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This listing seeks
to give a general picture of the Todd Family in
The numers in parentheses refer to the Todd Family Numbers used
to identify each family in the Richard McMurtry collection of “Todd Families in
Several families below
were connected in 2010 and 2011 via DNA to locations in
This version corrects most of the numerous errors that crept into this work due to the genealogical “sin” of “guessing” and “assuming”. It also provides updates of the research conducted subsequent to the revisions of 2010 and 2011 that have not been previously incorporated into it. Most embarrassing to me were the assumptions I made in previous versions about the New Jersey Todds, having been misled by having two families with the same names and approximate ages living in Somerset and Hunterdon Co NJ. DNA made it possible to sort out these two unrelated families.
Christopher Todd (TF 1) came to New Haven in 1639 from Yorkshire and left a large family.
David Tod (TF 2) came from
Andrew Todd (TF 4)
John Todd (TF 3) , first cousin of Christopher (see 'Todds of Connecticut,
above),came from Yorkshire to
pensioners included Thomas Todd, born in 1760 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA, Joseph
Todd born 1754 in Rowley, Samuel b 1742 at Rowley, Paul Todd born 1758
Adam Todd (1756 Scotland 1806 Albany Co) had son Adam b 1799 in Rensselaerville. Paul had son Paul 1797 by CT born wife. Robert Todd lived there also.
A Lemuel Todd was there in 1790, presumably from CT family.
Charles Wesley Todd
(TF 59) 1835-1915 of Chattaqua Co, NY is a genetic
match with Robert Todd b 1796 of Washington Co, VA and Pulaski Co, KY. His father was William Todd b abt 1815
Robert Todd b 1740s (TF104), and contemporary John Todd were in Rombout Twp 1770s; Robert, associated with Somerset Co NJ, married in Rombout Twp in 1770.
Joseph Todd (TF 102) b ca 1740s, served in the Revolutionary War first in White Plains, Westchester Co., NY and then again in Warwick, Orange Co., NY. In 1802, moved to Palmyra, Ontario Co., NY, when Joseph received land for having served during the war. DNA suggests connection to James Todd (TF 144) 1765-1823 of Prince George Co VA and Roane Co TN and to Henry Todd b 1797 r. Fayette Co VA/WVA.
Adam Todd (TF 10) came
John Todd and Robert
Todd (TF 103) were in
A Jonah Todd in Queensberry is assumed to be a descendant of the Connecticut Todds (TF 1)
A later arrival was
John Todd (TF 14) who came to
Abraham Todd (TF 1)
There are five Todds
who served in the militia in the 1750s: Samuel, Joseph, Elnathan
There are several Todd families of Philadelphia County: (1) Joseph Todd d 1699, (2) William Todd who lived in or near the portion of Philadelphia County that became Montgomery County, (3) Robert Todd (1697-1775) of the portion of Philadelphia that became Montgomery County and his half-brother Andrew Todd of Chester County, (4) Quaker John Todd who came from Chester County, (5) Alexander Todd, a merchant, (6) William Todd a coachmaker, and several Irish immigrant families that have not been researched, including the William Todd who came in 1809.
(1) Joseph Todd (TF17) of Eling, Southamptonshire, England died in Philadelphia in 1699. His son Joseph settled in Bucks County, PA by 1701; his son Thomas died in Philadelphia in 1732; his son Caleb appears to be the Caleb who in 1742 and 1745 was in the portion of Bucks Co that became Northampton Co. Caleb is therefore the most likely person to have been the father of the three Todds who appear in the 1760s tax lists for Northampton Co: Thomas, Benjamin and Caleb. These three migrated about 1770 to the Jersey Settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina. Branches of the Rowan County NC family migrated to Wilkes Co GA by 1781 and to Madison County, KY in the 1790s.
(2) William Todd (TF
19) had children baptized at the Abington Presbyterian Church 1720s and late
1730s (in the portion of Philadelphia County that became Montgomery County in
1782). He may also have been the father of three children baptized at the First
Presbyterian Church in
William’s children included:
William’s other children’s fate is not known. But the land William Todd bought in Bedford Co, VA in 1760 was sold in two halves – one by William Todd in 1770 and one by John Todd in 1772. These may have been:
(3) Robert Todd 1697-1775 and his half brother Andrew Todd d 1791 (TF 19)
Robert appears in
Hunterdon County NJ 1753, 1755. He moved
Robert’s son David
married at Abington Presbyterian Church,
Robert’s son John
was educated as a minister at
Robert's sons Samuel
and William Todd went to Bedford County PA where their cousin William Todd and
John Todd (sons of Andrew Todd d 1791) was living and then quickly moved on to
Westmoreland County in western Pennsylvania ca 1780 . Samuel moved on to
Andrew Todd, the
immigrant, after his wife's death about 1773, left
Mrs. Emilie Todd Helm who collected Todd family history in the late 1800s claimed that Robert and Andrew were grandsons of a John Todd of Co. Down who left a will. Her publisher inspected Irish wills and concluded that Mrs. Helm was wrong about the Irish origins because names of children in the will didn’t match . He concluded that Robert and Andrew were sons of a John Todd d 1719 Co. Armagh whose children listed in the will were James, Robert, Andrew, William and Samuel which he said “met the conditions” of Emilie’s family. This seems speculative at best. The publisher acknowledged that this John Todd was an Anglican, not a Presbyterian as were the Emilie Todd Helm family.
1760’s, John Todd (TF 18), a school master, from the Chester County Quaker
family had children whose births were recorded at the Philadelphia Monthly
Meeting. The births included John Todd in 1763, who became a lawyer was active
in the abolition movement and married to Dolly Payne (who later married James
Madison) whose sister married Judge Thomas Todd of the King and
Tod was a merchant, active in PA and NJ, who married
Mary Sharp in 1771 in
Todd, a coach-builder, is mentioned in
Todd came from
(8) John Todd, a baker, is mentioned in a deed and tax list.
There was a James
Todd and John Todd (TF 18) who settled in southern
got a grant in 1718 and was in
married a Miss Cane about 1720 and died in
Another James Todd
(TF 24) died in 1772 in East Nottingham Twp appears there in 1765 tax list but
there is no obvious connection to the earlier Todds. His sons were Hugh d 1772, John and
James. John Todd d 1809 of
Andrew Todd (TF 19) settled in Chester Co ca 1760, then went to Bedford Co PA between 1774 and 1778. When he left, he sold his land to his nephew Robert Todd 1732-1816 who sold it to his son David b 1765 in 1797. In 1800, there is an unidentified James Todd and wife b prior to 1755 living next door to David.
1697-1774 (TF 19) was in
Dr. William A Todd (TF17) b 1762 Bucks Co married Ann Downing b 1778 and settled in Downingtown, East Caln Twp by 1800. He died abt 1809 and Ann 1811 without issue.
