Stephen Newton Biles

Alabama, United States

The Life of Stephen Newton

When Stephen Newton Biles was born in 1828, in Alabama, United States, his father, John Stephen Jerome Biles, was 46 and his mother, Martha Ellis Walker, was 34. He married Sarah E. Kelley on 5 January 1853, in Giles, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Giles, Tennessee, United States in 1850 and Civil District 9, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died in Texas, United States.

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Stephen Newton Biles
Sarah E. Kelley
Marriage: 5 January 1853
John Kelley H. Biles
Stephen J Biles
Agnes Brown Biles
Charles Henry Washington Biles
Mary Virginia Biles
Ola Elizabeth Biles
George Mack Biles
Lilian Lee Biles

Spouse and Children

5 January 1853
Giles, Tennessee, United States


    John Kelley H. Biles


    Stephen J Biles


    Agnes Brown Biles


    Charles Henry Washington Biles


    Mary Virginia Biles


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 16

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 33

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a promontory or elevation, from Old English bil(e), literally denoting the bill or beak of a bird, but also used in a transferred sense.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stephen N Biles, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Stephen Biles, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Stephen N Biles, "United States Census, 1860"

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