Rev Thomas Niles

Male28 September 1728–May 1782

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Rev Thomas Niles was born on 28 September 1728, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Rev John Niles IV, was 47 and his mother, Mary Ann Ely, was 38. He married Mary Anne "Anna" Woodman on 1 February 1774, in Rumney, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in May 1782, in Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States.

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Rev Thomas Niles
Mary Anne "Anna" Woodman
Marriage: 1 February 1774
Anna Niles
Thomas Niles
Joseph Niles
Miriam Niles

Sources (20)

  • Thomas Niles in entry for Anne Niles, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Thomas Niles, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Thomas Niles, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1774Rumney, New Hampshire, British Colonial America
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)


    Age 48

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 48

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Nile (see Neal ), with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    German: possibly a variant of Neils . The surname Niles is very rare in Germany.

    History: John Niles from England is known to have been in Dorchester, MA, as early as 1634, before putting down roots in Braintree, MA, where his grandson Samuel was a Congregational minister for many years.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Rev Thomas Niles b1728: Notes from FamilyTreeMaker

    Notes for REV. THOMAS NILES: Thomas graduated from Yale college in 1758, studied theology, and was licensed to preach by the Hartford South Association of Ministers , 8/20/1761. He was settled, 10/21 …

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