|Birth: ||Dec. 15, 1787|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1858|
David Townsend was the son of Samuel and Priscila Yarnell Townsend. He was an amateur botanist, Chester county commissioner, the head bank cashier, and prominent citizen. He was a devoted botanist who collected Chester County plants. In 1826 he was the founding member of the Chester County Cabinet of Natural Science, which became West Chester University. David Townsend was a life-long friend and business associate of Dr. William Darlington. A flower genus, Townsendia, was named for David.
David Townsend married Rebecca Sharpless on April 16, 1812 at the Birmingham Friends Meeting, and they had seven children: Benjamin Franklin, Gulielma Maria, Albert, S. Sharpless, Anna Eliza, Washington Townsend, and Priscilla Ann Townsend.
Benjamin Franklin Townsend (1814 - 1841)*
Anna Eliza Townsend Barber (1825 - 1857)*
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Apr 08, 2005
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