26 January 2012

Brickwall - Frances "Fanny" Vestina Outlaw Miller and Charles Preston Zigler

By Pamela Pattison Lash

A researcher recently posed a query to me regarding the marriage of Frances “Fanny” Miller and Charles Preston Zigler.  After some digging, I found this information and wanted to pass it along to anyone researching this couple.  Fanny was about 14 years old when she married William Miller; her parents presumably were both dead c1878 when she married.  Just from the census I would say she had an interesting but sad life.

Frances Vestina Outlaw (21 Dec 1864 Warren Co, TN – 21 Mar 1919 Williams Co, OH); she committed suicide by hanging; buried in Fountain Grove Cem, Bryan, OH
Daughter of Washington J Outlaw and Mary Jane Parnell; Washington’s 1st wife was Caroline Parnell; his 2nd was her sister c1851; Washington died in Oct 1878; wife Mary died bef Aug 1878
Fanny V Outlaw married William Miller in Warren Co, TN on 5 June 1878; William M Miller (29 Oct 1854 Warren Co, TN – 29 July 1910 Bryan, OH); he was the son of David Miller and Martha Marley/Marler
Their children:
1. Tiberious Walter 1879-1945 Edgerton, OH
2. Martha Cleo 23 Dec 1885, TN –; mar Gilbert Blanks, 24 Dec 1903, Williams Co, OH
3. William F. Charles 30 Oct 1887, Warren, TN – 1939; mar Bessie Upp, 4 July 1909, Williams Co, OH
4. Thomas Washington c1891-1966 Toledo, OH; mar Bernece Tully, 24 Feb 1915, Hillsdale Co, MI
5. Albert H c1896, TN-1972 Richmond, Wayne Co, IN; mar Grace Briscoe, 4 Jan 1916, Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI
6. Bert Hunter 1900 - 1983
7. Vestina Colleen 3 Feb 1906 Center Twp, Wms Co, OH- c 6 Sept 1987 Chapel Hill, Orange Co, NC;  bur Lavonia, MI; mar Jaffke
Note that the census info stated Frances had nine children.

1870 District 14, Warren, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1568; Page: 154B; Image: 314; Family History Library Film: 553067.
h/h Outlaw, Washington 58 TN farmer
Mary 36 AL
Alexander 14 TN farm laborer
Frances 5 TN
Jane 1 TN
Camp, Lizzie 13 black, domestic servant TN
Tobetha 3 mulatto TN
White, Choke 16 white domestic servant TN

1880 District 14, Warren, Tennessee; Roll: 1284; Family History Film: 1255284; Page: 417C; Enumeration District: 137; .
h/h 102/102 Miller, W M 25 TN-TN-TN farmer
Fanny wife 15 TN-AL-AL
FW 8M son (male) TN-TN-TN
Outlaw, WT 8 TN-AL-AL boarder

1900 Civil District 1, Warren, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1603; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 136.
h/h 332/443 Miller, William 45 (Oct 1854) mar 23Y TN-TN-TN farmer, owed farm
Fannie 35 wife (Dec 1864) 8/5ch TN-VA-AL
Tiberius 20 son (Sept 1879) TN-TN-TN farm laborer
Martha C 14 dau (Dec 1885) TN-TN-TN
Willie 12 son (Oct 1887) TN-TN-TN
Tommy 9 son (Apr 1891) TN-TN-TN
Bert H 3 son (July 1892) TN-TN-TN

1910 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0128; Image: 897; FHL Number: 1375254.
564 South Lynn
h/h 277/278 Miller, William 56 mar 31Y TN-TN-TN
Fanny V wife 46 9/6 ch TN-WVA-AL
Thomas 19 son TN-TN-TN
Albert 14 son TN-TN-TN
Vestine C 4 dau OH-TN-TN

Fanny Miller married Charles P Zigler in Williams Co, OH on 23 Apr 1913; they were later divorced

Some info from marriage license, and other sources: Charles Preston Zigler, son of William and Elizabeth Zigler
23 July 1913 at 40, Bryan, OH – 1873 (b 26 July 1875, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH)
m1 Amanda Lanius, 30 Mar 1899, Williams Co, OH; she died 3 Oct 1911, Williams Co, OH
m2 Fanny V Miller, 23 Apr 1913, Williams Co, OH
m3 Jennie Masters Burkhart, 24 Dec 1917, DeKalb Co, IN
Fanny V Miller
Warren Co, TN 21 Dec 1913 at 46 – 1867 – note should be 1864
WJ Outlaw/Mary Jane Bonnell – note should be Mary Jane Parnell
Note Charles was 38 and Fanny was 49