Samuel Niles (1644 - 1724) MP

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Birthplace: Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Province of Massachusetts
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About Samuel Niles

6. LIEUT. SAMUEL2 NILES (JOHN1) was born May 12, 1644 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts13, and died November 23, 1715 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts

Gov. Bradstreet officiated at his marriage to MARY BILLINGS April 20, 1680 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, daughter of ROGER BILLINGS and HANNAH SAVAGE., and widow of Samuel Belcher. She was born December 23, 1645 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, and died Aft. July 1716.

Notes for LIEUT. SAMUEL NILES: Lieut. Niel dissented Oct. 22, 1697 in town meeting to alterations in seating persons in the meeting house. In Mar.1687 he had laid out for himself a farm of 16 acres north of present Central Cemetery, Randolph by Gov. Andros which he perhaps settled upon, but the title was not valid after Andros departure (Mass. Archives Vol.3 Maps & Places). He lived there however after 1700.

4 Children are:

  1. SARAH, b. January 1680/81, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; d. Bef. November 03, 1741, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts. Married Thomas Reed.
  2. HANNAH b. 1682, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; d. Unknown. More About HANNAH NILES: Baptism: January 21, 1695/96
  3. BETHIAH b. 1684, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts d. Unknown.
  4.  SAMUEL b. June 15, 1686, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts d. Abt. December 1742, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; m. MERCY SECOMB, November 18, 1708, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts17; b. Unknown; d. Unknown. Notes for SAMUEL NILES: May 17, 1725 "Samuel Niles was then chosen constable, but whereas it was then declared by several persons that he laboured under some lameness and other infirmities of body at present, therefore it was voted that he should be released this present year." But he was chosen again Mar. 6, 1726/7, and served, and was elected again 1728 but found a substitute, and was elected tithingman 1732 (for the So. Precinct). Lived on his father's homestead just north of Central Cemetery, Randolph, became non-compos after 1732 and the land was sold before his death to Abijah Allen. No Children.

citations

  1. The Vinton Memorial: Comprising a Genealogy of the Descendants of John Vinton of Lynn, 1648: Also, Genealogical Sketches of Several Allied Families ... With an Appendix Containing a History of the Braintree Iron Works, and Other Historical Matter (Google eBook). Page 345

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Lt. Samuel Niles's Timeline

1644
May 12, 1644
Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1680
February 20, 1680
Age 35
Braintree, Norfolk, MA
April 20, 1680
Age 35
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1681
1681
Age 36
1682
1682
Age 37
1684
1684
Age 39
1686
June 15, 1686
Age 42
1724
September 5, 1724
Age 80
Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Province of Massachusetts
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