Charles Townsend (1765 - 1836) & Elizabeth Van Vlack,

Platt Townsend and other Townsend Families

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The research question
Linda Herman has kindly shared her research below and she writes, "I am working on Platt Townsend .... there has been a long-on-going debate about whether he or Charles Townsend is the son that came with William and Elizabeth "Betsy" Townsend from Albany County, NY to Percy Twp in 1817. I have now found enough to speculate that it was Charles and not Platt. I believe we have enough information to build a family for Platt and his family has nothing to do with William and Betsy Townsend. As an aside, I also found the proof that William's wife is not Elizabeth Mulford as so many people believe .... she is actually Elizabeth Turner d/o Daniel Turner and a sister to Fanny Puffer and Catherine Stone."


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OVERVIEW
Linda is working on Platt Townsend and has identified four Townsend families of interest.
  1. William Townsend and Elizabeth Turner of Percy
  2. Charles Townsend and Elizabeth Van Vlack of Hallowell, family of Platt Townsend.
  3. Platt Townsend
  4. Jonathan Townsend and Elizabeth Foster of Hillier 
  5. Townsend Family of Norfolk County.


1. WILLIAM TOWNSEND  and ELIZABETH (Betsy) TURNER of PERCY Tp.
William Townsend and Elizabeth Turner of Percy Twp come from Albany with only 1 son born in the US. We find them in Percy Twp in 1817... this son is Charles b. 1815. Elizabeth is not Elizabeth Mulford as so many believe.

Why Elizabeth is not a Mulford
Elizabeth has been listed as Elizabeth Mulford by most researchers ... but we believe that she is Elizabeth Turner .... if you want more info on this contact me. Elizabeth Mulford actually married William Kneeland Townsend in 1820, long after our William and Betsy Townsend are in Percy Twp with children .... some people have thought that our William of Percy Twp is William Kneeland but he is not....his parents do not marry until 1795....our William is born 1789/90 William Kneeland Townsend b. Jun 3, 1796 in New Haven, Ct married Eliza Ann Mulford Dec 3, 1820. He is the son of Isaac Townsend 1765-1841 and Rhoda Atwater .... they marry April 11, 1795 (too late to be the parents of our William). There are nine children listed for William Kneeland Townsend and Eliza Ann Mulford....two of them with Mulford as a second name, and none of them are ours.
Source: Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 about Isaac Townsend Jr Name: Isaac Townsend Jr Marriage Date: 11 Apr 1795 Marriage Place: New Haven, Connecticut, USA Spouse Name: Rhoda Atwater Volume Title: Volume 078 Part 2 New Haven

Why Elizabeth is probably a Turner
Simeon Puffer was granted a war pension for his service in the Revolutionary War. After the death of Simeon and Fanny, son Cornelius petitions for the unpaid monies from that pension. In 1845 in Percy Twp., Elizabeth and Willliam Townsend along with Catherine and William Stone sign an affadavit stating that they have had long acquaintance and have known Simeon Puffer and Fanny his wife and the whole family for forty years and state that Cornelius Puffer who is now making application for arrearages is the heir. They give the dates of death of both Simeon and Fanny Puffer and state that there were five children living at the time of Fanny's death and list them and the ages of the two males. Fanny Puffer is Fanny Turner daughter of Daniel and Jane Turner.

In the History of the County of Peterborough, pg 728, it states that Catherine Stone is Catherine Turner. Another daughter of Daniel and Jane Turner. There is a third daughter recorded for Daniel and Jane Turner, Elizabeth Turner and though we do not have documentation of her marriage, her connections to both Fanny Puffer and Catherine Stone and her knowledge of Fanny and Simeon for over 40 years are strong circumstantial evidence. I conclude that Fanny Puffer, Catherine Stone and Elizabeth Townsend are sisters and all the daughters of Daniel and Jane Turner. All of these families came to Percy Twp from Coeyman's, Albany Co. New York.

Linda has supplied a lengthy descendant report for William and Townsend and Betsy Turner. As it is not the main focus of this web page it is posted here as a pdf.


2. CHARLES TOWNSEND and ELIZABETH VAN VLACK of HALLOWELL
Charles Townsend and Elizabeth Van Vlack who lived in Hallowell (this is the family to which Platt belongs) .... this family has been far more difficult to piece together .... I believe that Charles is one of the Oyster Bay Townsend clan; and the Townsends of Norfollk, who I have not researched.

Will of Charles Townsend
Charles Townsend of the Township of Hallowell in the County and District Prince Edward and Province of Upper Canada - yeoman. Do make and declare this my last will and testament....my wordly estate I give and devise as follows...to my beloved wife Elizabeth Townsend during her natural life all my real and personal estate composed of   **** of the rear half of the east half of Lot number twelve and the West quarter of Lot number thirteen in the first concession North West side of East Lake in Hallowell consisting of 16 acres - together with my house and other buildings and improvements as well as all my goods and chattle property. Thirdly I divise all my real and personal Estate ,when deserted, after the death of my wife to John B. Spencer my son in law Abram Townsend and Willet Townsend my sons in trust to be sold by them within one year after the death of my wife and from the funds to pay to my eldest son Stephen five dollars and the residue after paying all my Just debts to divide equally between all my children share and share alike. Lastly I hereby appoint and constitute the foresaid John B. Spencer Abram and Willet Townsend my Executors....fourth day of may in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.
Signed by Charles Townsend
Witnessed Asa Werden, Archalaus Southard, & Amos Hubbs
Probate Granted Nov 29, 183 (6 or 7)
Note: This will is the only proof of his son Stephen, of whom we never see anything and of the daughter Polly, whose name is not listed in the will, only that of her husband....we have her name from the marriage of her son John R. Spencer.

Below is a report of the descendants of Charles Townsend and Eliz Van Vlack as assembled by Linda and shows Platt as a son of this couple.



Generation No. 1


1.  CHARLES1 TOWNSEND1,2 was born 1765 in New York, and died 07 May 1836 in Hallowell, P.E. Co., Ontario3.  He married ELIZABETH VAN VLACK4,5 in Dutchess Co., New York, daughter of HENRY VAN VLACK and MARY SLOOT.  She was born 16 Sep 1772 in New York6, and died 11 Jul 1845 in Hillier, Prince Edward Co., Ontario7.


More About CHARLES TOWNSEND:

Date born 2: 1765

Died 2: 07 May 1836, Hillier, Prince Edward Co., Ontario

Burial: Bloomfield East/Friends Quaker Cemetery

Estate: 19 Mar 1878, Willet petitions for $769 from his fathers estate saying Abraham is dead July 1876, John B. Spencer is dead Feb 28, 1868, and no one from his estate has had anything do with the estate and wishes to collect.

NOTE 1: Charles died age 70 yrs 6 months

NOTE 2: Charles likely arrives in Canada between 1812 and 1824....Platt is born in NY about 1812 and Henry has a daughter born in Canada in 1824.

Property: .composed of *** of the rear half of the east half of Lot number 12 and the west quarter of Lot number 13 in the first concession north west side of East Lake in Hallowell consisting 16 acres.

Residence 1: 1818, 1818 Petition signed in Support of Robert Gourlay....Charles and Smith Townsend signed as an inhabitant of Hallowell.

Residence 2: 1830, Charles Townsend is living in Hallowell Twp along with Platt Townsend, Abraham Townsend, Samuel Townsend and Henry Townsend

Will 1: 04 May 1836, Leaves .. real & personal prop. to wife Elizabeth during her lifetime; rear 1/2 of east 1/2 Lot 12 & west 1/4 Lot 13: to be sold 1 yr after Elizabeth's death; sons Willet & Abraham & son-in-law John B. Spencer are executors....con't

Will 2: 04 May 1836, Con't...leaves $5 to eldest son Stephen and the residual to be divided equally between "all my children"....not named individually.

Petition: in a petition that Willet Townsend makes...he has two sons Charles Townsend Spencer b. 1819 and James Riley Spencer 1829 and remarried in 1842.


More About ELIZABETH VAN VLACK:

Date born 2: 16 Sep 1772

Burial: Bloomfield East/Friends Quaker Cemetery

NOTE 1: Elizabeth died age 73.

NOTE 2: Elizabeth has a brother and an uncle named Abraham....this is where the name Abraham Townsend comes from.....no Abraham's on the Townsend side.

Children of CHARLES TOWNSEND and ELIZABETH VAN VLACK are:

i. STEPHEN2 TOWNSEND8, b. Bef. 1795.

2. ii. HENRY TOWNSEND, b. 01 Jan 1795, US; d. 25 Dec 1878, Prince Edward Co., Ontario.

3. iii. SMITH TOWNSEND, b. 1797, New York; d. Bet. 1858 - 1861, Probably Simcoe,  Ontario, Canada.

iv. SAMUEL TOWNSEND9, b. Abt. 1800; m. MARGARET PHILIPS, 17 Apr 1833, York, Ontario.


