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Herod Liles
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Birth: Mar. 25, 1821
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1888
Alabama, USA

"The Gospel Messenger", Volume 10, No. 11 November 1888:

Herod Liles.

Herod Liles was born in South Carolina, March 25, 1821, married first to Mary Hartsfield, Aug. 22, 1850, second to Mrs. F. E. Gray, daughter of Jefferson Brooks, Nov. 26, 1863; baptized into the fellowship of Rocky Mount Church (Primitive Baptist in Tallapoosa County, AL) by Elder H. R. McCoy, in 1866 or '67, died July 19, 1888. Brother Liles was taken suddenly ill when at work on his plantation on Tuesday, and expired on Thursday. While Brother Liles, like the rest of Adam's fallen race, had his faults, yet he possessed many traits of character that go toward the make up of a good husband, father, neighbor and citizen. His membership at the time of his death was with the Concord Church (Primitive Baptist in Randolph County, AL). Brother Liles was the most industrious man the writer ever knew, yet he was attentive on his conference meetings, and usually visited all the Associations convenient to him, hence he will be greatly missed by the brotherhood. By industry and economy he had gathered a large amount of this world's goods, and his home was the home of the Baptists, especially the care worn and travel worn minister. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved widow, our sister. All that we can say will be but poor comfort. Her stay and prop is taken away, and she is left to mourn, not without hope; while we mourn the loss of our loved ones, we can but hope our loss is their eternal gain. Brother Liles was a strong believer in the doctrine of salvation by grace; and while we in this life look through a glass darkly, Brother Liles, and all others dying in the full triumphs of a living faith in Jesus, can see clearly and realize fully the joys that the saints only have a foretaste of in this world. After the funeral services, conducted by Brother D. M. Jenkins, the remains of our departed brother were laid quietly away in the cemetery at Darien Church, Tallapoosa County, Ala., there to await the final summons. When the archangel shall plant one foot on the land, the other on the sea, and with the loud blast of his trumpet wake the sleeping millions, we trust the body of our brother that now lies moldering in the dust will rise triumphantly and ever be present with the Lord. Oh! Glorious thought that while we suffer pain, anguish and sorrow in this life, there is a rest for the people of God. I can say to Sister Liles, while you are called to separate a while, ere long we hope, you will meet on the banks of eternal deliverance.

Yours to serve, W. R. Avery, Stroud, Ala., Sept. 1, 1888.
1850 Chambers County, (Dist. No. 19) AL Census:


Herord Liles 27M Farmer R$1,500 Born SC
Mary E. Liles 19F Born GA
1860 Chambers County, (Northern Div.) AL Census:


Herod Lile 40M Farmer R$1,350 P$1,000 Born GA
Amanda Lile 7F Born AL
Louisa Lile 5F Born AL
Anne Lile 4F Born AL
Sarah Lile 2F Born AL
Susan Dunn 20F Born GA
1870 Chambers County, AL Census:


Herold Liles 50M Farmer R$4,500 P$2,000 Born SC
Francis Liles 40F Keeping House Born GA
Amanda Liles 19F At Home Born AL
Louisa Liles 15F At Home Born AL
Annie Liles 13F At Home Born AL
Sarah Liles 11F At Home Born AL
Amantha Gray 17F At Home Born AL
1880 Chambers County, (Milltown) AL Census:


Hard Liles 58M Farming Born SC
Francis Liles 50F Wife Keeping House Born GA
James H. Gray 5M Grandson Born AL
From the John Liles Family Bible in the possession of Mrs. Margaret Liles Burton, Camp Hill, AL:

John Liles and Chaney Gibson were married July 15, 1813

John Liles was born August the 28th 1790

Sons and Daughters of Chaney Liles.

1. William Liles was born August the 8th 1814
2. James Liles was born May 28th 1816
3. Sarah Liles was born June 20,1819
4. HERROD LILES was born March 25,1821
5. Frances Liles was Born January 15,1825
6. John Liles was born February 23,1825
7. Jesse Liles was born April 3, 1827
8. Elizabeth Ann Liles was born December 22,1828
9. Martha Liles was born January 24,1830
10. Milly Liles was born December 23,1832
11. Amos Liles was born November 1, 1834
12. Randolph Liles was born December 9, 1836
13. Joseph Liles was born January 16,1839
Family links: 
  John Liles (1790 - 1881)
  Chaney Gibson Liles (1796 - 1875)
  Frances Elizabeth Brooks Liles (1830 - ____)*
  Amanda Liles Richards (1851 - 1900)*
  Ann Liles Pinckard (1855 - 1919)*
  James Liles (1816 - ____)*
  Herod Liles (1821 - 1888)
  John Liles (1825 - 1901)*
  Jesse Liles (1827 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth B. Liles Whitlock (1828 - 1901)*
  Amos Liles (1834 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
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Darian Cemetery
Tallapoosa County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Dec 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62711128

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- Churchwell
 Added: Jan. 15, 2015

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