(Miley), Mary 1

Birth Name (Miley), Mary
Gender female
Age at Death 63 years, 4 months, 12 days


some sources "correct" her birthdate to 1792. If so, she can not be the mother of any of Henry's children.

Germans arriving with Henry Miley from PA via KY include Tislow's and Coonrod's. Perhaps Mary was related to them. Henry's sister married a Bowman in Hagerstown, MD ; Mary could be Baltzer's sister or in one of several families that also moved from Lancaster, PA to Charles Co, MD at the time (Conradt, Hershey, Kagey...)

Trees on ancestry.com claiming this is Mary "Polly" Herndon are incorrect. She married a different Henry Miley in SC.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1772-10-08 MD    
Event Note

sons George and Jacob Miley say in 1880 census that their mother was born in MD

Death 1836-02-20 Pike Co., IN   2a


Family of Miley, John Heinrich and (Miley), Mary

Married Husband Miley, John Heinrich ( * 1767-06-18 + 1847-09-13 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1787 Hagerstown, Washington, MD Marriage of Miley, Henry and Miley, Mary (Unk)  
Event Note

a guess - where Henry Miley lived at the time.


Jim Eads said,
"Henry,David, and Catherine, widow of Martin, were sureties for a $500 bond in Jefferson Co., KY"

"Henry and Mary were in Knox county by 1807 with at least nine of their fifteen children, according to the probate book."

Excerpt from Miley Family History by Natalie Robling pp 194-195
"[Henry] migrated from Pennsylvania, through the Shenandoah region and Kentucky to Indiana, and settled in Pike County in 1803. As far as can be learned, he left the faith of his fathers and never practiced the Mennonite religion after coming here...
[they] lived near the location of the Old Town Cemetery. They made part of their home into an inn as overnight accommodations for travellers on the Buffalo Trace.
He built a horse mill on his property and sometimes wagon loads of grain stood in long lines waiting for his services. He measured the grain then poured it into the hopper, then with the toll box he took out the toll, or payment, for grinding. The toll in those days was fixed by the owner, usually one-fourth of the grain milled."

[kdd: from birth of their children, they lived in KY from at least 1790-1801. Also, Henry's brother David followed Henry to Indiana in 1804.]

from "History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana" by Goodspeed Bros. & Co
"Among others who had settled in Jefferson Township previous to 1817, were Benjamin Hays, Ebenezer Case, Henry Miley, William Hurst, James Payn, Henry Lacefield, Joab Chappell, William Shook, Daniel Rowe, and others"
"land entries in Washington and Madison Townships previous to the year 1818: [those in 1813 only] George Ross, Jeremiah Arnold, Levi Kruman, Henry Miley, Silas Risby"

"For a brief span between 1807 and 1814, the most populous and the most important settlement on the Buffalo Trace in Indiana Territory from Louisville to Vincennes was White Oak Springs. This was a fort within a stockade on high ground directly beside the Trace in White River Township of Knox County. It was about one mile west of the present Pike County courthouse at Petersburg, Indiana and about one day’s journey from Vincennes. Because of its accessible location and its safe and commodious arrangements, the fort served as a hostel for travelers to and from the territorial capital.
The White Oak Springs settlement had its beginnings between 1800 and 1807, when a little group of families clustered about the Fort on adjacent quarter sections of land on both sides of the Trace. and continues to this day. The families that comprised the community of White Oak springs before 1810 were: The Tislow, Coonrod, Miley and Coleman families who were German and came more or less directly from Pennsylvania. The Brenton and Arnold families, came from Virginia with stopovers in Kentucky. Woolsey Pride, the owner of the Fort was from North Carolina."

Name Birth Date Death Date
Miley, P
Miley, John I17871867-09-15
Miley, Amanda1789
Miley, Maryabout 17901870-03-00
Miley, Henry Jr1792-06-12before 1839-12-05
Miley, Catherine1795
Miley, Rebecca1797
Miley, David H1798-01-121861-12-30
Miley, Martin1800between 1850 and 1855
Miley, George O18011883-07-00
Miley, Elizabeth1803-11-151838-11-22
Miley, Samuelbetween 1807 and 1813
Miley, Jacob1808
Miley, Sarah E1815-06-091878-12-14
Miley, Priscilla18161819