Samuel Wiles

about 1831–
Bartholomew, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary 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 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1860.

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Samuel Wiles
about 1831–
Louisa Kent
Marriage: 26 January 1851
Archibald Akin Wiles
William Wiles
Elmyra Wiles
Jacob Bushey Wiles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 January 1851Bartholomew, Indiana, United States
  • Children


    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.
    Age 32
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: either a nickname from Middle English wiles (Old English wīlas) ‘tricks, cunning strategies’, or a variant of Wile 1 or 2, with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (9)

    • Samuel Wyles, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Samuel G Wiles, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Samuel Wiles in entry for Jacob B. Wiles, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

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