father: Flegg, Bartholemew
mother:
Flegg, Thomas
born: 1615 in Whinberg, Eng
spouse:
     child: Flagg, John
     child: Flagg, Bartholemew
     child: Flagg, Thomas
     child: Flagg, Michael
     child: Flagg, Eliezur
     child: Flagg, Elizabeth
     child: Flagg, Mary *
     child: Flagg, Rebecca
     child: Flagg, Benjamin
     child: Flagg, Allen
died: 6 Feb 1697/98 in Watertown, MA
father: Biglo, John (b 1617 in Wrentham, Suffolk, d 14 Jul 1703 in Watertown, MA)
mother: Warren, Mary (chr 12 Sep 1624 in Nayland, Suffolk, d 19 Oct 1691 in Watertown, MA)
Bigelow, Samuel
born: 28 Oct 1653 in Watertown, MA
married: 3 Jun 1674
spouse: Flagg, Mary
     child: Bigelow, John
     child: Bigelow, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Samuel (b 18 Sep 1679)
     child: Bigelow, Sarah
     child: Bigelow, Thomas
     child: Bigelow, Mercy (Martha)
     child: Bigelow, Abigail
     child: Bigelow, Hannah
     child: Bigelow, Isaac *
     child: Bigelow, Deliverance
died: 30 Sep 1730 in Watertown, MA
father: Flagg, Thomas (chr 16 May 1621, d 6 Feb 1698)
mother: Gershom, Mary (b 1619, d 30 Dec 1702)
Flagg, Mary
born: 14 Jan 1657/58 in Watertown, MA
married: 3 Jun 1674
spouse: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, John
     child: Bigelow, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, Sarah
     child: Bigelow, Thomas
     child: Bigelow, Mercy (Martha)
     child: Bigelow, Abigail
     child: Bigelow, Hannah
     child: Bigelow, Isaac *
     child: Bigelow, Deliverance
died: 7 Sep 1720 in Watertown, MA
father:
mother:
Gould, James
born: 1666 in Newport, RI
married: 1689 in Salem, MA
spouse: Clarke, Catharine (b 1671 in Newport, RI)
     child: Gould, James (b 1691)
     child: Gould, Benjamin
father: Bond, Thomas
mother: Woolson, Sarah
Bond, Mary [Ancestry G139]
born: 7 Dec 1690 in Watertown, MA
spouse: Bigelow, Isaac
     child: Bigelow, Sarah
     child: Bigelow, Mercy
     child: Bigelow, Isaac
     child: Bigelow, Mercy (Mary)
     child: Bigelow, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Hannah
     child: Bigelow, Abigail
     child: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, Sarah
     child: Bigelow, Lydia
     child: Bigelow, Elisha *
died: 9 Jul 1775 in Colchester, CT
father: Bigelow, Samuel
mother: Flagg, Mary
Bigelow, Isaac [Ancestry G139]
born: 19 May 1691 in Watertown, MA
spouse: Bond, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Sarah
     child: Bigelow, Mercy
     child: Bigelow, Isaac
     child: Bigelow, Mercy (Mary)
     child: Bigelow, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Hannah
     child: Bigelow, Abigail
     child: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, Sarah
     child: Bigelow, Lydia
     child: Bigelow, Elisha *
died: 11 Sep 1751 in Colchester, CT
father: Gould, James
mother: ?, Deborah
Gould, Benjamin [Ancestry G139]
born: 2 Oct 1695 in Salem, Essex Co, MA
spouse: Parkhurst, Sarah
     child: Gould, Benjamin
     child: Gould, Ebenezer
     child: Gould, Sarah
     child: Gould, Mary
     child: Gould, Simeon *
     child: Gould, Reuben
     child: Gould, Lydia
     child: Gould, Nathaniel
     child: Gould, Mary
died: 28 Dec 1765 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA
father: Parkhurst, Ebenezer
mother: ?, Mary
Parkhurst, Sarah [Ancestry G139]
born: 6 Dec 1703 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA
spouse: Gould, Benjamin
     child: Gould, Benjamin
     child: Gould, Ebenezer
     child: Gould, Sarah
     child: Gould, Mary
     child: Gould, Simeon *
     child: Gould, Reuben
     child: Gould, Lydia
     child: Gould, Nathaniel
     child: Gould, Mary
died: 4 Apr 1793 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA
father: Bigelow, Isaac [IGI]
mother: Bond, Mary
Bigelow, Elisha
born: 14 Apr 1731 in Colchester, New London Co, CT [IGI]
married: 3 Aug 1733 in Colchester, New London Co, CT
spouse: Kilborn, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Elisha
     child: Bigelow, Molly
     child: Bigelow, Bond
     child: Bigelow, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Noah *
     child: Bigelow, Joel
     child: Bigelow, Lydia
spouse 2: Chapman, Deborah [Ancestry G139]
     child: Bigelow, Deborah
     child: Bigelow, Hannah
     child: Bigelow, Aaron
     child: Bigelow, Isaac
     child: Bigelow, Robert
spouse 3: Beebe, Thankful [Ancestry G139]
     child: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, Thankful (Fanny)
     child: Bigelow, Lucy Ann
     child: Bigelow, Olynda
     child: Bigelow, Sophia
     child: Bigelow, Cynthia
     child: Bigelow, Betty
     child: Bigelow, Samuel
     child: Bigelow, Virtue
died: 1804 in Cooperstown, NY
father: Gould, Benjamin
mother: Parkhurst, Sarah
Gould, Simeon
born: 17 Aug 1733 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co, MA [IGI]
married: 12 June 1760 in Chelsford, Middlesex Co, MA
spouse: Pike, Elizabeth
     child: Gould, Simeon
     child: Gould, John
     child: Gould, Sarah (Sally) *
     child: Gould, Betsey
     child: Gould, Margaret
     child: Gould, Ambrose
     child: Gould, Polly
served: Revolutionary War [DAR ID# 4840]
died: 15 Jan 1827 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough Co, NH
father: Royce, David
mother:
Royce, Gershom
born: 21 Sep 1733 in Mansfield, Tolland Cnty, Conn.
married: 16 Aug 1759 in Mansfield
spouse: Royce, Alice (of Ashford, Conn., d 13 Jan 1770)
     child: Royce, Elijah Morey *
     child: Royce, Philip (b 21 Feb 1762)
     child: Royce, Elisha (b 28 Mar 1764)
     child: Royce, Justus (b 30 Mar 1766)
     child: Royce, Alice (b 10 Sep 1767)
     child: Royce, Eastman (b 3 Jan 1770)
died:
father:
mother:
Pike, Elizabeth
born: 9 Dec 1734 [IGI]
married: 12 June 1760 in Chelsford, Middlesex Co, MA
spouse: Gould, Simeon
     child: Gould, Simeon
     child: Gould, John
     child: Gould, Sarah (Sally) *
     child: Gould, Betsey
     child: Gould, Margaret
     child: Gould, Ambrose
     child: Gould, Polly
died: 20 Dec 1778
father: Kilburn, Jonathan
mother:
Kilborn, Mary
born: 10 Aug, 1735 in Colchester, New London Co, CT [IGI]
married: 3 Aug 1733 in Colchester, New London Co, CT
spouse: Bigelow, Elisha
     child: Bigelow, Elisha
     child: Bigelow, Molly
     child: Bigelow, Bond
     child: Bigelow, Mary
     child: Bigelow, Noah *
     child: Bigelow, Joel
     child: Bigelow, Lydia
died: 11 Jan 1765 in Colchester, New London Co, CT
father: EMERSON, James (b 9 JAN 1719/20 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA)
mother: FARRAR, Mary
Emerson, Mary
born:26 JUL 1747 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts
married: 8 JAN 1764 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA
spouse: SWAIN, Nathaniel b: 28 DEC 1740 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA
     child: Swain, Lydia
     child: Swain, Sarah
     child: Swain, Mary (b 22 JUL 1766 in Reading, Middlesex, MA)
     child: Swain, Nathaniel (Ii) (b 8 APR 1769 in Reading, MA)
     child: Swain, Lucy (b 6 MAY 1771 in Reading, Middlesex, MA)
     child: Swain, John Farrar (b 28 MAR 1776 in Reading, Middlesex, MA)
     child: Swain, James (b 15 MAR 1785 in Reading, Windsor, VT)
died: in Reading, Windsor Co., VT
father: Bigelow, Elisha [IGI]
mother: Kilborn, Mary [IGI]
Bigelow, Noah
born: 7 Feb 1759 in Colchester, New London Co, CT [IGI]
served: Revolutionary War [DAR ID# 2441]
married: 25 Feb 1788
spouse: Gould, Sally
     child: Bigelow, Sally
     child: Bigelow, Betsey
     child: Bigelow, Hannah Gould *
