Amey Tower

29 October 1769–12 January 1809 (Age 39)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Amey

When Amey Tower was born on 29 October 1769, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, Icabod Tower, was 29 and her mother, Mary Pullen, was 27. She married Abner Lapham on 20 June 1797. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 12 January 1809, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Abner Lapham
1772–
Amey Tower
1769–1809
Marriage: 20 June 1797
Eliza Lapham
1798–1831
Molly Lapham
1800–
Oliver Mowry Lapham
1802–
Mercy Lapham
1804–
Dorcas Lapham
1806–1839

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 June 1797
children

(5)

    Eliza Lapham

    Female1798–1831Female

    Molly Lapham

    Female1800–Female

    Oliver Mowry Lapham

    Male1802–Male

    Mercy Lapham

    Female1804–Female

    Dorcas Lapham

    Female1806–1839Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 7

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 7

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1780 · French Occupy Newport

Age 11

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (Latin turris). 2. 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’). 3. Americanized spelling of German Tauer .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arecy Lapham in entry for Olson M Lapham and Betsey F Bepe, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Amey in entry for Marcy Lapham, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Amey in entry for Dorcas Lapham, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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