Descendants of Henry Townsend

 

Generation 1

 

1.      HENRY1 TOWNSEND was born about 1727 in Raynham, Norfolk, England. He died in 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He married MARTHA ANN CORELY.   Henry is my 5th Great Grandfather.

 

Notes for Henry Townsend:

 

The name Townsend is very old, and we append a brief account of its early history, as given by Malcolm Townsend, Esq., of Brooklyn, N.Y., foreign freight agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The name has been spelled in at least fifty-seven different ways, each spelling found in print. The original Townsend in England came from Normandy with William the Conqueror in 1066, and took part in the battle of Hastings. For his services to William the Norman, he received a grant of land in Norfolk and named it Raynham. "Rayn" means river, and "ham" (hame) means home, and thus Raynham means river home. This grant of land from William the Conqueror still remains in the possession of the Townsends. Very few of the English nobility are now seated on the original grant of land made to them, but the Townsends have retained their possessions for over 800 years, and through all the revolutions and wars in which England was engaged during that period. The name then was Norman; and while meaning the same as Townsend, it was spelled de Hauteville- "de" means "at," "Haute," "head" or "end;" and "ville," town; de Hauterville in Norman, means at Town's end in English. Seventeen of the fifty-seven spellings begin with the preposition "at," as "atte Town-end." In French the name is spelled de Bouteville; "de" means "at," "Boute" means "end" and "ville," "of the town" [ at the town's end]. In Latin, the name becomes Ad Exitum Villae "Ad" meant "at;" "Exitum," "end;" "Villae," "town," These different names and spellings become very important should any future Townsend choose to continue archaeological researches in this direction. Townsend is the proper modern spelling both in England and in this country. That the name is uniformly spelled Townsend is a matter of congratulation and prevents many inconveniences. For the spelling Townsend, there is high authority. Edmund Burke, the great English statesman, says "It seems not improbable that Townsend is the more correct, 'hend' being derived from 'henden' [Saxon] or Latin 'hendere' to take or hold."

 

Henry Townsend and Martha Ann Corely had the following children:

 

i.        HENRY2 TOWNSEND was born in 1750.

 

ii.       EDWARD TOWNSEND was born about 1752.

 

3.               iii. WILLIAM TOWNSEND SR was born on 05 Apr 1760 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 28 Mar 1838 in Morgan Co, IN. He married (1) ELIZABETH MCGRAW, daughter of James McGraw and Rachel Corzine on 27 Jan 1781 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She was born in 1760 in North Carolina. She died about 1812 in Washington Co, IN. He married (2) SUSAN HILL in 1809 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married ELIZ (?) VOILES.

 

iv.      JOHN TOWNSEND was born on 06 Nov 1762. He died on 25 Aug 1853 in Wayne Co, IN. He married Elvirah Cain on 26 Jun 1783.

 

Generation 2

 

2.      WILLIAM2 TOWNSEND SR (Henry1) was born on 05 Apr 1760 in Anson Co, NC. He died on 28 Mar 1838 in Morgan Co, IN. He married (1) ELIZABETH MCGRAW, daughter of James McGraw and Rachel Corzine on 27 Jan 1781 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She was born in 1760 in North Carolina. She died about 1812 in Washington Co, IN. He married (2) SUSAN HILL in 1809 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married ELIZ (?) VOILES.

 

Notes for William Townsend Sr: Born: April 5, 1760 NC.

 

Service: Private in the North Carolina Troops Enlistsed for 9 months MECKLENBURG Co., NC

Served under Gen ASHE, Col ARCHIBALD, Capt James JACK, GOODMAN, CRAIG, COWAN< Thomas HARRIS, Gen GABES, Capts. Wm HUGHSTON and REESE.

 

Proof: Pension S17152.

 

Died: March 28, 1838 Morgan Co., IN Burial Site:

 

Service: Private in the North Carolina Troops.

Enlisted first in Rutherford Co., NC and then later in 1781 in S Carolina.

Served under Col Wm GRIMES, Lt George TAYLOR, Col MIDDLETON and Capt Philip WATERS Proof: Pension W6313.

 

Married: Susan _____________

 

[cover] Indiana William Townsend of Morgan Co in the State of Indiana who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Jackson of the Regimental Commander by Col Archibald in the ?? Line for ? Mos Inscribed on the Roll of Indiana at the rate of $57 dollars Cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March 1834. Certificate of Pension issued the 26th day of August 1833 and ??? Arrears to the 4th of March 100.00?? Allowance ending 20 Sept 25.00 Revolutionary ClaimAct June 7, 1832 Recorded by Dan Boyd clerk,Book E Vol 70 Page 131 [printed form with hand written answers] BRIEF in the case of William TownsendCounty of Morgan, in the State of Indiana(Act of 7th June, 1832) 1. Was the declaration before a Court or Judge? Judge 2. If before a Judge, does it appear that the applicant is disabled by bodily injury? No 3. How old is he? 72 years 4. State his service, as directed in the form annexed. Period Duration of ServiceRank Names of General and Field Officers under whom he served Enlisted in 17759 monthsPr Gen. Ash, Col. Archibald, Capt. Goodman, Capt Craig, Capt Cowan, Capt Th. Harrris1777 for Joseph Howell3 monthsPr Gen. Gates, Capt Wm Hughston, Capt. ReeseCalled out in 1778 and 17793 or more monthsPr Capt Jos Thoic(?) 5. In what battles was he engaged? Brier Creek, Camden, & Stone 6. Where did he reside when he entered the service? Macklinbourgh County, NC 7. Is his statement supported by living witnesses, documentary proof,

by traditionary evidence, by incidental evidence, or by the rolls? Traditionary

 

8.

Are the papers defective as to form or authentication? And if so, in what respect?

Correct

Certify

the foregoing statement and the answers agree with the evidence in the case above mentioned.

 

 

W.R. Turner, Examining Clerk State of Indiana

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)Morgan County

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On this 13th day of November, 1832 personally appeared before me the Honorable John Matthews, Probate Judge of said county of Morgan, William Townsend, a resident of said county aged Seventy-two years who being duly sworn according to Law doth on this oath make the following declaration in order to obtain a pension the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress before June the Seventh 1832. That he enlisted in the Army of the United States in the year 1775 on or about the middle of May in said year for the term of nine months and ___ served in the fourth Regiment of the New ____ as they were then called under the following named officers to wit Colonel Archabald Lyttle who commanded Said Regiment the Lieutenants and Majors names not recollected, the captains name under who he served was James Jack. Lieutenant ____

 

Lewis, Ensign ____ Clark that he served under Said enlistment until some in the Month of August 1776. Nothwithstanding he enlisted in the Army in May in the year 1775 Yet he was not called on to March until about the first day of July in the Same year and that he was furlowed on the 24th day of August in the same year until the the first day of March 1776. But notwithstanding on or about the Sixth day of November 1775 he was called upon to Rendezvous at Charlotte it being the county seat of Mackinburgh County State of North Carolina from there the company to which he belonged marched to the ten miles house within ten miles of Charlestown in the State of South Carolina and there remained for a short time until the _____ companies Marched to said places and formed the Regiment and from thence the said Regiments marched to Puritsburgh (?)on the Savana River and from thence up the said river to Augusta from thence the army crossed the said River about sixy miles to the Mouth of Brier Creek at which place we had an Engagement with the British Army and Battle were Defeated by Said Army at Said Engagement and Battle. We were commanded by General Ash I believe as well as I recollect and from Said Battle Ground we were driven back acrosse Said Savana River. And the deponent Marched down to a place called the Black Swamp at which place was one or more regiments and when we got there we lay there for a short time and from thence we crossed the river and Marched into Augusta State of Georgia and from thence the army was Marched across over into the State of South Carolina and continued to March on toward Charlestown and when we got within about twenty miles of Charlestown to a place called Stono (?) We learned that the British had surrounded Charlestown and there we had a battle with the British which lasted about two hours or something like that time and from that place the company to which I belonged marched to a place called Blueford at which place I think as well as I can recollect we Stayed about eight or nine days from thence we marched backwards to a place called Bacons (Casons?) Bridge and from thence we continued on in the direction from where we Marched at first and when we got on some considerable distance we were ordered to encamp for the night and we deposited our guns in an old house and on the next day I received a printed discharge. The Blank of said discharge was filled up with writing signed by Captain Goodman during the foregoing campaign      there were a number of new captains the names of which I believe was as follows

