The following data is extracted from Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
VASHTI TOWNE, a sister of John, born May 8, 1813, was educated at Kimball Union Academy; taught school in her native town, three years at Norwich Institute, nine years at Portsmouth, Va., and fifteen years at Washington, D. C. While at the latter place she had under her instruction the sons of President Lincoln and also those of Presi dent Grant. She was an intimate friend of Mrs. President Fillmore who was a relative. She died in 1869 at Newport, NH.
Source: Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire