Miles and Patty settled in 1772 in the SE corner of Norfolk, Connecticut on a farm
He was, at three different
times, in the service of his country, in the Revolutionary War, and each
time honorably discharged. The family tradition says that once, on
coming home from the army, he found two of his three children lying
dead in the house, and his wife so ill that she died before the next
morning ; but the tradition has failed to preserve the date, or the names
of the children.
Miles and Abigail were buried in the South End Cemetery, in Norfolk.
He was at White Plains, and also at the capture of Burgoyne.