A genealogy of Benedictus Townsend (1710-1769) and his wife, Lucilla Light (1710- ) last of North and South Carolina and their descendants who lived in South Carolina, Florida and Kentucky.

Most of this genealogy is available in the book Benedictus Townsend of South Carolina which we compiled and published in 2006.   More information on this book and how to order it can be found at Benedictus Townsend Book.

A Family Tree starting with the earliest known ancestor of this family is shown below. By clicking on any family members name in that tree that individual's personal page will appear showing what we know about them.

A List showing all members of this family is shown below. Just click on that list and then on any person's name and their personal page will appear showing what we know about that individual.

You may also begin reading about this family by clicking on the names of Notable Persons in this family that are listed below.

Family Trees

List of Family Members

Notable People

Benedictus Townsend Book

Townsend Bibles

Townsend Papers

  • Townsend Papers Abstracts of some 50 old documents that were removed by Rogers Townsend (1917-1979) from the Townsend Plantation Office near Blenheim, Marlboro County, South Carolina in the mid 1970’s. These are original deeds and other documents of the Townsend Family going back to 1787.