The Townsend Genealogy Collection follows the genealogical history of the Townsend name. The three Townsend brothers, John, Henry, and Richard, came to America sometime around 1630, and this genealogical record traces back some of their lineage through to their descendants into the 1990s. "The brothers contributed greatly to New York and America. [Their] descendants are to be found in politics, religion, education, military, business, and many other fields of endeaver." (Source: The Townsend Genealogy compiled and edited by Leland Henry Townsend, Jr., 1981).