Hiram Townsend

Male 1806 - 1896


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  • Name  Hiram Townsend 
    Born  23 Sep 1806  Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  May 1896  Otsego, Allegan Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • published in the St. Johns News 3 June 1896:
      Hiram Townsend, an old Hubbardston pioneer, while returning from a two years visit in California, died at Otsego, Michigan, aged 89 years. His remains were brought to Hubbardston and interred in West Side Cemetery.
    Buried  West Side Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Hiram Townsend, of Lenawee County, Michigan, received a land patent for 80 acres in Gratiot County, 15 June 1854.

      Voter Registry of North Plains (1859-1882) Hirum Townsend, 31 Mar 1866 (removed 3 Nov 1866).

      The History of Gratiot County biography:
      Hiram Townsend, farmer, section 31, North Shade Township, is the son of Josiah and Dolly (Parker) Townsend, and was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y., Sept. 23, 1806. His parents were natives of Connecticut, where they were engaged in farming. They moved to Jefferson Co., N. Y., where they spent the remainder of their days.

      At the age of 21 years, hiram left the home of his parents and embarked on the voyage of life for himself. He learned the trade of carpenter and joiner, which he followed for about 14 years. During this period he spent much time of the winters in the manufacture of joiners' tools.

      In the year 1854, Mr. Townsend married Miss Louisa, daughter of Amasa and Luna (Townsend) Page. Mr Page was a native of New Hampshire, and the mother of New York State. Both of them have long since closed life's labors, the former dying in 1860, and the latter in 1858, both in New York. Mrs. Townsend died in 1847, in Jefferson County, N. Y. Sept. 28, 1848, he was married to Miss Luna Page, a younger sister of his first wife.

      Mr Townsend moved from New York to Michigan in 1865, and located on section 31, North Shade Township, on a tract of 87 acres of land, of which 65 acres are in a good state of cultivation. The farm is well improved and has upon it good farm buildings. Mr. Townsend is the father of eight children, viz.: Luna, Erastus, Ambrose E., Eber L., Harlan, Orville H., Frank E., and ida A. The first four were by his first wife. Politically, Mr. Townsend is a Republican.
    Person ID  I24993  Bryant
    Last Modified  28 Jun 2006 

    Father  Josiah Townsend,   b. 12 Mar 1770, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1860, Savannah, Wayne Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Dolly Parker,   b. 11 Aug 1769, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1856, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Mar 1792  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F344  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Luna Page,   b. 09 Jun 1818, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1900, West Side Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Sep 1848  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  Jun 1855  Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 12
      Frame house, value $200, family #105
      Townsend, Hiram, 49, M, b. Jefferson co, md, resident 3y, Farmer
      Luna, 36, F, Wife, b. Jefferson co, md., resident 3y
      Ambrose, 19, M, Child, b. Jefferson co, resident 3y
      Eber, 15, M, Child, b. Jefferson co, resident 3y
      Harland, 5, M, Child, b. Jefferson co, resident 3y
      Orville, 4, M, Child, b. Jefferson co, resident 3y
      Stone, Luna, 24, F, Boarder, b. Jefferson co, resident 7/12y
      Allison, 2, M, Boarder, b. Jefferson co, resident 2/12y
      Infant, 1/12, M, Boarder, b. Jefferson co, resident, 4/12y
    Family ID  F1969  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Louisa Page,   b. Abt 1811,   d. 31 Jul 1847, Watertown, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1830 
    Family ID  F1970  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Sep 1806 - Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1848 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1855 - Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - May 1896 - Otsego, Allegan Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - West Side Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Ewers, Fran, Townsend/Helms, Ewers, Fran (Townsend), (not published).

    2. [S326] Townsend Newsletter, unknown, (Fall 1981), p. 4 - gives date.


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