Captain John Miles

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Captain John Miles, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born before 1662.1,2 He died 10 February 1710.1,2

John had an unknown first wife who was the mother of his children; he married (2) Abigail Thompson, daughter of John Thompson and Dorothy (---), say 1693.2,3,4

He was a weaver or clothier. He also was appointed Captain of an expedition against the French and Indians (21 Feb 1692/3) and also sent out in 1709 "to the relief of our sick souldiers at Albany and the Wood Creek." Jacobus points out this probably indicates earlier service in another locale, but that has not been identified.1,2

Family 1

  • John Miles1 b. abt. 1685, d. 25 Nov 1760
  • Major Thomas Miles+1,2 b. abt. 1688, d. 5 Oct 1741
  • (---) Miles1,2 b. abt. 1688, d. aft. 1710
  • Joseph Miles1,2 b. abt. 1692

Family 2

Abigail Thompson b. 26 Jan 1651, d. 1727


  1. [S53] Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 9 vols. in 3 (1924-1932; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1974), 1182-1190, further cited as Jacobus, New Haven Families.
  2. [S163] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Captain John Miles the Weaver, Ancestor of the Wallingford and Goshen Conn., Families," The American Genealogist 35 (Oct 1959): 247-254, further cited as Jacobus, "Captain John Miles the Weaver."
  3. [S340] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Notes on Thompson Families of Connecticut," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 66 (July 1912): 197-209, at 197, further cited as Jacobus, "Notes on Thompson Families."
  4. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1036, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011). See also for evidences of his first marriage.
This person was last edited on29 Dec 2017