Robert Townley

1 January 1831–24 June 1903 (Age 72)
Townley, Walker, Alabama, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Townley was born on 1 January 1831, in Townley, Walker, Alabama, United States, his father, Daniel T Townley, was 47 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Lollar, was 37. He married Ann B. Babe GUTTERY on 22 November 1852, in Townley, Walker, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Walker, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 6, Bosque, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 24 June 1903, in Valley Mills, Bosque, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Valley Mills, Bosque, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Townley
Marriage: 22 November 1852
Margaret Jane Townley
William Tillman Townley
David Townley
Maria Townley
Mary Elizabeth Townley
John P Townley
William Britton Townley
Daniel Johnson Townley
Sarah Organ Townley
Lucinda Caroline Townley
Francis Townley
Henry Sanford Townley
Franklin Townley
Robert Monroe Townley
William Anderson Townley
Marion Dolphis Townley
Martha J Townley

Spouse and Children

22 November 1852
Townley, Walker, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 13

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 19

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

English (especially northwestern): habitational name from Towneley near Burnley in Lancashire, which is named with Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; or a topographic name for someone who lived at a clearing associated with a farm or village. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Townley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Townley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Robert Townley, "United States Census, 1900"

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