     child: Bigelow, Noah
     child: Bigelow, Laura
     child: Bigelow, Sophia
died: 20 May 1833 in Reading, VT
father: Royce, Gershom
mother: Royce, Alice
Royce, Elijah Morey
born: 4 Jun 1760 in Mansfield, Tolland Cnty, Conn.
served: private in the War of the Revolution [DAR ID# 4819]
married: 23 Feb 1790
spouse: Brigham, Eunice
     child: Royce, Samuel *
died: 26 Sep 1843 in Woodstock, VT; Obit in Vt Chronicle, Oct. 4 1843
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, Simeon Jr. [FTT p 8]
born: 17 Apr 1761
died: 21 July 1816
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, John [FTT p 8]
born: 23 Apr 1763
died:
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, Sally
born: 3 Oct 1765 in Colchester, New London Co, CT [IGI]
married: 25 Feb 1788
spouse: Bigelow, Noah
     child: Bigelow, Sally
     child: Bigelow, Betsey
     child: Bigelow, Hannah Gould *
     child: Bigelow, Noah
     child: Bigelow, Laura
     child: Bigelow, Sophia
died: 27 Dec 1838
father:
mother:
Watkins, Amas
born: 1765
married: 9 Jan 1790 in Lebanon, NH
spouse: Wright, Lucy
     child: Watkins, Lucy *
died:
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, Betsey [FTT p 8]
born: 15 Jan 1768
died: 5 Feb 1847
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, Margaret [FTT p 8]
born: 18 Jun 1770
died: 4 Jun 1848
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, Ambrose [FTT p 8]
born: 8 Apr 1772
died: 10 Apr 1842
father: Townsend, Thomas
mother: Green, Susanna
Townsend, Aaron (1773 - 1846) [S11, S8]
born: 16 May 1773
married: abt 1795
spouse: Swain, Lydia
     child: Townsend, Almon
     child: Townsend, Louisa
     child: Townsend, James Swain
     child: Townsend, Mary
     child: Townsend, Otis Aaron
     child: Townsend, Caroline A.
married: abt 1810
spouse: Buck, Mrs. Mary
married: abt 1820
spouse: Stone, Mrs. Betsy (b 1787, d 17 Mar 1868)
died: 17 April 1846
father: Gould, Simeon
mother: Pike, Elizabeth
Gould, Polly [FTT p 8]
born: 28 Jul 1774
died: 11 July 1843
father: Bingham, Steven [DAR ID# 4862]
mother:
Brigham, Eunice
born: 15 Feb 1766 in Mansfield, Tolland Cnty, Conn.
married: 23 Feb 1790
spouse: Royce, Elijah Morey
     child: Royce, Samuel *
died: 9 Jun 1841 in Woodstock, VT; obit in Vt Chronicle, June 23, 1841
father:
mother:
Wright, Lucy
born: 30 Sep 1776
married: 9 Jan 1790 in Lebanon, NH
spouse: Watkins, Amas
     child: Watkins, Lucy *
died: 10 Jan 1849 in Reading, VT
father: SWAIN, Nathaniel (b 28 DEC 1740 in Reading, Middlesex Co., MA)
mother: EMERSON, Mary (b 26 JUL 1747 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., MA)
Swain, Lydia (1778 - 1824) [S11, S8]
born: 1778
married: abt 1795
spouse: Townsend, Aaron
     child: Townsend, Almon
     child: Townsend, Louisa
     child: Townsend, James Swain
     child: Townsend, Mary
     child: Townsend, Otis Aaron
     child: Townsend, Caroline A.
died: 27 Jun 1824
buried: Baileys Mills Cemetery, Reading, VT
father: Townsend, Thomas
mother: Green, Susanna
Townsend, William (1780 - 1865) [S4, S9, S10, S11]
born: 20 Sep 1780 in Lynn, MA
moved: with his family to Reading, VT in 1890
married: 8 Jan 1806
spouse: Smith, Susannah
     child: Townsend, Elmer
     child: Townsend, Orson
     child: Townsend, Alfred (twin)
     child: Townsend, Albert (twin)
     child: Townsend, Aurelia
     child: Townsend, Susanna
     child: Townsend, William Smith
     child: Townsend, Edwin (b 14 Jan 1816, d 24 Jul 1816 in Reading, VT)
     child: Townsend, Dennis
     child: Townsend, Adin (b 16 Apr 1819, d 19 Jun 1823 in Reading, VT)
married: 21 May 1820 in Reading, VT
spouse: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
     child: Townsend, Eliza [S11]
     child: Townsend, unnamed (b 24 Dec 1822, d as infant in Reading, VT)
     child: Townsend, Frederick Van Alstyne *
     child: Townsend, Isabelle
     child: Townsend, Frances Torrey
     child: Townsend, Van Buren
     child: Townsend, Velette P.
     child: Townsend, Marquis Dereleus
moved: to Norwich, VT in Dec 1836
"He was a very kind and benevolent man. Was ever so ready to grant a favor to his neighbors that his name was justly called "Accomodation." His many virtues, social qualities and musical talent, as he was a great violinist and fifer, gained him a large circle of friends whom he loved till the close of life." [FTT p25]
died: 10 Dec 1865 in Reading, VT
buried: Baileys Mills Cemetery, Reading, VT
father:
mother:
Smith, Susannah FTT]
born: 13 May 1783
married: 8 Jan 1806
spouse: Townsend, William
     child: Townsend, Elmer
     child: Townsend, Orson
     child: Townsend, Alfred (twin)
     child: Townsend, Albert (twin)
     child: Townsend, Aurelia
     child: Townsend, Susanna
     child: Townsend, William Smith
     child: Townsend, Edwin (b 14 Jan 1816, d 24 Jul 1816 in Reading, VT )
     child: Townsend, Dennis
     child: Townsend, Adin (b 16 Apr 1819, d 19 Jun 1823 in Reading, VT)
died: 9 Apr 1820 in Reading, VT
father: Townsend, Thomas
mother: Green, Susanna
Townsend Jr., Thomas (1783 - 1861) [S11, S10]
born: 21 Dec 1783 in Reading VT
spouse: Beckworth, Phylinda (b 1788, d 2 May 1861 in Reading, VT)
     child: Townsend, Daniel
     child: Townsend, Ann
     child: Townsend, Lewis S.
     child: Townsend, Rufus E.
     child: Townsend, Hiram (b 1807, d 1812) [S13]
     child: Townsend, Ira; died: 20 Feb 1814 in Reading, VT [S11]
     child: Townsend, Ira A.; died: 22 Aug 1823 in Reading, VT [S5, S11, S10]
     child: Townsend, Sumner (b Nov 1817, d 26 Jun 1819) [S5]
died: 2 May 1861 in Reading, VT
buried: Sawyer Cemetery, Reading, VT
father: Bigelow, Noah
mother: Gould, Sally
Bigelow, Sally [FTT p8]
born: 30 May 1789
spouse: Carey, John
died: 4 Nov 1874
father: Royce, Elijah Morey
mother: Bingham, Eunice
Royce, Samuel
born: 29 Jul 1796 in Woodstock, VT
married: 26 Mar 1820 in Reading, VT
spouse: Watkins, Lucy
     child: Royce, Mary (d 2 May 1830)
     child: Royce, Olive W. (b 1821, d 26 Sep 1824)
     child: Royce, Christopher (d 10 May 1827, 2 days))
     child: Royce, Emily L.
     child: Royce, Aurelia Kendall *
died: 25 Apr 1864 in Reading, VT
father: Bigelow, Noah
mother: Gould, Sally
Bigelow, Betsey (Aunt Betsey) [FTT p8]
born: 8 Dec 1791
unmarried:
died: 2 Oct 1863
father: Bigelow, Noah
mother: Gould, Sally
Bigelow, Hannah Gould (1794 - 1884) [S4, S11]
born: 25 Aug 1794 in Reading VT
married: 21 May 1820
spouse: Townsend, William
     stepchild: Townsend, Elmer
     stepchild: Townsend, Orson
     stepchild: Townsend, Alfred (twin)
     stepchild: Townsend, Albert (twin)
     stepchild: Townsend, Aurelia
     stepchild: Townsend, Susanna
     stepchild: Townsend, William Smith
     stepchild: Townsend, Dennis
     stepchild: Townsend, Adin (b 16 Apr 1819, d 19 Jun 1823 in Reading, VT)
     child: Townsend, Eliza [S11]
     child: Townsend, (unnamed daughter) (b 24 Dec 1822, d 25 Dec 1822 in Reading, VT)
     child: Townsend, Frederick Van Alstyne *
     child: Townsend, Isabella
     child: Townsend, Frances Torrey
     child: Townsend, Van Buren
     child: Townsend, Velette P.
     child: Townsend, Marquis Dereleus
"She was one of the best women that ever lived. She was very capable, of amiable disposition, and to know her was to love her. On her marriage she stepped into a large family of small children to take the place of a mother. Her step-children loved her as their own mother, and after leaving home they always wrote to her in reply to her loving letters, some of them told me they never delayed in answering such good letters as she used to write to them.

