Ancestors of Helen R. Hawkins


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picture Benjamin Tower

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 5 Nov 1654 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    Christening: 
          Death: 24 Mar 1721-1922 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: John Tower 1
         Mother: Margaret Ibrook 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Deborah Garnet 1 
       Marriage: 5 Sep 1680 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts 1
       Children:
                1. Ambrose Tower 1


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Catharine Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 11 Aug 1808 1 2
    Christening: 
          Death: Unknown
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Reuben Tower 2
         Mother: Susanna Carr 2

Spouses and Children
1. *Lewis Harrington 1 2 
       Marriage: 11 Jul 1862 - Huron County, Ohio 1


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Catherine Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 17 Dec 1835 3
    Christening: 
          Death: est 1890 4
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Reuben Tower Captain 2 5
         Mother: Dorothy Day 6

Spouses and Children
1. *Unknown Brewster 5 
       Marriage: 

Notes
General:
When Rosebeth was a young woman she was in a wagon accident with Aunt Kate. Aunt Kate was killed but Rosebeth survived. Rosebeth had wound her long luxurious hear in braids around her head. It was because of this hair Rosebeth was saved from a head injury and possible death.

(I have dated Kate's death at about 1890 thinking that Rosebeth may have been 20 at the time of this accident.
Keep in mind that Rosebeth was in two accidents. One when she was seven at which time her heart was damaged. The other when she was a young woman at which time Aunt Kate was killed. {HRH note})

picture Catherine Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 17 Jan 1765 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1
    Christening: 
          Death: Unknown 1
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Benjamin Tower 1
         Mother: Ann Vorce 1

Spouses and Children
1. *Jonas Bemis 1 
       Marriage: 18 Sep 1785 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 1


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Cornelia Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 1 Jul 1829 3
    Christening: 
          Death: 23 May 1850 3
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Reuben Tower Captain 2 5
         Mother: Dorothy Day 6

Spouses and Children
       Children:
                1. Emily Angeline Dorman 3
                2. Richard L. Dorman 3

Notes
General:
Angeline, Cornelia & Mary Jane

Angeline Tower, born December 3, 1833 and died December 18, 1856, was a sister of Francis Towar (the beloved grandfather of Dorcas Davis).

Angeline would have been about 8 or 9 when she was rewarded with this
"Reward of Merit".

Cornelia Tower Dorman , another sister of Francis, named her daughter Emily Angeline.

Born July 1, 1829 Cornelia was 18 when she married George Dorman. Emily Angeline was born in 1848 and died in July of 1849. Cornelia had a son, Richard, who was born and died early in 1850.

Shortly after Richard's death Cornelia herself died on May 23, 1850.

Another sister, Mary Jane died in 1857 at the age of 20.

I often think about Rueben Tower & Dorothy Day Tower. The deaths of Mary Jane, Angeline at the age of 23, Cornelia at the age of 21 and the deaths of these two babies would have been a time of great sorrow for them.


picture Dorothea D. Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: Bef 1845 3
    Christening: 
          Death: 12 Dec 1859 3
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Reuben Tower Captain 2 5
         Mother: Dorothy Day 6


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Fanny Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 28 Aug 1816 2
    Christening: 
          Death: 8 Sep 1840 2
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Reuben Tower 2
         Mother: Susanna Carr 2

Spouses and Children
1. *Daniel Stewart 1 2 
       Marriage: 27 Feb 1838 2


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John Tower

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 14 May 1609 - Hingham, Norfolk, England 1
    Christening: 
          Death: 13 Feb 1702-1701 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts 1
         Burial: 

Events

Baptism: Baptised, 14 May 1609.


Parents
         Father: Robert Tower 1
         Mother: 

Spouses and Children
1. *Margaret Ibrook 1 
       Marriage: 13 Feb 1638 - Charlestown, Massachusetts 1
       Children:
                1. Benjamin Tower


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Jonas Tower

      Sex: M

Individual Information
          Birth: 4 Jul 1769 1
    Christening: 
          Death: at sea 1
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Benjamin Tower 1
         Mother: Ann Vorce 1


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Lydia Tower

      Sex: F

Individual Information
          Birth: 12 May 1812 2
    Christening: 
          Death: 3 Jan 1843 2
         Burial: 

Parents
         Father: Reuben Tower 2
         Mother: Susanna Carr 2

Spouses and Children
1. *Harvey Denton 2 
       Marriage: 8 Dec 1831 2
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Sources


1 William Hoskins, Descendants of Samuel Lovering.

2 Unknown, "Reuben Tower Notes found on separate sheets of paper in the Towar Bible."

3 Towar Edson Family Bible.

4 Writings of Dorcas Dorothy Edson Davis, "Writings of Dorcas Dorothy Edson Davis" (Dorcas wrote her memiors over a period of time from about 1985-2004. Her daughter Helen Rose Davis Hawkins has transcribed these writings with some editing and footnotes.).

5 The History of Stephenson County, Illinois (Document Provided By Ancestry.com. Then History of Stephenson County Illinois: contain a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., biographical sketches of citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois.).

6 Unknown, "Ezra Day notes found on separate sheets of paper in the Towar Bible."


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