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Thomas Townsend

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Middlebury Township, Knox County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Townsend and Elizabeth Townsend
Husband of Elizabeth Townsend and Ruth Townsend
Father of William Townsend; James Townsend; Asa Townsend and Rachel Wright Vore

Occupation: shoe maker
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas Townsend

Thomas Townsend located on the A. M. Townsend property, one and one-half miles north of Fredericktown in 1808. He was one of the Friends from Maryland, and true to his Quaker principles, kept a station on "the underground railroad." It is related of him that he would harbor as many as twenty fugitive slaves at a time, and when they were sufficiently recruited, set their faces toward the north star, and send them on their way rejoicing. Mr. Townsend died March 18, 1859, aged seventy-eight. He has no representative now in the township.

from: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=knoxcooh&id=I10809


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Thomas Townsend's Timeline

1781
April 5, 1781
Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
1809
August 14, 1809
Age 28
Knox, OH, USA
1811
September 13, 1811
Age 30
Knox, OH, USA
1824
August 10, 1824
Age 43
Knox, OH, USA
1826
September 16, 1826
Age 45
Knox County, Ohio, United States
1859
March 18, 1859
Age 77
Middlebury Township, Knox County, Ohio, United States