William Todd b pr
1765 married Mary (Cloyd) Meredith prior to 1781 and
lived in West Whiteland 1779-1785,
1791-1824 (TF 130) married Rebecca Twaddell and had a
son Charles Twaddell Todd by 1809. Resided
Early records show a
John and James Todd of the Chester Co Quaker family (TF 18) entered land in 1742 in
Samuel and John Todd
(TF 20) appear as neighbors on a
A family tradition
states that the above James Todd was son of a
Hugh Todd d 1772, but this has been disproven in that Hugh Todd d 1772
was unmarried and a son of a Chester Co family in East Nottingham (James d
1772: TF 24). This same tradition
states that James had brothers Cornelius and Hugh who went to
John Todd (TF 25)
married ca 1784 Mary Eberman (1766-1845) and lived in
By 1800, William
Todd, apparently an Irish immigrant settled in
William Todd (TF
19), son of Andrew Todd d 1791 of the Mary Todd Lincoln group of Todds, moved to Bedford County and died there in 1795. His descendants, including a grandson John
Todd, remained in the area. As stated
above, his brother John Todd lived in
A John Todd (TF 2)
David Todd 1767-1841
and his wife Mary b 1767 came from
reported in the History of Cambria Co stated that David was from Co Coleraine and was impressed on a British man-of-war when
only age 13 in 1779. He settled in
In 1790, Naomi Todd,
a widow with a young son and 2 daughters is in the
census. By 1800, there is a George along with Naomi, both in
Henry Todd d 1806
lived in western Cumberland Co (possibly in the area that became
Dr. William A. Todd
John Todd d 1775 (TF
There is a James Todd(TF 131) in
Henry Todd (TF 122) b
1745 lived in 1774-1779 and in Fawn Twp in 1781-1786. He does not appear in the
1790 census and is assumed dead by that time.
He had a son and grandson that became Attorney Generals of PA. Family tradition reports that his son James b
1786 was orphaned and raised by the
Andrew Todd (TF 113)
appeared in the Hamilton BannTwp tax list in 1781 as
a single man and as a householder of 2 in 1783, married in Frederick Co, MD in
1782, moved to Rockingham Co VA by 1787 and Montgomery Co VA by 1789, and died
in Tazewell Co in 1801. DNA shows he was
closely related to TF 19 (Mary Todd Lincoln group of Todds). He appears in
James Todd (TF 127) md Catharine Forbes and was executor of the will of
Catharine’s brother George Forbes in
Thomas Todd (TF 28)
A John and Edward
Todd (TF 111/30) came to the area prior to 1783 (Edward appeared in a
James Todd (TF 122)
was born in 1786, orphaned as an infant, raised in
By 1800, Basil, Alexander, Samuel Todd, the children of Alexander Todd of Frederick Co, MD (TF 30) had arrived in the county.
Samuel and James
Caldwell Todd, descendants of a
Henry Todd d1806
In 1790, Henry Todd
had 1 son and 5 daughters. This fits
with the Henry Todd of
There is a Mary Todd in the 1790 census who also had a son under 16.
There is a tradition
in the family of James Todd b 1788 of
Martin Luther Todd
and John Todd, descendants of a
Samuel Todd (TF 23)
who obtained land in 1785 in what became
Edward b abt 1770 and John Todd 1752-1819 (TF 124) settled in
There is a William
Todd 1756-1852 of
There is an
Archibald Todd 1763-1852 who was in Chartiers Twp,
Washington Co PA in 1810 who came to Belmont Co
James Todd (TF 26) 1796-1863 was born in Washington Co, PA and seems to be the son of James Todd of Cross Creek Twp in the 1800 census who had 4 sons. James (Jr?) came to Clark Co OH. He was the son of a James Todd, reportedly an Irish immigrant. This James was in the Whiskey Rebellion. DNA matches the Mary Todd Lincoln family.
Samuel Todd and
James Todd (TF 23) who settled in
John Todd (TF 24)
who died in Donegal Twp in 1809 was the son of John Todd who died in Chester Co
in 1809 and grandson of James Todd d 1772 Chester Co. This family matches the DNA of the Salters Grange, Co Armagh,
There are family traditions that the John and his son William Todd (TF 21) who bought and sold land in Ohio Co, VA (now West VA) in 1806 and 1808 and then (William) bought land in Findley Twp on Buffalo Creek (on the western edge of Washington) in 1809 had previously lived in Washington Co. I suspect this prior residence is incorrect (and family researchers of this branch agree) that the references to William and John in pre 1806 records in Nottingham and Somerset Twp in the eastern portion of the county are not references to TF 21. Instead, the references are to the William and John of TF 124. William of TF 21 sold his Findley Twp land in 1811 and moved back to Ohio Co, VA where he had bought land in 1810.
Samuel Todd and John
Todd, descendants of a
There were at least four
groups of Todds who settled in
Philadelphia/Chester County Todds were on the frontier speculating for
land. John Todd of Chester Co. was
entering land in 1773, but sold it all by 1776.
His father Andrew retained ownership of the land he obtained, but never
lived there. John Todd of
obtained land in
Another Samuel (TF
23) obtained land in the portion of the county that became
Edward and John Todd
(TF 111) settled in the portion of the county that became Fayette Co; they were
probably the brothers who came from
Samuel Todd and
Archibald S. Todd, descendants of a
Also, Robert Todd (TF 18: son of Robert d 1767 York Co and grandson of Quaker John d 1775 Chester Co) settled in Rostraver Twp in 1790s.
There was a Robert
Todd mentioned in 1699 and a Thomas Todd mentioned in a will in
First wave: There were five Todd brothers (TF 14) (James,
John, Robert, Andrew, William) and a sister who were in the Peapack/Baskingridge area of
This family is genetically related to the Todds who settled Carricknaveagh/Toddstown in 1625 in Co Down, Northern Ireland. This may well be the family of origin of those branches of the family that later appeared in numerous locations in northern Ireland and in numerous independent migrations to the United States, such as New Hampshire, Virginia and South Carolina. The Somerset Co Todds are also genetically related to a Matthew Todd d 1796 in Ayrshire Scotland. So the Todds may have originated in Ayrshire and migrated to Co Down before migrating to America.
This family was confused for a while with the Todds who settled in Hunterdon County because of the similarity of names and ages. DNA later showed that the Hunterdon and Somerset Co families were not related. .
To confuse matters, two branches of the unrelated Todd family of Hunterdon County moved into Somerset County: John Todd 1729-1802 and Major John Todd 1755-1820 whose wife was Jane Todd, dau of David Todd 1731-1809 who remained in Hunterdon Co.
David Todd (TF 14) (1730-1809) and John Todd (1720-1802) were in Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County, across the county line from the Somerset County Todds. John was in Tewksbury in 1780 but later moved to Bedminster Township, Somerset County.
Major John Todd 1755-1820 is genetically related to David and John. He married Jane Todd, daughter of David Todd (1730-1809) who was said to be his cousin. Hence, he must have been the son of a unknown brother of David (1730-1809).
There is a James Todd in the Bethlehem Twp in 1778 who could be a brother, father or cousin to David and John.
In addition to this
group of Todds that we refer to as the Hunterdon Co Todds, there was a group of Todds
related to Mary Todd Lincoln group of Todds that also
lived in Hunterdon County before spreading out to Pennsylvania, Virginia and
North Carolina. William, John and Robert Todd appeared in
There was a John Todd has records in Sussex County in 1748 and 1764. He may have been one of the immigrant brothers who later went to Mecklenburg Co NC or he may be another branch of the New Jersey Todds.
