In the year 1845, Horace Niles boarded Philena, an Eastern Pequot woman, for which he was reimbursed in the summer of 1848 by Elias Hewitt, the tribe's overseer. He did a similar service in 1847.
Not much is known about Niles, however. He may have been one of the African American Niles family living around Stonington and North Stonington in the early 19th Century, or more likely, a member of Jabez Niles-Lydia Williams' multi-racial family, who were part of the Eastern Pequot Community.
Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 268. Sources for this biography also come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.