Posted By:Carol Hall
Subject:Re: John Townsend
Post Date:July 26, 2010 at 13:45:01
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Forum:Lunenburg County, VA Genealogy Forum
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I am looking for parents of John Riley Townsend (born abt 1841 or some say 1831)we think he was born either NC or Tennessee. What we have found from our DNA, is that he was a match to Henry Pinckney Townsend (son of James Townsend who some think his father might have been Moses Hall who lived in NC. Some of the family thinks Moses may have been born in Lunenburg, VA. We know from other matches on the DNA that the Townsends migrated south from Oyster Bay, NY.
My Hall's are from my dad's family and they were from Lunenburg, Halifax and Pittsylvania Co, Va. The furthest back we have is abt 1730's on John Hall who married Joanna (Last Name unknown).
Thanks for any help of either side. I have a great deal of information on the decendents of both Townsend and Hall's---just trying to go back.