Martha Ann Townsend married John Alexander McClure (my great great grandfather) ca. 1866. She was born May
31, 1849 (per her headstone in Old Union Cemetery) in Union County, Georgia and died April 11, 1927 (per death
certificate), in Towns County, Georgia.
John Alexander McClure was born July 17, 1848, in Georgia (per 1880 Census Repository Book and death
certificate) and died January 18, 1929, in Towns County, Georgia.
(Note: Death Certificate gives her birth date as May 30, 1948)
I have located Martha Townsend, John Alexander's future wife, on the 1850 Union County GA Census.
She is on line 3.
Martha appears on line 17 of the 1860 Union County census with her parents and she is 11 years old.
She must have had
piercing light blue
After the 1860 Census she was married and shows with her husband. I have provided links on his page.
Note: There is a story that Elisha Townsend (Martha's father), George McClure (her son) and
John Alexander McClure (her husband) all joined Co C 5th Mounted Infantry TN, USA, on the
It is believed that this is the Townsend
Family. I think Martha is the third fron
the left in the row of people standing.
her father should be the guy with the