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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: I8129
  • Name: Major TOWNSEND
  • Given Name: Major
  • Surname: Townsend
  • _TAG3: YES
  • _TAG4: YES
  • _VERI: YES 1
  • _TAG3: YES
  • _TAG4: YES
  • _VERI: YES 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1737 in Worcester County, Maryland
  • _VERI: YES 3
  • Death: Aft 2 Nov 1794 in Worcester County, Maryland
  • ANCI: HIGH
  • DESI: HIGH
  • Will: 2 Nov 1794 Worcester County, Maryland
  • _TAG3: YES
  • _TAG4: YES
  • _VERI: YES 4
  • _TAG3: YES
  • _TAG4: YES
  • _VERI: YES 5
  • Probate: 5 Dec 1795 Worcester County, Maryland
  • _TAG3: YES
  • _TAG4: YES
  • _VERI: YES 6
  • _TAG3: YES
  • _TAG4: YES
  • _VERI: YES 7
  • _UID: 816A61ABF27B4DBF8BD376E2349CC62FEB47
  • Change Date: 7 Feb 2012 at 19:57



    Father: Jeremiah TOWNSEND b: Abt 1714 in Worcester County, Maryland
    Mother: Sarah WHITE b: Abt 1717 in Somerset County, Maryland

    Marriage 1 Leah SELBY b: in Worcester County, Maryland
    • Married: Bef 1787 in Worcester County, Maryland 8
    • Change Date: 7 Mar 2003
    Children
    1. Has Children Joshua TOWNSEND b: 1760-1770 in Worcester County, Maryland
    2. Has Children John Atkinson TOWNSEND b: Abt 1769 in Worcester County, Maryland
    3. Has No Children Luke TOWNSEND b: Abt 1770 in Worcester County, Maryland
    4. Has Children Eleanor TOWNSEND b: Abt 1776 in Worcester County, Maryland
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth TOWNSEND b: Abt 1780 in Worcester County, Maryland
    6. Has Children James TOWNSEND b: 31 Aug 1786 in Maryland

    Sources:
    1. Media: Google Book Search
      Abbrev: Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Counties, Maryland, 1775-1783
      Title: Revolutionary Patriots of Worcester & Somerset Counties, Maryland, 1775-1783
      Author: Henry C. Peden
      Page: page 304
      Quality: 4
      Date: 1 Jun 2009
    2. Media: C.D.
      Abbrev: Delmarva Genealogies Volume 1
      Title: Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland
      Volumes 5 - 15
      Author: compiled by Henry C. Peden Jr., Ralph A. Riggin, Vernon L. Skinner Jr., and F. Edward Wright
      Publication: Colonial Roots
      2009
      Text: Volume contains Volumes 5 through 15 of Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Maryland
      Page: Volume 9, page 255
      Quality: 4
      Date: 24 Aug 2011
    3. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Townsend Family of Maryland
      Title: The Townsend Family of Maryland
      Author: Ruth T. Dryden
      Publication: Ruth T. Dryden
      2414 Front St. # 25
      San Diego, CA 92101-1438
      1993
      Text: " INTRODUCTION
      Early Eastern Shore Virginia, that is Northampton and Accomack Counties, reveal more than one Townsend Family living there in the early 1600's. John of Northampton County migrated to Maryland and is the progenitor of the lower eastern shore family. There was also a Thomas Townsend of Accomack county who left many ancestors some of whom also migrated to Maryland and Delaware. I was unable to connect these two families. There were a few families I was not able to identify. They consist mostly of the Townsend's that migrated to Delaware and later returned to Maryland, specifically those in now Wicomico County, Maryland.
      Many of my correspondents and of course the unfatigable Leslie P. Dryden, now deceased, are responsible for some of the contents in this booklet. Other sources include wills, land records, court records, marriages, cemetery, Bible, Church, census, and the SS death index.
      I take all the blame for any errors that have occurred since some of the early records require interpretation which can be faulty. There are also omissions but I hope this document will be useful to researchers in identifying their fore bearers."
      Page: page 26
      Quality: 3
      Date: 7 Mar 2003
    4. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Selby Families of Colonial America
      Title: Selby Families of Colonial America
      Author: Donna Valley Russell
      Publication: Catoctin Press
      Middletown, Maryland
      1990
      Repository:
        Name: Salt Lake City Family History Library

      Page: page 25
      Quality: 4
      Date: 12 May 2005
      Text: Heirs: wife Leah (executor); children Sarah, James, Luke, Eleanor Merrill, Elizabeth, John Atkinson, and Joshua Townsend
    5. Media: Website
      Abbrev: Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum www.ocmuseum.org
      Title: Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum www.ocmuseum.org
      Page: November 2, 1794
      Quality: 4
      Date: 25 Jul 2008
      Text: Major Townsend Will Date: Probate Date:
      Townsend, Major 2 Nov 1794w. 5 Dec 1794p. To wife Sarah Townsend. To son James Townsend, land DUMFREES bought of Joshua Townsend, and 20 acres HALL'S DISCOVERY. To son Luke Townsend, lots in Snow Hill, bond of Zadoc Selby, Sr. and Mary Sturgis for conveyance of tract and lot #11. To daughters Eleanor Merrill, Elizabeth Townsend. To son John Atkinson Townsend, tract HALL'S DISCOVERY, ENLARGED, part of a tract ROCHESTER bought of Benjamin Purnell. To wife Leah Townsend, the EX. To son Joshua Townsend. Wit; Major White, Josiah Brattan, Levin Riggen/Riggin. 1790-99, 180
    6. Media: Book
      Abbrev: Selby Families of Colonial America
      Title: Selby Families of Colonial America
      Author: Donna Valley Russell
      Publication: Catoctin Press
      Middletown, Maryland
      1990
      Repository:
        Name: Salt Lake City Family History Library

      Page: page 25
      Quality: 4
      Date: 12 May 2005
    7. Media: Website
      Abbrev: Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum www.ocmuseum.org
      Title: Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum www.ocmuseum.org
      Page: December 5, 1794
      Quality: 4
      Date: 25 Jul 2008
    8. Media: Book
      Abbrev: The Townsend Family of Maryland
      Title: The Townsend Family of Maryland
      Author: Ruth T. Dryden
      Publication: Ruth T. Dryden
      2414 Front St. # 25
      San Diego, CA 92101-1438
      1993
      Text: " INTRODUCTION
      Early Eastern Shore Virginia, that is Northampton and Accomack Counties, reveal more than one Townsend Family living there in the early 1600's. John of Northampton County migrated to Maryland and is the progenitor of the lower eastern shore family. There was also a Thomas Townsend of Accomack county who left many ancestors some of whom also migrated to Maryland and Delaware. I was unable to connect these two families. There were a few families I was not able to identify. They consist mostly of the Townsend's that migrated to Delaware and later returned to Maryland, specifically those in now Wicomico County, Maryland.
      Many of my correspondents and of course the unfatigable Leslie P. Dryden, now deceased, are responsible for some of the contents in this booklet. Other sources include wills, land records, court records, marriages, cemetery, Bible, Church, census, and the SS death index.
      I take all the blame for any errors that have occurred since some of the early records require interpretation which can be faulty. There are also omissions but I hope this document will be useful to researchers in identifying their fore bearers."

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