Samuel William Miles

5 September 1817–1895 (Age 77)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel William

When Samuel William Miles was born on 5 September 1817, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Miles, was 18 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth West, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Eliza Ann. He died in 1895, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78.

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Samuel William Miles
1817–1895
Eliza Ann
1818–
Peter Miles
1843–

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    Peter Miles

    Male1843–Male

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World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 1

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1846

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): via Old French from the Germanic personal name Milo, of unknown etymology. The name was introduced to England by the Normans in the form Miles (oblique case Milon). In English documents of the Middle Ages the name sometimes appears in the Latinized form Milo (genitive Milonis), although the normal Middle English form was Mile, so the final -s must usually represent the possessive ending, i.e. ‘son or servant of Mile’.2 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Mihel, an Old French contracted form of Michael .3 English: occupational name for a servant or retainer, from Latin miles ‘soldier’, sometimes used as a technical term in this sense in medieval documents.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Miles in entry for Peter Miles and Amanda Johnson, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Samuel Miles in entry for Peter Miles and Amanda Johnson, "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • William Miles in entry for Thomas Miles, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"

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