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Jonah Todd of New Milford CT

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Jonah Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 12, 1734, in Greenwich, Conn., died March 17, 1783, in New Milford, Conn., married March 23, 1756, Jane, daughter of John and Deborah (Ferris) Welch, of New Milford, Conn., born 1728, died Dec. 12, 1812. They lived in New Milford, Conn.

He moved to New Milford, Conn., about 1755, and was married there the next year. He was appointed Surgeons Mate in the army during the Revolutionary war, receiving his appointment October 1778; was a Representative, or Deputy of the Freemen of the town of New Milford at the General Assembly at New Haven. He was a physician. It is said that while being in the act of feeling the pulse of a patient, he fell and died instantaneously of Apoplexy. He resided in Park Lane. He was buried in the old cemetery, the epitaph on his head stone being as follows:

“In memory of Doct Jonah Todd, he died March 17, 1783, in the 51st years of his age.

Here lies the man that others tried to save,
Himself at last hath reached the silent grave,
In silent dust my body lies confined,
Until the resurrection call and judgement to mankind,
In health one moment, you may be, the next in eternity.”

Children:
344. Jonah.
*345. Eli, b. Dec. 12, 1763.
346. Lucy.
347. Mabel, m. Isreal Baldwin.
348. Lavina.
*349. Hannah.

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