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Welcome to the TOWNE FAMILY ASSOCIATION website!

The TOWNE FAMILY ASSOCIATION is a not-for-profit educational genealogical organization founded in 1980. Members are the descendants of William and Joanna (Blessing) Towne who came to America from Great Yarmouth, England and settled in Salem, MA about 1635. The couple had eight children and TFA includes descendants of both the male and female lines.

Three of William and Joanna's daughters, Rebecca (Nurse), Mary (Esty) and Sarah (Cloyse) were all victims of the Salem Witchcraft hysteria in 1692. Rebecca and Mary were executed. The witchcraft trials ended nine months after they began when the Colonial Courts recognized their grave error in the execution of innocent people.

We have a sister website for our family tree database at http://www.townefolk.com - be sure to check it out. It also links to our active DNA project.

On this Yahoo group site we invite genealogy queries, DNA questions, and any other Towne news or discussion.

PLEASE NOTE - in order to prevent spam posts we are currently moderating all posted messages. Please be patient!

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