George Warren Townsend

Male 1825 - Abt 1892


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  • Name  George Warren Townsend 
    Born  1825  Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  Jun 1855  2nd Election District, Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 215 family #143
      Frame house, value $800
      Townsend, George H, 31, M, b. Jefferson Co, md., resident 1y, Farmer
      Jane, 27, F, Wife, b. Jefferson Co, md., resident 1y
      Eug???, 7, F, Child, b. Jefferson Co, resident 1y
      Warran, 5, M, Child, b. Jefferson Co, resident 1y
      Loran, 2, M, Child, b. Jefferson Co, resident 1y
      Clark O, 18, M, Servant, Jefferson Co, resident 16y
    Residence  1864  Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The location of this residence in the 1864 atllas of Jefferson county is very near the border of Philadelphia, and probably is within the Philadelphia post office. It is G. Townsend and nearby is S. Gibbs, perhaps a relative of Mrs. Townsend.
    Died  Abt 07 Aug 1892  Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Published in the St. Johns News on 16 Aug 1892:
      "These of the early settlers in this vicinity (Hubbardston) have been buried during the past week, viz:
      Mrs. Sophia Rogers of Matherton, aged 62 years, on Monday the 8th; George W. Townsend, of Hubbardston, aged 68 years, on the 9th; and Philip Roach, of the St. Johns Catholic Church, on the 11th. All these had been failing for some time. Mr. T. has suffered with rheumatism for about eighteen years."
    Buried  09 Aug 1892  East Side Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ear marks. The last ear-mark appearing upon the road is that of George W. Townsend, November 19, 1852, and was "a slit in the under side of the right ear."
      !From Childās Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N. Y. pp. 609 - 629 "Philadelphia"

      Voter Registry of North Plains (1859-1882) Geo. W. Townsend, 5 Nov 1864. In Hubbardston, George was in the sash & blind business, in partnership with his brother Oliver from 1865 to about 1875 and by himself after 1875. The output went to Chicago markets to supply sashes, doors and blinds for mansions being built in that city. In the Business Directory of the 1875 Ionia County Atlas, the business is listed as:

      "Hubbardston Sash & Blind Co. Manufacturers of and Dealers in Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings, Furniture, Coffins, Milk Safes, Eureka Churns, G. W. Townsend's Patent Extension Table Slides and Tables, Cabinet Ware, Picture Frames, Mirrors, Carpets, Mattresses, Spring Beds, &c. Hubbardston Lumber Co., G. W. Townsend, O. C. Townsend"

      After the boom years of the 1860s and 70s, George was able maintained the sash & blind business and diversified adding churns and beehives. In 1886 George is listed as sole proprietor in the Ionia Co. Directory - Sash & Blind Factory. During the 1880s and 90s, Hubbardston saw a decline in population and eventually the business ended. The building was razed in 1909.
    Person ID  I5675  Bryant
    Last Modified  27 Sep 2005 

    Father  Warren Townsend,   b. 12 Feb 1800, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 May 1882, Bloomer Twp, Montcalm Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mehetabel Thomas,   b. Abt Jul 1802, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1854, Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1823  Plessis Village, Alexandria, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F332  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Jane Gibbs,   b. 21 Mar 1827, probably, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Clinton Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1847  probably, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eugelia N. Townsend,   b. 1848, probably, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1882, North Plains Twp, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Warren George Townsend,   b. Feb 1850, probably, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1857, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Loren S. Townsend,   b. 1853, probably, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Apr 1891, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F215  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1825 - Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1847 - probably, Philadelphia, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1855 - 2nd Election District, Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1864 - Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 07 Aug 1892 - Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 09 Aug 1892 - East Side Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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