Chiles, Paul 1a 2a

Birth Name Chiles, Paul
Gender male
Age at Death 91 years, 8 months


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1787-06-03 Henry County, Virginia, United States    
Death 1879-02-03 Troy, Obion County, Tennessee, United States    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Chiles, Rowlandabout 1755about 1825
Mother Sandlin, Nancybetween 1787 and 1790
         Chiles, Paul 1787-06-03 1879-02-03


Family of Chiles, Paul and Kersey, Lucinda

Married Wife Kersey, Lucinda ( * about 1787 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1805-06-03      
Name Birth Date Death Date
Chiles, Frances
Chiles, Sarah
Chiles, Henry
Chiles, Ann
Chiles, Nancy Ann1810-05-251888-04-15
Chiles, Johnabout 1813between 1850 and 1860
Chiles, Lucinda18231858-07-02
Chiles, Francis Rowland1827-05-081899-07-09
Type Value Notes Sources
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Type Value Notes Sources
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Source References

  1. Giles Co., Tennessee Pedigree Charts
      • Page: Submitted by:~~Pauline Jones Lynch~~627 Scenic Drive~~Lewisburg, Tennessee 37091
  2. The Pulaski Citizen
      • Date: 1879-02-28
      • Page: Volume 21, No. 8
      • Citation:

        The Pulaski Citizen
        Volume 21, No. 8
        28 February 1879
        Esq. Paul Chiles, who made his home a year or two ago with his daughter, Mrs. Moore, near Brick Church, died the 3d of this month at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Caruthers, of Obion county. Deceased would have been 92 years old had he lived till 3d day of June. He removed from East Tennessee to Bradshaw, Giles county, about 60 years ago. Lived with his wife (who died several years before him) about 60 years. He was a faithful member of the Baptist Church, an industrious, economical and successful farmer, a good upright citizen and neighbor. He gave to the Methodists the lot upon which Mt. Pleasant church stands. We learn from one of his grandsons that Mr. C. leaves about 300 descendants. The writer has had many interesting stories of early times in Tennessee from him. M"

        Son of Rowland Horsley Chiles and Nancy Sandlin Chiles, Paul married Lucinda Kersey on his 18th birthday 03 June 1805. They lived in Anderson County in 1811 where Paul served as an Ensign with the 13th Regiment, Anderson County, Tennessee Militia. He also served in the War of 1812 as a 2nd Lieutenant with Captain C. Conway's Company, 1st Battalion East Tennessee Mounted Gunmen, commanded by his brother Major John Chiles, enlisting in Knoxville on 20 September 1814 & discharged on 01 May 1815.

        By 1818, Paul and Lucinda are living in Giles County, Tennessee on Bradshaw Creek near the Mt. Pleasant meeting house with six of their nine children. After Lucinda's death in 1866 Paul lived in Obion County with family & is believed to be buried in the Campground Cemetery near Troy.

        Will written 13 February 1877 in Giles, County; probate 03 March 1879, also in Giles County, Tennessee.
        Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927
        Giles County
        Wills, 1869-1896, Vol. B, page 299

        His will states the following children, plus his Executor:

        "To my nine children or their legal heirs Frances Caruthers, Nancy Moore, John Chiles, Paul Chiles, Sarah Collins, Henry Chiles, Ann Hicks, Lucinda Jones, Rowland Chiles. Now after my death I want all of my property both real and personal to be equally divided between the above named children or their heirs, likewise I make, constitute and appoint F. M. Kersey to be my Executor to this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills made by me, and require the same F. M. Kersey to give Bond but no security required and the said F. M. Kersey is to be well paid for his services."

        Inventory was located in Obion County, July 1880.
        Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927
        Obion County
        Inventories, 1876-1881, Vol. D, page 379 (image 215)

        May you rest in peace.

        For you Mama with much love.....