Mary Cordelia Lucretia Townsend

1828–
Logan, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Cordelia Lucretia

When Mary Cordelia Lucretia Townsend was born in 1828, in Logan, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Townsend, was 34 and her mother, Mary " Polly" Langston, was 30. She married Chesley Cannefax on 4 March 1844, in Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Chesley Cannefax
1808–1877
Mary Cordelia Lucretia Townsend
1828–
Marriage: 4 March 1844
William R Cannefax
1846–1870
Mary Ann Cannefax
1847–1922
Charles Cannifax
1850–
James Cannefax
1852–
Ganis Cannefax
1853–
Cordelia Lieuticia Cannefax
1858–1915
Ellen Jane Cannefax
1859–
Thomas M. Cannefax
1861–
Edward Everett Cannefax
1862–
Thomas McClelland Cannefax
1865–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 March 1844
Logan, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Winford Green Townsend

    Male1815–1890Male

    Female1817–1863Female

    Jabez Ragland Townsend

    Male1820–1867Male

    Allen Molecion Townsend

    Male1822–1858Male

    Malissa Ann ( Lizzie) Townsend

    Female1824–1884Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 2

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1861

Age 33

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • Mary Canefax in household of Chesley Canefax, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Cannefax in household of Chesley Cannefax, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Townsend in entry for Chesley Cannefax, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

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