Emmaline <I>Oentz</I> Miley

Emmaline Oentz Miley

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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