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Generation Two: Joseph Niles

Joseph Niles (John1)

Born: August 15, 1640 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.1
Died: September 7, 1684 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.1
Married: Mary Farr (widow of James Mycall [or Micall]) on November 2, 1662 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.1

Children of Joseph Niles and Mary Farr1:

  • Hannah, born February 15, 1663/64 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.
  • Joseph, born September 21, 1666/67, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Died after 1731 in Colchester, CT.
  • Peter, born in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Died March 16, 1691/92
  • Mary, born January 8, 1668/69, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Died after 1731.
  • John, born about 1671, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Died January 6, 1724/25.
  • Benjamin, born January 2, 1674/75, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Died February 27, 1724/25 in Braintree.
  • Nathaniel, born about 1680, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. Died about 1758 in West Greenwich RI.

Notes:

Found in my grandmother's (Lena J. (Teed) Niles) notebook:

Joseph Niles was married to Mary (Farr) Mycall. Evidence points to him having an unrecorded son born ca. 1680 named Nathl. He is thought to be the Nathl. whom was in Kingston R.I. ca. 1712 & who purchased 100a in west part of E. Greenwich in the area later set off as W. Greenwich. The 1712 deed refers to him as the sonne of Joseph Niles. Deed probably written that way to distinguish im from Capt. Nathl.(2) and Capt. Nathl's own son Nathl.(3) who by then were also at Kingston from Block Island. Joseph and Mary were married by Peter Brackett according to Braintree Recs.

From "Ancestors of Matilda L. Hunting" 2

Mary FARR was born January 06, 1643/44 in Lynn, MA; died January 07, 1716/17 in Groton, Middlesex, MA; married (1) James MCCALL October 11, 1657 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA; married (2) Joseph NILES September 15, 1661 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.

Sources:

1 NEHG Register, Volume 85, April 1931: 147
2 http://www.cs.cornell.edu/dean/matilda.htm

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

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