More About SAMUEL TOWNSEND:

Military: 08 Jan 1829, Samuel Tounsen age 29,  in the Prince Edward Co Militia

NOTE: We have not been able to prove that the Samuel Townsend who married Margaret Philips is this Samuel Townsend

Residence: 1830, Samuel was one of 518 who signed a petition in 1830 requesting that PE. Co be established as a separate district.


4. v. POLLY TOWNSEND, b. Bef. 1802; d. Bef. 1842.

vi. ABRAHAM TOWNSEND9,10, b. Abt. 1802, Dutchess Co., New York; d. 28 Jul 1875, Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., New York11,12.


More About ABRAHAM TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1851, A. Townsend on lot 12, 36 acres, in Athol (formerly Hallowel) ...agricultural schedule.

Census 2: 1861, Abraham V Townsend 59 b. US living in Hungerford,  Hastings Co, Universalist with Susanna 52 b. England, Charles B. 18 b, Can and Levine S 15 b. Can.  Is the V for Van Vlack? Also a John Townsend 49 b. Can is with the family???

Census 3: 1870, A. Townsend 68 b. NY livin in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY with Susan 63, Charles 27, Lovina 24 and M.A. Gildriss 29.

Census 4: 1875, Abraham Townsend 74 b. Dutchess Co., widowed living in Jefferson Cape Vincent, NY with daughter Lavina Cornair 29 b. Can and husband John 31 b. Jeff, Laura 2 b. Jeff and inlaws Marshall Cornair 61 b. France and Frances 55 b. France

Question: 1861, Who is John Townsend 49 b. Can, who is with Abraham and his family?

Residence 1: 1842, Abraham is found in Hallowell working as a Path Master.

Residence 2: 1830, Abraham was one of 518 who signed a petition in 1830 requesting that PE. Co be established as a separate district.

Residence 3: 1840, Listed as a Path Master for the Twp of Hallowel - pg126 in the Hallowell Twp Minute Book 1831-1849

Residence 4: 1842, The property of Abraham Townsend is part of a description of a Path Master Division - pg 150 in the Hallowell Twp Minute Book 1831-1849

Residence 5: 1843, The property of Abraham Townsend is part of a description of a Path Master Division - pg 158 in the Hallowell Twp Minute Book 1831-1849

Residence 6: 1863, Tremaine's Map of Prince Edward County shows A. Townsend on Lot 83 5thCon Bay Side.


5. vii. WILLET TOWNSEND, b. 1805, New York; d. Aft. 1880, Probably Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York.

6. viii. DEBORAH TOWNSEND, b. 1807, New York; d. 19 Feb 1879.

7. ix. PLATT A. TOWNSEND, b. Abt. 1809, Dutchess Co., New York; d. 25 Jun 1874, Bridgehampton, Sanilac Co., Michigan.

x. JOHN TOWNSEND13, b. 1812, Ontario.


More About JOHN TOWNSEND:

Census: 1861, Abraham V Townsend 59 b. US living in Hungerford,  Hastings Co, Universalist with Susanna 52 b. England, Charles B. 18 b, Can and Levine S 15 b. Can.  Is the V for Van Vlack? Also a John Townsend 49 b. Can, single, is with the family???



Generation No. 2


2.  HENRY2 TOWNSEND (CHARLES1)14,15 was born 01 Jan 1795 in US16, and died 25 Dec 1878 in Prince Edward Co., Ontario16.  He married SUSAN BRANCHE17,18.  She was born 13 Feb 1807 in Yarmouth, Hampshire, England19, and died 06 Oct 1870 in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., New York19.


More About HENRY TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1851, Henry Townsend 58 b. Upper Canada, living in Blenheim, P.E. Co living with Johannah A Townsend 13 . Upper Canada (female).living with Angeline Jackson and her family.

Census 2: 1871, Henry Townsend 76 b. US living in Brighton with George Scriver 52 b. Ont, Emeline E. 46, C.H. 19, and  Owen R. 11

NOTE 1: 1851, Henry and Johannah are living with Bila Jackson 30, Angeline Jackson 28, Hial 5 , Anna Eliza 2. Annie E. married J. Webster Talcott. Mother Angeline is Angeline B. Townsend d/o Henry and grand-daughter of Charles Townsend.

NOTE 2: I have seen a dob of Jan 1, 1795 and a dod of Jan 13, 1878 on Ancestry.

Children of HENRY TOWNSEND and SUSAN BRANCHE are:

8. i. ANGELINE B.3 TOWNSEND, b. 21 Apr 1824, Ontario, Canada; d. 20 Dec 1902, Hallowell, PE Co., Ontario.

9. ii. EMELINE E. TOWNSEND, b. 1825, uxbridge, Durham Co., Ontario; d. 18 Apr 1891, Smithfield, Brighton Twp, Ontario.

10. iii. ZULEMA TOWNSEND, b. Dec 1833, Prince Edward Co, Ontario; d. 23 Aug 1918, Fulton, Oswego, New York.

11. iv. ESTHER A. TOWNSEND, b. 13 Dec 1834, Ontario; d. 20 Feb 1917, Bloomfield, PE. Co., Ontario.

12. v. PHOEBE ELIZA TOWNSEND, b. 31 May 1836, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. 30 Jan 1925, Bloomfield, PE Co., Ontario.

vi. JOHANNA A. TOWNSEND20, b. 1838, Ontario, Canada.


More About JOHANNA A. TOWNSEND:

Census: 1851, Henry Townsend 58 b. Upper Canada, living in Blenheim, P.E. Co living with Johannah A Townsend 13 . Upper Canada (female).living with Angeline Jackson and her family.


13. vii. EMMA E. TOWNSEND, b. 25 Dec 1840, Ontario; d. 21 Jun 1906, Dunn, Wisconsin.

14. viii. CHARLES PARKER TOWNSEND, b. Sep 1844, Prince Edward Co, Ontario; d. 24 Sep 1914, Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.

15. ix. LAVINA S. TOWNSEND, b. Jan 1846, Prince Edward Co, Ontario; d. Bet. 1912 - 1913.



3.  SMITH2 TOWNSEND (CHARLES1)21,22 was born 1797 in New York, and died Bet. 1858 - 1861 in Probably Simcoe,  Ontario, Canada.  He married ELIZABETH WEBB23,24,25, daughter of GEORGE WEBB and HANNAH CLAYTON.  She died Bef. 1851 in York County, Ontario.


More About SMITH TOWNSEND:

Census: 1851, Smith Townsend 55 b. US living in Markham, York, Ontario....Smith is living, visiting or working for the Armstrong family....permanent res. was Whitchurch.

Military 1: 27 Jun 1825, Smith Townsend age 30 listed in the King Twp, 2nd Regiment North York Militia - pg 219 Men of Upper Canada.

Military 2: 1828, Annual Returns of 2nd Regt North York Militia...Smith Townsend age 26.

NOTE: 1837, The property that Smith lives on borders that of John Webb, nephew of George Webb.

Residence 1: 1818, 1818 Petition signed in Support of Robert Gourlay....Smith Townsend signed as an inhabitant of Hallowell.

Residence 2: 1837, Toronto & Home District Dirctory ...Smith Townshend  4 Con Lot 24 King

Residence 3: 1858, Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s about Smith Townsend....living Simcoe.


More About ELIZABETH WEBB:

The will for George Webb lists a daughter as Elizabeth Townsend so I know for sure that I have the right parents for her and that she was married by 1827 when the will was written....so there should be other children for Smith Townsend ....his two boys are born 1834 and 1835.

Burial: New Market Cemetery, York Co., Ontario

NOTE: There was only one Webb family in the Quaker communities of King, Whitchurch, Uxbridge and other nearby places in the early 1800's.

Children of SMITH TOWNSEND and ELIZABETH WEBB are:

16. i. CHARLES S.3 TOWNSEND, b. 15 Mar 1834, York County, Ontario; d. 04 Feb 1903, Aurora, York Co., Ontario.

17. ii. GEORGE TOWNSEND, b. Sep 1835, Kings, York Co., Ontario; d. Aft. 1900, Probably Michigan.



4.  POLLY2 TOWNSEND (CHARLES1)26 was born Bef. 1802, and died Bef. 1842.  She married JOHN BARNABUS SPENCER, son of AUGUSTUS SPENCER and SARAH CONGER.  He was born 1790 in Sophiaburg, PE Co., Ontario, and died 1863.


More About POLLY TOWNSEND:

Burial: Cherry Valley United Cemetery, Athol, PE Co., Ontario


More About JOHN BARNABUS SPENCER:

Baptism: 05 Sep 1791, John Barnabas, son of Augustus and Sarah Spencer - Register of Rev. John Langhorn.

Children of POLLY TOWNSEND and JOHN SPENCER are:

i. CHARLES TOWNSEND3 SPENCER, b. 1819, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. 02 Jun 1873, Picton, Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; m. MARY JANE CLARK; b. 1825; d. 1885.


