Catawba County, NC
Cemetery Records

Old St. Paul's Cemetery, Newton NC

Rev. Adam Miller Tombstone

Rev. Adam Miller

[Tombstone Inscriptions of the Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery 1702-1967
Neal D. Wilfong, 1969. Stone #141 , pg. 18]
Photo by Derick S. Hartshorn

Rev. Adam Miller
[Life Sketches of Lutheran Clergy..., pg. 309]

Stone transcription:

Born in Scott Co. Va. Feb. 23
1801, and Died at his late
Residence Feb. 13, 1868,
Aged 66 yrs. 11 mos. and 18 days.

A safe and able divine; a
Staunch and constant friend of Civil and religious liberty;
and an uncompromising opponent
To innovation in doctrine or Discipline.
A pastor of the Evangelical lutheran church 42 year.

Farewell dear friends, though cold in death
I'll speak to you but not with breath
My troubles and trials are now all past
And here in my grave, I rest at last.

Remember well the vows you made,
When on your heads my hands were laid
And in all your trials to Jesus look
Who is all in all as saith His Book.

Wife and children my innocent doves,
Our Father in Heaven his children loves,
And when they ask Him for his grace
He never turns away His face;

Wife children friends foes and all,
You unto Christ I cannot call,
But when I quit this resting place,
I'd like in Heaven to greet your face,

I have fought a good fight;
I have Finished my course;
I have kept the faith. 2 Tim. 4,7.



Date~Place of Birth: February 23, 1801, Scott County, VA.

Parent: John Miller, nephew of Adam Miller, Sr.

First Spouse~Marriage Date: Mary Ann (Rudisill) Miller; 1829. Children of First Marriage: Catherine, S. Gerard and Frances (died at sixteen years).

Second Spouse~Marriage Date: Susan (Carpenter) Miller; 1857. Children of Second Marriage: Gertrude and Candace. Ordination: Ordained Deacon, 1825 and Pastor 1826 by Tennessee Synod.

Calls: Fifteen in North Carolina, 1831-46, most from six to ten years; Grace, St. John, St. Paul, and St. Stephen in Catawba County; Daniel's, Emmanuel, St. Luke, St. Paul, and Trinity in Lincoln County; Antioch and Bethel in Gaston County; Morning Star in Mecklenburg County; Mt. Moriah in Rowan County; Friendship in Alexander County; St. Martin~inStanly County.

Other: Secretary, Tennessee Synod, 1835. Withdrew from Tennessee Synod in October 1846, with others in project to organize The Reorganized Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod, a small synod that eventually united with The Joint Synod of Ohio. Petitions for his reinstatement from St. James, Greene County, Tenn., and Salem, Cocke County, Tenn., were submitted to 1847 Convention of Tennessee Synod and considered, but the Synod declined request. Later joined Joint Synod of Ohio.

Date of Death/Burial Location: February 13, 1868; St. Paul Cemetery, near Newton, N.C.
[Source: Life Sketches of Lutheran Clergy, North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Atecedents, 1773-1999; Licensed and Ordained Lutheran Clergy - 1999; Historical Works Committee, North Carolina Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1988 Synod Drive, Salisbury, NC 28144]


Additional facts:

1. Rev. Adam MILLER was born on 23 Feb 1801 in Scott County, VA. He died on 13 Feb 1868 in Catawba County, NC and was buried in Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery. Rev. Adam MILLER and Susan ROBERTS were married about 4 Aug 1857 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Susan ROBERTS was born on 20 Jun 1823 in North Carolina. She died on 14 Sep 1913 in Catawba County, NC and was buried in Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery. They had the following children:

+2 i. Susan F. Gertrude MILLER (born on 28 Jun 1858).

+3 ii. Candace MILLER (born about 1859).

Rev. Adam MILLER and Mary Ann [Rudasill] RUDISILL were married on 22 Aug 1829 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Mary Ann [Rudasill] RUDISILL (daughter of Michael [Rudasill] RUDISILL and Elizabeth "Betsy" DETTER) was born in 1814 and died on 25 Dec 1851 in Catawba County, NC. She was buried in Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery. They had the following children:

+4 i. Catherine E. MILLER (born about 1830).

5 ii. Unk. son of Adam & Mary MILLER born abtout 1830. Probably died in infancy.

+6 iii. S. G. MILLER (born about 1832).

7 iv. Frances E. MILLER was born in 1836 and died on 29 Dec 1851 in Catawba County, NC and was buried in Old St. Paul's Church Cemetery.

[SOURCES: DS Hartshorn-personal notes-references upon request]


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