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Leonard Miles

Leonard Miles[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Male 1760 - 1835  (75 years)

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  • Name Leonard Miles 
    Born 1760  Cumberland, Cumberland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location are from Leonard Miles Pension Application
    Gender Male 
    Military 1777  Fairfield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Revolution - According to page 678 of the South Carolina Roster: Leonard Miles enlisted during 1777, while residing in the Fairfield District, under Capt. John Woodword, Col. Goodwyn and General Williamson. In 1780, he was under Capt. Henry Dempsey, Colonel Thomas Taylor and General Sumter. He was in the Siege of Fort Granby, the siege of Thompson's Fort, the siege of Wright's Bluff, the battles at Lynch's Creek and Guilford Courthouse. Thereafter, he was under a Capt. Bethany and a Capt. Frazier in the force under Greene, Marion and Sumter at Eutaw Springs. In addition, he was under Capt. Rayford Hagwood and Colonel Henry Hampton against the Tories. (Moved to Tenn.) A.A.5231; Z336.

    DAR Notes: Note: Rev War soldier- W1453, SC Line, sol appl 28 Jan 1833 Lincoln Co., TN, sol lived in Fairfield Dist SC at enlistment and lived in SC for some 15 - 16 years after the Rev then moved to Sumner Co. TN, then to Lincoln Co., TN and his widow applied there 22 Dec 1840, age 80, soldier and widow had m. 31 March 1785 in Fairfied Dist SC, soldier died 3 April 1835 in Lincoln Co. Tn. DAR, SC, R7166

    Miscellaneous notes from researcher: Ginny White Keefer:
    Leonard Miles initially joined the Rev War in place of his father, Thomas Miles. Then Leonard came down with small pox and had to delay 5 or 6 weeks to recover. Leonard lived in Fairfield, SC for 15 or 16 years after the Rev War, then relocated to Lincoln Co TN. He married Mary ____ on Mar 31, 1785 at Fairfield, SC. The marriage was officiated by Rev. Ralph Jones, Baptist Minister. Leonard's widow, Mary, applied for a share of her late husband's pension when she was 80 years old. She would have been entitled to one half of what he was awarded. Mary Miles presented the pension board with her Miles family Bible, dated 1802. It listed all her children by name and age as I have them on my Ancestry.com under Leonard and Mary's names. This is page one of Leonard's RW pension application that was typed [with a large number of other's pensions and posted on the internet. A huge thank you to William C. Graves for all his work in behalf of so many researchers.  
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    Page 2 of Revolutionary War Pension Application
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    Page 3 of Revolutionary War Pension Papers
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    Page 5 of Revolutionary War Pension
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    Page 13 - signature block - for Revolutionary War Pension Application
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    Leonard Miles
    Text of Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension
    Legal Aft 1777  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From South Carolina Department of Archives & History:
    Miles, Leonard
    Account audited (File No. 5231) of Claims Growing out of the American Revolution
    Series: S108092
    Reel: 0104
    Frame: 00258
    Ignore: 000
    Record 1 of 8 records 
    Real Estate 28 Jul 1784  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From South Carolina Department of Archives & History:
    Miles, Leonard
    Plat for 640 acres on Branch of Wateree Creek, Camden District, surveyed by Minor Winn
    Series: S213190
    Volume: 0009
    page: 00014
    Item: 000
    Record 2 of 8 records
     
    Real Estate 5 Dec 1785  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From South Carolina Department of Archives & History:
    Winn, Richard to Commissioners of the loan office, mortgage for two tracts, one for 640 acres, the other for 440 acres on Wataree River, Camden District, the former granted originally to Leonard Miles and the latter to said Winn, both on December 5, 1785 (Plat and Appraisement)
    Series: S218157
    Volume: 000A
    Page: 00005
    Ignore: 000
    Record 3 of 8 Records 
    Census 1790  Fairfield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Leonard Miles;
    Number of Free White Males under 16: 1 (John)
    Number of Free White Males 16 and over: 1 (Leonard)
    Number of Free White Females: 3 (Mary; Courtney; Mary) 
    Real Estate 5 Sept 1796  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    From South Carolina Department of Archives & History:
    Miles, Leonard
    Plat for 500 acres on Cedar Creek, Camden District, surveyed by Samuel Alston
    Series: S213190
    Volume: 0032
    Page: 00659
    Item: 001
    Record 6 of 8 records 
    Census 7 Aug 1820  Jackson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed incorrectly as Leonard Milles:
    Free white males 10-15: 1 (John or William)
    Free White Males 45 and over: 1 (Leonard)
    2 people engaged in agriculture
    Free White Females under 10: 1 (Courtney or Mary)
    Free White Females 45 and over: 1 (Mary)
     
