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[OK] William Townsend-Preacher of the Gospel

I am looking for information on my 3rd great grandfather William Townsend.

He was born abt. 1842 (or 1832) in Mississippi and migrated to Panola County, Texas, probably in the 1850s or 1860s. He was living in Panola County in 1880 census but he moved to Indian Territory between 1880 and 1900. I located him in 1900 census in Creek Nation and 1910 census in Muskogee County, Oklahoma (Haskell 5 WD).

From census I learned that he was a preacher, I am looking for more information on him as a preacher in Texas and Indian Territory (and Oklahoma) between 1870 and 1910.

I would like to know I can go about finding info on him and his ministry, especially in Indian Territory. I don't know the name of a church or denomination if he was apart of one, or had his own or just preached wherever he could. Would like any help I can get.

His wife's name was Easter/Ester Strother? Townsend, she was born abt. 1835 in Georgia and died between 1900 and 1910; the last name has been spelled Townsen Townson and Townsel.

William also remarried abt. 1905 and was living with his new wife and stepchildren in 1910.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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