Townsend, Joseph R., was born in Jerusalem, Ontario County, N. Y., in the year 1815. In the year 1843 he united
in marriage with Miss Eliza Runner, of Jerusalem, Yates County, N. Y. By this union three children were born to
them. The only surviving child is J. Wilbur, Who was born March 24, 1848. In the year of 1871 he united in marriage
with Miss Delight C. Andrus, of Jerusalem, Yates County, N. Y., born March 4, 1851. By this union five children
were born to them, viz,: Hrmon R., born in 1872; Florence E. and Flora L., born in 1875; Myrtie A., born in. 1877,
and Addie C., born in 1879. In the year 1888 death entered the home of Mr. Townsend, tearing from his embrace his
companion with whom he had commenced the voyage of life seventeen years before. Mrs. Townsend was deeply mourned,
not only by her family, but also by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church of Branchport, a consistent Christian, a devoted wife, and loving mother. In 1890 Mr. Townsend
married Belle, sister of his former wife, Belle was born in 1857; she is a consistent Christian, a member of the
Methodist Church at Branchport. She is a devoted wife, a kind and affectionate mother; one child born to them who
died in infancy. Mr. Townsend owns a fine farm of 150 acres. The family are members of the M. a Church of Branchport.
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
Yates County, NY
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