I never saw her show the least anger in my life. She governed her household with love." [FTT p25]

died: 26 Feb 1884
father: Bigelow, Noah
mother: Gould, Sally
Bigelow, Noah, Jr. [FTT p8]
born: 28 Jan 1797
died: 29 May 1813
father: Townsend, Aaron
mother: Swain, Lydia
Townsend, Almon (1804 - 1855) [S11]
born: abt 1804 in Reading, VT
married: abt 1824
spouse: Butler, Elvira (b 8 Oct 1813) [S5], , d 15 Feb 1880 [S11] in Reading, VT
     child: Townsend, Charles (b abt 1825, d in Rutland, VT)
     child: Townsend, Eugene (b abt 1827, d in Brattleboro, VT) [S4]
     child: Townsend, James
     child: Townsend, Henry
     child: Townsend, George (b abt 1833)
     child: Townsend, John W.
     child: Townsend, Carrie E. (b Apr 1843 in Reading, VT, d 9 Aug 1866 in Bridgewater, VT) [S4, S5, S11]
died: 16 Apr 1855 in Reading, VT
buried: S. Reading Cemetery, Reading, VT
father: Watkins, Amas
mother: Wright, Lucy
Watkins, Lucy
born: 14 Jun 1797 in Reading, VT
married: 26 Mar 1820 in Reading, VT
spouse: Royce, Samuel
     child: Royce, Mary (d 2 May 1830)
     child: Royce, Olive W. (b 1821, d 26 Sep 1824)
     child: Royce, Christopher (d 10 May 1827, 2 days))
     child: Royce, Emily L.
     child: Royce, Aurelia Kendall *
died: 24 Dec 1886 in Reading, VT
father: Townsend, Aaron
mother: Swain, Lydia
Townsend, Louisa (abt 1798 - ?)
born: abt 1798
married: abt 1818
spouse: Parker, Amasa; born:abt 1798
father: Bigelow, Noah
mother: Gould, Sally
Bigelow, Laura [FTT p8]
born: 9 Jan 1799
died: 12 Nov 1799
father: Townsend, Aaron
mother: Swain, Lydia
Townsend, James Swain (abt 1800 - ?)
born: abt 1800
married: abt 1820
spouse: White, Elvira; born:abt 1800
father: Bigelow, Noah
mother: Gould, Sally
Bigelow, Sophia [FTT p8]
born: 25 Apr 1801
spouse: Watkins, Amasa
died: 19 Oct 1853
father: Townsend, Aaron
mother: Swain, Lydia
Townsend, Mary (abt 1802 - ?)
born: abt 1802
married: abt 1820
spouse: Smith, William; born:abt 1802
father: Townsend Jr., Thomas
mother: Beckworth, Phylinda
Townsend, Lewis S. (1824 - 1908) [S48]
born: 12 Sept 1824 in Reading, VT
moved: to Ottawa, IL
married: Austin, Julia of Plattsburg, NY
     child: Mary (abt 1822 - abt 1830)
     child: Hattie (1864 - 1887)
     child: Townsend, Henry F,
moved: in 1886 to a farm in Cedar County, IO
died: 14 Dec 1908 in Cedar County, IO
father: Townsend, Aaron
mother: Swain, Lydia
Townsend, Otis Aaron (abt 1804 - ?)
born: abt 1804
married: abt 1824
spouse: Cady, Lucia; born:abt 1804
father: Townsend Jr., Thomas
mother: Beckworth, Phylinda
Townsend, Rufus E. (abt 1805- bef 1905) [S4]
born: abt 1803 in Reading, VT
married: 23 Jan 1853 in Windsor Co, VT
spouse: Dow, Caroline, A.
     child: Townsend, Abbie
     child: Townsend, Stephen D.
died: bef 1905
father: Townsend, Aaron
mother: Swain, Lydia
Townsend, Caroline A. (abt 1806 - ?)
born: abt 1806
married: abt 1818
spouse: White, William; born:abt 1806
married:
spouse: White, ? (brother of William)
     child: White, ?; fought: Union Army in Civil War
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Elmer (1807 - 1871) [S4, S9]
born: 2 Mar 1807 in Reading, VT
moved: to Boston in 1826
married: 21 Nov 1833 in New Haven, CT
spouse: Beecher, Wealthy Ann; (d 21 Dec 1878)
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth (b abt 1835 in Reading, VT, d 5 May 1837 in Reading, VT)
     child: Townsend, Elizabeth Mary (b 9 Mar 1837 in Reading, VT, d abt 1840)
     child: Townsend, Henry Elmer
     child: Townsend, Benjamin Beecher
     child: Townsend, Helen Cordelia
"He was of an inventive mind, and by the assistance of an inventor that he hired they invented a sewing machine to sew leather with a waxed thread on which he secured a patent in this country, Germany, England, and France, also invented many other machines that are used in the shoe industry. He accumulated a large estate for those days. It was said that he was the best wholesale auctioneer in Boston." [FTT p 14]
Elmer Townsend wrote the first group of letters, between 1827 and 1870, all from Boston, where he was a businessman, and financially the most successful of all the children. Most of his letters offer financial support to his parents, sending sums to his siblings, often in quite large amounts ($50, $100, $800 to help buy the new farm). His letters not only deal with his financial support but also have a heavy content in advice, extolling the need for a good education, working hard, warning his sisters to watch their reputation. He sends home books, even groceries to help out the parents. His letters often report on business matters, the hard times of the 1837 depression (though he also says he is worth $60,000). His December 14, 1864 letter attacking the Canadians for discharging the St. Albans Confederate raiders is the first real reference to current events. The letters have virtually nothing about his personal or family life.[WTFP]

