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Children of Rebecca James and John Miles of Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania:


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




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.


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


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


Updated: July 12, 2019