When Abner Tower was born on 28 November 1767, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Tower, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Hersey, was 22. He married Lucina Spencer on 28 December 1791, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 May 1846, in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Chesterfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (from Latin turris).
English: occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’).
Americanized form of German Tauer .