Biography of John P. Townsend
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Townsend, John P., Somerset, was born in the town of Antwerp, Jefferson county, N. Y., December 3, 1821, and is a son of John D. and Amanda (Pardee) Townsend, both of whom were natives of New York. His father was born in 1795 and died when ninety five years old. He moved to Niagara county in April, 1865, settling in Somerset, where John P. now lives, Mr. Townsend was married March 15. 1845, to Cynthia Perkins, daughter of Abraham Perkins. They have four children: Leonora, born April 27, 1857, now Mrs. Theodore Slade; George R., born March 12, 1850; Mary L., deceased, born May 31, 1855, was married and died in October, 1896, and Byron B., born January 29, 1864. Mr. Townsend is a member of Somerset Lodge No. 639, F. & A. M. He has twelve acres of fine orchard and raises grain and stock, and is a prosperous farmer.

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