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An American Family History

Giles Family

  also spelled Jiles  
 

Henry Giles, Sr. was born about 1758 in London.

When he was fourteen years, he ran away from school in Liverpool, coming to the United States, where he served as a drummer boy in the Revolutionary war.

He married Ann Mason.

Henry Giles, Jr. (1794),
Mary Giles (1798, married Thomas Long)

He owned 600 acres in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, near Bloody Run. Giles appeared in the tax lists of Barree Township from 1774 to 1789.

1774 Giles & Dickey - uncultivated land
1775 Banister & Giles - uncultivated land
1776 Banister & Giles - uncultivated land
1779 Banister & Giles - freemen
1781 Banister & Giles

He died in 1852, at the age of ninety-four years.

 
 
 
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania was established on September 20, 1787 as a large region of Central Pennsylvania. It was previously part of Bedford County and the earlier Cumberland Region.

Henry Giles, Jr. was born about 1794 in Pennsylvania. He was a blacksmith.

He married Nancy Moore in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Nancy was born in London, England. Her father was William Moore.

Daniel Giles (1836)

 

 
 

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In the 1830s settlers began arriving in Iowa from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, Kentucky, and Virginia. Iowa became a state in 1846.

from Portrait and Biographical Record of Western Oregon

The life of Daniel Giles...

He was born in Bedford county, Pa., September 16, 1836, the son of Henry Giles, also a native of that state. The family came originally from England, the grandfather, Henry Giles, having been born in London, and at the age of fourteen years ran away from school in Liverpool, coming to the United States, where he served as a drummer boy in the Revolutionary war. In manhood he became a resident of Bedford county, Pa., where he resided near the stream of Bloody Run and earned his livelihood in agricultural pursuits. His death occurred in 1852, at the age of ninety-four years.

His son, Henry, became a blacksmith and lived in Pennsylvania until his death at the age of fifty years. He married Nancy Moore, who was born in London, England, and died in Iowa in 1868, whither she had removed to make her home with her sons. She was the daughter of William Moore, also a native of London. a silk-weaver by trade, who came to the United States in 1817 and located in Bedford county, Pa., where he was engaged in the weaving of cloth. In 1834 he removed to Fairfield county, Ohio, where he continued at his trade and also engaged in fancy handwork, in which he was very expert. His death occurred there at the age of ninety-one years.

Coverlets (Coverlid) are woven bedcovers, used as the topmost covering on a bed.