Asa Todd

Asa Todd4, (Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 24, 1723, died July 5, 1779, married (1) April 19, 1748, Mary, Daughter of Joshua and Mary (Bradley) Tuttle, and widow of Ebenezer Clark; she was born Feb. 11, 1711-12; had married first Nov. 1, 1733, Ebenezer, son of Samuel Alling, who was born Nov. 20, 1712, died 1744. Her children by the first marriage were: (1) Eunice, b. Oct. 23, 1734; (2) Eunice, b. Mar. 29, 1741; (3) Mary, who married Enoch, son of Timothy Baldwin, their only child being Hulda, b. Feb. 17, 1764, and married Barnabas Baldwin. Mr. Todd Married (2) Phebe Brown, widow of Roger Dering Phipps.

Sir William Phipps, born at Woolwich, Me., Feb. 2, 1651, the youngest of 26 children, all by the same mother. At the age of 18 apprenticed to a ship carpenter for four years. Determined to seek his fortune on the sea, he had the luck to discover the wreck of a very valuable Spanish vessel, and with the aid of the British government succeeded in fishing up plate, pearls, and jewels of the value of 300,000 pounds sterling, with which he sailed to England in 1687. For this he obtained 16,000 pounds sterling, and the honor of knighthood. He returned to Boston in 1690, and commanded the expedition which captured Port Royal. He was appointed the first Governor of Massachusetts under the Charter of 1692. He died 1695, aged 44. In 1692, during the height of the witcheraft delusion, his wife was accused, and at the same time Mr. English, a respectable merchant of Salem, and his wife were accused. The latter fled to New York.–Dwight’s Travels. A daughter of Sir William Phipps married Col. John Vassal, whose son, John Vassal built the house in Cambridge, Mass., known as Washington’s headquarters, afterward occupied by the poet Longfellow.–Lippencott’s Magazine, Nov., 1875. Danforth Phipps, a nephew of Sir William, lived at Falmouth, Me., married Elizabeth Skillon, who was b. 1713, died Feb. 15, 1786. Their children were: (1) Roger Dering, b. 1735, d. Sept. 11, 1770, m. Oct. 12, 1758, Phebe Brown, who afterward m. Asa Todd, as above; (2) David, b. Aug. 2, 1741, Capt. U. S. N. in revolutionary war, d. Mar. 26, 1825, m. June 13, 1771, Mary English; (3) Solomon, b. Aug. 17, 1745, m. Elizabeth Todd, the only child of the above Asa Todd and Mary Tuttle; (4) Daniel, m. Anna Townsend, who d. 1837, aged 82; (5) Samuel; (6) Daughter, m.(???)
Blackstone, and remained on the paternal homestead in Maine; (7) Hannah, m. Benjamin Brown; (8) Lucy, m. Samuel Griswold; (9) Elizabeth, m. Dec. 3, 1766, Stephen Brown, brother of Phebe.

*203. Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1749.

MLA Source Citation:

Todd, George Iru. Todd Family in America. Gazette Printing Company. 1920. Web. 1 February 2015. - Last updated on Dec 24th, 2012



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