More About CHARLES TOWNSEND SPENCER:

NOTE 1: Charles death certificate does not list his parents.

NOTE 2: Charles drown in the Massinaoque Lake ...body not found.


ii. JAMES RILEY SPENCER, b. 1829, Athol, PE. Co., Ontario; d. Aft. 1871, Probably Prince Edward Co; m. MARY YARWOOD, 19 Oct 1865, Athol, P.E. County, Ontario; b. 1845; d. 1939.


More About JAMES RILEY SPENCER:

Census 1: 1861, James R. Spencer 32, single, living in Athol with J.B. Spencer 71 b. Can, Abigail 53, and DC 55,  

Census 2: 1871, James R. Spencer 41 living in Picton with Mary 25 and Annie 4.



5.  WILLET2 TOWNSEND (CHARLES1)27 was born 1805 in New York, and died Aft. 1880 in Probably Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York.  He married SARAH FERGUSON 24 May 1841 in Prince Edward Co., Ontario28.  She was born 1816 in Ontario, Canada, and died 1897 in Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York.


More About WILLET TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1850, Willet Townsend 45 b. NY living in New Haven, Oswego with Sarah 34 b. Can, Polly 8 b. Can, Stephen 6 b. Can, Luther 4 b. Can and Jane 2 b. Can

Census 2: 1861, W. Townsend 54 b. US living in Athol P.E. Co. with S 43, P 19, S. 14, L 16, J 13, and W 10.

Census 3: 1870, W. Townsend 70 b. NY living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY with Sarah 52 b. Can.

Census 4: 1880, Sarah Townsend 62 b. Can West, living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY , head of house, MARRIED, living with Holly 38 b. Can West, daughter, single.

Census 5: 1892, Sarah Townsend 75 b. Can living in Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY with Polly 49 b. Can, tailoress.

NOTE: Witnesses to the marriage of Willet Townsend of Athol were Dyer Platt and Nathan M. Losier

Residence: 1830, Willet was one of 518 who signed a petition in 1830 requesting that PE. Co be established as a separate district.


More About SARAH FERGUSON:

Burial: Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York

Children of WILLET TOWNSEND and SARAH FERGUSON are:

i. POLLY3 TOWNSEND, b. 1842.


More About POLLY TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1850, Willet Townsend 45 b. NY living in New Haven, Oswego with Sarah 34 b. Can, Polly 8 b. Can, Stephen 6 b. Can, Luther 4 b. Can and Jane 2 b. Can

Census 2: 1861, W. Townsend 54 b. US living in Athol P.E. Co. with S 43, P 19, S. 14, L 16, J 13, and W 10.

Census 3: 1870, Jane Farrington 22 b. Can living in Palmyra, Wayne Co. NY with Fry 29, Carrie 3 months and Polly Farrington 28. (last name of Polly s/b Townsend...Francis does not have a sister Polly.

Census 4: 1880, Sarah Townsend 62 b. Can West, living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY , head of house, MARRIED, living with Holly 38 b. Can West, daughter, single.

Census 5: 1892, Sarah Townsend 75 b. Can living in Palmyra, Wayne Co, NY with Polly 49 b. Can, tailoress.

Census 6: 1900, Polly Townsend 56 b. May 1844 Canada, single. nurse.


ii. STEPHEN TOWNSEND, b. 1844, Ontario; d. 1884, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York29; m. SUSAN LUCINDA STAFFORD; b. 12 Oct 1841, Manchester, Ontario Co., New York; d. 1896, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York.


More About STEPHEN TOWNSEND:

Burial: Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York

Census: 1880, Stephen Townsend 36 b. Can, living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY with Susan 38 b. NY, Henry B, 18 b. NY and Nelson 17 b. NY.

Occupation: 1880, Apprentice in Cigar Manuf.


More About SUSAN LUCINDA STAFFORD:

Burial: Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Wayne Co., New York

Census: 1870, Susan Bement 28 b. NY living in Palmyra Wayne Co., with Henry 8 b. NY,  Nelson 7 b. NY and Pam Stafford 51, her mother.


iii. LUTHER TOWNSEND, b. 1846, Ontario, Canada; d. 11 May 1865.


More About LUTHER TOWNSEND:

Cause of Death (Facts Pg): 11 May 1865, Luther died in the Civil War.


18. iv. JANE TOWNSEND, b. 31 Oct 1848, Prince Edward Co, Ontario; d. Aft. 1911.

v. WILLET TOWNSEND, b. 1852, Ontario, Canada; d. 19 Dec 1931, Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., WA; m. MARY N. HARPER, 13 May 1880, Palmyra, New York; b. 1848, England.


More About WILLET TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1870, Willet Townsend 18 b. Can, labourer, living in Eyota, Olmsted, Minn, with  James Corison 67 b. Can E and Margarite Corison 57 b. Can.

Census 2: 1880, Willis Townsend 29 b. Can living in Palmyra, Wayne Co., NY with Mary N. 32 b. England, and Henry Harper 35 b. England, brother-in-law and Phebe Harper 73 b. England, widowed, mother-in-law.

Census 3: 1900, Willie Townsend 50 b. Sept 1849 Can living in Seabeck, Kitsap, WA with Mary A. 51 b. April 1849 Eng; md 1880;  no children; imm 1855

Census 4: 1910, Willet Townsend 60 b. Can, immigrated 1865, f. b. NY, m.b. Can living in Seabeck, Kitsap, WA with Mary A. 62 b. England.

Census 5: 1920, Willet Townsend 69 b. Can living Chico, Kitsap Co. WA, divorced.

Census 6: 1930, Willet Townsend 79 b. Canada living in Chico, Kitsap Co., WA, single.



6.  DEBORAH2 TOWNSEND (CHARLES1)30 was born 1807 in New York, and died 19 Feb 1879.  She married JOSEPH COLBY LANE 182831.  He was born 13 Jan 1799 in Ontario, Canada, and died 21 Apr 1862 in Hillier Twp, PE. Co., Ontario.


More About DEBORAH TOWNSEND:

Burial: Wellington Cemetery, Hillier Twp, P.E. Co, Ontario

Census 1: 1851, Deborah Lane 46 b. US living in Blenheim with Joseph C 54 b. Can, Mary F. 21, Charles T. 15, John H. 13, Vesti Jane 11, and Willet T. 8.

Census 2: 1861, Charles T. Lane 24, single, living in Percy Twp with Deborah 53, John H. 23, and Vesta J 23., Joseph C. Lane 62 , Andrew D 35, Harriet 33, Alvah 9, Emily 7, Minerva 5 and Asa 3.

Census 3: 1871, Deborah Lane 64 b. US living in Ameliasburgh with Willot Lane 27, John 32, Vashte 29 and Grace M. 2.

NOTE: In the 1861 census there is an Andrew D Lane with Joseph and Deborah age 35 which would make him born 1826...they state they are married 1828....was Joseph married before?


More About JOSEPH COLBY LANE:

Burial: Wellington Cemetery, Hillier Twp, P.E. Co, Ontario

Children of DEBORAH TOWNSEND and JOSEPH LANE are:

19. i. ANDREW D.3 LANE, b. 15 Aug 1826, PE. Co., Ontario; d. 06 Aug 1903, Northumberland, Ontario.

ii. MARY F. LANE, b. 1831, Hillier Twp, PE. Co., Ontario; m. WILLIAM CHRISTY, 17 Mar 1859, Hallowell, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; b. 1816, Hallowell, P.E. Co., Ontario.

iii. CHARLES TOWNSEND LANE32, b. 21 Apr 1837; d. 14 Nov 1906, Pittsburgh, Allegheney, Pennsylvania; m. JOSEPHINE HUFFMAN, 30 Jun 1862, Peterborough Co., Ontario; b. 09 Apr 1841; d. Aft. 1920.


More About CHARLES TOWNSEND LANE:

Census 1: 1851, Charles Lane 15 living in Blenheim with the Caleb and Dorcas Garratt family.

Census 2: 1861, Charles T. Lane 24, single, living in Percy Twp with Deborah 23, John H. 23, and Betsy J 23...seem to be with Joseph C. Lane 54. Andrew D. Harriet, Alvah, emily, Minerva, and Asa??

Census 3: 1871, Charles T. Lane 34 b. Ont living in Cramahe with Josehine 29, Josephine A 7, Albert F. 5, Irvine E 1, John Hiefron 20, Miron Bradd 46 and Daniel Bradd 30.

Census 4: 1881, Charles Lane 44 b. Ont living in Percy Twp with Josephine 40, Ada 17, Albert 15, Urvan 11, Lilly 9, John 7 and Elmo 2.

Census 5: 1891, Charels Lane 54 b. Ont living in Percy Twp with Josephine 50, Lily 19 and Elmo 12.

Census 6: 1901, Charles T. Lane 63 b. April 21, 1837 Ont living in Brighton with Josephine Lane 60.

