Silvanus Townsend

27 February 1784–17 September 1864 (Age 80)
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Silvanus

When Silvanus Townsend was born on 27 February 1784, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Jr. Townsend, was 54 and his mother, Rachel Sunderland, was 50. He had at least 5 sons and 5 daughters with Henah Cole. He lived in Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 17 September 1864, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Ridge Cemetery, North Ridge, Cambria, Niagara, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Silvanus Townsend
1784–1864
Henah Cole
1792–1872
Rachel Townsend
1807–1889
Susan Townsend
Thomas Townsend
1809–1893
Hannah Townsend
1811–1895
Thomas Townsend
1811–1894
Hosea Townsend
1814–1896
George Townsend
1816–1874
Rachel Townsend
1819–1887
Zellah Townsend
1822–1897
Francis Townsend
1827–1894

Spouse and Children

children

(10)

    Rachel Townsend

    Female1807–1889Female

    Thomas Townsend

    Male1809–1893Male

    Hannah Townsend

    Female1811–1895Female

    Thomas Townsend

    Male1811–1894Male

    Hosea Townsend

    Male1814–1896Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jr. Townsend

    Male1730–1802Male

    Rachel Sunderland

    Female1734–1800Female

siblings

(6)

    Sylvanus Townsend

    Male1756–Male

    Hosea Townsend

    Male1758–Male

    Abel Townsend

    Male1760–1800Male

    Male1784–1864Male

    Male1785–1833Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 13

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1808

Age 24

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sylvenas Townsand, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sylvanus Townsend in entry for Geo. Townsend, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Sylvenus Townsend, "Find A Grave Index"

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