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Posted by: Ellis Rail (ID *****0400) Date: February 14, 2005 at 12:46:42
In Reply to: Re: JOHN TOWER HINGHAM-BRAINTREE; by John Tower, Sr. of 973


Thank you for your reply. Do you have an email address? We use personal ancestral file (PAF) software. If I know what software you use, I can send a GEDCOM file that contains the Tower Information I have. If not I can mail it. I live in Fontana,California. Where are you located?

I know the frustration about the Indiana Territory. My wife is a strong believer in Census records and takes exception to some information if it doesn't appear in Census Records but I don't think the census takers always counted everyone. Fire and other catastrophes also destroyed church and other records. Of course, I'm not telling you anything you don't already know.

In response to your specific question:

I am Ellis Charles Rail, born 27 July 1942, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, the son of Ellis Clark Rail.

My father, Ellis Clark Rail,born 24 December 1918, Collett Farm, Jefferson, Iowa, is the son of Ellis William Schilling Rail and Inez Josephine Clark.

My grandmother, Inez Josephine Clark, born 18 May 1883,Libery Township, Jefferson, Iowa, is the daughter of Joseph Valentine Clark and Mary Ella Tower.

My great grandmother, Mary Ella Tower b. 24 Feb 1852, Delaware, Ripley, Indiana, is the daughter of Joseph Hunter Tower, b. 24 Feb 1825, Greene, Trumbull, Ohio, and Philena Melvina Burton.

Joseph Hunter Tower is the son of Alpheus P. Tower, b.21 Jan 1800, Dillsboro, Dearborn, Indiana, and Orpha Hunter.

Alpheus P. Tower is the son of Gideon Tower, born 30 April 1753 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, and Abigail Perkins.

Gideon Tower is the son of John Tower, born 23 November 1711 in Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island, and Hannah Hancock.

John Tower is the son of Benjamin Tower, born 25 January 1674 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts,and Deborah Whipple.

Benjamin is the son of John Tower Jun., born 13 December 1369 in New Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Sarah Harding

John Tower Jun. is the son of your John Tower, born before 17 May 1609 in Hingham, Norfolk, England, and Margaret Ibrook.

I have marriage and death information on many of these people but wanted to restrict this message to the specific question.


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