James Tompkins

M
     He married May Mizell, on 12 February 1892 at Suwannee, Florida, United States.1

Child of James Tompkins and May Mizell

Citations

  1. [S66] Suwannee Co. FL Marriage Records, Book 2, Pg. 363.

Claude T. Tompkins

M, b. 12 April 1898
     Claude was born on 12 April 1898 at Lake City, Columbia, Florida, United States.1 He was the son of James Tompkins and May Mizell.

Citations

  1. [S710] 1988 IGI Florida Pg. 2648.

Fred Gerber

M, b. 6 November 1929, d. circa 1991
     Fred was born on 6 November 1929. Fred died circa 1991.

Hillbern Zipperer1

M, b. 18 September 1916, d. 28 November 1997
     Hillbern was born on 18 September 1916 at Madison, Florida, United States. He was the son of Hubert Zipperer and Dona Law. Hillbern died on 28 November 1997 at Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, United States, at age 81. His body was buried at Mount Horeb Cemetery, Madison, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Marjorie HADDEN Zipperer, 1986 & 1988.

Temperance Townsend

F, b. 27 June 1833, d. 13 January 1856
     Temperance was born on 27 June 1833 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of Allen Townsend and Sarah Briant. Temperance died on 13 January 1856 at Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at age 22.2 Her body was buried on 16 January 1856 at Moravian Cemetery, Old Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.3
     Biography of Temperance Townsend:
Temperance left Florida about 1854 to live with her Uncle Light Townsend of Marlboro District South Carolina. On the first of August 1855 she enrolled with her cousins Harriet and Amelia (Daughters of Light) in the Salem Female Academy at Old Salem in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "Since then she has continued with us in her usual state of health which was very feeble and precarious at all times, her constitution having been greatly weakened by frequent and long continued attacks of intermittent fever whilst living in Florida. ... She was a member of the Methodist Church, having joined that communion of faith whilst still residing in Florida. By her correct gentle and Christian walk and conversation, during the few months she has been with us, she proved herself to live consistently with the good profession she made. She was by nature a very gentle and retiring disposition." ["Brief Memoir of our departed pupil Temperance Townsend" - Moravian Archives - Winston-Salem, North Carolina] She became very ill and passed away 13 Jan 1856 at age 22. She is buried in the single womans section of God's Acre (Moravian Cemetery) in Old Salem, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her gravestone reads "Temperance Townsend / of / Madison, Florida / Born June 26, 1837 / Departed Jan 13, 1856. (The schools records of her birth date that were used to mark the gravestone differ by 3 years and one day with the record of her birth in the Allen Townsend Family Bible. The Bible record was chosen as being correct.)

Citations

  1. [S42] Allen Townsend 1829 Bible. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
  2. [S710] From gravestone.
  3. [S122] Moravian Records - NC, page 6003.

Emeline Elisor Townsend

F, b. 17 March 1840, d. before 1850
     Emeline was born on 17 March 1840 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of Allen Townsend and Sarah Briant. Emeline died before 1850 at Madison, Florida, United States.
     Biography of Emeline Elisor Townsend:
Emeline does not appear with the family in the 1850, 1860 or 1870 Census and is not mentioned in Allen Townsend's will dated 26 May 1877. She is thus presumed to have died prior to the 1850 census.

Citations

  1. [S42] Allen Townsend 1829 Bible. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Delilah Pouncey1

F, d. circa 1795
     She married Light Townsend, son of Benedictus Townsend and Lucilla Light, circa 1766 at Craven, South Carolina, United States. Delilah Pouncey died circa 1795 at Woodford, Kentucky, United States; The death of Light Townsend's first wife, likely occurred a year or so prior to the marriage with his second wife in June 1796. Widows with children did not go long without remarrying. Thus a death date for his first wife has been selected as circa 1795 Woodford Co., Kentucky where the family was living in at that time.
     Biography of Delilah Pouncey:
Delilah is the traditional name of the wife of Light Townsend. Marie Townsend Butler in her work "The Townsends of Marlboro - 1764-1980" indicates that the name of Light's wife is Delilah Pouncey, "according to a family history kept by her nephew, Asa."2 We have not been able to find any evidence to support either of these names.