to-wit James Craig  David Cowan  Thomas Harris and _____ Dunahoo. I got my discharge on or

about the tenth day of August 1776 and further this declarer says that sometime in the summer of 1777 one Joseph Howel was Drafted for the term of Three months and that he hired to the said Howel as a substitute for and during the said term of three months and served in the Army of the United States for and in the place and _____ of the said Howel for and during the said term of three months that he Marched from Meklinburgh county on towards Camden under the command of Captain William Hughston Liutenant John White and ensign William Frazier and was there that by the British and was totally defeated by the Said enemy and lost all the Baggage belonging to our Army at which place and battle we were commanded by General Gates there was present also Generals Rutherford and Green when we discoved that we were defeated every man made his escape from the enemy in the best manner possible and the balance of the said three months we spent on the road homeward and in guarding the Settlements and in the latter part of said term I was commanded by Captain James Reese and received a written discharge from the Said Captain Reese at the expiration of Said term of three months And further this declarer says in the year 1778 or 1779 he was called out during the Spring Summer and Autumn Months of that year to prevent the toryes from doing Mischief to the Whigs and also to intimidate them that they should not encourage or aid the British in their state of warfare against the Americans it was in the county of Mecklinburgh and State of North Carolina he says he was called out for one day and sometimes for five or six days and sometimes for ten or twelve days when added together makes the number of three months as he easily believes or more The declarer says they were called Minute Men they were required to be ready at a Minute’s warning the Captains name he belived was calld Joseph Shin (?) The Lieutenants name was Robert Rupel one of the Last mentioned times he says he marched into the State of South Carolina to or near the Catahaw (?) River where the Catahaw Indians were it was said had a grant of land from the _______ He says he served in the Revolutionary War about 19 or 20 months in all And the said declarer in answer to the questions proposed by the court as required by Instructions from the War Department says that to the best of his knowledge and belief he was born on the 5th day of April in 1760 that he has a record of his age in a bible which his father gave to him. Which be believed was his fathers family record that he lived in Macklinburgh County in the State of North Carolina at the time he entered into the Army of the United States and between the times of the Service terms of Ser vice aforesaid and continued to live there until the year 1810 at which time he removed into the State of Indiana and remained there until the year 1820 at which time he removed into what was called the New Purchase in the Vicinity of White River in that part of which now is in the County of Morgan and State of Indiana where he now lives or near to that Place. As to the First Second Third Fourth and fifth Interrogatories are contained in his declaration above so far as this declarer can recollect as to the Sixth inquiry he says he had two discharges but has lost them both long time since as he did not ever expect to receive any benefit from them as to the Seventh inquiry I am known by George A. Phelps John ______ Thomas Easley John Gray James Craig Benjamin Huffman who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his serving as a soldier of the Revolutionary War That he knows no persons whose testimony he can procure who can testify to his service and that he has no documentary evidence thereof He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except he present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state or territory. Sworn to and subscribed this _____ day of year aforesaid William X Townsend His mark We Hiram T Craig Clergyman residing in the Town of Martinsville Indiana and Wm H. Craig residing in the same place do hereby certify that we are well acquainted with William Townsend who has subscribed and sworn to the above declaration that we believe him to be Seventy two years of age that he is reported and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the revolutionary war and that we concur in that opinionSworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaidHiram T. CraigW H Craig

 

William Townsend Sr and Elizabeth McGraw had the following children:

 

3.               i. RACHEL3 TOWNSEND was born in 1782 in North Carolina. She died between 24 Apr 1865-1870 in Douglas, Clark Co, IL. She married William W Seals, son of Francis Seals and Sion Signe Sintha Olsen on 02 Jul 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born in 1782 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 24 Jan 1857 in Edgar, Edgar Co, IL.

 

ii.       JAMES TOWNSEND was born in 1785. He married Fannie Chamberlain on 15 Mar 1805 in Cabarrus Co, NC.

 

iii.      ALFRED TOWNSEND was born in 1788.

 

iv.      JACOB TOWNSEND was born about 1790.

 

4.               v.    SILAS TOWNSEND SR was born about 1792 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married (1) HANNAH VOYLES, daughter of William Voyles and Hanna Rhodecia Bundy on 01 Apr 1813 in Harrison Co, IN. She was born on 14 Feb 1795 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died in 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He married (2) SUSAN THACKER about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

5.               vi. RUTH HANNAH TOWNSEND was born about 1796 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died in 1866 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Moses Voyles, son of William Voyles and Hanna Rhodecia Bundy on 26 May 1812 in Washington Co, IN. He was born on 22 Jun 1790 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 11 Jan 1840 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

6.               vii. WILLIAM TOWNSEND JR was born on 27 Feb 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He died on 02 Nov 1857 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Mary Hadley, daughter of Stephen Hadley and Rachel Voyles on 01 Apr 1813 in Washington Co, IN. She was born on 22 Feb 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died on 23 Oct 1863 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

viii.    AARON TOWNSEND was born in Sep 1798 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married Martha Neely on 27 Feb 1997 in Cabarrus Co, NC.

 

Generation 3

 

3.      RACHEL3 TOWNSEND (William2 Sr, Henry1) was born in 1782 in North Carolina. She died between 24 Apr 1865-1870 in Douglas, Clark Co, IL. She married William W Seals, son of Francis Seals and Sion Signe Sintha Olsen on 02 Jul 1803 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He was born in 1782 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 24 Jan 1857 in Edgar, Edgar Co, IL.

 

Notes for William W Seals:

 

24 May 1839, William SEALS (of Edgar Co., IL) purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale Edgar Co., IL, located in Aliquot NESE, of Section 15, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, 40.00 acres, for $50.00. Recorded in Vol. 291, page 234.

 

19 Jun 1854, From the 1854 Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased: "This 19 day of June 1854 Rachel SEALS widow Relinquishes her Right to administrat

 

[sic] on the estate of her said husband William SEALS and suggest the Name of Charles HOLLINSWORTH [sic] as her Choice for administrator of said. [Signed] Rachel, HOLLINSWORTH [sic]." "Rachel, HOLLINSWORTH" is how it is signed. (Note: In Edgar Co., IL on 04 Jul 1861 Joseph C. HOLLINGSWORTH [with "ings"] married Sarah F. TAYLOR of unknown TAYLOR relationship.)

 

27 Sep 1854, From the Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased: Robert DOWNS, George STEPHENS and Jacob DOWNS are authorized by the Court at Paris, Illinois to appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of William W. SEALS late of the County of Edgar and State of Illinois, deceased.

 

25 Nov 1854, From the Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased: Robert DOWNS, George STEPHENS and Jacob DOWNS are certified by the Edgar County Court of the State of Illinois as appraisers of the estate of William W. SEALS, deceased.