There was a James Todd who bought land in Hardwick Twp in 1779 and sold it in 1787 and who died in 1790. James Todd d 1790 had a son James who is assumed to be the James Todd who sold land in Hardwick 1811-1813 and probably left the county.
DNA sample on descendants of John Todd 1804-1869 who md near Hardwick in 1826 matched no Todd families.
There are three
major Todd families in
Thomas Todd (TF 31)
who first settled in Gloucester Co., VA came to Baltimore Co. in the 1660s. He
was reportedly from Denton, Co
Another Thomas Todd
(TF 30) came from
Michael Todd (TF 32) settled in
There were Todds in
There were Todds in Harford Co during the Revolution (George, Andrew and Patrick). Patrick Todd (TF 115) had an illegitimate child in 1781, married Sabrai LNU, had a daughter in 1789, and was still in the county in 1820. Andrew and Patrick were in Hamilton Bann Twp, York Co abt 1781.
Thomas Todd (TF 28)
came from Co. Down in
Sr. (TF 19) came with his children (born
William’s son Samuel
There is also a
James Todd that appears in the early
An Andrew Todd (TF 113) b about 1756 lived in York Co PA 1779-178who married in Frederick County Maryland in the 1782, came to Rockingham County in 1787 and then onto to the portion of Washington County, VA which became Tazewell County where he died in 1801. DNA shows he shares a common ancestor with the James Todd of Rockingham, but the historical data suggest he is not a brother, but more likely a cousin of a separate immigration from Ireland. Descendants of this Andrew have a DNA pattern that most closely resembles the Hunterdon Co Todds and so it has been theorized that Andrew could be a brother to Major John Todd 1755-1820.
A James Todd (TF 136) came to Rockingham from 1787 to 1790 and then moved to northern Augusta County where he lived until his death in 1799. He appears to be the James Todd who served at the Battle of Point Pleasant in 1774 from northern Augusta Co. He was survived by his sons: James, George, Samuel, and Nathan.
There is a George
Todd (TF 137) b 1711 d 1790 who was in
A Joseph Todd (TF 135) 1765-1817 who died in Fauquier Co was initially thought to be of this family, but DNA shows that this is not the case.
Bernard Todd (abt 1750-1814) (TF31) is reported to be son of Thomas and
John married Mary
Williams (John Todd and Mary Williams date of 9 March 1764 in St James Northam
Parish, Goochland Co, VA) and had a son John in
John Todd of Cumberland County was a surety for the marriage of Thomas Hall and Frances Williams in Goochland County in 1765.
In 1773, John Todd of Cumberland County Virginia bought land from William Shearin of Bute Co for land on Six Pound Creek in Bute Co NC adjacent to land which John Todd bought of James Walker.
1737: George Todd mentioned in the Bristol Parish records.
1761: Henry Todd mentioned in the same parish.
1782: Henry Todd: 1782 tax list.
1789,1790: John (wife Ann), Henry, and Mallory Todd mentioned in the court records.
1810: John Todd b 1784-1794 and Polly Todd b 1765-1784 with children.
1815: John Todd, Henry Todd on landowners list
1820: John Todd (b 1775-1794: presumably same one as 1810) with 4 sons b 1810-20
Henry Todd (b prior to 1775 with son born 1804-1810)
1830: Henry Todd b 1800-1810 , prob the Henry who went to Fayette Co VA by 1840.
DNA for Henry b 1800-1810 , Mallory b 1742 (TF 41) and James b 1765 (TF 144)of Prince George Co all match.
Joseph Todd d 1817
appeared on the tax lists in 1796 and is assumed to be the Joseph of the 1794
and 1795 tax lists for nearby
Gloucester & King and
Thomas Todd (TF 31)
and his wife Ann Gorsuch came to
Mallory Todd (TF 41)
appeared in 1787 census. He is reported to have come from
Robert Todd (TF 138)
died in 1793 leaving sons Samuel, Robert and John. Samuel b 1762 served in the
Revolution and afterwards went to
A unknown Samuel Todd appears on the 1820 census in Loudon Co and has an estate record in the 1820s.
Joseph Todd appeared
on the 1794 and 1795 tax lists and is assumed to be the Joseph who appeared on
the 1796 tax list in nearby Fauquier Co, VA.
This Joseph is genetically related to the Joseph d 1699
A William Todd (TF
139) in 1789 and an Andrew Todd (TF 113) in 1790 secured grants on New River
A later immigration
to Montgomery Co included Andrew Todd b 1795 (TF 42) who came from Richmond,
Henrico Co after 1820 and md there in 1824. Andrew was son of George Todd 1740
Henry Todd d 1707 and wife Jane/Jeane/Joane d 1724 and dau Eleanor md James Starks 1704. This may be related to the Thomas Todd family of King and Queen.
Cornelius Todd (TF
140) married 1739 in Richmond Co, VA and died in Northumberland in 1750. He had sons: William b 1741 and Cornelius b
1746 d 1792. Son Cornelius and wife
Hannah had William, Henry d 1813, John and Peter between 1775 and 1784 and
James b1786 d 1868. DNA evidence suggests
that this family is not related to the Lancaster County, PA family that had a
tradition of a Cornelius moving to
John B and Samuel appear to be sons of William b 1741 (son of Cornelius) who went to Rockingham Co NC. William Todd Jr who md Mary Lacy in 1808 went to Hardin Co and then Ohio Co KY where he appeared in the 1850 census as born in Virginia 1781. This would match with John B b VA 1777.
Prince George’s County
James Todd 1765-1823
reportedly married in
George Todd (TF 42)
appeared in 1787 census. He was from
William Todd (TF 40)
There were three
Todd families that came to
(1) Andrew Todd (TF 113) settled by 1789 in
Montgomery Co on the Maiden Spring Branch of the
(2) James Todd (TF 55) settled by 1792 near Carlocks Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Holston River in Washington Co. His brother John appears in the tax lists 1794 to 1810.
(3) James G Todd and Joseph Todd (TF 141) settled in Russell Co. Joseph appears in 1801 and James appears in 1804.
Andrew Todd of Montgomery, Russell and Tazewell Co
Andrew Todd (TF113)
lived in Hamilton Bann Township, York Co in 1779 and 1781, married in Frederick
Co MD in 1782, returned to York Co in 1783, was in Rockingham Co in 1787 and
then Montgomery Co, VA in 1789 and 1790.
In 1792, he appears in the portion of Russell Co that became Tazewell Co
in 1799. He died in Tazewell Co in
1801. His children went to Floyd Co KY
by 1816 and to Monroe Co
John Todd and James Todd of Washington Co (TF 55)
The Washington Co VA
Todds include John, James and Patrick Todd who appeared there in the
1790s. Patrick died 1798,
James d 1801 leaving 3 children, and John disappeared in 1810, possibly
migrating with his son John to
James Todd bought land
or secured grants to several hundred acres on the main stem and a branch of the
Middle Fork of Holston River between 1792 and 1801. James
died in 1801 and his estate listed wife Jane and children Thomas, Robert and
Mary. James sold some of his lands
before his death, lost a portion his land due to a
mortgage foreclosure based on a court case in
Jane appears in the 1810 census with 2 sons b 1794-1800 and one dau b 1800-1810. Some sources report the daughter as the Mary b Feb 1802 who married Peleg Cole around 1822 and died between 1829 and 1832.
