Name: John Steen Miles
Given Name: John Steen
Birth: 5 Aug 1824 in Tennessee 1 2
Death: 5 Feb 1890 in Weimar, Colorado County, Texas 1
Burial: Live Oak Cemetery, Colorado County, Texas 3 4 5 6 7 8
FindAGrave Memorial# 22900240
Change Date: 9 Jan 2016 at 16:17
John's age was listed as 25 in the 1850 census, 32 in the 1860 census, 48 in the 1870 census, and 55 in the 1880 census. 8
At the time of the 1850 Census, October 29, 1850, John was living next to his family in Union County, South Carolina. He was married with 2 sons and a daughter. He was a farmer.
On October 30, 1853, at the Spring Creek Church, Calhoun County, Mississippi, he was ordained to the Baptist ministry by brethren J.C. Martin and T.J. Hunt.
By the time of the 1860 Census, September 6, 1860, John had moved his family to Lafayette County, Mississippi (P.O. Paris). He was a farmer with real estate valued at $1600 and personal assets of $800. He had 4 sons and 2 daughters. A woman named Nancy Steen, age 50 born in South Carolina, was listed with the family. His mother's maiden name was Steen, so this may have been an aunt or cousin.
He moved to Texas in 1869, and pastored many churches in Lavaca, Fayette and Colorado Counties. He had been pastor of the Live Oak Church, Colorado County about fifteen years.
By the time of the 1870 Census, September 9, 1870, John had moved the family to Fayette County, Texas (P.O. Lyonsville). His occupation was listed as tenant with the notation of 1870 after it. Perhaps that is when he became a tenant. He had a different wife and a son born since the last census.
At the time of the 1880 Census, the family was living in Lavaca County, Texas. John was listed with the title of Rev. He was engaged in farming.
JOHN S MILES OBITUARY
MILES - Bro Miles died at his home near Weimar, Colorado Co, Texas, February 5, l890. He was born in Tenn. August 5, l824 and in early life lived in South Carolina. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Francis G Hames of South Carolina whom he married in l845. On January 7, l862, in Calhoun Co. Mississippi, he was married to Miss S. F. Duke. On October 30, l853, at the Spring Creek Church - Calhoun Co. Mississippi, he was ordained to the Baptist ministry by brethren J. C. Martin & T. J. Hunt. He moved to Texas in l869, and pastored many churches in Lavaca, Fayette, & Colorado Counties. He had been pastor of the Live Oak Church, Colorado Co, about fifteen years. He leaves a widow and twelve children. On February 6, l890, at his old church, and in the presence of a large congregation, his funeral was preached by Rev. Q. T. Simpson.
While Bro. Miles is not what is termed "an educated minister", yet he was a useful preacher, highly respected and will be sadly missed. He was conscious to the last moment, and viewed his approaching death with calmness. They who stood by his bedside said he died happy.
Great God - at the appointed time, give me and the read such a death.
Rev. Q. T. Simpson
I arrive at this place on the 8th; found Bro. Staton holding the fort. He is in the hearts of his people and they have a warm place in his heart; this is just as it should be. The writer had the pleasure of preaching to his people on Thursday and Friday nights, and then Saturday we took a ride, through the kindness of brethren J. A. Lockett and Charles Hunter, to Live Oak Church, some five miles distant. Here we found the indomitable M. M. Wadsworth, presiding over the flock at that point. He seems to feel as though he had Broadway; and they in return think they have a Broad-Us. It was my happy privilege to take a humble part in the Memorial service conducted by the pastor at the erection of a monument to the memory of the late Rev. J. S. Miles, deceased; who was their honored pastor for about twenty years. The services were appropriate and impressive. The Texas Baptist and Herald is on top here.
S. W. Smith `
Father: Charles Miles b: 8 Sep 1800 in Tennessee
Mother: Lucinda Steen b: 19 Jun 1802 in , Union County, South Carolina
Francis G. "Franky" Hames b: Abt 1827 in South Carolina
- Change Date:
2 Dec 2010
- William Gilbert Miles b: 25 Dec 1846 in South Carolina
- Charles Harvey Miles b: 3 Apr 1848 in , Union County, South Carolina
- Margaret Catherine "Cassie" Miles b: 14 Jan 1850 in South Carolina
- Robert Boyd Miles b: 16 Mar 1853 in , Lafayette County, Mississippi
- John Bolivar Miles b: 13 Jan 1858 in , Lafayette County, Mississippi
- Elizabeth Victoria Miles b: 1859 in , Lafayette County, Mississippi
Sarah F. "Sallie" Duke b: Abt 1843 in Mississippi
7 Jan 1862
in , Calhoun County, Mississippi 8 9
- Change Date:
11 Oct 2011
- Joseph Bedford Miles b: 7 Dec 1863 in , Lafayette County, Mississippi
- Milton Edgar Miles b: 1872 in Texas
- Peter Turner Miles b: 1874 in Texas
- Albert Tandy Miles b: 15 Mar 1875 in Texas
- Agnes G. "Aggie" Miles b: Jan 1881 in Texas
- Fannie Belle Miles b: 9 Jan 1886 in Texas
- Abbrev: Tombstone
- Abbrev: Deaths, Colorado County, Texas M.
Title: Deaths, Colorado County, Texas M
- Abbrev: FindAGrave.com
Page: Memorial# 22900240
- Abbrev: 1850 United States Federal Census
Title: 1850 United States Federal Census
Page: Union, South Carolina; Roll M432_859; Page: 52; Image: 352.
- Abbrev: 1860 United States Federal Census
Title: 1860 United States Federal Census
Page: Lafayette, Mississippi; Roll M653_585; Page: 0; Image: 37.
- Abbrev: 1870 United States Federal Census
Title: 1870 United States Federal Census
Page: Between Halletsville Road and Buckners Creek,Fayette,Texas; Roll M593_1585;Pg:407;Image:209
- Abbrev: 1880 United States Federal Census
Title: 1880 United States Federal Census
Page: Precinct 2, Lavaca, Texas; Roll T9_1316; Fam Hist Film: 12 55316; Pg: 388.2000; ED: 78
- Abbrev: Descendants of Charles Miles
Title: Descendants of Charles Miles
Author: Denise Preiss
Publication: genealogy report, 16 Sep 2009
Page: Her source was the records of Charles Kerby Miles.
- Abbrev: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900