Rebecca Towne

8 February 1699–before 1788 (Age 88)
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca Towne was born on 8 February 1699, in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Towne, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Knight, was 23. She married Stephen Johnson on 2 December 1730, in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died before 1788, at the age of 87.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Stephen Johnson
Rebecca Towne
1699–1788
Marriage: 2 December 1730
Ruth Johnson
1731–

Spouse and Children

    Stephen Johnson

    MaleMale

    Female1699–1788Female

MARRIAGE
2 December 1730
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

    Ruth Johnson

    Female1731–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an outlying farm or hamlet, from Middle English toun (Old English tūn, which originally meant ‘fence’ and then ‘enclosure’, although the sense ‘settlement, village’ was already firmly established in the Old English period).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rebeckah Towne, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Rebeckah Towne, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Rebecca in entry for Ruth Johnson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.