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Clergyman

Samuel Niles, American clergyman.

Background

Niles, Samuel was born on May 1, 1674 in Block Island, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Sands) Niles.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1699. A.M. (honorary), Harvard, 1759.

Career

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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Summary Historic Narrative of the Wars in New England with the French and the Indians.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Milton, May 29, 1701. Married second, Ann Coddington, November 22, 1716.

father:
Nathaniel Niles

mother:
Sarah (Sands) Niles

spouses:
Elizabeth Milton

Ann Coddington