Census 7: 1905, Charles Lane 68, b. Can, living in Sheboygan, Wisc with Josephine 64 b. Can, and I. Ellwood Lane 35, Ellwood Jr 2, S. Wilhelmina 16 and Gertrude Prinn 16.

Census 8: 1921, Charles T. Lane 63 b. April 21, 1837 Ont with Josephine 60 b. April 9, 1841 Ont.

NOTE: 1910, Lillie Kroster (Kester..Victor H), 38 b. 1872 Can with VH Kroster in Pittsburgh, Ward 12, Allegheny, PA....think this is Charles daughter.


More About JOSEPHINE HUFFMAN:

Census: 1920, Josephine Lane 78 b. Canada, widowed,  living in Pasaden, Los Angles CA with Victor H. Kester 47 and Lily Kester, 48 (mother-in-law).


iv. JOHN HENRY LANE, b. 1839; m. CATHERINE A. FINN, 13 Apr 1875, Northumberland Co, Ontario; b. 1851, Markham York Co. Ontario.

v. VESTA JANE LANE, b. 1841, Hillier Twp, PE. Co., Ontario; d. Aft. 1871.

vi. WILLET D. LANE, b. 09 Oct 1843, Hillier, PE Co., Ontario; d. 16 Jun 1921, Picton, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; m. (1) SARAH MORRISON, 28 Dec 1871, Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; b. 1851, Consecon, PE. Co., Ontario; d. 1876, Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; m. (2) MARY S. CHRISTY, 18 Apr 1877, Hallowell, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; b. 28 Aug 1843, Hallowell, P.E. Co., Ontario; d. 1891, Hallowell, P.E. Co., Ontario.


More About WILLET D. LANE:

NOTE: On the death certificate of Willet it gives his name as Willet D Lane and parents as Geo Lane and Alice Townsend....but the informant is "a friend".


3. PLATT TOWNSEND
There has been an on-going debate about  Platt Townsend  for the last 15 years. Many have thought that he was the son of William and Elizabeth Townsend of Percy Twp. But William and Elizabeth come from Albany with only 1 son born in the US. We find them in Percy Twp in 1817 and this son is Charles b. 1815. Platt's marriage registration states that his parents are John and Elizabeth Townsend and that he was born in Dutchess Co....many researchers have simply renamed William Townsend as "John William" or "William John" in order to make him fit as Platt's father but nowhere has there ever been anything with the name "John" on it in connection with William.

How do we ignore Platt's marriage certificate?
The marriage certificate for Platt states his parents are John and Elizabeth Townsend and not Charles and Elizabeth Townsend as is being suggested. I have seen so many documents with errors that it does not trouble me at all with the amount of other things I have found. If you look at the death cert of Charles Townsend, son of William it says that his father is James and his mother is Lucy....that is what started the debate years ago as to whether Platt or Charles was the son that came from New York with William Townsend. My greatgrandfather was Nathaniel Hatch.....for years and years I stuck on who his parents were because his death cert said his father was Nathaniel Hatch....it wasn't. I have seen often children fill in their own mothers name for the mother of the deceased and in my greatgrandfathers case he filled in his own fathers name and not the father of the deceased. I had to remember that many of these people did not read well and documents were confusing. I also realized suddenly that I was assuming that Platt had given the information for the marriage cert....not necessarily so. On the marriage cert for his second marriage the parents of the bride are listed but there are no parents listed for Platt....it would seem obvious that whoever filled it out did not know who his parents were....so I would say it was not Platt....same could easily be true for the marriage cert for the third marriage.. On one of the marriage certs for one of Platt's children it gives Roxy and Charles as the parents....yet we know the parents are Roxy and Platt. I have seen so many of these over the years that it troubles me not at all.

Sometimes it is easier to prove that someone is not who they are said to be than it is to prove they are who you think they are....this is the case with Elizabeth Turner/Townsend. It is easy to prove she is not Elizabeth Mulford...the evidence that she is Elizabeth Turner is circumstantial....but sometimes that is all you get.

At this point I am thinking that Charles may actually be the father of Platt (regardless of what the marriage registration says). I have found other children born 1805, and 1807 that I believe are the children of Charles and Elizabeth and that would make it more likely that Platt b. 1812 is also a son. Have seen no sight of the mysterious "John Townsend".

Upper Canada and Canada West Naturalization Records 1828- 1850
337 TOWNSEND, Charles
Residence Hallowell, Prince Edward Co, Year 1830
File # 7, Volume 2, Microfilm C-15692, Ref. RG 5 B 47

725 TOWNSEND, Platt
Residence Hallowell, Prince Edward Co. Year 1831
File # 41, Volume 3, Microfilm C-15692, Ref RG 5 B 47

823 TOWNSEND, Abraham
Residence Hallowell, Prince Edward Co. Year 1831
File # 139, Volume 3, Microfilm C-15692, Ref RG B 47

826 TOWNSEND, Samuel
Residence Hallowell, Prince Edward Co. Year 1831
File # 142, Volume 3, Microfilm C-15692, Ref RG 4 B 47

827 TOWNSEND, Henry
Residence Hallowell, Prince Edward Co Year 1831
File # 143, Volume 3, Microfilm C-15692, Ref RG 5 B 47

This group above is Platt's family.

(Continuation of the descendant report for Charles Townsend and Eliz Van Vlack.)

7.  PLATT A.2 TOWNSEND (CHARLES1)33,34,35 was born Abt. 1809 in Dutchess Co., New York36, and died 25 Jun 1874 in Bridgehampton, Sanilac Co., Michigan37.  He married (1) ROXANNA "ROXY" TERRY Bef. Aug 183638, daughter of BENJAMIN TERRY and MARY ANDRUS.  She was born 07 Apr 1817 in Hillier, Ontario, and died 1857 in Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario39.  He married (2) MARY ANN DUEL 25 May 1858 in Hastings Co., Ontario, daughter of WILBUR DUEL and MARY.  She was born 1835 in Broome, Scholarie, New York, and died 09 Oct 1858 in Ontario.  He married (3) ANN JANE BOICE/BOYCE 29 Sep 1860 in Fenelon, Victoria Co., Ontario, daughter of HAMILTON BICE/BOICE/BOYCE and ESTHER THOMPSON.  She was born 10 Mar 1834 in Ontario40, and died 20 Jun 1917 in Marion, Sanilac Co., Michigan.


More About PLATT A. TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1839, No Platt Townsend living in Murray Twp.

Census 2: 1842, No Platt Townsend in Murray Twp

Census 3: 1848, Platt Townsend living in Murray Twp

Census 4: 1851, Platt Townsend 34 b, York State, living in Murray Twp with Roxy 35, Benjamin 14, Charles 13, George 11, Sara J. 11, Rhuma 8, Gordon 4, Palmer 4, Abraham 2.

Census 5: 1861, Platt Townsend 48 b. US living in Fenelon, Victoria Co, Ontario with Jane 25, Lewis 8 and Harriet 1.

Census 6: 1870, Platt Townsend 57 b. New York living in Washington, Sanilac Co., Michigan with Jane 35, Mary E. 10, William H. 8, John 5, Elizabeth 3.

Immigrated: 1864, Bridgehampton, Sanilac Co., Michigan

Marraige: Platt A. Townsend 48 married Fenelon b. Dutchess Co s/o John & Elizabeth Townsend to Jane Boyce 25. b. Ops, d/o Hamilton and Esther Boyce - Lindsay,  Sept 29, 1860.

NOTE: On the marriage registration for Platt and Jane Ann .. he is listed as Neil A. Platt on Ancestry - a bad transcription and clearly an error .... says he was born in Dutchess Co, NY and says his parents are John and Elizabeth Townsend.

Residence: 1831, Platt Townsend living in P.E. County (Canadian Naturalization Records)


More About ROXANNA "ROXY" TERRY:

Burial: St James Anglican Church Cemetery


More About MARY ANN DUEL:

NOTE: Have also seen a dob for her of 1811.


More About ANN JANE BOICE/BOYCE:

Burial: Zion Cemetery

Census: 1910, Jane Townend (sic) 75 b. Canada, widowed, mother living in Bridgehampton, Sanilac, MI with Samuel Townend 36 b. MI, Julia 20 (wife), Clare 10, roy 9, Ray 4, Earl 11 months.

NOTE: 1900 Census gives he dob as Mar 1836.

Children of PLATT TOWNSEND and ROXANNA TERRY are:

20. i. BENJAMIN3 TOWNSEND, b. 1837, Hillier Twp, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. Bef. Oct 1864, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario.

21. ii. CHARLES WESLEY TOWNSEND, b. 01 Feb 1839, Hillier Twp, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. 20 Mar 1914, Cramahe, Northumberland Co., Ontario.

22. iii. GEORGE R. TOWNSEND, b. 26 Dec 1840, Hillier, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. 17 Mar 1912, Haliburton, Ontario.

