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.
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List of Family Members
- Benedictus Townsend (1710-1769) Of Delaware, North Carolina and Craven Dist. South Carolina - Progenitor of this family.
- Thomas Townsend (1735-1796) Planter of Halifax County, Virginia and Greenville, South Carolina.
- John Townsend (1740-1786) Planter of North Carolina and Marlboro County, South Carolina. Revolutionary War Patriot.
- Light Townsend (1745-1818) Planter of Craven County, South Carolina and Warren County, Kentucky. Revolutionary War Soldier.
- William Townsend (1746- ) Planter of Marlboro County South Carolina
- John Townsend (1760-1843) Planter of Craven County South Carolina.
- William Townsend (1762- ) Planter of Marlboro County South Carolina
- James Townsend (1763- ) Planter of McIntosh County Georgia
- Benjamin Townsend (1764- ) Planter of Marlboro County, South Carolina
- Rhoda Townsend (1765- ) of Marlboro County, South Carolina.
- Thomas Townsend ((1765-1828) Planter of Marlboro County, South Carolina, Liberty County, Georgia and Jefferson County, Florida. Progentor of the Townsend Brothers who moved to Texas in 1830's.
- Light Townsend (1770-1851) Planter of Marlboro County South Carolina and Hernando County, Florida.
- Jesse Townsend (1793-1879) Of Marlboro County, South Carolina, Lowndes County Georgia, and Duval County, Florida. Soldier in War of 1812. Interesting account of war record and post Civil War Claims for damage.
- John "Jack" Townsend (1796-1847) of Marlboro County, South Carolina and Alachua County Florida.
- Joel Wilson Townsend (1799-1880) Methodist Minister of Marlboro and Abbeville County South Carolina.
- Light Townsend (1798-1870) Planter of Marlboro County South Carolina
- Allen Townsend (1801-1880) Planter of Lowndes County Georgia and Madison County Florida.
- David R. Townsend (1808-1886) Farmer and Judge of Lafayette County Florida.
- Temperance Townsend (1833-1856) Daughter of Allen Townsend. Died while in school in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
- Charles Pinkney Townsend (1833-1923 Lawyer of Bennettsville, Marlboro Co. South Carolina. Long Interesting Autobiography.
Benedictus Townsend Book
- Benedictus Townsend of South Carolina A genealogy of the descendants of Benedictus Townsend (c1710-c1769) and his wife, Lucilla Light of South Carolina.
- 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.