Samuel Wiles

about 1831–
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Wiles was born about 1831, in Bartholomew, Indiana, United States. He married Louisa Kent on 26 January 1851. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Samuel Wiles
1831–
Louisa Kent
1833–
Marriage: 26 January 1851
Archibald Akin Wiles
1851–1925
Jacob B Wiles
1859–1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 January 1851
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
children

(2)

    Archibald Akin Wiles

    Male1851–1925Male

    Jacob B Wiles

    Male1859–1919Male

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 5

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, in particular someone who caught fish, especially eels, by setting up wicker traps in rivers and estuaries, from Middle English wile ‘trap’, ‘snare’ (late Old English wīl ‘contrivance’, ‘trick’ possibly of Scandinavian origin), or in some cases probably a nickname for a devious person.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel G Wiles, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Samuel Wiles in entry for Jacob B Wiles, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Samuel Wiles in entry for Archie Akin Wiles, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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