Niles, Samuel (1)

Niles, Samuel (1), a Congregational minister of colonial days, was born at Block Island, Mass., May 1; 1674; was educated at Harvard University, class of 1699; and after thoroughly preparing himself for ministerial labors became pastor of a church at Kingston, R. I., in 1702, and there remained until 1710. In 1711 he was installed pastor of the Second Church at Braintree, Mass. He died at his native place May 1, 1762. He published, A brief and sorrowful Account of the present Churches in New England (1745).: — Vindication of divers Important Doctrines (1752, 8vo): — Scripture Doctrine of Original Sin (1757, 8vo): — God's Wonder-working Providence for New England in the Reduction of Louisburg (1747): — History of the French and Indian Wars, in "Hist. Collections," 3d series, vol. vi.

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