Wilfred Miles

"Tall Man Dead" - Patrick Miles (1834-1903)

"Tall Man Dead" - Patrick Miles (1834-1903)

My 3rd great grandfather, Patrick Miles, was a tall man. Apparently he was one of the tallest in his county at the time of his death in 1903. He stood six feet and six inches "in his stocking feet." This is his story.

Genealogy, DNA, and the Discovery of Wilfred Miles

Genealogy, DNA, and the Discovery of Wilfred Miles

For several years I have dabbled on and off with genealogy. When I took my Ancestry DNA test last summer I transitioned from occasional hobbyist to ardent life long genealogy enthusiast. The discovery of Wilfred Miles (about 1770-1825), my 5th great grandfather, marks the precise moment I became hooked.