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Henry C. Hallowell, ed., Vital Records of Townsend Massachusetts: Town Records to 1850 with Marriage Intentions to 1873 and Cemetery Inscriptions (Boston, Mass.: N.E. Historic Genealogical Society, 1992).


G.S. - Gravestone Records.


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Aaron, s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Sep. 13, 1772.
Amos, s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Feb. 11, 1766.
Asa, s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. July 1, 1767.
Rebeckah, d. Levy and Lydia, b. July 29, 1781.
Sarah, d. Levy and Rebeckah, b. Dec. 18, 1768.
Sebbel, d. Levy and Rebecah, b. Oct. 27, 1770.
Sewel, s. Levy and Rebeckah, b. June 16, 1774.


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Susannah, of Dunstable and Abrah[a]m Gates of Townshend, m. Nov. 13, 1766, by Rev. Samuel Dix. Daniel Adams, Town Clerk.
[NOTE: This was Susannah Whitmore, b. 10 Jan 1745, Malden, MA, daughter of Peletiah and Deborah (Kendall) Whitmore.--RLW]


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Adelia, d. Samuel and Kezia, Nov. 12, 1840, a. 6y. G.S.
Amos, Lt., Oct. 31, 1770, in his 66y.
Hannah M., w. Samuel, Aug. 31, 1866, a. 61y. G.S.
Kezia M., w. Samuel, Dec. 15, 1837, a. 37y. G.S.
Mary W., w. Samuel, Nov. 20, 1825, a. 28y. G.S.
Rebeckah, w. Lt. Levi, Apr. 11, 1779, in her 43y.
Samuel, Dec. 16, 1870, a. 76y. G.S.
Sarah, relict John, "late of Concord", July 26, 1746, in her 75y.
Zacheus, b. Bedford, Mar. 5, 1735, d. May 25, 1760, a. 25y. 2m. 20d.

From Massachusetts Marrriages 1695-1910 at



Charles E., and Lydia A. Dix, 27 May 1863.
Elizabeth, and E. T. Woodbury, 19 May 1854.
Joseph, and Eliza Sanders, int. 20 Mar 1830.
Joseph, and Eliza Sanders, 13 Apr 1830.
Martin, and Nancy C. Romor, 10 Mar 1859.
Nathan, and Dora Prescott, int. 22 Sep 1855.
Rebeckah, Miss, and Mr. James Page, both of Townsend, int. 6 May 1828.
Sally, Miss, of Townsend, and Mr. George Hartwell of Mason, N.H., int. 25 Aug 1821.
Sally, and George Hartwell, 15 Oct 1821.
Samuel, and Hannah Marshall, 18 Apr 1839.
Wallace, and Mary Ann Brooks, 6 Sep 1844.


From "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910," from original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.


Whitney, [Female], birth, 1845 - 1846, vol. 17, p. 80:

[number] --; [birthdate] April 24; [date of record] June 24, 1846; [name] ----- Whitney; [sex] Female; [birthplace] --; [parents] Nathan & Eliza Whitney; [residence of father] --; [occupation of father] Farmer; [birthplace of father] --; [birthplace of mother] --.

Whitney, [Male], birth, 1863, vol. 160, p. 164:

[number] 29; [birthdate] Nov. 5; [date of record] --; [name] ----- Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Newton J. & Mary J. (Rading); [residence of father] Townsend; [occupation of father] Painter; [birthplace of father] New Ipswich; [birthplace of mother] Alstead, N.H.

Whitney, [Male], birth, 1848 - 1849, vol. 35, p. 279:

[number] 48; [birthdate] Jan. 18, 1849; [date of record] --; [name] ----- Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Nathan & Eliza Whitney; [residence of father] Townsend; [occupation of father] Farmer; [birthplace of father] Bolton; [birthplace of mother] Townsend.

