Joshua Townsend Sanger

27 June 1798–19 April 1871 (Age 72)
Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joshua Townsend

When Joshua Townsend Sanger was born on 27 June 1798, in Templeton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Sangar, was 32 and his mother, Susanna Townsend, was 36. He married Martha Holbrook Leonard on 25 June 1822, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 19 April 1871, in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Joshua Townsend Sanger
Martha Holbrook Leonard
Marriage: 25 June 1822
William Bently Sanger
Charles Townsend Sanger
Joshua Leonard Sanger

Spouse and Children

25 June 1822
Warwick, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 21

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 German (Sänger), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German senger, Middle Dutch sangher, sengher, German Sänger ‘singer’, an occupational name for a singer or chorister, or in the case of the Jewish name for a cantor in a synagogue.2 English, from Old English sangere ‘singer’, occupational name for a singer or chorister, or nickname for a cheerful person who was always singing.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joshua Sanger, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joshua T Sanger in household of Franklin Whitney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joshua T Sanger in household of Warner Bent, "Massachusetts, State Census, 1855"

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