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John Embry Miles

Birthabt 1840
Death28 FEB 1918
Aged: 78.2 years
Birth Year <1840> Birthplace GA Age 40 Occupation Farmer Marital Status M Race W Head of Household John E. MILES Relation Self Father's Birthplace GA Mother's Birthplace GA
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses


abt 1866  AL  

Lillian Inez 

abt 1869  AL Richard Francis Johnston 


abt 1872  AL  

Oliver Youngblood 

abt 187613 AUG 1935  TX Myra Hamner 


18771892  TX  

Emma Fay 

1 JUL 18806 JUL 1963  TX Samuel Amory Benton 

Myrtle Youngblood 

4 APR 188227 OCT 1964  TX  
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  • Other, : History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 4
    By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen

    MILES, JOHN EMBRY, lawyer, was born September 12, 1839, at Hamilton, Harris County, Ga., and died February 28, 1918, at Columbiana; son of Thomas Jasper and Elinor Minerva (Embry) Miles, who lived at Columbus, Ga., where Mrs. Miles died in 1855, the former a native of that place, who entered the ministry of the Baptist church at the age of eighteen years, and preached for more than forty years, who came to Alabama and settled at Pine Level in 1859, conducted a farm and a mercantile store in addition to his ministry, and served as a chaplain in the C. S. Army, during the War of Secession; grandson of Reuben Embry, who lived near Columbus, Ga. The American ancestor of the Miles family was one of three brothers who came over from Wales. Mr. Miles was a brother of George Granberry Miles (q. v.). He was educated in the country schools and in Cusseta, Ga. He located at Montgomery in 1858, and in May, 1861, entered the C. S. Army, as a member of the First Alabama cavalry, Clanton's brigade. He served in the army for three years, and was severely wounded and disabled for further service at the battle of Shiloh. He farmed for two years after leaving the army; entered the mercantile business at Pine Grove in 1867, and from there moved to Montgomery; gave up the mercantile business in May, 1872, and moved to Texas; studied law in Texas and was admitted to the bar in 1885; went to Birmingham in 1887, and practiced law for ten years at that place; and traveled for thirteen years in the interest of the Law Book Publishers, the Lawyers Company, the Operative Publishing Company, and the Edward Thompson Law Book Company. He was a Baptist and a Mason. Married: April 6, 1865, at China Grove, to Josephine Emma Youngblood, daughter of Dr. Oliver and Tinzy Terrell (Townsend) Youngblood, of that place; granddaughter of Col. Eli Townsend, a planter and slave-owner at China Grove. The Townsend ancestor was Lieut . John Townsend, who came to America with Lord Baltimore, and was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army. His home was in Townshend, England, named for his family. Children: 1. Lillian, m. Richard Francis Johnston (q. v.); 2. Oliver, m. Myra Hamner. Columbiana; 3. Fay, m. Samuel Benton, Columbiana and Birmingham, children, Samuel, jr., John Miles, Charles Henry and Fay Miles; 4. Myrtle Youngblood, "Cincinnati Times-Star," Cincinnati, O. Last residence: Columbiana.
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