Stephen Townsend (1801 - 1851)

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Birthplace: Marlboro, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Round Top, Fayette, Texas, United States
Occupation: Served with Sam Houston at San Jacinto, Texas Military Service,1st Sheriff of Colorado County, Texas Sheriff
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About Stephen Townsend

Stephen Townsend, left Florida with his brother Thomas Townsend and cousin William Stapleton, but Stephen and his wife had to stop in Louisiana for the birth of their child. After the birth Stephen and his family came to Texas and settled near the town of Round Top, in Fayette County. Stephen was one of the soldiers at San Jacinto with Sam Houston where they won the Independence of a new Nation. After the war he moved this family to Colorado County and Stephen was elected the first Sheriff. Later he joined the Texas Rangers and moved up in the ranks to Captain.

Stephen helped settle a town known as Seclusion, Texas.


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Capt. Stephen Townsend's Timeline

January 17, 1801
Marlboro, South Carolina, United States
Age 43
August 27, 1847
Age 46
Texas, United States
October 1, 1851
Age 50
Round Top, Fayette, Texas, United States