died: 13 Apr 1871 in Boston, MA
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Orson (1808 - 1865) [S4, S9]
born: 6 May 1808 in Reading, VT
married: 3 Dec 1837
spouse: Holt, Harriet Mariah (b 22 Jul 1814, d 20 Nov 1891)
     child: Townsend, Helena (b abt 1838, d abt 1839)
     child: Townsend, Susan Aurelia (b 15 Jan 1843, d 2 Jan 1897)
     child: Townsend, Anna Harriet
     child: Townsend, Albert
     child: Townsend, Nettie Clara Belle
"In 1836, when his father moved to Norwich, Orson bought his father's farm in Reading, Vt., and spent the remainder of his days there." [FTT p 16]

died: 9 Apr 1865 (or 24 Aug 1865, [FTT])
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Alfred (twin) (1810 - 1871) [S4]
born: 13 Jan 1810 in Reading, VT
"When about 18 years of age while learning the tailors' trade at Windsor Vt. he had a severe sickness of pneumonia which caused the collapse of one lung which remained so all his life. He could not stand the cold winters of the north so he went to Mississippi about 1843 or 4 and went into the mercantile business which he followed all his days. In his condition it is a wonder that he lived to the age he did." [FTT p 16]

married: 25 Dec 1845, probably in Mississippi
spouse: Cole, Nancy (b 1 Nov 1829, d 11 Feb 1905)
     child: Townsend, Virginia (Jennie)
     child: Townsend, Albert William
     child: Townsend, Alice Mildred
     child: Townsend, Mildred Josephine (b 18 Sep 1854)
AlfredÕs letters, covering 1827-1874, are most interesting. He worked in Boston thanks to Elmer finding him a job by 1827, but he was plagued with ill health, perhaps tuberculosis. By 1831 he was in Windsor, Vermont, as a tailorÕs apprentice. His January 11, 1833, letter to his parents spoke of AlbertÕs poor behavior and business failure in Bellows Falls. Later, in 1835, when he and Albert were in Georgia, he wrote his sisters telling them not to mention AlbertÕs past problems. Then in 1836 he wrote a long letter home about AlbertÕs wild dissipation and the fact he had given up trying to correct him. He wrote well of the hostility of the Indians in western Georgia, and the Seminole uprising in Florida. By 1837 he was in business in Carthage, Mississippi, and spoke of what a sorry lot the whites were, with their knife fights, etc., and how peaceable the Choctaw were, though liquor-prone. He had mood swings, from feeling business would prosper to discouragement after the depression of 1837-1838, and his being swindled by his partner. Evidently brother Elmer lost money when Alfred failed. His first trip north was in 1844. A May 6, 1845, letter described AlbertÕs death. These twins must have had a rocky relationship! By Christmas of 1845 Alfred had married the seventeen-year-old sister of AlbertÕs widow, though another source had said Albert never married. By 1851 he had moved to Texas, farming on property of his wifeÕs family, owning a slave family, expecting to restore his economic status. By 1853 he had moved to Louisiana, always optimistic for the future but always facing hard times. Often he wrote north of how he would send financial aid, but not yet. A November 21, 1853 letter spoke of the treatment of slaves, that they were mostly content, that he hoped slavery would end but was sure that the Abolitionists were wrong in their approach. His letter of April 8, 1861, explained why he was opposed to Lincoln, wanted Bell and Everett elected, but that he would support the Confederacy in spite of the hard economic times. Evidently there were no exchanges of letters north during the war, for the next letter was in June of 1865, asking his parents if they were still alive. In August of 1865 he said he had just learned of his brother WilliamÕs death, the year before, even though both lived in Louisiana. He spoke of the poverty WilliamÕs family faced, as much of their wealth had been in slaves. By 1868 he had moved to Texas again, to farm, with his son attending Baylor, but the last letter, from his daughter and wife, describe his death. He had a long but not very successful career. In this folder is included a letter from his stepmother about AlbertÕs death. [WTFP]

died: 10 Mar 1871
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Albert (twin) (1810 - 1845) [S4]
born: 13 Jan 1810 in Reading, VT
married: Nov 1843, and gave up drinking
spouse: (Mrs.) Mason, Mary Ann; died: 1873
     child: Townsend, Aurelia
     child: Townsend, Susan
     child: Townsend, Eliza
     child: Townsend, Isabelle
Albert Townsend's letters, covering the years 1827 to 1844, show a very different person. Albert faced many spelling challenges. Words such as ÒverryÓ, ÒiffÓ, ÒslayingÓ (for sleighing), ÒperfecllyÓ fill his letters. Albert evidently was a heavy drinker in his early life. His July 6, 1840, letter describes his drinking troubles and his siblings often make reference to it. Elmer starts as a tailor, in Windsor, Vermont, but evidently gets into heavy debt, and when he leaves the state he owes a large sum in Bellows Falls, and later writes that he wonÕt come north till he has paid off his debts. He moves to Washington, D.C., then Georgia, where he settles in the Ògold region or Cherocee (sic) NationÓ, seeing Indians in their native state, and giving good descriptions of poor, quarrelsome, hard-drinking, hard-fighting gold diggers. By 1840 he is in Carthage, Mississippi. Evidently tailoring was his life-long profession. As Elmer was always advising hard work and more education, Albert advises sister Aurelia not to work too hard, not to be so tough on herself, though at other times he parrots some of ElmerÕs wisdom word for word. Albert never married. [WTFP]

