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Robert Townsend, MA & ME

This group is based in Massachusetts and Maine.  Early genealogists thought they were related to Thomas of Lynn but Y-DNA results make it quite clear that this is a separate group from the Lynn  family and Townsends in Nova Scotia.

#131674 (Larry, deceased), #27436 (Bill) and #98394 (Hugh) all descend from Daniel Townsend of Sidney, Maine, born about 1725 to 1730 (Larry and Bill descend from son, Dodivah, and Hugh from son Daniel.) 

#101746 (Warren) descends from Robert Townsend, who was married in Hingham, MA, in 1720, and his son Benjamin.  Robert lived in Hingham and, later, Abington, MA.  Benjamin moved to Maine in the late 1700's.

Based on the research by Hugh Townsend and published in the Townsend Genealogical Journal in 2007, " is highly likely that my ancestor Daniel and Benjamin were brothers and that therefore the common earliest ancestor of the four persons above was Robert Townsend."

#79590 (Steven Tounsand - surname spelling resulted from census taker error - ancestors were from Georgia and Oklahoma.).
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