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TOWNSEND, Isaac

Isaac TOWNSEND born 27 Dec 1760, supposedly in Virginia. He came to area after given land for services rendered from serving during the American Revolution. Isaac married Rachel Regina KING, daughter of Mathias KING. In 1790 they lived in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County. The 1800, 1810, 1820 & 1830 Census, Isaac and his family were living in Allegheny Township, Armstrong County.

Isaac died 02 NOV 1837 and was buried in what is known as the Hine Cemetery, Bell Township, Westmoreland County. This cemetery rests on the hill overlooking the Borough of Avonmore. It appears this land was given for the use of a cemetery and Lutheran church. The church never came into existence, but many burials were made in the cemetery. Several prominent families of early Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties are buried here. Daniel ULAM, who also served during the Revolution is buried here.

The D. A. R. placed a plaque on the headstone of Isaac TOWNSEND.

Cutlope (Gottlieb) Hancock, Revolutionary soldier from New Jersey, had a ferry across the Kiskiminetas River in the general vicinity of Edmon, Armstrong County. I have a map showing it. He sold land to Isaac Townsend. I’m almost certain Cutlope is buried in the Maysville Cemetery, the one on the hill. A number of Mathias King’s daughters and their husbands served as baptismal sponsors for Cutlope’s children, including Isaac Townsend and his wife.

TRUBY, Michael

Michael Truby, 1762 – 1842. Buried in Old Kittanning Cemetery in Rayburn Township, Armstrong County.

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