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Miles Anderson



Born: 30 Oct. 1795, Washington, Wilkes, Georgia

Baptized: 7 Feb. 1841, Rutherford County, Tennessee

Married: 9 Aug. 1821 (25 years old) to Nancy Pace (20 years old) in Rutherford County, Tennessee.

Occupation: Farmer

Church Experience:  ?

Other: Miles served in the War of 1812 and was discharged as a major. The family moved to Nauvoo soon after being baptized in 1841. Miles owned three city lots. He served as a "lifeguard" of the Prophet Joseph and as a delegate from Tennessee at the 17 May 1844 political convention in Nauvoo. 


Age: 48

Assignment: Called and assigned at the 9 April 1844 special conference of elders to electioneer in Georgia.

Electioneering Experience: No available evidence records Miles' experience or if he even left. 

Location 27 Jun. 1844: ?


1 Jan 1846: Nauvoo. He was ordained a seventy in 1845. He and Nancy were endowed in the Nauvoo Temple 21 Jan. 1846 and sealed 30 Jan. 1846 by fellow electioneer Amasa Lyman.

1850: Kanesville, Pottawattamie, Iowa a millwright

1860: Parowan, Utah. Farmer. $475 real estate and $700 personal, below average and average respectively compared to neighbors.

1870: Paragonah, Utah. Millwright. $200 real estate and $300 personal, both below average of their neighbors.

Family: Died 23 Jul. 1876 at Beaver, Utah. He married only Nancy and they had nine children.

Synopsis: Before leaving Nauvoo, Emma Smith, gave Miles Joseph's Nauvoo Legion sword. Many years later the sword was donated to the Church and is on display at the Church History Museum. The Anderson's fled Nauvoo in 1846 and lived in Iowa until 1851. They arrived in 1851 in Salt Lake City and soon settled in Parawon. They then moved to Las Vegas (1856), Paragonah (approx. 1870), and finally Beaver (187?). 

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