Sheldon Townsend pic

Here is a photo of Rev. Sheldon Clark Townsend (1802-1884) son of pioneer settlers of Lewiston , Jacob and Betsey (Clark) Townsend. Sheldon’s father ,Jacob Townsend , came to Lewiston in 1810 from New Haven , Connecticut (Sheldon was born in Connecticut) for the purpose of ship building and trading on the Great Lakes. The Townsend homestead and farm on the Niagara escarpment were burned during the War of 1812.

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