 

25 Nov 1854, The Edgar Co., Illinois probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased, on the paper titled, "Widow's Specific Property," Robert DOWNS and George STEPHENS, appraisers of the estate of William W. SEALS, deceased, certify that Rachel SEALS, widow of said deceased, is entitled to the following articles and amount of personal property as her sole and exclusive property forever: beds, bedsteads and bedding for herself and family, household and kitchen furniture, one spinning wheel, one loom and its appendages, one pair of cords, one stove and pipe, wearing apparel for herself and family, one milch cow and calf for every four persons in the family, one horse, one woman's saddle and bridle, provisions for herself and family one year, two sheep for each member of the family and the fleeces taken from same, food for the above stock for six months, fuel for herself and family for three months, and other property, the total value of specified property to the amount of $248.00. This property was approved 19 September 1855 and "Recorded on page 374."

 

25 Nov 1854, From the probate papers of William W. SEALS, all from the same paper: "Wm SEALS Decd Appr Bill Filed 19 Mar /55. An Estimate of the value of the property Here allowed the widow [Rachel SEALS] of Wm W. SEALS deceased." A list of various items such as loom, stove and pipe, milk cow and calf, horse, provision one year, two sheep, food for stock, wood, one wheel, bed and bedstead, bedding, household and kitchen furniture are valued at $223.00.

 

"An acount [sic] of Notes and Acounts of Wm. W. SEALS Deceased" lists several thirty-dollar notes on Peter J. COOK due starting on December 25, 1854 and continuing on the same date of the month every year until 1865. At the end of these notes is, "All the foregoing Notes is [sic] to Be paid in good trade at the [county or bounty?] Selling price." One, "Note on Alexander SEALS to be paid in good trade. One for thirty dollars due Dec 25, 1853. 1 for twenty dollars due December the 5th 1848." Another, "An account against Peter J. COOK $16.74." And "An account against James CANADY $18.00." Lewis STEEPLETON and Fredrick LOCKER are listed as having due notes. (Elsewhere in these probate papers, Lewis is "Lewis STAPLETON.") This paper is dated 25 November 1854 and was signed by George STEPHENS and Rott [sic] DOWNS (Robert DOWNS), but filed on 19 Mar 1855.

 

25 Nov 1854, Also from the probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased, same date of 25 Nov 1854: This record is called "An Inventory of Notes and accounts belonging to the Estate of Wm W. SEALS Decd." It appears to be another list of the notes for Peter J. COOK for December 25 of every year from 1854-1865 for $30.00 each (12 years for a total of $360.00). The notes are payable in trade. One note on Alex SEALS due Dec 1853 payable in trade $30.00. Another note on Alex SEALS due Dec 25, 1848 for $20.00. One note on Lewis STEEPLTON [sic] Dec 25, 1854 for $4.00. One note on Fred LAUGHN [sic] (or LOCKER?) Dec 25, 1854 for $18.00. One note on Peter J. COOK for $16.74. One note on James CANADY for $18.00. Another note on Alexander SEALS for $18.25. [Signed] Reuben LOVELL. Inventory approved and recorded 08 May 1855.

 

24 Jan 1857, From the probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased: "January 24th 1857 Received of Rueben LOVELL administrator of William SEALES [sic] Decd the Sum of Sixteen Dollars & Seventy four cents being an heir of Said estate Error of fifty cents on Peter J. COOK acct. [Signed] Peter J. (his mark) COOK."

 

24 Jan 1857, From the probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased: "January 24th 1857 Received of Rueben LOVELL administrator of William SEALES [sic] Deceased the Sum of Eighteen Dollars & twenty five cents being an heir of Said Estate [Signed] Alexander (his mark) SEALES [sic]."

 

23 Aug 1860, From the probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased: "Received of Ruben LOVELL Administrator of the Estate of William SEALS decd the sum of Two Hundred and Thirty Seven Dollars and twenty five cts it being the Total amount Recd. [Signed] Rachell [sic] (her mark) SEALS. Attest--J.W. MORGAN. Ballance [sic] Due her Estate 19.25." J.W. MORGAN is related to granddaughter Rachel MORGAN mentioned in the William W. SEALS probate. Rachel MORGAN had married John W. MORGAN in Edgar Co., IL on 22 May 1855. The marriage is recorded in

 

Volume B, page 8, license #SA 2373.

 

24 Apr 1865, In the probate papers for William W. SEALS there were several names, including Peter J. COOK'S, mentioned in "Settlement & Vouchers" by Reuben LOVEL (one "L") Administrator of William W. SEALS, deceased. "To Acnt. Recd. of Peter J. COOK on Inventory $210.00; to Lewis STAPLETON [sic] $4.00; to Fred LAUGHIN [sic] $18.00." Peter J. COOK is the husband of Eliza Jane SEALS. This paper also notes, "By Amt Pd widow on Specific allowance $209.25." This is the last time the widow Rachel is named in these papers and may presuppose she died after 24 Apr 1865, but before 1871, the last dated entry on these papers.

 

23 Sep 1868, From the probate papers for William W. SEALS, deceased:

 

"State of Illinois, Edgar County. To the Judge of the County Court of Edgar County, September Term, A.D. 1868. The undersigned [Reuben LOVELL] administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased, would respectfully submit to the Court the following report of his acts and doings as such Administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased from his last settlement to September 23 A.D. 1868; he is to be charged with the following, to wit: Aug 18, 1868. Items of receipts: To cash reced on [foreclosure] of mortgage: Amount $174.10." Items paid out amounted to $49.01, leaving a balance due of $125.09.

 

Oct 1868, On this probate term date a very important document was created which lists the heirs of William W. SEALS. From the October Term A.D. 1868 probate paper for William W. SEALS, deceased, Ruben (Reuben) LOVELL, Administrator of the estate William W. SEALS, makes his report of the HEIRS of William W. SEALS. The report of the heirs as I transcribe it, retaining punctuation and spelling:

 

"State of Illinois, Edgar County.

"To the judge of the Edgar County Court of the October Term AD 1868.

"The undersigned Ruben LOVELL Administrator of William W SEALS deceased by Elisha LOVELL his atty in fact make the following report of the heirs of the said William W SEALS deceased To Wit- Alexander SEALS, Even [Evan] SEALS, Francis SEALS, Rachel CANADY, The heirs of ____ COOK late wife of Peter COOK To Wit- Rachel MORGAN Julia HATLEY Elisabeth [sic] COOK Milla COOK Rebecca J COOK James COOK And Mrs ____ TAYLOR wife of Ireson TAYLOR To Wit- William TAYLOR, Caroline SPARKS, Sena ASHLEY, Caroline HATLEY [William W. SEALS' great-granddaughter], Francis M. TAYLOR, James P TAYLOR J ____ TAYLOR & Elisabeth BURNS The forgoing are the children and grand children of William W SEALS deceased and are the heirs of said deceased as far as I have been able to learn.

 

"Ruben LOVEL [sic] Administrator of W.W. SEALS deceased by Elisha LOVELL An atty in

 

fact."

The underscores (____) in the transcription above indicate there was a blank space left in the writing (where a name could later have been placed): "heirs of [blank] COOK," "Mrs [blank] TAYLOR," and "J [blank] TAYLOR."

 

Though Sena ASHLEY had married William H. McFARLAND on 21 Jul 1864, she is here in 1868 addressed as Sina ASHLEY rather than as McFARLAND!

 

"James P TAYLOR" would be Peter J. TAYLOR as listed in 1860 Marshall, Clark Co., IL census. It may be that his middle name is James--Peter James TAYLOR.

 

"The statement, "& Elisabeth BURNS," almost seems to be inserted as an afterthought. This Elizabeth is not very likely William's sister Elizabeth who married William LOFTON. Another probate document dated 20 May 1871 listing William's heirs (children only) lists Elizabeth BURNS as a daughter. No further information available on her.

 

The administrator Ruben LOVELL does say, "The forgoing are the children and grand children of William W. SEALS decease and are the heirs of said deceased AS FAR AS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LEARN."

