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Amos Niles
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Birth: Oct. 16, 1796
Willington
Tolland County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1880
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

FATHER: JAMES NILES II (1773-1854)
MOTHER: MARY "POLLY" WOODWARD b. ~1772
d/o AMOS WOODWARD, OF WILLINGTON CT.

Siblings:
1-James Niles III b. 8 MAR 1795;
2-Polly Niles b. 5 OCT 1798,
md. Gideon N. Merrick;
3-Esther Niles b. 18 JUL 1800,
md. John Clement, 1 APR 1816;
4-Elijah Wilson Niles,# 51238367
b. 05OCT1802, Cambridge,
Washington Co, NY,
d. 10 FEB 1890,
md. Lydia Louise Ann Wheelock,
06 MAY 1828.

WAR OF 1812: 01 JUL 1814: NEW LONDON CT; VOLUNTEERED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR DRAFTEE ALFRED ROBERTS; at the age of 17. He volunteered "for the duration of the war".

He served in Captain N. Johnson's Company of light artillery in the Connecticut Militia. He was in New London CT for about a month then transfered, with about 1/3 of the Company with whom he mustered, to Fort Saybrook. He remained at the Fort until 30 NOV 1814 at which time he was discharged. The record shows some of the persons serving in the same Company; Sargent Hazzard HULL, Private Lewis PECK, Private Israel SKINNER and John RINGHAM, Drummer Boy. 30 NOV 1814: DISCHARGED; SAYBROOK CT.

"Went to sea as a young man" according to THE VINTON MEMORIAL.
Amos was sailing 'before the mast' on the ship China with Master Hiram Putnam when his friend THOMAS JEWETT died of small pox in 1822. Thomas was 21 years of age and he and Ann G. Smith had filed their intention to marry in Salem MA on 5 OCT 1822. Also a friend of Ann's, Amos was charged with officially giving Ann the sad news. Within 2 years Ann and Amos had married.

10 JUL 1824, at age 27,
MARRIED ANN GREEN SMITH,
b. 14 MAY 1801, DANVERS , ESSEX CO. MA

1825: SEAMAN ON THE BRIG ELIZABETH OF SALEM SAILING TO MALTA, at age 28.

CHILDREN OF AMOS AND ANN NILES:
1-JOHN E NILES, b. ~1826, SALEM MA
d. 07 A 1898, Togus, MA
res. at death, Marlborough, MA
Age 72, wid,, occ. retired shoe & boot last maker,
m. 20 SEP 1866, Salem, MA, age 40,
sp: Elizabeth A. Wheeler
d/o Daniel and Priscilla Wheeler;
2-ELIZA ANN NILES, b. 1827, SALEM MA,
d. 13 DEC 1915. SALEM ​​MA,
md. Joseph LEWIS, 13 JUN 1847, SALEM MA;
3-MARY ELLEN ('Nellie') NILES b. JUL 1829, SALEM MA
md. Thomas JACKSON, 6 JUL 1847, SALEM MA;
4-SARAH ELLA NILES, b. 6 JUN 1832, SALEM MA,
d. 7 DEC 1910 Peterborough NH
md. George CRAGIN OF PETERBOROUGH NH
5- WILLIAM HENRY NILES
b. 14 FEB 1839, SALEM MA;
d. 20 MAR 1915, Marlborough, MA, age 76,
md. 16 SEP 1864, Salem, MA
sp. Lydia Knight CLOUGH
b. ~1843 Salem MA
d/o Andrew jr. & Lydia H. Clough;
6- AMOS NILES jr.
b 1840, Salem MA
7-AUGUSTUS NILES
b. MAY 1845. SALEM MA
d. 19 JAN 1849, Salem MA, age 3 of FEVER.

23 DEC 1848: SAILED ON THE ELIZA; THE FIRST VESSEL TO SAIL FROM MASS
DIRECTLY TO SAN FRANCISCO WITH PASSENGERS AND ASSORTED CARGO FOR THE GOLD FIELDS, at age 52.

SONS, JOHN E. NILES, WILLIAM H. NILES, AND AMOS NILES JR., SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR AS MARINERS.

1874: LAND GRANT
Name: AMOS NILES
Date: 26 Oct 1874
Location: CA, Alameda
Document #: 81230
Serial #: CACAAA 090859
Sale Type: Military Scrip Warrant Patent
Meridian or Watershed: MD
Parcel: Township 002S, Range 002E, Section 18

4 SEP 1876, at age 79,: APPLIED FOR PENSION TRANSFER FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO HIS PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN SALEM MA.

AMOS d. 29 DEC 1880, SALEM MA, at age 84.

Paternal Ancestry: NILES
Amos7 Niles (1796), James6 Niles (1773), James5 Niles (1747), John4 Niles (1708), John3 Niles (1678), Increase2 Niles (1646), John1 Niles (~1603).

Niles immigration by 1634 to Braintree MA.

Mayflower Descendancy: JOHN ALDEN and PRISCILLA MULLINS.
Amos8 Niles, James7 Niles II, Elizabeth6 Vinton, Ruth5 Dorman, Sarah4 Thayer. Sarah3 Bass, Ruth2 Alden, John1 & Priscillla1 Alden.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  James Niles (1772 - 1859)
  Mary Woodward Niles (1777 - 1803)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Green Smith Niles (1801 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Eliza Ann Niles Lewis (1827 - 1915)*
  Mary Ellen Niles Jackson (1829 - 1904)*
  Sarah Niles Cragin (1832 - 1910)*
  William Henry Niles (1839 - 1915)*
  Amos Niles (1840 - ____)*
  Augustus Niles (1845 - 1849)*
 
 Sibling:
  Amos Niles (1796 - 1880)
  Elijah Wilson Niles (1802 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: anne
Record added: Mar 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67109662
 


- anon
 Added: Sep. 21, 2013
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- anne
 Added: Sep. 7, 2011
 
 
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