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Re: New Jersey Towles
Posted by: Keith Ayres (ID *****5889) Date: October 16, 2002 at 13:14:23
In Reply to: Re: New Jersey Towles by allene rentel of 442

Allene,

Glad to hear we have a match. I have only just started dealing with the Towles myself. I took over the work my father did and only just found some papers he had on the Towles.

I have a copy of an old handwritten record that lists:

"Record of George William Towles and family

George William Towles, Sr, was born Sept 12, 1830. Son of William and Eunice Raner Towles.
Ann Towles was born August 26, 1833. Daughter of John and Hannah Laseby.
Sarah Ann Towles was born March 24, 1854. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.
Eunice M. Towles was born Dec 22, 1855. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.
Catharine M. Towles was born Jan 10, 1857. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.
George William Towles was born Nov 14, 1859. Son of George and Ann Towles.
John Laseby Towles was born Aug 8, 1861. Son of George and Ann Towles.
Willfreda W. Towles was born Aug 3, 1862. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.
Estella J. Towles was born Aug 3, 1862. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.
Jennie A. Towles was born December 23, 1864. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.
Mary Grace Towles was born Nov 23, 1866. Daughter of George and Ann Towles.

Deaths
John Laseby Towles, son of George and Ann Towles died September 10, 1861. Aged 1 month and 7 days.
Ann Laseby Towles, the Mother, died July 16, 1893. Aged 59 years, 11 months (unreadible due to the bottom of the page)
George William Towles, Sr. died September 27, 1910, Aged 80 years.

George and Ann Towles left England Oct 9, 1854 and landed in America December 11, 1854, from Waddingham, near Kirton Linsey, Lincoln Shire, England.

George W. Towles, Sr. went to England 6th of September 1874 and came back the 20th day of October 1874.

George and Ann Towles and family moved to Rock Ville farm, Pluckamin, New Jersey, April 1877.

Mistake rectified. William Raner was George William Towles, Sr. stepfather. his own Fathers name being (nothing further here)"

That's all it says. I added the stuff in parens. I can send you a copy if you want. Just send me your address. Unfortunately, I don't know who wrote it or when. Judging by the handwriting, it's at least early 1900's.

From what my father compiled, probably from his mother and aunts:

Sarah Ann Towles m. Henry Mundy Ayres
Children
Georgeanna m. Alexander J. Crane
Harold m. Edith
Theodore m. Hazel/Mary
Albert m. Mim
William m. Elsa
Bertha
Clara May m. Elmer Jacobus
Elmer m. Peg McBride
Grace m. Harry Goss
William Harvey m. Margaret Maguire (1st), Alma Rath (2nd)
Margaret Gurney (1st)
William Harvey Jr. (2nd) m. Suzanne Campbell
John Campbell
William Harvey III m. Jennifer Halliday
Hannah Elizabeth
Millie Suzanne
Robert Bruce m. Teresa Orrohood (1st) Patricia Beljan (2nd)
Savanna Marie (2nd)
Gregory Palmer (2nd)
Keith Douglas (Me) m. Kimberly Buso
Ian Robert
Caroline Elizabeth

Eunice M Towles m. William Harvey Mott
Children
Allena Bassett
George
A daughter

Catherine M. Towles m. Augustus Van Horn (1st) Henry Lindsley (2nd)
Children
Elizabeth (1st)
Lewis (1st)
John (1st)
One child (2nd)

George William Towles m. Laura Powelson
Children
William Raynor m. Mary
Laura
Ralph
Mildred
Lois
Harvey Mott
Eunice Louise

John Laseby Towles died at one month

Willfreda W. Towles m. Lewis B. Harrison
Children
Sarah Ann
Luella M.
Fred Roger
George Towles
Anna May
John Todd
Estella
Franklin Wainwright

Estella J. Towles m Judson Mundy
Children
Charles A.
Willfreda

Jennie A. Towles m. Jacob Mattox
Children
Alvah V.
Elinor Frances
Ethel

Mary Grace Towles m. Allie Burd
Children
Mary Grace
Andrew Kenneth

That's everything I have. Unfortunately, I can't vouch for the authenticity of most of it, except for my immediate family. I'd be happy to hear what you have.

Thanks,

Keith


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