kentucky, in 1811. He was 5 feet 5 inches high; of dark complexion; blue eyes and black hair, and was a farmer by occupation. He was enlisted by Captain Joseph P. Lynch March 1, 1836, at the home of Asa Mitchell. The foregoing information is found on an original muster roll of Captain William W. Hill's Company. Mr. Miller was Fourth Sergeant in Captain Hill's Company. His San Jacinto Donation Certificate No. 898 for 640 acres of land was issued May 18, 1839. He stated in applying for a Headright Certificate for one-third of a league of land from the Fort Bend County Board June 7, 1838 that he came to Texas in 1834. He was living in Washington County.

Mr. Miller died in Washington County in 1856. His widow Mrs. Polena Miller was appointed administratrix of his estate May 5, 1856, as is shown in Book D, page 72, Probate Minutes of Washington County.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Fourth Sergeant
  • Company: Lieut. Robert Stevenson

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1811
  • Birthplace: Kentucky, Mason County, Mayvield
  • Came to Texas: 1834
  • Date of Death: 1855, Oct. 22
  • Donation Certificate: 898
  • Profession: Farmer
  • Wife: Polena (Paulina) Miller Levey
  • Children: Elizabeth Miller Hughes; Mary Miller Cullins; Julia Miller Smith; Amanda Miller Middleton; Eliza Miller Palmer; one son died in infancy; Zilla Miller Houston