Thomas Townsend

McMinn, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Townsend was born in 1821, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, his father, Mr. Townsend, was 14 and his mother, Mrs. Townsend, was 12. He married Marjorie Hayes on 9 March 1846, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Thomas Townsend
Marjorie Hayes
Marriage: 9 March 1846
John C. Townsend
Mary Ann Townsend
Sarah Jane Townsend
Fanie Lee Townsend
Lillie Townsend

Spouse and Children


    Marjorie Hayes


9 March 1846
McMinn, Tennessee, United States


    John C. Townsend


    Mary Ann Townsend


    Sarah Jane Townsend


    Fanie Lee Townsend


    Lillie Townsend


Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Townsend


    Mrs. Townsend




World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 14

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 41

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun ‘village’, ‘settlement’ + ende ‘end’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Townsend, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chas. Townsend in entry for Mrs. Mollie Hayes, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"
  • Thomas Townsend in entry for John C. Townsend, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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