Families of America
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This listing seeks
to give a general picture of the Todd Family in America so that Todd family
historians seeking for their Todd roots will have a sense of the possibilities
to be explored in that search. It is not intended to give a complete picture of
each branch of the family.
The numers in
parentheses refer to the Todd Family Numbers used to identify each family in
the Richard McMurtry collection of “Todd Families in America”. See also: “Todd Families in America: Family Numbers” for a
listing of families and relevant researchers.
Several families below
were connected in 2010 and 2011 via DNA to locations in Ireland and Scotland but not acknowledged below. See Irish Todd DNA project and Scottish Todd
DNA project for details.
Todds of Connecticut
Christopher Todd (TF
1) came to New Haven in 1639 from Yorkshire.
David Tod (TF 2)
came from Perth, Scotland
to Suffield in 1761. One of his sons
John Tod (1780-1830) went to Bedford Co, PA and became a state senator.
Todds of New Hampshire
Andrew Todd (TF 4)
arrived in Londonderry in 1720. Descendants include John Todd who was born
there in 1755 and served in the Revolution. Other descendants went to Rowley, Massachusetts. DNA matches the “second wave” Somerset Co
New Jersey Todds.
Todds of Massachusetts
John Todd (TF 3) , first cousin of Christopher (see 'Todds of Connecticut,
above),came from Yorkshire to Charleston, Mass., in 1637 and then relocated to Rowley, Mass., by 1648.
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 Ipswich, “son of Thomas Todd who was born at Rowley and
grandson of John Todd who was the 6th generation from “Old England”.
Todds of New York
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 Ireland
who came to Canada
where Charles was born.
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 possible connection to New
Jersey Todds and 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.
New York City
Adam Todd (TF 10)
came from Scotland to New York City and married
there in 1744 to Sarah Cox. He had four
children including Adam 1746-1798, a sea captain, and Sarah who married John
John Todd and Robert
Todd (TF 103) were in Salem,
Washington Co, by 1771; John
seems to have left the area before 1790.
Robert was in Argyle by 1790 with 5 sons, including John b abt
1770. This younger John appears to the
father of John b 1793 who with his family was still in Argyle in 1850 and
thereafter. Robert’s other children
seem to have let the area. DNA for desc
of John b 1793 is close (24/25) match with Somerset Co NJ Todds.
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 Washington County, NY from Somerset County, New Jersey around 1784 and went to western Pennsylvania late in his life. His children
went to western Pennsylvania and Wheeling, (West) Virginia in the early 1800s.
Abraham Todd (TF 1)
came from Fairfield CT
to Salem, Westchester Co.
There are five Todds
who served in the militia in the 1750s: Samuel, Joseph, Elnathan (from Connecticut), James b 1742 in Ireland,
Joseph b 1742 in England.
Todds of Pennsylvania
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 England died in Philadelphia in 1699. His children went north
to Easton, Northampton County, PA and then went to Jersey Settlement in Rowan County, North Carolina before the Revolutionary War.
Several branches of this family went to Madison County, KY about 1797, to
Hopkins Co, KY and to Missouri.
Other branches went to Georgia.
(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 Philadelphia in the early 1730s. He was in
Somerset County New Jersey 1735 to 1744; in Hunterdon County, NJ in 1745/1746. By 1750, he had migrated to Augusta County, Virginia and then to Bedford County in 1760. DNA shows him to be closely related to Robert
Todd d 1775 who came later to Philadlephia Co and to Andrew Todd who came to
Chester Co and d 1791.
- Samuel Todd who
married Jean Lowry, moved to Botetourt
County, and in 1807 removed to
Clay County, KY and then Jefferson
County, KY where
he died in 1813.
- Low Todd moved from Augusta
to Bedford County
in 1760 and in 1780s moved to Tennessee
where he died in 1793;
- Sarah Todd who married John Houston and
died in Blount Co., TN in 1795;
- Mary Todd who married Samuel Hutton who
went to KY ca 1780;
- James Todd who may have been the James
who married Susannah LNU and died in Rockbridge Co.,
VA in 1789.
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:
- William b 1738 and
- a previously unidentified son John, born
prior to 1751. This John is most
likely the John Todd 1746-1829 who shows up in Kentucky
in the early 1780s in Lincoln County KY,
then settles in Fayette
Jessamine) by 1784 and dies in Lincoln Co, TN in 1829
(3) Robert Todd 1697-1775 and his half brother
Andrew Todd d 1791 (TF 19)
Robert was in Somerset County, NJ by 1735.
He appears in Hunterdon County NJ 1753, 1755. He moved to Pike Township, Chester County, PA where he lived between 1756 and
1760. He later moved to the Trappe area
of Philadelphia County after 1760 and spent the rest of
his life there. His half-brother Andrew
settled in Chester County by 1760. They were from Ireland
and settled in New Jersey for a many years before coming to Pennsylvania.
Robert’s son David
married at Abington Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia County in 1749 and David secured grants in Philadelphia County in the 1760s. Robert, Levi and
John Todd, sons of David, and grandsons of Robert, were pioneers to Kentucky in the 1770s. The pioneer Robert
was the ancestor of Mary Todd Lincoln.
Robert’s son John
was educated as a minister at Princeton and
moved to Louisa County, VA in the 1750s, dying there in 1793.
Robert's sons Samuel
and William Todd went to Bedford County PA where their cousin William Todd was living and
then quickly moved on to Westmoreland County ca 1780. Samuel moved on to Bourbon County, KY where he died in 1788, but William died
in Westmoreland in 1810.
Andrew Todd, the
immigrant, after his wife's death about 1773, left Chester
County and went to live with his son
William in Bedford
County. Late in his life, he went to stay with his
son Andrew in Louisa County, VA and died there in 1791. Andrew Sr.'s son William moved to Bedford County by 1776 and died there in
1795. Andrew Sr.'s son Andrew married
the daughter of his father's nephew, the Rev John Todd, and lived in Louisa County, Virginia until 1796 when he moved to Bourbon County KY where he died in 1816. Andrew Sr.'s son Robert settled in Green County and Adair County, KY where he died in 1828. Andrew Sr.’s son John obtained frontier lands in Westmoreland
County, PA in 1773, settled along
with his brother William Todd in Bedford
County between 1776 and 1784, then
moved by 1786 to the portion of Jefferson County,
Kentucky that became Shelby County
where he died in 1813. (Contrary to
this view, some family historians believe the Shelby Co John Todd was a different
family and that John Todd, son of Andrew went to Virginia and later settled in Mercer and Jessamine County, KY. This author does not believe the evidence
supports this alternative view.)
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 1718 Co. Armagh and were brothers of James, Samuel,
William, Elizabeth and Esther Todd. I believe this will is not the will of the
ancestor the Mary Todd Lincoln Todds because there is no John Todd listed as a
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 Queen County, VA Todd family. Both John Todds died during
the Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793.
Tod was a merchant, active in PA and NJ, who married Mary Sharp in 1771 in Philadelphia. He had at least two sons, including William
Hepburn Todd born around the time of the Revolution, who married in
Philadelphia 1795 Mary Campbell and left a will in 1833 It is unknown if there is a link with the
Alexander Todd, baptized in Abington Church in 1725. His will refers to uncle
William Tod and his wife Rachel in Gloucester Co. NJ and children: Samuel Beyard Todd, Edward Karp/Sharp? Todd,
Alexander Todd, Oliver Todd, Mary (Tod) Wilcox, Helen Tod. I believe that Edward died in TN without
issue. A Scottish record indicates that
Alexander Tod was heir to his sister Helen Todd Stewart, widow of John Stewart,
merchant in Edinburgh,
reg 3, March 1790. A Helen Tod married a
John Stuart in 1761 in Edinburgh;
she may have been the Helen Tod born 1729, daughter of Oliver Todd and Janet
Hepburn. Note that William Hepburn Todd
had a son Oliver such that his son may have been named for his grandfather
Oliver Todd and his middle name from his grandmother Janet Hepburn.
