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Ida Bell Miller was born on January 12, 1881, in Wise County, Virginia. Her father was Jacob H. B. Miller. Her mother was Martha J. Russell Miller. Ida Bell was the youngest of twelve children. She is listed in the 1880 United States Census, as follows:
Jacob H. B. MILLER Self M Male W 50 VA Farmer VA VA
Martha J. MILLER Wife M Female W 43 VA Keeping House VA VA
Augustine S. MILLER Son S Male W 23 VA Works On Farm VA VA
Wm. G. MILLER Son S Male W 15 VA Works On Farm VA VA
Louisa C. MILLER Dau S Female W 12 VA At Home VA VA
Oliver H. B. MILLER Son S Male W 10 VA Works On Farm VA VA
Geo. N. MILLER Son S Male W 8 VA VA VA
Chas. E. MILLER Son S Male W 6 VA VA VA
Hansford V. MILLER Son S Male W 3 VA VA VA
Ida B. MILLER Dau S Female W 4M VA VA VA
Ida Bell Miller married Eugene Lewallen. Following Eugene's having an altercation with a man in which the man was fatally injured (perhaps justifiably), he moved his family to West Virginia from Tennessee around 1911. From then on that Lewallen family went by the name of Morris (which was the maiden name of his mother, Martha Morris).
Ida Bell Miller Lewallen Morris died in Fayette County, West Virginia, on February 22, 1938, at age 58. She and Eugene are both buried in Patton Cemetery at Meadow Bridge in Fayette County.
Photo taken on June 16, 1938.
Submitted by Dreama Gail Baker, granddaughter