Ezekiel Townsend

1774–1855 (Age 81)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ezekiel

When Ezekiel Townsend was born in 1774, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Ezekiel Townsend, was 36 and his mother, Charity Elizabeth Dillon, was 34. He married Catharine Elizabeth Acklin on 12 December 1799, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Monterey, Highland, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died in 1855, in Highland, Virginia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Ezekiel Townsend
Catharine Elizabeth Acklin
Marriage: 12 December 1799
John Townsend
Taylor W. Townsend
Ezekiel Townsend
James Townsend
Solomon A. Townsend
Mary J Townsend
Rebecca Townsend
Christina Townsend
Sarah Townsend
Thomas S. Townsend
William Townsend

Spouse and Children

12 December 1799
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 26

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.

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)

  • Ezekiel Townsend, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezekil Townsend, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"
  • Ezekil Townsend, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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