    Real Estate 1825  Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes from Jett Hanna: According to Deed Index for Lincoln County, Tennessee, Leonard Miles bought property in 1825; Deed is being ordered for review 
    Census 1830  Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Leonard Miles:
    Free White Persons; Males 70-79: 1 (Leonard)
    Free white Persons: 60-69: 1 (Mary) 
    Will 1 Apr 1835  Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lincoln County Tennessee Wills 1827-1850
    Page 119-Leonard Miles

    The last will and testament of Leonard Miles. In the name of God amen. I, Leonard Miles, of the State of Tennessee and County of Lincoln, being weak in body but of sound mind, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all and every other - First, That all my just debts and contracts be justly and truly paid. Secondly, I give and bequeth the whole of my estate, both personal and real to my beloved wife, Mary Miles, during her natural life. Thirdly, after her death, I do give and bequeth to my children as follows: To Polly Caruthers, one dollar, to Elizabeth Atwood, one dollar, one feather bed and trunk, to Sally Martin, one dollar, to Nancy Gee, one dollar, to William Miles one dollar, to Leonard Miles, one dollar, to Patsey Linsay and heirs, one hundred and fifty acres of land and one feather bed to the daughter of Polly Lindsay.
    Forthly, I do appoint William Atwood* my executor to settle all my earthly business.
    Sealed and acknowledged this first day of April, AD 1835.

    *William Atwood is William James Atwood - husband of Elizabeth Ann Miles and our gggg-grandfather. 
    Died 8 Apr 1835  Lincoln, Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of death are from Mary Reden Miles' Widow's Pension Application
    Buried After 8 Apr 1835  Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID P2540  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2013 

    Father Thomas Miles 
    Family ID F7359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Unknown,   b. 1760,   d. Mar 1849  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1785  Fairfield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The date/location are from Leonard Miles' Revolutionary War Pension; The marriage was officiated by Rev. Ralph Jones, Baptist Minister.
    Children 
     1. Courtney Miles,   b. 14 Jan 1786, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Elizabeth Ann Miles,   b. 2 Apr 1794, Fairfield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Miles,   b. 14 Jan 1788
     4. John Miles,   b. 1 Jan 1789
     5. William Miles,   b. 25 Apr 1792
     6. Sarah Miles,   b. 25 Mar 1796
     7. Nance Miles,   b. 5 Apr 1798
     8. Leonard Miles,   b. 26 Dec 1809
     9. Samuel Con Miles,   b. 14 Oct 1810
     10. Pater Miles,   b. 21 May 1811
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2011 16:45:44 
    Family ID F497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1760 - Cumberland, Cumberland County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - American Revolution - According to page 678 of the South Carolina Roster: Leonard Miles enlisted during 1777, while residing in the Fairfield District, under Capt. John Woodword, Col. Goodwyn and General Williamson. In 1780, he was under Capt. Henry Dempsey, Colonel Thomas Taylor and General Sumter. He was in the Siege of Fort Granby, the siege of Thompson's Fort, the siege of Wright's Bluff, the battles at Lynch's Creek and Guilford Courthouse. Thereafter, he was under a Capt. Bethany and a Capt. Frazier in the force under Greene, Marion and Sumter at Eutaw Springs. In addition, he was under Capt. Rayford Hagwood and Colonel Henry Hampton against the Tories. (Moved to Tenn.) A.A.5231; Z336. DAR Notes: Note: Rev War soldier- W1453, SC Line, sol appl 28 Jan 1833 Lincoln Co., TN, sol lived in Fairfield Dist SC at enlistment and lived in SC for some 15 - 16 years after the Rev then moved to Sumner Co. TN, then to Lincoln Co., TN and his widow applied there 22 Dec 1840, age 80, soldier and widow had m. 31 March 1785 in Fairfied Dist SC, soldier died 3 April 1835 in Lincoln Co. Tn. DAR, SC, R7166 Miscellaneous notes from researcher: Ginny White Keefer: Leonard Miles initially joined the Rev War in place of his father, Thomas Miles. Then Leonard came down with small pox and had to delay 5 or 6 weeks to recover. Leonard lived in Fairfield, SC for 15 or 16 years after the Rev War, then relocated to Lincoln Co TN. He married Mary ____ on Mar 31, 1785 at Fairfield, SC. The marriage was officiated by Rev. Ralph Jones, Baptist Minister. Leonard's widow, Mary, applied for a share of her late husband's pension when she was 80 years old. She would have been entitled to one half of what he was awarded. Mary Miles presented the pension board with her Miles family Bible, dated 1802. It listed all her children by name and age as I have them on my Ancestry.com under Leonard and Mary's names. This is page one of Leonard's RW pension application that was typed [with a large number of other's pensions and posted on the internet. A huge thank you to William C. Graves for all his work in behalf of so many researchers. - 1777 - Fairfield District, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - From South Carolina Department of Archives & History: Miles, Leonard Account audited (File No. 5231) of Claims Growing out of the American Revolution Series: S108092 Reel: 0104 Frame: 00258 Ignore: 000 Record 1 of 8 records - Aft 1777 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReal Estate - From South Carolina Department of Archives & History: Miles, Leonard Plat for 640 acres on Branch of Wateree Creek, Camden District, surveyed by Minor Winn Series: S213190 Volume: 0009 page: 00014 Item: 000 Record 2 of 8 records - 28 Jul 1784 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1785 - Fairfield District, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReal Estate - From South Carolina Department of Archives & History: Winn, Richard to Commissioners of the loan office, mortgage for two tracts, one for 640 acres, the other for 440 acres on Wataree River, Camden District, the former granted originally to Leonard Miles and the latter to said Winn, both on December 5, 1785 (Plat and Appraisement) Series: S218157 Volume: 000A Page: 00005 Ignore: 000 Record 3 of 8 Records - 5 Dec 1785 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Leonard Miles; Number of Free White Males under 16: 1 (John) Number of Free White Males 16 and over: 1 (Leonard) Number of Free White Females: 3 (Mary; Courtney; Mary) - 1790 - Fairfield District, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReal Estate - From South Carolina Department of Archives & History: Miles, Leonard Plat for 500 acres on Cedar Creek, Camden District, surveyed by Samuel Alston Series: S213190 Volume: 0032 Page: 00659 Item: 001 Record 6 of 8 records - 5 Sept 1796 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed incorrectly as Leonard Milles: Free white males 10-15: 1 (John or William) Free White Males 45 and over: 1 (Leonard) 2 people engaged in agriculture Free White Females under 10: 1 (Courtney or Mary) Free White Females 45 and over: 1 (Mary) - 7 Aug 1820 - Jackson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReal Estate - Notes from Jett Hanna: According to Deed Index for Lincoln County, Tennessee, Leonard Miles bought property in 1825; Deed is being ordered for review - 1825 - Lincoln County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Leonard Miles: Free White Persons; Males 70-79: 1 (Leonard) Free white Persons: 60-69: 1 (Mary) - 1830 - Lincoln County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Lincoln County Tennessee Wills 1827-1850 Page 119-Leonard Miles The last will and testament of Leonard Miles. In the name of God amen. I, Leonard Miles, of the State of Tennessee and County of Lincoln, being weak in body but of sound mind, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, revoking all and every other - First, That all my just debts and contracts be justly and truly paid. Secondly, I give and bequeth the whole of my estate, both personal and real to my beloved wife, Mary Miles, during her natural life. Thirdly, after her death, I do give and bequeth to my children as follows: To Polly Caruthers, one dollar, to Elizabeth Atwood, one dollar, one feather bed and trunk, to Sally Martin, one dollar, to Nancy Gee, one dollar, to William Miles one dollar, to Leonard Miles, one dollar, to Patsey Linsay and heirs, one hundred and fifty acres of land and one feather bed to the daughter of Polly Lindsay. Forthly, I do appoint William Atwood* my executor to settle all my earthly business. Sealed and acknowledged this first day of April, AD 1835. *William Atwood is William James Atwood - husband of Elizabeth Ann Miles and our gggg-grandfather. - 1 Apr 1835 - Lincoln County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1835 - Lincoln, Lincoln County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - After 8 Apr 1835 - Lincoln County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
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    Biography Written by John G Eyers
    Leonard Miles
    Leonard Miles
    The Ultimate American Patriot
    Written by Judy Curbow

