Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Miles H. McCaulou

MILES H. McCAULOU. Among the well known and highly respected farmers of Labette county, Kansas, is the gentleman whose name heads this personal biography. He is a veteran of the Civil war, and his career during that period and since has been honorable and creditable, and entitles him to the highest commendation. Mr. McCaulou was born in Jennings county, Indiana, in 1839, and is a son of Miles Z. and Mary (Boston) McCaulou.

Miles Z. McCaulou was born in Virginia, in 1814. His wife was a native of Kentucky, and was born in 1816. They reared the following children: George W.; Miles H.; Mary A.; Nancy S.; Eugene A.; Andrew T.; Margaret J.; and Laura B. Mr. McCaulou was a farmer by occupation.

Miles H. McCaulou was reared and schooled in his native state. In 1861, he enlisted in Company H, 26th Reg., Ind. Vol. Inf., and was assigned to the Army of the West. He took part in the battle of Perry's Grove, Arkansas, and was also in the siege of Vicksburg. He was mustered out in 1865, after which he returned to his home in Indiana, where he lived for two years. Mr. McCaulou then decided to go farther west, and accordingly moved to Greene county, Missouri, where he lived until 1873. He then moved to Labette county, Kansas, where he bought a farm in section 32, Neosho township. He lived there until 1888, when he sold the farm, and moved to Joplin, Missouri. His stay there was short, and another year found him again in Neosho township, where he had previously purchased the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of section 28. There he still lives, and is engaged in farming, the occupation he has followed all his life.

Mr. McCaulou married Mary (Williams) Fisher, who was a native of Polk county, Missouri, and was born in January, 1856. By a former union, Mr. McCaulou reared three children, as follows: Harry T., Joseph E. and George L. Mr. McCaulou is a Republican in politics, and has served as clerk of Neosho township. He was also candidate for township trustee one term. He is at present a member of the school board, and held the office of justice of the peace for one term. He belongs to the G. A. R., Parsons Post, No. 7. He is also a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association.