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Children of Rebecca James (1705-1752) and John Miles (1703-1757) of Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania:


1.    Rebecca Miles:  born circa 1737; married June 6, 1771 to Reverend Abel Griffith (1723-1793) son of Reverend Benjamin Griffith (1688-1768) and Sarah Miles; died August 1779; buried at Brandywine Baptist Church Cemetery, Chadds Ford, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; known children include:  Benjamin Griffith, Abner Griffith and Miles Griffith.


2.    Catherine Miles:  born circa 1740.


3.    Jane Miles:  born circa 1742.


4.    Sarah Miles:  born circa 1745.


5.    Enos Miles:  born circa 1746; married “Catherine”; died March 20, 1806.


6.    James Miles:  born circa 1747 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; married December 17, 1772 at First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Susannah Kigings; known children include:  Jane Miles, Rebecca Miles, Catherine Miles, George Miles and James Miles.


7.    John Miles:  born circa 1749 in Radnor Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania; married February 29, 1772 to Mary Lewis; died 1776; known children include Ann Miles and Sarah Miles.


8.    Hannah Miles:  born circa 1752.




Rebecca James was the daughter of David James (circa 1660-1739) and Margaret Jane Mortimer of Llandegley and Glascwm parishes, Radnorshire, Wales.




See, "James Miles and Some of His Descendants," by Thomas Allen Glenn, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 37, No. 2 (1913), Pages 240-247.


See, Marriage of James Miles and Susanna Kigings, December 17, 1772 from Pennsylvania Marriage Licenses, 1769-1776, published in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography Volume XLI. 1917, No. 1, Page 341.  See also, “Record of Pennsylvania Marriages, Prior to 1810, Volume 1 by Clarence M. Busch., State Printer of Pennsylvania, 1895, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 8 – Marriage Record of the First Baptist Church, Philadelphia 1761-1803.


See, Information on Rebecca Miles and Abel Griffith from the notes of Marge Scherrueble at scherrueble@aol.com posted on Ancestry.com October 9, 2001.


Virtual Memorials on “Find A Grave” Website:


Rebecca (Miles) Griffith (1737-1779), Memorial ID No. 71328768, by Ancestor Hunter, added June 13, 2011.


Updated: June 19, 2022