Re: Mary A. Miller,Epps,MO.
So, we can eliminate Mary Louise Miller from the list of usual suspects. Oh well, one less dot to connect.
I am assuming that you have checked the Butler Co. census data.Somewhere there is a little girl named Mary A., about 3 years of age, listed with a Miller household, in the 1870 census, assuming that she was born in the same year as Mary Louise.
This is just a hunch, but Ezekiel Miller was born in Wayne Co., and, since families tend to cluster, there are most likely some more Millers up there. I would check the Wayne County censuses for 1870-80. And, do the same for Ripley Co., which was just across the Little Black from Beaver Dam twp.
As to your Mary A. being from a different township, maybe she just went there to get married.There were a lot of churches in Beaver Dam township--including Bay Springs Baptist, Cane Creek Baptist, Shiloh Methodist--because there were more people at this time in Beaver Dam. How far would they travel to get married?By 1886, roads were pretty good.
I am finding Millers all over the place in the stuff that I have collected on Butler County.One of my g-g-great aunts, Lucinda Epps (1831-1880) married a George Miller.I also found a Mary Miller, age 22, who married a Benjamin Epps, also age 22, in Poplar Bluff on 15 October 1898, but the timing is all wrong.That Mary would have been born in 1876.
By the way, it is probably not a good idea to post your e- mail address on this website.This pond is pfished regularly by the spammers.Send it to me by regular mail, and I will reciprocate.Good luck on your search.Paul