Amey Tower

Brief Life History 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 28. She married Abner Lapham on 20 June 1797. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 12 January 1809, at the age of 39.

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Abner Lapham
Amey Tower
Marriage: 20 June 1797
Eliza Lapham
Molly Lapham
Olive Mowry Lapham
Oliver Mowry Lapham
Mercy Lapham
Dorcas Lapham

Sources (14)

  • Amey Tower, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Amey in entry for Amey Lapham, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Arecy Lapham in entry for Olson M Lapham and Betsey F Bepe, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (8)


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

1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

1780 · French Occupy Newport

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

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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