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Frank Jenkins Niles (Squire9, William8, Thomas7, Caleb6, Caleb5, Ebenezer4, Ebenezer3, Nathaniel2, John1)

Born: May 15, 1886, on the Niles homestead farm, Bullock Hill, near Trout Creek, Delaware Co., NY.
Died: February 17, 1960, Sherburne, Chenango Co., NY; Gravestone.
Married: Lena Jane Teed, June 29, 1915, Trout Creek, Delaware Co, NY.

Children of Frank J. Niles and Lena J. Teed

  • Eva Francis, born March 29, 1916; died November 2, 2001.
  • Harold Chester, born June 4, 1919; married Jean Maude Patneude; died June 5, 1993.
  • John Teed, born May 16, 1921; married Rosemary Alice Hills; died April 16, 2020.


Following his marriage to Lena, Frank worked as farm manager in Derby, NY and Allamauchy, NJ, then purchased a farm in Trout Creek, Delaware Co., NY near her father's property. They operated ths farm during the mid 1920's and 30's until they were forced to sell the farm as a result of some shady dealings with Lena's father who lost his fortune during the depression. They relocated with there family to Smyrna NY where they purchased another farm and prospered.

The following recollections are taken from notes from Lena J. (Teed) Niles, who researched the Niles and related families for over 25 years.:

"Frank married on June 29, 1915, at Trout Creek N.Y. Lena J. Teed, the daughter of Chester B. and Minnie (Finch) Teed. She had been a teacher in the Rural Schools for 5 yrs.

Frank was a dairy farmer and breeder of purebred Holstein cattle, owning a large dairy farm near Smyrna, Chenango Co. N.Y., selling this one, and removing to one with larger buildings at nearby Sherburne1. His son John entered into a partnership following his fathers failing health. For a time another son, Harold was involved with the farm operations."

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Photo of Frank J. Niles and Lena J. Teed - taken about 1915.


1 In 1967 this farm was purchased by the Town of Sherburne, is the present home of the Sherburne-Earlville Central School .

Last Updated: November 14, 2020

Copyright 2020 by Stanley J. Niles