Table of Contents
- Miles, James
- 1 James Miles and the Stolen
- 2 Graham. It stood on the site donated by James Miles a century earlier, and has been in continual
- 3 the father-and-son duo of Abner and James Miles, who did so much to shape the infant
- 4 Abner's twenty-six-year-old son, James Miles, inherited his father's lands and business
- 5 James Miles built a substantial, two-storey,
- 6 emerging hamlet, described a visit to James Miles' house in 1830. "We found him with dinner
- 7 Miles seems to have been well liked by all.
- 8 Miles became affectionately known as "The Squire,"
- 9 classes at Miles' Hill were held in a log settlement house on
- 10 Miles usually possessed "a very even temper,"
- 11 Miles died in 1844, at age sixty-four, after
- 12 for his family - wife, Mercy, son, James, and daughters Hannah, Lucy, Elizabeth,
- 13 James Miles is so far from liking to show off his
- 14 Bridgeford, John Langstaff and James Miles, had put down their arms and returned to the
- 15 company. Arnold's brother-in-law, James Miles, was lieutenant and second-in-command.
- 16 Hill Presbyterian Church, erected in 1821. James Miles changed all that. Whether attempting to
- 17 Miles' most important religious contribution came in
- 18 a clearing in a grove of pine trees on James Miles' property on the west side of Yonge
- 19 belated payment for the property after Miles' death in 1844. The land was purchased from
- 20 new label - Richmond Hill. Perhaps James Miles had done something to alienate
- 21 of early leaders like Abner and James Miles, William Jenkins, and Benjamin Barnard
- 22 Miles' Hill may have evolved from James Miles' first Sunday School of 1811, or it may even
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