|Bedford Time Republican June 24, 1909
An Old Settler
"John Townsend, an old veteran of the Civil War and one of the pioneers
of this county, started on his homeward journey, Saturday after visiting
with his sister, I.L. Herbert, and with other relatives and old friends
in this vicinity. Mr. Townsend now lives in Sheridan, Wyoming but
for nearly thirty years he was one of Taylor County's best known citizens.
He left here 24 years ago and since that time has lived in various parts
of the west.
Mrs. Herbert accompanied her brother on his journey as far as the
home of their relatives who reside west of Creston, where they will visit
for a few days. They also stopped at Lenox and were the guests
of friends at that place for a short time."