Thomas appears in the 1820 census along with a brother and sister (all born 1794-1802) and their mother (over 45). Thomas is still there in 1830 with his wife and 5 children: son b 1815-1820, 2 dau 1820-1825, 1 son 1825-1830 and dau 1825-1830. Thomas was in Bartholomew County Indiana by 1835 but the fate of his family is unknown.
Robert b 1799 went to Carter Co TN by 1829, returned to Washington Co 1833-38, to Dekalb Co AL by 1840, to Johnson Co MO by 1860.
John Todd also appears
in the 1810 census. His wife had died by
that time and he has two sons: one over 16 (b 1784-1794) and one under 16 (b
1794-1800) and 3 daughters of the same age as the boys. The older son is undoubtedly John Todd Jr who
appears in the tax lists from 1798 to 1810.
He is probably the John Todd who settled in Orange Co IN by 1820 and in Greene
There is a Josiah who appears for one year in 1800 and a Thomas Todd who appears 1801-1804. We assume they are sons of John. Neither are reflected in the 1810 census so they must have died or moved away.
There is a Patrick Todd estate in 1798, suggesting a birth date prior to 1777 and therefore a possible brother of John and James Todd. The estate settlement record mentions the name of James Todd suggesting a family connection.
The link of the Pulaski Co Todds to Washington Co VA comes from a marriage record of William Henry Todd, son of Anderson Todd in which William’s father is identified as born in Washington Co, VA. The Pulaski County Todds claim descent from William and Elizabeth Todd. DNA from Thomas Todd b1798 of Pulaski Co indicates 2 mutations from Robert and John Todd.
Preston Todd b 1817 VA, went to Lawrence Co IN where he married a granddaughter of Andrew Todd of Tazewell Co, VA. DNA at first appeared to indicate he was a son of one of the Washington Co Todds, but closer review of the DNA shows that it is unlikely that he was a blood descendant.
The Washington Co VA
Todd DNA indicates that this family shares a common ancestor with a family in
Chautauqua Co NY from
James G and Joseph Todd of Russell Co.
Joseph Todd b abt 1780 appeared in Russell Co tax lists in 1801,
1805-1807, 1810. He married Charity Henninger, possibly of
Washington Co. Joseph and Charity went
James G Todd b abt 1770 was reportedly born in
Edgecombe-Bertie-Tyrell County Todds
There seem to be two Todd families associated with the Edgecombe-Bertie County area whose DNA shows they are unrelated families.
1. William Todd who
His children were: Sarah TODD, Mary TODD, Christian TODD, Thomas TODD, John TODD, Samuel TODD, William TODD, Moses TODD. His son Moses went to Wake Co where he died in 1816. A John Todd genetically related to this family married in New Hanover Co in 1805 to Charity Farrow.
Family 2. The extended family that has many branches with the name “Hardy Todd”. There is a Thomas Todd and wife Charity associated with the Hardy family in Bertie Co records in 1748. This Thomas may be the progenitor of the various Hardy Todd families in Tyrell Co and then back in Bertie Co. and in Georgia, namely:
a. Hardy Todd b abt 1750 d 1801 Warren Co GA son: Job b abt 1775 md 1802
b. Hardy Todd b 1766 md 1788 Priscilla Norman d 1832 Tyrell Co: son Hardy
c. Henry Hardy Todd b 1775 md 1793 Sarah Sparkman and a son Hardy
d. Josiah Todd b 1773 md 1798 Bertie Co =>Edgefield SC->Lowndes Co AL: son Hardy b 1813
William Todd may have been the father of one of these Hardy’s, returning to Bertie Co from Tyrell Co:
One conjectural synthesis:
Thomas Todd md Charity (Hardy?)
Hardy Todd 1750 d 1801 Warren Co GA
Eldest son Job Todd m 1802 Warren Co GA
Hardy Todd 1766-1788- md in Tyrell Co NC Priscilla Norman who d 1832
Lewis Todd 1763-1851
Josiah Todd 1773 md 1798 Bertie Co
Hardy Todd b 1813
Hardy Todd 1775 md 1793 Sarah Sparkman
John Todd of Cumberland County Virginia bought land in Bute County in 1773. After his son John was born in Virginia in 1775, John and Mary (Williams) Todd and their children came to Bute Co.
In 1777, John Todd took the oath of allegiance in Bute County.
He died in 1782; his children (presumably minor children) mentioned in the estate were Rhody, George and Sarah Todd. His widow Mary married Augustin Balthrop in 1784. In 1793, Augustin Balthrop was guardian for George Todd.
John and Mary’s daughter Frances married in 1788 to John Smiley/Smelly; Sally married Jones Ragsdale in 1790s; George married Polly Waller in 1802; George reportedly was the George Todd who went to Madison Co TN and left a will mentioning only daughters. There is also a Lucy Todd who married Robert Pascheal in 1787.
William Todd (TF
152) b abt 1743, married as
a Quaker in 1765 in Guilford Co and later went to GA. He is reported to be the son of John Todd d
Samuel Todd (TF 20c)
d 1759 came from Lancaster Co, PA in the 1750s to the portion of Rowan Co that
became Iredell Co. He appears on the
land records in Hanover Twp, Lancaster Co PA in 1749 and DNA shows one of this descendants to be related to the Hanover Twp, Lancaster
Co Todds. In 1780, his son Nathan
obtained 509 acres on Little Dutchman’s Creek in Iredell Co near the present
day Harmony, NC. Nathan sold his land to
his sons Samuel and John between 1799 and 1811.
Nathan’s son Samuel b prior 1780-1782 moved to Marion Co
A Jesse Todd appears in the 1800 census with 2 other males, buys land on Fourth Creek in 1801 to 1804/4 and then sells his land in 1805. This Jesse was reported in the estate records of William Watts to have been an heir – husband of William’s daughter Sarah. He may be the Jesse Todd that went to Rutherford Co TN.
A Jane Todd with several males born 1802-1820 appears in the 1820 census.
John Todd (TF 151) b about 1712 settled in Mecklenburg Co, NC by 1767. He is from the Mary Todd Lincoln group of Todds (based on DNA) and probably is one of the 5 immigrant brothers of this group.
There were two
William Todds about the same age living in Rockingham Co in 1790. One disappeared by 1800; the other appears to
have been the William Todd b 1741 in Richmond County Virginia, son of Cornelius
Todd md 1739 d 1750 (TF 140). This latter William had a large family,
including John B. Todd who went to Lincoln Co TN between 1810 and 1820 and then
Todd descendants of
Joseph Todd (TF
17) d 1699
John Sharp Todd (TF 20b) b 1724 came from Lancaster Co, PA by 1759 to Grants Creek in Rowan Co. and died there in 1798 There is a tradition that his son James was born on shipboard while coming from Carrickfergus to NC in 1757; however, this is not compatible with his Pennsylvania residence in the 1740s. Land records show a John Todd in the Hanover Twp area of Lancaster Co in the 1740s and DNA shows this family to be related to the Hanover Twp, Lancaster Co Todds. Some of this family moved to Ashe Co NC.
