Abner Tower

28 November 1767–23 May 1846 (Age 78)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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 5 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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Family Time Line

Abner Tower
1767–1846
Lucina Spencer
1771–1846
Marriage: 28 December 1791
Luther Tower
1793–1882
Sally Amelia Tower
1795–1854
Mary Tower
1798–1888
Polly Tower
1798–
Deborah P Tower
1801–1867
Abner Tower Jr
1804–1852
Elvira J Tower
1806–1907
Spencer M. Tower
1813–1877

Spouse and Children

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

1776

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

Anglo-Saxon: Tor, a tower, a high hill

Sources (3)

  • Abner Tower in entry for Alzina Tower, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abner Tower in entry for Alzina Tower, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Abner Tower in entry for Algina Tower, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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