Children of Delilah Pouncey and Light Townsend

Citations

  1. [S710] Delilah Pouncey is the traditional name of the wife of Light Townsend. We have not found any evidence that supports that name.
  2. [S137] Marie Townsend Butler, Townsends of Marlboro, p. 5.

John Townsend1

M, b. circa 1760, d. 7 July 1843
     John was born circa 1760 at Orange, North Carolina, British Colonial America. He was the son of John Townsend and Cortney (--?--). He married Kiziah Hays, daughter of Belitha Hays and Amey Clark, circa 1790 at Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.1 John died on 7 July 1843 at Marlboro, South Carolina, United States. His body was buried in July 1843 at Mossy Bay Cemetery, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.
     John's occupation: Farmer.
Biography of John Townsend:
The earliest record that we believe to be that of John Townsend is his listing on the December 1788 Petit Jury in Marlboro County, South Carolina.2 This is the first time that his name appears in Marlboro County as we believe that his father, John Townsend was deceased by that time.

The next record is his listing as head of household in the 1790 Cheraw District, South Carolina Census. That census shows John Townsend HH 1 male age 16+ and one female age 16+. No others are listed in this household and no other Townsend’s are listed in this census. This suggests that this is a census of John and his wife, Kiziah Hays shortly following their marriage.

In the minutes of the June 1797 Marlboro County Court John Townsend provides bond for the estate of Philip Clarke as follows: “Ordered that the admn of Philip Clarke estate be granted to Wm. Whitfield & Fereba Clark, who entered in to bond with George Evans and John Townson“3 Philip Clark and Fereba Clark are the grandparents of John Townsend’s wife, Kiziah Hays.

The next record is a deed dated 27 August 1797 in Marlboro County, South Carolina wherein John Townsend sells to Charles Daniel Lucas for 10 pounds sterling money for a certain parcel of “land containing one hundred acres more or less situate in the District of Cheraw County on the NE Side of the Great Pee Dee River” (land is described but difficult to read) Signed by John (his mark) Townsend. Witnessed by Ruben (his mark) Cook and Archibald Thomson. Recorded 11 May 1798.4

In the 1800 U. S. Census of Marlboro County, South Carolina we find John Townsend as head of a household containing 3 males under 10 (John, Light and Joel) 2 males 10-16 (Jesse & James), 1 male 26-45 (John) and 1 female 26-45(Kiziah).5 This same census lists the families of William Townsend, Thomas Townsend, Light Townsend and Benjamin Townsend all age 26-45 who we believe are all brothers of John Townsend.

A 13 March 1802 deed in Marlboro County, South Carolina shows: John Townsing selling to John Wilkerson for 10 pounds a tract of 400 acres more or less “situate and being on the NE side of the Great Pee Dee river beginning at Reedy Branch and keeping down the Three Creeks to Cooks foard and running a direct Course to Ephraim Whittington’s land running on said Whittington’s till it strikes a blazed line concluding on by John Evans & Henry Goodman and running on sd blazed line agree on by the sd Townsend and Chas Lucas and running on sd line till it Strikes the head of the sd Reedy Branch and corners in the fork of sd Reddy Branch and so concluded the sd 400 acres (more or less).” Signed John Townsing. Witnessed Thomas John and William Sellars6 This is a most unusual deed in that it is for a relatively large tract of land (400 acres) and it is signed with a signature of a John Townsing rather than by his mark. All the other deeds by John Townsend are for 200 acres or less and he always signed with his mark. However, based on the price paid for this land it is not of great value and maybe mostly low lying land along the Three Creeks. Also although we have found 6 deeds (including this one) wherein John has sold 1008 acres of land, we have only found one deed for 24 acres wherein he has bought land. Thus it is very likely that John either bought or inherited land and the deeds were not recorded.

