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John Townsend and other Townsends of Georgia
Posted: 10/11/2017 - 5:27 pm
Hello, I am looking for the parentage of my ancestor John Townsend (c1775-1827) who lived in Jones County, Georgia.  He married Sarah Haggerty (c1787-1872) and they had eight children: Dennis (1811-1872) - unmarried; Eliza (1812-1871) m. Samuel W. Courson (1810-1851) and had 5 children: Cynderilla b. 1834, John b. 1836, Mary b. 1837, Jackson C. b. 1841, Dennis B. 1843; Thomas Jefferson (1812-1863) m. Mary Ann Bryant (1826-1863 and had sons Thomas L. (1853-1877), James (1856-1940), Thomas E b. 1859; Matilda Townsend (1815-1892) m. John H. Brooks and had son Andrew Jackson Brooks (1840-1916); Henry T. (b. 1817) m. Catherine Lamman; Nancy S. m. Wilsen William Carstarphen (1820-1859) and had 7 children; and my ancestor Mary Ann Townsend (1828-1892) who married Jasper Franklin Greer (1828-1906). They had 5 children (Dora, Charles Colton, Katie, Luther, John) and I am descended from their daughter Katherine Townsend Greer (1857-1939) who married Charles Edwin Garner. Katie was known as the "youngest of eight" but I have only identified six of her siblings, one is unknown.  Any help members of the society could give would be very appreciated, especially on the parentage or siblings of John Townsend.  Both John Townsend and his wife Sarah Haggerty have unknown parentage to me. Thank you for the opportunity to post my query.  Best regards, Alvina Hart

John Townsend and other Townsends of Georgia
Posted: 11/06/2017 - 4:07 pm
I would look at the Repentance Townsend line as two sons md Haggertys, including one who lived in Georgia.  This genealogy is a good outline for the family.