Todd (1797-1871) settled along the Stokes/Davidson Co border by 1830 and
possibly by 1822 in the area that became Forsyth Co in 1849. He appears to have had at least one son who
disappeared from the area and Gaspar’s will mentions
only his step-children by a second marriage.
Buried with him in the
David Todd b 1805
married a Moravian woman about 1832 and appears in the 1840 census in Davidson
Co and then in 1850 across the border in Stokes Co. His DNA shows no connection to the
James Todd came to
Surry Co by 1785 and died there in 1810.
Thomas Todd b 1785 NC is assumed to be his son and remained in Surry Co; Jack Todd b abt 1792, another assumed son, is reported to have moved to
There were Todds along the seaboard in the early 1700s but I have not researched those families.
Ninety-six District/ Edgefield County
Archibald Todd (TF 52) b1745 sailed from Co Antrim and settled in Ninety-six District in 1772/1773. He got a grant on Ninety-Six Creek in what became Edgefield County, later Greenwood County. He died in the 1780s; some say he died in US military service; others say he appeared on a list of loyalists killed in SC. Archibald’s descendants most closely match the Northwest Co Antrim Todd DNA. Descendants reportedly include (1) John Todd md Lucinda (possibly Bennett) who moved with his mother to Pendleton District by 1790 and then to Jackson Co GA 1804-1810 and died there in 1823. (2) William Todd who acquired over 1000 acres of land to the east and southeast of Archibald in Edgefield Co SC and who died in Abbeville Co SC in 1822. (3) Adam Todd 1781-1832 Anderson Co SC and (4) Sarah Todd 1773-1827 reported to have md Elisha Bennett.
Robert Todd (TF 50) and Margaret Todd sailed on the ship Lord Dunlance (Dunluce?) from Larne on January 6, 1773. They both applied for grants that year and each obtained 100 acres as head of household on different branches of Rabon Creek, a branch of the Saluda River, in what became Laurens Co. Margaret sold her land by 1779; Robert’s son James went to Henderson Co TN and sons of son John went to Georgia by 1850, including possibly the John Todd 1800-1864 who was in Anderson Co SC in 1850 and Paulding Co GA in 1860.
Nathan Todd (TF 47)
b ca 1751, originally from Loch Lomond area of
Patrick Todd (TF 48)
bca 1768 came from
Nathan and Patrick descendants match the Mary Todd Lincoln family DNA.
Andrew Todd (TF 49)
b 1756 Co. Down, went to Co. Monaghan with his parents in 1760, came to SC
about 1816 and died in
The first Todds in the Pendleton District created from lands to the NW of Ninety-Six Dsitrict acquired from the Indians were Archibald’s widow and son, Jeanne Todd and John Todd, who appeared on the 1790 census there. They settled along Hencoop Creek in what became Anderson Co. Archibald’s other children came there also.
Robert Todd (TF 46) 1784-1844 came from
James Todd and his wife Jane Erskine (TF 53) came to South Carolina about between 1799 and 1802. He bought land in 1803 along Broadway Creek, including land from Daniel McAllister. His daughter Margaret Pogue Todd b 1793 married William McAlister in 1819 in Pendleton District. One of her children was Margaret Olive McAlister, suggesting a connection with Robert Todd’s wife Olive McAlister and possibly with Robert Todd. Another child was Jane Erskine McAlister who married in 1844 to Archibald Todd b 1803 d 1860 Anderson Co and they had a son Adam Todd. All these names similarities suggest that Robert and Margaret may have had a connection back in Ireland through James Todd and Jane Erskine and that they had some connection to Archibald Todd b 1745. This family shows a genetic connection to the Todds of Ballyalbanagh of central Co Antrim.
The McAlisters came to SC between 1797 and 1802.
There is a Joseph Boyd 1767 d after 1869 who in an 1869 letter claimed that his father was John Boyd and though the text is unclear it appears he was saying that his mother was Jane Tod, daughter of James Tod of Gilade Parish, Co Antrim (possibly a misspelling of Killead Parish).. One of these relatives came to SC 5 years before the Revolution and presumably he was referring to his parents John Boyd and Jane Todd. It is not known if there is a connection between Jane Tod and the Todds who came to 96 District in 1773 and in 1802.
Todds of Georgia
Henry Todd of the King and Queen Co VA Todds got land in Burke Co in 1785, was a delegate to the
Henry B. Todd was born 1801 in Burke Co, was in Jefferson Co, GA in 1830,
md in Jefferson Co GA in 1835. Because of the Burke Co connection, he could
be a grandson of Henry d 1789. However,
there is a Henry Waring Todd b 1807
There was a John Todd who died in Jackson Co in 1823 and whose estate was
administered by Lucinda and William Todd.
One researcher asserts that this John was the son of Archibald Todd b
1745 who came from
James and William went to Pickens County Alabama where James died in 1837.
Liberty/McIntosh County: Mystery Family From
John Todd abt 1720 died 1758 came from
There appear to be 2 different Todd families in
1. Descendants of Joseph Todd d
Descendants of Joseph Todd d 1699 came to
Benjamin Todd b 1778 NC d 1855 Jones Co began
acquiring Caleb’s lands in 1799 and by 1804 was in possession of all Caleb’s
lands. He moved to
John Todd b 1770-80 was in
Reuben and William Todd born in
Four Georgia-born siblings, Editha
b 1793, Abel b 1795, Sarah b 1798 and Samuel Bentley Todd b 1802. Their mother Sarah Bentley Todd was on the
Two brothers, John Todd and James Todd came to
John and James were reportedly the son of James Todd baptized 1725 at Abingdon Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Co, PA who came with their parents to Mecklenburg Co prior to 1766. James was reported to be the son of John Todd b abt 1700 Ireland, who had children baptized at Abingdon Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia Co in the 1720s, was in Hunterdon Co NJ in the 1740s and possibly 1750s, reportedly passed through Lancaster Co in the early 1760s, and came to Mecklenburg Co NC. by 1766 and died there in 1799.
William Todd came to a Quaker settlement in Wrightsboro,
James E. Todd, son of John Todd d 1815
Stephen Todd son of William Todd the Quaker, was
married in Warren Co, GA in 1798. By
1804, his son Robert was in
Also, Hardy Todd d 1801/1802 leaving sons Job, Silas, Hardy, William, and
daughters Mourning, Anna, and Winny. Job and Silas married in Warren Co in 1802. DNA shows kinship to the Hardy and Lewis Todd
of Edgecombe and
There is a James Todd in Warren Co in 1820 who had 3 sons born 1804-1801, a son b 1802-1804 and a son b 1798-1802. This may be the James Todd b 1778 possible son of Henry Todd of King and Queen Co VA (son of Thomas and Elizabeth Waring Todd). James b 1778 does not appear in 1830, but is there in 1840 and 1850. In 1850, he was living with his son James b 1806.
Henry B Todd b 1801 Burke Co married 1835? to Matilda Bostick in Jefferson Co. He may be son of James Todd b 1778.
