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Samuel Hollis and Abigail Tower wedding clarification
Posted by: Robert Butler (ID *****8889) Date: September 02, 2010 at 13:33:29
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I am Robert Butler, a direct descendant of John and Margaret Tower of Hingham through Benjamin, Benjamin, James then Margeret. My family still lives in Rockland MA. My family tree traces back to Hingham England a lot. I've become a fan of the "History of Hingham."

But along another very different path, I found another ancestor, Samuel Hollis. If one believes various trees one finds on the internet, he was Born in 1679 in Weymouth, married Abigail Tower in 1695, then married Abigail Tower in 1710, and died on November 15, 1740 leaving four children.

A "History of Hingham" lists an Abigail Tower (daughter of Benjamin, who was a son of John and Ibrook Tower). "i. ABIGAIL, May 13, 1681. m. Hollis." If they married in 1695 she would have been about 14, he would be 16. If they had married in 1710, she would have been about 29, he would be 31.

The children are Samuel (1711), Abigail (1712), Thomas (1714), and John (1718), which suggests that 1710 is the correct wedding date.

I'm inclined to treat the 1695 wedding as an error, but would be interested in any comment. Was there another Abigail? Any comments or corrections?


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