XENIA — Born Pennsylvania, Thomas Townsley enlisted in the army at the age of 21. Following the conflict, he was granted land in the Virginia Military District in Greene County for his service in the Revolutionary War where he made his home. One of his daughters married James Galloway, Jr. His grandson became Greene County Auditor. He re-enlisted and served with Capt. John Nelson’s Company and later received a pension for his service.
Joan Baxter is a local resident and weekly historical columnist.