Josiah Miles

14 October 1777–10 July 1859 (Age 81)
Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Miles was born on 14 October 1777, in Sanbornton, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Josiah Miles, was 32 and his mother, Marah Sanborn, was 25. He married Polly Chesley on 28 March 1805, in Wheelock, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 July 1859, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Saint Johnsbury Center, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States.

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Josiah Miles
Polly Chesley
Marriage: 28 March 1805
Naomi R. Miles
Timothy C Miles
Hannah Miles
Josiah Murry Miles
Abigail Miles
Thomas Miles
Marah Miles

Spouse and Children


    Polly Chesley


28 March 1805
Wheelock, Caledonia, Vermont, United States


    Naomi R. Miles




    Josiah Murry Miles



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World Events (7)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 11

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 23

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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 (3)

  • Jonah Miles in entry for Joseph Filch and Naomi Randall or Mutes, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Josiah Miles in entry for Thomas Miles, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Josiah Miles in entry for Thomas Miles, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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