Taylor W. Townsend

about 1802–15 September 1850 (Age 48)
Bath, Virginia, United States

The Life of Taylor W.

When Taylor W. Townsend was born about 1802, in Bath, Virginia, United States, his father, Ezekiel Townsend, was 28 and his mother, Catharine Elizabeth Acklin, was 31. He married Elizabeth McAvoy on 19 April 1827, in Bath, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lewis, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 15 September 1850, in Rock Cave, Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Rock Cave Cemetery, Rock Cave, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Taylor W. Townsend
Elizabeth McAvoy
Marriage: 19 April 1827
Robert Hamilton Townsend
Charles W. Townsend
Sarah C. Townsend

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth McAvoy


19 April 1827
Bath, Virginia, United States



    Charles W. Townsend


    Sarah C. Townsend


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 10

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 17

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

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)

  • Taylor Townsend, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Taylor Townsend in entry for Charles W Townsend and Francis B Tribmle, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Taylor W. Townsend, "Find A Grave Index"

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