Patience Towle

Brief Life History of Patience

When Patience Towle was born on 8 June 1704, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Benjamin Towle, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Bowden, was 33. She married Stephen Hobbs on 18 January 1725, in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in Kensington, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Stephen Hobbs
Patience Towle
Marriage: 18 January 1725
Noah Hobbs
Abigail Hobbs
Hephzibah Hobbs
Stephen Hobbs
Samuel Hobbs

Sources (13)

  • Patience Towle, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Patiens Tole, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Patience in entry for Stephen Hobs, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire):

from Middle English Tolle or Tole, usually a pet form of Anglo-Norman Torald, a well-used personal name by the Normans in Normandy and England and ultimately from Old Norse Thóraldr(Thórr the god Thor + vald ‘power, rule’). Middle English Tole was also an Anglicized form of Old Norse Tóli (see Tooley ) and could alternatively have derived from Old English Tola. Compare Tolson .

variant of Towell .

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

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