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Neriza and William Townsend Portraits

Nariza MAGEEAge: 87 years18251912

Nariza MAGEE
Married name
Birth about 1825 31 28

Birth of a sisterEmeline MAGEE
about 1828 (Age 3 years)

Birth of a brotherEvan Thomas MAGEE
1830 (Age 5 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherJonas SHORT
1831 (Age 6 years)
Note: Jonas Short appeared in several tax lists from 1823 through 1825 but had disappeared from the tax ro…
Birth of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
1836 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherE.J. MAGEE
about 1836 (Age 11 years)

Death of a fatherEvan J MAGEE
about 1836 (Age 11 years)
Note: Evans death was chronicled many years later in the Westville News Dated 27 October 1898, which desc…
Death of a fatherEvan J MAGEE
about 1836 (Age 11 years)
Note: Evan Magee was dead by 1837 since his widow's name appeared in the Mississippi census of 1837.
Death of a maternal grandfatherJonas SHORT
1840 (Age 15 years)
Note: In 1840 a Jonas Short appeared in Texas with Simeon Short and Elbern Short where Jonas was granted 320 acres by a land commission in Jasper Co. This might have been old Jonas Short with his son and grandson. Or it might have been young (15 years old) Jonas, son of Simeon. No age was given in the land record.
Conditional Certificate Recipients in Jasper Co Tx, 1841

Note: Charles Irby and his Short in-laws were in Jasper Co Tx obtaining land in 1841. Evidently they did not stay but returned to Rankin Co MS by 1850.

Death of a paternal grandfatherJonathan MAGEE
October 1841 (Age 16 years)
Note: Estate Notice for Jonathan Magee, Jackson Mississippian, Oct 22, 1841: December 1841 term of the Probate Court, Simpson County MS. Thomas Hutson and William H Pervis, Adms.
MarriageWilliam R. TOWNSENDView this family
February 10, 1842 (Age 17 years)

Birth of a half-brotherSamuel J. MILES
1842 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWiett? S. MILES
1843 (Age 18 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherRebecca JAMES
1845 (Age 20 years)

Death of a motherNaomi SHORT
August 17, 1859 (Age 34 years)
Note: Miles Family Genealogy Forum:
Death of a brotherJohn Calvin MAGEE
1869 (Age 44 years)

Death of a brotherWilliam Joseph MAGEE
October 7, 1887 (Age 62 years)
Note: From Findagrave for William J Magee
Death of a brotherJonathan “Nathan” MAGEE
April 10, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Note: Buried in the Ellis Prairie Cemetery near Friday Tx.
Death May 20, 1912 (Age 87 years)

Note: Birth: Feb. 2, 1825 Washington Parish Louisiana, USA
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: November 26, 1815St Tammany Parish LA
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
7 years
younger brother
7 years
younger brother
-16 years
elder sister
-2 years
elder sister
10 years
4 years
younger sister
9 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with Samuel J. MILES - View this family
2 years
Family with William R. TOWNSEND - View this family
Marriage: February 10, 1842


Birth: Feb. 2, 1825 Washington Parish Louisiana, USA Death: May 20, 1911 Lawrence County Mississippi, USA

Daughter of Evan James and Naomi Jane (Short) Magee. Wife of William Riley Townsend and the mother of 15 children - which included two sets of twins.

Lincoln County Times - Wednesday, May 24, 1911: Grandma Neriza Townsend was buried at Antioch last Sunday. Grandma was 90 years old and had, including all children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren,one hundred and fifty. (Fair River Notes)


According to Family Tree posted on

Spouse William Riley Townsend 1812–1897 Children: Naomi Jane Townsend 1846–1924 Warren J Townsend 1850–1931 Mary Emeline Townsend 1855– Sarah E Townsend 1858–1944 Rufus Hines Townsend 1858–1923 Jerusha H. Townsend 1859–1946

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