Biography of William Towsley
Bennington County, VT Biographies





Towsley, William, Pownal, (Bennington p. o.), was born in Pownal February 27, 1829, and died April 11, 1881. He was engaged in farming, and at the time of his death owned three hundred acres. He has been lister and justice of the peace. His parents were Solomon and Melissa (Barber) Towsley, of Pownal. Mr. Towsley was married December 21, 1851, to Ellen C. Merchant. They had four children: Jennie M., wife of Henry Myers, of Pownal; Frederick M., died May 11, 1877; Ella J., wife of Marcus Burrington, of Pownal, and Frank M. Mrs. Towsley was born March 11, 1836, and was a daughter of Homer O. and Phoebe (Thompson) Merchant, of Pownal.

From:
HISTORY OF BENNINGTON COUNTY, VT
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS.
EDITED BY
LEWIS CASS ALDRICH
1889


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