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    Father : TOWNSEND Alva (1827 - 1912) (Age in the birth of the child : 22 years old)
    Mother : SHIELDS Elzara (1830 - 1912) (Age in the birth of the child : 19 years old)
    Siblings :
       TOWNSEND Elmira (1852 Hartford City, Washington Township, Blackford County, Indiana, USA - 1936 Hartford City, Washington Township, Blackford County, Indiana, USA)
       TOWNSEND Andrew Jackson (1854 Arkansas, USA - 1929)
       TOWNSEND Sara Jane (1854 Blackford County, Indiana, USA - 1931)
       TOWNSEND George W. (1857 - 1922)
       TOWNSEND Samuel (1868)
       TOWNSEND Nellie (?)
       TOWNSEND Martha (?)
       TOWNSEND Armeda (?)
       TOWNSEND Wilson (?)
       TOWNSEND Minerva (?)
    Birth :
          Date : 10 JAN 1850
    Death :
          Date : 1921 (71 years old)
          Place : Indiana, USA
    Reference : 2858
    Source : S2810
          Page : pg. 20
          Name : Page
          Data :
                Quote from the original source document : Ln 38 99 99 Townsend, Elijah 8/12 M Indiana
    Note :
Accounted one of the progressive and practical agriculturists ofBlackford County, Elijah Townsend has been a resident of this localityall of his life, and through earnest and consecutive labor has gained aposition high in the esteem of his fellow citizens. Although a firmbeliever in methods, that are time tried and known to be practicable, hehas kept himself thoroughly abreast of the times in all things, and hisactivities have been rewarded in a manner commensurate with theirmerits. Mr. Townsend was born on a farm in Washington township,Blackford county, Indiana, January 10. 1851, and is a son of Alvah andElzary (Shields) Townsend.
Elijah Townsend has devoted himself to the cultivation of the soil sinceboyhood. He grew up on the homestead place, and when not engaged inattending the public schools was to found at work with his father andbrother, thus securing a thorough training for what he has since made hislife work. His present property, located in section 6, Licking township,is under a high state of cultivation, is furnished with modern andsubstantial buildings, and has up-to-date improvements of every kind .As business man Mr. Townsend is entitled to the respect and esteem alwayscommanded by men of integrity, and as a farmer and stock raiser he isthoroughly conversant with conditions and methods.
Mr. Townsend was married in Licking Township, Blackford county, Indiana,to Miss Rachel Ann Farmer, who was born in Delaware County in 1856, anddied at the home place in section 6, March 18, 1898. She was the motherof the following children:
Charles, assisting his father in the cultivation of the home farm,married Laura Jones, the daughter of Frank Jones, and has four sons andtwo daughters. The oldest child is Olie, the wife of Charles Thomelson,a farmer of Grant county, and has five sons; William, a farmer nearBerne, Indiana, married and has five children; Fred, living at HartfordCity, where he is connected with the Willer store, married and has sixchildren,; Adam, a worker in the oil fields of Illinois, married and hasthree children, and Oma, the wife of Sylvester Casterline, engaged inglass working at Hartford City and has two daughters.
Mr. Townsend is a democrat, but has not taken an active part in publicaffairs, outside of supporting movements for the progress and advancementof the community. His acquaintance, secured during his long residencehere, is extensive, and his friends are numerous.
Biographic and Historical Memoirs of Blackford County, Indiana
    Given name : Elijah
          Surname : Townsend
    Family Information :
          with FARMER Rachael A. M. (1855 - 1898) :
                Marriage :
                      Date : 15 MAR 1871 (21 years old)
                children :
                   TOWNSEND Charles (1804 Steuben County, New York, USA - 1888 Blackford County, Indiana, USA)
                   TOWNSEND Fred (1881 - 1926)
                   TOWNSEND Adam (1886 Indiana, USA)
                   TOWNSEND William (?)
                   TOWNSEND Oma (?)
                   TOWNSEND Oliver (?)

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