 

20 May 1871, Quoting from the 1854 probate papers of William W. SEALS, deceased:

 

"State of Illinois, Edgar County, To the Honorable R.B. LAMON, Judge of the County Court of Edgar County. May Term, A.D. 1871. The undersigned Ruben LOVELL & Elisha LOVEL [sic] his attny in fact, Administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased, would respectfully submit to the Court the following report of his acts and doings as such Administrator of the Estate of William W SEALS deceased from his last Settlement to May 20th A.D. 1871; charge with the following, to-wit: May 20th 1871. Items of Receipts: To cash on hand of last settlement. Amount:

 

$125.09. He asks to be credited with the following sums, paid out as per receipts exhibited. May 20th 1871. Items Paid Out." The "Items Paid Out" amounts were for $3.00 and $1.50, for a total of $5.00.

 

Included with this 1871 record is a paper with a list of the heirs of William W SEALS, deceased: Alexander SEALS, Even (Evan) SEALS, Francis SEALS, "heirs of Mrs ____ Peter J. COOK She is deced Children with him." Heirs of Mrs ____ TAYLOR wife of Ires [sic] TAYLOR, Mrs Rachel CANADY, Mrs Elizabeth BURNS (Elizabeth was previously thought to be a BOLING due to difficulty of deciphering the handwriting of the last name in the list of heirs on the October Term A.D. 1868 paper). The references to underscores (____) herein indicate there was a blank space left in the writing: "heirs of Mrs [blank] Peter J. COOK," and "heirs of Mrs [blank] TAYLOR."

 

On the "Recapitulation" page of this report is a handwritten statement: "These are Said heirs in this Estate Alexander SEALS is indebted to the Estate $68.25 and is wholy [sic] usolvent [sic] Rachel CANADY is indebted to the Estate thirty two dollars and is insolvent Mrs. Peter J COOK an heir owe sixteen[?] and seventy five cents. All debts have been paid and the above amount [$120.09] is for distribution among the heirs He asks for rule of distribution. [Signed] Ruben LOVELL Administrator of the Estate William W SEALS Deceased per Elisha LOVELL atty in fact." This record is recorded in Probate Record B, Page 163.

 

William W Seals and Rachel Townsend had the following children:

 

7.               i. ALEXANDER SETH4 SEALS SR was born in 1806 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died between May 1871-1880 in Clark Co, IL. He married Cynthia (Sinia) Kennedy, daughter of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 22 Dec 1825 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born in 1807 in Virginia. She died about 1860 in Clark Co, IL.

 

ii.       EVEN SEALS was born in 1810 in Cabarrus Co, NC.

 

8.               iii. SINAH LUCINDA SEALS was born on 08 Nov 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She died on 01 Jan 1864 in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL. She married Irason Taylor Jr, son of Irason Taylor Sr and Rosanna Unknown on 25 Jun 1831 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1813 in Virginia. He died in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL.

 

iv.      CYNTHIA ANN SEALS was born in 1814 in Washington Co, IN. She died in 1896. She married MCDOWELL ARCH. He died about 1893.

 

9.               v. ELIZA SEALS was born in 1814 in Washington Co, IN. She died between 1862-1864 in Clark Co, IL. She married UNKNOWN BURNS. She married (2) CHRISTOPHER PARKER on 11 Sep 1833 in Floyd Co, IN. He died before 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (3) PETER J COOK on 15 Aug 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born between 1824-1826 in Lincoln Co, NC. He died in 1895 in Eagleville, Harrison Co, MO.

 

10.            vi. RACHEL SEALS was born in 1815 in Indiana. She died after 1880 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL. She married James Kennedy, son of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 30 Jan 1836 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1804 in Virginia. He died before 1870 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL.

 

11.            vii. FRANCIS SEALS was born on 22 Feb 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 22 Sep 1878 in Linn Co, Kansas. He married NANCY MELVINA TACKETT. She was born in 1828 in Virginia. She died in Kansas.

 

4.      SILAS3 TOWNSEND SR (William2  Sr, Henry1) was born about 1792 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He married

(1)  HANNAH VOYLES, daughter of William Voyles and Hanna Rhodecia Bundy on 01 Apr 1813 in Harrison Co, IN. She was born on 14 Feb 1795 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died in 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He married (2) SUSAN THACKER about 1823 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Silas Townsend Sr and Hannah Voyles had the following children:

 

i.        ROBINSON4 TOWNSEND.

 

ii.       SUSAN TOWNSEND.

 

12.            iii. HUSTON TOWNSEND. He married Sarah Teresa Elgin on 26 Jan 1838 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

13.            iv. ERVIN TOWNSEND was born on 20 Nov 1820 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 05 Jun 1883 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Mary A Deakins, daughter of Richard Deakins and Rebecca Unknown on 31 Dec 1840 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born on 25 May 1825 in Washington Co, TN.

 

v.       SILAS TOWNSEND JR.

 

Silas Townsend Sr and Susan Thacker had the following child:

 

vi.      MARTHA TOWNSEND.

 

5.      RUTH HANNAH3 TOWNSEND (William2 Sr, Henry1) was born about 1796 in Cabarrus Co, NC. She died in 1866 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Moses Voyles, son of William Voyles and Hanna Rhodecia Bundy on 26 May 1812 in Washington Co, IN. He was born on 22 Jun 1790 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died on 11 Jan 1840 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Moses Voyles and Ruth Hannah Townsend had the following children:

 

14.            i. EVAN MARSHALL4 VOYLES was born on 08 May 1814 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 06 Dec 1880 in Morgan Co, IN. He married ARENA ELGIN. She was born on 20 Oct 1815 in Franklin Co, IN. She died on 21 Jul 1855 in Morgan Co, IN. He married CATHERINE DARR CLODFELTER.

 

ii.       SAMPSON C VOYLES was born about 1813 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 12 Aug 1854. He married MARY ACLIFF.

 

6.      WILLIAM3 TOWNSEND JR (William2 Sr, Henry1) was born on 27 Feb 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. He died on 02 Nov 1857 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Mary Hadley, daughter of Stephen Hadley and Rachel Voyles on 01 Apr 1813 in Washington Co, IN. She was born on 22 Feb 1797 in Mecklenburg Co, NC. She died on 23 Oct 1863 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

William Townsend Jr and Mary Hadley had the following children:

 

15.            i. ELLISON4 TOWNSEND was born on 02 Jan 1817 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 30 Aug 1870 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Catharine Zimmerman on 02 Jan 1833 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born on 12 Jun 1816. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

16.            ii. ALFRED TOWNSEND was born on 28 Aug 1818. He married Orpha Job on 25 May 1836 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

iii.      LUCINDA TOWNSEND was born on 16 Sep 1819 in Indiana.

 

iv.      WILLIAM TOWNSEND III was born on 16 Sep 1821.

 

v.       JESSE TOWNSEND was born on 27 Jun 1823 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Phebe Ann Hudiburgh on 18 Jul 1844 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

vi.      JOSEPH TOWNSEND was born on 05 Jun 1825.

 

vii.     JONATHAN TOWNSEND was born on 17 Jun 1827.

 

viii.    RACHEL TOWNSEND was born on 08 Apr 1829. She married JOHN SIMMONS.

 

ix.      ELIZABETH TOWNSEND was born on 09 Feb 1831. She married MAVEL MATTESON.

 

x.       CATHARINE TOWNSEND was born on 06 Feb 1833.

 

xi.      ANDREW JACKSON TOWNSEND was born on 07 Sep 1834.

 

17.            xii. MARCUS LAFAYETTE TOWNSEND was born on 22 Jun 1836. He married MARY A UNKNOWN.

