The means provided by the Powhatan tribes for transporting themselves about in their marshy wastes was the dugout canoe. This article describes these canoes, their method of manufacture, and provides pictures of them and their paddles.
A scene from the work of a day of one of the hunters (Paul Miles) will convey a picture of life at Pamunkey and help to give a background for an understanding of living conditions.
Perhaps the most striking feature of all in the natural history of the modern Pamunkey comes before us in the survival of the controlled hunting and trapping rights: the custom by which each hunter in the band controls an assigned and definitely bounded area within which he enjoys the exclusive privilege of setting his traps for fur-bearing animals.
Miles, Samuel, Monkton, was born in Canada on January 1, 1835, and removed to Monkton with his parents in 1843. He was married in 1856 to Phebe Ann Thompson, who was born in Richmond, Chittenden county, Vt., in 1835. They have had a family of six children — Ellen E., Alfred B., Francis A., Caroline E., Edward S., and J. William. He was a son of Henry and Mary (Hagen) Miles, who were born and married in England, and settled in Canada in 1832, and in 1839 came to Addison county, Vt., where they died in 1885. They had a
(See Oolootsa and Riley)-Lucy D., daughter of Monroe Calvin and Lucy Lowrey (Hoyt) Kyes was born March 31, 1872. Educated in Female Seminary. Married at Pleasant Hill, December 26, 1894 John Benedict, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Miles. They are the parents of: Benedict Franklin, born October 3, 1895; Elizabeth, born January 16, 1897; Guy, born ay 31, 1904 and Lydia Esther Miles, born May 12, 1906. Benedict Franklin Miles was in the A. E. F. He is a prosperous farmer near Miles. James Herbert and Cora Archer Moore are the parents of: William, born January 13, 1900; Foreman,
WILLIS F. MILES. Petty difficulties of Young Township, Boone County, Arkansas, wend their way to the office of our subject and find in him an arbiter that as a rule sends the respective parties away in better humor with themselves and with the world in general than on coming to him, for he is a gentleman who, although having an extended knowledge of the prosaic aspects of life, is prone to see the humorous side, and gild the baser metal with the brightness of wit. Willis F. Miles was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, in 1831, and is a son
DAVIS A. MILES is one of the younger class of business men that have stepped forward to press to completion the work that has been so well inaugurated by the sturdy pioneers of the county; and we would be open to the charge of incompleteness did we fail to mention this prosperous and well known gentleman, by giving a review of the salient points of his career, which has been largely spent in this county. In 1867 in the Grande Ronde valley near Union, in Union county, the subject of this biographical memoir was born to P.H. and Mary A.
Miles, Robert Parker; lecturer; born, Burnley, Lancashire, Eng., July 11, 1866; son of Harrison and Sarah (Parker) Miles; St. Stephens College, Annadale, N. Y., 1885-1888; Union Theological Seminary, 1892; married Lena B. Coburger, of East Orange, N. J., Nov. 12, 1899; ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1892; asst. pastor Rutherford, N. J., 1892-1896; pastor Ravenswood Church, New York, 1896-1897; religious editor New York Evening Journal, 1897-1899; traveled extensively as newspaper and magazine correspondent; has lectured in U. S., Canada and English-speaking countries since 1901; prin. lectures “Tallow Dips,” “Sparks and Dawn”; Progressive Republican; member International Lyceum Ass’n; Eulexion Society (St. Stephens College).
1st Sergt., Engrs., Co. A, 534th Regt.; of Warren County; son of late George S. and Mrs. Mattie J. Miles. Entered service April 26, 1918, at Warrenton, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson, S. C., April 26, 1918. Transferred to Camp Upton, N. Y. Sailed for France July, 1918. Promoted to Corpl. May 10, 1918; Sergt. June 10, 1918; Supply Sergt., 1st Sergt., September, 1918. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., July, 1919.
1st Sergt., Inf., M. G. Co., 119th Regt., 30th Div.; from Beaufort County; son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Miles. Husband of Lillian Miles. Entered service at Goldsboro, N.C., June 7, 1917, and sent to Camp Royster, N.C., and then transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C. Promoted 1st Sergt. October, 1918, and transferred to Development Btn. Mustered out of the service at Camp Sevier, S. C., Dec. 9, 1918.