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My family history research begins with my TOWNSEND line which began in Virginia, and migrated primarily to Maryland and Delaware. From there they spread throughout the country. I often have direct and indirect relationships in my database. I attempt to cite sources and references from books, census data, online sources, and other researchers. My other direct family lines are TRUITT, CLARK, WIX, MCKNITT, BROWN, SMITH, GULLETT, GOSLIN, HEIDRICH, STUETZ, SCHULTHEISS.

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  • ID: I385
  • Name: Benjamin Wix TOWNSEND
  • Given Name: Benjamin Wix
  • Surname: Townsend
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 Sep 1860 in New Castle County, Delaware ?
  • _VERI: YES 1
  • Death: 15 Jan 1938 in near Easton, Talbot County Maryland (at son's home) of Suicide - bullet wound of brain
  • _VERI: YES 2
  • _VERI: YES 3
  • Burial: 17 Jan 1938 Springhill Cemetery, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland Section MEC 291
  • _VERI: YES 4
  • _VERI: YES 5
  • _VERI: YES 6
  • ANCI: HIGH
  • DESI: HIGH
  • Census: 22 Jul 1870 Townsend, New Castle County, Delaware
  • _VERI: YES 7
  • Census: 18 Jul 1870 Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 8
  • Census: 17 Jun 1880 Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 9
  • Census: 4 Jun 1900 Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 10
  • Event: NEWSPAPER ARTICLES 9 Mar 1907 Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 11
  • Census: 22 Apr 1910 Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 12
  • Census: 2 Jan 1920 Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 13
  • Census: 5 Apr 1930 Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 14
  • Change Date: 21 Mar 2013 at 20:11



    Father: William B. TOWNSEND b: 1837 in Kent County, Delaware
    Mother: Sarah TURNER b: 1841 in Delaware

    Marriage 1 Susan Ellen MOWBRAY b: 24 Dec 1859 in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland
    • Married: 1 Mar 1882 in Easton, Talbot County, Maryland Rev. E. P. Aldred 15
    • Change Date: 25 Sep 2011
    Children
    1. Has Children Alexander Burton TOWNSEND b: 23 Mar 1883 in Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
    2. Has No Children Julian Cummings TOWNSEND b: 12 Aug 1885 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    3. Has No Children Nellie Euphemia TOWNSEND b: 24 Jul 1888 in Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
    4. Has No Children Benjamin Fesmyer TOWNSEND b: 28 Apr 1890 in Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
    5. Has Children Leona Elizabeth TOWNSEND b: 1 Aug 1892 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    6. Has No Children Ruth Atkinson TOWNSEND b: 25 Sep 1895 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    7. Has Children Sarah Lillian E. TOWNSEND b: 5 Jul 1901 in Centreville, Queen Anne's County, Maryland
    8. Has No Children Samuel TOWNSEND

    Sources:
    1. Media: Document
      Abbrev: State of Maryland Death Certificate
      Title: State of Maryland Death Certificate
      Page: Death certificate # 0824
      Quality: 4
      Date: 13 Feb 2006
      Text: Father: WM. B. TOWNSEND
      Father's birthplace: Delaware

      Mother: SARAH TURNER
      Mother's birthplace: Delaware
    2. Media: Document
      Abbrev: State of Maryland Death Certificate
      Title: State of Maryland Death Certificate
      Page: Death certificate #0824
      Quality: 4
      Date: 13 Feb 2006
      Text: Name: BENJAMIN W. TOWNSEND

      Occupation: Retired stock dealer

      Marital status: Widowed
      Spouse: Susan Ellen Townsend

      Informant: J. E. Meintzer
      Easton, Maryland
    3. Media: Newspaper
      Abbrev: Easton Star Democrat
      Title: Easton Star Democrat
      Page: Friday January 21, 1938
      Quality: 4
      Date: 28 Jun 2002
      Text: " BENJAMIN TOWNSEND
      SHOOTS SELF IN HEAD
      ---------------------------------------------
      Had Been Dead For About Three Hours When His
      Son Found Him In A Truck
      --------------------------------------------------

