Capt Benjamin Tower

Brief Life History of Benjamin

When Capt Benjamin Tower was born on 21 April 1765, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Enoch Tower, was 27 and his mother, Lucy Lovett, was 27. He married Martha Gulley on 22 February 1795, in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died on 6 February 1835, in Shoreham, Addison, Vermont, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Addison, Addison, Vermont, United States.

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Capt Benjamin Tower
Martha Gulley
Marriage: 22 February 1795
Martha Tower
Elsie Tower
Elvira Tower
Sarah Tower
Mary Tower

Sources (9)

  • Benjamin Tower, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Benjamin Tower, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Benjamin Tower, "Find A Grave Index"

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.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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