About The Society
The Townsend Society of America was founded in 1962 to collect and preserve genealogical or historical material pertaining to brothers John, Henry, and Richard Townsend, three seventeenth-century settlers of Long Island, New York, and their descendants.
It has since expanded its scope to include all settlers named "Townsend", their descendants, and all Townsend-related history across the country and beyond.
Since arriving on these shores in the early 17th century, the Townsends have been involved in every aspect of American history -- share the great events of our past through one group of people that participated in it.
Members of the Society share interests in Genealogy, Family History, Local History - across the country, and National and World History. Members live in all parts of the United States, in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Member Benefits Include:
Membership in the Townsend Society of America is open to all who are interested in:
The history or genealogy of early settlers in America by the name Townsend, and their descendants.
American and Local History in which Townsends have played a part.
The many other American families historically and genealogically related to the Townsends.
Membership is only $15 a year!
Family Membership $25
Life membership is $150.
The Townsend Society of America is a not-for-profit educational organization, incorporated under the laws of the State of New York, chartered by the New York Board of Regents, and classified an IRS 501-C-3 charitable organization by the IRS as of April 1999.
Board of Trustees of the Townsend Society
Lewis A. Townsend, President, Membership, VA, President@TownsendSociety.org
Liane T. Fenimore, First Vice President and Journal Edit
or-in-Chief, Editor@TownsendSociety.org, OH
Richard G. Townsend, Second Vice President, NY
Harry Macy, Jr. Secretary, Publications, NY
William Townsend Perks, Treasurer, NY
David B. Townsend, Investments, NY
Alan R Townsend, PA
James W. Townsend, Investments, IA
Kimberly Townsend Spangrude, UT
Connie Drysdale, CT
Ronald F. Townsend, NY
Susan Van Vonno, FL
George P. Townsend, Honorary Trustee/Past President, CT