died: 24 April 1845 of brain hemorrhage in Carthage, MS
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Aurelia (1811 - 1891) [S11, S9, S10]
born: 30 Sep 1811 in Reading, VT
occupation: teacher in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont
married: 1 Dec 1836 in Reading, VT
spouse: Herrick, Rev. Horace (b 11 May 1807, d 31 Jan 1891 in Felchville, VT) [S15]
sang: had a good singing voice
died: 5 Jul 1891 in Felchville, VT
buried: in Baileys Mills Cemetery, Reading, VT
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Susanna (Susan) [S4, S11, S10]
born: 20 Mar 1813 in Reading, VT
married: 24 May 1855
spouse: Fay, Ezra (b 20 Dec 1810, d 28 Apr 1872 in Reading, VT)
     child: Fay, Minerva Cordelia (Minnie, b 6 Aug 1857 in Reading VT)
divorced: 1858, and lived at home
For many years she was a successful school teacher. Then she became librarian at the Reading Town Library, and a great worker in the temperance cause and church and Sunday school work. [FTT p 17]

died: 19 Oct 1879 of cancer in Reading, VT
buried: in Baileys Mills Cemetery, Reading, VT
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, William Smith (1814 - 1864)
born: 16 Oct 1814 in Reading, VT
got religion: 1836
married: 12 Apr 1843 in Ohio
spouse: Ried, Charlotte (d 1 Sep 1844 in Darlington, LA
     child: Townsend, Zeona Charlotte (b 2 Feb 1844
married: 7 Nov 1845
spouse: Perkins, Martha L
     child: Townsend, Luero William (b 4 Oct 1846, d 1 Jul 1874)
     child: Townsend, Delando Dennis (b 2 Oct 1848
     child: Townsend, Larona Martha Ann (b 3 Nov 1850, d 22 Jun 1902)
     child: Townsend, Matura Appalona (b 16 Nov 1852
     child: Townsend, Oredas Eli (b 26 Jun 1855
     child: Townsend, Reece Araldus (b 3 Jun 1857, d 4 Aug 1877)
     child: Townsend, Levi Allen (b 12 Nov 1859)
     child: Townsend, Siera Nevada (b 22 Sep 1862, d 10 May 1895)
     child: Townsend, William Smith Jr. (b 26 Feb 1865
"Wm. Smith Townsend Sr. was a noted writing master in his early days, and later taught singing schools through the northern part of eastern La., and was a prominent preacher in the Methodist churches and had wonderful success in winning souls to Christ. In 1855 there were converted under his preaching more than four hundred persons. When in the south in 1904 I enquired of an ex-slave if he ever knew a preacher by the name of Townsend, and he said, "Good Lord yes, I heard him preach a power of times. He was a mighty fine man, mighty fine man, Massa Townsend was." [FTT]
William Townsend's letters cover the years 1832 to 1864. In 1832 he worked as a book keeper for Elmer in Boston, and wrote home about Alfred's bad behavior, with liquor and debt, and wrote of Albert being a drunk. He condemned the anti-slavery speakers of Boston for causing trouble, though he wanted slavery abolished. He seemed to have had a born-again experience, for suddenly his letters, often quite long, were all full of religious topics, such as morality, temperance, and church attendance. He described life in Boston in the 1830s. In 1836 he quit the business world and decided to become a minister, moving to Marietta, Ohio by 1839 to teach and serve as a minister. He taught in Missouri, spoke of going south to teach, but in 1842 he and Dennis were running a school in Burlington, Iowa. When the school failed, he followed Dennis to Louisiana to teach. He owned slaves, and in 1848 wrote a glowing letter about how well slaves were treated by good masters. In an 1861 letter he railed against "Black Republicans," saying the south would never give up, that God supported the south, and wrote quite eloquently justifying the southern cause. There are a few letters from his widow, written between 1864, when he died, and 1874, speaking of the great poverty the family faced. [WTFP]
died: 9 Sep 1864
"Wm. Smith Townsend died of heart disease, very sudden at Harrel Ford, La. several miles from his home." [FTT]
father: Townsend, William
mother: Smith, Susannah
Townsend, Dennis [FTT]
born: 8 May 1817 in Reading, VT
married: 3 May 1849
spouse: Ray, Lizzie (b 3 Nov 1828
     child: Townsend, Juliet Ann (29 Oct 1850 - 27 Jan 1851)
     child: Townsend, Mary Emma (27 Nov 1857 - aft 1905)
     child: Townsend, Dennis (3 Aug 1861 - aft 1905) "His life was mostly spent in teaching in high schools and academies, and served as County Superintendant of Schools for many years, also a noted violinist. He was inventor of the Folding Globe." [FTT]
Dennis wrote letters from 1835 to 1868; some of the letters from the 1850s are copies of originals at the University of Texas. Dennis attended school in Greenfield, Massachusetts, at age 18, and later in Plainfield, N.H., and at his sister AureliaÕs urging he took Latin, to enable him to attend college. He attended Dartmouth, but left for financial reasons. He worked at his brother ElmerÕs store in Boston. He taught school, both in New England and Louisiana, the latter in part for his health, which always seemed questionable. His letters were well written, very clear, though there seemed to be great mood swings, evidently reflecting the state of his health. At one point he was running a school in Louisiana, but by 1850 he was in Illinois, newly married. He was in California by 1853, speaking of the gold strikes, the characteristics of the Chinese, the wonders of high-speed communications. (In 1862 he got a telegraph message from the east, and compared it to the 168 days it had taken him to cross from Chicago to the west coast ten years earlier.) He was running a store in 1853, would become the postmaster of Fiddletown, California, and would teach, as well as do some photography. He voted for Douglas and Johnson in the 1860 election, but was satisfied with Lincoln, and wrote a good letter explaining why he felt the Union cause was just. He advised brothers William and Alfred to keep a low profile in the south during the war, assuming they would be pro-Union as well. He received no news from his southern brothers during the entire war, and indeed received his first post-war letter from Alfred in 1867, when he learned that William was living in absolute poverty. In 1863 he moved to Volcano, California, to teach and become county commissioner of schools. He wrote two letters in 1868 from Felchville, Vermont, giving details of his business ventures in manufacturing the folding globe he had invented, which he hoped to sell to schools and for home use. (In 1869 the University of Vermont awarded him an honorary A.M., presumably for the contributions he made to education through his globe.) Many of the letters in this collection refer to the globe enterprise, brothers hoping it would bring fortune, sisters helping to sell them. [WTFP]

