Peter Tower

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Tower was born on 1 June 1761, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Tower, was 23 and his mother, Anna Vorce, was 23. He married Sarah Putnam on 8 February 1784, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1761. He died in 1799, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Peter Tower
1761–1799
Sarah Putnam
1761–1811
Marriage: 8 February 1784
Peter Tower
1782–
Lewis Tower
1786–
Enos Tower
1784–
Lewis Tower
1785–1785
Jesse Tower
1786–
Lewis Tower
1788–
Sally Tower
1790–1869
Reuel Orison Tower
1792–1878
Eli Tower
1794–1814
Nancy Tower
1797–1848

Sources (20)

  • Peter Tower, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Peter Tower in entry for Enos Tower, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Peter Tower, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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World Events (5)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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