    Photos
    Leonard Miles
    Leonard Miles
    A Revolutionary War Soldier

  • Sources 
    1. [S4273286750] Roster of South Carolina , Moss, Boby Gilmer, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 1994), 677 and 678.
      Indexed Miles, Leonard
      b. 1760 in Cumberland County, NC
      m. Mary ____, 31 March 1785
      See text above (under military) for further service information

    2. [S2743604922] 1790 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government).
      Source Citation: Year: 1790; Census Place: , Fairfield, South Carolina; Roll: M637_11; Page: 169; Image: 112; Family History Library Film: 0568151.

    3. [S2884009262] 1820 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1820. M33, 14).
      Source Citation: 1820 U S Census: , Jackson, Tennessee, Page: 275; NARA Roll: M33_123; Image: 145.

    4. [S2720510913] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830. M19, 201).
      Source Citation: 1830 U S Census: , Lincoln, Tennessee, Page: 233; NARA Roll: M19-177; Family History Film: 0024535.

    5. [S2720518517] 1840 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840. M704, 58).
      Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: , Giles, Tennessee; Roll: 523; Page: 158; Image: 323; Family History Library Film: 0024545.

    6. [S1303932974] U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - Ledgers of Payments, 1818-1872, to U.S. Pensioners Under Acts of 1818 Through 1858 From Records of the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury, 1818-1872; (National ).
      Name: Leonard Miles; Widow's Name: Mary Miles; Pension Office: Pulaski; Pension Office State: Tennessee; Year Range: 1835-1850