Biography of Eli Townsend
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Townsend, Eli, came to Dundee about 1827, and married Betsey Huson, born in 1785, by whom he had six children. He died in 1885, having been a large farmer and miller at Glenora. His wife survives him. The only son living, William, was born April 29, 1827, and has lived most of his life in Starkey. He is a ship carpenter by trade and has worked in New Orleans and other cities. He was postmaster at Glenora, under Cleveland, and deputy postmaster under Major G. W. Budd, for seven years. In 1878 he built the store which he now occupies. In 1853 he was in the mercantile business and boat building, under the firm name of H. P Sleeper & Co., remaining four years. He married, January 31, 1863, Julia Weller, daughter of Judge Noble Weller, of Chemung, N. Y.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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