August 29, 2015

TOWLE of Hampton, Hawke, and Kingston, New Hampshire

Generation 1: My first TOWLE ancestor in America was Philip TOWLE. He was born in England, probably in Crediton, Devon County. He immigrated to New England, settling in Hampton, New Hampshire sometime before 1657. In that year, on 19 September, he married Isabella AUSTIN, daughter of Francis AUSTIN and Isabella BLAND. He died on 19 December 1696 in Hampton.

Generation 2: Caleb TOWLE I was born to Philip TOWLE and Isabella AUSTIN on 14 May 1678. On 19 April 1678 in Hampton, New Hampshire, he married Zipporah BRACKETT, daughter of Anthony BRACKETT and Susannah DRAKE. He owned a sawmill, and passed in Hampton on 5 August 1765.

Generation 3: Caleb TOWLE II was born to Caleb TOWLE I and Zipporah BRACKETT in Hampton, New Hampshire on 9 May 1701. He married Rebecca PRESCOTT, daughter of James PRESCOTT and Mariah MARSTON, on 1 January 1728. He died in Hawke (aka Danville), New Hampshire on 3 February 1795.

Caleb Towle's will, 1795, page 1. Courtesy of

Caleb Towle's will, 1795, page 2-- one of the witnesses was Josiah Bartlett, signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of New Hampshire. Courtesy of

Generation 4: Jeremy TOWLE was born to Caleb TOWLE II and Rebecca PRESCOTT on 19 June 1745 in Kingston, New Hampshire. He married Mary SARGENT, daughter of Winthrop SARGENT and Phebe HEALEY, on 19 September 1765 in Hawke, New Hampshire. He died before 25 April 1825 in Hawke.

Generation 5: Judith TOWLE was born in Hawke, New Hampshire on 6 July 1783, to Jeremy TOWLE and Mary SARGENT. On 6 January 1802, Judith married Samuel SEVERANCE II, son of Samuel SEVERANCE I and Hannah WINSLOW. She died after 16 November 1864.

Ancestry line:

Philip TOWLE (d. 1696) m. Isabella AUSTIN
Caleb TOWLE I (1678-1765) m. Zipporah BRACKETT
Caleb TOWLE II (1701-1795) m. Rebecca PRESCOTT
Jeremy TOWLE (1745-1825) m. Mary SARGENT
Judith TOWLE (1783-aft 1864) m. Samuel SEVERANCE
Mary "Polly" SEVERANCE (1805-1889) m. William WINSLOW
James W. WINSLOW (1838-1906) m. Elizabeth A. MACE
Bessie Maud WINSLOW (1889-1970) m. Frank Bailey PALMER
Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER (1918-1984) m. Henry Richard HOWES
Shirley Ann HOWES (1937-1999) m. Joel David KRANTZBERG (1933-2017)

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