23. iv. SARAH JANE TOWNSEND, b. 26 Dec 1840, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. 1924, Utica Co., New York.

v. ELIZABETH RHUMA TOWNSEND, b. 10 May 1844, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario41; d. 24 May 1924, Dryden, Lapeer Co., Michigan; m. ANGUS ALEXANDER DAME, 20 Jul 1862, Hastings Co., Ontario42; b. 22 Aug 1834, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; d. 11 May 1924.


More About ELIZABETH RHUMA TOWNSEND:

NOTE: On the marriage registration of Elizabeth it lists her parents as Charles and Roxee Townsend.


More About ANGUS ALEXANDER DAME:

Census: Bet. 1880 - 1920, Angus and Elizabeth Dame living in Attica, Lapeer, Michigan

NOTE: There were 12 children in this family.


24. vi. GORDON C. TOWNSEND, b. 1848, Murray Twp, Ontario; d. 22 Jun 1896, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario.

25. vii. ASHFORD PALMER TOWNSEND, b. 1848, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; d. Aft. 1870, Probably in Michigan.

26. viii. ABRAHAM R. TOWNSEND, b. 01 Mar 1850, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; d. 14 Feb 1904, Weir, Cherokee Co, Kansas.

27. ix. MARY ANN TOWNSEND, b. 31 Mar 1852, Ontario, Canada; d. 22 Jul 1939, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan.

x. LEWIS TOWNSEND, b. 1853, Murray Twp, Ontario; d. 20 Apr 1870, Washington, Sanilac Co., Michigan.


More About LEWIS TOWNSEND:

Census: 1861,  Lewis Townsend 8, living in Fenelon, Victoria Co, Ont with Platt Townsend 48 b. US  Jane 25,  and Harriet 1.


Children of PLATT TOWNSEND and ANN BOICE/BOYCE are:

28. xi. MARY HARRIET "ETTA"3 TOWNSEND, b. 16 Nov 1860, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. 12 Sep 1955, Port Huron, St Clair Co., Michigan.

29. xii. WILLIAM HENRY TOWNSEND, b. 08 Mar 1863, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. 26 May 1948, Gladwin, Gladwin, Michigan.

30. xiii. JOHN J. TOWNSEND, b. 05 May 1865, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. 18 Feb 1911, Hamilton, St. Clair Co., Michigan.

31. xiv. ELIZABETH TOWNSEND, b. 16 May 1868, Deckerville, Sanilac Co., Michigan; d. 15 Jun 1952, Clare, Michigan.

xv. BABY TOWNSEND, b. Sep 1869, Sanilac Co., Michigan; d. Sep 1869, Sanilac Co., Michigan.

32. xvi. SAMUEL LOUIS TOWNSEND, b. 27 Jun 1873, Bridgehampton, Sanilac Co., Michigan; d. 08 Nov 1958, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI.



Generation No. 3


8.  ANGELINE B.3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)43 was born 21 Apr 1824 in Ontario, Canada, and died 20 Dec 1902 in Hallowell, PE Co., Ontario.  She married BELA JACKSON, son of ISAAC JACKSON and ANN BALDWIN.  He was born 06 Jul 1822 in Hallowell, PE Co., Ontario, and died 04 Apr 1907 in Hillier, Prince Edward Co., Ontario.


More About ANGELINE B. TOWNSEND:

Burial: universalist Cemetery, Bloomfield, PE Co. Ontario

Census 1: 1851, Bila Jackson 30 living in Sophiasburg with Angeline 28 b. Can, Hial 5, and Anna Eliza 2 AND Johannah A. Townsend 13 b.Can and Henry Townsend 58...Angelina is d/o Henry.

Census 2: 1861, Bela Jackson 39 b. Can living in Hallowell, with Angeline 37, Hial 14, Anne E. 11, Emily 9, Caroline 7, Sarah M. 5,

Census 3: 1871, Bela Jackson 48 b. Ont living in Hallowell with Angeline 46, Hial 20, Anna 16, Caroline 14, Flora 8 and Amelia 5.

Census 4: 1881, Bela Jackson 58, b. Ont Universalist, living in Hallowell with Angeline 57, Hial 34, Caroline 26, Flora E. 19, and Amelia 15.

Census 5: 1891, Bela Jackson 68 b. Ont living in Hallowell with Angleine 66 and Flora E. 29.

Census 6: 1901, Belie Jackson 78 living in Hallowell with Angeline 77, and Tibbie 39.

NOTE: No parents listed on the death registration.


More About BELA JACKSON:

Burial: universalist Cemetery, Bloomfield, PE Co. Ontario

Children of ANGELINE TOWNSEND and BELA JACKSON are:

i. HIAL4 JACKSON, b. 26 Feb 1847, Hallowell, PE Co., Ontario; d. 16 Apr 1899, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois.

ii. ANNA ELIZA JACKSON44, b. 19 Jul 1850.

iii. EMILY JANE JACKSON, b. 1852.

iv. CAROLINE JACKSON, b. 06 Jul 1854.

v. SARAH MARILLA JACKSON, b. 23 Jan 1856.

vi. FLORA ELIZABETH JACKSON, b. 08 Dec 1861.

vii. AMELIA JACKSON, b. 1866.



9.  EMELINE E.3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)45 was born 1825 in uxbridge, Durham Co., Ontario, and died 18 Apr 1891 in Smithfield, Brighton Twp, Ontario.  She married ELICUM "CORY" GEORGE SCRIVER.  He was born 07 Jan 1819 in P.E. County, Ontario, and died 29 Oct 1894 in Smithfield, Brighton Twp, Ontario.


More About EMELINE E. TOWNSEND:

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield

NOTE: No parents listed on the death registration.


More About ELICUM "CORY" GEORGE SCRIVER:

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery

Census 1: 1861, Cory Scriver 43 living in Sophiasburg, with Emeline 35, Charles H. 10, Owen R. 1 and Charles P Townsend 19. b. Can

Census 2: 1871, George Scriver 52 b. Ont living in Brighton, with Emeline E. 46, C.H. 19, Owen R. 11 and Henry Townsand 76.

Census 3: 1881, Cory Scriver 62 living in Brighton with Emaline 55, Charles 29, Martha 27 (daug - in - law) and Owen 20.

Census 4: 1891, Corey C. Scriver 72 living in Brighton with Emmaline 65 and his son John W.R. Scriver 39, his wife Martha 37, Mabel 9, Maud 7, Howard 5, and Ellen 2.

Children of EMELINE TOWNSEND and ELICUM SCRIVER are:

i. CHARLES HENRY4 SCRIVER, b. 03 Mar 1851; d. 1938; m. MARTHA M. BRECKENRIDGE; b. 1853; d. 1917.

ii. MARTHA SCRIVER, b. 1854.

iii. OWEN ROBLIN SCRIVER, b. 1859.



10.  ZULEMA3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)46 was born Dec 1833 in Prince Edward Co, Ontario, and died 23 Aug 1918 in Fulton, Oswego, New York.  She married LAWRENCE FRANCE.  He was born 16 May 1823 in Oswego, New York, and died 17 Jun 1906 in Oswego, New York.


More About ZULEMA TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1870, Ziluma France 37 b. Can living in Volney Oswego, with Lawrence 47, Willard 18,  Llewelyn 14, Sarah 11, Celia 7, Charles 4 and Jason 2.

Census 2: 1880, Zulema France 45 b. Can living in Volney, Oswego with Laurance 57, Luellyn 24, Celia 17, Charles 14, Jason 11, Mattie 7 and Myrtuce 4.

Census 3: 1900, Zulema France 66 b. Dec 1833 Can living in Sciba, Oswego NY with Lawrence 77 b. NY, md 1855 and Celia 37 b. Nov 1862 NY.

Census 4: 1910, Zulema Y France 77 b. Can living in Fulton, Ward 5, Oswego, NY with Celia L Sullivan (daughter) 47 and Joseph M. Sullivan 51.

NOTE 1: This is a second marriage for Lawrence who is found in 1860 in Scriba, Oswego with wife May 30 and son William W. 1 month...and his parents Henry D and Catharine France.

NOTE 2: Death Registration is at the Fulton Town Clerk's office....a look up by the clerk gave the parents as Henry Townsend and Susan Moore.

Children of ZULEMA TOWNSEND and LAWRENCE FRANCE are:

i. LLEWELYN4 FRANCE, b. 1856.

ii. SARAH FRANCE, b. 1859.

iii. CELIA L. FRANCE, b. Nov 1862.

iv. CHARLES FRANCE, b. 1866.

v. JASON FRANCE, b. 1868.

vi. MATTIE FRANCE, b. 1873.

vii. MYRTUCE FRANCE, b. 1876.



11.  ESTHER A.3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)46 was born 13 Dec 1834 in Ontario, and died 20 Feb 1917 in Bloomfield, PE. Co., Ontario.  She married CHARLES E. WATSON.  He was born 1835, and died Bet. 1881 - 1891 in PE Co., Ontario.


