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Transcribed biography of Albion L. Miles

ALBION L. MILES was born in Jefferson County, Va., May 1, 1830, and is a sone of Henry C. and Martha (Rhoades) Miles; his parents were born, reared and married in Montgomery County, Md.; his ancestry were true patriots; both his grandfathers served in the Revolutionary war, and his father in that of 1812; his parents moved to Jefferson County, Va., about 1823, and reared a family of nine children. They both died in said county. At the age of fifteen, Albion L. Miles began the struggle of life by learning the trade of a mason, and finished at the age of twenty, working as a mason at various times since then. In 1853, he went to La Porte County, and came to Porter County in 1865, dividing time between masonry and farming. On December 24, 1851, he was married to Catherine Lewis, daughter of Lewis and Elizabeth (Hughes) Lewis, both natives of Wales. Mrs. Miles came to the United States in 1841. They had five children, three of who remain - Harry L., Thomas L. (both of New Mexico) and Albion P. Politically, Mr. Miles is a Democrat; he has been Assessor of the township five years, and is now Justice of the Peace. Of his children, all are, or have been telegraph operators.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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