Emmaline <I>Oentz</I> Miley

Emmaline Oentz Miley

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 11 Dec 1907 (aged 93)
Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 8213760 · View Source
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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.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emmaline Oentz Miley (16 Aug 1814–11 Dec 1907), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8213760, citing Thonotosassa Cemetery, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Lisa (contributor 47155679) .