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David Todd of Charlemont MA

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,...

Solomon Todd of Charlemont MA

Solomon Todd6, (Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 31, 1811, died July 15, 1902, married about 1837, Harriet Mayhew Hawks, who was born in Charlemont, Mass., Sept. 24, 1818, died May 17, 1902, in Rowe, Mass. When he was about 21 years of age he went to Westfield, Mass., and served 5 years learning the carpenters trade. Soon after he returned to Zoar, Mass., where he lived for some time after he was married. Later he moved to Charlemont, Mass., where he lived until 1858, when he removed to Rowe, Mass., living there until his death. Children: 892. Ellen, b. Oct. 1840, d. Dec. 6, 1840. 893. Emily A., b. 1842, m. William B. Caswell, who d. during the winter of 1877-78, in Shelburne Falls, Mass. 894. Laura E., b. Oct. 24, 1844, in Charlemont, Mass., m. John H. Juliff, who d. April, 1911, no children; they lived in Bristol, Conn. 895. Theresa M., b. in 1846, in Charlemont, Mass., m. in 1870, Eugene W. Wood, of Easthampton, Mass., where he died Oct., 1910; no children; she resides in Easthampton, Mass., now (1916). 896. Sarah, b. July, 1848, d. July 3, 1850. *897. Hattie E., b. 1850. *898. Albert, b. Aug. 31, 1852, d. Oct. 5, 1852. *899. George M., b. Oct. 14, 1854. 900. Ida M., b. Feb. 23, 1857, d. March 5, 1876. *901. Alton S., b. Oct. 6, 1860. *902. Walter E., b. April 5,...

Eli Todd of Charlemont MA

Eli Todd6, (Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1795, died Oct. 8, 1885, married Mary R. Legate, who was born in 1796, died Nov. 25, 1873, in Charlemont, Mass., where they are supposed to have lived. Children: *880. Adeline. *881. Addison E., b. July 22, 1821. *882. Mary O. *883. Augustus Varum, b. Sept. 22, 1826. *884. Dexter Josiah, b. Sept. 22, 1828. *885. Lorenzo U., b. Nov. 16, 1832. *886. Electa L. *887. Edward E., b. May 23,...

Charlotte Todd Veber of Charlemont MA

VEBER, Charlotte Todd6, (Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1806, died April 28, 1897, married John Veber who was born in 1802, died May 1, 1895. They lived in Charlemont, Mass. Children: I. Lucius, b. 1827, d. Jan. 17, 1892. II. William. III. Eleanor. IV. Charles. V. Herbert. VI. George, killed in action in the civil war, a bullet went directly through his heart. VII. Elias. VIII. Dora. IX. Sarah. X. Victoria. XI....

Hattie E. Todd Tuttle of Whitingham VT

TUTTLE, Hattie E. Todd7, (Solomon6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in 1850, in Charlemont, Mass., married Oct. 14, 1868, Lyman C. son of Jude S. and Cynthia (Blakeslee) Tuttle, who was born May 13, 1846, and died about 1902. She is living now (1913) with her daughter in Whitingham, Vt., R. F. D. No. 1. Children: I. Lyman R., b. June 30, 1869. II. Hattie B., b. Sept. 30, 1870. III. George. IV....

Dexter Josiah Todd of Elba MN

Dexter Josiah Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 22, 1828, in Charlemont, Mass., died March 24, 1886, of Pneumonia at his home in Fairwater, Minn., married in 1858, Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Zenas and Julia (Smith) Elmer, who was born July 17, 1835, in Ashfield, Mass., died April 5, 1909, in the old home in Fairwater, Minn. He left the old home in Charlemont, Mass., when he was about twenty-two years of age. For the next four years he worked in the woods, most of the time getting out “shook.” In the spring of 1854, he with his brother Addison removed to Minnesota and was employed in constructing a dam and mill on Rum River. The following winter was spent in the “pinery” on the same stream and in the spring he removed to Elba, Minn., and there he took up 160 acres of land in section eight, which he at once began to improve. In the summer of 1856, he built the first frame house in Whitewater Valley, Minn. In 1858, he went back to Massachusetts and at that time married Miss Elmer, soon after which event, they returned to Minnesota and settled down on his farm in Elba, which he continued to improve and enlarge until he eventually owned 253 acres of land located in sections five, eight and nine, in what is now Fairwater, Minn. The house was enlarged and remodeled in the summer of 1883. In polities, Mr. Todd was a staunch democrat; but he never took an active part in public affairs. Children: *1609. Jennie Alberta, b. May 23, 1860. 1610....

