Samantha Anna Miller was born on January 28, 1842 in Marion County, South Carolina. She was the seventh of ten children, the third (and youngest) daughter. Samantha’s parents, John Walter Miller (1807 – 1878) and Samantha Payne (1802 – 1863), were farmers in the region that is northwest of Myrtle Beach. Continue reading
When I was a child, I often wondered how the Sutherlands ended up in Louisiana. How did Charles and Ellen hear of Calcasieu Parish? Why did they decide to bring their children here and start all over? Continue reading
The 1966 Westlake High School yearbook included a special section on the history of public schools in Westlake LA. Many Sutherlands and extended family attended Westlake schools.