FELIX PYLES, Company "M"

Submitted by Rene'e Woolley.

Descendants of Felix Pyles.

Submitted by Linda Fluharty.

PYLES, FELIX - A son of Michael and Martha (Burley) Pyles, deceased, was born in Marshall Co, (W)VA 26 Oct 1835. He was married 17 Aug 1856 in Greene Co, PA to Evaline Rinehart, and the result of this union is nine children: Martha; John; Jane; Bernard; James A.; Jacob B.; Thomas; Vallara; and Michael. His wife was born in Tyler Co, (W)VA in 1831 and was a daughter of Thomas and Jane Jones Rinehart, deceased. Comrade Pyles served a short time in the Union army during the late war, being enrolled 8 Mar 1865, at Wheeling, WV as a private in Co. M, lst WV Vol. Cavalry. He had previously been engaged in farming. In May 1865, he entered the hospital at Chapel Point, where he was treated one week and then removed to Washington, DC two months, receiving treatment for fever. Owing to the cessation of hostilities soon after his enlistment, he did not take part in any battles, but was placed on guard duty. He was honorably discharged 21 Jul 1865 at Washington, DC. His brothers, Bernard and Jacob, and his wife's brother, Jeremiah, all served their country in West Virginia regiments. Comrade Pyles may be addressed at Silver Hill, WV, near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.

From Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, by H. H. Hardesty, 1898.