Josiah Miles

1820–October 1867 (Age 47)
Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Josiah

When Josiah Miles was born in 1820, in Bath, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Daniel Sanborn Miles, was 48 and his mother, Electa Chamberlin, was 36. He married Leah Francis Brandon about 1862. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. He died in October 1867, in Utah, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Miles
Leah Francis Brandon
Marriage: about 1862
Susan Laura Miles
Rhoda Veleta Miles
Josiah Franklin Miles
Electa Ellen Miles

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1862
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 0
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 0
    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
    1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
    Age 13
    In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

    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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    Sources (10)

    • Josiah Miles in entry for Rhoda Valetta Holmes, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Josiah Miles in household of Electa Miles, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Josiah Miles, "United States Census, 1860"

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