Townsend Family

This information concerns four generations of the Townsend family.
1600-1900

 • Individuals are listed chronologically, and those in red show my line of descent.
 • Connections of collateral lines to main lines are indicated by linked names.
 • Generations within a family are separated by a series of asterisks.
 • Unknown or unsubstantiated data are marked with blanks or with question marks.

CAVEAT: Apart from census data, this information has not been confirmed entirely by my personal research, and mistakes are likely present, so use at your discretion.

   Light Thomas I born: (1708) in Northampton, VA
married: (a) Elizabeth Stapleton ( ) in
                 (b) Elizabeth Faith Light ( ) in
children: (a) Benedictus, Light Thomas II, John Robertson [Catherine Jane (Kate) Rogers], Priscilla [John Carroll Bailey]
                 (b)
died: (1800) in
buried:
census:
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   Light Thomas II born: (1735) in Pittsylvania, VA
married: (a) Delilah Pouncey (about 1759) in Pittsylvania, VA
                 (b) Elizabeth (Betsy) Dickerson (June 1, 1796) in Shelby County, KY
children: (a) John [Kiziah Hays], Rhoda [_?_], Thomas T. [Mary Elizabeth Stapleton], Light Tomas III [Phoebe Carter], William, Mary [William Stapleton]
                 (b) Anne, Lucy, Betsy, Nancy, James
died: (July 7, 1843) in Marlboro District, SC
buried:
census:
note: Delilah Pouncey, daughter of Roger Pouncey, was born (about 1746) in Scotland. She died (about 1785) in Marlboro District, SC.

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   Thomas T.
(child of Light Thomas II Townsend and Delilah Pouncey)
born: (1765) in Marlboro District, SC
married: Mary Elizabeth Stapleton (January 1797) in Marlboro, SC
children: Light, Asa, Thomas Roderick, Stephen, Mary Elizabeth (Polly), Elizabeth, Light Thomas V, Spencer Burton, Moses, William T., Stapleton
died: (October 28, 1828) in Jefferson County, FL
buried:
census:
note: He served in the War of 1812.

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   Light
(children of Thomas T. Townsend and Mary Elizabeth Stapleton)
born: (August 17, 1769) in Pittsylvania, VA
married: Mary Arnold (1796) in Greenville, SC
children: George M., Ira A., Nancy J., Mary Drucilla
died: (August 20, 1846) in Logan, Logan County, KY
buried:
census:
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   Asa born: (December 14, 1795) in Marlboro District, SC
married: Rebecca Candacy (Reba) Harper (1823) in McIntosh County, GA
children: Asa Leonard, Thomas Lewis (Tup) [Sylvania Stapleton], Moses Solon [Anna Elizabeth (Annie) Harvey], Mary (Polly), Sarah (Sally), Henry Sumner [Emmaline Tinkler], Madison, Hamilton, James Light [Margaret Alice Cummins], Jacob (Jake) J. [Canzada Kolb] [Nora Hope]
died: (September 22, 1876) in Columbus, Colorado County, TX
buried:
census: On the 1840 census, he was in Jefferson County, FL; on the 1850 and 1860 census, in Colorado County, TX
note: He organized Masonic lodges in LaGrange, Round Top, Colombus, and Waco, TX. He served in the Florida State Militia in the Seminole Indian Wars and Company E, First Regiment, in the Texas Mounted Riflemen.

   Thomas Roderick born: (February 9, 1797) in Marlboro District, SC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
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   Stephen born: (January 17, 1800) in Marlboro, SC
married: Sabrina Anna Robison (February 27, 1827) in Jefferson County, FL
children: John Thomas Windfield, Augusta Georgia [F. T. DeGraffenreid], Francis (Frank), Florida, Samuel (Lucky), Adrienne [T. T. DeGraffenreid], Stephen, Joel
died: (October 30, 1851) in Round Top, Fayette County, TX
buried: in
census: On the 1850 census, he was in Fayette County, TX
note:

   Mary Elizabeth
(Polly)
born: (May 12, 1802) in Marlboro District, SC
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
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   Elizabeth Stapleton born: (January 18, 1805) in KY
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
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   Light Thomas V born: (1808) in Bullock County, GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   Spencer Burton born: (April 14, 1806) in Marlboro District, SC
married: Louisa H. Drucilla Dillard (February 12, 1839) in Crockett, Houston County, TX
children: James, Adolphus, Spencer Burton Jr, Jane Elizabeth, Louisa Florida, James Gaither, Mary Lucretia, Minerva Ann Augusta [J. H. Watts], Keron Blanche Keathy
died: (December 13, 1857) in Oakland, Colorado County, TX
buried:
census: On the the 1850 census, he was in Lavaca County, TX; on the 1860 census, his widow was in Colorado County, TX
note:

   Moses born: (about 1809) in Marlboro District, SC
married: (a) Nancy Mary Caldwell (January 4, 1844) in Colorado County, TX
                 (b) Rebecca Matilda Younger ( November 12, 1853) in Colorado County, TX
children: (a) Robert, Elliot Mary, Martha, Light, Bethel
                 (b)
died: (November 1, 1873) in Lavaca County, TX
buried:
census:
note:

   William T. born: (May 26, 1810) in Marlboro District, SC
married: (a) Mary McNeil (April 30, 1837) in Madison County, FL?
                 (b) Sarah Ervin Kennedy ( ) in
children: (a) Stephen, John T., William A., Joseph M., Mary S.
                 (b) Elizabeth (Betty) Belle [J. T. Robison]
died: (July 7, 1885) in Tampico, Baja California, Mexico ?
buried:
census: On the 1850 census, he was in Lavaca County, TX; on the 1860 census, in
note: He served (March 1, 1836-May 30, 1836) as a private in Company H, 1st regular volunteer army of Texas.

   Stapleton born: (February 22, 1817) in McIntosh County, GA
married: ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
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   Augusta Georgia
(children of Stephen Townsend and Sabrina Anna Robison)
born: (about 1833) in TX
married: Fleming Taylor DeGraffenreid ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
   Adrienne
born: (about1848) in TX
married: Thomas Tscharner DeGraffenreid ( ) in
children:
died: ( ) in
buried:
census:
note:

   Elizabeth Belle
(Betty)
(child of William T. Townsend and Sarah Ervin Kennedy)
born: (December 7, 1854) in
married: (a) Henry C. Edwards (May 9, 1872) in
                 (b) Joel Thomas Robison ( ) in
children: (a) Will
                 (b) Florence A. [W. A. Evans], Thomas Edgar, Stella Mae [W. A. Evans], Neal Walter, Frank L., Charles, John Horace
died: (August 11, 1934) in
buried: Wimberley Cemetery, Hays County, TX
census: On the 1880 census, she was with her second husband in Colorado County, TX; on the 1900 census, in Hays County, TX; on the 1910 census, in
note:

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