My goodness you seem to have it all together on the Townzen men. I'm hoping the little I know about my Townzen men can be supplemented by something you have already found out. My father is Reverda Lee Townzen March 29,1919. Still alive and kicking although he does not know much about the Townzen history.
My paternal Grand-father was named John Emmitt Townzen.John Emmitt had two brothers.One died in an explosion in Oregon unknown what happened to the other.
Know nothing of the elder Townzen other than he had 3 sons and died in 1896. (I'm waiting on the copy of John Emmitt's SS card application to see if his Dad's info is listed).
I have a copy of a civil war confederate application for pension for a J.E. Townzen from Seymore, Baylor County, Texas signed in 1909. J.E.'s age is listed as 72 at the time of the application. I strongly believe this man is a direct ancestor to my Townzen family as it states he lived in Oregon for 10 years. (matches info from my Dad.)
This could not be John Emmitt's Dad as he was already deceased.
The application is witnessed by a F.M Townzen unknown if this is male or female but I did find record where F.M. owned land in Texas.
I'm not asking for you to go to any troublebut I would GREATLY appreciate if this matches anything you have already learned.