Our Townsends's of Maryland and Virginia

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Descendants of John Townsend

Generation No. 6

6. SARAH WHITE6 TOWNSEND (BARKLEY5, JEREMIAH4, JEREMIAH3, JEREMIAH2, JOHN1) was born September 29, 1762 in Somerset Co., Maryland, and died September 02, 1809 in MD or KY. She married WILLIAM ATKINSON SELBY February 28, 1782 in Worcester Co., Maryland, son of JOHN SELBY and MARY ATKINSON. He was born May 25, 1757 in Somerset, MD, and died August 02, 1809 in MD or KY.

Notes for W
WAS was a residuary legatee in 1779 in the will of his uncle John Atkinson. In the June 1779 court, WAS, son of John of Nassawadux, was indicted by the court for going to the enemy. He later served in the Revolution under Captain Quinton in 1780. In the 1790 Census he is listed with one male over 16, two males under 16 and three females.
Children of S

i. JOHN7 SELBY, b. February 10, 1783, Eastern Shore of Maryland; d. Abt. 1872; m. (1) ANNIE MCCOLLIE; b. Abt. 1783; m. (2) ELISABETH MCCORMACK.
Notes for JOHN SELBY:
According to "History of Rush Co., IN" by Bryant dated 1888, he moved to Orange Twp., Rush Co., IN from Harrison Co., KY in 1827. It also states that he is of English descent and moved to Kentucky as a young man. It also states he married Annie McCollie. It also states that he was a farmer, a member of the Christian Church, and died in his eighty-ninth year.
ii. BARKLEY TOWNSEND SELBY, b. November 21, 1784; d. May 14, 1874; m. (1) ELIZABETH DRUMMANS, August 20, 1807; b. December 12, 1785; d. July 05, 1816; m. (2) PATSY C. COTTINGHAM, December 26, 1816; b. August 25, 1799; d. August 14, 1834; m. (3) SARAH S. COTTINGHAM, November 04, 1839; b. November 19, 1803; d. February 11, 1846.
Tryphena Margaret Stewart-Duncan was the grandaughter of Barkley Townsend Selby. Amongst many other things about him she states: " Wives 2 and 3 were cousins to him and sisters to one another, their mother's maiden name being Townsend, according to family tradition."
iii. SARAH L. SELBY, b. December 09, 1786.
iv. WILLIAM SELBY, b. June 09, 1791.
v. JOSHUA SELBY, b. July 17, 1795; m. POLLY MARY ???.
Bondsman at his sister Rhoda's wedding, he was in Rush Co., IN with his wife Polly in the 1830's. They sold land in Orange Twp., [where other Tate's and Selby's lived] on March 31, 1831. They appear to have moved on from there.
vi. HASTY SELBY, b. September 29, 1797; d. May 06, 1854, Jasper Co., ILL; m. RACHAEL JOHNSON; b. August 16, 1793, Nicholas Co., KY; d. October 09, 1870, Jasper Co., ILL.
vii. RHODA SELBY, b. April 17, 1800, Worcester Co., MD.; d. January 02, 1878, Smallwood Twp., Jasper Co., Ill.; m. WILLIAM TATE, March 02, 1820, Harrison Co., Kentucky; b. August 14, 1794, Nicholas Co., KY; d. November 27, 1887, Smallwood Twp., Jasper Co., Ill..
Notes for RHODA SELBY:
David Phillips has Rhoda's birth as April 17, 1800 on the Bible record and DAR application of Tryphena M. Stewart-Duncan and her middle name as Ann. However, her tombstone says Rhoda T Tate?) and indicates a 1798 birthyear. Also according to David:\

"About 1816, she [Rhoda] several of her family members and neighbors [who were probably also relatives] left Snow Hill, Worcester Co., Maryland for Kentucky. They traveled by barge and/or land from Maryland to the Ohio River [probably Pittsburg Penn, or Wheeling, West VA]. From there they traveled by barge down the Ohio and Licking Rivers to Nicholas County, KY. They lost at least one of their fellow travelers on the Ohio. Thomas Cottingham, son of Thomas Cottingham and husband of Rhoda Cottingham fell overboard and drowned in the Ohio River. The rest all settled in the Headquarters-Mount Carmel area of Nicholas Co. Shortly after they arrived two of their group married. They were Martha "Patsy" Cottingham (aged 16), daughter of Thomas and Rhoda Cottingham and Barkley Townsend Selby (widower and older brother of Rhoda Selby). I suspect [ I'm quoting David Phillips], that Rhoda Cottingham's maiden name was either Selby or Townsend and that OUR Rhoda was named after her. [OUR] Rhoda married William Tate on March 2, 1820 in Harrison Co., KY. She was bonded for her marriage by William Tate and Joshua Selby. She was [per David's source] about 19 years old at the time of her marriage. Her gravestone indicates that she was 22 years old, but I think it's wrong!! She moved with William to Rush Co., IN and on to Jasper Co., Ill. where she died before 1887. [Actually, Jan 2, 1878 per her gravestone] More info can be found under her husband WilliamTate."

Per David Phillips, other Selby's in the Nichoas Co. Tax records were:
-Isaac Selby, various years 1811-1822
-After 1816, Barkley, Henry William, Moses and Major Selby, off and on. Joshua shows up in 1822.
There is strong indication that William's parents were Francis and Mary Helmic Tate. Francis' father could have been Samuel Tate. Samuel and Francis were of Scotch-Irish descent and came to America before the Revolutionary War from Ireland. "Samuel Tate came from Powell's Co., VA. with Daniel Boone in 1775." Some say that Francis was born in Ireland. This info comes from research done by David Phillips and Charline Wilson. David is researching the family of Benjamin Tate (son of Newberry Wheeldon and brother of the younger William Tate). Charline is researching Francis Tate, son of Francis and Mary Helmic Tate.

Three Tate children married in Harrison Co., in 1820. 'Our' William married Rhoda Selby March 2, 1820. William Tate and Joshua Selby were her bondsmen. Jan. 2, 1820 Elizabeth Tate married William Smith. they are in the 1820 Census, just a few doors down from the Caswell's and the Tates.
William probably followed some of the Selby's to Rush Co., IN or went with them as there is evidence that Rhoda Selby Tate's brother John was in Rush Co., IN by 1827 and Joshua before 1831. In looking at the 1850 Census of William, it looks like he came to IN about 1834-1836. This might not be exact tho, because some census records have James being born in KY in 1830!!
For more info on this family see William Tate's family.
viii. POLLY SELBY, b. November 27, 1802.

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