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Amy Ruhama (Smith) Towne (1668 - 1756)

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Amy Ruhama [uncertain] "Emey, Eame" [uncertain] Towne formerly Smith
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial Americamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 13 Mar 1687 in Topsfield, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial Americamap
Profile last modified 9 Sep 2018 | Created 27 Mar 2011
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Daughter of Robert and Mary (French) Smith of Boxford. [1]

16 August 1668 born to Robert Smith. [2]

13 March 1687 married Joseph Towne [2][3]

22 February 1756 died age 87 [2]

Robert Smith made his will on August 7, 1693, and it was probated on September 26. His property was left to his wife, Mary, his sons Samuel, Ephraim and Jacob, and his daughters Mary Towne, Phebe Towne, “Emey” Towne and “Meriah” Smith. His son Nathaniel, who was an invalid, was left in charge of his brother Samuel, and his son Thomas, who lived with “his grandfather ffrainch (French)” received no legacy. [4]


Children of Joseph and Amy (Smith) Towne: [2]
  1. Benjamin, b. May 10, 1691
  2. Nathan, b. 1693
  3. Daniel, b. August 22, 1695
  4. Jesse, b. December 5, 1697
  5. Nathaniel, b. June 1, 1700
  6. Joseph, bapt. May 30, 1703
  7. Amy, b. February 3, 1704, m. William Hobbs
  8. Amos, b. July 2, 1709


  1. Doliber, Donald, A., "It Happened in Essex County: A Yankee Mormon." The Essex Genealogist. (Vol 3, Page 63) (Online database accessed 13 Jan. 2016., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Towne, Edwin Eugene. The Descendants of William Towne: Who came to America on or about 1630 and settled in Salem, Mass. Newtonwille, MA.: Edwin Eugene Towne, 1901. Page 21, 24.
  3. Chandler, Charles H. The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1735-1914. New Ipswich, NH: Sentinel Print. Co., 1914. Page 669.
  4. Davis, Walter Goodwin. The Ancestry of Lieut. Amos Towne, 1737-1793: of Arundel (Kennebunkport), Maine. (Page 27) Portland, ME

See also

  • Vital Records, Topsfield, Essex, MA 1648-1886 (FHL #0761323).
  • Wentworth, Edward Norris, Jr. The Genalogy of Edward Norris Wentworth Junior. Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA; Date: June 1928. Page 59.
  • Selvage and Peterson Families and More Charles J. Peterson Repository - source for Amy (Ruhana) Smith
  •, from Audentia Smith Anderson 1926, The Ancestry & Posterity of Joseph Smith and Emma Hale, 9 November 2001. Amye married 10 August 1687.

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On 9 Sep 2018 at 11:40 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Since middle names in this era were very rare if nonexistent, what is the source for Ruhama?

On 29 Jul 2017 at 05:46 GMT Jathan Pfeifle wrote:

Source Information needs to be cleaned up

On 5 Jul 2017 at 04:46 GMT Philip Smith wrote:

Smith-97822 and Smith-9723 appear to represent the same person because: Please review these potential duplicates.

Thank you.

On 4 May 2017 at 21:12 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Smith-20777 and Smith-9723 appear to represent the same person because: both profiles call out the same source, dates do not have any primary evidence

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