Addison Eli Todd of Elba MN

Addison Eli Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 22, 1821, in Charlemont, Mass., died Sept. 14, 1878, married, March 22, 1860, Isabella Ball, who was born Feb. 13, 1833, in Greenfield, Mass., in which town they were married. Mr. Todd lived the first twenty-one years of his life in Charlemont, Mass., assisting his father with the work on the farm. Attaining his majority, he started for the west. Arriving in Michigan, he found employment in the saw mills of Lenawa County for several years. Returning to Massachusetts, he purchased a piece of timber land and began manufacturing “shook,” or dressed staves which were shipped to the West Indies, to be used for barreling sugar. In 1854, he, with his brother, Dexter, journeyed to Minnesota, and was employed for a time in building and operating a large saw mill at St. Anthony, which was the first mill to be built on Rum River. In those days, wooden pins were used to hold the frame of buildings together. Each man on the job was requested to make a pin. As Mr. Todd’s was the best specimen offered, he was given the task of making enough for the mill then in process of construction. In the spring of 1855, Mr. Todd returned to Minnesota, this time making the journey on horseback. Passing through Rochester, where the settlers were just beginning to build, he arrived the next day on the bank of Zumbro River. There being no bridge, he and his horse were obliged to swim across. This being accomplished, he proceeded to spread his money and papers on the...

Mary O. Todd Holbrook of Charlemont MA

HOLBROOK, Mary O. Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born in Charlemont, Mass., died Oct. 4, 1869, married, Dec. 17, 1846, David son of Peter and Amy (Reed) Holbrook, both having been born in New Hampshire, David, having been born in Swansea, N. H. Mr. Holbrook was a descendant of an Englishman, who was beheaded after the war for the kingdom of Scotland, for having espoused the cause of that country, his four sons having been banished for their part in the affair. They emigrated to America. Children: I. Edward T., b. Oct. 2, 1847, d. April 7, 1878, m. Jan. 11, 1878, Susan W. Drullard, in California. II. Frank, b. Nov. 10, 1850. III. Fred M., b. Dec. 2, 1854, d. June 5, 1863. IV. Peter E., b. Sept. 27, 1858. V. Jane E., b. March 25,...

Augustus Varnum Todd of Charlemont MA

Augustus Varnum Todd7, (Eli6, Solomon5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 22, 1826, in Charlemont, Mass., died April 7, 1882, married Mercy Hawkes, who was born Oct. 4, 1831, died Sept. 14, 1889. Children: *1602. Flora Annette, b. April 5, 1854. 1603. Mary Adeline, b. Dec. 8, 1855, d. infant. *1604. Lizzie Jane, b. Aug. 6, 1858. *1605. Mary Adeline, b. Sept. 4, 1860. *1606. Ellen Direxia, b. Sept. 4, 1862. *1607. Eunice Arabelle, b. Aug. 4, 1869. 1608. Evelyn Augustus, b. April 18, 1870, m. Helen Gates. No children. They live in Jamestown, N....

Biography of John Wesley Riddell

JOHN WESLEY RIDDELL, whose death occurred on April 27, 1910, took from the community of Greenfield a worthy citizen and one who had contributed much towards its development and upbuilding. He was born in Charlemont, Massachusetts, a nineteenth century representative of a family of prominence. The Riddell family is of Scotch origin, the name having been variously spelled as Ridel, Riddle, Riddel, Riddell, Ridley, and Ridlum, but all of the names were derived from the same source, the dale or valley of the River Rye, or Ryedale, whence the family first took their name, that being the place of residence of the stock at the time the name was assumed as a surname. A picture of the ancient Riddell Castle, which was located at Ryedale, is all that is now extant. A branch of this original Scotch family settled in the North of Ireland. About the year 1704 four brothers of the name of Riddel came to America from Edinburgh, Scotland, and settled in Charlemont, Massachusetts, where their burial place is shown. (I) Captain Samuel Riddell, a descendant of one of these brothers, served in the Revolutionary War. He married, the Christian name of his wife being Gene, and they were the parents of seven children: William, of whom further; Curtis, Cordelia, Fannie, Park, Samuel, and Thomas. All of these children, with the exception of Samuel, went West, locating in Wisconsin. (II) William Riddell, son of Captain Samuel and Gene Riddell, was born April 17, 1797, at Charlemont, and died at Greenfield, in 1887, at the age of ninety years. He was a farmer, and served as deputy sheriff...
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