James Foss Townsend

Birth Date
1808 February 20
Death Date
1886 April 4
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Ordained a Seventy Feb. 9, 1845- Seventies Book C p. 43. Seventies List Buried 5 April 1886 in Salt Lake City, Utah (FamilySearch) Birth date of 1808 is from Family Search. Alternate birth: 1807. Alternate baptism date: August. Alternate baptized by: Jno F Boynton. Alternate notes: Middle name, birth date, place, baptism date, and parents' names from Vol. 2 Missionary record. Alternate birth month: April

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Born in Buxton, York, Maine

1808 February 20

Baptized by John F Boynton

1833 September 8 (Age 25)
Mission Type
Marital Status
Priesthood Office
Residence When Called
Kirtland, Ohio
Additional Notes

Assisted Wilford Woodruff (Journal History Feb. 13, Mar 9, 1838) Andrew Jensen: assisted Wilford Woodruff in introducing the Gospel in Bangor Maine. Born 1808. Built first hotel in Salt Lake City. Died 2 April 1886, which is an alternate date. Seventies List - ordained seventy 6 Feb 1838 by Wilford Woodruff; President to 19th Quorum, 1845

Served in British Mission

1864–1866 (Age 55) See Missionaries
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

Served in Eastern States Mission

1883 July 3–September 20 (Age 75) See Missionaries
Priesthood Quorum
Priesthood Office
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
Geo Q Cannon


1886 April 4 (Age 78)
James Foss Townsend (1808 - 1886) Profile