Miles, George U.

Born: 1796-03-20 Saint Marys County, Maryland

Died: 1882-03-19 Petersburg, Illinois

Miles came to Illinois in 1816, settling first in St. Clair County, and then in White County, where he married Jane McCoy on November 18, 1821. They had three children. Miles moved to Logan County, Illinois, and then in 1836, he moved to Sangamon County, where he lived on a farm six miles north of Springfield. In 1839, he moved to Petersburg in Menard County, Illinois, where he served as public administrator from 1845 to 1849. After his wife Jane's death in 1850, Miles re-married to Catharine Rickard Earley, with whom he had one child.

John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 613; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 281, 288, 699; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 525; Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, eds., Herndon’s Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998), 763; George U. Miles Gravestone, Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; Jane McCoy Miles Gravestone, Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.