Todd, a coach-builder, is mentioned in Philadelphia and Cecil Co MD deeds
Todd came from Ireland
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 Chester County in the 1710s.
got a grant in 1718 and was in London Grove Township until 1750. A John Todd appears in London Grove in 1749
and 1750 and may be a son of the older James.
A Hugh Todd appears in the 1750 tax list for Londonderry Township. John, James and Hugh do not appear
later. This James could possibly be the
James who appears in York Co in 1753.
married a Miss Cane about 1720 and died in New London in 1775. John’s daughter Deborah
married William Hutton in 1750 and moved to York, PA. John’s son John became a school master
in Philadelphia and father of John Todd b 1763,
the lawyer who married Dolly Payne, later Dolly Madison. John’s son William went to Carolina and is probably the William Todd who
md in 1765 in Guildford Co NC and then went to GA. John’s son Robert died in York County in 1767. The fate of John’s son James is unknown, but
he had a son William between 1763 and 1775.
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 West Nantmeal Township may be a son of this
James. John d 1809 had sons John, James
and William of which John died in Washington Co, PA in 1809 and the other two
remained in central Chester Co. James
and William divided their father’s land and James had a large family in West Nantmell/Wallace
Township. The fate of James, b ca 1750s,
son of James d 1772, is another mystery though there is some evidence he was in
Pikeland Twp in 1803. William had sons,
but their fate is unknown. DNA confirms
no connection with other Todd families and supports family tradition of a Scottish
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
1697-1774 (TF 19) was in Pike Township between 1756 and 1760 before moving to
Trappe in Philadelphia County.
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, East Whiteland 1790 and 1800, and
possibly East Euchlan Twp in 1810. They
seem not to have had children; his identity is unknown. Presence in East
Whiteland along with other mysterious James Todd suggests a
possible connection to Mary Todd Lincoln
1791-1824 (TF 130) married Rebecca Twaddell and had a son Charles Twaddell Todd
by 1809. Resided E.
Marlborough where his father-in-law owned property in 1810; in
Kennett by 1820 where he administered the will of James Todd who the 1820
census suggests was his father. Had inn
in Centreville, New Castle County, Delaware ca 1820. Possible connection to George Todd of
Delaware Co (1790) because of proximity or Delaware Todds. DNA shows connection
to Charles Todd b 1795 of Hunterdon Co and to “second wave” Somerset Co, NJ
Early records show a
John and James Todd of the Chester Co Quaker family (TF 18) entered land in 1742 in Derry Township on the Susquehanna
River. This land was not
patented to James and it appears he is the James Todd who appears on the Chester County tax lists in the 1760s.
Samuel and John Todd
(TF 20) appear as neighbors on a Hanover Township land record in 1749, but appear
to have migrated to Rowan Co NC in the 1750s.
James Todd surveyed a parcel in Hanover Township in 1752, appeared on a tax list
there in 1759, and got a warrant for land there in 1765 which his son patented
in 1785. James 1717-1783 had sons James,
John and David born in the 1750s. This
township became part of Dauphin County in 1785.
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 North Carolina and an uncle John who “went
south.” This tradition appears to be
related to the Samuel and John Todd who are genetic matches to the James Todd
of Hanover Twp and are of an age to have been brothers of James Todd 1712-1783
and who went to Rowan Co NC in the 1750s.
John Todd (TF 25)
married ca 1784 Mary Eberman (1766-1845) and lived in Lancaster Boro, Lancaster Co. Children:
John 1785, Ann 1787, John 1790, Maria 1793, Thomas 1795, David 1799,
Sarah 1802, Elizabeth 1805. John was in
Manheim Twp in 1810; Thomas appears to have been in Mt Joy in 1820; David may
be the David of East Lampeter Twp in 1850.
By 1800, William
Todd, apparently an Irish immigrant settled in Hempfield Township. He
had at least 6 sons but it appears that we have data on only two. One was William Todd who was prominent in the
activities for Columbia Borough in the 1820s and then migrated to Creagerstown,
Frederick County Maryland between 1832 and 1840. He was still there in 1850. The other son was James Todd. He appears in the records of Columbia also, but we suspect he is the James Todd who
settled in nearby Rapho Township and died there in 1852, leaving
the bulk of his estate to his housekeeper and causing a ruckus amongst his
children (Thomas, James, John, David, Polly and Ann). The children successfully challenged the will
and the estate was administered by James’ son David who had a court sale of his
father’s land in 1853 to Abraham Helsey (sp?).
The settlement mentioned other children of James though none of them
appear in the census records for Rapho Twp.
William Todd (TF
19), son of Andrew Todd d 1791, 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
around the time of the Revolution and then moved to Shelby Co KY by 1786 where
he died in 1813. William’s cousins Samuel and William Todd lived in Bedford briefly before moving to Westmoreland County, PA
A John Todd (TF 2)
from Connecticut settled in Bedford and served in the PA Senate, dying in
David Todd 1767-1841
and his wife Mary b 1767 came from New Jersey about 1800 and settled in the Ebensburg, Cambria County in south-central
Pennyslvania. His sons included: David
Todd 1799-1849, William Todd 1797-1844 and Thomas Todd b 1791 NJ. David Jr married Jane McConnel b 1797 Maryland.
William married in 1819 to Elanor __ 1799-1844. William’s children were Joseph A 1831-1856,
James 1827-1879, Andrew 1820-1851. David
who died in 1849 was born in New Jersey according to the mortality
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 Burlington NJ and married there in 1787.
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 Carlisle,
Middletown Twp. George leaves before
1810. Issac Todd, presumably Naomi’s
son, remained in the county.
Henry Todd d 1806
lived in western Cumberland Co (possibly in the area that became Franklin Co.) 1778-1782
and appears in Hamilton Twp in 1790 and dies there in 1806. Also in the 1790 census is a Mary Todd,
Dr. William A. Todd
of the Bucks County family of Todds owned land in Allen Township between 1803 and his death
about 1811. His brother Charles F. Todd
sold land there abt 1813.
John Todd d 1775 (TF
18) of Chester County entered land in 1747 in the portion of Lancaster County that became Huntington Township, York County.
He sold this to his eldest son Robert in 1760 (when Robert
married). Robert died in 1767; Robert’s
son Robert Jr settled in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland Co by 1794.
There is a James
Todd(TF 131) in Newberry Township by 1753 who was supervisor of
roads. This James died 1767 and left a
widow Hannah and children, James b1750-1827, William b 1752 and Joseph
1757-1793. James died in 1827 and his
son James went to Wayne Co, Ohio by 1830. Joseph died in 1793 and his son Owen moved to
Joseph's property in Baltimore where he married in 1800 and died
in 1804. Joseph’s daughter married Thomas
Bissett and was in Baltimore in 1824. William and wife Elizabeth do not appear
after the 1780s and may have gone to Maryland or to the western frontier. James was reported to have first married to
Ann Cain who may be the wife (or daughter) of John Cain who lived next door to
the James Todd who lived in the London Grove
Twp, Chester Co, PA area 1714-1750.
This suggests that James of York and James of Chester are the same
person. However, the family tradition
was that the first James Todd came from Baltimore.
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 McLeans in Fayette Co., PA. (Note that the Henry Todd d 1806 Franklin Co
is a different family.) DNA suggest an
independent English origin.
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 York
Co tax lists with a Patrick Todd, assumed to be the Patrick Todd who
settled in Harford Co, MD.
James Todd (TF 127) md Catharine Forbes and was executor of
the will of Catharine’s brother George Forbes in Pittsburgh in 1789. Reportedly born about 1760, md Catherine in
1788, moved to Beaver Co PA by 1791.
James received from his brother-in-law a lot in Pittsburgh.
He appears in the 1790 census as having a male under 16 and numerous
women living with him. Children: George 1788, Susan 1791, Janet 1793; James
1796; William 1798; Thomas 1801 & John 1806.
The Philadelphia and Chester County Todd family (TF 19) and relatives such as Andrew Porter, secured grants in Westmoreland County and in the portion of Westmoreland that became
Armstrong County. William Todd and David Todd (apparently his
son) founded the town of Freeport.
