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Re: John Townsend/Tounzen Descendants
Posted by: Betty Moran Date: February 01, 2001 at 14:55:44
In Reply to: John Townsend/Tounzen Descendants by Carrie of 49

Hi Carrie, could you please help me out? Can you tell me where you got the info that John Townzen of Stewart co TN is the father of Thomas, Joseph, John Jr, and James? I know all four of these men were in Henry Co TN, just next to Stewart co, and John Jr left Henry co and moved to Stewart co in 1836, and lived near John SR. But Iíve never been able to find any kind of document, or verification that would prove what the names of John Srís sons were. Would you mind telling me what verification you have to prove that these four men are his sons? What really puzzles me about it though, is that from census records I have, it appears to be fairly certain that John Sr only had three sons - not four.

1800 census:
John Sr was age 26/45
2 sons under 10

1810 census:
John Sr was age 26/45
1 son under 10
2 sons 10/16
(so as of 1810 he had a total 3 sons)

1820 census:
John Sr was age 45 or more
1 son 10/16 (was under 10 in 1810)
1 son 16/26 (he was 10/16 in 1810
(there was another son 10/16 in 1810, who
has apparently either died, or has left Johnís household by 1820, but no more sons have been born.

In 1800 he had two sons, by 1810 he had three sons. But you have the names of FOUR men, all born BEFORE 1810 as his sons. So could you please let me know what sort of record, or document, you have to show that these four men, Joseph, Thomas, John JR and
James are all sons of John Townzen SR? Iíd really appreciate it.

One more thing Iíd like to ask about. You show that Thomas had a son named Allen Bailey Townsend, born in 1816, in NC. But the census records do not Thomas with a son born at that time:

1820 census:
Thomas was age 26/45
one male 16/26 (b: 1794/1804)

1830 census:
Thomas was 30/40
one male under 5 (b: 1825/1830)
and one other male in his household who was also 30/40, the same age as Thomas.

Allen Bailey Townzen, b: 1816, would have been four years old in 1820, but there is no male child under 10 in Thomasís household in the 1820 census. He would have been 14 in 1830, but again is not shown in Thomasís household. So how could he be a son of
Thomas, when neither the 1820 or the 1830 census show a son his age in Thomasís household?

Iíd really appreciate it if you could clear up these points for me.

Thanks,
Betty


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