What dates do you have for James Townsend? I have a James Townsend b cica 1794/1797 possibly in SC. He is in Tuscaloosa County, AL by 1830. In 1860 he is in Fayette County, AL with a wife named Margaret who is quite a bit younger and was born in NC (2nd wife?). He died soon after the end of the Civil War. He had a son named James Jr who was living in Fayette County, AL with wife Sarah and children in 1850.