David died prior to 1815 and had four children: William and three daughters.
Thomas Todd (TF 28)
of County Down came to Delaware ca 1785 and then to Fayette County by 1790. (The 1850 census indicates he was born in
MD, not Ireland.) DNA shows him to share
a common ancestor with the second wave Somerset County New Jersey Todds.
A John and Edward
Todd (TF 111/30) came to the area prior to 1783 (Edward appeared in a Virginia court record in 1777) and lived
there at least until 1790. They came to
Bourbon County, KY in 1792 where Edward died in 1795 and
John in 1809. They appear to be sons of
Nathan Todd of Anne Arundel Co, MD.
James Todd (TF 122)
was born in 1786, orphaned as an infant, raised in Fayette County by Duncan McLean, became a county commissioner
in 1815, elected to the state legislature in 1819, admitted to the Bar in 1823,
became state attorney general in 1835, moved to Philadelphia until 1852 when he moved to Westmoreland County where he died in 1863. According to a county history, James was born
in York Co and his parents came to Fayette County and died there the year he was
born. An internet source says that James
was son of Henry Todd (TF 122) of Chanceford, York County.
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 Somerset Co NJ
family, (TF 14) were in Fayette Co in the 1820s/30s, having migrated there from
Washington County New York.
Henry Todd d1806
came from Chester County after 1771 and
lived in Guildford and Hamilton Twp 1778-1782 when this area was still
part of Cumberland County.
But by 1790, he was back in Hamilton Township.
In 1790, Henry Todd
had 1 son and 5 daughters. This fits
with the Henry Todd of Hamilton Township who died in 1806 and left a
will which names wife Lettice and children, John, Dorcas, Martha, Mary,
Lettice, Isabella. John was still in the
county in 1828.
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 Indiana County, PA that he was born in Franklin County, but his father died soon after the family
arrived in America.
Martin Luther Todd
and John Todd, descendants of a Somerset Co NJ family, (TF 14) were in Waynesburg
Samuel Todd (TF 23)
who obtained land in 1785 in what became Indiana County seems to be the Samuel Todd who
died there in 1812/13. James Todd born Belfast 1788 had a father who settled in Franklin County where he died ca 1789. His mother reportedly married Patrick
Sheridan and they migrated to Westmoreland Co.
About 1815, James moved to Indiana County.
Could this James be related to Henry Todd (TF122)?
Edward b abt 1770 and
John Todd 1752-1819 (TF 124) settled in Nottingham Township. Edward bought land in 1802 and
sold it to John and Fanny Todd in 1805 and John sold it in 1813. Edward Todd married Elizabeth Scott here and
moved to Brooke County, VA and then Steubenville, Ohio.
John Todd died here in 1819.
There is a John and Rosannah Todd of Nottingham
who sold land in 1789. Perhaps Rosannah was a first wife of John.
There is a William
Todd 1756-1852 of Nottingham Township (TF 124c) in the 1810 census who may be the
William Todd who came to Harrison Co., Ohio about 1818. He is assumed to be connected to Edward and
John of Nottingham Twp.
There is an
Archibald Todd 1763-1852 who was in Chartiers Twp, Washington Co PA in 1810 who
came to Belmont Co Ohio and was buried in
Nottingham Twp, Harrison Co Ohio
along with William Todd 1756-1852.
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 Indiana
County may have been part
of this family.
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, Northern
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 Somerset Co NJ family, (TF 14) were in the county briefy in the 1810s.
There were at least
four groups of Todds who settled in Westmoreland County - (1) the Todds of Chester and Philadelphia County, namely, William, Samuel, John,
Robert and Andrew, (2) two other Samuel Todds, (3) Edward and John Todd, and
(4) Samuel Todd and Archibald S. Todd..
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 Philadelphia County appears to have had his land sold
for taxes. William Todd obtained land in
the 1770s and settled in the southern portion of the county. Robert sold his lands very quickly. Samuel Todd seems to have lost whatever land
he had and moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky where he died in 1788.
obtained land in Huntingdon Township in 1780 and sold in by
Another Samuel (TF
23) obtained land in the portion of the county that became Indiana County.
He may have been part of the Irish Todd family of Washington County.
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 Maryland and went to Kentucky.
Samuel Todd and
Archibald S. Todd, descendants of a Somerset Co NJ family (TF 14) , were in the county
briefly in the 1820s.
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.
Todds of New Jersey
There was a Robert
Todd mentioned in 1699 and a Thomas Todd mentioned in a will in Gloucester County in 1731. A William Todd lived in Waterford Twp in the
1810s. He was a brother of the wealthy and prominent merchant Alexander Tod of Philadelphia.
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 Somerset
County around 1735. It
appears that they all left Somerset
County. John, Robert, William and James went to Hunterdon County and then Robert went to Chester
Co by 1756, William to Augusta Co, VA by 1750, and John to Mecklenburg Co NC by
1767. Andrew moved to Chester Co by
1760. James left two sons in Hunterdon
Co. (Robert was the progenitor of the
Mary Todd Lincoln family.)
Second save: A later wave of migration to Somerset Co
included Andrew d 1781 and William Todd d 1760 who settled in Peapack by 1744
and James d 1781 and John Todd 1739-1823 who settled in Somerset County by the 1750s.
David Todd (TF 14)
(1730-1809), presumed son of James Todd, one of the 5 immigrant brothers,
settled in Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County, right across the county line from Somerset.
His brother John (1729-1802) was in Tewksbury in 1780 but later moved back to
Somerset Co. There is a James Todd in
the Bethlehem Twp in 1778 who could be a brother, father or cousin to David and
Three of the other
immigrant brothers were also in Hunterdon.
William, John and Robert Todd appeared in early Hunterdon County records in the 1740s and 1750s in Bethlehem Township. They had previously come to Somerset County by 1735; William went to Augusta Co, VA by
1750; Robert went to Chester Co, PA by 1756 and then to Philadelphia County by 1760. John went to Mecklenburg Co NC by 1767.
Andrew Todd of the
second wave of immigration to Somerset County (Bedminster Township) married for the second time in Hunterdon County.
A Charles Todd b
1795 lived in Hunterdon Co. There is a
Robert Todd d 1793 in Loudon Co, VA that is an exact DNA match with this
Charles. So perhaps both are a lost
branch of the Somerset Co, NJ family.
Charles is a close match also with William Todd 1791-1824 of Chester Co,
PA, son of James d 1820.
There was a John
Todd in Sussex County in the 1748 and 1764. He may have been one of the immigrant
brothers to Somerset County 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. He is assumed to be a son of an unknown
third son of James Todd, the immigrant and possibly the brother of the John
Todd who married Jane Todd, dau of David Todd of Hunterdon Co. 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 John
Todd 1804-1869 who md near Hardwick in 1826 matched no Todd families.
Todds of Maryland
There are three
major Todd families in Maryland: (1) one
which settled in Baltimore County in the 1600s, (2) one which settled Anne Arundel County in what became Annapolis in the 1600s, (3) one which settled in Dorchester County.
Thomas Todd (TF 31)
who first settled in Gloucester Co., VA came to Baltimore Co. in the 1660s. He
was reportedly from Denton, Co Durham, England. He died while visiting England about 1676. Thomas Todd settled in what became part of
the City of Baltimore, coming from Virginia where many of his descendants
remained. By the early 1800s, the only
male branch of the Baltimore side of the family was that of
Thomas Todd d 1798 and his five sons - Bernard, Christopher, William, Samuel and
Anne Arundel County
Another Thomas Todd
(TF 30) came from Virginia to Maryland in 1651 and settled on the south side of the
Severn River near what became Annapolis. Some descendants moved to the
north side of the Severn River; some moved westward to the portion of the
county that became Howard County in 1840; other moved into Baltimore itself. An Alexander Todd moved to Frederick County, had numerous children who married there and
then went westward after 1800 to various counties in PA and OHIO.
