John T Townsend

Brief Life History of John T

When John T Townsend was born in 1850, in Missouri, United States, his father, Daniel M Townsend, was 33 and his mother, Eliza Boyd Dixon, was 29. He lived in Clinton Township, Clinton, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Clinton, Missouri, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Daniel M Townsend
1817–1893
Eliza Boyd Dixon
1821–1912
William Sanford Townsend
1843–1930
Jackson Townsend
1863–
Susan Mary Townsend
1846–1929
Emily Jane Townsend
1848–1933
John T Townsend
1850–
Henry Watt Townsend
1855–1939
Sarah Francis Townsend
1857–1940
Willie Annie Townsend
1861–1934
Louella E Boyd Townsend
1867–1951

Sources (4)

  • John T Townsend in household of Daniel Townsend, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John T. in the U.S., Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current
  • John J Townsend in household of Danl M Townsend, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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