Born: August 16, 1642 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.1
Died: December 22, 1727, in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA, age 86.1 (gravestone)
Married: Sarah Sands (or Sandys) on February 14, 1670/1 in Block Island.1&2
Children of Nathaniel Niles and Sarah Sands are:
- Rev. Samuel, born May 1, 1674; died
May 1, 1762; married (1) Elizabeth Thatcher, (2) Anne Coddington,
(3) Elizabeth Adams.1
- Nathaniel, born March 21, 1676/7; died 1766; married Mary Hannah,
January 26, 1699.1
- Katherine, born May 13, 1680; married Robert Hannah.1
- Ebenezer, born January 3, 1682/3
in New Shoreham; married (1) Abigail Hazard (2) Elizabeth.1
- Tabitha, born January 25, 1685; died December 28, 1717; married
Abraham Perkins, May 23, 1708.1
- Sarah, married Rouse Helme, July 21, 1709.1
- There may have been another son - Jeremiah.
Nathaniel was a Captain of Militia in King Phillips war, Justice of
Peace, Grand Juror 1687, and a member of the Rhode Island Assembly
He owned plantations at South Kingstown and on Block Island.
He left Block Island ca.1693 for Point Judith, RI where he resided
before moving to Kingstown RI (in the area now called South Kingstown)
to live on his estate named Dale Carlia. He did go back & forth
to Boston, etc., from places where he lived, but only on business
matters. He died in 1727 at Braintree MA at the home of his son the
Rev. Samuel Niles probably while on a visit following the death of
his wife Sarah a year or so before. He is buried in Elm St. Cemetery,
Quincy MA. His grave stone says, "Here Lyes ye Body of Nathaniel
Nyles Formerly of Block Island." 3
Taken from the New England Historical Genealogical
Register, Volume 85, April 1931, page146:
Nathaniel Niles, cooper, born 16 Aug. 1642,
died at Braintree, Mass., 22 Dec. 1727. He married at Block Island,
R.I., 14 Feb. 1671, Sarah Sands, daughter of James and Sarah Sandys
of New Shoreham (Block Island).
Nathaniel Niles was at Block Island in 1670.
He bought land at Lyme, Conn., in 1692, as appears from a deed
from William and Richard Ely "of a tract of land in Lyme,
known as Joshua`s Town, in consideration of £70 silver money
to me pd by Nathaniel Noiles, cooper, of Block Island," signed
13 Nov. 1692; but he did not settle at Lyme, for a deed of John
Banning, signed 13 June 1701, of land in Joshua`s Town calls him
"Nathaniel Noyles of Rochester or Kingston" (R.I.).
A deed was signed at New Shoreham 11 June 1701 from "Nathaniel
Noiles to John Banning."
1 John Osborne Austin,
Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (reprint, 1969), p. 139-40.
2 James N. Arnold, Vital
Records of R.I.
3 Information provided by
Allen D. Niles