Townes I Family
m. Anne Childers
b. 1720 in Amelia, VA
d. S. C.*
her father: possibly Henry Childers
her mother: possibly Lucretia
|Children with Anne Childers|
|Lucretia Townes||b. 1748 in Amelia, VA||d. 30 MAR 1817 SC||1m. William MOSELEY (b: 1756)
2m. James Francis ROBERTSON 20 Mar. 1769 Amelia Co., VA ( b: 1746 in Chesterfield Co., VA)
3m. Tscherner de Graffenreid 14 Dec 1780 in Lunenburg County, VA
|William Townes||b. abt 1740 Culpepper Co., VA*||d.11 APR 1826||m. Obedience Allen (b. 29 APR 1779)|
|Henry Townes||b. 1754||d. Nov 1818 Henderson Co., KY||m. Mary "Polly" Davis 31 Dec 1784 in Mecklenburg Ct. VA
(dau. of Baxter Davis and Amelia Hopkins)#
|John Townes||b. c1760||d. of yellow fever
|Thomas Townes||b. 1752||d. 28 Apr 1844 Polk co., Tenn. (aged 93)
||m. Sarah Wade 14 Aug 1780 Halifax Co., VA
|Joseph Townes||b. 1759||d. 1824 Tenn or N. C.
||m. Isabella (Hopkins)Wade
|Halcott Townes||b. 22 Feb 1765 Appomatox River, Amelia Co., VA
||d. 1803 Pennsylvania Co., VA
||m. Ann Coleman
|Mary "Molly" Townes*
|| b. abt 1761
||d.|| m. William Pride 31 Aug 1764 in Amelia Co, VA
(son of John Pride and Francis)
|Nancy Townes||b. 1742||d.||m. Charles Jones
|Elizabeth Townes||b. 28 APR 1753||d.||m. Blackman Ligon
Lived in Virginia and moved to South
Carolina in the 1790's.
I'm not sure how this record is connected
but it could be the father of William Townes because he has to
be old enough to sign legal papers. The date puts it
too early to be the children listed here.
p. 597. 2 Aug 1736. Jno Towns of Amelia Co sells Wm Pride of Henrico for L50 151 acres in Henrico Co on both sides of Swift Creek, adj Henry Man. Rec 1st Monday jn Feb 1736/7. Written later in the records: 1st Monday in Sep 1738, Ann, wife of John Towns relinq dower rights. [Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. III. p. 417]
1755, January 25 - An indenture is signed between John Townes, a planter of Lunenburg Co., VA and William Marshall of Cumberland Co., VA. and William Townes of Amelia Co., VA.
between John TOWNES, planter, of Lunenburg Co., of one part and
William MARSHALL of Cumberland Co., and William TOWNES of Amelia
County of the other part. John TOWNES, for 5 shillings VA money,
"Bargained, Sold, Aliened, Enfeoffed and Confirmed" to William
MARSHALL and William TOWNES one tract or parcel in Cumberland
Parish, Lunenburg Co., containing 280 acres. Borders, Mathew
HUBBARD's line on lower side of Little Roanoke River, PERREN's
line, McGEE's line. Also another tract containing 450 acres in
same Parish and County on Lickinghole Creek.......(section torn)
my three brothers Joel TOWNS, Daniel TOWNS and Stephen TOWNES
already conveyed to them. Also Negro Slaves: Will, Peter, Joe
and Bess. First tract formerly conveyed to Mathew HUBARDLY
patient date in Williamsburgh 7 October 1752. The second tract
conveyed to John TOWNS by patent in Williamsburg 25 July 1751.
Signed John TOWNS.
Wit: Francis MARSHALL, Ben HARRIS, John HALL, Stephen BEDFORD, and William SAX.
[Recorded 4 February 1755, Lunenburg Co., Deed Book 4, pg. 28.] as copied by Patrick Gudaitis - email@example.com
1764- Aug. 31 - Mary Townes marries William
pride. Witness by John Booker.
[Amelia Co. Mar. Bond. Vol. 16 No. 4. p. 279]
1769 - Lucretia Townes marries for a second
time to James Francis Robertson. Witness by Wm Townes. She
has five children by James - William, John, Richard, Mary
and John. [Amelia Co. Mar.
Bond. Vol. 16 No. 4. p. 281]
James dies and she remarries to Anthony Tscharner DeGraffenreid with whom she has three more children - Lucretia, Catherine, and Nancy. [records of M. Sutherland, Rootsweb.com 2006-10-13]
1775-76 - William Townes, the son of William, is listed as a 2nd Leut. of the Virginia Revolutionary Army by the DAR. Wife is listed as Obediance Allen. [DAR Index. p. 2962]
1775, Mar 18 - William creates a will for
his estate. The will is probated in August 4, 1777 so William
Sr. has to have died between these dates.
In a footnote for the Ligon family of South
[Notes dictated about 1841 to George Franklin Townes by Thomas Townes, from the papers of Henry Keith Townes, posted by Elizabeth T. Blount on Genforum, 9 Apr 07]
1844, May - Thomas Townes died at the
residence of Capt. John Townes in Polk Co., Tenn. on April 28,
1844, aged ninety-three years. A native of Amelia co., VA,
a Revolutionary soldier, a Baptist. He was the last of six
brothers all Revolutionary Soldiers.
[Pendelton Messenger, S. C.]
1844 - The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research Marriage and Death Notices from the Greenville Mountaineer
Vol. V, Spring 1977, No. 2, p.107 Departed this life at the residence of Capt. John Townes, in Polk County, Tennessee, on Sunday, the 28th day of April 1844 at the advanced age of ninety-three years, Thomas Townes, a native of Amelia County, Virginia. The deceased was a soldier of the Revolution, was stationed during the war at Portsmouth, Hampton, Norfolk, and Williamsburg; was in the battles of Guilford Court House, Stono Bridge, and Guinn's Island, and had the pleasure of seeing Lord Cornwallis surrender his sword at Yorktown; he afterwards emigrated to Greenville District, S. C., where he resided until the year 1835, when he moved to Tennessee in company with his son. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years, and continued to live as such until the day of his death, being the last of six brothers who were all soldiers of the Revolution! (Ibid.)
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