MILLER, George Funston

Male 1809 - 1885  (76 years)


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  • Name MILLER, George Funston 
    Born 5 Sep 1809  Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • MILLER, George Funston, representative, was born in Chillisquaque township, Northumberland county, Pa., Sept. 5, 1809; son of John T. and Sarah (Funston) Miller, and grandson of John and Susannah (Bowers) Truckenmiller. He attended the academy at Milton, Pa., engaged in teaching school, studied law and practised in Lewisburg, Pa. He was a Republican representative from the fourteenth Pennsylvania district in the 39th and 40th congresses, 1865-09; was active in establishing the University at Lewisburg in 1846; was a member of the board of curators, 1846-83, scribe, 1847-51, and secretary of the board of trustees, 1848-64. He received the honorary degree of L.L.D. from Bucknell University in 1876. He was married, Sept. 27, 1836, to An Amanda, daughter of Daniel Rose Bright, of Milton, Pa. His two sons became lawyers. He died in Lewisburg. Pa., Oct. 21, 1885.
    _UID A5334CBC624342C1A381E6E979FCC1883949 
    Died 21 Oct 1885  Lewisburg, Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I10045  Milton Families
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2016 

    Father MILLER, John T. 
    Mother FUNSTON, Sarah 
    Family ID F3236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BRIGHT, Amanda,   b. 1814,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 27 Sep 1836 
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F3235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S171] The Biographical Dictionary of America, vol. 07, 397.