Asa Cushing Tower

Male25 March 1787–5 April 1840

Brief Life History of Asa Cushing

When Asa Cushing Tower was born on 25 March 1787, in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jesse Tower, was 31 and his mother, Rebecca Cushing, was 27. He married Charlotte Man on 13 November 1806, in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 5 April 1840, in his hometown, at the age of 53.

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Asa Cushing Tower
Charlotte Man
Marriage: 13 November 1806
Thomas Tower
Charlotte Tower
Asa Cushing Tower
Mary Tower
Child Tower
dau Tower
Hannah K. Tower

Sources (27)

  • Asa C. Tower in entry for Asa C. Tower, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Asa Tower in entry for Alvan Tower and Rebecca T. Souther, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Asa in entry for Mary B. Tower Hayden, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 November 1806Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    Age 1

    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.


    Age 2

    George Washington elected first president of United States.


    Age 16

    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.

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