died: 21 Feb 1874 in California
father:
mother:
Meacham, Marcellus [SAW]
born: abt 1818
married: 28 Feb 1844
spouse: Frame, Rebecca (b 12 Oct 1818 in Downington, PA)
     child: Meacham, Katherine
married: 12 Jan 1848
spouse: Frame, Mary Marsh (b 1 Jan 1817 in Downington, PA)
     child: Meacham, Lucretia
     child: Meacham, Edgar J.
     child: Meacham, Dudley A.
     child: Meacham, Carrie
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Eliza (1821 - 1911)
born: 27 Jul 1821 in Reading, VT
unmarried: bald but wore wig, taught school
"The Townsend reunion at the home of Miss Eliza Townsend and niece Minnie C. Fay, at Felchville, Vt., was a very unusual and pleasant gathering. The large family of the late Wm. Townsend have all passed away from the cares of this life except four who are all together at the old home. They had not all been together before for thirty-nine years." The Vermont Standard, 1900
died: 20 May 1911 in Reading, VT
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Frederick Van Alstyne (Alstyne)
born: 9 Apr 1824 in Reading, VT
married: 27 Jan 1851
spouse: Royce, Aurelia Kendall
made heir: of his wife's uncle's estate, 13 Nov 1851
Agreeably with an act of the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, at the October Session A.D. 1851 at which session Frederick Van Alstyne Townsend, of Reading in the County of Windsor and State aforesaid, was constituted heir-at-law of Amasa Watkins and Sophia Watkins his wife of said Reading in the same manner and to the same extent that he would have been had he been born to them in lawful wedlock. Approved November 13, 1851. [S42]

     child: Townsend, Ervin Alstyne
     child: Townsend, Amasa Watkins *
     child: Townsend, Mary Aurelia
"His early life was spent on a farm, until several years after his marriage, when he went to Springfield, Vt., and formed a partnership with his brother-in-law as the firm of Gillman & Townsend for the manufacturing of shoe last machines and any other oval shaped goods. They were very successful in business." [FTT]
Alstyne Townsend's letters are brief, giving much practical advice about where to put money, mortgage matters, etc., covering the years 1840 to 1892. He evidently helped his sisters living at home take care of money matters. He lived in Springfield, Vermont, working in the machine shop business, probably as a laborer, at one point making lathes. He described the economic hardships caused by the Depression of 1873. His leisure time was taken up with gardening. This folder contains five letters written by his wife, Aurelia. [WTFP]
died: 20 Jul 1893 in Springfield, Windsor Co, VT [IGI]
father: Stebbins, Seth (b 25 Oct 1785 in Hartford, CT)
mother: Hutchinson, Jemima (b 15 Apr 1788 in Norwich, VT)
Stebbins, Charlotte
born: 22 April 1825 in Norwich, VT
married: 3 Aug 1852 in Norwich, VT
spouse: Townsend, Francis Torrey
     child: Townsend, George Bigelow
moved: to Iowa in Aug 1855
     child: Townsend, Frank Stebbins (b 23 Apr 1857 in Clay, IA, m 31 March 1832 to Lillian Jones))
     child: Townsend, Harriet Eliza
"In March 1874 my son Frank was very sick with lung fever, and about the time he began to improve his mother was taken with pleurisy in both sides at the same time, and was a great sufferer for several days when she passed away to her heavenly home, Apr. 1 1874. She had been in very poor health for many years. We always lived in perfect harmony and unbounded love for each other. It was a great affliction to myself and to the children to lose their dear mother." [FTT]
died: 1 Apr 1874 in Clay, IA
father: Royce, Samuel
mother: Watkins, Lucy
Royce, Emily L
born: 1828
married: 1849
spouse: Gilman, Farley B. (b 1824, d 1900)
     child: Gilman, Ida L.
died: 1911
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Isabelle (Bell)
born: 26 Feb 1827 in Reading, VT
married: 26 Sep 1850 in VT
spouse: Waterman, Henry (b 3 May 1826, d 29 Jun 1904
     child: Waterman, Charles H. (b 10 June 1853
     child: Waterman, Myron Alfred (b 28 Oct 1855
     child: Waterman, Isabella A. (b 14 Feb 1858
     child: Waterman, William R. (b 6 Apr 1860
     child: Waterman, Carrie B. (b 3 Feb 1862
     child: Waterman, Frank C. (b 30 May 1865
     child: Waterman, Dennis E. (b 7 May 1870
Isabelle (Townsend) Waterman's letters also contain many additions from her husband Henry. This collection was microfilmed (VHS-246). The letters cover the years 1862 to 1895. In 1862 they were living in Polk City, Iowa, where Henry joined Company B, 23rd Regiment of Iowa volunteers, and in 1864 he was serving in a hospital in Keokuk, Iowa. After the war he built houses and went into the building supply business. By 1872 they were in Milford, Nebraska, evidently farming, a crooked partner having ruined the building company. Poverty followed them everywhere, and ill health, and Isabelle is often in low spirits. In 1877 they wrote of the damage done by grasshoppers in Nebraska, where they finally owned their own farm. By 1887 they had left Nebraska to move to Mapleton, Kansas. In 1892 Henry was assisting in producing a populist newspaper, The Lantern. The folder contains a few later letters, from their off-spring. [WTFP]

died: 2 Apr 1895 in Mapleton, KS
father: Dillon, Nathan
mother:
Dillon, Rosanna
born: 12 Jul 1829
married: in Tremont, IL
spouse: Heward, I. C.
married 2nd: 18 May 1875
spouse: Townsend, Francis Torrey
"About six weeks after our marriage, Rosanna was taken hard sick and never seemed any better but was gradually failing. The doctors here gave her up and advised me to take her to Keokuk, Iowa, to Dr. Hughes where we remained for nearly two months, but was failing all the time. Dr Hughes finally gave her case up as incurable." [FTT]
died: 2 Feb 1877 in IL
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Francis Torrey (Torry) [S9]
born: 5 Mar 1829 in Reading, VT
married: 3 Aug 1852 in Norwich, VT
spouse: Stebbins, Charlotte
     child: Townsend, George Bigelow
     child: Townsend, Frank Stebbins (b 23 Apr 1857 in Clay, IA
     child: Townsend, Harriet Eliza (Hattie)
moved: to Iowa in 1854
fought: in Civil War
"Oct 23, 1864, I was drafted into the army. Was a member of Co. K. 13th Iowa Infantry. I went to Burlington to be examined and was accepted, and returned on a few days furlow to shape my business to leave my dear family, not knowing whether I would ever return or not. It was a terrible blow to my wife when we parted, and she never fully recovered from it..