Benjamin Todd (TF 110) who came to Logan Co., KY ca 1807 and John Todd
(TF 111) who came to Bourbon County by 1792 seem to be descended from
one of these branches, namely Nathan Todd b 1717-21, son of Lancelot &
Elizabeth Rockhold Todd. Also, the John
Todd (TF 112) who married Mary Jarman in Baltimore in 1791 and then went to Ohio appears to be related to this family,
based on genetic similarities. Evidence
suggests he is son of Thomas b 1743 d1808, son of Lancelot Todd and Rachel
Warfield, son of Lancelot and Elizabeth Rockhold Todd.
Michael Todd (TF
32) settled in Dorchester County prior to 1690 and died there in
1731. Descendants also lived in Caroline Co., Maryland and Delaware.
There were Todds in Cecil County during the Revolution and in the
period after 1810. William Todd (TF 114) b ca 1750s with
children: Edward b ca 1780/90, John, James.
It is not known if this William could have been from the York County family for which a 1783 record
indicates he was married to an Elizbeth.
William Todd marries an Elizabeth in 1790 in Cecil Co.
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.
Todds of Delaware
Thomas Todd (TF 28)
came from Co. Down in northern Ireland
to America in 1785 and was
in Wilmington, Delaware before coming to Fayette County, PA in 1790.
(1850 census says he was born in Maryland, not Ireland.)
Todds of Virginia
Sr. (TF 19) came with his children (born
1723-1738) from Philadelphia County,
PA and settled in Augusta County,
VA ca 1750. William had sons: Low,
James, William and Samuel. He moved to Bedford County VA in 1760.
William’s son Samuel
remained in Augusta County and then moved to Botetourt County and then to Clay County, KY where
he died in 1813. William’s son Low Todd removed to Bedford Co, VA around the
same time as his father though to different part of the county and then moved
to Tennessee where he died in Jefferson County in 1792. William's son William may be the William Todd
who sold half his father's Bedford County land in 1770 and may be the
William Todd who is on the Rockbridge County, Va tax list in 1778. William Sr. may have had a son John (or
possibly a grandson John) who sold the other half of his Bedford County land in
1772 and who is on the Rockbridge County tax list in 1778. This John is undoubtedly the John who went to
KY along with many other Augusta/Botetourt/Rockbridge County families and
settled in Mercer, Jessamine, Montgomery, Bath County and then moved to Lincoln Co, TN
where he died in 1829.
There is also a
James Todd that appears in the early Augusta County records. Though the evidence is sparse and somewhat
conflicting as to the identity of this James, it appears he is James b 1726 the
son of Wm Sr. James bought land in 1753
on Buffalo Creek just downstream from William Todd’s land; was married to
Susanna, bought and sold land in the 1760s and 1770s and appears to be the
James who died in Rockbridge in 1789.
There is also a reference to a James Todd who had a daughter Hannah who
married Samuel Davies in 1758. Samuel
Davies lived in between William Todd Sr and James Todd. For this James to be a son of William, he would
have had to have married by age 17 and Hannah would have had to have been born
by 1744 and married when she was 14 in order to for her to be the daughter of a
James b 1726. This is possible though
it seems a stretch of the data to make it fit.
The only other evidence for children of this James is a James Todd b
about 1750 who went by 1774 to the portion of Augusta Co that became Rockingham
Co and then moved to Pudding Spring Draft of Mossey Creek in northern Augusta
Co by 1789, dying there as a relatively young man in 1799.
An Andrew Todd (TF
113) who married in Maryland in the 1780s 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.
A James Todd (TD
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 Caroline County by 1737. Caroline County was created from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties in 1727. George's only son Charles was the progenitor
of the family that remained in Caroline County for many years though some
descendants went to TX in the 1840s.
This family originated in the Orkney Islands and Morayshire in northern Scotland.
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 Elizabeth (Waring) Todd and grandson of
William and Martha (Vicaris) Todd of the King and Queen Co, VA family (TF
31). He moved to Charlotte Co in
1783. Son Bartlett P. 1786-1863 went to
Nottaway Co, VA. Son Christopher 1781-1868
went to Maury Co, TN. Son Joseph
went to Prince Edward Co.
John Todd married Cumberland County in and had a son
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. The fate of this land might reveal the fate
of John Todd.
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 Goochland
County, b. Aug. 7, 1775.
IN 1777, John Todd
took the oath of allegiance in Bute
Note: 1779 Bute County, North Carolina
abolished and Warren County is formed from a portion of the former Bute County, North
Legacy for Children
441, From William Williams, 2 Mar 1774 - Goochland
2 Mar 1774 - William
Williams of Goochland Co., Virginia to John Moseley in trust for grandchildren:
William, John, Joseph, Jesse, James, Elizabeth, Mary, and Anne Moseley,
children of deceased daughter Anne Moseley, late wife of John Moseley. Deed of
Gift for negroes, household goods, and stock.
Wit: John Todd,
Solmn. Higgins, James Steward.
(Warren Co., NC Will
Book 2, p. 19; from abstract by Mary
Frances Todd -
daughter of John Todd and Mary Williams (after John Todd died, Mary married a
A. Balthrop). Frances
married John Smiley/Smelly/Smelley in 1788. in Warren
John was on the 1790
Warren Co. NC Federal Census
1737: George Todd mentioned in the Bristol Parish
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
Henry Todd (b prior to 1775 with son
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
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 Loudon County.
His daughter Sarah married 1810 to Thomas Bishop and stayed in Fauquier
Co, but most of his children went to KY (e.g. Shelby and Henry Co) and then on
to Ohio and elsewhere,e.g. Benjamin 1796-1879 Muskinghum Co. OH; Willis
1802-1847 Marion Co. IN. DNA shows he is
related to the Joseph Todd (TF 17) d 1699 Philadelphia.
Gloucester & King and Queen Counties
Thomas Todd (TF 31)
and his wife Ann Gorsuch came to Gloucester County, Virginia ca 1664. He was reportedly from
Denton, Co Durham, England. He moved in Baltimore Co., Maryland in 1669 and died while traveling to England
in 1676. Some descendants lived in Virginia; others in Maryland. One grandson, William Todd married
Martha Vicaris and lived in King and Queen Co., Virginia. William’s son Richard
had (1) a son William (1750-1815) who moved to Pittsylvania County and then to
Woodford County, Kentucky, and (2) a son Richard who died in Virginia, but
whose children went to KY, and (3) a son Thomas who moved to Kentucky and
became an associate justice of the US Supreme Court.
Mallory Todd (TF 41)
appeared in 1787 census. He is reported to have come from Bermuda. DNA from a reported desc suggests he is
related to the Todds of Prince George Co, VA and Dinwiddie Co and not (as suspected)
from the Joseph Todd d 1699 Philadelphia family that reportedly had Bermuda
cousins. Mallory appears on a Dinwiddie
Co court order in 1789-90.
Robert Todd (TF 138)
died in 1793 leaving sons Samuel, Robert and John. Samuel b 1762 served in the
Revolution and afterwards went to Ohio and then Campbell County, KY.
Sons Robert b 1750-1760 and John appear to have gone by 1805 to the
portion of Ross Co that became Pickaway.
Robert’s son Samuel married there in 1807 and 1808, bought and sold land
1812-1814 in Pickway. They moved to
Fairfield Co by 1821 with John dying there in 1823 and Robert moving on to
Seneca 1831-1835 and then his son Samuel went to Putnam Co, Ohio.
DNA shows this family to be related to the Todds of Somerset County NJ
and to James Todd 1748-1815 of Nashville and Greene Co Ohio.
Samuel son of Robert b 1786 appears to have married in Ross Co in 1807 to Rhuemie Frow and in 1808 to Mary Ballet. (Ross Co Marriages 1798-1849)
A unknown Samuel
Todd appears on the 1820 census in Loudon Co and has an estate record in the
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 Philadelphia.
A William Todd (TF
139) in 1789 and an Andrew Todd (TF 113) in 1790 secured grants on New River
and Clinch River respectively. Andrew is the Andrew who died in Tazewell County in 1802.
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 Scotland
Other Henrico Co Todds came to Montgomery Co later: LaFoster Todd b 1809
VA was married in the county in 1831/1832, appears in the 1840s court records
and had descendants who went to Henrico Co, VA.
