Kneeland Todd of Florence OH

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Kneeland Todd7, (Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1808, in Newtown, Conn., died April 24, 1883, married April 24, 1836, Julia Booth, a sister of his brother Isaac’s wife. She was born July 22, 1808, died March 11, 1895.

Mr. Todd was one of the early pioneers of Wakeman, Ohio, where he arrived in 1833. He shared the privations of early pioneer life with his twin brother for three years, when he returned to Conn. and there married Julia Booth, of Woodbury, Conn. It is a singular coincident that his marriage and death, also the death of his son Albert, took place in the same month and the same day of the month. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Todd returned to Ohio and settled in Wakeman. In 1845 they removed from Wakeman to Florence, Ohio, where he died.

He was a man of sound judgment and good principles, kind and affectionate as a husband and father and a good neighbor. He aimed to live uprightly, was honest and just in his dealings. In his pursuit of agriculture and horticulture he was always thorough and practical, which combined with perseverance and industry brought him success and competence, though for fifty years he was physically weak.

Politically, morally, and religiously, his guiding star was the RIGHT, and he rejoiced in every good work. In the old anti-slavery movement he was a radical and a pioneer. In 1835 he professed Christianity and was one of the original members of the Congregational Church in Wakeman, Ohio.

Removing to Florence he united with the Presbyterian Church there, in which he held the office of deacon for several years, till the time of his death.

He lived for his family, his fellow men, and his God. His example and good deeds still live and are worthy of imitation.

Children:
*1187. Woodard Hezekiah, b. May 28, 1837.
1188. Albert Bennett, b. March 19, 1840, d. Nov. 24, 1861, in Washington, D. C., while in the service during the civil war.
1189. Lewis Upson, b. Aug. 19, 1843. After his fathers death he with his brother Woodard carried on the farm. In his declining years he has passed the winters in Florida and the summers in Vermillion, O. He m. first, Oct. 16, 1876, Cornelia L. Sherry (Durand), who was b. June 19, 1845, d. Nov. 9, 1888; second, Sept. 23, 1890, Alice L. Rumsey (Pelton), who was b. Oct. 23, 1853.



MLA Source Citation:

Todd, George Iru. Todd Family in America. Gazette Printing Company. 1920. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 2 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/genealogy/kneeland-todd-of-florence-oh.htm - Last updated on Jan 7th, 2013


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