 

18.            xiii. THOMAS J TOWNSEND was born on 16 May 1840 in Morgan Co, IN. He died in Morgan Co, IN. He married Melinda J Cox, daughter of John L Cox on 13 Dec 1860 in Morgan Co, IN. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

xiv.    BENJAMIN F TOWNSEND was born on 29 Mar 1842 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 01 Feb 1862 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Generation 4

 

7.      ALEXANDER SETH4 SEALS SR (Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1806 in Cabarrus Co, NC. He died between May 1871-1880 in Clark Co, IL. He married Cynthia (Sinia) Kennedy, daughter of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 22 Dec 1825 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born in 1807 in Virginia. She died about 1860 in Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for Alexander Seth Seals Sr:

 

27  Sep 1838, Alexander SEALES (of Clark Co., IL) purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale in Clark Co., IL, located in Aliquot NWNE, of Section 22, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, Meridian

2.  (An Aliquot: "Signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity"--in this case, a fraction of land.)

 

Alexander Seth Seals Sr and Cynthia (Sinia) Kennedy had the following children:

 

19.            i. MARY (MAY)5 SEALS was born on 03 May 1828 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 18 Dec 1893 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She married ABNER GAUF SHERMAN. He was born on 19 Mar 1827 in Lancaster, Knox Co, OH. He died on 10 Jul 1919 in McMillan Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

20.            ii. ELIZABETH SEALS was born in 1834 in Morgan Co, IN. She died before 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL. She married Thomas Armstrong on 19 Feb 1852 in Clark Co, IL. He was born about 1834 in Indiana. He died after 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL.

 

21.            iii. SALLY (SARAH) SEALS was born in 1841 in Clark Co, IL. She married James Wesley Downs about 1857 in Clark Co, IL. He was born in 1829 in Illinois.

 

22.            iv. FRANCIS (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN) SEALS was born in 1842 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 02 Oct 1899 in Clark Co, IL. He married LUCY GIBSON. She died in Apr 1868 in Clark Co, IL. He married (2) MELVINA KIDWELL on 03 Nov 1868 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois. She died on 16 Apr 1909 in Buchanan Co, IL state hospitol. He married (3) EMMA DEWITT HOPKINS on 30 Aug 1891 in McDonald Co, MO. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

                   v.       ELIZA JANE SEALS was born in 1845 in Clark Co, IL. She married Dan or Fred Shepard on 05 Sep 1871.

 

23.            vi. WILLIAM D. SEALS was born in 1847 in Clark Co, IL. He married Maria Jones on 25 May 1867 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois.

 

24.            vii. ALEXANDER SETH SEALS JR was born on 12 May 1849 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 20 Jun 1916 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. He married Mary Elizabeth Lutholtz Neff, daughter of Adam B Neff and Eliza Anne Lutholtz in 1876 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She was born in Aug 1861 in Indiana. She died in 1946 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO.

 

8.      SINAH LUCINDA4 SEALS (Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born on 08 Nov 1812 in Washington Co, IN. She died on 01 Jan 1864 in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL. She married Irason Taylor Jr, son of Irason Taylor Sr and Rosanna Unknown on 25 Jun 1831 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1813 in Virginia. He died in Clarksville, Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for Irason Taylor Jr:

 

1832-1840, According to the History of Henry and St. Clair Counties, Irason TAYLOR is listed as one of the early pioneer settlers in St. Clair Co., Missouri between 1832-1840. In addition, Irason is the only TAYLOR listed in St. Clair County. No SEALS/SEALES are listed.

 

11  Jun 1832, Public land sale in Morgan Co., IN to Troson (Irason) TAYLOR, Section 23, T11NR1E, SE1/2 of NW1/4, 40 acres, southeast of Martinsville, Morgan Co., Indiana. (Key: T11NR1E = Township 11 North of Range 1 East.) Because of the handwriting, "Irason" may have looked like "Troson" when it was transcribed. This may have been Irason's first land purchase in Morgan Co., Indiana when he was about 19 years of age. These 40 acres are about a mile and a half directly west from the land he purchased on 03 Oct 1833. Today, Townsend Road runs through the extreme northeast corner of section 23. Indian Creek runs through the southwest quarter of section 23.

 

03 Oct 1833, Public land sale in Morgan Co., IN to Trason (Irason) TAYLOR, Sec 24, T11NR1E NW1/4 of SE1/4, 40 acres. Section 24 borders section 23 to the east. Townsend Road runs through sections 14, 23, and 24. This section of land Irason purchased is on Townsend Road today. Rachael (TAYLOR) HATLEY is buried in the Townsend Cemetery on this road near the junction of Townsend Road and Voyles Road in the southeast quarter of section 14 on land owned by the Albert J. VOYLES Farms, Inc.

 

11 Oct 1833, Deed from Irason and Sinah TAYLOR of Morgan Co., IN to Mathias WHETSTONE of Morgan Co., IN for land in Sec 23, T11NR1E, 40 acres for $100.

 

26 Feb 1836, Deed from Irason and Siney (Sinah) TAYLOR of Morgan Co., IN to Isaac D. HUFFMAN of Morgan Co., IN for land in Sec 24, T11NR1E, 40 acres for $120.

 

10 Sep 1844, Irason TAYLOR of Rives County, MO buys land at public land sale in St. Clair Co., MO, in Sec 25, T39NR27W.

 

Apr 1865, The McDonald County, Missouri TAYLOR family tradition states that when William H. TAYLOR and his family were emigrating in 1865 from Clark Co., IL to northern Missouri they saw the slow moving funeral train carrying the body of the assassinated American President Abraham LINCOLN to his final resting-place in Springfield, Illinois. William's son John Kurtright TAYLOR'S daughter Audrey (TAYLOR) BLISH thinks the funeral train was seen in Springfield. The sighting apparently depends on when the train traveled across eastern Illinois to Springfield or when it reached Springfield for the body of LINCOLN to be laid to rest.

 

Irason Taylor Jr and Sinah Lucinda Seals had the following children:

 

i. WILLIAM HARRISON5 TAYLOR was born on 22 Jan 1832 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 29 Aug 1887. He married POLLY ANN STINE. He married SARAH ELIZABETH

 

ARMSTRONG.

 

ii.       RACHEL TAYLOR was born on 25 Apr 1835 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 11 Apr 1856. She married JAMES HATLEY.

 

iii.      SON TAYLOR was born about 1836.

 

iv.       CAROLINE TAYLOR was born on 30 Aug 1838 in 1/12/1929. She married Isaac Sparksm Sr on 14 Feb 1856.

 

v.        ROCCENA TAYLOR was born on 11 Jul 1843 in 8/11/1918. She died on 11 Aug 1910 in Dolson, Clark Co, IL. She married FRANCIS M ASHLEY. He was born in Kentucky. He died on 10 Dec 1862 in Tennessee. She married (2) WILLIAM H MCFARLAND on 21 Jul 1864 in Edgar Co, IL. He died on 08 Apr 1876 in Clark Co, IL. She married (3) NATHANIEL RECTOR MOUNTJOY on 13 Nov 1878 in Marshall, Clark Co, IL.

 

vi.       FRANCIS MARION TAYLOR was born on 25 Jul 1846 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 14 Aug 1932 in Van Wert Co, OH. He married Amanda Applegate on 29 Mar 1866.

 

vii.      PETER J TAYLOR was born in 1850.

 

viii.     JOSEPH TAYLOR was born on 14 Feb 1851 in Illinois. He died on 05 Dec 1931 in Fulton, Callaway Co, MO. He married Martha M Steepleton on 19 Dec 1875. She was born on 05 Aug 1858. She died on 23 Sep 1909 in Fulton, Callaway Co, MO.

 

9.      ELIZA4 SEALS (Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1814 in Washington Co, IN. She died between 1862-1864 in Clark Co, IL. She married UNKNOWN BURNS. She married (2) CHRISTOPHER PARKER on 11 Sep 1833 in Floyd Co, IN. He died before 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. She married (3) PETER J COOK on 15 Aug 1847 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born between 1824-1826 in Lincoln Co, NC. He died in 1895 in Eagleville, Harrison Co, MO.

