May 24, 2009
Will he ever be found?-Rufus Townsend
Well, he is found of a sourts. I fuond his gravestone, so I know he died in Bombay, NY. I found him in the 1830 and 1840 censuses in Fort Covington NY, first, then in Bombay, NY.
In the 1830 federal census in Fort Covington, NY, he was enumerated to have 1 male child under 5, 1 male child between 5 and 10, 2 male children between 10 and 15, and one male between the ages of 30 and 40; one female between the ages of 10 and 15, and one female between the ages of 30 and 40.
In the 1840 federal census in Bombay, NY, he was enumerated to have one male child between 10 and 15, one male between 15 and 20, two males between 20 and 30 and one male between 40 and 50; one female bwtween 5 and 10, one female between the ages of 20 and 30, and one female between the ages of 40 and 50.
This is definitely the same family, I just don’t know how to prove his relationship to whom I believe to be his father, Amasa Townsend Jr.