Ferra Marcel Young
Ferra Marcel Young



Lois Hoover’s prize winning book Towne Family, William Town and Joanna Blessing- Salem, Massachusetts- 1635-Five Generations of Descendants, will be going to press again. Click here for more information and to order.

Welcome to the Towne Family Association, Inc. site, dedicated to the descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, who were married at St. Nicholas Church on April 25, 1620. Six of their children, Rebecca, John, Susan, Edmund, Jacob, and Mary were baptized there. After emigrating to Salem MA, two additional children, Joseph and Sarah were born. Rebecca (Nurse), Mary (Esty) and Sarah (Bridges Cloyse) were victims of the witchcraft hysteria of 1692. A plaque commemorating this family, donated by TFA hangs in St. Nicholas Church. On September 4-12, 2012, TFA members toured ancestral sites in England and held our 32nd annual meeting in the church itself. Plans are underway for another visit in 2017.

Before you can register for a USER ACCOUNT which provide access to our database and newlsetter archive are available, you need to be a member of TFA. Click below if you would like to join! Once you have joined you may register for a user account to gain full access to out website.


Feature Articles

feature 1 All About TFA, Inc.

A little bit of everything:

Who is Who in TFA
Books and Resources
Best Cooks in Towne
Genealogy Corner
Members Only

How To Navigate TowneFolk.com

USER ACCOUNTS which provide TFA members access to our genealogy database,current newsletter and newlsetter archive are a benefit of TFA membership. Click below if you would like to join! Once you have joined, you may register for a user account to gain full access to out website.


feature 2 Newsletter Information

Send us your stories!

March 2015 Newsletter
Archive of all past newsletters
2012 Index of People in About Towne
2012 Index of Subjects in About Towne

feature 3 Reunions and Meetings Plans are underway for the 2015 reunion in Vancouver, WA. We are also planning another trip to England in 2017. Information about both reunions can be found in our current newsletter.
March 2015 Newsletter
You may also read an article from our Danvers Archive about our 2001 England trip written by Past President Connie Purvis.

feature 4 DNA Project William Towne's Y-DNA legacy is passed down almost identically through every one of his exclusively-male lines. Are you a male Towne? Or Town/Towns/Tune/etc??? Confirm your lineage and help us map out William's Y-DNA tree!

Contact Us

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