 

Notes for Eliza Seals:

 

1814, Eliza Jane SEALS was born in Indiana to William W. SEALS and Rachel TOWNSEND. She married (1) Christopher PARKER, and (2) Peter J. COOK. Eliza

 

Christopher Parker and Eliza Seals had the following children:

 

i.        RACHAEL5 PARKER was born about 1838.

 

ii.       JULIA ANN PARKER was born about 1840.

 

iii.      ELENDER PARKER was born about 1846.

 

Peter J Cook and Eliza Seals had the following children:

 

i.        MILLIA5 COOK was born about 1849.

 

ii.       ELIZABETH COOK was born about 1852.

 

iii.      REBECCA J COOK was born about 1855.

 

iv.       JAMES B COOK was born about 1857.

 

10.      RACHEL4 SEALS (Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1815 in Indiana. She died after 1880 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL. She married James Kennedy, son of Ezekiel Kennedy and Unknown on 30 Jan 1836 in Morgan Co, IN. He was born in 1804 in Virginia. He died before 1870 in Douglas Twp, Clark Co, IL.

 

James Kennedy and Rachel Seals had the following children:

 

i.        FRANCES M5 KENNEDY was born about 1837 in Clark Co, IL.

 

ii.       NANCY A KENNEDY was born about 1841 in Clark Co, IL.

 

iii.      ANDREW J KENNEDY was born about 1843 in Clark Co, IL.

 

iv.       GEORGE W KENNEDY was born about 1845 in Clark Co, IL. He married Eliza Unknown in Clark Co, IL.

 

v.        RACHEL E KENNEDY was born about 1850 in Clark Co, IL.

 

vi.       JAMES KENNEDY was born about 1852 in Clark Co, IL. He married JANE UNKNOWN. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN.

 

vii.      PETER KENNEDY was born on 19 Apr 1851 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 24 Apr 1920 in Clark Co, IL (Forsythe Cem, Clark Co, IL). He married SARAH JANE PINE. She was born on 02 Apr 1850 in Illinois. She died on 23 Aug 1938 in Clark Co, IL (Forsythe Cem, Clark Co, IL).

 

viii.     CAROLINE KENNEDY was born about 1857 in Clark Co, IL. She married (1) JOHN SAM GASSAWAY on 25 Dec 1873 in Clark Co, IL. She married (2) WILLIAM SWEENEY in 1900 in Missouri.

 

11.      FRANCIS4 SEALS (Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born on 22 Feb 1821 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 22 Sep 1878 in Linn Co, Kansas. He married NANCY MELVINA TACKETT. She was born in 1828 in Virginia. She died in Kansas.

 

Notes for Francis Seals: Purchaser: SEALS FRANCIS Residence of Purchaser: CLARK Social Status:

 

Legal Description:

 

Aliquot Parts or Lot: SWNW Section Number: 23 Township: 12N

 

Range: 12W Meridan: 2

County of Purchase: CLARK

 

Details of Sale: Acres: 40.00

 

Price per Acre: 1.25 Total Price: 50.00 Type of Sale: FD

Date of Purchase: 01/09/1840 Volume: 291

Page: 264

 

Purchaser: SEALS FRANCIS Residence of Purchaser: EDGAR Social Status:

 

Legal Description:

 

Aliquot Parts or Lot: NESW

 

Section Number: 15

 

Township: 12N

Range: 12W

Meridan: 2

County of Purchase: EDGAR

 

Details of Sale:

 

Acres: 40.00

Price per Acre: 1.25

Total Price: 50.00

Type of Sale: FD

Date of Purchase: 11/27/1849

Volume: 291

Page: 093

 

Francis Seals and Nancy Melvina Tackett had the following children:

 

i.        ALEXANDER5 SEALS was born in 1846 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

ii.       JOHN SEALS was born in 1848 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

iii.      BRUL SEALS was born in 1850 in Edgar Co, IL.

 

iv.       WILLIAM SEALS was born in 1854 in Illinois. He died before 1870.

 

v.        SARAH JANE SEALS was born in 1856 in Missouri.

 

vi.       ASA SEALS was born in 1859 in Missouri. He died before 1870.

 

12.      HUSTON4 TOWNSEND (Silas3 Sr, William2 Sr, Henry1). He married Sarah Teresa Elgin on 26 Jan 1838 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Huston Townsend and Sarah Teresa Elgin had the following children:

 

i.        MARY MELLISA5 TOWNSEND was born in 1839 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

ii.       MARTHA TOWNSEND was born in 1841 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

iii.      EMELINE TOWNSEND was born in 1843 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

iv.       WILLIAM TOWNSEND was born in 1846 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

v.        CHARLES TOWNSEND was born in 1848 in Morgan Co, IN. He died between 1850-1860 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

13.      ERVIN4 TOWNSEND (Silas3 Sr, William2 Sr, Henry1) was born on 20 Nov 1820 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 05 Jun 1883 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Mary A Deakins, daughter of Richard Deakins and Rebecca Unknown on 31 Dec 1840 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born on 25 May 1825 in Washington Co, TN.

 

Notes for Ervin Townsend:

 

"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."

CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP AND MARTINSVILLE, MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA PAGE 212

 

ERVIN TOWNSEND, a son of SILAS and HANNAH TOWNSEND, was born in Washington County, Ind., November 20, 1820. The grandfather of our subject, WILLIAM TOWNSEND, was a native of South Carolina; moved to Washington County,

 

Ind., in 1810, and to Morgan County in 1821, where he died. He was a soldier for seven years in the Revolutionary war. Silas Townsend married in Washington County, Ind. HANNAH VOYLES, about 1813, who died in 1821. In

1822, Mr. Townsend moved to Morgan County, where he married SUSAN THACKER, after which he removed to Louisville, Ky., and ended his days. He was

 

father to five children--ROBINSON, SUSAN, HUSTON and ERVIN by his first wife, and MARTHA by second wife. He was a soldier in the war of 1812. Ervin Townsend came to Morgan County with his grandparents, with whom he remained until December 31, 1840, when he married MARY A., daughter of

RICHARD and REBECCA DEAKINS, and a native of Washington County, Tenn., born May 25, 1825. After marriage, Mr. Townsend settled in this township, where

 

he has an improved farm of 240 acres. Mrs. Townsend died June 5, 1883,

having borne twelve children--SARAH J., THOMAS J., MARTHA, WILLIAM, FRANKLIN P., JAMES (deceased), REBECCA, EMMA F., JOHN, HATTIE, MAGGIE and NORA E. Mr. Townsend is an esteemed citizen.

 

Ervin Townsend and Mary A Deakins had the following children:

 

i.        SARAH J5 TOWNSEND was born in 1841 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

ii.       THOMAS J TOWNSEND was born in 1844 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

iii.      MARTHA TOWNSEND was born in 1846 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

iv.       WILLIAM TOWNSEND was born in 1848 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

v.        FRANKLIN P TOWNSEND was born in 1853 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

vi.       JAMES TOWNSEND was born in 1854 in Morgan Co, IN. He died before 1860 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

vii.      REBECCA TOWNSEND was born in 1855 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

viii.     EMMA F TOWNSEND was born in 1856 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

ix.      JOHN TOWNSEND was born in 1859 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

x.       HATTIE TOWNSEND.

 

xi.      MAGGIE TOWNSEND.

 

xii.     NORA E TOWNSEND.

 

14.      EVAN MARSHALL4 VOYLES (Ruth Hannah3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born on 08 May 1814 in Washington Co, IN. He died on 06 Dec 1880 in Morgan Co, IN. He married ARENA ELGIN. She was born on 20 Oct 1815 in Franklin Co, IN. She died on 21 Jul 1855 in Morgan Co, IN. He married CATHERINE DARR CLODFELTER.