More About ESTHER A. TOWNSEND:

Burial: Universalists Friends, West Bloomfield Cemetery

Census 1: 1861, Hestor Watson 25, b. Can living in Madoc, Hasting Co with Charles 24, Sara 4 and Walter 3 and Wallace ? 3.

Census 2: 1871, Esther A. Watson 36 b. Ont living in Hallowell with Charles E. 33, Sarah S. 14, Walter H. 12, Wallace S 12 and Alpheus 6.

Census 3: 1881, Esther A. Watson 46 b. Ont living in Hallowell with Charles E 43, Walter H. 22, Wallace S. 23, Alphens S. 16 and Charles K. 5.

Census 4: 1891, Esther A. Watson 55, b. Ont, widowed, living in Hallowell, with Walter 29 and Charles 14.

Census 5: 1901, Ester Watson 66 b. Dec 13, 1834, widowed living in Hallowell with Walter b. Nov 9, 1864 (wrong he is in the 1861 census age 3)

NOTE: On the death registration her father is listed simply as ___________ Townsend.


More About CHARLES E. WATSON:

Burial: Universalists Friends, West Bloomfield Cemetery

Children of ESTHER TOWNSEND and CHARLES WATSON are:

i. SARAH S.4 WATSON, b. 1857.

ii. WALLACE SILAS WATSON, b. 1858; d. 11 Sep 1886, Prince Edward Co, Ontario.

iii. WALTER H. WATSON, b. 1859.

iv. ALPHENS A. WATSON, b. 1865.

v. CHARLES K. WATSON, b. 1876.

vi. EMERETTA WATSON47.


More About EMERETTA WATSON:

Burial: Universalists Friends, West Bloomfield Cemetery



12.  PHOEBE ELIZA3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)48 was born 31 May 1836 in Prince Edward Co., Ontario, and died 30 Jan 1925 in Bloomfield, PE Co., Ontario.  She married JAMES HENRY HIGGINS.  He was born 07 May 1833 in Ontario, and died 30 Jan 1922 in Prince Edward Co, Ontario.


More About PHOEBE ELIZA TOWNSEND:

Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Prince Edward Co

Census: 1911, Hanes 76 b. Mar 1835, Ont living in Bloomfield with Eliza ......her information is incorrect ....hard census to read.

NOTE 1: 1921 census Phoebe says her father is born USA and mother in England.

NOTE 2: Thought the death cert of Phoebe says her father is Abraham, it appears that Abraham took care of Henry's family, he is found with Susan and Henry's children Lavina and Charles P in 1861 & 1870...likely Phoebe is also a child of Henry. Mother b. England.


More About JAMES HENRY HIGGINS:

Burial: 02 Feb 1922, Glenwood Cemetery, Prince Edward Co

Census 1: 1851, James H. Higgins 16 b. Can living in Ameliasburg, laborer.

Census 2: 1861, James H. Higins 25, shoemaker living in Modoc, Hastings Co with Elisa 24 and Frances 2

Census 3: 1871, James Higgins 33 b. Ont living in Ameliasburgh with Eliza 32 and Francis 12

Census 4: 1881, James Higgens 46 b. Ont , carriage trimmer, living in Ameliasburg with Eliza 43.

Census 5: 1891, James Higgens 56 b. Ont living in ameliasburgh with Lizey 54.

Census 6: 1911, James 76 b. Mar 1835, Ont living in Bloomfield with Eliza  74 b. May 1833.

Census 7: 1921, James Higgins 88 b. Ont living in Bloomfield, with Eliza 85 b. Ont.

Child of PHOEBE TOWNSEND and JAMES HIGGINS is:

i. FRANCES4 HIGGINS, b. 1859, Ameliasburgh, P.E. Co., Ontario; d. 1927, Ameliasburg, P.E. Co., Ontario; m. HIRAM MANLEY DELONG, 21 May 1879, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; b. 1855; d. 1929, Ameliasburg, P.E. Co., Ontario.



13.  EMMA E.3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)49 was born 25 Dec 1840 in Ontario, and died 21 Jun 1906 in Dunn, Wisconsin.  She married (1) HENRY CLAY SEVERANCE 28 Oct 1863 in Oswego, New York, son of CURTIS SEVERANCE.  He was born Feb 1841, and died 1904 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She married (2) WILLIAM HENRY CHENEY 14 May 1892 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, son of URIAH CHENEY and SOPHRONIA HAWLEY.  He was born 1839 in New York, and died 1904 in Milwaukee.


More About EMMA E. TOWNSEND:

Census: 1870, Henry Severance 29 b. NY living in Chicago, Ward 20, Cook Co., Ill with Emma 30 b. Can, Frederick A. 6 and Curtis Severance 65 b. Vermont.

Divorced: 1883, Emily E. Severance applied for divorce from Henry Clay Severance...lived tog til Jan 2, 1877 when he deserted her....she charges him with being a habitual drunkard.

Children of EMMA TOWNSEND and HENRY SEVERANCE are:

i. FREDERICK A.4 SEVERANCE, b. 02 Aug 1864.

ii. MINNIE SEVERANCE, b. 07 Apr 1882, Dodge, Minnesota.



14.  CHARLES PARKER3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)50,51 was born Sep 1844 in Prince Edward Co, Ontario, and died 24 Sep 1914 in Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.  He married MARY MARGARET CORNAIR 1871.  She was born Feb 1849 in New York, and died 04 Feb 1923 in Probably Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.


More About CHARLES PARKER TOWNSEND:

Date born 2: Sep 1844

Burial: North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, New York

Census 1: 1861, Cory Scriver 43 living in Sophiasburg, with Emeline 35, Charles H. 10, Owen R. 1 and Charles P Townsend 19. b. Can.

Census 2: 1870, A. Townsend 68 b. NY livin in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY with susan 63, Charles 27, Lovina 24 and M.A. Gildriss 29.

Census 3: 1875, Charles P. Townsend 32 b. Canada,  shoemaker, living in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY with Mary M 26, Nellie E. 2 and Charles H. 6 months.

Census 4: 1900, Charles P. Townsend 55 b. Sept 1844 Canada, living in Watertown with Mary M. 51 b. Feb 1849 NY, (parents b. France), Charles H. 26 b. Nov 1873 NY, married (1900) to Jessie D. 19 b. may 1881 and Harold MCJ 13 b. May 1887 NY; Mary m/o of 5 -2 living; md 1871

Census 5: 1905, Charles Townsend 62 living in Watertown 4, Jefferson Co., NY with Mary M 55, and Harold c. 18.

Census 6: 1910, Charles P. 67 b. NY living in Watertown with Mary M. 61 and Harold MC 22.

Census 7: 1915, Mary M. Townsend 67 b. US living in Watertown with Harold M. 28, Rebecca L. 25 and Harold C. 2.

NOTE: 1900 Census states immigrated 1866 ...both parents b. England (wrong)


More About MARY MARGARET CORNAIR:

Date born 2: Feb 1849

Burial: North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, New York

Children of CHARLES TOWNSEND and MARY CORNAIR are:

i. NELLIE E.4 TOWNSEND, b. 1873.

ii. CHARLES H. TOWNSEND, b. 26 Nov 1873; d. 17 Oct 1927, Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York; m. JESSIE D.; b. May 1881, New York; d. 10 Jun 1943.

iii. CARRIE MAUD TOWNSEND, b. 19 Oct 1877, Prince Edward Co, Ontario.


More About CARRIE MAUD TOWNSEND:

Date born 2: 19 Oct 1877, Wellington, PE. Co., Ont


iv. MARSHALL BRANCH TOWNSEND, b. 25 Aug 1879, Prince Edward Co, Ontario.


More About MARSHALL BRANCH TOWNSEND:

Date born 2: 25 Aug 1879, Wellington, PE. Co., Ont


v. HAROLD MICHAEL CLAUDE TOWNSEND, b. 23 May 1887, New York; d. 04 Jun 1955, Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York.


More About HAROLD MICHAEL CLAUDE TOWNSEND:

Burial: North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, New York



15.  LAVINA S.3 TOWNSEND (HENRY2, CHARLES1)52 was born Jan 1846 in Prince Edward Co, Ontario, and died Bet. 1912 - 1913.  She married JOHN P. CORNAIR 15 Nov 1871 in St Vincent de Paul's Church, Rosiere, NY.  He was born Sep 1843 in Jefferson Co, New York, and died Aft. 1920.


More About LAVINA S. TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1875, John Conair 31 b. Jeff Co living in Jefferson Cape, Vincent, NY with Lavina 29 b. Can, Laura 2 b. Jeff., Abram Townsend (father-in-law) 74 b. Dutchess Co, widowed and his parents Marshall Conair 61 b. France and Frances 55 b. France.

Census 2: 1880, Lavina Cornair 33 b. Can, f b. NY, m b. England, living in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY with John P. 36 b. NY, Laura S. F 7 b. NY and Willie 4 b. NY.

