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Dr. D.H. Camak - m. Lavonia Catherine Miller (b. 1850)

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Dr. D.H. Camak - m. Lavonia Catherine Miller (b. 1850)

Posted: 1311022792000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Camak, Miller, Leigh, Branner, Little
Lavonia Catherine Miller, who was born January 1, 1850, and married Dr. D.H. Camak.

Miller, Dr. Lucius Carl (b. 1814 S.C) & Mary Lane Leigh, dau of George and Elizabeth (Branner) Leigh

from a book found on – not in my line

Title: History of Walker County: its towns and its people
Authors: Dombhart, John Martin.
City of Publication: Thornton, Ark.
Publisher: Cayce Pub. Co.
Date: 1937
Page Count: 380
Reel/Fiche Number: Genealogy and local history; LH8570
Subject Headings: Walker County (Ala.) -- History.
Walker County (Ala.) -- Biography.
Alabama -- Walker County

Part III: The People - Early Settlers

Miller, Dr. Lucius Carl, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on December 19, 1814 and lived there until he was six years of age, when his parents moved to Forsyth County, George, where he remained until reaching manhood. In 1834 he began the study of medicine, studying under a private tutor for some time before attending medical lectures. While studying he volunteered and served for one year as a hospital steward in the Seminole Indian War. In 1836 he attended a course of lectures at the Transylvania Medical College, Lexington, Ky. Returning to his home in Georgia in the early part of 1837, he practiced medicine there during that year. In 1838 he moved to Columbiana, Alabama, and in 1839 moved to Jasper. In 1842, he moved from Jasper to Holly Grove, which place he made his home for the remainder of his life. Dr. Miller was eminently successful farmer and physician, and an honorable and useful citizen, active in all works for the welfare of his family and the advancement and prosperity of his county. During the Civil War he was captain of the Home Guard Company for Walker County. He lost mush property during the way, including about thirty slaves. Dr. Miller was elected Representative from Walker County and served during the legislative sessions of 1871 and 1872. He died on February 12, 1886, and is buried at Holly Grove. On January 16, 1842, he was married to Mary Lane Leigh, who was born near Centerville, Bibb County, Alabama, on May 1, 1823, a daughter of George and Elizabeth (Branner) Leigh. She died on October 20, 1903, and is buried at Holly Grove.

Children of Lucius Carl and Mary Lane (Leigh) Miller:
1. Erastus Washington Miller, who was born at Holly Grove March 10, 1843. In January 1862 he enlisted at Jasper as Second Lieutenant in Company L., Twenty-eighth Alabama Infantry, under Captain Musgrove, having served as a cadet at LaGrange College until the fall of 1861. He was captured at Missionary Ridge on the third day of the battle, after having received seven wounds, and was imprisoned at Johnson’s Island, near Sandusky, Ohio until the close of the war. He died on March 29, 1919. He was married to a widow, Mrs. E.T. Little, but there were no children.
2. John Dudley Miller, who was born April 17, 1847. He was in the Confederate Army for three months, and participated in the battle of Missionary Ridge, but on account of his age, his father secured his discharge. He died November 12, 1879. Never married.
3. Lavonia Catherine Miller, who was born January 1, 1850, and married Dr. D.H. Camak.
4. Dr. Virgil Maronis Miller, who was born April 26, 1852. He was a prominent physician at Townley for a number of years. He died September 17, 1897. He never married.

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