Anna Tower

about 1710–
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary 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 Cantlberry, 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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Family Time Line

John Harding
1713–
Anna Tower
1710–
Marriage: 16 November 1737
Zephaniah Harding
1736–1807
Nicholas Harding
1738–1837
John Harding Jr
1745–1818
Thankful Harding
1748–
Ann Harding
1749–

Spouse and Children

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

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1776
    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."""""""
    1803
    Age 93
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Towers
    Tauer
    Toyer
    Tuer

    Sources (11)

    • Ann in entry for Nickolus Harding, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Marriage record
    • Tower genealogy. An account of the descendants of John Tower, of Hingham, Mass.

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