Niles, Samuel was born on May 1, 1674 in Block Island, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Sands) Niles.
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1699. A.M. (honorary), Harvard, 1759.
Missionary at Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1702-1710. Ordained minister, 2d Church, Braintree, Massachusetts, 1711. Moderator of association of ministers (which attacked George Whitefield) at Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1744.
Refused to permit new way of singing from notes to be introduced into his church. Author: A Summary Historic Narrative of the Wars in New England with the French and the Indians.
Married Elizabeth Milton, May 29, 1701. Married second, Ann Coddington, November 22, 1716.