F.N. MILLER, editor of the Manchester Times and a prominent citizen of Manchester, was born at Port Hudson, La., on December 5, 1853, the son of Albert and Delilah (Saunders) MILLER, the former born October 18, 1822, in Indiana, and the latter May 1, 1832, in Kentucky, and still living in Port Hudson, La. The parents were married about 1846. In 1861 the elder MILLER enlisted in the Confederate Company E, Twenty-first Mississippi Regiment Infantry, and was killed in the battle of Chickamauga in 1863. He was a successful brick-mason.
Our subject is the third of five children, and after a good academical education he served an apprenticeship as printer at Woodville, Miss., for four years. In 1869 he made a nine year’s tour of western cities, working in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky and Nebraska. Returning to Tennessee in 1879 he spent a year in Union City, and then bought a half interest in a journal called Our Country in Dresden. A year later he went to Nashville and entered the Banner office, and in 1881 came to Manchester and established the Times, which, through his constant attention and ability, has become recognized as one of the leading Democratic journals in this section of the country. Published at $1 per year, it has a circulation of 600.
December 14, 1880, our subject was married to Alice J. CASTLEMAN, born March 16, 1856, in Weakley County, Tenn. She is a lady of intelligence and culture. The two children who were born to them (both daughters) died in infancy. Mr. MILLER is a stanch Democrat and the columns of the Times are made to mirror his political faith. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, while his wife is a Missionary Baptist. He is United States commissioner of the middle district of Tennessee.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of the Counties of White, Warren, Coffee, DeKalb, and Cannon, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.