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Generation Three: Ebenezer Niles

Ebenezer Niles (Nathaniel2 , John1 )

Born: December 3, 1682/3 at Block Island (New Shoreham).1
Died: March 3, 1753 at Stonington, New London Co., CT.1
Married(1): Abigail Hazard.1
Married(2): Elizabeth [TUCKER] ca. 1726

Children of Ebenezer Niles and Abigail Hazard are3:

  • Ebenezer, born March 4, 1709/10 at South Kingstown RI; married Sarah Kenyon 1730.
  • Abigail, married Joseph Hollaway (sometimes spelled Holly or Holoway) November 30, 17464 at South Kingstown RI; deceased by 1753 when her father wrote his will.
  • Sarah, born ca. 1714; married Simeon Palmer March 25, 1741/2 at South Kingstown RI.
  • Penelope, married James Buckminister January 4, 1747 at South Kingstown RI.4

Children of Ebenezer Niles and Elizabeth are3:

  • Sands, born South Kingstown RI April 19, 1727; married (1) Elizabeth Cottrell September 4, 1745 at Westerly RI, (2) Batsheba Palmer April 18, 1779 at Stonington CT.
  • Mary, born ca. 1728 at probably South Kingstown RI; married (1) Nathaniel Cottrell March 3, 1744/5 at Westerly RI; married (2) John Bentley December 21, 1749 at Richmond RI.
  • Stephen, born ca. 1730; died Alburgh VT in Dec 1810; married Desire Pendleton January 9, 1755 at Westerly RI.
  • Nathaniel, born Stonington CT, August 18, 1735; died Berlin, Rensselaer Co., NY September 16, 1825; married Abigail Bentley September 21, 1755 at N. Stonington CT.
  • Tabitha, born after 1735; married Nathan Davis, of Westerly, RI, March 3, 1757.
  • Phebe, born after 1735; married Joseph Cole, of Hopkintown, RI, August 30, 1760.
  • David, killed in Battle of White Plains NY, October 28, 1776; married Sarah Frink ca. 1761.
  • Sarah, born about 1735, mentioned in father's will as being in an unmarried state in 1753.


Ebenezer married a second time. Elizabeth (Tucker) Nash, as noted in his will.2

Ebenezer inherited his father's mansion and a 200 acre farm in South Kingstown, R.I.

Ebenezer's will dated Stonington, Conn., March 3, 1752, was proved April 1, 1753.2


Taken from the New England Historical Genealogical Register, Volume 85, April 1931, page151:

Ebenezer Niles, was born at New Shoreham, R.I., 3 Jan. 1683. He married first Abigail Hazard, born 19 Mar. 1690, died in 1742, daughter of George and Penelope (Allen) Hazard and granddaughter of Gov. Benedict Arnold of Rhode Island; and secondly Elizabeth (____).

His will, dated at Stonington, Conn., 3 Mar. 1752, was proved 1 Apr. 1753. (Probate Records, New London, Conn., book F, p. 377).


1 John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (reprint, 1969), p. 139-40.
2 Probate records, N. London, Bk. F, p. 377.
3 According to Allen D. Niles the first four children are from Abigail.
4 Dr. Joseph Torrey and His Record Book of Marriages, So. Kingstown, RI as reported by Allen D. Niles

Last Update: January 14, 2015

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