DNA shows a near match to the
Mary Todd Lincoln Todds.
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 North Carolina. DNA is a close match with (1) Samuel Todd md
1810 Davidson Co TN and went to Lawrence Co TN and (2) John B Todd b 1777 VA,
went to NC 1802-1807, to Shelby Co TN by 1820, to Okitibbeah Co MS by 1840 and
to Shelby Co TN by 1850 where he died in 1851.
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 Prince George’s County, VA 1790 (or 1791) and
settled in Roane Co TN. There is a
William Todd in the 1810 census for Prince George’s Co, identity unknown. There is a genetic match or near match with a
desc of Mallory Todd 1742-1817 of Isle of Wight and with a desc of Henry Todd
b1797 VA d Fayette Co WVA. This Henry
connection suggests that James was from the Dinwiddie Co family.
George Todd (TF 42)
appeared in 1787 census. He was from Scotland.
Russell (See Washington)
Stafford, Spotsylvania Counties.
William Todd (TF 40)
appears in Stafford County in 1684. His son Samuel (b ca
1684 d ca 1721) had a son Richard who married Lucy Elliot and in turn had sons Hayward and William Todd. Hayward the eldest son of Richard, had a son Samuel b
1747, son Richard b 1748/9, daughter Hester b 1750, daughter Lucy b 1751 and
son Hayward b 1754. Samuel and Richard (sons of Hayward, Sr.) settled in Spotsylvania County. Samuel b 1747 had a son Samuel b
1760-70 who reportedly went to Scott County, KY in 1805, then to Gallatin County by 1810 and died in Owen Co in
1848. Richard b 1748/9 remained in Virginia and died there in 1824 with 4 sons
and two daughters. William, the younger son of Richard and Lucy Elliott, had a
daughter Nancy Todd in 1752.
There were three
Todd families that came to SW Virginia after
the Revolutionary War that are not related to each other based on DNA:
(1) Andrew Todd (TF 113) settled by 1789 in
Montgomery Co on the Maiden Spring Branch of the Clinch
River. By 1792 he had
either moved downstream to the portion of the same branch in adjacent Russell
Co or the county boundary had moved to meet him. This area became Tazewell Co in 1799.
(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 Indiana by 1817. A granddaughter married a desc of the
unrelated but nearby Washington Co TN Todds.
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 Indiana. This family has traditionally been
associated with four Todd brothers who with Elizabeth Todd (their grandmother?)
appear in Pulaski Co KY in 1810,1811 though the exact connection is not
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 Washington
County and his estate
sold some land to John Todd in 1807 who immediately resold it.
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
Co Indiana by
1822. The identity of the younger son is unknown
but it is tempting to consider that it might be the Robert Todd who was in Indiana in 1821 and came
to Pulaski Co KY by 1843. DNA for this
Robert and for John Todd b1780s match.
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 Ireland
probably distant cousins by an independent migration.
James G and Joseph Todd of Russell
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 to Kentucky, possibly to Adair Co by 1820 and
then to Pulaski Co by 1827 when Joseph died.
James G Todd b abt
1770 was reportedly born in New Jersey or New York (per son
William’s entry in 1880 census). He
appeared in Russell Co in 1804. By 1832,
he had moved across the county line into Washington Co and died about 1850 and
was buried at Little Moccasin Gap which straddles the Washington-Russell County
line. James had sons (1) Joseph b 1808 (2)
William b 1814 who lived in Washington Co in 1850 but moved to Fentress Co, TN
after the Civil War, and (3) Lewis b
1816 who moved to Floyd Co (later Johnson Co) by 1837. His will mentions a son Gaspar who may be
the Gaspar b 1797 in North Carolina who lived
in Stokes County, NC.
Todds of North Carolina
There seem to be two
unrelated families associated with the Edgecombe-Bertie County
1. William Todd who
appears on Bertie
County records as early
as 1757 and who dies in Bertie Co in 1769.
William TODD in Bertie County
states that "William TODD of Tyrell
bought 100 acres of
land from James GRAVES in Bertie
County, Book G (Book G is
1744-1753). His children were: Sarah
TODD, Mary TODD, Christian TODD, Thomas TODD, John TODD, Samuel TODD, William
TODD, Moses TODD
2. Hardy Todd who appears in Edgecombe County
prior to 1790 and whose assumed son Hardy Todd married in Bertie County
Hardy Todd, Hardy
Todd Junior and a Lewis Todd appear in the 1790 census for Edgecombe County, North Carolina. This may be Hardy Todd b 1775 and Lewis Todd
b 1760 whose descendants DNA prove are kin and ages and places suggest are
brothers. The other Hardy Todd may be
Hardy Todd appears on two marriage records in North Carolina in the 1790s – one in Bertie County
in 1793 to Sarah Sparkman and one in Tyrell Co to Priscilla Norman in 1798.
Hardy b 1775
continues to live in Bertie
County while Lewis Todd
continued to live in Edgecombe.
There is a Hardy
Todd b 1796 North Carolina living in Florida in 1850 who could be the Hardy Todd in Washington County , Georgia in 1820. Could he be a son of Hardy Todd md 1793 Sarah
In the 1790 census
in Bertie County are:
Hardy Todd, Jesse
Todd, Joshua Todd
Moses Todd, Samuel
Todd, William Todd, Thomas Todd
It is unclear who
Jesse and Joshua are.
There is a Thomas
and Charity Todd mentioned in a 1747 document related to the Hardy family. William Todd d 1769 of the next generation
named one of his children Hardy Todd.
William Todd (TF
150) died in Bertie County in 1769. DNA of a descendant matches no other Todd
families but has similarities to a couple of the English Todd families.
John Todd md Charity
Farrow in 1800 in the Wilmington area. Reported to be from Alexandria VA based on “Between the Creeks” by Crockett
Hewlett, but DNA suggests a connection to the Bertie Co Todds.
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 1775 Chester County, PA.
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 Indiana by 1820 and died there in 1842
leaving a large family. Nathan’s son
John died 1805-1807 leaving a wife Jane and young daughter.
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.
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
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 to Mississippi and then to Shelby Co TN where
he died in 1851.
Todd descendants of
Joseph Todd (TF 17) d 1699 Philadelphia came from Pennsylvania to Jersey Settlement in Rowan County in the 1770s. This migration included individuals from two
different branches of the family: Thomas
Todd 1723-1778, son of Thomas 1690-1732/3, and two of his cousins, Caleb d 1796/6
and Benjamin 1728-1817/20, sons of Joshua 1681/5.
Desecendants of some of these went on to Madison Co KY by 1797 and
others went to GA.
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.
The families that
remained in Rowan County have not been studied.
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
Friedburg Moravian Church cemetery was a Caroline Todd d
1822, identity unknown. Due to the name
Gaspar appearing in the 1850 estate records of James G. Todd of Washington County, Virginia, there has been speculation about
this Gaspar being the same as the one in Stokes Co.
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 Washington Co VA family, but rather
to James Todd d 1772 East Nottingham
Twp, Chester Co PA. So either he is not
related to Gaspar or Gaspar is not related to James G. Todd of Washington Co.
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 Illinois.
Doss Todd is also son of Thomas b 1785.
DNA from this family shows a connection to the Joseph Todd d 1699 Philadelphia family.
Todds of South Carolina
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 match the Co Down/northern Co Antrim/ Somerset
Co NJ 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 and who died in Abbeville
Co in 1822. (3) Adam Todd 1781-1832
Anderson Co SC and (4) Sarah Todd 1773-1827 reportedly to have md Elisha
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
Nathan Todd (TF 47)
b ca 1751, originally from Loch Lomond area of Scotland,
came from Northern Ireland
to SC ca 1794 and died in Laurens Co 1820-1830.
One branch stayed in SC; another went to IL; another to GA and AL. DNA matches a Todd family that lived in the Loch Lomond area in the 1800s and to the Mary Todd
Patrick Todd (TF 48)
bca 1768 came from Ireland
about 1798 and d Laurens Co 1852. Children: John, Janet, Archibald, Ellen,
Andrew, James, Patrick Todd. Some descendants remained in SC, some went to NC,
some went to Alabama and Tennessee.
