Hi ?: I've just started on Sarah's (my gr-gr-grandmother) research. Sarah was born to William and Sarah Schultz Miles in 1847. She married Joe Hickman 1 Jul 1861, they had Joe Hickman Jr. (becomes a preacher). She then married Mr. Casey and had my gr-grandfather, William Alfred Casey. William changed his last name to Miles when his father, Mr. Casey deserted the family. Sarah then married Lou Edison; children: Ed, Andy, Margaret, Ide, Chris.
All of the above came from my really old aunt's fading memory. The Hickman and Edison husbands' first names are different from what you have. Like I said, I've just gotten started on this branch, so I don't have any documented sources yet.
The "Shanks" name is the married name of one of Sarah's sisters husband (Rachel Miles and Andrew Jackson Shanks).
How do you fit in? Nice to meet you, and thanks, Karen