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David Townsend
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1787
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1858
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

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. 
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  Benjamin Franklin Townsend (1814 - 1841)*
  Anna Eliza Townsend Barber (1825 - 1857)*
*Calculated relationship
Oaklands Cemetery
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Paul S.
Record added: Apr 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10742086
David Townsend
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David Townsend
Added by: Paul S.
David Townsend
Added by: Paul S.
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