Capt Benjamin Tower

21 April 1765–6 February 1835 (Age 69)
Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Capt Benjamin Tower
1765–1835
Martha Gulley
1770–1830
Marriage: 22 February 1795
Martha Tower
1796–
Elsie Tower
1800–1861
Elvira Tower
1807–1832
Sarah Tower
1810–
Mary Tower
1815–1863

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1795
Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

(5)

    Martha Tower

    Female1796–Female

    Elsie Tower

    Female1800–1861Female

    Elvira Tower

    Female1807–1832Female

    Sarah Tower

    Female1810–Female

    Mary Tower

    Female1815–1863Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 11

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

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: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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Tower, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Benjamin Tower, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Benjamin Tower, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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