Biography of John Townsend Jr.
Erie County, NY Biographies


Townsend, John, jr., East Hamburg, p. o. Orchard Park, was born in Oxfordshire, Eng., October 24, 1826, where he was educated. At the age of twenty one he came to the United States, locating in Buffalo. He has always followed the occupalion of farming. He married Mary A. Wright of Buffalo, and they have five children, John C., Mary Y., George W., William E. and Sarah G. John C. Townsend, the eldest son, has been for the past ten years a traveling salesman. September 6, 1887, he married Erika B., only daughter of Horace and Elmira Buffum, and they have one daughter, Myra B. George W. is engaged in market gardening. He married Jennie L., only daughter of Erastus and Emily Buffum of East Hamburg. They have three children, Elizabeth B., Gertrude B. and Elizabeth M. William B., the same as the other two sons, spent the early part of his life on the farm, and afterwards was engaged as teacher in the public schools of the town, and is at present secretary of the Husted Milling and Elevator Company. The entire family are members of the Episcopal church, and were among the first twelve communicants who organized St. Mark's church of East Hamburg.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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