Family: Timothy Townsend/Mary Olmstead (F1961)

m. 05 Feb 1827


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  • Father | Male
    Timothy Townsend

    Born  Abt 1738  probably, Hancock, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Mar 1832  Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Flat Brook Cemetery, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  05 Feb 1827  [1]  Canaan, Columbia Co, New York  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Elizabeth (Betsy) | F1880 
    Married  Abt 1757  probably, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  unk. | F1962 
    Married  Aft 1809   
    Other Spouse  Mary (or Molly) | F1963 
    Married  Aft 1814   
    Father  Jonathan Townsend | F1964 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Unknown | F1964 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Olmstead

    Born  Abt 1758   
    Died  29 Apr 1831  Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Queechy Cemetery, Queechy, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

  • Notes  Married:
    • This account appeared in the February 28, 1827, issue of the Auburn Free Press.

      "Mr. Townsend was one of the first settlers in Canaan, having lived there about 70 years. He buried three wives and now has become the husband of the fourth in his second childhood. After the guests had assembled, nearly 3 hours were spent in settling the conditions of their union, when a compromise was made and they were joined in 'Hymen's bonds'. No goose so grey, but soon or late, may find a silly gander for a mate."

      This interesting account had at least one inaccuracy in that Timothy had not lived there for 70 years but for a total of 52 years.

      1827 2/19 Canaan, 3rd inst. by Rev. Mr. Hall, TIMOTHY TOWNSEND, 89 to MRS. MARY OLMSTEAD, 69, both of that town.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Bowman, 10,000 NY Vital Rec., Bowman , Fred Q., (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1987), p. 257 #8831.


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