David Townsend

David Townsend

Pughtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Dec 1858 (aged 70)
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section D
Memorial ID 10742086 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Paul S.
  • Added: 8 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10742086
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Townsend (15 Dec 1787–6 Dec 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10742086, citing Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Paul S. (contributor 18204635) .