Plymouth County Biographies

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Benjamin Tower

Benjamin Tower, a descendant of thomas, an early settler in Hingham, came hither from Weymouth 1716, and lived on the east margin of Accord Pond. He married Berthia Woodworth 1718 children, Deborah born 1718, Bethia 1720, James 1722, John 1724.

James married Margaret Day and Lucy Dunbar. He was a soldier at Fort Willima Hnery in the French war. Matthew, his son, born Dec. 1, 1755 (see Israel Smith) married Rusha Hatch of Marshifield 1781. He was a Revolutionary soldier, and deceased March 1831. His children, Rusha the wife of Samuel Eells of Hanover, Betsey the wife of Capt. Isaac Whittemore 1811, and of Ebenezer T. Fogg, Esq. 1820, and Benjamin Hatch Tower, Harvard Col. 1806, died 1808. Horace, an intelligent and enterprising young man, was lost at sea 1820, mate of a ship from Salem, George Hodges, Master.

John married Lydia Hollis of Weymouth 1746-his son Jonathan Hollis died at Watertown, leaving sons, James and Jonathan Hollis.

Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from Its First Settlement to 1831. p. 377-8