Explore By:

 Please turn your device to landscape view for wide tables like those below.

Miles Connor

Member From: 1875 - 1877

Member image
  • Birth Date: early 1830's Birth Place:Norfork County, Virginia
  • Death Date: June 28, 1893
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Lucy Fisher (d. 1870); Joanna Watts (m. October 27, 1870, d. December 31, 1889)
  • Children: 12+
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Education:
  • Military Service:
  • Occupation/Profession: Farmer and Minister
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Churchland Grove Baptist Church
  • Additional Info Links: Bio from Encyclopedia Virginia
    Bio from Virginia's Martin Luther King Jr. Commission
  • Bio: Miles Connor served one term in the House of Delegates (1875–1877). Born enslaved, Connor became a community leader in the Western Branch section of Norfolk County (later the city of Chesapeake). In just more than five years he rose from justice of the peace to county supervisor to member of the General Assembly. He also helped organize the Churchland Grove Baptist Church and served as one of the congregation‘s key figures. One of Connor’s sons became the first president of what is now Coppin State University. Connor married twice and died of asthma in 1893.
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Justice of the Peace - Norfolk County
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1875-1877 Norfolk County Republican Militia and Police

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

Search What's This?

Advanced Search