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 Laurens
County in 1843. DNA matches the Somerset Co NJ Todds. Dr.
Samuel Todd who came to Newberry by 1800 and then to Laurens was a brother to
Andrew; Dr. John Todd was also a
brother to Andrew Todd; he married Elizabeth Julia Spencer in 1800. They all settled in Laurens village or to the
north of the village..
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 Northern Ireland about 1802 and settled in
Pendleton District (later Anderson
County) where he
died. He became a citizen in 1813. He married Olive McAlister and had a son
Andrew Todd 1804-1872 who was magistrate of Anderson County.
His son John b 1822 went to Polk Co GA by 1846 and and Milan Co TX by
1860. His daughter Jane b 1809 d 1902
married David Gordon; his daughter Mary Ann b 1814 married James Martin; his
b 1816 d 1854 married David Pressly; his daughter Margaret b 1817 d 1856
married Henry Branyan. His son James b
1819 died young in 1842. He left a legacy to his brother John Todd in Ireland if he comes to America (which
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
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 Georgia
convention that ratified the US Constitution in 1788, and died in Burke Co in
1789. He was married in 1770 in Richmond
Co VA to Apphia Fauntleroy. His son
Henry b 1778/1779 in VA married 1804 to Ann Waring Hall. Some historians claim that Henry d 1789 was
also father of James Todd b 1778 who was in Warren Co GA by 1820.
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 Georgia
that is a grandson of Henry d 1789; so this suggests that Henry d 1789 had more
than one son in order to have two grandchildren named Henry.
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 Ireland
to Ninety Six District in the 1770s.
That same source asserts that John and Lucinda had sons James born about
1786 and William born about 1794 who both married Bennetts, James marrying
Charlotte Bennett in 1810 in Jackson Co; William marrying Polly Bennett.
James and William went to Pickens County Alabama where James died in
Liberty/McIntosh County: Mystery Family From Pennsylvania
John Todd abt 1720 died 1758 came from Philadelphia to North Carolina and then by 1745 to Craven District of
South Carolina, settling on the Wateree River and Dutchman Creek. In 1751, he sold his land and moved to the Newport
District of Georgia (Liberty County), where he died in 1758 in McIntosh County.
His will referred to lands in Virginia
that were bequeathed to his son Giles Todd.
There appear to be 2 different Todd families in Wilkes County
by the 1790s.
1. Descendants of Joseph Todd d
Descendants of Joseph
Todd d 1699 came to Georgia
from North Carolina
between 1779 and 1786. These were Caleb
ca 1751 d. aft 1803, Mary Todd Scudder b1762/7,
Aaron 1768 d. aft 1803, (and possibly other siblings). They are all thought to be children of
Benjamin Todd 1725/28 d 1817/20 though
there is some debate about their exact relationship. Benjamin came from Easton,
Northampton Co, PA to Rowan Co, NC about 1770, and then migrated up to Madison
Co, KY ca 1796 where he died in 1817/20.
was in Wilkes Co, GA by 1786 and probably is the Caleb with children under
21 who drew two draws in the land lottery of 1803;
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 Jones County
by 1812 and died there in 1855.
John Todd b 1770-80 was in Putnam County
by 1812 where Benjamin Todd 1778-1855 witnessed a legal document of
John’s. He moved to Henry Co by 1830 and
then to Meriwether
County by 1836.
Reuben and William Todd born in Georgia in the
1780s who came to Madison Co KY around 1805 abt the same time as Mary
Scudder. Reuben and William followed
Benjamin Todd b 1759 son of Benjamin 1725-1817/20 to Rutherford Co TN about
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
1810 Scott Co KY tax list.
- Mary b
1762/67 married William Scudder in Rowan Co in 1783. William died in Wilkes Co in 1799. Mary later rejoined her kin in Madison
Co KY. She is most likely a sister
to Caleb, not a daughter.
- Aaron Todd
was noted as an unsuccessful drawer on the Georgia Land Lottery of 1803 in
Wilkes County. Nothing more
is known about him.
2. Mechlenburg County
Two brothers, John Todd and James Todd came to Wilkes County
from Mechlenburg Co NC, obtaining a headrights there between 1785 and 1790. James died in Wilkes
County by 1797; John moved to Putnam County
between 1806 when his daughter married in Wilkes Co and 1808 when his son
married in Putnam Co. John died there in
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.
Columbia: Quaker Family from Chester County
William Todd came to a Quaker settlement in Wrightsboro, Columbia County, GA prior to 1798. He was born in Chester County, PA and was married in Guilford County, NC in 1765.
Descendants later went north to Ohio by early 1800s.
James E. Todd, son of John Todd d 1815 Putnam
County was in Columbia
County by 1803 when he married Anne
Perea and in Lincoln
County by 1813 when he
married Charlotte Murray. By 1830, he
was in Newton County,
and then migrated to Dallas Co Alabama
by 1840. He died in Dallas County
Stephen Todd son of William Todd the Quaker, was married in Warren Co, GA
in 1798. By 1804, his son Robert was in Ohio and by 1806, his son Stephen was in
Belmont Co., OH. William died in Belmont
Co, OH around 1810. William is likely
the son of John Todd the Quaker who died in 1775 in Chester Co, PA.
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 Bertie
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 Morgan County to Elizabeth Fiedler and had children
1818-1833 in Oglethorpe
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 Co NC of the
Mary Todd Lincoln family. John d 1815
had sons Adam and Augustus who went to ARK and MO; other sons remained in Georgia. Son Joseph died Upson Co
GA 1869; son John married Morgan Co.
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 Washington County in the 1820 census with children
born 1804-1810. He is undoubtedly
related to the Hardy Todd family of Warren
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 Putnam County
in 1815; James E. Todd is said to be John’s son.
However, the Todds who settled in Wilkinson
County are thought to be the family of
John’s brother, James Todd, who died in 1797 in Wilkes County. An 1813 deed indentifies Elizabeth Todd,
James’ widow as living in Wilkinson
County. James’ son James died in Wilkinson County
in 1849 and James’ son William died there in 1866. James’ son John appears to be the John Todd
who died in Laurens Co in 1842. Laurens County
had been taken from Wilkinson
County in 1807.
James’ other children dispersed to other places: Joseph, Elizabeth and Nancy all went to Upson County
by the 1830s.
Todds of Kentucky
Robert Todd (TF 19),
son of Andrew Todd d 1791 Louisa Co. VA, came to Green Co. KY and then to Adair County where he died in 1828.
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 Philadelphia 1799 age 21; Daniel died
young. William had at least two children
who “went south”.
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
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 Loudon County, VA, migrated to Ohio and then settled in Campbell County.
This family is genetically connected to the second wave of migration of
Todds to Somerset Co NJ.
Solomon Todd, from Delaware, reportedly came to Campbell County with his children including John
Todd, about 1837.
Robert, John and
Levi Todd, (TF 19) (sons of the Montgomery County, PA David Todd md 1749)
came to KY in the 1770s. Another son Owen Todd came after the Revolution. This
was a very large family! It includes Mary Todd Lincoln.
A Samuel Todd (TF
19) founded the community of Cross Plains, later Athens, in 1783. This may be the Samuel Todd of Botetourt County, VA who speculated in land in KY in the
1780s, though he didn't move to KY until 1807.
Samuel Todd (TF 19),
uncle of Robert, Levi and John, married Mary Todd, daughter of Andrew Todd of Chester County, PA, appears to have left Westmoreland Co.,
PA and come to Bourbon Co., KY where he soon died in 1788. Their children (and possibly Mary as well)
were taken in by their cousin Levi Todd.
There was a Scottish
family of merchants that came to Lexington at an early date. William Tod who
appears in the 1805 city directory as a cotton spinner may be part of this
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. Virginia. Richard married in Franklin County in 1802 and was in Owen County in 1858. Samuel reported came to Scott County in 1805, then to Owen County and then to Gallatin County, prior to 1810.
