Almon Townsend

Male 1804 - 1886


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  • Name  Almon Townsend 
    Born  07 Jan 1804  Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  Jun 1855  2nd Election District, Wilna, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p. 215
      Frame house, value $150, Family #144
      Townsend, Almon, 51, M, b. Jefferson Co, md., resident 29y, Farmer
      Cloe, 41, F, Wife, Jefferson Co, md., resident 29y
      Warren, 55, M, Brother, b. ?, wid., resident 7y
      Kelsey, Mary, 14, F, Servant, b. Oneida Co, resident 3y
    Died  18 Mar 1886  Gratiot Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TOWNEAD, ALMON
      Date of death: 18-Mar-1886
      Ledger Page: 258
      Record Number: 97
      Place of death: Not Recorded
      County of Death: Gratiot
      Sex: Male
      Race: WHITE
      Marital Status: Married
      Age: 82 years 2 months 5 days
      Cause of Death: PARALYSIS
      Birthplace: NY
      Occupation: FARMER
      Father's Name: Last name not recorded, First name not recorded
      Father's Residence: Not Recorded
      Mother's Name: Last name not recorded, First name not recorded
      Mother's Residence: Not Recorded
      Date of record: 24-May-1887
    Buried  East Side Cemetery, Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Almon Townsend, of Jefferson County, New York, received one hundred and twenty acres of land in Montcalm County dated 1 July 1857 (Certificate No. 15,683). This parcel was identified as the N1/2 of the NW1/4, and the NW1/4 of the NE1/4, Sec. 36, T12-N, R5-W. Almon and Chloe had no children of their own, but helped to raise the younger children of Daniel Townsend.

      Voter Registry of North Plains (1859-1882) Almon Townsend, 31 Mar 1866 (removed 4 Dec 1869).

      Almond Townsend joined the United Methodist Church in Hubbardston 12 Nov 1865.

      From the History of Gratiot County:
      Almon Townsend, farmer, section 31, north Shade Township, is a son of Josiah and Dolly (Parker) Townsend, natives of Massachusetts and Connecticut respectively. They both died in the State of New York, the father in Wayne and the mother in Jefferson County.

      Almon was born in Jefferson County, N. Y., Jan. 7, 1804, and remained under parental care until he was 21 years of age, when he bought 200 acres of land in his native county. He improved 160 acres of this land, and there made his home for a period of 28 years, when he sold it and moved to Wayne County, same state. There he remained, farming and stock-raising, for five years, until 1865, when he again sold out and came to Hubbardston, Ionia County, this state, and lived for about one year. From this point he moved to Clinton County, this state, and entered upon the arduous task of clearing and improving a new farm, which he successfully accomplished, and erected a house and barn thereon, at a cost of some $2000.

      Mr. Townsend was united in marriage to Miss Chloe, daughter of Gad and Sally Chapin, residents of Jefferson Co., N. Y., Sept. 28, 1828. The father and mother died in their native county at an early day, and the wife passed away from this earth in August, 1880.

      In 1881, Mr. Townsend removed from Clinton to this county and settled on 80 acres of Government land on section 31, on which he is now residing.

      Mr. Townsend was again married, his second wife being Mrs. Emma S. Myers, daughter of John and Lorinda (Wales) Robbins, natives of Massachusetts and New York respectively.

      The father has constantly followed the occupation of farming, and is at present living in Clinton County, this State. The mother died in Jefferson County, N. Y., in 1845. Mrs. Emma Townsend, the wife of our subject, was born in Lewis County, N. Y., April 17, 1834, and is the mother of four children, namely, Ardella L., Dempster E., Jerome W. and Orrin A. The husband and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal and Christian Churches, respectively.

      Mr. Townsend is a man of iron constitution, hale, hearty and enjoying life at 80 years of age. In political opinion and belief he is a staunch Republican.
    Person ID  I5736  Bryant
    Last Modified  23 Jan 2005 

    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  Chloe Chapin,   b. 16 Sep 1807, Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1879, Lebanon Twp, Clinton Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Sep 1828  Jefferson Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Family ID  F343  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Emma Sophia Robbins,   b. 17 Apr 1834, Lowville, Lewis Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Apr 1881  Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • April 25, 1881, Hubbardston
      Almon Townsend, of Lebanon, Clinton Co, MI, born in Champion, Jefferson Co, NY, farmer, age 77.
      (Mrs.) Emma S. Myers, of Hubbardston, born in Lowville, Lewis Co, NY, age 47.
      Witnesses: Jerome J. Robbins, Hubbardston & Harriet Robbins.
    Family ID  F338  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Jan 1804 - Champion, Jefferson Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Sep 1828 - 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 MapsMarried - 25 Apr 1881 - Hubbardston, Ionia Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Mar 1886 - Gratiot Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East 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.

    3. [S326] Townsend Newsletter, unknown, (Fall 1981), p. 4 -no date given.

    4. [S369] Marriages of Clinton County, Compiler: Genealogists of the Clinton County Historical Society, (Clinton County Historical Society, http://www.dewittlibrary.com/CCHS/CCHSmar.htm, Revised June 2002).


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