On leaving home I went direct to the polls and voted for President Lincoln for his second term." [FTT]


married 2nd: 18 May 1875
spouse: Dillon (Heward), Rosanna;
married 3rd: 9 Aug 1877 in Woodstock, VT
spouse: (Braman), Melissa A. [S4]
authored: Autobiography of Francis Torrey Townsend and Geneology of the Townsends, 1905
died: 24 Aug 1907
father: Townsend, Almon
mother: Butler, Elvira
Townsend, James A. (1829 - ?) [S4]
born: abt 1829
married:
     child: Townsend, Mary (b abt 1850
     child: Townsend, Myra
     child: Townsend, Charles
     child: Townsend, Waldo; died: bef 1905
lived in: Ottawa, IL a/o 1905
father: Royce, Samuel
mother: Watkins, Lucy
Royce, Aurelia Kendall
born: 5 Apr 1831 in Reading, VT
married: 27 Jan 1851
spouse: Townsend, Frederick Van Alstyne
     child: Townsend, Ervin Alstyne
     child: Townsend, Amasa Watkins *
     child: Townsend, Mary Aurelia
died: 5 Apr 1906
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Van Buren (1831 - 1898) [S4]
born: 4 Jan 1831 in Reading, VT
married: 13 Sep 1858
spouse: Austin, Anna (b 15 May 1841 in Scotland
     child: Townsend, Carloss Delando (b 3 Dec 1873, 2 children)
Van Buren Townsend's letters cover the years 1857 to 1898. The letters start in Worcester, Massachusetts, though from their content it is clear he had been to Iowa and Florida. There is a long letter, undated, from his wife to Vermont describing the Orlando, Florida, area and the joys and hardships of farming there, with a short post-script from Van Buren. In 1872 he was working in a wire mill in Worcester, living with his wife's family, and dealing with uncertain employment. He also tried to sell the globes produced by Dennis, made boats to sell for Lake Quinsigamond, without great success. Poor health was a constant in his letters, displeasure with his mill job, and his desire to move south and escape the diseases of the north. He sold his Iowa land and in 1878 left for Florida, where he opened an orange grove on 40 acres in Maitland, Florida. One year later he and his wife were back in the mill in Worcester, having over-extended themselves in building their Florida house, resulting in the sale of some of their land. Many of the letters were written by his wife, with Van Buren adding a few words. By 1885 he was back in Florida, living in Tampa, extolling his good health and the virtues of the Florida climate. His wife wrote two long letters about spiritualism, meeting dead relatives, etc. [WTFP]

died: with inflammatory rheumatism, 30 Oct 1898 in Tampa, FL
buried: put on a plank and buried in back yard [ATC]
father: Townsend, Almon
mother: Butler, Elvira
Townsend, Henry H (abt 1831 - ?) [S4]
born: abt 1831
married:
     child: Townsend, (daughter 1)
     child: Townsend, (daughter 2)
     child: Townsend, (daughter 3)
lived in: Ottawa, IL a/o 1905
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Valette Pizarro (1832 - 1903) [S4]
born: 18 Apr 1832 in Reading, VT
married: 17 Mar 1857 in Clay, IA
spouse: Stebbins, Emily Cordelia (b 12 Jun 1823, d 8 Apr 1860)
     child: Townsend, Mary Isabell (b 18 Dec 1857)
married 2nd: 24 Oct 1865 in Worcester, MA
spouse: Hallett, Eliza Jane (b 2 May 1835)
Valette Townsend's letters were written between 1855 and 1890, and were mostly short, full of economic and health woes. In 1855 he was building saw mills in Iowa, but then settled down in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he was gardening, and tending boilers in a mill, though that seems to be an on-again, off-again job. Many of the letters in this folder were written by his wife or his daughter, who attended Wellesley College for a time, and they stressed the poor health of Valette and the economic hardships the family faced. In 1881 Valette was named postmaster of Quinsigamond, Worcester, Massachusetts. Included in the folder is a biography of Valette, written by his daughter after his death.

died: 11 Dec 1903 with rheumatism, in Worcester, MA
father: Townsend, William
mother: Bigelow, Hannah Gould
Townsend, Marquis Dereleus (1835 - abt 1923) [S4]
born: 23 Oct 1835 in Reading, VT
married: 15 Sep 1858
spouse: Hicks, Cordelia (b 17 May 1836, d 21 Oct 1870 in Conneaut, OH)
     child: Townsend, Carrie (b 13 Apr 1862, m Mr. Phillips, 2 ch)
fought: Civil War
"Marquis Dereleus Townsend was a farmer until 1862 when he entered the Union Army where he remained until the close of the War of the Rebellion. After that up to about 1900 he was in the mercantile business in Conneant, Ohio."[FTT]
married 2nd: 30 Sep 1874
spouse: Palmer, Mary A. (b 25 Feb 1838, d 1 Aug 1896)
     child: Townsend, Frances Gould (Fannie, b 7 Jan 1878, m Mr Kelley)
     child: Townsend, Mildred (b 17 Feb 1879, d 18 May 1886 of scarlet fever) [S9]
married 3rd: 27 Nov 1900 in Worcester, MA
spouse: (Mrs.) Jenkins, Margaret; (b 13 Aug 1835, d 13 May 1908 in Columbus, OH)
married: bef 1914 in Columbus, OH
spouse: Aldrich, Laura; died: aft 1935 in Coneaut, OH?
Marquis Townsend wrote between 1862 and 1899, mostly from Conneaut, Ohio. In the Civil War he was stationed in Arkansas in 1862, and then moved to Vicksburg for the siege. There are five letters from Vicksburg, the last from the post hospital there, and then four from Ohio while waiting for his discharge. In an 1876 letter he mentioned having met President Grant in Washington. He was active with the G.A.R., as Post Commander of the local unit and Assistant Adjutant General of the state G.A.R. He was a staunch Republican, commenting each four years on the virtues of the Republican candidate. He wrote letters on the trials and tribulations of a traveling salesman, and most of the letters were written on hotel stationary.

There are clippings from the Conneaut, Ohio papers of a proposed Civil War monument to be given the town by Marquis, and its dedication, an obituary for his wife, a notice of Marquis' 82nd birthday, and an extensive obituary for Marquis.[WTFP]


