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James Niles, II
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1772
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: 1859

James II was the first child of James Niles I and Elizabeth Vinton (d/o David Vinton and Ruth Dorman). He was baptized on 12 DEC 1773 in Stoughton, MA.

SIBLINGS of James Niles II
1-Elizabeth Niles/ SANGER (1774, bp. Stoughton MA) Find A Grave Memorial # 49614962
2-Phebe Niles/ RICE (1775, bp. Stoughton MA) Find A Grave Memorial # 18366572
3-Judith Niles/ HERSEY, FOSTER (1776, bp. Stoughton MA).

Having birthed four children between 1773 and 1776, James Jr's mother, Elizabeth Vinton, died by 1779 at which time, James NILES sr. married Mary Swain (Widow Swain), and had 4 more children: James was about 7 yrs old when his father remarried, and his youngest sibling was 3.
Half-siblings of James Niles II were:
1-John Niles
(1780, Willington CT-26 JUN 1803, Willington CT);
John died suddenly at age 23;
2-Molly Niles (1782, Willington CT);
3-Isaac Niles (1786, Willington CT);
4-Joshua Holt Niles (1791, Willington CT).

At the age of 22 years, James Niles II married Mary (Polly) Woodward on 27 NOV 1794 in Willington CT. Polly was the daughter of Amos Woodward & possibly Mary Winter.
Children of James and Polly Woodward Niles:
1-James Niles III (8 MAR 1795, Willington CT);
2-Amos Niles (16 OCT 1796, Willington CT);
3-Polly Niles (5 OCT 1798, Willington CT);
4-Esther Niles (18 JUL 1800, Willington CT);
5-Elijah Niles b. 13 OCT 1802 Willington CT..

m2 Lucy Beckwith, 1803

Children of James Niles II and Lucy Beckwith Niles:
Two known children of the 5 children that they had together:
b. ~1803, New York; d. ~1870, MI;
m. 21 AUG 1830, in Syracuse, Onondaga Co.,NY,
SARAH MOSS, b. 25 JUL 1809,
Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.
2-JOHN NILES, b.~ 1804, NY.

Sons, John and Ezekiel, had removed from NY and were farmers living next door to one another in Ingrahm Michigan by 1850. The VINTON MEMORIAL places James in Naples NY in 1853. James has been reported to have been living in Michigan at the time of his death, so he may be the James Niles who is listed on an 1859 Michigan mortality schedule as: "age 87, a pauper born NY". Another Niles researcher has suggested that he is 'probably the James Niles who died in 1853 in NY'.

Paternal Ancestry: NILES
James6 Niles (1773), James5 Niles (1747), John4 Niles (1708), John3 Niles (1678), Increase2 Niles (1646), John1 Niles (~1603), Immigration by 1634 to Braintree MA.

Maternal Ancestry: VINTON
Elizabeth Vinton (1751/2), David Vinton (1725/6), Capt. Samuel Vinton (1695), John Vinton (1649/50), John Vinton (~1616).

Mayflower Descendancy: John Alden and Priscillia Mullins.
James7 Niles II, Elizabeth6 Vinton, Ruth5 Dorman, Sarah4 Thayer. Sarah3 Bass, Ruth2 Alden, John1 & Priscillla1 Mullins Alden.
Family links: 
  James Niles (1747 - 1822)
  Elizabeth Vinton Niles (1751 - 1778)
  Mary Woodward Niles (1777 - 1803)*
  Amos Niles (1796 - 1880)*
  Elijah Wilson Niles (1802 - 1890)*
  John Niles (____ - 1803)**
  James Niles (1772 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Niles Sanger (1774 - 1855)*
  Joshua Holt Niles (1790 - 1850)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Editing welcome.
Created by: anne
Record added: Mar 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66839754

- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013
Thank you for your inspiration.
- anne
 Added: Oct. 12, 2011

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