In the 1810 U. S. Census of Marlboro County, South Carolina we find the John Townsend as head of household as follows: 3 males under 10 (Allen, David and Benjamin), 3 males 10-16 (James, John & Light), 1 male 16-26 (Jessee or John), 1 male 26-45(John), 2 females under 10 (Arpie Sarah & Fereba) 1 female 26-45( Kiziah).. No Slaves are enumerated. Also a. B. Townsend, Th. Townsend, and Rody Townsend are listed as head of household and living nearby John Townsend.1810 Marlboro SC Census, p. 92, 95, 96)

On 28 February 1811 a deed shows: John Brown selling to John Townsend for $24 “land containing Twenty four acres the same being part of a tract containing 500 acres granted to Samuel Brown the fifth day of December 1796 and devolved to James Brown by heirship and was transferred from said James Brown to the said John Brown and from said John Brown to the said John Townsend and is bounded So. On Elijah Hays land NE on Amey Hays lands E on James Burkets land and w on Sam[uel Burkets land, the same lying and being on the NE side of Pee Dee river near Hilsons Bay.” Signed: John Brown, Witnessed: Henry Hodges, Geo. B. Whitfield. Record 9 January 1828. 7 This is the only deed where we have found where John Townsend acquires land.

A deed dated 7 Nov 1812 shows John Townsend selling to Elijah Hays for $66 “land containing fifty acres (more or less) Situate on the NE side of great Pee Dee river on Hilsons Bay being part of a tract of 100 acres and was granted to Philip Clark by his Excellency William Moultrie Esq. Governor the grant bearing date July the Sixth 1786 bounded on the SE Side of the cane branch on Samuel Burket lands and on the NE Side on said Hays land and the center of the cane branch or channel to be the other dividing line as is represented in the original plat which by heirship devolved to Isaac Brigman and Elijah Hays and from said Brigman and Hays to John Townsend and from said Townsend to said E. Hays who is now a party to these presents.” Signed John (his mark) Townsend. Witnessed G. B. Whitfield, Elizabeth Whitfield. Recorded 9 January 1828. 8

A 1813 deed shows: John Townsend selling to William Brown for $150 for land “containing seventy acres more or less situate on the NE side of great Pee Dee River on Hilsons Bay bounded by the current of Muddy creek was granted to Phillip Clark by his Excellency William Moultrie Esq. Governor of the grant bearing date Feby the Sixth 1786 bounded on all sides as is represented by a plat to the original Grant annexed and evolved from Philip Clark to Elijah Hays and Isaac Brigman by Heirship and from said Hayes and Brigman to John Townsend who is now party to these presents”. Recorded about 1 April 1817 [Ed. Note: This is all there is on page 258 as page 259 is missing from the deed book] 9

A 15 August 1815 deed shows John Townsend selling to James Townsend for $400, 188 acres more or less “granted to Jarred Whittington on the 3 day of October 1791 by his Excellency Charles Pinckney Esq. Governor and lying on the NE side of the Great Peedee River near the branch bay and on the south side and the said one hundred and eighty eight acres more or less bound by a line running due north by George Charys land, NW by Burrel Whittington land and on all other lands vacant and hath such forms and marks as it represented by a plat to the Original Grant Annexed together and was conveyed from Jarred Whittington to William Whitfield and from William Whitfield to John Townsend and From John Townsend to James Townsend who is now a party to these presents.” Signed John (his mark) Townsend. Witnessed: Thomas Ammons and John McRae. Recorded 11 day of November 1815.10 James Townsend is very likely John Townsend’s son as James would be 20 years of age at the time of this deed.

