James Towne

22 September 1786–23 August 1870 (Age 83)
Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of James

When James Towne was born on 22 September 1786, in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Moses Towne, was 29 and his mother, Charlotte Underwood, was 22. He married Elizabeth Anderson on 9 February 1815. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Windham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 August 1870, in Londonderry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 83.

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James Towne
Elizabeth Anderson
Marriage: 9 February 1815
Moses Marsh Towns
Cyrus W Towne
Sarah Ann Towns
Jesse Anderson Towne
James Perkins Towns

Spouse and Children

9 February 1815


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World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · New Hampshire Helps Ratify the US Constitution

Age 2

On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth and final state needed to ratify the US Constitution and make it the official law of the land

Age 22

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a village, as opposed to an outlying farm or hamlet, from Middle English toun (Old English tūn, which originally meant ‘fence’ and then ‘enclosure’, although the sense ‘settlement, village’ was already firmly established in the Old English period).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James N Towns, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James N Towns, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James W. Towns in entry for James P. Towns and H. Jane Whiting, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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