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Miles, Samuel, 1826-1910



  • Existence: 1826 - 1910

Biographical History

Samuel Miles (1826-1910) was member of the Battalion and a teacher and farmer in St. George, Utah.

Samuel Miles was born on April 8, 1826 in New York to Samuel Miles Sr. and Prudence Marks. He attended the University of Nauvoo in 1841 at age 15. In 1846 he joined the Battalion and marched to Los Angeles, California. Miles moved to San Francisco for work near Sutter’s Mill for a time before joining a group of Battalion men heading to the Salt Lake Valley. They arrived in Utah on September 10, 1848. He farmed and ranched on his own land, but also returned to work as a schoolteacher. He married Hannah Miranda Colborn on September 6, 1849. In 1862, his family was called south to help settle Washington County, Utah. He continued his profession as a teacher while there. Samuel Miles died on May 22, 1910, in St. George, Utah.

Biography of Samuel Miles the son of Samuel and Prudence Marks, 1852-1881, viewed Sept. 30, 2010 (Samuel Miles; b. Apr. 8, 1826 in Attica, N.Y.; d. May 22, 1910 in St. George, Utah; school teacher, farmer)

Familysearch, via WWW, May 26, 2015 (Samuel Miles; b. April 8, 1826 in NY to Samuel Miles Sr. and Prudence Marks; d. May 22, 1910 in St. George, UT)

Familypedia, via WWW, May 26, 2015 (Samuel Miles (1826-1910); married Hannah Colborn on Sept. 6, 1849; University of Nauvoo in 1841 age 15; 1846 Battalion marched to CA; 1862 called south to Washington County to settle and be a teacher)

UPB files, via WWW, May 26, 2015 (autobiography of Samuel Miles; Moved to San Francisco worked near Sutter's Mill then headed back to SLC Sept. 10, 1848; farmed, ranched, and was schoolteacher)

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Biography of Samuel Miles the son of Samuel and Prudence Marks

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Identifier: MSS 7599
Scope and Contents Manuscript autobiography, labeled by the author as a biography, with thirty-two pages of a handwritten life story by Samuel Miles. The story includes a life summary from 1826 to 1851, and short yearly summaries for each year between 1852 and 1881. The text includes information that is particularly familial and spiritual, but often references broader historical events that contextualize his life. He mentions several events in Latter-day Saintn history including the violence in Missouri, his...
Dates: approximately 1852-1881

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