Age: [29]
Second Relief

       Overland emigrant of 1846 who started out as a teamster for the Donners, then went ahead with the Bryant-Russell Party. (See his biographical entry on the Teamsters page.) Miller joined Reed as a member of the Second Relief. During the blizzard that caught the rescuers and refugees at Starved Camp, Miller’s hands became so cold that when he tried to split some kindling, the skin of his fingers cracked open. After the storm finally abated, he carried Thomas Reed out of the mountains to safety.


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