Alexander County

Biography - Miles Cauble

MILES CAUBLE, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Elco, is a grandson of Jacob Cauble, who was a native of North Carolina, as was also his son, Peter Cauble, the father of subject. The grandfather came to Union County when the father was about twenty-one, but remained there only a short time and then moved to Alexander County, where he settled near Mill Creek. Peter married a Miss Catherine Cauble, a cousin of his. She was the mother of nine children, and of that number subject was the oldest, and was born October 4, 1842. He attended the subscription schools of his county until he was about seventeen, and then bought a farm of forty acres about one-half a mile from Elco, near his present location. This piece has now been increased to a farm of 367 acres, located in Sections 12, 13 and 18; also 107 acres in Section 1. Has about 300 acres in cultivation, and about, fifteen acres in orchard. Also follows the raising of cattle and hogs, for market, quite extensively. Subject was married. December 4, 1859, to Frances Hazlewood, born October 12, 1843. She is the daughter of Joshua and Harriet Hazlewood, and is the mother of nine children, seven of whom are living — Ezekial, born December 8, 1800; Evelena, April 3, 1863; Robert, Septembers, 1868; Benjamin, December 25, 1870; Fredoline, December 6, 1873; Hattie, March 16, 1878; Dellie, June 25, 1882. Mr. Cauble enlisted in the Sixtieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Col. Owens, Company E, Capt. Foggarty, in August, 1862, remaining out three years, and was honorably discharged in July, 1865. Is a member of the Elco Methodist Church. Also of Elco Lodge, No. 643, I. O. O. F. In politics, he is a Republican.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, pages 219-220.


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