John Tower

John Tower

Birth
Hingham, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
Death 13 Feb 1701 (aged 91)
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 28416967 · View Source
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Son of Robert and Dorothy (Damon) Tower.
Husband of Margaret (Ibrook) Tower.

John was baptized in May, 1609 in Hingham, England.
John left England and arrived in Massachusetts on June 1, 1637 and married Margaret Ibrook on February 13, 1638 in Charlestown.

He was one of the proprietors of Hingham, Massachusetts were he settled on Bachelor's Row (now Main Street). He initially started out with three acres of land and through the years purchased more acreage. He had also purchased some acres in Cohasset (then part of Hingham).
In 1645 he was one of the seven men chosen to oversee the prudential affairs of the town.
Some of the occupations that he was listed as having were: farmer, planter, way-warden, constable, and fence-viewer.
In 1675, during King Philip’s War, John was allowed to fortify his house with a garrison.

His house, today known as the Tower Homestead, near Tower Brook, Tower’s Bridge, and Tower Brook Road, still stands. [Although, according to William R. Cutter’s Genealogical and Personal Memoirs published in 1908: “Three of his sons built houses on this lot also, and some of the land has remained in the possession of descendants to the present time. The old house was torn down soon after 1800.”]


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"IN MEMORY OF
JOHN TOWER
BORN IN HINGHAM
NORFOLK CO. ENGLAND
MAY 14, 1609
AND
MARGARET IBROOK
HIS WIFE
FOUNDERS OF THE
TOWER FAMILY
IN AMERICA
JOHN TOWER
1609 - 1701"

Gravesite Details The Tower Memorial was constructed in 1913 and dedicated on July 3, 1914.

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  • Created by: John Anderson
  • Added: 20 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28416967
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Tower (May 1609–13 Feb 1701), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28416967, citing High Street Cemetery, Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by John Anderson (contributor 46511536) .