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Subject: [LDR] Townsend Family
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:03:52 EST
I have hit a wall in research of a line of the Townsend Family.
I am back as far as Edward Townsend, DOB: circa 1817, born in Delaware (per
US Census data). He was married to Gracey Turner circa January 1843 per
marriage records of Delaware.
In the 1850 US Census, he is listed with his wife, Gracey, and three/four
children and a Mary Townsend, age 60, presumed to be his mother.
I was able to find Mary Townsend in the 1840 US Census, still in Baltimore
Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware. There were two males in the 20-30 range,
which would be in keeping with Edward Townsend's age.
When I go back to 1830, the only Townsend that would conceivably work as
spouse of Mary and father of Edward is "Elsey Townsend".
Is anyone else beating their heads on the complex Townsend family? I do
have information on a line of Townsends, but Edward, nor Elsey, fit into this
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Teresa A. Derrickson
still researching Howard, Layton, Townsend and Trader lines for my boss.
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