There were four Todd families in early Wilkes Co GA.† (1) John Todd d 1815, (2) James Todd d 1797, (3) Caleb Todd, and (4) William Todd.
John and James were brothers from Mecklenburg
John Todd came from Mecklenburg
Co. NC.† He was the son of James Todd who
was baptized at the Abingdon Presbyterian Church in
John got 4 grants in Wilkes Co
between 1787 and 1792 Ė on Rockey Creek,
John moved to
James Todd d 1797 was the brother
of John Todd d 1815.†† James got a grant
on Fishing Creek in 1785 and then in 1789 bought land a few miles to the NW
between Huttons Fork and
Due to a clerical mistake, his wife Elizabeth was erroneously identified on a deed as the widow of a John Todd, but close reading of that deed reveals an internal contradiction that taken with other data show that she was the widow of James Todd and that their seven children: Joseph, John, James, Elizabeth, Nancy, William, Margaret.
Caleb Todd born 1751-1758 in
He was involved in a court case in 1795-96 with Jeremiah Bentley who lived on Heardís Mill Creek of Fishing Creek.† Perhaps this suggests a family connection with Jeremiah Bentley or his cousin William Bentley.
About 1799, he transferred 60 acres of his land to Benjamin Todd b1778 NC-d1855 GA and between 1802 and 1804, he transferred the remainder of his land to Benjamin.†† This, together with DNA evidence, suggests that Benjamin was his† eldest son.
He appears to be the Caleb Todd who appeared on the Madison Co KY tax lists 1804-1806.†† After his death, his sons William b 1781 GA and Reuben b 1785 GA went to TN with their uncle Benjamin and his children Editha, Abel, Sarah and Samuel B. went north with their mother to Scott County KY where Sarah Bentley Todd appears in the 1810 tax list.
William Todd got a grant of land in 1784 on Brierís Creek, a branch of Soap Creek and then a grant on Soap Creek.† These lands appear to be in the portion of Wilkes Co that became Lincoln Co in 1796.† He may the William who witnessed a deed by John Todd in 1796, but further research is needed to identify this William.
††††† Todds of
By 1812, there were four Todd
families in Jones and
John Todd d 1815 came from Mecklenburg
Co NC to Wilkes Co
Between 1806 and 1808, he moved to
His children by his first wife were:† William McCulloch Todd and James Elizah Todd.† His children with Mary were:† Joseph, Elizabeth, Adam, John, Sarah, Maria, Matilda, Polly, Felix and Augustus.
John Todd d 1819-1825 came from
His children are thought to be:†† Martha married Thomas Huff 1817, Eliza b 1801 SC married George \Kidd 1819. John b 1802 SC, and James who was divorced by Sydney Todd about 1832.
Benjamin Todd was born in
Benjamin moved to
His first wife died in 1839 and he
married Charity Kilby in 1841 in
His children were:† John B. Todd b 1799, William Lewis Todd b
1796-1800, Mary b abt 1800,† Susannah b1806,
John Todd b 1770-1780 settled in
He moved to
His children were Benjamin G. Todd b 1800, Levi Todd b 1810-12, John Todd b 1810-20, William Todd b 1817.
††††† Todds of
There were two Todd families in
Hardy Todd died in 1801 and his wil mentioned his children:† Job, Silas, Mourning, Anna, Hardy, William, Winny.† DNA shows him to be related to the Hardy Todd of Edgecombe Co NC.
James Todd was born in 1778 in
either Virginia or Georgia.†† His father
has been cited as the Henry Todd who came from
There was a James Todd in the 1805
land lottery (having children under 21) in
The first Todds mentioned in
However, the Todds who settled in
Jamesí other children dispersed to
other places:† Joseph, Elizabeth and
Nancy all went to
††††† Todds of Henry and
John Todd b 1770-1780 went from
††††† Todds of
There was a David Todd who died in
Richmond Co GA in 1802 who had sons Joshua and David.†† David Sr bought
land on Little Spirit Creek in 1795 from the McCullough family.† There is a Henry Todd on an 1800 tax list in
David, Joshua and the widow Mary Todd were all drawers in the 1805 land lottery.
Joshua married Mary Burch on 23 May 1797 and David married Asarebecca McCullough on 18 Jul 1799 with Samuel McCullough as security..
Their fate is uncertain, but they
may have been part of the migration to
McCullough, Joseph and wife Elizabeth p 415 Nov 14, 1795 to David Todd, 100 acres on Little Spirit Creek, conveyed to Joseph by Samuel McCulough 1794: Test Joshua Todd, David Todd Jr.
So there should be deeds in Richmond Co for the sale of this land.
I note there is a Thomas B. Todd on a slave transaction in 1795.
I note that David Todd is referred to as David Todd Sr in the 3 May 1802 intestate appointment of Joshua Todd as admininstrator.and there is a reference to an order of the Court of Ordinary† of Richmond Co 3 May 1802.† I wonder where David Todd Jr went to???
Presumably this is the Samuel McCullough who sold the Little Spirit Creek land to Joseph McCullough who in turn sold that land to David Todd Sr.
There are Todds in Baldwin Co AL and Choctaw Co AL (including a Joshua Todd) who claim possible descent from this family.
††††† Todds of
Andrew Todd b 1804 Mecklenburg Co NC was in Coweta Co by 1830 and then moved on to Russell Co AL by 1840.
James and John Todd of the 1820 census were born prior to 1775 and were reportedly related to the family of Archibald Todd of Old 96, SC.† James b prior 1775 (One internet source says that James Todd (md 1810 Jackson Co) and William Todd of Jackson County are from Archibald of SC via John and Lucinda.)
John b prior to 1775, Died 1823 Jackson Co William & Lucinda admin..† Note there is a John Todd in Jackson Co in 1810 per tax list. Reported to be son of Archibald Todd of Old 96 and Anderson Co SC. Seem to have come to GA bewteen 1802/3 and 1810. Son James md Charlotte Bennett in 1810.† William b 1775-1794 , born abt 1794, in Pickens Co AL by 1830.
††††† Todds of McIntosh/Liberty/Tattnall County TF 155
John Todd d 1758
(TF 155).† John came from
Philadelphia & NC to the
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