Miles Taylor Henry

5 November 1849–21 August 1924 (Age 74)
Polk, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Miles Taylor

Miles Taylor Henry was born on 5 November 1849, in Polk, Tennessee, United States as the son of Mr. Henry and Mary Jane Guinn. He married Winney Elizabeth Mitchell on 12 July 1867, in Whitfield, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Tilton, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 21 August 1924, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Scottdale, DeKalb, Georgia, United States.

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Miles Taylor Henry
Winney Elizabeth Mitchell
Marriage: 12 July 1867
John E. Henry
William Joshua Henry
James Charles Henry
Mollie Henry
Sarah J Henry
George W Henry
Azela Bell Henry
Samuel Houston Henry

Spouse and Children

12 July 1867
Whitfield, Georgia, United States




    James Charles Henry


    Mollie Henry


    Sarah J Henry


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries: 1850: Murray, Georgia, United States 1851: Whitfield, Georgia, United States

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements haim, heim ‘home’ + rīc ‘power’, ‘ruler’, introduced to England by the Normans in the form Henri. During the Middle Ages this name became enormously popular in England and was borne by eight kings. Continental forms of the personal name were equally popular throughout Europe (German Heinrich, French Henri, Italian Enrico and Arrigo, Czech Jindřich, etc.). As an American family name, the English form Henry has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this ancient name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) In the period in which the majority of English surnames were formed, a common English vernacular form of the name was Harry, hence the surnames Harris (southern) and Harrison (northern). Official documents of the period normally used the Latinized form Henricus. In medieval times, English Henry absorbed an originally distinct Old English personal name that had hagan ‘hawthorn’. Compare Hain 2 as its first element, and there has also been confusion with Amery.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hInnéirghe ‘descendant of Innéirghe’, a byname based on éirghe ‘arising’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Éinrí or Mac Einri, patronymics from the personal names Éinrí, Einri, Irish forms of Henry. It is also found as a variant of McEnery .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Taylor Henry in household of Sarah Mitchel, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Miles T Henry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miles T Henry, "United States Census, 1880"

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