Monday, September 29, 2008

William Jasper Miller

William Jasper Miller and wife, Catherine Wright Miller with son, Earl George Miller (age 4). Photo was taken in San Antonio about 1891. The photo was given by Judge George Miller, grandson, to J.Taylor Brite, of Pleasanton, who provided it for the blog. The Miller's were from Amite County, Mississippi and settled in the Benton City area of Atascosa County, Texas before the Civil War. William Jasper and his brothers, Martin and Arnold served the C.S.A.

The story is that Little Earl George Miller wasn't wearing shoes, so the photographer set a pair of boots in front of his feet to look like he was wearing them. Also, there was a hole in the brim of the hat he is holding and he has his finger through it.

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