Abner Tower

Male28 November 1767–23 May 1846

Brief Life History of Abner

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.

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Abner Tower
Lucina Spencer
Marriage: 28 December 1791
Luther Tower
Sally Amelia Tower
Mary Tower
Deborah P Tower
Abner Tower Jr
Elvira J Tower
Spencer M. Tower

Sources (29)

  • Abner Tower, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Abner Tower in entry for Spencer Tower, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Abner Tower, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    28 December 1791Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 9

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 21

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

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

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