Born: 1803

Died: 1882

Married: Abigail Macauley (1806-1894)

Children: Amanda Dockum, Amarette Brown, Clarissa, Emeline, Catherine, Anna O. Miller, Van Buren Miller

John Jay Miller was one of Captain Pliny Miller's three sons. He inherited eighty acres that included much of the central part of Saranac Lake. He built the Riverside Inn, which he later sold to Orlando Blood. He was active in local politics, frequently elected to the posts of Supervisor and of Town Clerk, and he was the leader of the Democratic Party. Donaldson lists him as a stagecoach driver. 1

He married Abigail Macauley, with whom he had six daughters, Amanda, Amarette, Clarissa, Emeline, Catherine and Anna O. Miller, and one son, Van Buren Miller. John, Abigail and their daughter Anna O., who died April 25, 1899, are buried in section L 98 of Pine Ridge Cemetery.


  • Donaldson, Alfred L., A History of the Adirondacks, New York: The Century Co., 1921 (reprinted by Purple Mountain Press, Fleischmanns, NY, 1992)
  • Pine Ridge Cemetery records



1. vol. 1, p. 331