I'm trying to research my Niles family which lived in Allegan Co., Michigan and La Porte Co., Indiana. I would love to know any details anyone might have on the following Niles ancestors.
Here is what I have:
1. Ephraim Niles m. Esther Cornell [?]
2. William Niles, b. abt. 1800 in Georgia, d. 1856 in La Porte Co., Indiana; m. before 1827 in Connecticut Roxanna UNKNOWN, who was b. abt 1808 in Connecticut, d. Bet. 1860 - 1870 in La Porte Co., Indiana. Had at least four children: Sanford (b. 1827 in Connect.), Esther (b. abt 1831 in Connect.), Henry (b. abt 1843 in Indiana), and William (b. abt 1848 in Indiana). William Niles and his family are found in Clinton, La Porte, Indiana in 1850, where he was a Farmer.
3. William Edson Niles, b. Abt. 1847 in Saint Joe, DeKalb Co., Indiana [?], d. Bet. 1872 - 1875 in Allegan Co., Michigan. In 1860, he was living with his brother, Sanford, in Olmsted, Minnesota. He then went to Michigan where he married on December 07, 1867 in Leighton, Allegan Co., Michigan Olive Maria Bright. Olive was born in about 1852 in Newton Falls, Trumbull Co., Ohio, the daughter of Jonathan D. Bright (c1832-?) and Lois C. Cook (c1834-?). They had at least two children: Mattie Viola Niles (1870-?), and Rosa M. Niles (1872-1948). Found in Leighton, Allegan, Michigan in 1870, where William was a Farmer. I have not found an exact death date for William, though it must have been between 1872 and 1875, as his second daughter was born in 1872, and his wife, Olive, married Alfred Cook (1828-1893) on October 21, 1875 Paris, Kent Co., Michigan.
4. Rosa M. Niles, b. January 1872 in Leighton, Allegan Co., Michigan, d. August 07, 1948 in Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon. She married on October 15, 1890 in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan Ola Silas Cook (1863-1916), a Carpenter born in Byron, Kent Co., Michigan the son of Cleveland C. Cook and his wife Mary Elizabeth Laraway. They had at least four children between 1894 and 1908: Gladys, Ariston, Elizabeth, and Noma. They are found living in Grand Rapids WD-12, Kent, Michigan, where Ola was a carpenter. By 1910, they are found in Portland Precinct-43, Multnomah, Oregon, where Ola was again a Carpenter.