They were born near Opelousas, LA. Their father, Jean Miller, and NOT Jean Baptiste Miller, as many records show, was married first to Marie Francoise Mayer in 1796 and then to Marie Magdelaine Boutin in 1816. Marie M. Boutin is Pierre's mother. She is buried at Circle Cemetery on Cow Island, Cameron Parish, LA. Jean fathered eleven children with his first wife M. F. Mayer. She gave birth to two sets of twins. Jean fathered nine more children with Marie M. Boutin with one set of twins, Pierre and his brother.
Both Pierre and Joseph are Civil War Veterans. Unfortunately Joseph never
returned home. Many believe that Joseph died near Shreveport. Based on all
information reviewed, it appears that he died in a Port Hudson military
hospital. Minos D. Miller, Sr. stated in 1937 that the last word about him was that he had been wounded and a leg had been amputated. This supports "Miles
Legion" report of June 27, 1863 that a Joseph Miller suffered a gunshot wound
and amputation of the right leg above the knee.
Pierre was an early settler of Cameron Parish.. He married Emelia Broussard in the church on June 29, 1867. Their first of 14 children was born in 1853 after a civil marriage ceremony in March 1852. Pierre remained a Catholic until 1899 then became a Methodist. The civil marriage was conducted by Milledge McCall who was a medical doctor serving in Civil War and one of the early pioneers in Vermilion Parish. When Emelia died in 1876, Pierre, or "Pete" as he was called, married Mary Rand in 1889. They both died in 1914 and are buried together at Lake View Cemetery in Lake Arthur, LA.
Many successful members of this family have continued the tradition of hard
work, sound family relationships and achieving a good eduction. More details about this family can be found in the Pierre Valcour Miller Family book.