Henry Theory Giles


Henry Theory Giles

New York, USA
Death 27 Mar 1877 (aged 81)
Pleasant Home, Owen County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Owen County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 31047908 View Source

"Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y. " by George Washington Cullum, published 1891

Born in New York, Henry Giles was a Cadet of the Military Academy from Dec 23, 1814, to July 24, 1818, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army. He served in garrison at Detroit, Mich., 1818-19; as Adjutant, 5th Infantry, Jan. 4, to June 4, 1819; and in garrison at Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1819.

Military Promotions
2d Lieut., 5th Infantry, Jul. 24, 1818
Resigned, Jan. 1, 1820

Civil History - Teacher and Surveyor, Gratz, Ky., 1824-34.

Farmer, 1834-77. Justice of the Peace, Owen County, Ky., 1841-52. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Kentucky, 1855-57. Died, Mar. 27, 1877, at Pleasant Home, Ky.

Marriage Consent

GILES, Henry to Maria SMITHER, Feb 14, 1824. Bond: John Sparks. Letter of consent from Leonard Smither, father of the bride.

History of Owen County, Kentucky "Sweet Owen"; by Mariam Sidebottom Houchens; Sponsored by Owen Historical Society.

*He is buried in the Giles family graveyard on the Pleasant Home Road. His headstone has the following inscription: "H. Giles, son of Aquilei and E.S. Giles. Born No. 54 Broadway, N.Y., Sept. 22, 1795. Died March 27, 1877." The late Bayless Hardin of the Kentucky Historical Society said that it was the only tombstone inscription he ever heard of so complete that the address of place of birth of deceased was given.

On the 1850 Owen County, Ky Census, he is a 54 year old New York native, a farmer. Living with him were his wife, Maria Giles, and children, Elizabeth, Lucy C., Aquilla, Mary Ann, George W., Henry T., James and William Giles.

On the 1870 Gratz, Owen County, Ky Census, he is a 74 year old New York native, a farmer. Living with him were his son, James K. P. Giles; son, William F. and his wife, Martha V. Giles; and grandson, William H. Giles. Also listed is Tandy Quisenberry, a 22 year old, white, Ky native, a farm laborer.

Kentucky Gazateer-1847-Owen County, pages 143-144.

Justices of the Peace: Wm. H. Smither, John D. McClure, Lewis White, John
Wright, Jerry Garvey, Thos. H. Ritchey, John Q. Baker, Henry Giles, Isa
Cobb, John Bourn, Joel Herndon, J.C. Glass, Fathergill Brown, Robert L.
Edwards, Morgan B. Chinn, Wm. McHatten.

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