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Thomas Townsend

Birthplace: Bucks, PA, USA
Death: Died in Knox, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

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

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.


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Thomas Townsend's Timeline

Bucks, PA, USA
August 14, 1809
Age 29
Knox, OH, USA
September 13, 1811
Age 31
Knox, OH, USA
August 10, 1824
Age 44
Knox, OH, USA
March 18, 1859
Age 79
Knox, OH, USA