The last deed and record that we have found relating to John Townsend is dated 9 August 1817 and is recorded11 in Marion County, South Carolina as follows: “John Townsend of Marion Dist. sells to Archibald McBride of Marlborough Dist. SC, for $500, 200 acres more or less, described as “lying on the E. Side of Reedy Creek and ____ as follows: Beginning at a pine corner in a drain of Prices Bay, then by a with a bade(?) corner to Alexr. McRaes line on sd line to a light wood stake in Prices Pond then to another lightwood stake in said pond from thence with John McRaes line to a ____ near the Bay and from thence to the beginning, including the plantation wherein said Townsend now lives” Signed: John (his mark) Townsend. Witnessed by: Malcom McBride, Phillip McRae. Proved before Samuel Johnson, JP 25 Oct. 1819. Rec. 26 May 1820. This deed was filed in Marion County and we were able to locate this property near the Marion/Marlboro County Border at the headwaters of Big Reedy Creek. We found where Alexander McRae was living in 1790 in Marlboro County12 on the west side of Big Reedy Creek. In addition, in a 1797 Marlboro County Deed13 Thomas Price’s land is mentioned as bordering land “on Big Reedy Creek part in Liberty County and part in Marlborough County where the District Line crosseth sd Creek”. Liberty County became Marion County in 1798. We believe Prices pond and Prices Bay are named after Thomas Price as his is the only Price name in the area at the time. Thus the 200 acres “wherein said Townsend now lives” is clearly on or near what was in 1817 the Marion/Marlboro County line on the eastern side of Big Reedy Creek. We have concluded that this is the same 200 acres of land John Townsend (1740-1786) was granted14 on 20 July 1772. That 1772 grant description was “Two Hundred acres situate in Craven County on the North East side of the Big Reedy Creek, bounding the North West on said Creek and Swamp, on all other sides by vacant lands." A survey plat15 on which that land was granted dated 26 October 1771 shows that land on the southern edge of a swamp and that a “ferry path” is shown running south from the swamp through the middle of the property to what appears to be another swamp or creek on the south eastern portion of the property. Both the 1772 and 1817 property descriptions are clearly in the same area on the eastern side of Big Reedy Creek. Both areas are in a drainage path of low-lying land or land that was impounded into a pond and both are for 200 acres. Although the descriptions are not exactly the same we conclude they describe the same land. Likely the original 1772 grant do not survive to 1817 when John Townsend (1760-1843) decided to sell that land. We have not found how John Townsend (1760-1843) acquired this land, but if it is the same land as granted John Townsend (1740-1786) in 1772, as we surmise, he likely acquired it from his father through inheritance by the right of primogeniture, probably at the time his father died before 1786.. John Townsend is living on this land in 1817 which suggests that likely he lived on it much of his life and that his children listed below also were likely born on this same land. If these two properties are the same as we conclude, this further supports our conclusion that John Townsend of this biography is the first born son of John Townsend (1740-1786).

The last record is dated 13 Apr 1819 wherein John Townsend is appointed administrator of the estate of Amey Hayes, his mother in law, as follows: “John Townsend returned citation for admn. On the estate of Amey Hayse; entered in to bond with John Townsend, Jr. and Jabish Townsend for $1000.”16

John Townsend and family appear in the 1820 or 1830 Census for Marlboro County.

John Townsend is buried next to his wife, Kiziah in Mossy Bay Cemetery, Marlboro County, South Carolina with a gravestone that reads: Born about 1760 died July 7, 1843. 17

Children of John Townsend and Kiziah Hays

Citations

  1. [S138] Annie Florence Kinney, "DAR Application of Annie Florence Kinney."
  2. [S153] Brent H. Holcomb, Marlborough Co. SC Court Records, p. 53.
  3. [S153] Brent H. Holcomb, Marlborough Co. SC Court Records, p. 108.
  4. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book E-1, pp. 216-217.
  5. [S784] 1800 Census Marlboro SC, p.58.
  6. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book F-1, pp. 284-285.
  7. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book N, pp. 7 & 8.
  8. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book N, pp. 5 & 6.
  9. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book H-1, p. 258.
  10. [S799] "Marlboro SC Deeds". Deed Book H-1, pp. 196-7.
  11. [S365] "Marlboro SC Deeds". DB I, pp. 245-246.
  12. [S823] Gwen DeBerry Hendrix, Hendrix, Marlbourough SC Abstracts Books A-1&AA, p. 49, DB AA-128, 7 Jun 1790 Deed Nathan Stafford to Alexander McRae "on W side of Reedy Creek...including plantation whereon said Alexr. McRae now liveth."
  13. [S829] Gwen DeBerry Hendrix, Marlbourough SC Abstracts Bks B1, B & E1, p. 44, DB E-1, p. 172. Ammons to Miles.
  14. [S797] "SC Colonial Land Grants". Vol. 26, p. 326, Film Series 5213019.
  15. [S798] "SC Colonial Land Plats". Vol. 20, p. 384, Film Series S213184.
  16. [S153] Brent H. Holcomb, Marlborough Co. SC Court Records, p. 126.
  17. [S714] Elizabeth Drake and Jacquelyn Rainwater, Marlboro SC Cemeteries, p. 249.