Census 3: 1900, Lavina Cornair 54 b. Jan 1845 Can living in Watertown, Jeff Co., NY with John 56 b. Sept 1843, John W. 24 b. May 1876, Clarence 18 b. Mar 1882, Mabel L, 17 b may 1883, Laura G.T. Cahill Thomas W. Cahill 29 b. July 1870,  & Mabel L. Cahill 1 b. Dec 1898.

Census 4: 1900, Married 1872; immigrated 1855 (??) f.b. New York, m.b. England.

Census 5: 1905, Livana Cornair 58 living in Morris, NJ with John P 61, Laura 32, John W. 39, Martin C 23, and Elsie L. 22.

Census 6: 1910, John P. Conair, 66 b. NY, widowed living in Colfax, Dunn, Wisc as a boarder.

Census 7: 1920, John P. Conair living in Detroit, Wayne Co MI with married daughter Laura Cahill 47 and her family.

Directory 1: 1901, Lavina S. Cornair 71 Academy St, Watertown, New York - spouse John P. Cornair.

Directory 2: 1902, Lavina S. Cornair 17 Gotham St, Watertown, New York - spouse John Cornair.

Directory 3: 1903, Lavina S. Cornair 2 High Street, Watertown, New York...spouse John P. Cornair.

Directory 4: 1907, John P. Cornair (Lovina S) res 193 Perkins; Wm J. Cornair (Laura G); M. Lovina Cornair; Marshall C Cornair wks Goodrich Co.

Directory 5: 1908, John P. Cornair  (Lovinia S) wks Werner Co, John W (Laura G), Lovina M, M. Clarence - res 1893 Perkins Akron, Ohio

Directory 6: 1910, Lovina Cornair, Clarence Cornair wks Werner Co, bds 215 E. Market, Adron Ohio & Wm J. (Laura G) wks Werner Co, res 317 Arch St Ackron, Ohio.

Directory 7: 1911, Clarence M. Cornair slsmn Reliable Tea Co bds 258 Leicester Ct Detroit, Michigan...John P, John Wm, and Lavina

Directory 8: 1912, Clarence M. Cornair, bds 258 Leicester Cr Detroit, Michigan; Jno P, Jno W., & Lavina, clk.

NOTE: 1910, Marshall C b. 1882, Mable L. b. 1884 and  William J. b. 1875  Can, with wife Laura....all found in Akron, Ward 1, Summit Co., Ohio....these are Lavinia's children.


More About JOHN P. CORNAIR:

Census 1: 1910, John P. Carnais (sic) 66, b. NY, widowed, living in Colfax, Dunn Co., Wisc as a boarder.

Census 2: 1920, John P. Cornair 76 b. NY, widowed, living in Detroit with daughter Mabel L. Cahill 47 her  husband Thomas W. Cahill 48 and children.

Children of LAVINA TOWNSEND and JOHN CORNAIR are:

i. CHILD4 CORNAIR, d. Bef. 1900.

ii. LAURA SUSAN CORNAIR, b. 27 Nov 1872.

iii. WILLIAM JOHN CORNAIR, b. 10 May 1876.

iv. CLARENCE MARSHALL CORNAIR, b. 21 Mar 1882; d. Dec 1963; m. ALICE.

v. MABEL L. CORNAIR, b. May 1883.



16.  CHARLES S.3 TOWNSEND (SMITH2, CHARLES1)53 was born 15 Mar 1834 in York County, Ontario, and died 04 Feb 1903 in Aurora, York Co., Ontario.  He married (1) SARAH WATSON54 02 Oct 1866 in Haldimand, Ontario, daughter of WILLIAM WATSON and HANNAH.  She was born 1846 in Walpole, Haldiamand, Ontario, and died 01 Apr 1897 in Wapole, Haldimand, Ontario55.  He married (2) ANN MARSHALL56 13 Sep 1899 in Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, daughter of JAMES MARSHALL and MARY KELLY.  She was born 24 Mar 1852 in Ireland, and died Aft. 1901.


More About CHARLES S. TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1871, Charles Townsend 34 living in Rainham Twp, Haldimand Co with Sarah 24, Clarissa Ann 3, William Thomas 2 and John Wesly 1.

Census 2: 1881, Charles Towsend 43, carpenter living in Waterford, Norfolk North with Sarah 33, Clarrisa 13, William L. 12, John W. 11 and Alberta 9.

Census 3: 1891, Charles Townsend 54 b. Ont living in Brantford, East, Brant North with Sarah 44, John 21, Alberta 19, Charles 8 and Leota 4.

Census 4: 1901, Charles Townsend 63 b. Mar 15, 1834 living in Brantford, Brant Co, carpenter, with Annie 48 b. Mar 24, 1852 Ireland.

NOTE: 1901, Letha Townsend 14 living with Stephen Burtch 59 & wife Annie H. 55 in Brant Co...listed as adopted daughter.


More About SARAH WATSON:

Residence: 1866, Walpole Twp

Children of CHARLES TOWNSEND and SARAH WATSON are:

i. CLARISSA ANN4 TOWNSEND57, b. 1868; d. 04 Feb 1890.

ii. WILLIAM THOMAS TOWNSEND57, b. 22 Feb 186958; d. 22 Sep 1881, Waterford, Norfolk59.

iii. JOHN WESLEY TOWNSEND60, b. 09 Mar 1870.

iv. ALBERTA TOWNSEND61, b. 1872.

v. GEORGE TOWNSEND62, b. 23 Feb 1874, Norfolk, Ontario; d. Bef. 1881, Norfolk, Ontario.

vi. JANE TOWNSEND62, b. 23 Feb 1880, Wapole, Haldimand, Ontario; d. 03 Mar 1880, Haldimand, Ontario.

vii. BABY TOWNSEND62, b. 23 Apr 1881, Norfolk, Ontario; d. 23 Apr 1881, Norfolk, Ontario.

33. viii. CHARLES WESLEY TOWNSEND, b. 05 Oct 1882.

ix. LETA VIOLA TOWNSEND63,64, b. 04 Mar 1887; d. 25 Apr 1978, Folsom, Sacramento, CA65.


More About LETA VIOLA TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1901, Letha Townsend 14 living with Stephen Burtch 59 & wife Annie H. 55 in Brant Co...listed as adopted daughter.

Census 2: 1911, Leta Townsend 24 b. Ont  living in Brantford, single.

Census 3: 1930, Leta Townsend 43, b. Can, living in Los Angeles working as a maid for Frank and Terese Tatum....immigrated 1920.

Census 4: 1940, Leta Townsend 53 living in Los Angeles, maid for Alfred and Elizabeth Morton.



17.  GEORGE3 TOWNSEND (SMITH2, CHARLES1)66 was born Sep 1835 in Kings, York Co., Ontario, and died Aft. 1900 in Probably Michigan.  He married JANE GRIFFIN67 29 Sep 1862 in Simcoe, daughter of JOHN GRIFFIN and RACHEL FOSSIL/FIZELL.  She was born 23 Dec 1846 in Ontario68, and died 29 Sep 1900 in Lamotte, Tuscola Co., Michigan69.


More About GEORGE TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1871, George Townsend 36 b. Ont living in Nottawasaga, with Jane 26, Mary Ann 6 and John 6 months.

Census 2: 1880, George Townsend 40, b. Vermont, living in Marlette, Sanilac Co., MI with Jane 33 b. Can, John S. 9 b. Can, William 5 b. Can, and Samuel 1 month b. Michigan; his father born Vermont.

Census 3: 1900, George Townsend 65 b. Can living in Lamotte, Sanilac Co., MI with Jane b. Dec 1849, George G. 20, and James L. Terry 8; immigrated 1870; married 1862.

Immigrated: 1870, Ontario to Sanilac Co., Michigan

NOTE 1: The James Terry in George's household in 1920 is s/o Leslie Terry b. 1863, s/o Lewis Terry b. 1819 Murray Twp, s/o John Terry likely bro of Benjamin Terry, Roxy's father. Lewis found in Murray Twp 1861.

NOTE 2: 1900, Census states Jane is mother of 6 children...1 living in 1900.

Residence: 1862, Nottawasaga Township, Simcoe, Ontario


More About JANE GRIFFIN:

Burial: Siple Cemetery, Marlette, Tuscola Co., Michigan

NOTE: Death registration states Jane is the mother of 4 children of whom one is living at the time of her death.

Children of GEORGE TOWNSEND and JANE GRIFFIN are:

i. MARY ANN4 TOWNSEND70, b. 1865; d. Bef. 1870.

ii. JOHN S. TOWNSEND71,72, b. 06 Oct 1870, Ontario; d. 28 Mar 1896, Lormatte, Sanilac, Michigan.


More About JOHN S. TOWNSEND:

Burial: Siple Cemetery, Marlette, Sanilac Co., Michigan


iii. WILLIAM TOWNSEND73, b. 1875; d. Bef. 1900.

iv. SAMUEL TOWNSEND73, b. 1879; d. Bef. 1900.