By 1820 Samuel Todd
(TF 19) son of Samuel Todd of Augusta/ Botetourt came to Gallatin County and then moved to Franklin County in 1831.
In 1810, Sarah
Bentley Todd (TF17) appeared the tax list of Scott County. She was the mother of Editha b 1793 GA, Abel
b 1795 GA, Sarah b 1798 GA and Samuel Bentley Todd b 1802 GA. Because Abel Todd’s DNA matches that of TF
17, she is thought to have been the widow of either (1) Caleb Todd b 1751, son
of Benjamin Todd, who went to Wilkes County Georgia by 1786 and possibly
migrated to Madison County KY about 1803 and died there about 1806. or (2) a
brother of Caleb, possibly John Todd b 1752.
Three Todds, Thomas
b 1781, John b 1787 and Patrick b 1799, arrived in Fleming County and bought land on Locust Creek -
John in 1811, Thomas in 1817 and Patrick in 1824. Grandson Newton Serncy went to Oregon in 1852. Patrick’s cemetery record indicates he was
born in Ireland. DNA from the Thomas line suggests a common
ancestor with branches of the New Jersey family and
with the Patrick Todd family of Ireland
and Laurens County, SC.
Thomas Todd (TF 31)
(1765-1824?), Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court settled in Franklin County. He was son of William Todd of
King and Queen County. His brother William settled in Woodford County; the widow of his brother Richard (who died in
VA in 1795) came to Kentucky and lived for a while with Judge
(1768-1858) married in Franklin in 1802 and later moved to Owen County.
Between 1807 and
1810, a widow Sarah Todd with several children and a Jonathan Todd with a wife
and two sons settled in Hopkins County.
Sarah is assumed to be the mother of Damara b 1796 NC md John Lockridge
1822, Thomas b 1797 NC, Sarah b 1800 MO,
John b 1805 MO, Reuben b 1808/1804 KY.
Jonathan went to White Co, ILL by 1830; Reuben married in White Co in
1830 and then returned to Hopkins Co. prior to 1840. Sarah may have been the widow of Caleb Todd b
1758, son of Caleb Todd d 1795/96 Rowan Co, NC).
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 Philadelphia County.
(b) the Joshua, Caleb and John were sons of Caleb d 1795/96 Rowan Co,
(c) the remainder were the family of Benjamin b 1728 d 1817/20 and his
sons: Peter, Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas,
The Pulaski Co KY
Todds appear to be cousins to the Washington Co VA Todds with branches in Kentucky and Indiana.
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 Indiana.
John’s son John settled in Orange Co IN by 1820 and Greene Co IN by
1822. A Robert Todd born 1790s who came
to Pulaski Co by 1843 may be son of John Todd Sr.
The four Todd boys who
came to Pulaski County
by 1811 are William b abt 1792, Anderson
b 1797, Thomas b 1798/9, Henry b 1801. The latter three were listed in later census
records as born in Virginia. Family tradition says they were sons of
William and Elizabeth Todd, but no William Todd has been found in the Virginia tax lists at
the time of the birth of these children.
The DNA of this
family is a near match to a family that lived in central and southeastern Co
Tyrone in Northern Ireland.
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
Pulaski County seems to be related to Joseph
because Charity bought William’s bible at the estate sale.
John Todd (TF 19) of
Shelby County (1750-1813) married Mary Ruble
and appeared in Jefferson County/Shelby Co by 1786. He had at 12 children, one of whom was
married in 1799. His eldest son Andrew b
1776, daughter Ann b 1778, and daughter Jane b 1782 were born in PA. John was the son of Andrew Todd d 1791 of Chester County, PA. A
letter of Andrew Todd Jr. written in 1799 states that he had just seen his
brother who he hadn't seen in 23 years, i.e. about 1776. He also states that his brother had 12
children of which one was married.
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 Philadelphia family.
There appear to be
at least two different families in Warren
County, unrelated to each
(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 Warren County appears to be the son of Margaret
Williams Todd and was married first to Sarah McClanahan in 1803 in Madison
Co. Benjamin got a land grant in Fayette
Co, IL in 1839/40 and appears in the Montgomery Co, IL census in 1840 and 1850
(2) In 1810, there
is a John and Robert Todd on the same page of the census.
John A Todd born in Georgia
in 1787 and married in Warren Co in 1808 to Mary Howard. In the 1820s John moved to Callaway Co, MO where he died in 1862. This family is genetic match to Mary
Todd Lincoln group and is related to Mecklenburg Co NC family.
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 Maryland.
William Todd (TF
31), a descendant of the King and Queen Co., VA family, came from Pittsylvania County and died in Woodford County 1815.
Todds of Ohio
Todd b 1777 (TF 18: the PA Quaker family) came from Georgia to OH prior to 1810. Children:
Mary, Rebecca, William, Daniel, Elisha, Ann, John, Humphrey, Robert,
Todd b 1764 Ireland
came from PA after 1794 and before 1820.
One researcher associates him with William Todd 1756-1852 of Harrison
Co.(TF 124) since they are both buried in Nottingham Twp, Harrison Co Ohio.
Robert Todd b 1806 Co Down came to America by 1860
and died in Butler Co in 1899. His DNA
matches the Todds of Toddstown (Andrew d 1729) of Co Down and matches the
second wave Somerset Co NJ Todds.
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 Clark County
in the 1820s. His father reportedly
immigrated from Ireland,
served in the Revolution, and came to Washington Co after the Rev. War. James’ siblings included: John 1782-1832, Wm,
Hugh, Thomas, Samuel 1801-1866, Nancy
and Bates b ca 1800. This family shares
the same DNA pattern as the Mary Todd Lincoln family though their common
ancestor may have been in Ireland.
was in Madison Co in 1850; Bates was in Warren Co in 1840.
first Todds to settle here were from the Anne Arundel Co. MD family (TF
30). These included: Benjamin Todd
1759/60-1841, son of Alexander 1736-1808; Benjamin’s nephews, son of his
brother Basil: Alexander 1786-1876 and
Lot/Lancelot b 1785 d after 1860; and Joshua, not identified. Lot was in
Carroll Co by 1850 and Knox Co by 1860.
Lot’s son John settled in Seneca Co in 1837.
are two and possibly three families in early Fairfield County:
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.
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
Walnut Twp, a Samuel Todd.
The Virginia family has been shown to be closely
related genetically to Samuel Todd b 1762, son of Robert Todd d 1793 Loudon Co,
VA and to the Somerset Co, NJ Todds. The
John Todd family had children: John,
Matilda, Abner, Simeon b 1806, Joel b 1810, Samuel, Reason b 1817, Jonah. The family of Robert Todd born prior to 1775
and possibly 1750-1760 included a son Samuel.
Robert and Samuel had been in Pickaway County, then came to Fairfield, then went to Seneca 1841-1835 and
then Samuel went on to Putnam Co.
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.
were sons of Thomas Todd 1743-1808 and grandsons of Lancelot and Rachel
Warfield Todd (TF30).
is also a Samuel Todd in Walnut Township who may be the brother of the
Maryland John Todd.
Todd (TF112) married in Baltimore
to Mary German /Jarman in 1791 and by 1820 was in Fairfield Co and then died in
Franklin Co in 1823. Edward Todd was
born 1783-1787 in Maryland and was in Fairfield, then Franklin, then moved on to Licking Co.(by
1826, still there in 1840) and then Defiance County by 1850. They were sons of Thomas Todd 1743-1808 and
grandsons of Lancelot and Rachel Warfield Todd (TF30).
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
1810 tax lists are two James Todds and one John Todd.
is a John B Todd listed in the 1820 census.
Todd 1749-1815 was in Nashville by 1780, then Xenia, Greene Co., OH
and died there in 1815. He is
genetically related to the Todds who settled in Somerset Co NJ in the 1730s and
to the Todds who settled in Co Down, Northern Ireland in the 1600s.
county is interesting because it attest to a migration from Maryland to Virginia that preceded a move to OH. John Todd was born in Maryland in 1793 but had a son Joshua in Virginia in 1823 before coming to OH shortly
thereafter where Richard Todd was born in 1832.
