02 June 2011

Millers In Swarz Creek, Michigan

Swartz Creek, Michigan, is where I attended school K-8.  Miller Road, named after early settlers, was the the town's main street.  Mary Crapo School was on Miller Road, as was a General Motors facility. 

From an article "Swartz Creek Rich In Genesee County History," published in the Flint Journal on April 6, 2008:

• In 1836, Enos Miller, son of Swartz Creek founder Adam Miller, reputedly became the first white man to fell a tree in Clayton Township. He was 14 at the time. The road the Millers cleared along an American Indian trail is now known as Miller Road. [The Enos Miller House, built in 1870, can be seen here]

Enos Miller had a son named Clarence.  Was he the Clarence who married Mary Ingalls on June 7, 1870, in Shiawassee Co., Michigan? 

United States Census, 1870 [Genesee Co., MI]
Enos Miller    M    48y
Martha Miller    F    42y
      Clarence Miller    M    20y
Morgan Miller    M    18y
Wilbert Miller    M    16y
Archie Miller    M    8y
John Miller    M    6y
Cassius Miller    M    4y
Emma Holden    F    22y

Floyd Miller, son of Clarence and Mary (Ingalls) Miller, married Mae Nash, daughter of auto magnate, Charles W. Nash.  According to this site, Floyd Miller, son of Clarence and Mary (Ingalls) Miller, died in 1894, before the marriage date of October 20, 1904.  However, the marriage record clearly stated that Floyd's parents were those listed above.  It is believed that Floyd is the grandson of Enos Miller.

According to this article in the Flint Journal dated April 10, 2011, this year is the 175th anniversary of the Miller Settlement.  The Swartz Creek Hometown Days celebration is slated for June 2 - 5, 2011.

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