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Miles, Ira Simonds

Biography

25 Dec. 1808–31 July 1878. Born at Tinmouth, Rutland Co., Vermont. Son of Samuel Miles and Sarah (Sally) Simonds. Moved to Attica, Genesee Co., New York, by Nov. 1825. Lived near New Portage, Medina Co., Ohio, winter 1835. Baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ca. 1837. Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 1837. Sent from Far West to assist church members in Daviess Co., Missouri, to resist mob violence directed against Latter-day Saints, 1838. Married Mary Kilburn Bent, in Missouri. Moved to Commerce (later Nauvoo), Hancock Co., Illinois, by 1839. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, arriving 2 Oct. 1847. Appointed to serve mission to present-day Las Vegas, Apr. 1855. Moved to Lehi, Utah Co., Utah Territory, by 29 Sept. 1860. Died in Salem, Utah Co.

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