James Townsend

James Townsend (1808-1886) was born 20 Feb. 1808 in Buxton, York Co., District of Maine. He was the son of Jacob Townsend and Abigail Elden. He married Susan Davis on 11 Apr. 1828 in Buxton. He was baptized in Aug. 1833. He preached with Wilford Woodruff at Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine in 1838. He died 2 Apr. 1886 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.

Footnotes

James Foss Townsend (LKVY-F8B), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). James Townsend, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/james-townsend, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). James Townsend, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-townsend, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 1

    Part of Letter to Phebe Whittemore Carter Woodruff, 30 September 1839

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    Farmington Hartford County Ct Sept 30th 1839 My Dear Phebe In the midst of my Fathers family I once more take up my pen to convers with you a few moments. I have delayed writing longer than I should but I have been waiting for a letter from you I have had the greatest anxiety to hear from you & Sarah E. & the friends around you but as yet I have not had that privilege When I ...
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    September 30, 1839
  • Page 21

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    February 24, 1838 ~ Saturday Feb 24 We walked from Belfast to Northport and was kindly entertained at Mr Benjamin Stephens [FIGURE] I wrote two letters one to Sister Townsend & the other to Elder Milton Holmes. I preached at early candlelight in the schoolhouse at Northport upon the Book of Mormon spent the night at Mr Stephen's distance 4 miles February 25, 1838 ~ Sunday 25 Sunday preached at the schoolhouse In the forenoon Elder Townsend ...
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    February 24, 1838 February 25, 1838 February 26, 1838 February 27, 1838 February 28, 1838 March 1, 1838 March 2, 1838 March 3, 1838 March 4, 1838
  • Page 22

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    March 5, 1838 ~ Monday March 5th we left Mr Grants & walked from Hampden to Buxport from thence to the Penobscot {road with [illegible]} Farnham 25 m March 6, 1838 ~ Tuesday 6 walked to Castene & took passage on board the Two friends with Capt Carlton we were becalmed on the way & Capt Carlton with Brother Townsend & myself entered the small boat in order to row to the shore distance was ...
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    March 5, 1838 March 6, 1838 March 7, 1838 March 8, 1838 March 9, 1838 March 10, 1838 March 11, 1838 March 12, 1838 March 13, 1838
  • Page 26

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    April 6, 1838 ~ Friday April 6th This is the day for the annual solemn assembly of the Saints in Zion or her stakes may God bless the Saints in every condition walked to Br Maltire Luce & spent the night 3 miles April 7, 1838 ~ Saturday 7 I walked to Mr Ephraim Luce from thence to Br Stephen Luce & after reading singing & prayer I Baptized two Persons Mr Ephraim Luce & Margarett Crockett I confirmed them by the ...
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    April 6, 1838 April 7, 1838 April 8, 1838 April 9, 1838 April 10, 1838 April 11, 1838 April 12, 1838 April 13, 1838
  • Page 27

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    and Brother Stephen Luce was chosen secretary. The chairman opened meeting by prayer & represented the North fox Island branch containing 25 members in good standing also 3 members in Camden. Elder M Holmes represented the New Rowley Branch containing 11 members in good standing. The chairman made some remarks concerning the order of the call to the ministry after which Brother's Nathaniel Thomas & Stephen Luce was reccom -mend to be ordained to such offices as the spirit should direct and ...
    Dates:
    April 14, 1838 April 15, 1838 April 16, 1838
  • Page 29

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    April 21, 1838 ~ Saturday April 21. I wrote two letters one to Mrs Woodruff & the other to Elder Nathaniel Holmes & spent the night with Capt Benjn Coombs 2 miles April 22, 1838 ~ Sunday 22 I preached to a large congregation of Gentiles that were filled with unbelief hardness of heart & manifested malace against me & the cause which I advocated but notwithstanding their indignation I bore my last tes- timony unto them of the fulness of the everlasting gospel that ...
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    April 21, 1838 April 22, 1838 April 23, 1838 April 25, 1838 April 26, 1838
  • Page 30

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    April 27, 1838 ~ Friday April 27. We purposed to leave the Island but satan hindered us we spent the night with Br M Luce 3 miles April 28, 1838 ~ Saturday 28 We took the parting hand with the saints at Br Malatiah Luce & left the Island in the morning in an open sail boat in company with Priest Thomas & Br M Luce the wind being agains us we had to row hard for 6 miles against wind & water & tide we ...
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    April 27, 1838 April 28, 1838 April 29, 1838 April 30, 1838 May 1, 1838 May 2, 1838 May 3, 1838 May 4, 1838
  • Page 19

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    February 7, 1838 ~ Wednesday Feb 7th Spent the day at Br Ames in writing February 8, 1838 ~ Thursday 8 Spent the day in visiting friends and held a prayer meeting at Br Sterrett's returned to Br Ames 7 m February 9, 1838 ~ Friday 9 [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Sister Rhoda Scamman and sent her $5. dollars spent the night at Br Ames February 10, 1838 ~ Saturday 10 I spent ...
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    February 7, 1838 February 8, 1838 February 9, 1838 February 10, 1838 February 11, 1838 February 12, 1838 February 13, 1838 February 14, 1838 February 15, 1838 February 16, 1838 February 17, 1838 February 18, 1838
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    February 19, 1838 ~ Monday Feb 19th An uncommon blustering day the air is full of snow and roads blocked up we spent the day in visiting the people they appeared believing. We started to go to our appointment at the school house and we had to wallow about a mile through the snow drifts without a road I froze one of my ears during the time. After Preaching to the people we returned to Mr Robert Baily's and spent the night {distance} 4 m February 20, 1838 ~ Tuesday ...
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    February 19, 1838 February 20, 1838 February 21, 1838 February 22, 1838 February 23, 1838
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    some letters directed by Asahel to him distance of the day 20 miles August 25, 1839 ~ Sunday 25th Sunday I was exeeding feeble & weak & the weather was hot & it had an effect upon me the Thermoneter stood 90 in the shade 112 in the sun. I walked to the grave Yard to visit Br Asahels grave it exhausted me much. I spent the day at the doctors. I wrote 2 letters one to sister Sarah B Foss & the [FIGURE] other to sister
    Dates:
    August 25, 1839 August 26, 1839 August 27, 1839 August 28, 1839 August 29, 1839 August 30, 1839 August 31, 1839