|William Niles (Thomas7, Caleb6,
Born: October 5, 1820, in Otsego
Died: November 13, 1882, age 62 years, 1 month, 8 days. Buried Austin
Cemetery, Trout Creek , NY (gravestone)
Married(1):Harriet HATHAWAY, on December 30, 1841, born about 1822.
Married(2) Orilla BURT. After his death she married Bradford H.
Pond, Kelsey, N.Y.
William Niles and wife Harriet lie buried in the cemetery on the
top of the first big hill, going from Trout Creek to Walton in Delaware
Co., New York.
Orilla Burt Pond was originally buried in Cannonsville, Delaware
Co. NY, but was removed to the Walton Cemetery when the Cannonsville
Reservoir was built.
Children of William Niles and Harriet Hathaway are:
- Edwin, born 1843, married Emerancy
(or Emanca) Anderson (born 1846) on July 5, 1865, of town of Masonville
by a Baptist minister.
- George, born 1845, died March
25, 1918. Married Mary Drake of Trout Creek, in 1867 or 68. A
farmer near T.C. until his retirement (1847-1922).
- Louisa, born 1847, married Irving Darling, of Trout Creek.
- Angelia, born 1850, married Edwin Anderson, of Sidney Center,
N.Y. A son of Frank Anderson
- William T., born 1853, married
2x or 3x., died Jan. 14, 1895, age 41 years 10 months 28 days
- Squire, born 1855, in census, one
place says Aug. 11, 1854. Died March 17, 1903, age 48 years. Married
Eva Howes, born March 29, 1856., died Oct. 2, 1899, 43 yrs.
- Hattie, passed away as a child.
Children of William and 2nd wife, Orilla Burt:
- Etta, married George Turner of
Cannonsville, Deposit Rd.
Taken from an old Cooperstown newspaper, the record in Fenimore
House, Cooperstown N.Y., by a Mrs. Calman of Sherburne, and given
to Lena J. Niles in 1952:
Married, in Exeter, on Dec. 30, 1841, by
the Rev. Bishop A. Russell. Mr. William Niles and Miss Harriett
Hathaway, both of Exeter.
1855 census, town Masonville:
William Niles, age 34, b. Otsego Co. in town 9 yrs.
Harriet Niles, wife age 33, b. Del. Co., b. 1822
Edwin, age 12, b. Otsego Co. b. 1843
George, age 10, b. Otsego Co. b. 1845
Louisa, age 8, b. Del. Co. b. 1847
Angely, age 5, b. Del. Co. b. 1850
Wm. T., age 2, b. Del Co. b. 1853
Squire Niles, age 9/12, b. Del. Co., b. 1854
Town of Tompkins records. Deaths: Died, Dec. 15, 1888: Louisa Darling,
age 42 yr. 1 mo. 3 da., born N.Y.S., life res. Died and buried in
town Tompkins, 4 mos. pulmonary consumption.
Father: William Niles
Mother: Harriet (Hathaway) Niles.
Town of Tompkins records. Deaths:
Died, Jan. 14, 1895: William T. Niles, age
41 yr. 10 mo. 28 da., born town of Tompkins, buried Trout Creek.
Father: William Niles
Mother: Harriet Hathaway - died pulmonary TB
Deeds, on file in Delhi, Del. Co., N.Y.
Dec. 12, 1853: Owner at Kingston, N.Y.,
sells to William Niles, of Masonville. For $300, in Lot 49, ½
way between Rock Royal and Cannosville.
1865, May 29, 1865: Anne (Huntington) Bullock
(dau. of John Huntinton) and her children, sold a farm to William
Niles. The names of her sons and daughters signing the deed were
Reuben Bullock, Olive Bullock, Clarissa Bullock, Leonard Martin
Bullock, Mary Bullock Smith, and Malinda Bullock Jackson. Price
paid $950. Land in lot 91, E. side Bullock Hill road, on Bullock
Witness and atty., Francis
Both farms purchased by William Niles, were
in the Town of Tompkins close to and adjoins the town of Masonville.
Picture of the William and Squire Niles
in 1939 (in the picture are Stanley and Eva Rutenber who rented
the farm at this time).
Information from Surrogates Office, Delhi, N.Y.
William Niles d. Nov. 13, 1882. His sons,
George and Squire, execs. Children mentioned in will, Edwin-Louisa-Darling-Etta
Viola- Wm. T., Post Oak, Spotsylvania Co., Va. Squire and George.
Money pd. to legatees and widow, $2650.
The Last Will & Testament of William Niles: William