Samuel Niles, D.D. (1674 - 1762) MP

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Birthplace: New Shoreham, Washington , Rhode Island
Death: Died in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Occupation: Pastor
Managed by: Melissa Ann Rice
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About Samuel Niles, D.D.

He graduated from Harvard in 1699.

He preached from 1702-his death in 1762. In 1759 he received the degree of M.A. from Harvard.

He was the author of "Tristae Ecclasiarium", 1745, "Vindication of Divers Important Doctrines", 1752, and "Doctrines of Original Sin", 1757.

At his funeral, which was conducted by William Smith, President John Adams called him "an honest, virtuous and pious Man." He owned three slaves, which he willed to his three sons.

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REV. D. D. SAMUEL NILES:

In 1699 he graduated from Harvard - the first from Rhode Island. In 1700 he began missionary work in Kingston, Rhode Island. On May 23, 1711 he was ordained at Braintree Second Church.

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Rev. Samuel Niles's Timeline

1674
May 1, 1674
New Shoreham, Washington , Rhode Island
1706
May 19, 1706
Age 32
Kingstown, Washington, RI
1708
May 20, 1708
Age 34
1710
May 29, 1710
Age 36
1711
May 14, 1711
Age 37
1713
May 27, 1713
Age 39
1716
February 2, 1716
Age 41
November 22, 1716
Age 42
1718
January 8, 1718
Age 43
1719
July 30, 1719
Age 45