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Clark & Sarah E. (Kelley) Townsend

Clark Townsend, son of Uriah Townsend and Sarah (Pardee) Townsend, was born January 19, 1823 in Carmel, Putnam County, New York.

Clark married Sarah E. Kelley, daughter of Ira Kelley and Annis (Cole) Kelley, born September 11, 1822 in Carmel, Putnam County, New York, on February 24, 1844, in Carmel, Putnam County, New York.

Clark and Sarah resided in Putnam County for several years, but had removed to Harrison, Lee County, Iowa by November 9, 1850.

Clark and Sarah had four children:
(1) Francis M. Townsend, b. Dec. 10, 1844, Carmel, Putnam County, New York; m. Mary H. Wright, January 12, 1869 in Bonaparte, Van Buren, Iowa;

(2) Edgar K. Townsend, b. November 9, 1850, in Harrison, Lee County, Iowa; m. Mary John, December 11, 1873, Harrison, Lee County, Iowa;

(3) Albert E. Townsend, b. May 1853 in Harrison, Lee County, Iowa; m. Belle Hanna, August 3, 1876; and

(4) Carrie Townsend, b. December 4, 1855, Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa, December 4, 1855; married Benton Poole, b. December 14, 1876.

Sarah E. Kelly died August 5, 1898 in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa. Clark Townsend died April 25, 1899, in Farmington, Van Buren, Iowa.

[Submitted by great-great-great granddaughter, Terri Townsend Griffiths]


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