PIONEER TOWNSEND FAMILY


1.  TIMOTHY TOWNSEND (son of JONATHAN & MARY (OTIS)
TOWNSEND) was born about 1738, probably in Hancock, Berkshire Co, MA. 
Timothy moved to New Canaan in 1757 about the age of 22. Timothy was "fence
viewer in Capt. Arnold's beat." He was a farmer and a member of the First
Baptist Church, Flatbrook, New York. His will dated 24 July 1823 was
probated 1 May 1833.

According to the research of Fran (Townsend) Ewers, Timothy married a total
of four times. The name of his second wife is not known. The name of his
third wife was Mary or Molly and Mary Olmstead was his fourth wife.

In 1799, forty-two years after moving to Canaan, NY, Timothy continued his
westward migration to Jefferson County, NY. There are records showing he
recorded a land purchase in the Town of Champion. He is also on record in
1801 as a resident of Champion when he signed a petition regarding road
improvement.

Timothy's farm was located on Hall Road west of the Village of Champion
Huddle. It had a creek running through it that appeared on early maps as
Townsend Creek, now named Mill Creek. Land records in Watertown, NY, for
Jefferson County show that Timothy sold 58 acres to his son Josiah in 1809.

Timothy had returned to Columbia County by 1810 as that is where he is
residing at the time of the census. In his will made in 1823, he made
mention that his three sons did not reside in Columbia County. They were in
fact living in Jefferson County.  He died 11 Mar 1832 at Canaan, Columbia Co,
NY and was buried in Flatbrook, Columbia Co, NY

He married (1) about 1757 probably in Canaan, Columbia Co, NY

ELIZABETH (---).  She was born about 1742 and died 27 May 1809             
Canaan, Columbia Co, NY.  She was buried in Columbia Co, NY.

Children, TOWNSEND:

     2     i   TIMOTHY TOWNSEND, Jr. married EUNICE PALMER 

     3    ii   BETTY TOWNSEND married (---) BARNES

     4   iii   LUCY TOWNSEND married JONATHAN LOOMIS

     5    iv   JONATHAN TOWNSEND married (1) ORANGE (---); 
                                         (2) MARY VAN AMBER

     6     v   CLARISSA TOWNSEND married (---) PALMER

     7    vi   ELLICE TOWNSEND married WILLIAM GRIFFING

+    8   vii   JOSIAH TOWNSEND married DOLLY PARKER

     9  viii   ANN TOWNSEND married (---) WHITE  

    10    ix   LYDIA TOWNSEND married JOHN W. STEPHENS

He married (4) 5 Feb 1827 at Canaan, Columbia Co, NY

MARY OLMSTEAD  


8.  JOSIAH TOWNSEND (son of TIMOTHY & ELIZABETH (---)
TOWNSEND) was born 12 Mar 1770 at Canaan, Columbia Co, NY.  Josiah
probably settled in Jefferson County about 1801. In the History of
Jefferson County, 1793-1894 it states that "Methodists first formed a legal
society, December 30, 1825, with M. Andrews, Wilson Pennock, and Josiah
Townsend as trustees." This passage is in reference to the Village of
Champion Methodist Church.  He died 19 Mar 1860 in Savannah, Wayne Co.
NY and was buried Mar 1860 in Champion, Jefferson County.

He married about 1792 in New York State

DOLLY PARKER, who was the daughter of JOHN? PARKER.  She was born 
11 Aug 1769 in Connecticut.  She died 28 Nov 1856 in Jefferson Co, NY
and was buried in Champion, Jefferson Co, NY.

Children, TOWNSEND:

+   11     i   DANIEL TOWNSEND married ADALINE PARDEE

    12    ii   LEONORA TOWNSEND married (---) PARKER

+   13   iii   JOSIAH TOWNSEND, Jr married (1) HANNAH? PADDOCK; 
                                           (2) BETSY (POTTER) 
        
    14    iv   JOHN DEAN TOWNSEND married AMANDA PARDEE

+   15     v   WARREN TOWNSEND married  MEHITABLE THOMAS; 
                                       
    16    vi   ALMON TOWNSEND married CHLOE CHAPIN

    17   vii   HIRAM TOWNSEND married LOUISA PAGE

+   18  viii   ELAN DURKEE TOWNSEND married SABRA ANN LEWIS


11.  DANIEL TOWNSEND (son of JOSIAH & DOLLY (PARKER)
TOWNSEND) was born 1797 at Galway, Saratoga Co, NY.  He died 1 Sep 1848
at Wilna, Jefferson County

