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Townshend Dade "Townie" Fendall
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Birth: May 25, 1813
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 1893
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA

An officer of the Farmers' Bank when the war broke out. After the war he served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Alexandria Water Company until his death. He was the fifth child of Benjamin Trueman Fendall, surveyor of Port Alexandria, and his wife Elizabeth Alexander Dade Fendall. He married Eliza Eaches of Alexandria on January 15, 1850. Townshend and Eliza Fendall had four children -- three of whom lived into adulthood.

Parts of a letter from Townshend Dade Fendall to Aunt Mary Dade, December 28, 1861.

The joyous festival of Christmas has passed, not as formerly, fraught with happiness & glee it was a dull quiet day and but for the firing of powder crackers & pistols, would have scare been noticed. It rested like a mighty incubus, paralyzing, as it were, the elasticity of the spirits, that in gone by days were so buoyant & happy, how sad & painful the change from my boyish days, then the occasion was all excitement & preperation, for days before, followed by social parties, Egg-nogg & the varied innocent amusements, incident to the season...

Oh, mysterious fate, has every Sinful man brought this calamity upon us. War, Civil relentless War, has been lighted & the fratricidal arm, hurling death & direction, father against son, brother against brother, how awful to contemplate. Oh my County, once the land of the free & the home of the brave, thy once glorious fabric, reeling tottering to the dust, can it be, that we are no longer to rank among the nations of the earth. Must our nationality be blotted out? No, no, forbid it kind heaven, fanaticism cannot, must not prevail, two republics may grow up, but never can be blotted out from existence, we will be freemen, if we cannot agree as brothers, with our nationality, let us seperate and stop this suicidal carnage & let the land flowing with milk & honey be at peace. May God in his mercy grant this.



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Trueman Fendall (1780 - 1849)
  Elizabeth Alexander Dade Fendall (1781 - 1848)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza McCormick Eaches Fendall (1822 - 1907)*
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Trueman Fendall (1851 - 1923)*
  Nannie Lee Fendall Tackett (1853 - 1940)*
  William Eaches Fendall (1856 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Fitzhugh Fendall Marbury (1803 - 1871)*
  Mary Trueman Stoddert Fendall (1805 - 1890)*
  Benjamin Trueman Fendall (1807 - 1890)*
  Townshend Dade Fendall (1813 - 1893)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Paul's Cemetery
Alexandria
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: May 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19598754
Townshend Dade Townie Fendall
Added by: Doug Fendall
 
Townshend Dade Townie Fendall
Added by: Doug Fendall
 
Townshend Dade Townie Fendall
Added by: George Seitz
 
 
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- Nancy Gibson Lowe
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014
May God hold you in the palm of his hand and bring you great peace.
- Twist
 Added: May. 9, 2008
 
 
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