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Rachel Bates (Tower)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ibrook Tower; Ibrook Tower; Margaret Tower and Margaret Tower
Wife of Joshua Bate and Joshua Bates, Sr.
Mother of Rachel Mills (Bates); Joshua Bate; Bathsheba Bates; Elizabeth Bates; Solomon Bates and 2 others
Sister of Richard Tower; Daniel Tower; John Tower; Patience James / Farrow; Hezekiah Tower and 15 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


Children

+ 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 http://www.archive.org/stream/towergenealogyac00towe/towergenealogyac00towe_djvu.txt 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.

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Source - FamilySearch.org Ancestral File 2278-SH8. -------------------- http://records.ancestry.com/Rachel_Tower_records.ashx?pid=7866136

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.

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Rachel Bates's Timeline

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