The settlement of New Meadows was incorporated as the Town of Topsfield by authority of the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1650. The church "gathered" on November 4, 1663 with the Rev. Thomas Gilbert. The third Meeting House was built on the Common in 1703 with Rev. Joseph Capen as pastor.
Hannah Estey Towne was born April 14, 1726 in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts. Her parents were Aaron Estey and Esther Richards.
She married Enos Towne on February 2, 1753. Enos (Eneas) Towne was born November 18, 1729 to Philip Towne and Dinah Hobbs.
The Enos Towne family appeared in the 1790 census in Hillsborough Township, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Hannah died in 1790 in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.
In 1793 The History of Hillsborough lists him as a tavern owner.
According to The Annals of the Town of Hillsborough, in 1793, Enos Towne was the representative from Hillsborough
to the state legislature.
Early American taverns were important town meeting places and were strictly supervised. Innkeepers were respectable members of the community.
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.
New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.
from The Descendants of William Towne by Edwin Eugene Towne
Philip Towne (Samuel, Edmund, William1), b. at Topsfield, June 22, 1707.
m., first, Dinah Hobbs, of Salem, July 30, 1728, who d. October 31, 1741.
m., second, Esther Tarbox, August 15, 1751. He d. July 1, 1781.
Their children :
i. Eneas, b. November 18, 1729. m. Hannah Estey.
ii. Dinah. 6. February 14, 1734. m. Thomas (Samuel, Thomas, Thomas, John Perkins.)
iii. Daniel. b. August 22, 1736. d. August 21, 1808.