She was born about 1823, and is married in about 1839. She appears in the 1840 Census as a female in the Census record of James Townsend (b 1819) in Jefferson County, NY. She then appears there in the 1850 Census, the first record in the Philadelphia settlement as Phoebe Townsend.
A write up on one of the descendants in 1880 says Phoebe was from an "Old Hudson River Family." However, that is pretty vague reference.
Looking for clues or other connections to help unlock her past and that of her husband James Townsend. Any insights? Thanks