Anna Tower

about 1710–
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Anna

When Anna Tower was born about 1710, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Tower, was 38 and her mother, Hester Easter Cantleberry, was 39. She married John Harding on 16 November 1737, in Cohasset, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Harding
Anna Tower
Marriage: 16 November 1737
Zephaniah Harding
Nicholas Harding
John Harding Jr
Thankful Harding
Ann Harding

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16 November 1737
Cohasset, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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Age 66

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 66

"""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."""""""

Age 93

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ann in entry for Nickolus Harding, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ann in entry for Ann Harding, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ann in entry for Ann Harding, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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