Miller, Stephen Decatur, 1787-1838

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Lancaster and Sumter District S.C. attorney, plantation owner, and politician. He served in the South Carolina Senate and was governor of the state 1828 to 1830. An ardent supporter of states rights, Miller also served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Miller's daughter Mary Boykin Miller married James Chesnut, Jr. (1815-1885).

From the description of Stephen Decatur Miller papers, 1821-1834. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36794127

South Carolina governor and U.S. senator.

From the description of Papers, 1828-1834. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41150067

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referencedIn Scarborough, William Harrison, 1812-1871,. [Photograph of portrait of Stephen Decatur Miller] [picture]; [ca. 18uu]. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Williams, David Rogerson, 1776-1830. David Rogerson Williams papers, 1808-1930. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Miller, Stephen Decatur, 1787-1838. Papers, 1828-1834. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Cantey family. Papers, 1682-1926, of the Williams, Chesnut, and Manning families. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn South Carolina. Governor (1828-1830 : Miller). Bartley Martin commissions, 1830, 1833. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Boykin, S. Letter, 1831 Feb. 9 (Sandhills, [pmk. Camden, S.C.]), to Stephen D. Miller (Stateburg, S.C.) University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Chesnut-Miller-Manning papers, 1744-1900 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Chesnut, James, 1815-1885. Chesnut family papers, 1782-1896. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Smith, William, 1762-1840. William Smith papers, 1829-1830. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf McCord, David James, 1797-1855. Letters to Stephen Decatur Miller, Governor of South Carolina, Moses Benbow, and J.M. Adams, regarding nullification in South Carolina [manuscript] 1829-33. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hamilton, James, 1786-1857. James Hamilton papers, 1820-1859. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
creatorOf Miller, Stephen Decatur, 1787-1838. Stephen Decatur Miller papers, 1821-1834. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
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associatedWith Blair, James, ca. 1790-1834. person
correspondedWith Boykin, S. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Cocke, James A. person
associatedWith Hamilton, James, 1786-1857. person
associatedWith McCord, David James, 1797-1855. person
associatedWith Smith, William, 1762-1840. person
associatedWith South Carolina. Governor (1828-1830 : Miller) corporateBody
correspondedWith Williams, David Rogerson, 1776-1830. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina
Plane Hill Plantation (Kershaw County, S.C.)
United States
Stateburg (S.C.)
South Carolina
Lancaster (S.C.)
United States
Subject
Legislators--Correspondence
Tariff
Plantations
Free trade--Societies, etc
Governor--Correspondence
State rights
Secession
Newspaper editors--Correspondence
Occupation
Lawyers
Governors
Legislators
Plantation owners
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Birth 1787-05-08

Death 1838-03-08

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