 

Notes for Evan Marshall Voyles:

 

Evan VOILES/VOYLES was enumerated in the census of 1880 Washington Twp., Morgan Co., IN.

 

He was a Civil War soldier in Co. H, 70th Indiana Volunteers from 11 Aug 1862 until Jun 1865. This is the same regiment, Co. H, 70th Indiana Volunteers, James HATLEY joined on 29 Dec 1863. Evan and Arena (Anna) VOYLES are buried in the Townsend Cemetery at Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN. There are also ELGIN\ELGEN tombstones in this Townsend Cemetery which is located on Townsend Road and behind a field belonging to the Albert VOYLES Farm not far from the Cross schoolhouse.

 

Evan Marshall Voyles and Arena Elgin had the following children:

 

i.        DELILAH5 VOYLES was born on 29 Aug 1832 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 06 Jan 1921. She married JOHN T HAMMANS.

 

ii.       MARGARET ANN VOYLES was born on 12 Oct 1838 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Andrew Jarrett on 05 Sep 1856.

 

iii.      CLARISSA VOYLES was born on 04 Jan 1846 in Morgan Co, IN. She married Michael Jarrett on 17 Oct 1858.

 

25.            iv. ALBERT VOYLES was born on 20 Aug 1842 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 02 Feb 1912 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Susan Gilpin, daughter of Joshua Gilpin and Rhoda Unknown on 04 Oct 1868 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born on 20 Feb 1849 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 19 Oct 1926 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

15.      ELLISON4 TOWNSEND (William3 Jr, William2 Sr, Henry1) was born on 02 Jan 1817 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 30 Aug 1870 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Catharine Zimmerman on 02 Jan 1833 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born on 12 Jun 1816. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Ellison Townsend and Catharine Zimmerman had the following children:

 

i.        ELIZABETH5 TOWNSEND.

 

ii.       REBECCA TOWNSEND.

 

iii.      WILLIAM TOWNSEND.

 

iv.       DELILAH TOWNSEND.

 

v.        MARY TOWNSEND.

 

vi.       JANE TOWNSEND.

 

vii.      FRANK TOWNSEND.

 

viii.     JESSE TOWNSEND.

 

ix.      MARTHA ANN TOWNSEND.

 

x.       LEWIS TOWNSEND.

 

16.      ALFRED4 TOWNSEND (William3 Jr, William2 Sr, Henry1) was born on 28 Aug 1818. He married Orpha Job on 25 May 1836 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Alfred Townsend and Orpha Job had the following children:

 

i.        SON5 TOWNSEND.

 

ii.       SON TOWNSEND.

 

iii.      DAUGHTER TOWNSEND.

 

iv.       DAUGHTER TOWNSEND.

 

17.      MARCUS LAFAYETTE4 TOWNSEND (William3 Jr, William2 Sr, Henry1) was born on 22 Jun 1836. He married MARY A UNKNOWN.

 

Marcus Lafayette Townsend and Mary A Unknown had the following child:

 

i.        MARY J5 TOWNSEND was born in 1860.

 

18.      THOMAS J4 TOWNSEND (William3 Jr, William2 Sr, Henry1) was born on 16 May 1840 in Morgan Co, IN. He died in Morgan Co, IN. He married Melinda J Cox, daughter of John L Cox on 13 Dec 1860 in Morgan Co, IN. She died in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Notes for Thomas J Townsend:

 

"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."

CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP AND MARTINSVILLE, MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA PAGE 213

 

THOMAS J. TOWNSEND, son of WILLIAM and MARY TOWNSEND, natives of North Carolina, was born May 16, 1840, in this township. His parents were married

 

in South Carolina, and immigrated to Indiana, locating in Washington County, whence they shortly afterward removed to Morgan county, and settled on a farm in Washington township, where the father farmed until 1847. He then removed to Missouri and remained until the spring of 1857, when he returned with his family to Morgan County. In the fall of 1857, the father died.

The mother in November, 1865. Thomas Townsend was reared in his native county and educated in Missouri. When seventeen years of age, he returned to Morgan County with his parents, finally locating on a farm of 130 acres in Washington Township, which he inherited upon his father's death. He remained there for twenty-three years, when he removed to Martinsville, where he at present resides. In 1863-64, he served as Township assessor. He also served several times as Supervisor of Roads in the township. On

 

December 13, 1860, he was united in marriage to MELINDA J. COX, daughter of JOHN L. COX, an old and respected citizen of Morgan County. By his union, there have been eight children--MARY E. (deceased), WILLIAM L, THOMAS A., RUTH A. (deceased), VIOLA (deceased), MAGGIE, NETTIE and LILLIE. Mr. Townsend is a Republican.

 

Thomas J Townsend and Melinda J Cox had the following children:

 

i.        MARY E5 TOWNSEND.

 

ii.       WILLIAM L TOWNSEND.

 

iii.      THOMAS A TOWNSEND.

 

iv.       RUTH A TOWNSEND.

 

v.        VIOLA TOWNSEND.

 

vi.       MAGGIE TOWNSEND.

vii.      NETTIE TOWNSEND.

 

viii.     LILLIE TOWNSEND.

 

Generation 5

 

19.      MARY (MAY)5 SEALS (Alexander Seth4 Sr, Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born on 03 May 1828 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 18 Dec 1893 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO. She married ABNER GAUF SHERMAN. He was born on 19 Mar 1827 in Lancaster, Knox Co, OH. He died on 10 Jul 1919 in McMillan Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

Abner Gauf Sherman and Mary (May) Seals had the following children:

 

i.        JAMES M6 SHERMAN was born in 1849 in Missouri.

 

ii.       JOHN H SHERMAN was born in 1851 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iii.      DANIEL SHERMAN was born in 1854 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

iv.       SARAH FRANCIS SHERMAN was born in 1857 in Elk Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

v.        MARY E SHERMAN was born in 1860 in Elk Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

vi.       MARGARET SHERMAN was born in 1864 in Elk Twp, McDonald Co, MO.

 

20.      ELIZABETH5 SEALS (Alexander Seth4 Sr, Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1834 in Morgan Co, IN. She died before 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL. She married Thomas Armstrong on 19 Feb 1852 in Clark Co, IL. He was born about 1834 in Indiana. He died after 1880 in Auburn, Clark Co, IL.

 

Notes for Elizabeth Seals:

 

married a second time to Benjamin Parcel? 8 Nov 1859 Clark Co, IL.

 

Thomas Armstrong and Elizabeth Seals had the following children:

 

i.        MARIANE BARRY6 ARMSTRONG. She married SINAH TAYLOR.

 

ii.       MARTHA J . ARMSTRONG. She married THOMAS BARTLY. She married HOBERT BARTLEY.

 

21.      SALLY (SARAH)5 SEALS (Alexander Seth4 Sr, Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1841 in Clark Co, IL. She married James Wesley Downs about 1857 in Clark Co, IL. He was born in 1829 in Illinois.

 

James Wesley Downs and Sally (Sarah) Seals had the following children:

 

i.        ALLEN B6 DOWNS was born in 1858 in Illinois. He married ARDALA UNKNOWN. She was born in 1859 in Missouri.

 

ii.       MELINDA DOWNS was born in 1861 in Illinois.

 

iii.      ANDREW J DOWNS was born in 1863 in Illinois.

 

iv.       AFERD DOWNS was born in 1868 in Illinois.

