Biography of Elijah Towner
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ELIJAH TOWNER, son of Elijah who came from England about 1759, married Mary Knapp. Among their children were Ezra, born September 27, 1779, died March, 1807; Enoch, born October 1, 1781, died May 19, 1874; Abraham, born September 22, 1783,; died September 1, 1858; John, born August 20, 1785, died October 17, 1863; Gershom, born April 29, 1788, married Sarah Hemingway, June 16, 1811, and died December 16, 1875; Ruth, born September 7, 1791, died in 1792; Elijah, born April 29, 1792, died February 11, 1831; Annar, born June 18, 1794, died May 26, 1875; Joseph, born March 14, 1797, died April 12, 1854, was a prominent Methodist minister; Olive, born December 2, 1799, died October 3, 1870; Elizabeth, born June 8, 1801, died January 21, 1838; Benjamin, born July 8, 1803, died April 5, 1867, was a Baptist minister and an earnest christian man; Gershom Towner's children were: Eliza, horn May 19, 1812, died March 17, 1888; Alfred, born December 3, 1813, died March 28, 1815; Wealthy, born December 12, 1822, died February 17, 1872; Nancy, born January 11, 1825; Charles W., born November 25, 1826, died December 25, 1826; Harriet, born February 23, 1828; Cyrus F., born November 2, 1830; Mary A., born June 13, 1833, died August 12, 1833. Andrew J. Towner was a soldier of the rebellion, and was a musician in the army of the Potomac for two years. He was born July 2, 1834, and married Phebe Vincent, September 13, 1863. They had six childreñ; Homer, born September 10, 1861, died October 11, 1867; Ambrose, born August 30, 1868, died February 21, 1870; Percy H., born April 8, 1872, died February 5, 1873; Sally, born June 13, 1877, died June 25, 1877; Clyde V., born August 23, 1878; Alice J., born September 2, 1881.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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