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Submitted By: M. Bradley
Addison A. Townsend general insurance agent, Shullsburg born August 20, 1838 in Shullsburg. his father came to Gratiot's Grove Lafayette Co., May 12, 1827 and is one of the earliest settlers in the County. He worked with his father in mining and farming till about 1871 when he engaged in farming implements; this he continued till 1877; he then engaged in the Insurance Business since 1863. Enlisted in 1861, C. I. 3d W. V. I.; was discharged on account of sickness April 1863. Participated in the battle of Winchester Virginia and others. He was Village Marshal 6 years, Deputy Sheriff 4 years and Sheriff 2 years; was also Deputy United States Marshal. Married Marian E. Frewhela Jan. 1, 1865; she was born in Scales Mound Illinois; they had 3 children - Adda, Charles C. and Irena -From 1881 "History of Lafayette Co."