 

22.      FRANCIS (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN)5 SEALS (Alexander Seth4 Sr, Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1842 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 02 Oct 1899 in Clark Co, IL. He married LUCY GIBSON. She died in Apr 1868 in Clark Co, IL. He married (2) MELVINA KIDWELL on 03 Nov 1868 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois. She died on 16 Apr 1909 in Buchanan Co, IL state hospitol. He married (3) EMMA DEWITT HOPKINS on 30 Aug 1891 in McDonald Co, MO. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Francis (Benjamin Franklin) Seals:

 

27 Nov 1849, Francis SEALS (of Edgar Co., IL) purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale in Edgar Co., IL, located in Aliquot NESW, of Section 15, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, 40.00 acres, for $50.00. (An Aliquot "Signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity"--in this case, a fraction of land.) Recorded in Vol. 291, page 093.

 

Francis (Benjamin Franklin) Seals and Melvina Kidwell had the following children:

 

i.        ALLEN BRISTO6 SEALS was born in 1871. He died in 1944. He married JULIE A. BROWN. She was born in 1886.

 

ii.       ALEXANDER SETH SEALS was born on 28 May 1873 in Beardstown, Cass Co, MO. He died in 1949 in McDonald Co, MO. He married Emma DeWitt Hopkins on 08 Mar 1901. She was born on 16 Nov 1872. She died on 22 Jun 1963 in McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Alexander Seth Seals:

 

28 May 1873, Alexander Seth SEALS was born to Benjamin Franklin SEALES and Melvina KIDWELL in Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois. He is buried in the Cummings Chapel Cemetery in McDonald County, MO. He married his stepmother Emma Dewitt HOPKINS in 1901.

 

iii.      SARAH JANE SEALS was born in 1877 in Illinois. She married SHERMAN REED.

 

iv.       JOHN W. SEALS was born in 1880. He married UNKNOWN PIERCE.

 

Francis (Benjamin Franklin) Seals and Emma DeWitt Hopkins had the following children:

 

v.        DOROTHY L SEALS was born in Jan 1892 in Kansas.

 

vi.       BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ARMSTRONG was born in Jul 1895 in Kansas. He married OLGA W. WISEMAN.

 

vii.      WILLIAM MCKINLEY ARMSTRONG was born in Feb 1897 in Kansas. He married Ivy Hoy on 23 Jun 1923.

 

23.      WILLIAM D.5 SEALS (Alexander Seth4 Sr, Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born in 1847 in Clark Co, IL. He married Maria Jones on 25 May 1867 in Clark Co, IL. She was born in 1841 in Illinois.

 

Notes for William D. Seals:

 

1870 Edgar Co, IL there is a William & Mary Seals living next to Even Seals. This may be the right William. Living with them is Arthur Sherman age 9.

 

13 Dec 1849, William D. SEALES purchased land at an Illinois Public Domain land sale in the SWNE, of Section 22, Twp. 12N, Range 12W, Meridian 2.

 

William D. Seals and Maria Jones had the following children: i. JAMES6 SEALS was born in 1868 in Clark Co, IL.

 

ii.       HURLEY SEALS was born about 1871.

 

24.      ALEXANDER SETH5 SEALS JR (Alexander Seth4 Sr, Rachel3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born on 12 May 1849 in Clark Co, IL. He died on 20 Jun 1916 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO. He married Mary Elizabeth Lutholtz Neff, daughter of Adam B Neff and Eliza Anne Lutholtz in 1876 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She was born in Aug 1861 in Indiana. She died in 1946 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Alexander Seth Seals Jr:

 

Pearlie is actually Amanda's daughter, sister to Mary. Alexander signed the birth certificate as the father.

 

Alexander Seth Seals Jr and Mary Elizabeth Lutholtz Neff had the following children:

 

i.        WESLEY ADAM6 SEALS was born on 02 Feb 1877. He died on 06 Mar 1882.

 

ii.       PEARLIE ERNEST SEALS was born on 30 Jul 1884 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO. She died on 03 Mar 1956 in Anderson, McDonald Co, MO (Burial Anderson Cem, Anderson, MO). She married (1) JOSEPH IRA HUDGENS, son of Lewis Joseph Hudgens and Sarah Pernita Herring on 09 Feb 1901 in McDonald Co, MO. He was born on 02 Mar 1879 in Nodaway Co, MO. He died on 19 Sep 1937 in Wagoner, Wagoner Co, OK. She married FRED C NEHRBASS. He was born in 1875 in Wisconsin. He died in McDonald Co, MO.

 

Notes for Pearlie Ernest Seals:

 

Pearlie's mother was really Mary's sister, Amanda. Amanda gave birth to Pearlie when she was 16. Alexander is listed as the father on the birth certificate. After Pearlie's birth, Amanda left for the Indian Territory (OK). Pealie is listed in the 1900 census, McMillon Twp, McDonald Co, MO as niece in the household.

 

I don't believe Alexander is the 'bad guy' here. On the other hand, I believe he is the 'good guy'. He gave Pearlie a legal last name. Pearlie's middle name is Ernest. I believe this is either the first name or the last name of Pearlie's biological father. There was a 'Jacob Ernest' living as a lodger in the area at the time of Pearlie's birth.

 

iii.      THOMAS FRANKLIN SEALS was born in Feb 1887 in Missouri. He died in of Kansas City, MO. He married Maude Miller on 10 Feb 1908.

 

iv.       IDA LEE SEALS was born on 20 Mar 1889 in Miller, Gentry Co, MO.

 

v.        ALDA MYRTLE SEALS was born on 26 Jun 1894 in Tiff City, McDonald Co, MO. She died on 14 Jul 1961 in Southwest City, McDonald Co, MO. She married Thomas William Frye on 03 Oct 1912 in Pineville, McDonald Co, MO.

 

vi.       NELLIE MAE SEALS was born in May 1897 in Indian Territory, OK. She died on 27 Nov 1969 in of Anderson, MO. She married George Nickles Sutton on 24 Jul 1912. He was born on 20 Jun 1889. He died on 01 Jun 1964.

 

25.      ALBERT5 VOYLES (Evan Marshall4, Ruth Hannah3 Townsend, William2 Townsend Sr, Henry1 Townsend) was born on 20 Aug 1842 in Morgan Co, IN. He died on 02 Feb 1912 in Morgan Co, IN. He married Susan Gilpin, daughter of Joshua Gilpin and Rhoda Unknown on 04 Oct 1868 in Morgan Co, IN. She was born on 20 Feb 1849 in Morgan Co, IN. She died on 19 Oct 1926 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

Notes for Albert Voyles:

 

"COUNTIES OF MORGAN, MONROE & BROWN, INDIANA. HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL."

 

CHARLES BLANCHARD, EDITOR. CHICAGO: F. A. BATTEY & CO. PUBLISHERS. 1884. F. A. BATTEY. F. W. TEPPLE

 

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP AND MARTINSVILLE, MORGAN COUNTY, INDIANA PAGE 216

 

ALBERT VOYLES was born in Morgan County, Ind., August 20, 1842, and is a son of Ivan and Irena (Elgin) Voyles, natives of Indiana; the former born in

 

1813. Mrs. Voyles died in 1855, after which Mr. Voyles married Catherine Shireman; he died in 1880. The grandfather of our subject, Moses Voyles, was one of the earliest settlers of Washington County, Ind., whence he moved to Morgan County, and there lived out his days; he was a soldier of the war of 1812. Albert Voyles is the youngest of the four children of his parents. August 11, 1862, he became a soldier of Company H, Seventieth Indiana Volunteers, in which he served until June, 1865. In October, 1868, he married Susan, daughter of Joshua and Rhoda Gilpin, and born in this county February 20, 1849, which union was cemented by two children--Mamie D. and James K. Mr. Voyles is a practical man and a respected citizen.

 

Albert Voyles and Susan Gilpin had the following children:

 

i.     MAMIE D6 VOYLES was born on 20 Feb 1869 in Morgan Co, IN.

 

ii.    JAMES K VOYLES was born on 20 Feb 1869 in Morgan Co, IN.