      Benjamin Townsend, aged 78, was found dead by his son Benjamin last Saturday noon in the rear of the son's house near Easton. The deceased was formerly a resident of Centreville, where he successfully sold livestock for many years. His wife died about two years ago, and since that time he made his home with his son just outside of Easton.
      On Saturday morning the deceased left the house and went to sit in his truck just in the rear of the house. The wife of young Townsend went about her housework, and when her husband came home at dinner time he was told by his wife to call the father for dinner.
      The son, thinking his father was asleep in his truck, was startled when he saw a gun in his lap and blood flowing, from a wound in the side of his head. He ran to the house and gave the alarm. He called the doctor and the sheriff, the latter believing an inquest unnecessary.
      For many years Mr. Townsend was one of the principal stock dealers in this section of the shore. He made a specialty of serving private concerns with young lambs, and had a very lucrative business until the financial crash came. On top of this loss by the banks closing he lost his wife, and this more or less upset him.
      He is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. H. Hall, Wilmington, Del.; Alexander Townsend, Wilmington; Julian Townsend, Centreville; Mrs. Harry L. Smith, Annapolis; Benjamin Townsend, Easton; Ruth Townsend, Wilmington; Mrs. Ellis Meintzer, Easton.
      Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from Spence's Funeral Parlors. Rev. Alward Chamberlaine, of Centreville, officiated. Interment in Spring Hill Cemetery."
    4. Media: Document
      Abbrev: State of Maryland Death Certificate
      Title: State of Maryland Death Certificate
      Page: Death certificate # 0824
      Quality: 4
      Date: 13 Feb 2006
    5. Media: Photograph
      Abbrev: Cemetery Visit
      Title: Cemetery Visit
    6. Media: Interment book
      Abbrev: Springhill Cemetery, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
      Title: Springhill Cemetery, Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
      Page: page 281
      Quality: 4
      Date: 6 May 2009
    7. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1870 Census New Castle County, Appoquinimink Hundred, Delaware
      Title: 1870 census Appoquimnink Hundred, New Castle county, Delaware
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: page 444, line 10
      Quality: 4
      Date: 19 May 2002
      Text: Listed as 10 years old; born in Delaware

      Enumerated under grandmother's household, Eliza A. Townsend Morgan

      Listed as BENJAMIN TOWNSEND
    8. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1870 Census Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
      Title: 1870 census Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: page 55, line 6
      Quality: 4
      Date: 19 May 2002
      Text: Listed as 10 years old; born in Delaware

      Listed as BENJAMIN TOWNSEND

      Enumerated here with parents and siblings
    9. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1880 Census Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
      Title: 1880 census Easton, Talbot County, Maryland
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: ED 75, sheet 429B, line 10
      Quality: 4
      Date: 19 May 2002
      Text: Listed as 19 years old; born in Delaware
      Both parents born in Delaware
    10. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1900 Census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Title: 1900 census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: ED 62, sheet 6A, line 15
      Quality: 4
      Date: 19 May 2002
      Text: Occupation: Stock Dealer
      Listed as born September 1860; Delaware
      Both parents born in Delaware
    11. Media: Newspaper
      Abbrev: Centreville Record
      Title: Centreville Record
      Page: March 9, 1907
      Quality: 4
      Date: 29 Jan 2005
      Text: " WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

      The home of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Townsend, Kidwell Avenue, Centreville, was the scene of an elaborate affair Friday night of last week when they celebrated their twenty fifth anniversary of their marriage. Mr. Townsend with his family moved to Centreville from Easton a number of years ago, where he has since resided and for some time has been engaged in buying and trading in live stock and is associated with Mr. W. F. Watson, also of this town."
    12. Abbrev: 1910 Census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Title: 1910 census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: ED 67, sheet 12B, line 63
      Quality: 4
      Date: 19 May 2002
      Text: Occupation: Stock dealer, horse
      Listed as 49 years old; born in Delaware
      Both parents born in Delaware

      Residence: Kidwell Avenue
      Centreville, Maryland
    13. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1920 Census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Title: 1920 census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: ED 77, sheet 2A, line 38
      Quality: 4
      Date: 19 May 2002
      Text: Occupation: Stock Dealer
      Listed as 60 years old; born in Delaware
      Both parents born in Delaware

      Residence: Kidwell Avenue
      Centreville, Maryland
    14. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1930 Census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Title: 1930 Census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Page: ED 5, sheet 3A, line 8
      Quality: 4
      Date: 4 Aug 2002
      Text: Occupation: Stock Buyer, Livestock
      Listed as 69 years old; born in Delaware
      Both parents born in Delaware

      Residence: Kidwell Avenue
      Centreville, Maryladn
    15. Media: CENSUS
      Abbrev: 1900 Census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Title: 1900 census Centreville, Queen Anne County, Maryland
      Repository:
        Name: Not Given

      Page: ED 62, sheet 6A
      Date: 25 Sep 2011
      Text: Stated married for 18 years. 8 children, 6 living.

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