Whitney, Charles Cyrus, birth, 1895, vol. 449, p. 428:

[number] 24; [birthdate] Dec. 19; [date of record] Jan. 15; [name] Charles Cyrus Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Edward G. Whitney, Esther J. Mansfield; [residence of father] Townsend; [occupation of father] Druggist; [birthplace of father] Waltham; [birthplace of mother] Dexter, Me.

Whitney, Edward Tracey, birth, 1894, vol. 440, p. 411:

[number] 1; [birthdate] Jan. 31; [date of record] Feb. 10; [name] Edward Tracey Whitney; [sex] Male; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Edward G. Whitney, Esther J. Mansfield; [residence of father] Townsend; [occupation of father] Druggist; [birthplace of father] Waltham; [birthplace of mother] Dexter, Me.


Whitney, Charles E., marriage, 1863, vol. 163, p. 148:

[number] 6; [marriage date and place] May 27, 1863; [date of record] --; [groom] Charles E. Whitney; [residence] Ashby; [age] 26; [occupation] Carpenter; [birthplace] Ashby; [parents] John D. & Harriet C. Whitney; [number of marriage] First; [bride] Lydia A. Dix; [residence] Townsend; [age] ; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Jacob & Mary C. Dix; [number of marriage] First; [officiant] Franklin Fisk, Minister of the Gospel.

Whitney, Elizabeth, marriage, 1854, vol. 79, p. 159:

[number] 12; [marriage date and place] May 25; [date of record] --; [groom] E. J. Woodbury; [residence] Ohio; [age] 24; [occupation] Dentist; [birthplace] Bolton, Mass.; [parents] Israel Woodbury; [number of marriage] First marriage; [bride] Elizabeth Whitney; [residence] Townsend; [age] 25; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Bolton, Mass.; [parents] Nathan & Eliza Whitney; [number of marriage] First marriage; [officiant] .

Whitney, Fairfield, marriage, 1908, vol. 579, p. 677:

[number] 8; [marriage date and place] July 22, N. Easton, Mass.; [date of record] June 25, 1908; [groom] Fairfield Whitney; [residence] Townsend; [age] 46; [occupation] Supt. schools; [birthplace] Harrison, Me.; [parents] Edward K. Whitney, Arvilla Caswell; [number of marriage] Second (Wid.); [bride] Caroline A. Sprague; [residence] Boston; [age] 31; [occupation] Nurse; [birthplace] Bath, Me.; [parents] William F. Sprague, Addie L. Harris; [number of marriage] First; [officiant] William L. Chaffin, North Easton, Mass., Minister of the Gospel.

Whitney, Fred [NOTE], marriage, 1908, vol. 579, p. 677:

[number] 10; [marriage date and place] Aug. 29, Pepperell, Mass.; [date of record] Aug. 24, 1908; [groom] Fred [NOTE] Whitney; [residence] Hampden, Me.; [age] 22; [occupation] Farmer; [birthplace] Belfast, Me.; [parents] Charles Whitney [NOTE], Lillian [NOTE]; [number of marriage] First; [bride] Margaret Ellen Coffey; [residence] Townsend; [age] 22; [occupation] Waitress; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] John Coffey, Julia Driscoll; [number of marriage] First; [officiant] Thomas I. Coglan, Pepperell, Mass., Rector of St. Joseph's Ch., Pep. & Sophia's Towns.

Whitney, John C., marriage, 1854, vol. 79, p. 159:

[number] 11; [marriage date and place] May 15; [date of record] --; [groom] John C. Whitney; [residence] Ashby; [age] 22; [occupation] Farmer; [birthplace] Ashby; [parents] John B. & Harriet Whitney; [number of marriage] First marriage; [bride] Mary W. Pillsbury; [residence] New Ipswich; [age] 19; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Fitchburg; [parents] Benjm. C. Pillsbury; [number of marriage] First marriage; [officiant] Lester Williams, Clergyman.

