Daniel Tower Jr.

23 June 1720–28 January 1800 (Age 79)
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Tower Jr. was born on 23 June 1720, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Tower, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Lincoln, was 25. He married Bethiah Nichols on 5 January 1740, in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 28 January 1800, in Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cohasset Central Cemetery, Cohasset, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Daniel Tower Jr.
Bethiah Nichols
Marriage: 5 January 1740
Abraham Tower
Mary Tower
Mary Tower
Sarah Tower
Mordecai Tower
Bethia Tower
Daniel Tower
Isaac Tower
Abraham Tower
Samuel Tower
Levi Tower
Persis Tower
Bethiah Tower
Daniel Tower Jr

Spouse and Children

5 January 1740
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


    Abraham Tower



    Mordecai Tower


    Bethia Tower


    Daniel Tower


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World Events (4)


Age 56

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

Age 56

"""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."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 61

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • Daniel Iii Tower in entry for Perser Tower, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Daniel Iii Tower in entry for Perfis Tower, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • David Tower in entry for Abraham Tower, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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