Biography of Edwin W. Miles
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Miles, Edwin Wade, is a grandson of Anthony Miles, of England, and a son of Anthony, jr., who was born in Suffolk, England, in 1784, and died in Carlton June 6, 1883, aged ninety nine years. The latter was one of the pioneers of this county, where he settled in 1810. His first wife was a Miss Benjamin, by whom he had five children: Mary, Grace, Edmond, Henry O. and Priscilla. He married second Jane Brown, and had by her six children: Sarah. wife of George Miller; Edwin W. our subject, born September 6, 1830, in Carlton Mary Ann, who married J. B. Norris; Col. Edmond B., Cynthia, Victoria, wife of William Sutton. Edwin W. was educated in the common schools and Yates Academy, and has always been a farmer. He has served as highway commissioner three years, and is a member of Renovation Lodge No. 97, F. & A. M. of Albion, and of the A. O. U. W. of Carlton. December 30, 1852, he married Elizabeth Hall, born September 12, 1832, who was a daughter of Moses Hall, born in New Hampshire in 1807, and died in Michigan in 1890. He married Henrietta Harris, also of that State, born in 1812, and died in 1855. Our subject has a relic in his possession worthy of notice, it being his father's picture, framed in one of thi oxbows of the two yoke of oxen which brought the Bachelor Company to Carlton. Mr. and Mrs. Miles have one daughter, Mary, born October 28, 1853, who married Frederick Sutton and resides in Carlton.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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