One Name Place Study: Fred W Townsend in Columbus

Fred W Townsend of Franklin County Ohio

It's once again time to investigate the Townsends of Franklin County, Ohio in an effort to find relatives of William James Townsend who was born around 1842 in Franklin County, Ohio.

The next Townsend listed in the 1880 US Census is Fred W Townsend.

Fred W Townsend in Columbus, Ohio
1880 US Census, Columbus, Ohio; Entry for Fred W Townsend

Fred's birth is approximated to 1847 as his age is listed as 33 years-old. His birth place is listed as Ohio with his parents from Ohio.  His occupation is a Marble Cutter. He is residing as a boarder in the property owned by Evan Jacobs and his wife Mary.

Could he be a brother to Robert Townsend from the previous post? Fred was a Marble Cutter residing on Front Street which is two streets away from High Street where Robert, a brick mason, was residing. Nothing is conclusive, but it is interesting.

If Fred was kin to my ancestor William, he would be a bit younger. At this time, William was a blind farmer. Had William not returned from the Civil War blind, one could wonder what his occupation was. Would it have been a stone/brick mason job?

Once again, this seems to be the only entry for Fred with a comparable birth date and place and name. Where are you Fred? Are you a cousin?


Previous Posts:
What I Know about William James Townsend


Additional Reading:
That's Everyone Now What?

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