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David Todd of Charlemont MA

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David Todd6, (Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 17, 1807, died in 1880, married Dec. 1, 1831, Clarissa Bradford of Williamsburg, Mass., who was born Sept. 15, 1808, died in 1884. She was in the sixth generation in direct line from Governor Bradford of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony.

He was a Methodist Clergyman and as to his pastorates, his son, Stephen Olin Todd says: “soon after he began preaching he was located at Winchendon, Mass.; thence to Haddam or Haddam Neck, Conn., about 1834, he went next to Hebron, Conn., in 1836, later he was at Londenderry and Wilmington, Vt., about 1848 to 1852; thence to Amherst, Mass., 1853; Feeding Hills, Mass., 1854; and South Deerfield, Mass., 1855.” Retiring he bought a place at South Deerfield where he lived until 1863; thence he moved to Charlemont, Mass., where he lived until his death in 1880. His widow sold their place in Charlemont in 1883, and went to live with her daughter Ruth, who then lived in St. Johnsbury Center, Vt., where she died four years later.

He was chosen selectman in Charlemont, Mass., in the year 1869. His son says about this fact: “it is strange what little circumstances alter relations. The year my father was selectman, heavy rains gutted a large number of the town’s roads, so badly that the tax rate had to be increased, thus the selectmen incurred the displeasure of their townsmen and were not re-elected.”

He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal conference for about thirty years.

Children:
*927. Millicent Ruth, b. Aug. 25, 1832.
*928. William Sheridan, b. Jan. 1, 1840.
929. Stephen Olin, b. Oct. 12, 1845, in 1911 he was living at St. Johnsbury Center, Vt., with his sister Ruth. Unmarried. By profession he was an artist. His artists life made him somewhat of a wanderer, having made three trips to Europe; having lived a year or more at Florence, Italy, and so-journed at Rome, Venice, Naples, Pompeii, Bologna, Verona, Milan, Turin and Genoa. His last two trips were to Paris. In the United States he has lived at Boston, New York, Albany, Washington. He did some portrait painting at Springfield and Worcester, Mass., and Hartford, Conn.


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