Towne Family Association, Inc.


Welcome To Our Website!

We are disappointed to announce that due to the COVID-19 virus, our 2020 Annual Reunion has been cancelled.

Welcome to the Towne Family Association, Inc. site, dedicated to the descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing, who were married 400 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.

We are sad to report the death of TFA Past President Shirley Drury Patterson of Loveland, Colorado, June 14th, at age 86. Shirley was president from 2005-2008 and was newsletter editor 1988-2008. Her detailed genealogical studies may be found in over half of the issues of About Towne in our newsletter archive and her extensive related genealogical research may be found throughout our database. Her husband James (Jim), who survives her, was parliamentarian and vice president of publications. Although we have missed seeing them at the last several reunions, their legacy will not be forgotten. Shirley descended from William and Joanna through Jacob.

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.


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