He married 1822 in New York State

ADALINE PARDEE, who was the daughter of JOHN & HANNAH (GAGE)
PARDEE.  She was born Sep 1805 in Champion, Jefferson County.  She died 
7 Apr 1865 in Hubbardston, Ionia Co, MI

Children, TOWNSEND:

    19     i   ALBERT WARREN TOWNSEND married ELLEN E. (---)

    20    ii   JOHN WESTLEY TOWNSEND

    21   iii   CHARLES HIRAM TOWNSEND married (1) MARY M. WYETH; 
                                              (2) MARY E. FORD; 
                                              (3) MARIA GRIEVES

    22    iv   HARRIET FIDELIA TOWNSEND married LAWRENCE STEARNE SCOTT

    23     v   CLARISSA E. TOWNSEND married (1) JAMES GRIFFIN; 
                                            (2) MARTIN V. TOWNSEND

    24    vi   AMANDA LOVINA TOWNSEND married (1) JOSEPH BRINKS; 
                                              (2) SAMUEL E. EVANS

    25   vii   SARAH JANE TOWNSEND married HENRY KENT HANE

    26  viii   LAFAYETTE A. TOWNSEND


13.  JOSIAH TOWNSEND Jr. (son of JOSIAH & DOLLY (PARKER)
TOWNSEND) was born about 1793 in Rennselaer Co, New York.  He died 1876
in Jefferson County and was buried there.

He married (1) about 1839

HANNAH? PADDOCK

He married (2) about 1847 probably in New York State

BETSY (POTTER) who was born about 1810.

Children

    27     i   JULIA TOWNSEND

    28    ii   SYLVIA TOWNSEND


15.  WARREN TOWNSEND (son of JOSIAH & DOLLY (PARKER)
TOWNSEND) was born 12 Feb 1800 in New York State.  "Warren Townsend
was a farmer by occupation. He and Mehitabel located in the
Empire State and there were born to them seven children, five daughters and
two sons.  The family came to Calhoun Co, Michigan about the year 1856 and
then Ionia Co about 1858." Portrait & Biographical Album of Ionia and
Montcalm Counties, 1891; p.310.  He died 5 May 1882 Bloomer Twp, Montcalm
Co, MI,

He married about 1823 possibly in Plessis, Jefferson Co, NY

MEHITABLE THOMAS, who was the daughter of Captain (Shubael?) & ELSIE
(---) THOMAS.  She was born about July 1802 in New York State. She died 11
Jun 1854 in Wilna, Jefferson County, and was buried in Wilna.

Children, TOWNSEND:

    29     i   GEORGE WARREN TOWNSEND married MARY JANE GIBBS

    30    ii   ELLEN E. TOWNSEND

    33   iii   ANGELINE KING TOWNSEND married ORRIN GOOLTHRITE

    34    iv   LEANORA G. TOWNSEND married OSCAR GOOLTHRITE

    35     v   OLIVER CLARK TOWNSEND married (1) ABBIE E. BRAYTON;
                                             (2) LENA B. (---)

    36    vi   ANNA (AMA) TOWNSEND
    

18.  ELAN DURKEE TOWNSEND (son of JOSIAH & DOLLY (PARKER)
TOWNSEND) was born about 1807 in Jefferson County.  He died 1874
Hubbardston, Ionia Co, MI and was buried there.

He married 1836 probably in Champion, Jefferson Co, NY

SABRA ANN LEWIS who was the daughter of EASECK & HANNAH
(SPRINGER) LEWIS.  She was born about Aug 1816 in Champion, Jefferson Co,
NY.  She died 27 Feb 1889 in Hubbardston, Ionia Co, MI.  She is identified in
the 1890 edition of Childs Gazetteer of Jefferson County as "Sabra Ann (Mrs. D.
Townsend), in Michigan."

Children, TOWNSEND:

    37     i   MARIETTE TOWNSEND

    38    ii   MARTIN V. TOWNSEND married (1) ELLEN MARIE EVANS;
                                          (2) CLARISSA E. (---)

    39   iii   ADELIA TOWNSEND married  PHILORUS DRAPER

    40    iv   HIRAM TOWNSEND

    41     v   CATHERINE TOWNSEND

    42    vi   ALMON E. TOWNSEND married (1) REVILLA ARMSTRONG;
                                         (2) MARIAH DELANO

    43   vii   PRISCILLA TOWNSEND

    44  viii   ADDISON TOWNSEND married AMANDA BORTEN



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