Todd and John Todd Jones settled here prior to 1820 from Somerset County NJ.
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, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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 Connecticut) by 1825.
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).
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 (all born Ohio): Nathan 1831, Benjamin 1833, Alexander
1837, Mary Ann 1840 , John 1843, Michael b 1845, Levi b 1852, Joseph b
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 of the Columbiana County family also.
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 York County, PA by 1830. He had children: Mary, Joseph H 1838-1936,
Lunetta 1848, and T.W. 1860?. Joseph H
had a son James C. who moved to Boulder/Denver Colorado and had two daughters.
Todds of Tennessee
early Tennessee, the various Todd families were
grouped in 3 different areas.
Todd (TF19) came from Bedford/Campbell County Virginia around 1787, got a grant
in 1788 on the south side of the Nollichucky River in the portion of Greene Co that
became Jefferson Co in 1792 and became Cocke Co in 1797. Low died in Jefferson Co in 1793, leaving
four sons: Low, Samuel, John and James and four daughters: Mary Todd, Agnes Davis, Elizabeth Blackstone,
and Jenny/Jenry Harris.
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 Knox County KY, 1805-1807. James seems to have gone to Campbell County as did Jesse and Isaac Todd and a
Mary Todd who married Peter Trammel in 1806 in Knox Co KY.
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) Harrison in 1802.
He bought land in Knox Co as early as 1804 and died in Knox Co in
1836. He obtained two 50 acre grants in Jefferson in 1825 and 1826 and sold land in Jefferson Co
in 1829. He had only female
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 Campbell Co TN court case in 1816.
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 to Missouri and Nancy Todd who married Henry Giger in 1819
and went to Illinois.
He is also the father of Samuel Edwards Todd (1801-1844), William T Todd
(abt 1810-1847) and Joseph Y. Todd (1811-1858) who all went to Livingston Co,
MO in 1819.
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 Jefferson County
in 1815 to Nancy Meals (d1829), daughter of
Samuel Meals. Isaac was in Campbell
Co in 1818 and 1823 and served in the war of 1812 in the same unit as
Isaac Todd married Nancy Meals here in 1813. He later moved to Campbell Co TN based on tax list of 1818, land survey of
1824, grant of 1838. He may have been
the Isaac of the 1830 Lincoln Co census.
He seems to have been associated with Low Todd in Campbell Co in 1818
and 1823 on a branch of Jellico Creek and therefore could be grandson of Low d
1792, possibly son of James Todd or (less likely) John Todd.
Jesse Todd married about 1810 to Priscilla Turner, who lived
on the south side of the Nollichucky River (as did Low Todd and James Todd in
the 1790s). Jesse also served in the
same War of 1812 company as did Isaac Todd and moved to Campbell Co TN as did
Low and Isaac Todd. He was born in KY
according to three different census reports, about 1790-1795. The Kentucky birth is hard to reconcile with him
being a desc of Low Todd, but perhaps this reflects something about his boyhood
residence in Knox Co KY where James Todd and John Todd appeared on the tax
Todd Houston (TF19) daughter of William Todd abt 1700 – 1760/70 of Augusta Co VA died in Blount Co in
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
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.
got a grant in Campbell Co in 1838.
Todd was in Grainger Co TN census in 1830. He may or may not have been the Jesse went to
Cole County MO by 1835 (later Moniteau
County) and died there in
1874. Jesse Todd of Moniteau had son
Tilman 1811-1850. (A Preston Todd b 1805
TN settled next door to Jesse in Missouri and this family has the DNA
signature of the Mary Todd Lincoln group of Todds and by geographic association
is considered to be a son or grandson of James or John. And by infererence and
georgraphic connection Jesse is consider to be a son of James or John.
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.
Todd married Ann Harrison in Jefferson County in 1803. He bought land in Knox in 1807 and 1814 on
the south side of the Holston River, and in 1815 bought an additional 300 acres; he
got his own land grants in Jefferson in 1825
and 1826 and sold his Jefferson Co land in 1829. He appears in numerous court cases in Knox
Co. In 1830, he was living alone age
50-60 (born 1770-1780). He divorced his
wife Diana in 1831, sold her in trust a tract on the south side of the Holston in 1832, and died in 1836. Had no known male issue, but had a daughter
Todd sold 200 acres of his 600 acre tract in Jefferson County grant in 1794/95. In 1806, he was identified as being in Knox
County Kentucky in a sale of his right to a parcel in Jefferson Co and the deed
was witnessed by Low Todd. He also
appears in later Knox County records up until 1816. He may be the James Todd who was in a court
case in Campbell Co in 1816.
Todd appears in a court case in 1793 and 1794 and then disappears. He appears on the tax lists of Knox Co KY in
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 Virginia (reportedly Prince George County) between 1800 and 1802 and James
died there in 1823. Sons: Williamson
1793, William 1795,Coleman 1798 TN,Henry
1802 ,George 1804,Smith 1808, Martin 1812.
Some descendants to Scott and Morgan Co IL in 1820s. A DNA sample matches a Henry Todd b 1797 VA
who lived in Fayette Co VA/WVA and a Joseph Todd 1742-1809 of Orange and Ontario Co, NY and Mallory Todd of
Isle of Wight Co in eastern VA. He is
assumed to be the James Todd who appears in Dinwiddie Co tax lists.
South Central Tennessee
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 property on Elk River
he sold in 1821 may be the same parcel.
He bought a half acre in the town of Salem in 1820. He obtained small grants (5-10 acres) in
1822. Should be deed records after 1840
for land he bought but didn’t sell before 1840.
No wife was mentioned in the deed abstracts, so it is hard to identify
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 Lincoln County in 1829. This John is assumed by Richard McMurtry to
be the son of William Todd Sr, the head of the family of the Todds of Augusta
Co, VA. John went to KY in 1780 or 1781
and moved to Jessamine Co and then Montgomery and Bath County before coming to Lincoln Co
between 1814 and 1817. John’s son Samuel
bought land on Norris Creek in 1818.
This branch of the Todds was preceded in their arrival in Lincoln Co by
a “relation” Ebenezer McEwen who bought land there in 1812 and reportedly
arrived there in 1810. Ebenezer was
grandson of Sarah Todd Houston, daughter of William Todd Sr of Augusta Co, VA.
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.
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
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
Todd b 1791 NC who served in the War of 1812 from Rockingham Co NC (on the
border with Pittsylvania Co VA) was in Maury County by 1820. He married Charity Fagg
in 1814 in Rockingham Co.
Todd b 1781 VA (TF31) was in Maury Co by 1830 from Charlotte Co VA He was a descendant of Thomas Todd, 1600s
immigrant to Virginia and Maryland.
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.
North Central Tennessee
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
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.
may be the Lemuel Todd who died 1837 in Henry Co TN leaving administrator Willie Todd (Wylie
Todd?) and left descendants who still live in Henry and Weakley Co. TN.
Todd married in the county in 1817 and William married 1820.
Todd (TF161) b abt 1785 NC? (TF161) md 1810 Nancy Newton and later settled in Lawrence Co
TN. This family is from the Rockingham
Co NC William Todd b 1741, who was the son of Cornelius Todd d 1750
Northumberland Co, VA.
Todd (TF58) b 1749 came from Ireland
and had children in Nashville in 1783. Went to Greene Co Ohio by 1806-1813 and died there in
1815. Dau Nancy md 1798 Henry
Phenix. Sons John Buchanan Todd (to
Madison Co IN) and James Mulherin Todd (to Shelby Co KY). DNA shows a genetic match with the Todds of
Somerset Co NJ.
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).
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
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 Cannon County
in 1836. DNA shows this family is not related to the other Rutherford Co
Toddds, but rather match a family that lived in Co Londonderry in the
1830s. Research in NC is needed to find
the link with the Cannon Co family.
James Todd (TF49) (son of Andrew Todd 1756-1842) came from
Laurens Co SC prior to 1822/27.