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Phebe (Perkins) Towne (1644 - abt. 1715)

Phebe Towne formerly Perkins
Born in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, British Americamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1665 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, British Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died about at about age 71 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts, British Americamap
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Phebe Perkins was born in 1644 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts[1][2] She was the daughter of Thomas Perkins Sr and Phoebe Gold.

She married Joseph Towne about 1665 in Salem, Massachusetts..

"William Town (born in Yarmouth Eng.) and Joanna (Blessing his wife, in consideration of the natural affection which they bear their son Joseph and his contemplated marriage with Phebe, daughter of Thomas Perkins, convey to him two thirds of the house where they dwell, with Barn and out-houses, yard, garden &c. 1663[3]

Alt death (from pre-merged dupe): 1680. Several sources [which?] give other death dates, including 1715.

Some say she died in 1680.


  1. Phebe, b. May 4, 1666; m. Newhall.
  2. Joanna, b. Jan. '22, 1G6S; m. Thos. Nichols. (They were living in Sutton, Mass., 1736.)
  3. Mary, b. March 27, 1670.
  4. Susanna, b. Dec. 24, 1671.
  5. Joseph, b. March 22, 1673.
  6. Sarah, b. Dec. 30, 1675; d. Nov. 1, 1760; " an aged woman."
  7. John, b. Feb. 20, 1678; m. 1st, Eliz. Read
  8. Martha, b. May 19, 1680; m. Isaac Larrabe of Salem


  1. Mary Rosenbach of the Isaac Cummings Family Association, Descendants of Isaac Cummings gedcom, posted by on June 11, 2004 on
  2. Claire Dietz, GEDCOM posted on Rootsweb 26 Mar 2001.
  3. Deeds of Essex County

See also:

  • Walter Goodwin Davis, Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (1885-1966): A reprinting in alphabetical order by surname of the sixteen multi-ancestor compedia, Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1996), Volume 3, Page 174
  • George A. Perkins, The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich
  • Towne, William B., Notes and Memoranda Relating to Persons of the Name of Towne The New England Historical & Genealogical Register (NEHGS, Boston, Mass., 1867) Vol. 21, Page 17.

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