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MILLER, PIERCE (?–?). Pierce Miller, soldier and legislator, enlisted on June 18, 1836, in Capt. William D. Burnett's company of Col. Edwin Morehouse's First Regiment, First Brigade, Texas Army Volunteers, and was elected first corporal. He received his discharge on December 18, 1836. Miller represented San Patricio County in the House of Representatives of the Fourth Congress of the Republic of Texas, where he served on the Privileges and Elections and the Claims and Accounts committees. The Fourth Congress adjourned on February 5, 1840. On February 7, 1840, Miller was assigned a 640-acre bounty warrant in Brazoria County, but he later assigned the warrant to another man. The name P. Miller appears on a list of the passengers aboard the steamer Dayton when it arrived at Houston on November 22, 1844.


Compiled Index to Elected and Appointed Officials of the Republic of Texas, 1835–1846 (Austin: State Archives, Texas State Library, 1981). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Telegraph and Texas Register, November 27, 1844. Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Thomas W. Cutrer


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Thomas W. Cutrer, "MILLER, PIERCE," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.