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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