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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 at about age 73 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.
  • "At a County Court held at Salem in 1660, in the case of Henry Bartholomew plaintiff, Jacob Towne defendant; ... Joseph that he was about one and twenty; and in the case of Norman vs. Orne, at Ipswich, in 1685, Jacob Towne, Sen., aged about 54 years, testifieth and saith that he lived in Salem in the North fields, that he was there an inhabitant near twelve years, and that he had been absent from there this four and thirty years."
  • Charles J. Peterson, "Selvage and Peterson Families and More"
  • Jill (O'Neall) Ching, "Towne genealogy posting" on Rootsweb Towne mailing list

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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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