I am looking for information regarding my great-Uncle James A. Towns.

According to the  June 1880 Census of Telfair County, Georgia, 337 District G.M., he is listed as the son of Elisha Edward Towns and Mary Jane Walker Towns, at age 3, born about 1877, White.  Siblings listed are Mary C (age 7), Isabelle (age 5) and Sussie (age 1).  Elisha is a farmer and Mary keeps house.  All were born in Georgia.

1890 Georgia Federal census records burned in a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of remnants containing part of Columbus Town in Muscogee County (source:  CensusFinder).  

Further searches into census records do not match his age or race.    During the 1900 census, he would have been age 23.

The family has no information on who he is or where he ended up.  This is a dead end in the family tree.


One Response to UNSOLVED ANCESTRY MYSTERY: James A. Towns, b. abt 1877, Georgia

  • Karen I have been researching this line for a long time.i have a family tree on Ancestry with a lot of these people in it.The name of my tree is (the wiggins family Surnames are: Towns,walker,browning,spires.