More About SAMUEL TOWNSEND:

NOTE: Listed as Samuel in 1880 and George G. in 1900.


v. GEORGE G. TOWNSEND74, b. May 1880.

vi. AMANDA J. TOWNSEND75, b. 1884, Tuscola Co., Michigan; d. 15 Sep 1884, Marlette, Tuscola Co., Michigan.


More About AMANDA J. TOWNSEND:

Burial: Siple Cemetery, Marlette, Sanilac Co., Michigan


vii. CHARLES W. TOWNSEND76, b. 1885; d. 12 Jan 1886, Marlette, Tuscola Co., Michigan.


More About CHARLES W. TOWNSEND:

Burial: Siple Cemetery, Lamott, Sanilac Co., Michigan



18.  JANE3 TOWNSEND (WILLET2, CHARLES1) was born 31 Oct 1848 in Prince Edward Co, Ontario, and died Aft. 1911.  She married FRANCIS BOND HEAD FARRINGTON.  He was born 04 Mar 1837 in Ontario, and died Aft. 1911.


More About JANE TOWNSEND:

Census 1: 1870, Jane Farrington 22 b. Can living in Palmyra, Wayne Co. NY with Fry 29, Carrie 3 months and Polly Farrington 28.

Census 2: 1871, Jane Farrington 22 living in Marysburg, with F.B.H. 32 and Carry 1.

Census 3: 1881, Jane Farrington 29 b. Ont living in Hallowell with Francsi 44, and Carry 11.

Census 4: 1891, Jane Farrington 42 b. Ont living in Hallowell with Francis B.H. 53, and Arthur Clayton 4.

Census 5: 1901, Jane Farrington 54  b. Oct 31, 1846 Ont living in Hallowell with Francis 54 b. Mar 4, 1837, Ont. and Arthur C. 14 b. Sept 27, 1886 Ont.

Census 6: 1911, Jame (sic) Farrington 63 b. Oct 1847 Ont. living in Bloomfield with Louis (sic) 73 b. Mar 1837 Ont.

Children of JANE TOWNSEND and FRANCIS FARRINGTON are:

i. CARRIE4 FARRINGTON, b. Mar 1869, New York.

ii. ARTHUR CLAYTON FARRINGTON, b. 22 Sep 1886, Prince Edward Co, Ontario.



19.  ANDREW D.3 LANE (DEBORAH2 TOWNSEND, CHARLES1) was born 15 Aug 1826 in PE. Co., Ontario, and died 06 Aug 1903 in Northumberland, Ontario.  He married HARRIET WEBSTER.  She was born 22 Nov 1829 in Wellington, PE Co., Ontario, and died 31 Jan 1907 in Northumberland, Ontario.

Child of ANDREW LANE and HARRIET WEBSTER is:

i. ALVAH4 LANE.



20.  BENJAMIN3 TOWNSEND (PLATT A.2, CHARLES1) was born 1837 in Hillier Twp, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, and died Bef. Oct 1864 in Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario77.  He married LUCINDA ALTHEA GERMAN Abt. 1860, daughter of WILLIAM GERMAN and ELEANOR OSTERHOOT.  She was born 1837 in Hillier Twp, Prince Edward Co., Ontario, and died 27 Jun 1884 in Simcoe Co., Ontario78,79,80.


More About BENJAMIN TOWNSEND:

Census: 1861, Benjn Townsend 24 b. Canada living in Murray Twp with Elthesa 24.


More About LUCINDA ALTHEA GERMAN:

Census 1: 1861, Benjn Townsend 24 b. Canada living in Murray Twp with Elthesa 24.

Census 2: 1871, Athere Anderson 33 b. Ontario living in Tiny, Simcoe with Thomes 32, Alle J. 10, Lisitite 6 and John 2.

Census 3: 1881, Altherea Anderson 43 b. Ont living in Midland, Simcoe with Thomas 42 b. Ont, Licette 16 and John R. 12.

Child of BENJAMIN TOWNSEND and LUCINDA GERMAN is:

34. i. ELLA JANE4 TOWNSEND, b. 19 Mar 1861, Murray Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; d. 24 Mar 1920, Waubaushene, Tay, Simcoe, Ontario.



21.  CHARLES WESLEY3 TOWNSEND (PLATT A.2, CHARLES1) was born 01 Feb 1839 in Hillier Twp, Prince Edward Co., Ontario81, and died 20 Mar 1914 in Cramahe, Northumberland Co., Ontario.  He married MARGARET CATHERINE ROGERS.  She was born 31 Jul 183981, and died 16 Oct 1921 in Cramahe, Northumberland Co., Ontario.


More About CHARLES WESLEY TOWNSEND:

Burial: Salem Cemetery, Cramahe, Northumberland Co., Ontario

Census 1: 1861, Charles Townsen (sic) living in Fenelon with Margaret 22, both b. Canada and Stephen 2.

Census 2: 1871, Charles Townsend 32 b. Ontario living in Fenelon with Margaret 30, Alfred 11, Walter 9, Malvina 7 and Manda 4.

Census 3: 1881, Charles Townsend 42 living in Murray Twp with Margaret C. (Rogers) 41, Alfred 21, Walter 19, Mevina 17 and Amanda 13.

Census 4: 1891, Charles Townsend 52 living in Murray Twp with Margaret 51, Albert Bransomb 26, Many 23, Bearice 7, Florence 5, and Berthie 2.

Census 5: 1901, Charles Townsend 62 b. Feb 1, 1839 living in Cramahe with Margaret 62 b. July 31, 1839 and Belle Branscomb 16 (granddaughter).

Census 6: 1911, Charles Townsend 71 living in Cramahe with wife Margaret with his daughter Amanda Branscomb, her husband Albert and 3 children.


More About MARGARET CATHERINE ROGERS:

Burial: Salem Cemetery, Cramahe, Northumberland Co., Ontario

Children of CHARLES TOWNSEND and MARGARET ROGERS are:

i. STEPHEN4 TOWNSEND, b. 1859, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. Bef. 1871, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario.

35. ii. ALFRED BEVERLY TOWNSEND, b. 02 Jul 1860, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. 12 Nov 1922, Ontario, Canada.

iii. WALTER CHARLES TOWNSEND, b. 26 Apr 1862, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. 26 Nov 1927; m. ELIZABETH AGNES BOYCE; b. 09 Jun 1864; d. 18 Apr 1944.

iv. MALVINA TOWNSEND, b. 16 Jul 1864, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario.

v. AMANDA ELIZABETH TOWNSEND82, b. 10 May 1867, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; d. 1948, Ontario, Canada; m. (1) ALBERT M. BRANSCOMBE; b. 05 May 1862; d. 1919; m. (2) BENJAMIN JACKSON, 28 Aug 1926, Northumberland Co, Ontario; b. 1859, Cramahe, Ontario.



22.  GEORGE R.3 TOWNSEND (PLATT A.2, CHARLES1) was born 26 Dec 1840 in Hillier, Prince Edward Co., Ontario83, and died 17 Mar 1912 in Haliburton, Ontario.  He married SARAH "SALLY" TRIPP84 11 May 1863 in Hastings County, Ontario85, daughter of ISAAC TRIPP and NANCY MURRAY.  She was born 183886, and died 1924.


More About GEORGE R. TOWNSEND:

Date born 2: 26 Dec 1840

Died 2: 1924

Census 1: 1861, Townsend Woldran (Waldran) 22 living in Murray Twp with Robert Waldron 27, Margaret J. 19 and Emma 1....this is George Townsend.

Census 2: 1871, George Townsend 29 b. Ontario living in Fenelon, with Sarah 30, Alice 7, Mary 6, William 6 and Margaret 2.

Census 3: 1881, George Townsend 40 living in Peterborough East with Sarah 42, Alice A. 17, William A. 16, Mary E. 15, Hannah M. 12, Jemima 9, Sarah J. 8 and George 4.

Census 4: 1891, George Townsend 50 living in Peterborough East with Sarah 51, Alice 26, Margaret 22, Jemima 20 and George Wellington 14.

Census 5: 1901, George Townsend 61 b. Dec 26, 1840 living in Cardiff, Peterborough East with Sarah 63 b. Nov 3, 1838, William 24 b. April 20, 1877 and Charles 10 b. Aug 17, 1891 (grandson).

Census 6: 1911, George Townsend 70 living in Minden Twp, Victoria Co with Sarah 72, George Wellington 34, Mary Ellen 20, Wilfred Wellington 2, Russell 4, and Margaret Mary 3 months.

Children of GEORGE TOWNSEND and SARAH TRIPP are:

i. ALICE A.4 TOWNSEND, b. 1864, Fenelon Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario; m. AMOS SCHEICKLER, 04 Aug 1895, Cardiff Twp, Ontario; b. 1859.

ii. WILLIAM MANSON