Towne Family Association, Inc.


Welcome to the Towne Family Association, Inc. site, dedicated to the descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, who were married 401 years ago 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.

Please explore and enjoy the many public areas of our site. In order to gain access to our database, newsletter archive, and research on our English ancestors, you need to be a MEMBER of TFA. Click below for a membership form. When you join, you will be registered for a user account and gain full access to our website. Membership is open to all persons having ties to this Towne family through blood relationship, marriage, collateral lines, friendship or interest.


Or better yet, come meet us in person in Fort Wayne, Indiana at our 2023 Annual Reunion!
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Towne Family Association is a volunteer organization. We rely on members who can give a little of their time to keep the organization running. Where can you volunteer? Reunion, Genealogy, Website, DNA, Newsletter? Click Contact Us at the bottom of the page to learn how you can help.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill.

Feature Articles

feature 1 About TFA...
Established 1981
Incorporated in Delaware in 1989

Who is Who in TFA


2023 Membership Renewals were due this year by January 31.
If you have not yet renewed, please return your membership forms and payments as soon as possible to avoid having your access to the database and Members' Only pages disabled.

Books and Resources

Best Cooks in Towne

Genealogy Corner

Our English Roots


Registration is now open for the 2023 Annual Reunion in Fort Wayne, Indiana September 14 - 17, 2023. Come join in the fun!!

Regional Meetings

Just for Members

All the nuts and bolts! Bylaws, Incorporation Papers, budget and monthly financial reports, procedures manuals, annual meeting booklet, including minutes of past meetings, current roster of members, current officers and committee chairs, inventory of genealogical library in Danvers

feature 2 Award-Winning Newsletter

feature 3 Website Tips and Tools

feature 4 DNA Project

Confirm your lineage and help map William's Y-DNA tree!

Contact Us

email imageIf you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.