Davis Uriah I | Born 1707

TOWER, John

Male 1609 - 1702  (92 years)


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  • Name TOWER, John  [1, 2, 3
    Born 17 May 1609  Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13/13 Feb 1701/1702  Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6635  Uriah Davis I - Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2018 

    Father TOWER, Robert,   d. 1 May 1634, Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother DAMON, Dorothy,   d. 10 Nov 1629, Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Aug 1607  Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family IBROOK, Margaret,   b. 3 Sep 1620, Hingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1700, Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13/13 Feb 1638/1639  Charlestown, Masachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. TOWER, John,   b. 13 Dec 1639,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. TOWER, Jonathan,   b. 1 Aug 1641,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. TOWER, Ibrook,   b. 7/07 Feb 1642/1643
     4. TOWER, Jeremiah,   b. 9/09 Mar 1644/1645
     5. TOWER, Elizabeth,   b. 9 Oct 1648,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. TOWER, Sarah,   b. 16 Jul 1650,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. TOWER, Hannah,   b. 17 Jul 1652, Hingham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. TOWER, Benjamin,   b. 5 Nov 1654,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. TOWER, Jemima,   b. 25 Apr 1660,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. TOWER, Samuel,   b. 26/26 Jan 1661/1662
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • John was bapt. Hingham, Eng., May 17, 1609, the son of Robert and Dorothy Tower. He came with John Ford and Samuel Lincoln, an ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln, in 1635, from old Hingham, England, to new Hingham, Massachusetts. He settled in 1637, and was a freeman, 1638. On February 13, 1638-9, He married Margaret Ibrook, in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on Feb. 13, 1639, she was born in England, in 1617, the daughter of Richard and (?) (Clark) Ibrook. During King Philip's War he fortified his dwelling at Hingham later known as Tower's Garrison House. With his four sons and one or two others hired at his own expense he defended it, and the twenty people who had taken refuge in it, throughout the war . When the town had to have any dealings with the Indians they would say, "You go, old John Tower, the Indians all know you and won't hurt you." On 11 December 1671, John Tower Sr. of Hingham, planter, and Margaret his wife sold to Stephen French Sr. of Weymouth, yeoman, three lots of land in Hingham, each containing six acres. John's wife died at Hingham, May 15, 1700, age 83, and he died, Feb. 13, 1702, age 92, leaving 39 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. It is probable that he could not write as he signed the many deeds and conveyances by his mark.

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Thayer and Burton Ancestry , Page 53.

    2. [S191] Bassett-Preston Ancestors, p. 298.

    3. [S192] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33.