Biography of Edwin J. Niles of Le Roy, NY

Edwin J. Niles was born in Le Roy, June 30, 1836, a son of Ebenezer and Eliza (Sprague) Niles, natives of Vermont. Ebenezer was born in 1806, and came with his parents to Le Roy about 1809. He was a farmer, had three children, and died in September, 1852. His father,. Ephraim, of Vermont, and of English descent, married Mary Hill, came to Le Roy on sleds, and settled on 50 acres of land adjoining Perry Randall's. He was a member of the Christian Church, and reared 12 children The mother of Edwin J. was a daughter of Eli A. Sprague, of Vermont, a soldier of 1812, who served at the battle of Plattsburgh. Edwin J. Niles was raised on a farm, had an academic education, and taught school one term at the age.of 16 years. After his father's death he lived on the homestead until 1885, when he moved to the village. He enlisted in the 25th Ind. N. Y. Battery, under Capt. Grow, and was discharged from University Hospital, New Orleans, in 1864. He married. August 29, 1867, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Eliza (Huyck) Austin, of Buffalo, and their children are Daisy E., Henry C., and Edwin John Mr. Niles is a member of the I. O. O. F.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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