Emmaline Miley

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Emmaline Miley (Oentz)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Death: December 11, 1887 (73)
Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of William Goodman Miley
Mother of Elizabeth Keen; Emeline Giddens; Pvt. William Goodwin Miley, Jr., CSA; Samuel Augustine Miley, (CSA); David Montgomery Miley and 7 others

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About Emmaline Miley

The following information was compiled by Spessard Stone and the Tampa Tribune:

Emmaline was a Jew and had married William (Goodman Miley)on 7 February 1834 in Montgomery County,Alabama, after extracting his promise that he would sell his slaves.

Lived briefly in Montgomery, Alabama before settling, Hillsborough County, Florida (1840-1845).

"With Seminole Indians still occupying a camp in the area, relations could be tense on occasion. The Miley family took refuge at Fort Brooke several times, but in 1847, when there were reports of a possible Indian raid, it was impossible to make the dash to Tampa. Descendant Martha Parr told the story:

"My great-great-grandmother was expecting a child. They gathered the children in the cabin and hovered in fear. During the night, an Indian woman, who was also expecting a child, wandered up to their cabin and was taken in. By morning, both women had delivered a son. Presumably because the Indian woman was treated kindly by the Mileys, the Indians grudgingly became friendly."

"Emiline" Miley was enumerated in household # 40 in the 1870 of Hillsborough County. Her occupation was given as a farmer. Living within her household were: Florida Smith, her 18-year-old daughter; Menoni Smith, age 1, Florida's child; and Emmaline's unmarried children, Martha Miley, age 16; Harney Miley, age 13; Sula Miley, age 9. Emmaline Miley died December 11, 1887 and was buried beside William G. Miley in Thonotosassa Cemetery.


The following information was compiled by Spessard Stone and the Tampa Tribune:

Emmaline was a Jew and had married William (Goodman Miley)on 7 February 1834 in Montgomery County,Alabama, after extracting his promise that he would sell his slaves.

Lived briefly in Montgomery, Alabama before settling, Hillsborough County, Florida (1840-1845).

"With Seminole Indians still occupying a camp in the area, relations could be tense on occasion. The Miley family took refuge at Fort Brooke several times, but in 1847, when there were reports of a possible Indian raid, it was impossible to make the dash to Tampa. Descendant Martha Parr told the story:

"My great-great-grandmother was expecting a child. They gathered the children in the cabin and hovered in fear. During the night, an Indian woman, who was also expecting a child, wandered up to their cabin and was taken in. By morning, both women had delivered a son. Presumably because the Indian woman was treated kindly by the Mileys, the Indians grudgingly became friendly."

"Emiline" Miley was enumerated in household # 40 in the 1870 of Hillsborough County. Her occupation was given as a farmer. Living within her household were: Florida Smith, her 18-year-old daughter; Menoni Smith, age 1, Florida's child; and Emmaline's unmarried children, Martha Miley, age 16; Harney Miley, age 13; Sula Miley, age 9. Emmaline Miley died December 11, 1887 and was buried beside William G. Miley in Thonotosassa Cemetery.

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Emmaline Miley's Timeline

1814
August 16, 1814
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
1835
January 22, 1835
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, United States
1837
January 16, 1837
1838
1838
Alabama, United States
1840
April 23, 1840
Alabama, United States
1842
1842
1846
1846
Alabama, United States
1847
December 6, 1847
Thonotosassa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
1850
May 28, 1850