Biography of Jabez B. Townsend
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Townsend, Jabez B., was born December 25, 1867, educated in the district schools and finished at the old Ithaca Academy. The father and grandfather of our subject were among the early settlers of the town of Ithaca. After leaving school Mr. Townsend bought a milk route in Ithaca, handling about 250 quarts per day. At the age of twenty one he married Carrie B. Jewell, daughter of John Jewell, of the town of Denby, and they have had one daughter, Norma, aged five years, and one son, Lynn, aged three years. In 1892 Mr. Townsend bought the John Jewell farm of 114 acres, on which he now lives, and which is devoted chiefly to dairying. He is independent in his political views, and was elected collector of the town in 1893.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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