|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1814|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 1907|
The following information was compiled by Spessard Stone and the Tampa Tribune:
Emmaline was a Jew and had married William (Goodman Miley)on 7 February 1834 in Montgomery County,Alabama, after extracting his promise that he would sell his slaves.
Lived briefly in Montgomery, Alabama before settling, Hillsborough County, Florida (1840-1845).
"With Seminole Indians still occupying a camp in the area, relations could be tense on occasion. The Miley family took refuge at Fort Brooke several times, but in 1847, when there were reports of a possible Indian raid, it was impossible to make the dash to Tampa. Descendant Martha Parr told the story:
"My great-great-grandmother was expecting a child. They gathered the children in the cabin and hovered in fear. During the night, an Indian woman, who was also expecting a child, wandered up to their cabin and was taken in. By morning, both women had delivered a son. Presumably because the Indian woman was treated kindly by the Mileys, the Indians grudgingly became friendly."
"Emiline" Miley was enumerated in household # 40 in the 1870 of Hillsborough County. Her occupation was given as a farmer. Living within her household were: Florida Smith, her 18-year-old daughter; Menoni Smith, age 1, Florida's child; and Emmaline's unmarried children, Martha Miley, age 16; Harney Miley, age 13; Sula Miley, age 9. Emmaline Miley died December 11, 1887 and was buried beside William G. Miley in Thonotosassa Cemetery.
William Goodman Miley (1802 - 1862)*
Elizabeth Miley Keen (1835 - 1908)*
Emeline Miley Giddens (1837 - 1925)*
Martin M. Miley (1847 - 1928)*
Florida Miley Smith (1852 - 1876)*
Martha Octava Miley Barrow (1853 - 1927)*
H H Miley (1857 - 1924)*
Ursula Anne Miley Davis (1860 - 1938)*
Created by: Rattlebox (inactive)
Record added: Dec 28, 2003
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