M, b. circa 1782
|Father||Christopher Townsend b. c 1739, d. b 22 Mar 1809|
Darius was born circa 1782 in Fredricksburg, Dutchess County, New York. Darius married Abigail Paddock. The 1810 U.S. Federal Census enumerates at Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, the family of Darius Townsend [2001:1101].2
|Abigail Paddock b. c 1792|
- [S451] Townsend Society Newslwtter: Query: [Winter 1999-2000] - Subj: Searching for information on Darius Townsend, b. ca. 1792, md. ca. 1812, Abigail Paddock, b. NY ca. 1792. Their dau Elizabeth Townsend, b. 29 Aug., 1812, NY, md. Roswell Hicks ca. 1833. She d. 7 July, 1894 in Waupaca Co., WI. Erick and Judy Lammert, 1244 Kellogg St., Green Bay, WI 54303.
Answer: Suggest that you look into the name Christopher Townsend who died in Dutchess Co., NY in 1809. In his will he named a son as Darius. Darius' brother was named Christopher, Jr. and he died at Somerset, Niagara Co., NY. Many of the said Christopher's children went to Michigan. It is possible that Darius may have gone to Greene Co., NY from Dutchess Co., NY. Darius is not a common name among the Townsends and the name Paddock is very definitely a Dutchess County name. If indeed Christopher was the father of your Darius, the line would run Darius6 Christopher, Thomas, John, Thomas John.
- [S646] Documentation: Sheet 240.