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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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Townsend
1774–1855
Catharine Elizabeth Acklin
1771–1822
Marriage: 12 December 1799
John Townsend
1796–1865
Taylor W. Townsend
1802–1850
Ezekiel Townsend
1798–1864
James Townsend
1803–1881
Solomon A. Townsend
1807–
Mary J Townsend
1808–1850
Rebecca Townsend
1811–
Christina Townsend
1812–
Sarah Townsend
1814–
Thomas S. Townsend
1814–1874
William Townsend
1818–1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1799
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States
children

(11)

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

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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