Towsan, Jacob

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Jacob Towsan was born in about 1836 in Westerlo.[1] The spelling of his surname varies considerably.

Marriage & Children

Jacob married Welthy M. Miller (B. 1838, D. 1918), who was the daughter of Peter Miller and Maria Willman.[1]

They had the following children:

Military Service

Name: Jacob Towsan
Enlistment Date: 25 March 1865[2]
Enlistment Place: Albany, NY[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private [2]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 43rd Infantry [2]
Company: Company C[2]
Muster Out Date: 27 June 1865[2]
Muster Out Place: Washington, DC [2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 29 to serve one year. Also borne as Jacob Powson, Jr.[2]
Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York.


Jacob's wife Welthy died first in 1918 and was buried at Gallupville Rural Cemetery, Town of Wright, Schoharie Co, NY.[1] Jacob Towsan died on July 24, 1925 and was buried with his wife at Gallupville Rural Cemetery.[1]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York