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Aquilla Miles Family Home
Posted by: Cecelia Heinrich (ID *****6962) Date: November 28, 2005 at 12:05:19
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I am looking for information on the location of the home of AQUILLA MILES and his family in Lowndes County. I have quite a bit of information about this family, but I would love to have a photo of his home to add to our family history. I've tried to include photos of people and their homes, information about how and where they lived. I am more interested in the people and their stories. A cousin just called and said he was in Haynesville and Lowndesboro today trying to find the home. He found Oakview Cemetery where some of the MILES, GILLIS, and FAGG families are buried and took pictures of those, but he wasn't able to find the home.
When Robbie Lee Gilllis Ross wrote Vol.II of YOUR INHERITANCE, she told my mother that she had seen the home and thought it was once a grand place. I'm sure she took a picture of it, but Mrs. Ross and my mother died some years ago. I wrote to a library but got no response. I have a copy of MARGARET JOSEPHINE MILES GILLIS' journal, but it does not tell the location of their home.
I would appreciate it if anyone can help with locating AQUILLA MILES' plantation home. AQUILLA and his wife, ELIZABETH P.DAVIS MILES, were my great-great grandparents. Their son, JAMES DEGRAFFENRIED MILES, was my great-grandfather. James came to Texas before the Civil War, with his new wife, ELLEN L. DAY of Russell county. Other family members also came to Texas after the Civil War and AQUILLA died in North Carolina after the Civil War.
Cecelia in Texas

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