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Isham Johnson "Isaam" Miles
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Birth: 1725
Charles City County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1810
Franklin County
Virginia, USA

He was born before 1748 and died after 1816.
He married both Elizabeth Carter and Judith Hatcher.
Isham married (1) Judith Hatcher daughter of Henry Hatcher and Susanna Williamson. Judith was born about 1722 in Henrico, VA. She died about 1779 in Cumberland, VA.

Isham and Judith had the following children:
1. John Miles
2. William Miles was born ca.1768/1777 in Cumberland Co. VA . He died in 1843. William married Elizabeth Daugherty on 20 Jan 1802 in Bedford County, VA.
3. Elizabeth Miles was born ca.1768/1777 in Goochland or Buckingham Co., VA. She married _______ Hudgins.
4. Judith Juda Miles
Isham married (2) Elizabeth Carter daughter of Joseph Carter and Judith CHASTAIN.
Isham and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Nancy Miles was born after 1779 in Bedford County, VA. She was buried after 1845 in KY. She married Dabney Grubb son of Capt. Jesse Grubb and Mary Younger on 15 Nov 1805 in Bedford County, VA. Dabney was born on 25 May 1783 in VA.
2. Joseph Miles
3. Thomas J. Miles
4. Susan Miles
5. Henry Miles
6. Armistead Johnson Miles
7. Rebecca Miles
8. Edward Miles 1800-1877
9. Samuel A. Miles
10. Jordon (Jourdan) Miles
11. Polly Miles was born in Bedford County, VA.
She married David Johnson on 27 Oct 1805 in Bedford County, VA.
12. Sally Miles
The IGI files in Salt Lake City records list a marriage in St. James Parish, Goochland County, VA. between Isham Miles and Judith Hatcher.
1814 record in Bedford County, VA.: Isham receiving a share of Joseph Carters' estate. (Bedford Co. VA Will Bk. 5, p. 23.)
The 1810 VA census shows a blank line for a first name of a MILES that turns out to be Isham although nearly unreadable on the microfilm. The family is still in existance with several small children still in the household: males 2 (0-10), 2 (10-16), 1 (16-26), 1 (45+)
female 1 (16-26), 1 (45+).
Isham and his wife are listed as being 45+ years of age.
One boy between 10 and 16 is probably Armistead who was born 1796.
Isham disappears from county records about 1814, the small children in that family must have been raised by some other relative.
Joseph was given all family possessions and land prior to Ishams' death making me think Isham was living with him at the time of his death about 1815 after John Carter left part of his estate to Isham for his infant children because Elizabeth must have already died.
Isham had 2 wives and property deeds carried the names of his wives. The first was Judith and she must have died before 1779.
His Will:
9 Feb. 1779. Isham Miles of Buckingham County Virginia - by deed of gift - convey to his children, John Miles, William Miles, Elizabeth Miles, and Judith Miles, one negro girl and her increase to be equally divided between said children when daughter Judith shall arrive at the age of fifteen years.
Wit: Bartlett Thompson
Susanna Thomson
Proved by witnesses thereto and ordered recorded. 28 June 1779.
Cumberland County Deed Book 6, pp. 25, 26.
In Franklin County, Virginia. April 26, 1824 Julius H. Saunders and Pricilla W. Carter, were married.
Guardian Joseph Miles. Surety, Edward Miles.
Julius H. Saunders was brother of Joseph Miles wife, Lucy.
Info below from findagrave member Jerlean Pruitt on 16 Oct. 2014:
Did you know that Isham Johnson Miles's 2nd wife, Elizabeth Carter, was the dau of Judith Chastain and Joseph Carter? Judith Chastain was the dau of Pierre Chastain, Jr. and Mildred Archer. He was the son of Dr.Pierre Chastain,Sr. a barber and a surgeon from France and his 2nd wife, Anne Soblet.
Dr. Pierre Chastain, Sr. immigrated from France to the VA colony on the James River. He was a Huguenot along with his family and friends. The house he built in the early 1700's is still standing today. If you go to you will find a wealth of information. If you want, you can email me at and I will send you a list of Find A Grave #'s to take you from Edward Miles to Dr. Pierre Chastain and our ancestor, his 2nd wife, Anne Soblet Chastain.
Info below from Janet Beiner on 22 May 2015:
Sally Miles, d/o Isham Johnson Miles and Elizabeth Carter, married John Turner in 1808 in Bedford County VA. They went to Pulaski County KY (part became Wayne County KY) along with other of Sally's Miles siblings -- estate of William Miles settlement papers in Pulaski County KY names Nancy Miles Grubb in a lawsuit brought by other heirs of William Miles. I am descendant of John and Sally Miles Turner, and have done major research in Pulaski, Wayne & Cumberland Counties KY, as well as Virginia. Susanna Miles married Benjamin Hale and they went to Andrew Co MO about 1838.
Janet Beiner
Volunteer Field Genealogist NSDAR
Denver CO 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Carter Miles (1762 - 1820)
  Susannah Sarah Miles Hale (1788 - 1858)*
  Joseph Miles (1789 - 1852)*
  Edward H. Miles (1800 - 1877)*
*Calculated relationship
Miles Cemetery
Franklin County
Virginia, USA
Created by: deegraver
Record added: Jun 19, 2010
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