Lucy Williams Miles

2 December 1811–5 February 1833 (Age 21)
Carthage Township, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Lucy Williams

When Lucy Williams Miles was born on 2 December 1811, in Carthage Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Buckminster Miles, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Buckingham, was 22. She married Rev Lewis Allen Alderson on 24 September 1832, in Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States. She died on 5 February 1833, in Alderson, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Old Greenbrier Baptist Church Cemetery, Alderson, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States.

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Rev Lewis Allen Alderson
Lucy Williams Miles
Marriage: 24 September 1832

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1832Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 1
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 8
    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. 

    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 (4)

    • Lucy W. Miles, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Lucy W. Miles, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Lucy W. Miles in entry for Lewis Alderson, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"

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