Biography of Isaiah Liles
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ISAIAH LILES was born in 1818, a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, son of Lemuel and Hannah Liles, natives of South Carolina and Pennsylvania respectively, and of German descent. His great grandfather Liles was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary war. His father was a soldier in the war of 1812, also a Lieutenant. His parents were married in Pennsylvania and in March. 1814, moved to Chillicothe, where they resided till the spring of 1828, and moved to Logan County, OhIo, the father dying there in 1876, in his ninety eighth year, the mother in her sixty fifth. Isaiah Liles, the subject of this sketch, resided with his parents till twenty one years of age, and after that time was variously employed till 1842, when he removed to his farm of eighty acres, purchased in 1839, and where he still resides. He owned 700 acres in this same locality at one time, and now owns 335 acres. He has been a large contractor, having furnished ties for the Fort Wayne Railroad for many miles of its construction. He was once Land Agent for this district and disposed of 3,000 acres in Richland and Jackson Townships; dealt extensively in stock ten or twelve years; made brick and dug wells for twenty years, always having been a hard worker. He was married, Novem ber 25, 1842, to Catharine Young, of Wayne County, Ohio, and seven children were born to them, Samuel G., Second Lieutenant in the late war; Joseph A., soldier; J. J.; Margaret, wife of Henry Shriver; Elvira and Charlotte, both deceased, and Lemuel J. Mr. Liles is a Republican; he has served as Clerk of the Board of Education twenty five years; was formerly a member of the M. E. Church, but now, with his wife, of the Christian Church.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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