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Genration Six: Simeon W. Niles

Simeon W. Niles (Caleb6, Caleb5, Ebenezer4, Ebenezer3, Nathaniel2, John1)

Born: May 26, 1797 in Gardiner, Androscoggin Co., ME1
Died: February 3, 1877. Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY. Buried in Cooperstown, NY cemetery, on east side of Otsego Lake.
Married: (1) Sarah Rutenber born ca. 1789, died February 11, 1847.
Mariied: (2) Polly Wilson, April 9, 1848 in Cooperstown; born 1808; died December 15, 1872.

Children of Simeon W. and Sarah (Rutenber) Niles:

  • John L., born 1823 2; married (1) September 21, 1841, Deborah Putman; (2) circa 1852 Antoinette Fitch of Exeter.
  • Julia L., born 1828 2; died February 3, 1877.
  • Augusta E., born ca. 1830.
  • Lorenzo Grant, born 1830; died March 31, 1916..

Notes:

Simeon W. lived in Hartwick, N.Y. which borders the town of Exeter, Otsego Co., on the south and is down the valley and easy to travel from Schuyler Lake.

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

Simeon W. Niles
1 male under 5 (William D.), 2 males 5-10 (John and Lorenzo, 1 male 30-40 (Simeon)
1 female under 5, 1 female 15-20 (Julia), 1 female 40-50 (Nancy)

Otsego County Records, Town of Otsego 1850:

Simeon Niles, 40A improved; 5A not improved value $1000;
1 horse, 3 cows, 2 oxen, 3 other cattle, 2 swine.

 

Sources:

1 Death records in the Cooperstown, N.Y. cemetery office state his birthplace as St. Marie, Maine (there is no such town as St. Marie, Maine, so this was probably a misprint, perhaps someone tried to abbreviate "State of Maine").
2 Based on the 1850 Census, Town of Otsego, New York.

Last Update: April 16, 2017

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