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John Richard Miller Papers

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Rev. Miller was a Baptist pastor in a number of churches in North Carolina. His memoirs were written at the request of his children. His memoirs began with his birth in 1864, and continue until ca. 1940.

In addition to his chronological memoirs he wrote sketches of Baptist churches where he served as pastor in the Randolph, Liberty, Stanly, Kings Mountain, Pee Dee, Burnt Swamp, and Robeson Baptist associations.

Biographical and Historical Note

Rev. Miller was a Baptist pastor in a number of Baptist churches in North Carolina. His memoirs were written at the request of his children. His memoirs began with his birth in 1864, and continue until ca. 1940.

Collection Overview

Collection includes Miller's memoirs and his sketches of the following Baptist churches where he served as pastor in the Randolph, Liberty, Stanly, Kings Mountain, Pee Dee, Burnt Swamp, and Robeson Baptist associations: Jackson's Creek [E] (1871-09), 1897-99; Worthville (1891), 1898-1902; Holloways (1831), 1898-1906; Valley [E] (1892-1907); Rich Fork (1884), 1899-1906; Reeds (1839), 1899-1906; Jersey (1755, 1784) 1902-06; Palmerville, 1906-08; Ebenezer (Badin Baptist Church) (1836), 1906-08; Prospect (1906-08); Corinth [Now East Corinth (1868?)], 1906-08;  Whitney Mission, Stanly County, 1906-08; Green Street (1900), 1908-12;  Kings Mountain First (1890); 1912-16;  Grover First (1878), 1912-16; Oak Grove (1897), 1914-16; Pattersons Grove (1884); 1915-16; 1915-16;  East Kings Mountain (1915) [Now Kings Mountain Second](1915), 1915-16; Fairmont First (1794), 1916-22; Back Swamp (1839); Raynham (1905); 1916-18; Pleasant Hope (1887), 1916-19; Barnsville (1871), 1917-18; Baltimore (1911), 1918-22, 1937-38;  Norwood First (1879), 1922-25;  Silver Springs (1857), 1922-25;  Kernersville First (1884), 1925-30;  New Friendship (1827), 1925-30;  Raeford First (1899), 1930-36; Spring Hill (1813), 1930-36; Mount Zion (1866), 1937-40;  Pembroke First (1895), and  Back Swamp (1839), 1939.

This collection also contains a folder of biographical materials transferred from the Biography files; a photocopy of a photograph of Rev. Miller and his daughter Vida in front of a brick bungalow; descendants of John Richard Miller, and other genealogical and biographical information.

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Miller, John Richard
Title
John Richard Miller Papers,
ID
MS533
Date [inclusive]
1899-1940
Extent
0.25 linear feet  1 half-letter box
General Physical Description note
1
Mixed materials [Box]
1

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2005
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Preferred Citation
MS 533, John Richard Miller Papers, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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