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Judge Rowland CHILES

Male 1827 - 1899  (72 years)


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  • Name Rowland CHILES 
    Title Judge 
    Born 8 May 1827  Giles County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Roland CHILES 
    Died 9 Jul 1899  Scott County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Pilot Prairie Cemetery, Waldron, Scott County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas, Chicago, IL: Southern Publishing Company, 1891, p. 400:

      Judge Roland Chiles. Owing to the fertility of the soil of Scott County, Ark., and by energy, industry and economy Mr. Chiles has become one of the well-to-do farmers of this section. He was born in Tennessee in 1827, the youngest in a family of nine children born to his parents, Paul and Lucinda (Kersey) Chiles, the former a native of Virginia and the latter of South Carolina. The paternal grandfather, Roland Chiles, was born in England and came to America during colonial times, making his home in Virginia and afterward participating in the Revolutionary War. [Note by compiler: The paternal grandfather, Roland Chiles, was really born in VA, not in England.] He afterward became a pioneer of East Tennessee and in that State passed from life. The maternal grandfather, Thomas Kersey, was born in Ireland and also came to America prior to the Revolution, in which he was a soldier, but made his home in South Carolina, afterward moving to Tennessee, where he died. Paul Chiles was an agriculturist and spent his life in Tennessee, dying in the western part of the State in 1883 at the advanced age of ninety-seven years, his wife having been called to her long home in 1867. On the old homestead in Tennessee Roland Chiles grew to manhood, learning the details of farm work of his father. He was married in West Tennessee in 1852 to Miss Margaret M. Blair, a native of South Carolina, but reared in Tennessee, and in time a family of five children gathered about their hearthstone: James P., John H., Frances E. (wife of Frank H. Holland), Maud Della and Hayward L. In 1863 Mr. Chiles joined the Confederate Army, and after taking part in the battle of Oxford Miss., he left the army on account of physical disability and once more turned his attention to farming in Tennessee, in which State he remained until 1871, when he came to Arkansas, purchasing 240 acres of good farming land near Waldron and entering 120 acres more. He set energetically to work to improve his land, and now has 125 acres under cultivation, the most of which had to be cleared from timber. He ran a sawmill for some years and besides his home farm has enough land to make him 500 acres. In 1886 he purchased nine acres in the town of Waldron, on which he has erected a residence and in which he has since resided. In 1884 he was elected county judge, and during his term in office reduced the county debt about $14,000. Although a Whig before the War he is now a Democrat in politics, and socially belongs to the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. In 1874 he moved to Fayetteville to give his eldest three children the advantages of the schools of that place, and there resided for two years.

      (2) www.findagrave.com:

      Rowland Chiles
      Birth: May 8, 1827
      Death: Jul. 9, 1899 . . .

      Family links: Parents: Paul Chiles (1787 - 1879), Lucinda Susan Kersey Chiles (1788 - 1866); Spouse: Margaret M. Blair Chiles (1827 - 1891); Siblings: Frances Chiles Caruthers (1806 - 1882), John Chiles (1809 - 1865), Nancy Ann Chiles Moore (1810 - 1888), Paul Chiles (1814 - 1861), Sarah Chiles Collins (1816 - 1884), Anna Chiles Hicks (1819 - 1883), Martha Lucinda Chiles Jones (1823 - 1858), Henry Chiles (1825 - ____), Rowland Chiles (1827 - 1899)

      Burial: Pilot Prairie Cemetery, Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas, USA

      Created by: Andrea Maloney
      Record added: Feb 16, 2008
      Find A Grave Memorial# 24672718
    Person ID I39119  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Father Paul CHILES, Sr.,   b. Abt 1787, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1879, Giles County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lucinda Susan KERSEY,   b. 27 Feb 1788, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1866, Giles County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1806 
    Family ID F15811  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret M. BLAIR,   b. 24 Dec 1827, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1891, Scott County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1854  Gibson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Paul CHILES,   b. 6 Sep 1855, Giles County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1949, Logan County, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F16828  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008: Name: M M Blair Gender: Female Marriage Date: 16 Aug 1854 Marriage Place: Gibson, Tennessee, USA Spouse: Boland Childs.