|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1684|
|Death: ||Apr. 9, 1766|
The Friend, Volume 33
Religious and Literary Journal
Joseph Townsend, the son of William and Mary Townsend, of Berkshire, Old England, was born there, Eleventh mo. 18th, 1684. His parents appear to have been members of the Society of Friends, who brought him up in the simplicity and self-denial of the Truth. He was married in his native country, Ninth mo. 27th, 1710, to Martha, a daughter of Julian and Esther Wooderson. About two years after their marriage, they removed to Pennsylvania, and after some stay in Philadelphia county, and a short residence within the limits of Chester Monthly Meeting, they removed, in the year 1725, to Birmingham, near the spot where West Chester now is.
He appears to have been a useful member of the church, and was appointed an elder of Concord Monthly Meeting, in the year 1745. His death took place Fourth mo. 9th, 1766, being in his eighty-second year. His faithful companion, who had shared his joys and sorrows for nearly fiftysix years, survived to the 2d of the following Third month. At the time of her death, she was more than eighty-three years old.
Martha Wooderson Townsend (1684 - 1767)
Created by: Jason Townsend
Record added: Jan 07, 2010
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