Jonathan Townsend

Male 1765 - 1854


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  • Name  Jonathan Townsend 
    Born  1765  Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Apr 1854  Pamelia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Jonathan Townsend was born in Columbia County, N.Y., in 1765. In 1803, with his brother Josiah, he came to Jefferson County and settled in Champion. He bought a farm and lived on it until 1812 when he sold it and bought a farm in Boonville, Oneida County. He remained there about four years, built a house and barn and set out a large orchard. Hearing glowing reports of Genesse Country, he sold the farm and spent the summer of 1816 looking for land. He was disappointed and returned to Jeffeson County where he bought a small farm in Le Ray. Shortly after the purchase, he was offered $200 for his bargain. He accepted the offer and bought the farm now owned by his grandson George K. Townsend, known at the time as the McOmber Job. He had settled upon six new farms and had cleared with his own hands 160 acres of land, and although a hardy, robust man, toil and privation began to tell on him. In clearing these new farms, by the time he had begun to live comfortably, the interest upon the purchase money had so accumulated that he was obliged to sell his "betterments" and begin again. But each succeeding sale left him better off than before, and by dint of energy and perseverance, he was able to hold this last purchase, which became one of the model farms and was awarded two premiums by the county agricultural society. Upon this farm he resided until 1853 when he went to live with son Truman. The following year (1854) he passed to a higher existence, with full faith in a blessed immortality.
    Person ID  I24997  Bryant
    Last Modified  21 Nov 2004 

    Father  Timothy Townsend,   b. Abt 1738, probably, Hancock, Berkshire Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1832, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth (Betsy),   b. Abt 1742,   d. 27 May 1809, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1757  probably, Canaan, Columbia Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Timothy was probably not married in Hebron as there is no record in the church records and they are quite complete after 1752. In Martin Townsend of Old and New England the author says they married at Canaan but no source is given.
    Family ID  F1880  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Orange,   b. 1773,   d. 26 Apr 1820, Pamelia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1800 
    Family ID  F1972  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Van Amber,   d. 1853 
    Married  Aft 1820 
    Family ID  F1973  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1765 - Columbia Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Apr 1854 - Pamelia, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S53] Ewers, Fran, Townsend/Helms, Ewers, Fran (Townsend), (not published).


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