I have recently discovered quite a few Townsend families living in Overton Co., TN. My ancestor is Sarah Jane Townsend and she marrierd Col. Stephen Calcvin Copeland. They had many children, lived, died and are buried in Overton C., TN. I am searching for the parents/siblings of Sarah Jane Townsend.
I recently discovered that a Joseph Townsend b. 28 Mar 1761 Frederick Co., VA; d. 18 Dec 1845 Crrolll Co., TN lived in Overton Co., TN. He married Betty Garrett and had 8 known children some born in Overton Co., TN two of which died in the Battle of New Oreleans in 1815.
One son was John Townsend b. 06 May 1789 Frederick Co., TN who married Lucinda Kisiah Brown on 15 Feb 1819 Overton Co., TN. I found Land Deeds for property in Overton Co., TN on the Roaring River for Joseph Townsend and John Townsend for acreage adjoining the Stephen Copeland property on Roaring River. I am tryiing to prove that this Joseph Townsend b. 28 Mar 1861 VA could be a brother to my Sarah Jane Townsend b. 10 Nov 1756 VA; d. 11 Aug 1766 Overton Co., TN.
Does anyone have any information or this Joseph Townsend in Overton Col., TN?? Who were his parents?? I strongly suspect a connection to the Stephen Copeland family. Thank you