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Rachel Bates (Tower)

Birthplace: Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ibrook Tower and Margaret Tower
Wife of Joshua Bates, Sr.
Mother of Rachel Mills (Bates); Joshua Bate; Bathsheba Bates; Elizabeth Bates; Solomon Bates and 2 others
Sister of Richard Tower; John Tower; Mary Whiton; Patience James / Farrow; Hezekiah Tower and 6 others

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About Rachel Bates

She married Joshua Bates, b. 14 Aug 1671, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA , d.  date unknown 

Married 15 Jan 1695/96


+ 1. Rachel Bates, b. 14 Jul 1696, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA ,

	2. Joshua Bates,  b. 15 Jun 1698, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA , 
	3. Bathsheba Bates,  b. 9 Feb 1699/00, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA , 
	4. Elizabeth Bates,  b. 23 Nov 1703, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA , 

+ 5. Solomon Bates, b. 13 Apr 1706, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA ,

	6. Isaac Bates,  b. 3 Mar 1707/08, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA , 
	7. Jacob Bates,  b. 20 Aug 1710, Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA, USA 

Her parents were (by Rev. Peter Hobart's

record, wherein, under date of Feb. 13, 1638-9, we find :) " John Tower and Margaret Ibrook married at Charlestown." Her mother, Margaret Ibrook, was the daughter of Richard Ibrook, of whom we have but brief account. He was among the early settlers of Hingham, having a grant of a house-lot on what is now Lincoln Street, but known in the earlier records as " Broad Cove." The two lots next to his northward were granted to William Cockram and to William Cockerill, respectively, who appear to be sons-in- law of Richard Ibrook.

Richard Ibrook came to Hingliam with his wife — whose name I have been unable to learn — and three unmarried daughters, — Ellen, Margaret, and Rebecca. Ellen married Joshua Hobart, a brother of Rev. Peter Hobart, 1638 ; Margaret married John Tower, as above ; and Rebecca married Rev. Peter Hobart. She

was his second wife. There appear to be no means for finding the dates of the births of either Ellen or Margaret. Rev. Nehemiah Hobart, a grandson of Rev. Peter and Rebecca (Ibrook) Hobart, has tlie following among his records, namely : —

" 1693. Sept. 9. Died my Ilonl Grandmother, Rebecca Hobart, as. 73, lived in New England 55 years."

This would give the date of her coming 1638, three years sub- sequent to the date of the grant of a house-lot to her father.

Tlie following records are found in Rev. Peter Hobart's

Diary : —

" 1642, Oct. 3 — Brother Cockram sayled for England."

Quoted from Evidently a machine transcription - needs copy editing from original - will do at some later date. Much data here from the Tower Family and the town of Hingham, including its method of settllement.


Source - Ancestral File 2278-SH8. --------------------

Rachel Tower (1674 - 1757) Born in Hingham, Massachusetts, USA on 1674 to Ibrook Tower and Margaret Harding. Rachel married Joshua Bates and had 7 children. She passed away on 23 Sep 1757 in Hingham, Massachusetts, USA. -------------------- Learn about removing the ads from this memorial... Birth: Mar. 16, 1674 Hingham Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA Death: 1756 Cohasset Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

Family links:

 Ibrook Tower (1643 - 1732)
 Margaret Hardin Tower (1647 - 1705)

 Joshua Bates (1671 - 1757)

 Rachel Bates Mills (1696 - 1750)*
 Joshua Bates (1698 - 1766)*
 Jacob Bates (1710 - 1795)*

 Rachel Tower Bates (1674 - 1756)
 Patience Tower Farrow James (1679 - 1751)*
 Content Tower Souther (1684 - 1730)*
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Note: Documentation of burial location has yet to be discovered but she and her husband lived in the second precinct of Hingham (later to become Cohasset) less than a mile from Cohasset Central cemetery where her father is buried.

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Rachel Bates's Timeline

March 16, 1674
Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
June 20, 1674
Hingham, Plymouth, MA
July 14, 1688
Age 14
Frederick County, Virginia Colony
January 15, 1695
Age 20
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
June 15, 1698
Age 24
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
February 9, 1699
Age 24
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
November 23, 1703
Age 29
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
April 13, 1706
Age 32
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
March 3, 1707
Age 32
Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
August 20, 1710
Age 36
Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States