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Re: Tower Chesterfield MA Munsville, N. Y.
Posted by: Carol Angelo (ID *****7284) Date: August 03, 2006 at 07:19:43
In Reply to: Tower Chesterfield MA Munsville, N. Y. by Holli Leamey of 973


John Tower (generation 1) emigrated from Hingham, England to Hingham, MA in 1637. He was the son of Robert & Dorothy (Damon) Tower; he was baptized on 17 May 1609; he married Margaret Ibrook on 13 Feb 1638 or 39 in Charlestown, MA. John died in Hingham, MA on 13 February 1701 or 02, and Margaret died in Hingham, MA on 15 May, 1700.
Briefly, their children were: John, Jonathan, Ibrook, Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Hannah, Benjamin, Jemima, and Samuel, born on 26 January 1661 or 62 at Hingham, MA.

Samuel(2) married Silence Damon of Scituate, MA on 14 December 1683. Silence died in Hingham on 15 November 1702. Their children, all born in Hingham, MA were: Silence, Margaret, Samuel, Ruth, & Martha.
Samuel married 2nd, Deborah Hayward (Howard) on 20 January 1704, the daughter of Daniel & Deborah (Pitt) Hayward. Their children were: Daniel, Sarah, Ann, Joshua, Joseph - born on 28 August 1712, & Deborah.
Samuel died on 21 March 1723 or 24 in Hingham, MA. Deborah died in Hingham on 30 January 1742.

Joseph(3), born 28 August 1712, married Deborah Taylor of Scituate, MA; the intention was published on 10 November 1739. Their children were: Joseph - born & died within a year, Desire, Joseph(4), who was baptized on 28 July 1745, Abner, Rachel - also born & died as a child, & Rachel.
Joseph(3) diedin Hingham, MA on 21 February 1783, and Deborah died in Hingham on 12 February 1806.

Joseph(4), married Sarah Hersey in Hingham, MA on 30 July
1767. Their children were: Abner, Sarah, Pyam, Ezekiel, Luther & Julette.
Joseph died in Worthington, MA on 20 April 1823. Sarah died in Worthington, MA on 22 September 1839. Joseph was a Revolutionary War soldier, who in 1776 served in Capt. Pyam Cushing's company, guarding the shores.

Pyam (5), unknown birth date, married Rachel Cowing of Chesterfield. They had the following children: Lydia, Relief, Wealthy, Emily, Salmon Pyam, Susan, & Lucy Ann.
Pyam & Rachel died in Munsville, NY.

Lydia(6), born on 1 October 1801, married Eri Hitchcock of Perrysburg, NY. She died in June 1837. They had one son, Alfred A. Hitchcock, born 3 July 1829.

Salmon Pyam(6), unknown birthdate, married Louisa ?. They had three children with unknown birthdates, namely Miron, and two unnamed daughters.

Susan(6), born on 23 August 1816, married Eri Hitchcock of Perrysburg, NY, and they had a daughter, Louisa, born in Perrysburg, on 14 May 1841, and a son Eri, born in Perrysburg, on 17 November 1844. The elder Eri Hitchock died in Perrysburg, in June 1872.

This is the data recorded for Pyam in the genealogy text. If you descend from John Tower (1), you are eligible for membership in the Tower Genealogical Society. You can find information about it at

Hope this helps you out.

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