John Todd md 1817 in
John Todd (TF19) b abt 1750/60 had children
born 1787 to 1805 and died in Putnam Co in 1815. Children: Wm 1785, James E 1787, Joseph 2
1788, Adam 1790, John 1795, Felix 1805, Augustus 1805-1808. . Some
historians claim this is the John Todd who was in Wilkes Co, GA by 1787 and
Lincoln Co by 1797. This latter
tradition ties John as the grandson of John Todd b abt
1700 d 1799 Mecklenburg
There was also a John Todd b 1770-80 (son of Caleb Todd b 1750s d 1806 Madison Co KY and brother of Benjamin Todd 1778 NC -1855) who settled on the Putnam/Jones Co border, went to Henry Co by 1830, then Meriwether Co by 1836.
There is a Hardy Todd b 1775-1794 in
The first Todds mentioned in Wilkinson County are James E. Todd of
Columbia County who won an 1805 land
lottery prize in Wilkinson County in 1806 and John Todd Senior who won an 1805
land lottery prize there in 1805. John
Todd Senior is probably the John Todd who died in
However, the Todds who settled in
James’ other children dispersed to other places: Joseph, Elizabeth and Nancy all went to
Robert Todd (TF 19),
son of Andrew Todd d 1791 Louisa Co. VA, came to Green Co. KY and then to
Joseph Todd appears in 1820 census and 1829-23 tax lists and may be the Joseph Todd who died in Pulaski County KY abt 1827, husband of Charity Henninger, younger brother of James G. Todd (TF 141) of Russell Co VA.
Samuel Todd (TF 19)
son of Robert Todd 1697-1775 died 1788 had a wife Mary, and sons Andrew,
Daniel and William. Andrew died in
John Todd and Edward Todd (TF 111) arrived in 1792. Edward died in 1795 and John died 1809. They lived in Fayette Co PA 1785-1790 and before that in Delaware Hundred, western Baltimore Co, MD. They are assumed to be sons of Nathan b 1717-21 and Lucy Todd, and grandsons of Lancelot and Elizabeth Rockhold Todd.
Dr. Andrew Todd (TF 19) (d 1816) son of Andrew Todd d 1791 of Philadelphia/ Montgomery Co.PA migrated to Louisa Co., VA and lived near his cousin/father-in-law Rev. John Todd and then late in his life (abt 1796) came to Bourbon County where he died.
Samuel Todd (TF
140), a Revolutionary War soldier of
Solomon Todd, from
Robert, John and Levi
Todd, (TF 19) (sons of the
A Samuel Todd (TF
19) founded the community of Cross Plains, later
Samuel Todd (TF 19),
uncle of Robert, Levi and John, married Mary Todd, daughter of Andrew Todd of
There was a Scottish
family of merchants that came to
There was a Richard
Todd (1768-1858) and a Samuel Todd (b 1760-70) who appear to be related to the
Samuel Todd (TF 40) b 1747 in Stafford County.
By 1820 Samuel Todd
(TF 19) son of Samuel Todd of Augusta/ Botetourt came to
In 1810, Sarah
Bentley Todd (TF17) appeared the tax list of
Three Todds, Thomas
b 1781, John b 1787 and Patrick b 1799, arrived in
Thomas Todd (TF 31)
(1765-1824?), Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court settled in
(1768-1858) married in
Between 1807 and
1810, a widow Sarah Todd with several children and a Jonathan Todd with a wife
and two sons settled in
By 1820, several other Todds arrived there - Benjamin L. Todd 1785-1848 from the King and Queen Co ,VA family, Joshua Todd from the Rowan Co, NC->Madison Co, KY family, and Thomas. Joshua Todd was the brother of Caleb, whose wife Sarah, we assume to be the Sarah Todd of the 1810 census.
Benjamin Todd (TF 110) 1749-1823 came from Anne Arundel Co MD to Bourbon Co abt 1804 and then went to Logan Co. Two of his children were married in Bourbon Co. He is assumed to be son of Nathan Todd b 1717-1721 who was son of Lancelot and Elizabeth Rockhold Todd (TF30).
Descendants of Joseph Todd (TF 17) d 1699 Philadelphia came to Rowan County, North Carolina in the 1770s (or 1760s) and then moved on to Madison KY. By 1795, Thomas Sr 1749-1814 and his brother Joseph 1748-1811 and Joseph’s sons: Thomas, Joseph and Isaiah had arrived in Madison Co. In 1796/97, another wave came bringing Aaron, two Benjamins, Caleb, John, William, Joshua, and Peter. I believe that:
(a) the first wave were the brothers Joseph b
1748 and Thomas b 1749, and Josephs’ oldest sons Isaiah b 1770 and Thomas b
1771. Experts in this family say Thomas
and Joseph of Madison Co were sons of Thomas 1723-1778 Rowan Co and grandsons
of Thomas 1690-1735 and Elizabeth Cummins Todd of
(b) the Joshua, Caleb and John were sons of Caleb d 1795/96 Rowan Co, NC,
(c) the remainder were the family of Benjamin b 1728 d 1817/20 and his sons: Peter, Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Aaron.
The Pulaski Co KY
Todds appear to be cousins to the Washington Co VA Todds with branches in
John Todd, James
Todd and Patrick Todd came to Washington Co in the 1790s. Patrick died 1798, James died 1801, John left the county in 1810 and may have gone to
The four Todd boys who
The DNA of this
family is a near match to a family that lived in central and southeastern Co
Joseph Todd b abt 1780 married Charity Henninger b abt
1780 and came to Pulaski Co in 1827 when he died. He is not related to the other Pulaski Co
Todds, but rather is probably a younger brother to James G. Todd of Russell Co
VA. The William Todd d 1831 in
John Todd (TF 19) of
An unrelated family
in Shelby Co., is the family of Joseph Todd (TF 135)
who died in 1817 in Faquier Co, VA and was reportedly
of Caroline County, VA. His widow, their
married children and minor children settled in Shelby Co. Two of his daughters married there in 1821. This family matches the DNA of the Joseph
Todd d 1699
There appear to be
at least two different families in
(1) Margaret Catherine Williams Todd reportedly died in Warren Co. in 1819. She was the widow of Caleb Todd who died in Rowan Co, NC in 1795/6. She had come with her children to Madison Co, KY abt 1797.
A Margaret Todd sold land on Drake’s Creek in 1820 to the “Shakers of Logan County”. She is probably the Peggy Todd in the 1809 tax list on Drake’s Creek.
The Benjamin Todd
who marries Rachel Moore in 1818 in
(2) In 1810, there is a John and Robert Todd on the same page of the census.
