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Generation Six: Caleb Niles Jr.

Caleb Niles Jr. (Caleb5, Ebenezer4, Ebenezer3, Nathaniel2, John1)

Born: 1764/69, probably in South Kingstown, R.I.
Died: About 1843, Otsego, Otsego Co., NY
Married: November 7, 1793 in Sagadahoc Co., ME (then part of Lincoln Co. ME).2, Hannah Whitney, born 1774 in Maine, died December 29, 1854.1

Children of Caleb Niles and Hannah1:

  • Caleb, born October 3, 1794.
  • Simeon W., born May 26, 1797.
  • Thomas, born May 8, 1799.
  • Samuel W., born September 10, 1801.
  • George, born April 29, 1804.
  • Hannah, born January 7, 1807.
  • Mary, born May 8, 1810.
  • Emiline, born August 9, 1813.

Children believed to have been born in Otsego Co., NY (unverified)

  • William.
  • Esther (buried in Westville Cemetery, town Westford, Otsego Co., N.Y.)
  • Believed to be others, perhaps Louisa or Lovina, b. 1816, m. ___ Butler.


Caleb went to Maine with his father around 1778, setting first in the Topsham area, then up the river in Wales, Maine. Caleb was counted in the 1800 census, Pittston Township, Kennebec Co. Sometime around 1817 he moved with his family to the Town of Exeter, Otsego Co., NY He was counted in the 1820 and 1830 in Exeter, and in the 1840 census in Otsego, Otsego Co., NY. The last record of Caleb was

Census 1800, Pittston Township, Kennebec Co., Maine:

Caleb Niles:
1 Male 26-45
3 Males under 10
1 female 26-45

Census 1820, Town of Exeter, Otsego Co., N.Y.:

"Caleb Niles 0-0-1-2-0-1 males; 2-2-0-0-1 females" "Caleb Niles 1 male 50-60 yrs"

Three sons are listed in the census, Thomas, supposed son living in a separate household.

Census 1830, Town of Exeter, Otsego Co., N.Y.:

Caleb Niles, 1 male 60-70. 1 female 50-60.

Census 1840, Town of Otsego, Otsego Co., N.Y.:

Caleb Niles, 1 male under 10. 1 male under 80. 1 female under 40. 1 female 70

Last known record of Caleb:

Deed, made Dec. 16, 1840 - recorded 1843. Caleb Niles and Hannah, his wife, town and county of Otsego, signers of same, to William Niles, same place, 2nd part, for $100. Paid receipt acknowledged. Land in Geo. Croghan pat. town of Otsego, 1/2 A.


1GenForum message 806. Based on Vital Records for Litchfield, ME.
2 Allen D. Niles

Last Update: January 14, 2015

Copyright 2018 by Stanley J. Niles