John Chiles

Male1818–1865

Brief Life History of John

When John Chiles was born in 1818, in Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, Paul Chiles, was 31 and his mother, Lucinda Susan Keirsey, was 30. He married Demaris Craft about 1838. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Giles, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He died in 1865, in Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

John Chiles
1818–1865
Demaris Craft
1817–
Marriage: about 1838
Henry Clay Chiles
1839–1882
Lucy Ann Chiles
1841–
William J. Chiles
1845–
James Thomas Chiles
1846–1930

Sources (1)

  • John Chiles, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1838
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    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. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 2

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 14

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire): variant of Childs .

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

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