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 William Miles

William Miles

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Death 26 Dec 1879 (aged 63)
Burial Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 64243700 · View Source
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Transcribed from The Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties Iowa
Originally published 1886, Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, IL


William MILES, deceased, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1816, and died in Corydon, Iowa, December 26, 1879. His father, Lewis Miles, was a native of Wales, and came to the United States about 1810, settling in Philadelphia, and later moved to Delaware County, Ohio, where our subject was reared and educated. He made Ohio his home till 1853, when he moved to Wayne County, Iowa, and made Corydon his home till his death. He was an honorable, upright citizen, and in the twenty-six years he lived in Corydon won many friends, who valued his esteem and felt a personal bereavement when he died. He was a lover of freedom, and a strong abolitionist, thinking it an insufferable wrong to hold human beings in bondage. He was a member of the Free-Will Baptist church and an earnest and conscientious Christian. He was married in *1844 to Emily Welch, and to them were born ten children, seven of whom are living -- Lewis, Solomon W., Lovina S., Hannah M., Benjamin T., Martha J. and Emma F. Mrs. Miles died in October, 1865, and in 1867 he returned to his native State, and was married March 5, 1867, to Phoebe W. Bridge, a native of Marion County, Iowa, born October 6, 1825, a daughter of William Davids and widow of Dr. William W. Bridge. Dr. Bridge was a native of Athens County, Ohio, born October 26, 1817, his parents having settled in that county in 1813. His father worked in the Kanawha salt works with Hon. Thomas H. Ewing, when that distinguished gentleman was an awkward barefooted, ignorant young man, twenty-one years old, at that time not knowing a single letter of the alphabet. Dr. Bridge was a surgeon in the war of the Rebellion, in the service of the United States, and died in the hospital at Marietta, Georgia, in 1864. To him and his wife were born three children, but one whom is living -- Belle, now the wife of William Sproatt, of Corydon, Iowa.

*Married Emily Welch May 9, 1844


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  • Added: 15 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64243700
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Miles (6 Apr 1816–26 Dec 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64243700, citing Corydon Cemetery, Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by InSearchOf (contributor 47282406) .