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MILES Eri

Male Abt 1787 - 1879  (~ 92 years)Deceased


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  • Name  MILES Eri 
    Born  Abt 1787  [1
    Gender  Male 
    1820 US Federal Census  1820  Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1820 US Federal Census for Sharon, Litchfield, CT
    1820 US Federal Census for Sharon, Litchfield, CT
    1830 US Federal Census  1830  Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Males:
      1 under 5 years of age
      1 between 5 and 10
      2 between 15 and 20
      1 between 40 and 50

      Females:
      2 under 5 years of age
      1 between 5 and 10
      1 between 10 and 15
      1 between 30 and 40
    1830 US Federal Census for Sharon, Litchfield, CT
    1830 US Federal Census for Sharon, Litchfield, CT
    Military  18 Jan 1832  , , New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eri enrolled under Lt. Clitz of 2 Inf. D. He was released from the Army in Mary 1932 under a surgeon's certificate.
    Docs - MILES - Enlistment - Eri Miles - US Army Enlistment Records - 1832.jpg
    Docs - MILES - Enlistment - Eri Miles - US Army Enlistment Records - 1832.jpg
    Moved  Abt 1839 
    to Peoria, IL from CT 
    Land Purchase  10 Mar 1843  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Eri purchased the SW part of Section No. 11 in Township 09N of Peoria County. He purchased 160 acres at $1.25 an acre for a total purchase price of $200.00. He purchased the land from the Federal Government. The transaction is recorded on volume 697, page 14.
    Land Purchase Contract between the State of IL and Eri Miles
    Land Purchase Contract between the State of IL and Eri Miles
    1850 US Federal Census  12 Nov 1850  Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1850 US Federal Census for Peoria, Peoria, IL - Page 618
    1850 US Federal Census for Peoria, Peoria, IL - Page 618
    1870 US Federal Census  11 Jun 1870  Galva, Henry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1870 US Federal Census for Galva, Henry, IL - Page 403
    1870 US Federal Census for Galva, Henry, IL
    Died  15 Nov 1879  Galva, Henry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age  ~ 92 years 
    Person ID  I7969  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  9 Apr 2013 

    Father  MILES ?,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F4381  Group Sheet

    Family 1  ? Maria,   b. 1793,   d. 1826  Age: 33 years 
    Married  Abt 1815 
    Children 
     1. MILES Richard C.,   b. 1816,   d. 1837, Ellsworth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 21 years
     2. MILES Llewellyn,   d. Ellsworth, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. MILES Margaret S.,   b. 10 Aug 1825, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1860, Brimfield, Peoria, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 34 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F3136  Group Sheet

    Family 2  DAILEY Electa,   b. Abt 1799, , , Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Jun 1880  Age: ~ 81 years 
    Married  Abt 1830  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. MILES Lucilla M.,   b. Abt 1833,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. MILES Frederick Gridley,   b. 30 Mar 1836, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1923, Fairbury, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 87 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F2902  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google Maps1820 US Federal Census - 1820 - Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1830 US Federal Census - 1830 - Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 18 Jan 1832 - , , New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Purchase - 10 Mar 1843 - Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 US Federal Census - 12 Nov 1850 - Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 US Federal Census - 11 Jun 1870 - Galva, Henry, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1879 - Galva, Henry, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From A Gossip About a County Parish of the Hills and its People by Giles F. Goodenough - Page 99:

      Among the sojourners none left a more lasting impression than the Barstow and Miles families. Capt. Joseph Miles and his brother, Eri, came from Watertown early in hte century, about the time of the marriage of their sister, Aurelia, to Amadeus Parsons. Capt. Joseph had three sons - Earle, Freeman, and Milo. He dwelt on the edge of the plateau just as your vision takes the friendly Catskills as its horizon. It is no wonder that the soul should expand with such a horizon and that Milo should have entered the ministry.

      Eri Miles and Electa Dailey, his second wife, dwelt opposite the church. Two sons, Richard and Llewellyn, died here, but Frederick Gridley Miles accompanied them West. This youth was baptized about 1836-7. Eri lived until nearly one hundred years of age in the invigorating atmosphere of the Illinois prairies. This also accounts for the longevity of his nephew, Rev. Milo N. Miles of Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Sources 
    1. [S161] 1870 US Federal Census for Henry Co., IL, IL, Henry, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2003), M593, roll M593_229, Galva, p. 403, dwelling 143, family 149, Eri Miles, accessed 5 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 5 May 2009.

    2. [S458] IL Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, State of IL, ((http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.html)), accessed 4 Jan 2009), Eri Miles Purchaser. (Reliability: 2), 4 Jan 2009.

    3. [S160] A Gossip about Ellsworth, Litchfield, CT, Giles Frederick Goodenough, (Amenia, NY: Times Press, 1900.), 38. (Reliability: 3), 5 May 2009.

    4. [S160] A Gossip about Ellsworth, Litchfield, CT, Giles Frederick Goodenough, (Amenia, NY: Times Press, 1900.), 99. (Reliability: 4), 5 May 2009.