A Todd born in
Robert appears on
the same page of the 1810 census as John, born 1765-1784, probably closer to
1784 and by 1810 has 4 children – two boys and two girls aged 0 to 10. He is still there in 1830 living beside
John F. Todd b 1800-1810 who may be John Ford Todd of the Benjamin Todd (1749-1823)
family of Logan Co KY and Anne Arundel Co
William Todd (TF
31), a descendant of the King and Queen Co., VA family, came from
Todd b 1777 (TF 18: the PA Quaker family) came from
Todd b 1764
Robert Todd b 1806 Co Down came to
Todd 1796-1863 came from Washington Co, PA after the war of 1812 to Warren Co,
then briefly after his marriage in 1819 to Fairfield Twp, Green Co, then to
Samuel was in Madison Co in 1850; Bates was in Warren Co in 1840
The first Todds to settle here were from the Anne Arundel Co. MD family (TF 30). These included sons of Alexander Todd 1736-1808 (Benjamin Todd 1759/60-1841 and Basil Todd 1762-1812) and two sons of Basil: Alexander 1786-1876 and Lot/Lancelot b 1785/1788 d after 1860; and Joshua 1792-1850, son of Samuel Todd 1765-1844, the brother of Basil and Benjamin. Lot was in Carroll Co by 1850 and Knox Co by 1860. Benjamin Todd 1792-1848 son of Samuel Todd 17655-1844 married Eleanor Lyon may have lived in Columbiana Co briefly before returning to Beaver Co. Eleanor Lyon married her husband’s cousin Alexander Todd 1857.
are two and possibly three families in early
(1) in Perry Twp, John Todd d 1823 (TF 138) from Loudon Co., Virginia to OH prior to 1806; and Robert Todd b 1765-1775 with his son Samuel b 1780s.
(2) in Violet Twp, John Todd d 1823 (TF 30/TF112) who married in Baltimore in 1791 to Mary Jarman, Edward b ca 1783-87, Phillip with a son born 1810-1820, and Joshua.
(3) in Walnut Twp, a Samuel Todd.
The Baltimore Maryland John Todd moved from Fairfield to nearby Franklin Co where he died in 1823. Edward b 1788-87 in Maryland went to Franklin, then Licking Co by 1826-1840 and eventually settled in Defiance County by 1850 and died after 1860; Phillip born about the same time as Edward or a little later with a son born 1810-1820. Fate of Joshua Todd is unknown.
They were sons of Thomas Todd 1743-1808 and grandsons of Lancelot and Rachel Warfield Todd (TF30).
is also a Samuel Todd in
Todd (TF112) married in
James Todd 1796-1863 (TF 26) briefly was in Greene Co after 1819, but then settled in Clark Co. He is genetically related to the Mary Todd Lincoln family.
In the 1810 tax lists are two James Todds and one John Todd.
There is a John B Todd listed in the 1820 census.
Todd 1749-1815 was in
county is interesting because it attest to a migration from
Todd and John Todd Jones settled here prior to 1820 from
Todd 1756-1852 came from Washington Co. PA ab 1818. Archibald Todd 1763-1852 was also buried in
Harrison Co and is assumed to be a brother.
They are assumed to be kin to John Todd 1754-1819 who died in Washington
Co, PA and whose DNA matches the Todds of Ballycastle,
William Todd b 1781 came PA and was in Holmes Co prior to 1850 and died 1860-1870. He had a son William b 1825 PA, and John b 1821 PA. Desc were still in Holmes Co in 1920. James Todd of nearby Wayne Co supposedly died in Holmes Co in 1882; so looking for a possible connection between these families would be valuable.
was a Manning Todd here by 1819 and a Woodward Todd (b 1796
Edward Todd b ca 1770 md Elizabeth Scott in Washington Co PA, moved to Brooke Co, VA and then to Steubenville, OH. Edward is thought to be related to the William Todd 1756-1852, Archibald Todd 1763-1852, and John Todd 1754-1819 of Washington Co PA.
Samuel Todd b 1786 came from Loudon Co VA, married in Ross Co in 1807 and 1808 (possibly Pickaway Twp), moved to Pickaway Co where he bought land in 1812 and sold it in 1814, moved to Fairfield Co, then to Seneca and Putnam. Samuel with his brothers Robert and John were all sons of Robert Todd d 1793 Loudon Co. VA).
Thomas Todd (1769-1837) (TF 30: Anne Arundel Co MD) entered land in Scipio Twp in 1828. His sons: Henry b 1800, Joseph b 1801 and Lancelot b 1806 and daughters Luranor (md Lot Norris) and Sarah (md Nathaniel Norris) all remained in Seneca Co.
Todd b 1812 OH (son of Lot Todd of Columbiana County) purchased land in 1837 and
died in Seneca Co in 1857-1859. Children
1830, there is a Joseph Todd b 1780-1790 and an Eli Todd b 1790-1800 who have
not been identified. Perhaps these are branches
There is a James Todd here by 1810. This is probably the James Todd whose children later went to Clark Co, (TF 26).
Todd 1796-1882 came here from
Todds of Tennessee
Todd (TF19) came from Bedford/Campbell County Virginia around 1787, got a grant
in 1788 on the south side of the
descendants remained for a while in the Jefferson/Cocke/Knox
County area, then dispersed. Low Todd Jr. went to Campbell Co and many of
his children went to Livingston Co MO about 1817/1819. Samuel remained in Knox Co. James and John seem to have gone to
Son Low inherited Low Sr’s land, married Delia Edwards in 1797 and witnessed the land sale of his brother James in 1806. He undoubtedly sold or otherwise transferred the Nollichucky land after 1797 (when Cocke Co was created) and probably between 1806 when he witnessed the land sale of his brother James and 1814 when he appeared on a jury in Campbell Co. He appeared on other land transactions in Campbell Co in 1816 and 1823 and on the 1818 and 1823 tax list. He may be the Low Todd who married Polly Simons in Blount Co in 1821. Some of his descendants went to Livingston Co MO in 1817.
Low’s son Samuel married Ann (or Diana)
Low’s son James is probably the James who got a grant
in Greene County in 1792 for 600 acres, on the south side of the Nollichucky (just like his father), and sold 200 acres of
it in 1794/1795 while the land still lay in Jefferson County. While living in Knox County Kentucky
1805-1807, he sold his rights to other land in Jefferson Co in 1806 and the
deed was witnessed by Low Todd. He may
be the James who married Elizabeth Taylor in Jefferson Co in 1813 and later
appears in Knox Co as late as 1816. He
appears in a
Low’s son John may be the John who appears in Knox Co briefly in a court case in 1795/1796, but then disappears until appearing in the 1805-1807 tax lists in Knox Co KY along with his brother James.
Todd Jr is the father of
two daughters who married in Jefferson Co - Dandridge Todd who
married William McKinney in 1814 (and married Alexander Hill in 1819) and went
is an Isaac and Jesse Todd associated with Jefferson and Cocke
Co who appear to be sons of either James or John Todd above. Isaac Todd married in
in 1815 to Nancy
Meals (d1829), daughter of Samuel Meals.
Isaac was in
Isaac Todd married Nancy Meals here in 1813. He later moved to
Jesse Todd married about 1810 to Priscilla Turner, who lived
on the south side of the
Sarah Todd Houston (TF19) daughter of William Todd abt 1700 – 1760/70 of Augusta Co VA died in Blount Co in 1795.
A Low Todd married there in 1821 to a Polly Simons, presumably a second marriage of Low Todd Jr, though possibly a grandson of Low by one of his other sons. This Low may be the Low Todd who appears in a number of court cases 1811-1817 and on the tax lists in 1818 and 1823 in Campbell Co, TN
Jesse Todd b KY 1790-95 and Issac Todd b 1790-1800 were in the 1818 tax list and served in the same company in the war of 1812. Isaac may be the Isaac in the 1830 Lincoln Co census.
Issac got a grant in Campbell Co in 1838.
