Mary Louise Miles

Female30 June 1813–3 August 1880

Brief Life History of Mary Louise

When Mary Louise Miles was born on 30 June 1813, in Cortland, New York, United States, her father, Manley Miles, was 28 and her mother, Mary or Polly Cushman, was 21. She married Artemas Thayer on 7 February 1844, in Genesee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Flint Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 3 August 1880, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Artemas Thayer
Mary Louise Miles
Marriage: 7 February 1844
Wilford Eugene
Florence W Thayer
Paris Manley Thayer
Horace W Thayer
Mary Lavinia A. V. Thayer
Edward Earnest Thayer
Herbert Artemus Thayer
Genevieve Estella Thayer
Lillie Louisa Thayer

Sources (17)

  • Mary L Thayer in household of Hiram Parsell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louisa Miles, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • M. Louisa Thayer, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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  • Marriage
    7 February 1844Genesee, Michigan, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 6

    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. 

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 14

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Middle English (Old French) personal name Mile + genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or from its other Old French form Miles, a derivative of ancient Germanic Milo, based on the element mil, from mel ‘good, generous’. The Old French oblique case form was Milon (see Milon 1). Compare Millen and Millson .

    English: variant, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, of Myhill , from a vernacular form of the Biblical name Michael . Miles Coverdale, the translator of the Bible, when in Germany, called himself Michael Anglus (‘the Englishman’).

    Irish (Louth and Kilkenny): when not the same as 1 or 2, it is sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire, see Myles .

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

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