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.

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Stephen Johnson
Rebecca Towne
Marriage: 2 December 1730
Ruth Johnson

Spouse and Children

    Stephen Johnson



2 December 1730
Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


    Ruth Johnson


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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.

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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"

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