John William Liles, Sr. & Elizabeth DinnissElizabeth, the great-granddaughter of Henry Dinniss, married John William Liles, Sr. in 1837.  The Dinniss line has been traced back to the mid-1700’s in Bedfordshire.

The Liles came from Cambridgeshire, England. The children of John & Elizabeth were all born in England. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1853. John had worked as a tavern-keeper in England and farmed at Sand Hill, Ohio.

John William Liles Sr. & Elizabeth Dinniss

Of the children: John Jr. and George D. were both farmers, Francis died young, Stephen died at age 15 in the Civil War and Frances Mary worked as a private family nurse and never married.

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