Mary Ann Townsend

11 April 1827–3 January 1913 (Age 85)
Cornwall, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Townsend was born on 11 April 1827, in Cornwall, Orange, New York, United States, her father, William Henry Townsend, was 38 and her mother, Charlotte Tobias, was 21. She married John Gott Webster on 19 June 1856, in New York City, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States for about 20 years. She died on 3 January 1913, at the age of 85, and was buried in Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States.

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John Gott Webster
Mary Ann Townsend
Marriage: 19 June 1856
William Townsend Webster
Augusta Wells Webster
Mary Louise Webster
Robert Townsend Webster

Spouse and Children

19 June 1856
New York City, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Townsend


    Charlotte Tobias





    Henry Townsend


    Laura Walsh Townsend


    Samuel Townsend



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 36

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

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 A Townsend in household of William H Townsend, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ann Townsend in household of Wm H Townsend, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Mary T Webster, "United States Census, 1900"

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