Descendants of Peter Miller and Margaret Cameron

Peter Miller (or Millar) was born in 1807, probably in County Antrim, Ireland. In 1870, he and his wife, Margaret Cameron, were living in Broughdone, Cullybackey, in County Antrim. Peter died in Ballymena in 1879, and Margaret passed away after 1870.


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  • Letter from Ireland, 1870
    In my collection of documents is a copy of this wonderful letter, written to my great-great-grandfather, John (or William John) Miller, by his father, Peter. Peter and his wife, Margaret, were still living in Broughdone, near Cullybackey, in Northern Ireland at the time, and John and his family had settled in Scott County, Iowa. Broughdone,Continue reading “Letter from Ireland, 1870”


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I can’t possibly share all of my family photographs here. Instead, I’ve chosen a select few favorites, mainly group photos. More pictures, particularly of individuals, can be found through my Thal-Gephart Family Tree accessible through my Ancestry profile. I am always looking for more pictures. If you have any to share, please contact me.

Millers and Copleys, probably at the time of the wedding of Mary McKee Miller and Thomas Copley, 1894, Scott County, Iowa:

L to R: Thomas Copley, James Miller, Lizzie Miller, Mary Miller Copley.

William John Miller with son and sons-in-law, early 1900s. Photographer – Ferguson’s Studio, Reinbeck, Iowa.

Standing (L to R): Thomas Mooty, Luther Hostetter, Walter Miller, Thomas Copley, James Miller

Seated (L to R): James Mooty, Jacob H. Long, William John Miller, John Copley.

William John and Nancy Miller and Family, 1893:

Standing (L to R): Henrietta, James, Jemima, Nancy, and Margaret Miller

Seated (L to R): William John, Lizzie, Sadie, Nancy, and Mary Miller.

Mary Miller Copley and her children, Morrison, Iowa, 1909:

Back row (L to R): Ruth Copley, Mary Miller Copley, Lois Copley

Front row (L to R): Nina Copley, John Miller Copley, Thomas Copley.

Grandchildren of William John and Nancy Megaw Miller, ca. 1908, Iowa. Identified by Allene Long Huxman.

Back row (L to R): Ellis Copley, James W. Mooty, Charles Mooty, Mina Copley.

Fifth row (L to R): Thomas V. Mooty, Thomas E. Mooty, Birtus Copley, John L. Copley, James A. Mooty, John W. Mooty, Ida Copley.

Fourth row (L to R): Verna Long (seated), Winnie Mooty (seated), William Copley, Ira Long, Harold Miller, Dwight Mooty, Anna Copley (standing)

Third row (L to R): Allen Long (held by Verna), Helen Hostetter, Dale Copley (baby), Wava Copley (holding Miller Copley), Cora Miller, Rhoda Copley.

Second Row (L to R): Lyle Miller, Friend Miller (in sailor suit).

Front Row (L to R): Wava Long, Allene Copley, Lois Copley, Ruth Copley, Thomas Copley, Nina Copley, Chester Long, James I. Miller

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