1) Both the LDS Ancestral File and IGI show Alice as child of Daniel Johnson Townley.
2) There are two submitters shown for the ancestral file entry, but I'm not sure how to either contact them or find out whether or not they gave sources for their information. I did not see any source(s) listed.
3) I have been limiting my research so far to what I can find on line. I have subscribed to Ancestry.com in order to have access to their census database. So far I cannot find the 1880 census on line (or the 1870 for that matter). Do you know if it exists anywhere?
4) It was my understanding that the genealogy forums existed so that people wouldn't have to duplicate research unnecessarily. I was hoping someone out there already had gathered information on the family.