Thomas Townsend

1821–
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
1821–
Marjorie Hayes
1821–
Marriage: 9 March 1846
John C. Townsend
1848–1924
Mary Ann Townsend
1850–1923
Sarah Jane Townsend
1853–1924
Fanie Lee Townsend
1862–
Lillie Townsend
1866–

Spouse and Children

    Male1821–Male

    Marjorie Hayes

    Female1821–Female

MARRIAGE
9 March 1846
McMinn, Tennessee, United States
children

(5)

    John C. Townsend

    Male1848–1924Male

    Mary Ann Townsend

    Female1850–1923Female

    Sarah Jane Townsend

    Female1853–1924Female

    Fanie Lee Townsend

    Female1862–Female

    Lillie Townsend

    Female1866–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Mr. Townsend

    Male1807–Male

    Mrs. Townsend

    Female1809–Female

siblings

(1)

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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