Todd was in Grainger
Low Todd (TF19) appears on numerous entries in the court records index 1813-1817; he appears on the 1818 and 1823 tax lists. He bought and sold land between 1816 and 1823.
Ann Harrison in
Todd sold 200 acres of his 600 acre tract in
John Todd appears in a court case in 1793 and 1794 and then disappears. He appears on the tax lists of Knox Co KY in 1805-1807.
There is a William Todd who gets a public house/tavern license in 1801 who is not a son of Low Todd but is an adult by 1801 and therefore could possibly be a brother to Low Todd – the William Todd b 1738 in PA/NJ who sold his father’s land in Bedford Co. VA in 1770. This is the only reference to him though a William Todd reportedly appeared in Lincoln Co at an early date (unconfirmed).
Todd (TF144) 1765-1823 and wife Frances Hughes came from
Samuel Todd appears on the 1820 census for Franklin Co. being b 1775-1794 with
3 sons and daughters born 1810-1820.
This could be son of Low but the geography doesn’t fit. This could be Samuel (TF161) who md in Davidson Co in 1810 whose descendants were in
Lawrence and Wayne Co TN, just west of Franklin Co. He bought a piece of land in 1816 and the
He could be the Samuel who md 1810 Davidson Co who settled in Lawrence Co to the west.
1814/1817, John Todd 1746-1829 (TF19) moved to the county from Bath Co KY and
died in the
In 1820, there is also a John B. b 1775-1794 (TF 140) with three sons b 1804-1810 and 4 females including a daughter b 1810-1820; there is also a Mary Todd born prior to 1775 with a son born 1804-1810, and one b 1802-1804 and two daughters – one born 1804-1810 and one born 1794-1804. John B. Todd was from Rockingham Co NC, the son of William Todd b 1741, the grandson of Cornelius Todd md 1739 Richmond Co d 1750 Northumberland Co, VA.
The John B Todd purchased property in 1820 and got a 50 acre grant in 1828. He appears to be the John B. Todd b 1777 VA who appears in Shelby Co TN by 1840 and dies there in 1851 with two physicians in the county of the age to be his sons: Joseph J b 1808 NC and Thomas H. b 1809 NC and a son William T. Todd who lived in Marshall Co, AL. The first two sons had no male issue in the third generation. William T had descendants
There is also a John Todd born 1800-1810 with a wife and dau b 1820-1830 and a father or father-in-law born 1770-1780. Fate unknown.
Todd b 1791 NC who served in the War of 1812 from Rockingham Co NC (on the
border with Pittsylvania Co VA) was in
Todd b 1781 VA (TF31) was in Maury Co by 1830 from
A John S. Todd b 1775-1794 (Tf20) came to Giles Co from Rowan Co NC between 1812 and 1814 when he married there. He was in the 1820 census in Giles, then moved to McCracken Co KY by 1833 and remained there til 1840 or so, then moved to Maynard Co IL where he died in 1843.
Thomas Todd (wife Susannah) died in 1802 and left a daughter Penelope who married Abraham King in 1804. Contemporaries were Asa Todd md 1804, Lemuel Todd b pr 1775, Amy Todd md 1814, Nancy Todd md 1823, Polly Todd md 1824. Lemuel may have left a will in Henry Co in 1837.
Peggy Todd b 1780-1790 had a son b 1820-25 who may be the Henry N Todd b 1824 in the 1850 census. However, this seems to not have any connection to the earlier family.
Lemuel may be the Lemuel
Todd who died 1837 in Henry
David Todd married in the county in 1817 and William married 1820.
Todd (TF161) b abt 1785 NC? (TF161) md
Todd (TF58) b 1749 came from
There is a John N Todd (1787-1844) who married in 1827 to Mary Morgan b 1811 GA) and died in 1844 leaving a daughter and a son John N Todd Jr (1837-1878). Mary married to Andrew Andersen in 1855. John Jr had children listed in the 1880 census but they can not be found thereafter (Della b 1871, John b 1872, Thomas b 1875, Bessie b 1877).
Benjamin Todd 1758/9-1855 (TF17) came from Rowan Co NC to Madison Co KY about 1797 and after a decade came to Rutherford Co. His son Benjamin b 1785, son-in-law Aaron and other children accompanied him. Reuben b 1780 GA, William b 1781 who had come to Madison Co KY by 1805, possibly nephews of Benjamin, also made the move.
is also a William Todd b 1793 NC md 1815 Margaret
Spears and a James B. Todd b 1788 NC who both settled in the eastern part of
Rutherford Co that became
Jesse Todd came to Wilson Co TN by 1806 and then prior to 1814 to the portion of Rutherford Co that became Cannon Co in 1836. He settled in the Carson’s Fork/Brawley’s Fork area. He is assume to be the father of James B. Todd b 1788 NC, William T. Todd b 1793 NC,and Jemima Todd md 1821 to Hugh Brawley. He is also thought to be the brother of Jemima Patrick because he administered the will of her husband Jesse Patrick in Rutherford Co in 1821, because Jemima sold land to Jesse’s son Micajah around the time of Jesse’s death, and because Jemima was living with Jesse’s son William b 1793 in the 1850 census.
He may be the Jesse Todd who married Sarah Watt/Watts of Iredell Co NC about 1790, bought land there in 1801 and sold it in 1805 or 1808. This Jesse was listed as an heir to William Watt in 1816 in Iredell Co.
DNA of this family has not been found elsewhere in America so far; but does match a family from Ireland.
James Todd (TF50) (son of John Todd d 1821 Laurens Co SC) came from Laurens Co SC prior to 1822/27.
TODDS OF MISSOURI
About 1800, Joseph Todd and his wife Rachel Quick and members of Rachel’s family came from Madison Co KY to the Spanish Pond area a few miles north of St Louis. Joseph died there about 1810 and Rachel by 1816. Their sons Aaron and Jonas married in St Louis, but son Moses went to Washington Co where his uncle Benjamin Quick lived. After he murdered Benjamin, Moses moved to Jefferson Co. Joseph Todd is believed to be the son of Benjamin Todd 1717/27 d 1817/20 of Madison Co KY.
Richard W. Todd (TF31) b abt 1781 married Elizabeth LNU and came to St Louis area by 1810. They had children: Ruth 1810-1892, Nancy b 1811 and Lewis b 1814. Richard moved to Washington Co MO.
Richard W. Todd b abt 1781 married Elizabeth LNU and came to St Louis area by 1810. They had children: Ruth 1810-1892, Nancy b 1811 and Lewis b 1814. He and Elizabeth must have separated because she married Peter Stroup in 1818 and Richard married Amelia and had 5 more children between 1815 and 1830. He died in Washington Co MO about 1836. He is the son of Richard Todd (TF31) and Mary Lankford of Pittsylvania Co VA, a descendant of the Virginia Todds who came to Baltimore by 1669. He is mentioned in the will of his uncle Thomas Tunstall in Franklin Co KY. He died in Washington Co (about 1836). His son Lewis went to Illinois.
John Todd b 1815 VA married Polly Searcy in 1835. This John has the DNA of the old Virginia family that came to Pittsylvania Co and then to Kentucky. We suspect that Richard Todd of Washington Co was kin to John and that the secret to their connection lies in the records of Woodford Co KY where William Todd d 1815.