Harriet Piles

Preston, Virginia, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Piles was born in 1848, in Preston, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Hunter Pyles, was 35 and her mother, Barbara Fortney, was 37. She lived in Preston, Preston, Virginia, United States in 1850. She died in Ohio, United States.

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Thomas Hunter Pyles
Barbara Fortney
Charles William Piles
Ruhomah Piles
Mahala Piles
Elizabeth Ann Pyles
Cornelius Amaziah Pyles
Clarissa Belle Pyles
Harriet Piles
Daniel Mitchel Pyles
John Stafford Hunter Pyles
Elisha Thomas Pyles

Parents and Siblings




    Ruhomah Piles



    Elizabeth Ann Pyles


    Cornelius Amaziah Pyles


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World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 12

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 13

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Some people derive this name from Aegidius, from a Greek word meaening a goatskin. Others translate the word as a kid, or a young goat. The name Giles may often be derived from Julius.

Sources (2)

  • Harriet Piles in household of Hunter Piles, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Harriet Piles in household of Hunter Piles, "United States Census, 1860"

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