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Miller, Sophia. Sophia Miller and her Descendants, GA and Liberia
Sophia Miller and her Descendants, GA and Liberia
by Eric Jackson

Sophia Miller is my 4th great grandmother. I am descended from her son John Miller.

- Oral History from Majorie Woods states that she was sold into slavery in Savannah Georgia.

- In 1850 Sophia Miller and her family were listed as freed blacks on the Lowndes County, Georgia Census. They live in the area of Hahira, Georgia

- Sophia's Children are John, Aaron, Jake (Jack), and Amanda

- In 1860 they are listed on the Thomasville, Georgia, Freedmen registery. Most of Sophia's family move backd to Lowndes County, Georgia.

- In 1863 John and Aaron Miller purchase 490 acres of land with the help of a guardian.

- In 1872, due to much local unrest, Aaron Miller and his family immigrate to Liberia Africa. Aaron dies in Liberia leaving his brother John as the administrator of the estate.

- John Miller's sons accumulate a great deal of land bordering the Little River. Augustus (500 acres) and Isaac (490 acres). Isaac lost his land in the 1920's due to a law suit and a good portion of Augustus' land was sold in 1950's.

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