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Joseph Towne (1639 - bef. 1713)

Joseph Towne
Born in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1665 in Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, British Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Topsfield, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Joseph Towne:[1]

Born By 1642 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, son of William Towne and Joanna Blessing.

Marriage Joseph married Phebe Perkins in 1664 in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts.

Died Before 10 Feb 1713 in Topsfeild, Essex, Massachusetts.


  1. Phebe, b. May 4, 1666. d. Jan 3, 1669.
  2. Phebe, b. May 4, 1666; m. Newhall.
  3. Joanna, b. Jan. '22, 1G6S; m. Thos. Nichols. (They were living in Sutton, Mass., 1736.)
  4. Mary, b. March 27, 1670.
  5. Susannah, b. Dec. 24, 1671: m. John Cummings, Jan 23, 1688
  6. Joseph, b. March 22, 1673.
  7. Sarah, b. Dec. 30, 1675; d. Nov. 1, 1760; " an aged woman."
  8. John, b. Feb. 20, 1678; m. 1st, Eliz. Read
  9. Martha, b. May 19, 1680; m. Isaac (Leach?) Larrabe of Salem


  1. Edwin Hubbard, The Towne Family Memorial: Compiled from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Towne Manuscripts, Public and Family Records, for A.N. Towne Esq., San Francisco, Cal. By . Chicago, Illinois. Fergus Printing Company. 1880, p 18.
  • Isaac Cummings Family Association, "Descendants of Isaac Cummings," GEDCOM uploaded by Mary Rosenbach, 11 June 2004 on Rootsweb.
  • Claire Dietz, gedcom file found on posted by Claire Dietz on March 26, 2001
  • Charles J. Peterson, "Selvage and Peterson Families and More"
  • Jill (O'Neall) Ching, "Towne genealogy posting" on Rootsweb Towne mailing list
  • George A. Ramsdell, History of Milford, New Hampshire: 1738-1901, Concord, New Hampshire: The Rumford Press, 1901 Published by the town. Family registers by William P. Colburn.

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Towne-725 and Towne-2 appear to represent the same person because: Some mother. Same death date. One birth is before 1642. The other is about 1639. I.e. No significant difference.
posted by Jillaine Smith

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