died: abt 1923 in Coneaut, OH
father:
mother:
(Braman), Melissa A
born: 20 Jun 1836 in Bridgewater, VT [S4]
married:
spouse: Bramen, James
married 2nd: 9 Aug 1877 in Woodstock, VT
spouse: Townsend, Francis Torrey
"In Nov. 1881 my wife had a cancer removed from her breast which weighed about one and three-fourths pounds, and as hard as a stone. In March 1882, the gland under her arm was as large as a hickory nut and we had it removed, also five small tumors that had grown on the spot where the large tumor had been taken off." [FTT]
died: 24 Sep 1884 in VT
father: Dow, Luke Whitcher
mother: Guilford, Eliza
Dow, Caroline Augusta [S4]
born: 12 Nov 1837
married: 23 Jan 1853 in Windsor Co, VT
spouse: Townsend, Rufus E.
     child: Townsend, Abbie
     child: Townsend, Stephen D.
died: aft 1905
father: Townsend, Almon
mother: Butler, Elvira
Townsend, John W. (1839 - 1916) [S4]
born: 16 Nov 1839 in Reading, VT
married: on 23 Jul 1842
spouse: Buck, Abbie S. (b 23 Jul 1842 [S11], d 4 Aug 1909 [S16]
     child: Townsend, Frederick
died: 8 Jul 1916
buried: S. Reading Cemetery, Reading, VT
father: Townsend, Elmer
mother: Beecher, Wealthy Ann
Townsend, Henry Elmer (1841 - 1891) [S4]
born: 29 Dec 1841
married: on 11 Apr 1867
spouse: Kaupe, Emilie W. (b 10 Mar 1846 in Crefeld Rheinesh, Prussia, d aft 1905
     child: Townsend, Robert Elmer
     child: Townsend, Frederick (b 15 Aug 1869 in Boston, MA, d 14 May 1898
     child: Townsend, Lilian Henrietta
died: 14 Jul 1891
father: Townsend, Albert
mother: Mason, Mrs. Mary Ann
Townsend, Aurelia (1844 - 1877) [S4]
born: 15 Aug 1844
married: 22 Nov 1866 in Montgomery, LA
spouse: Jackson M.D., R. E. (b 23 Sep 1836
     child: Jackson, Mildred
     child: Jackson, Albert S. (b 2 Oct 1868
     child: Jackson, Elma M. (b 19 Nov 1869
     child: Jackson, Jennie P.; born:28 Nov 1873
died: 3 Oct 1877
father: Townsend, Elmer
mother: Beecher, Wealthy Ann
Townsend, Benjamin Beecher (1847 - aft 1905) [S4]
born: 6 Dec 1847 in Reading, VT
married: in Edinborough or London
father: Townsend, Orson
mother: Holt, Harriet Mariah
Townsend, Anna Harriet (1847 - aft 1905) [S4]
born: 1 Mar 1847 in Reading, VT
married: abt 1850
spouse: Crandall, Joel R.
     child: Crandall, Albert Orson (b 13 Oct 1851, d bef 1905
     child: Crandall, Nettie Clara (b 17 Jul 1854, d 8 Feb 1880
living in : Newton Center, MA a/o 1905
father: Townsend, Alfred
mother: Cole, Nancy
Townsend, Jennie (1848 - aft 1905) [S4]
born: 27 Jun 1848
spouse: Perrin, Captain; died: 24 Aug 1870 in or near New Orleans, LA
Captain was on a buying trip for the store the Perrins ran and never returned. It was presumed by the family that he was killed by thieve(s) for the $150 he was carrying. [S4]

     child: Townsend, Edna Palmer
spouse: Truslow, Captain
living in : New Orleans, LA a/o 1905
father: Townsend, Elmer
mother: Beecher, Wealthy Ann
Townsend, Helen Cordelia (1849 - aft 1905) [S4]
born: 9 Jul 1849 in Reading, VT
married: on 18 Apr 1872
spouse: Breck, Theodore Frelinghyson (b 29 Jul 1844, d 25 Jun 1904
     child: Breck, Helen Townsend (b 19 Mar 1873, d aft 1905
     child: Breck, William Gilman (b 12 Jun 1875, d aft 1905
died: 14 Jul 1891
father: Townsend, Alfred
mother: Cole, Nancy
Townsend, Albert William (1850 - aft 1905) [S4]
born: 20 Sep 1850
married: abt 1875
spouse: Rudolph, Frances
     child: Townsend, Randolph
     child: Townsend, Albert William Jr.
living in : Austin, TX a/o 1905
died: aft 1905
father: Townsend, Alfred
mother: Cole, Nancy
Townsend, Alice Mildred (1852 - aft 1905) [S4]
born: 15 Dec 1852
spouse: Oliphant, W. J.
     child: Oliphant, Alfred
     child: Oliphant, Lawrence
     child: Oliphant, Jennie
     child: Oliphant, William
living in : Austin, TX a/o 1905
died: aft 1905
father: Townsend, Frederick Van Alstyne
mother: Royce, Aurelia
Townsend, Ervin Alstyne [IGI]
born: 25 Dec 1851 in Reading, VT
married: 21 Oct 1875
spouse: Duquet, Minnie E. [IGI]
     child: Townsend, Alvema Willis (1881 - 1902) [IGI]
employed: mechanic
died:28 Jun 1922 in Beloit, , WI
father: Townsend, Francis Torrey
mother: Stebbins, Charlotte
Townsend, George Bigelow [FTT]
born: 31 Oct 1854 in Reading, VT
married: 2 Apr 1878
spouse: Meacham, Carrie, E.
     child: Townsend, Vira Kate (b 13 Mar 1879 in Washington, IO)
     child: Townsend, Carl Randolph (b 5 Apr 1886 in Chicago, IL, d 1968) [DWT]
     child: Townsend, Elmer Lewis (b 13 Aug 1895 in River Forest, IL)
father: Meacham, Marcellus
mother: Frame, Mary Marsh
Meacham, Dudley A. [FTT]
born: 21 Apr 1855 in Clay, IO
married: 20 Oct 1881
spouse: Townsend, Harriet Eliza
     child: Meacham, Bessie Kate (b 7 Mar 1883, teacher in Savannah, GA)
     child: Meacham, Frank (b 8 Mar 1890)
     child: Meacham, Floy Charlotte (b 10 May 1895)
"Dudley A Meacham for many years has been Postmaster here and R. R. Station and Express Agent, and runs a general store and the farm." [FTT]
father: Townsend, Lewis S.
mother: Austin, Julia
Townsend, Henry F. (1856 - 1937) [S48]
born: 12 Sept 1824 in Reading, VT
married: 3 Sep 1890 at South Bethel M.E, parsonage
spouse: Morehouse, Lydia Ann, (b 28 Aug 1866 in IO
     child: Frank A. (1891 - 1966)
     child: Lewis J. (1898 - ?)
     child: George H. (1905 -?)
died: 4 Jun 1937 in Tipton, IO
father: Meacham, Marcellus
mother: Frame, Mary Marsh
Meacham, Carrie E. [FTT]
born: 15 Jul 1858 in Clay, IO
married: 2 Apr 1878
spouse: Townsend, George Bigelow
     child: Townsend, Vira Kate (b 13 Mar 1879 in Washington, IA)
     child: Townsend, Carl Randolph (b 5 Apr 1886 in Chicago, IL, d 1968) [DWT]
     child: Townsend, Elmer Lewis (b 13 Aug 1895 in River Forest, IL)
father: Townsend, Francis Torrey
mother: Stebbins, Charlotte
Townsend, Harriet Eliza (Hattie) [FTT]
born: 9 Oct 1860
married: 20 Oct 1881
spouse: Meacham, Dudley A.
     child: Meacham, Bessie Kate (b 7 Mar 1883, teacher in Savannah, GA)
     child: Meacham, Frank (b 8 Mar 1890)
     child: Meacham, Floy Charlotte (b 10 May 1895)
father: Townsend, Frederick Van Alstyne
mother: Royce, Aurelia
Townsend, Mary Aurelia [IGI]
born: 7 May 1868 in Reading, VT
married: 19 Aug 1889
spouse: Bowen, Bert Denny
worked: in grocery business with her husband
died:1906
father: Townsend, Henry F.
mother: Morehouse, Lydia Ann
Townsend, Frank A. (1856 - 1937) [S48]
born: 27 Jun 1891
married: in Wilton Jct., IO
spouse: Kaufmann, Carrie (d 1966)
     child: Fred H. (b 22 Jun 1916)
     child: Mildred E. (b 10 Jun 1919)
     child: Herbert L. (b 27 Sep 1929)
died: 4 Jun 1937 in Tipton, IO

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