Townsend Society of America
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Oyster Bay, NY 11771
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Books

TSA has available several books on Townsend-related history. Member discounts are available.

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A Memorial of John, Henry, and Richard Townsend, and their Descendants, first published in 1865 and reprinted by the Townsend Society with an index by Harry Macy, Jr.  Better known as The Townsend Memorial this book covers many generations of these three Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York Townsend brothers. Published anonymously, but in fact compiled by James C. and Aurelia Winder Townsend, this early compilation includes genealogy and quotations from early documents, some of which are no longer extant. Includes an extensive index by Harry Macy Jr.

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Joseph T. and Clarice T. Burval, Benedictus Townsend of South Carolina, A Genealogy.

This genealogy is a must have for Southern Townsend researchers, especially those with links to Townsends in Kentucky and South Carolina.  This 442 page book contains over 2800 direct descendants of Benedictus Townsend (1710-1769) in eleven generations who lived in Georgia, Florida, Kentucky and South Carolina. There is a name index of over 4500 names related to this family. Extensive footnotes citing sources of information, appendixes and exhibits of selected documents are included. This work focuses on two of Benedictus Townsend's four known sons and their descendants, John and Light Townsend.

TSA is pleased to refer this book for the Burvals. Please mention us when ordering this book.

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Dorothy Horton McGee, Sally Townsend, Patriot, 1952, reprint 1994. Tells the story of how young Sally Townsend of Oyster Bay helped get the word  to her brother Robert ("Culper Jr." of the Culper Spy Ring) that led to the capture of Major Andre during the Revolutionary War.

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Corey Ford, A Peculiar Service, 1965, reprint 1986. Recounts the history of the secret Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War and how daring patriots gathered information, and using codes, invisible inks and hanging laundry, passed that information to General Washington.

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Rita Cleary, Spies and Tories, 1999. In war-torn New York in 1776, cannon and broadsides echo over Brooklyn as refugees clog the roads to Queens. Fear is rampant as British soldiers round up rebel sympathizers. But in spite of the danger, a young Quaker, Robert Townsend, enters the struggle for American Independence.

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Thomas P. Townsend, My Life and Heritage, 1999. Thomas' autobiography.  Thomas has had an interesting life, including being Supply and Disbursing Officer for 14 months on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II.

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Thomas P. Townsend, Edward Y. Townsend, Unsung Hero of the Johnstown Flood. A narrative of Edward's heroics and generosity during the great flood.

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