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Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor)

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Where is Townsend, Massachusetts, USA? 

Townsend, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Townsend was first settled in 1676, and was officially incorporated in 1732. The town was named after Charles Townshend, English secretary of state and an opponent of the Tories.
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Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - View from Tower of M. E. Church, Townsend, Mass.
Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor)

View from Tower of M. E. Church, Townsend, Mass.
Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - Methodist Church, Townsend, Mass.
Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor)

Methodist Church, Townsend, Mass.
Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - Park Hotel (1914)
Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor)

Park Hotel (1914)

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15. TOWNSEND. [Pop. 1,892. Inc. 1732.]
Townsend is situated at the northwestern extremity of the county, and were it not for Ashby, it...Read MORE...

1848 - Townsend
This town was incorporated in 1732. The land in this township is more level than the towns to the...Read MORE...

News  1870 - The Congregational church at Townsend Centre, Mass., have discontinued the use of fermented wines at their communion services, using instead the expressed juice of raisins.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 26, 1870
1890 Townsend Massachusetts
Townsend is a large town of unusual scenic beauty in the northwesterly section of Middlesex County, ...Read MORE...

1906
Townsend, a banking post-village in Townsend town ship (town), Middlesex co., Mass., on the...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Ball
flag  Noah BALL (1803, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 21 July 1881, Groton, Massachusetts, USA)

BALL
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Ebenezer BALL (2 September 1756, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 5 December 1837, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor)) gravestone

Conant
flag  Sarah CONANT (12 September 1737, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 4 May 1825, Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Giles
flag  John GILES (1806, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 14 June 1838, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor))

Hartwell
flag  Henry R. HARTWELL (1851, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 12 November 1881, Groton, Massachusetts, USA)

Heald
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Ephraim HEALD (29 September 1734, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 12 September 1815, Temple, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA) gravestone

Robbins
flag  Eleanor ROBBINS (17 December 1707, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 16 December 1791, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor)) gravestone

Sawtell
flag  Esther S. SAWTELL (1798, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 5 March 1859, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))

Spaulding
flag  Benjamin SPAULDING (17 April 1767, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 21 May 1842, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor))
flag  Levi SPAULDING (28 February 1801, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 7 August 1843, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor))

Thompson
flag  Lucia P. THOMPSON (1802, Townsend, Massachusetts, USA (Townsend Harbor) - 5 September 1863, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)
 

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