Hezekiah Townsend

1768–1827 (Age 59)
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Hezekiah

When Hezekiah Townsend was born in 1768, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Elijah Townsend, was 23 and his mother, Phebe Wood, was 23. He married Hannah Shaw in 1784, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Ontario, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 November 1827, in Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Penn Yan, Yates, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hezekiah Townsend
1768–1827
Hannah Shaw
1766–1866
Marriage: 1784
Elijah Townsend
1788–1866
Henry Townsend
–1865
Phebe Townsend
1792–1823
Abigail Townsend
1793–1826
Manchester Townsend
1796–1874
Hezekiah Townsend Jr
1798–
Deborah Townsend
1800–
Henry Townsend
1802–1865
Hezekiah Townsend
1803–1875
Deborah Townsend
1807–1827
Henry Townsend
1818–1904
Emiline Townsend
1824–1917
Deborah Townsend
1828–1891
Mary A Townsend
1834–1927

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1784
Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Elijah Townsend

    Male1745–1821Male

  • Female1745–1822Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 8

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the extremity of a village, from Middle English toun ‘village’, ‘settlement’ + ende ‘end’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Hezekiah Townsend, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Hezekiah Townsend, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Hezekiah Townsend, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"

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