Whitney, Martin, marriage, 1859, vol. 127, p. 142:

[number] 1; [marriage date and place] March 10, 1859; [date of record] --; [groom] Martin Whitney; [residence] Mountvernon, N.H.; [age] 21; [occupation] Farmer; [birthplace] Lowell; [parents] Leonard Whitney; [number of marriage] First; [bride] Nancy C. Rand; [residence] Mountvernon, N.H.; [age] 25; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Lincon, N.H.; [parents] Edgar & Manda Rand; [number of marriage] First; [officiant] Rev. E. W. Cook, Pastor of Cong. Church.

Whitney, Wallis, marriage, 1844, vol. 13, p. 63:

[number] [26?]; [marriage date and place] Oct. 3rd, 1844, Townsend; [date of record] Nov. 1; [groom] Wallis Whitney; [residence] South Woburn; [age] 25; [occupation] Machinist; [birthplace] --; [parents] Saml. & Mary Whitney; [number of marriage] --; [bride] Mary A. Brooks; [residence] Townsend; [age] 23; [occupation] --; [birthplace] --; [parents] Saml. & Sally Brooks; [number of marriage] --; [officiant] Rev. Luther H. Sheldon, Minister of the Cong. Chh.


Whitney, Asa, death, 1851, vol. 58, p. 106:

[number] 37; [death date and place] Dec. 28, Townsend; [date of record] --; [name] Asa Whitney; [sex] --; [marital status] Widowed; [age] 85 - -; [cause] Old age; [residence] --; [occupation] Blacksmith; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Joel & Rebecca Whitney; [parents' birthplaces] --; [buried] --.

Whitney, Eliza [Stevens], death, 1852, vol. 67, p. 156:

[number] 31; [death date and place] Feb. 1st, 1852, Townsend; [date of record] --; [name] Eliza Whitney; [sex] Female; [marital status] Married; [age] 64 2 5; [cause] Inflammation of bowels; [residence] --; [occupation] --; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Solomon Stevens; [parents' birthplaces] --; [buried] --.

Whitney, Mary, death, 1846, vol. 21, p. 59:

[number] 16; [death date and place] Feb.11, 1846; [date of record] March 4; [name] Mary Whitney; [sex] Female; [marital status] Married to Asa Whitney; [age] 80 - -; [cause] Consumption; [residence] --; [occupation] Black smith [?ll.?]; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] --; [parents' birthplaces] --; [buried] --.

Whitney, Mary A., death, 1847, vol. 27, p. 66:

[number] 27; [death date and place] Jany. 11, 1847; [date of record] May 10; [name] Mary A. Whitney; [sex] Female; [marital status] --; [age] - 5 15; [cause] Croup; [residence] --; [occupation] Child; [birthplace] Townsend; [parents] Nathan & ----- Whitney; [parents' birthplaces] --; [buried] --.

Whitney, Nancy S. [Barrett], death, 1906, vol. 1906/88 (death), p. 170:

[number] 32; [death date and place] September 22d, 1906, Townsend; [date of record] Sept. 24th, 1906; [name] Nancy S. Whitney, m.n. Nancy S. Barrett; [sex] Female; [marital status] Widow of Amasa Whitney; [age] 71 4 20; [cause] Cerebral hemorrhage (paralytic form); [residence] --; [occupation] None; [birthplace] Lowell, Mass.; [parents] Oliver Barrett, Betsy Stone; [parents' birthplaces] Ashby, Mass., Ashburnham, Mass.; [buried] Townsend.

Whitney, Nathan, death, 1856, vol. 103, p. 121:

[number] 8; [death date and place] Nov. 6; [date of record] --; [name] Nathan Whitney; [sex] Male; [marital status] Married; [age] 52 3 7; [cause] Typhoid fever; [residence] --; [occupation] Farmer; [birthplace] Bolton; [parents] David & Mary Whitney; [parents' birthplaces] --; [buried] --.

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