Looking for info about James Townsend, 3-12-1840-1885, b. Horton, Tasmania, but from a Michigan family.

+3 votes
222 views
John Fox Townsend and Celeste Ferris Townsend 1839-1864, U.S citizens, had several children, but only one of them, James Townsend, was b. in Tasmania.  How did this happen?  I find no reference to foreign travelby these parents.
in Genealogy Help by
Nor did I Tess.

1 Answer

0 votes
Where did you find this birth (or baptism) for James Townsend. Was it on the Tasmanian Pioneer Index? Someone else's tree? FamilySearch? I don't have my Tas Pioneer Index available at the moment and the collections at FamilySearch aren't indexed (search image by image).

Here's an interesting RootsWeb tree of the pioneers of the Horton district and the Townsend's don't appear to be there. I'm sure if you emailed the owner she could tell you more about the Townsends at Horton.

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=alisontassie&recno=127991

As for how they got to Tas? Passengers travelling in steerage often weren't listed by name. Was his father a ship's officer? Wives sometimes travelled with the captain of a merchant ship.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (244k points)
edited by Rosemary Jones

Related questions

+9 votes
2 answers
159 views asked Mar 3, 2021 in Genealogy Help by Joyce Vander Bogart G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
+5 votes
1 answer
+3 votes
2 answers
105 views asked May 29, 2017 in Genealogy Help by Michael Townsend G2G2 (2.9k points)
+4 votes
2 answers
240 views asked May 20, 2015 in Genealogy Help by Michael Townsend G2G2 (2.9k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...