Kiziah Hays1

F, b. 1772, d. 2 December 1858
     Kiziah was born in 1772. She was the daughter of Belitha Hays and Amey Clark. She married John Townsend, son of John Townsend and Cortney (--?--), circa 1790 at Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.1 Kiziah died on 2 December 1858 at Marlboro, South Carolina, United States. Her body was buried in December 1858 at Mossy Bay Cemetery, Marlboro, South Carolina, United States.

Children of Kiziah Hays and John Townsend

Citations

  1. [S138] Annie Florence Kinney, "DAR Application of Annie Florence Kinney."

Hubert Zipperer

M
     He married Dona Law.1

Child of Hubert Zipperer and Dona Law

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Marjorie HADDEN Zipperer, 1986 & 1988.

Dona Law

F
     She married Hubert Zipperer.1

Child of Dona Law and Hubert Zipperer

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Marjorie HADDEN Zipperer, 1986 & 1988.

Audrey Hadden1

F, b. 6 October 1912
     Audrey was born on 6 October 1912 at Madison, Florida, United States. She was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Hadden and Talitha Moody. She married John Carl Townsend, son of John Hilliard Townsend and Ethel Agnes Williams.2

Citations

  1. [S710] Personal communication from Marjorie HADDEN Zipperer, 1986 & 1988.
  2. [S125] Gerald Paul Townsend, "Townsend - Campbell Family Group Sheets."

Samuel Tilden Webb1

M, b. 24 May 1881, d. 7 January 1945
     Samuel was born on 24 May 1881 at Madison, Florida, United States.2 He was the son of John Traveler Webb and Sarah Elizabeth Bailey. He married Hattie Florence Hadden, daughter of Frank Hadden and Temperance Ann Caulk, on 12 December 1900 at Madison, Florida, United States.3 Samuel died on 7 January 1945 at Madison, Florida, United States, at age 63.4 His body was buried in January 1945 at Corinth Baptist Church, Madison, Florida, United States.

Children of Samuel Tilden Webb and Hattie Florence Hadden

Citations

  1. [S24] Frank Hadden Bible. This bible contains the full names and dates of birth of the children of Frank Hadden and Temperance Ann Caulk of Madison County Florida. Holy Bible containing The King James and The Revised Version of Old and New Testament.
  2. [S179] Thomas Webb, "Webb Family Records."
  3. [S68] Madison Co. Florida Marriage Records, Book 2, page 144.
  4. [S710] From gravestone 31 Mar 1989.

Lela May Webb1

F, b. 7 February 1902, d. 9 February 1902
     Lela was born on 7 February 1902 at Madison, Florida, United States. She was the daughter of Samuel Tilden Webb and Hattie Florence Hadden. Lela died on 9 February 1902 at Madison, Florida, United States.2 Her body was buried in February 1902 at Corinth Baptist Church, Madison, Florida, United States.

Citations

  1. [S24] Frank Hadden Bible. This bible contains the full names and dates of birth of the children of Frank Hadden and Temperance Ann Caulk of Madison County Florida. Holy Bible containing The King James and The Revised Version of Old and New Testament.
  2. [S710] From gravestone 31 Mar 1989.

Temperance Dora Caulk

F, b. 1875
     Temperance was born in 1875 at Madison, Florida, United States.1 She was the daughter of Henry Tom Caulk and Jane Hadden.

Citations

  1. [S32] 1880 Census Madison FL, E.D. 103, Pg. 1, Family 387.