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Morris Todd of Quasqueton IA

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Morris Todd8, (Allen7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1830, in Herkimer County, N. Y., died in 1902, in Quasqueton, Iowa, married about 1853, Clara F. Finlayson, who was born in 1836, in Onondaga County, N. Y.

In his early life, Mr. Todd learned and worked at the shipwright trade. Removing to Michigan, he settled in Port Sanlac, St. Clair County, and engaged in the general merchandise business. It was while he was living here that he married Miss Finlayson. In 1854, he moved again, going to Iowa, and making the journey in a onehorse spring wagon and arrived at Quasqueton, June 2, 1854. Having purchased some land he began farming, engaging in general agricultural pursuits and stock-raising for many years. In fact, he was a prominent representative of that line of activity in Buchanan County, till the time of his death. He held the office of county supervisor for one term, having been elected on the Republican ticket, and was the first assessor of Liberty Township.

Children:

*2204. Albert Nelson, b. April 19, 1854.
*2205. Mary I.
*2206. Carrie A.
*2207. Emma Viola.
*2208. Jessie V.
*2209. Howard M.
2210. Allen L., deceased.


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