The following data is extracted from Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
JOHN TOWN, son of John Town, was born Aug. 17, 1805, He was educated at Newport Academy. In June, 1840, he was appointed Deputy Secretary of State, which office he held for four successive years, often doing the duties of the Secretary. He was elected Register of Deeds for Sullivan County, in 1851, and was re-elected in 1852,1858 and 1854. He was often elected to minor offices. He was a teacher by profession, and in it was quite successful.
Source: Biographies of Croydon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire