Biography of Othnial Towslee
Bennington County, VT Biographies





Towslee, Othnial, Pownal, (Pownal Center p. o.), was born in Pownal May 3, 1821, and died at his residence at Pownal Center July 12, 1889, aged sixty eight years, two months, and nine days. In early life he was engaged in farming, owning a farm of five hundred acres; about eight years ago retired from active business life, and now owns a homestead at Pownal Center, and a house and a few acres in East Pownal. He was a son of Solomon and Melissa (Barber) Towslee. Mr. Towslee died in 1858, but his wife is still living at the advanced age of ninety one years. Othnial Towsley was married in November, 1845, to Ann M. Bushnell. They have had three children: Mary F., who is now town clerk, and has been for twenty years, and also postmistress at Pownal Center at present; Adaresta, wife of Amasa Thompson, of Pownal; Julia L., wife of Perry Thompson, of Pownal. Mrs. Towsley was a daughter of Moses and Sarah (Harvey) Bushnell, who were natives of this county.

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