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Benjamin Tower

Benjamin Tower

Male 1674 - 1743  (69 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Tower 
    Born 25 Jan 1673/1674  Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 May 1743  Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Peck Cemetery, Abbott Run Valley Road, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6143  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father John Tower,   b. 13 Dec 1639, Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1693, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Sarah Hardin,   d. 16 Oct 1729 
    Married 14 May 1669 
    Family ID F3400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah Whipple,   b. 12 Sep 1681, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1755  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 1697  Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gideon Tower, Captain,   b. 24 Feb 1699/1700, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1772, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Patience Tower,   b. 10 Apr 1702, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Sarah Tower,   b. 16 Aug 1704, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1792, Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Margaret Tower,   b. 26 Oct 1706, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1787, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Zipporah Tower,   b. 4 Dec 1709, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. John Tower,   b. 23 Nov 1711, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Hannah Tower,   b. 2 Jan 1713/1714, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Benjamin Tower,   b. 25 Feb 1715/1716, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1792, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Esther or Hester Tower,   b. 5 Jan 1718, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Joseph Tower,   b. 13 Sep 1721, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1761, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     11. Enoch Tower,   b. 3 Dec 1724, Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F2815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1673/1674 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1697 - Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 May 1743 - Attleborough, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Peck Cemetery, Abbott Run Valley Road, Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: John Osborne Austin, _Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island (Albany, N.Y., 1887; reprint ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978) p. 223

      !SOURCE: Pam Koch (?) (undisclosed at example dot net), 11/28/96.

      !SOURCE: Henry E. Whipple, A Brief Genealogy of the Whipple Families Who Settled in Rhode Island (Providence: A. Crawford Greene, 1873), p. 38. From a corrected copy of the book found in the Rhode Island Historical Society Library, call no. CS71.W574 1873 RIHSL.

      !SOURCE: The Sprague Database (email from Dick Weber (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 23 Oct 1997). Gave names of parents, and exact birth date and place.

      !SOURCE: "Tower Family Ancestors" (Descendancy chart of John Tower, 1609-1701/1702), emailed by Chuck Shelby (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 19 Jun 2001.

      !SOURCE: Vital Records of Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts: Rehoboth Marriages & Intentions, p. 511.

      !SOURCE: Email from Don Streeter to Weldon Whipple, 6 Mar 2003. Gives location of grave "in an ancient cemetery near the Arnold's Mills Cemetery in Cumberland, RI."

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 15 Apr 2006. Adds precise burial place, citing the Rhode Island Historical Cemeteries Database Index.


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