James Townsend (New York)
He was the son of Jacob Townsend (1692–1742) and Phebe (Seaman) Townsend (1699–1774). On April 2, 1757, he married Mary Hicks (1730–1796), and they had seven children.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 53, 92, 161ff and 310; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- Congressional election result and death notice in Queens County in Olden Times by Henry Onderdonk Jr. (1865; page 74)
- Transcript from James Townsend's family bible at