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Thaddeus Todd6, (Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 19, 1757, died Feb. 6, 1826, married first, Susannah Fowler, second, Peninah, daughter of Samuel and Eunice (Todd) Brockett, of North Haven, Conn., who was born Feb. 9, 1759. For her ancestry see number 69.

Thaddeus Todd was a revolutionary war soldier, enlisting from Wallingford, Conn., April 16, 1777, for the war. He was a private in Capt. Joseph Mansfield’s company, of the Sixth regiment, “Connecticut Line”, formation of 1777-1781. It was raised for “Continental Line” of 1777 to continue through the war. Recruited mainly in New Haven County; rendezvous at New Haven. Went into camp at Peekskill in the summer of 1777, but was frequently detached on expeditions or outpost duty on the lines above King’s Bridge. Served from Aug. to Oct., on the Hudson, in Parsons Brigade, under Gen. Putnam, and engaged in all movements made in consequence of enemy’s move against Fort Montgomery, etc. Wintered 1777-78 at West Point, and assisted in constructing permanent fortifications, “Meig’s Redoubt”, etc.; also redoubts opposite, on east side. In the summer of 1778, encamped with the main army under Gen. Washington, at White Plains. Wintered 1778-79 at Redding, Conn. In the operations of 1779, served with Connecticut Division on the east side of the Hudson, in Heath’s wing; its Light Company, under Capt. Champion, detached to Meig’s Light regiment and engaged at the storming of Stony Point, July 15, 1779. Wintered 1779-80 at Morristown Huts, N. J., and in movements of 1780, served with the Division on both sides of the Hudson. On the discovery of Arnold’s treason, Meig’s regiment was ordered, with other troops, to repair forthwith, to West Point, in anticipation of advance of the enemy. Wintered 1780-81 at camp “Connecticut Village”, near the Robinson House, opposite West Point, and there consolidated for formation of 1781-83. He was paid, from 1781 to Dec. 31, 1781, as a private in the Fourth Regiment, “Connecticut Line.” This fourth regiment, “Connecticut Line,” formation of 1781-83, is as follows. Fourth Regiment in the second formation of the “Line,” serving from 1781 to 1783, was composed of the enlisted men of the Sixth Regiment of the previous formation.

He was a blacksmith by trade, and had a shop in North Haven, Conn. He assisted in forging the great chain which was streched across the Hudson River just below West Point, it having been placed there to impede the British advance up the Hudson to meet Burgoyne’s army from Canada.

He was a pensioner.

Children by Susannah Fowler:
632. Lowly, m. Maltby Fowler.
633. Parma, m. Cephas Clark.
*634. Eunice, b. June 1, 1786.
635. Susan, m.(???)Roberts.
*636. Polly.
637. Thaddeus, m. Wealthy Westover.
638. Lydia, m. (1) John Beers, (2)(???)Pardee.

Children by Peninah Brockett:
639. Sarah, unmarried.
640. Samuel Brockett, unmarried.
641. Nancy, unmarried.
642. Chloe, was a missionary.

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