John Townsend

Brief Life History of John

When John Townsend was born in May 1785, in South Carolina, United States, his father, William Townsend, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Paxton, was 24. He married Mary C. Easterland on 20 July 1807, in Warren, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 28 July 1836, in Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Martin Cemetery, Concord, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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John Townsend
1785–1836
Mary C. Easterland
1789–1842
Marriage: 20 July 1807
Elizabeth Townsend
1808–1834
David Townsend
1829–
John Townsend
1832–1914
Ann Townsend
1813–1879
Amos Townsend
1817–1908
Caleb Townsend
1818–1898
Margaret Townsend
1820–1875
Henry Townsend
1829–
Mary Townsend
1830–
William Townsend
1834–
John James Townsend
1835–1914
Lydia Townsend
1838–
Allen Townsend
1840–

Sources (11)

  • John Townsend, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • John Townsend, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Townsend in entry for Caleb Townsend and Sarah Addie Berry Or Halsted, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1788 · South Carolina becomes the 8th state in the Union

On May 23, 1788, South Carolina ratifies the Constitution of the United States making it the 8th State of the Union.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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(es)ende. Compare Town . There may have been some confusion with Townson .

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

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