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Chauncey Todd of Otsego County NY

Chauncey Todd6, (Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 24, 1784, in Cheshire, Conn., died July 26, 1855, in New Berlin, N. Y., married Sept. 13, 1812, Susan Hotchkiss, of Bethany, Conn., who was born July 18, 1792, died April 20, 1854. There must have been some Horace Greeley in those days telling young men to “Go West”, for he set forth for the unbroken wilderness of Central New York in 1805. He returned later to Connecticut to look for some young woman also anxious to “Go West”, and found her in the person of Susan Hotchkiss to whom he was married on Sept. 13, 1812. It is the tradition that the wedding trip was made on horseback to the new home in the forest in the town of Butternuts, Otsego County, N. Y. In this pioneer home they lived for many years and there was born the patriarchal family of eleven, all of whom grew to man and woman-hood, nine of them marrying and having families. He was a true pioneer, for after spending many years on the Butternuts farm, he moved to the vicinity of New Berlin, Chenango County, and there carved out another home. Late in life he again became restless and was with difficulty dissuaded from again breaking up and emigrating to the wilds of Michigan. The following sketch was written by his son, Rev. Russell Todd. My father, Chauncey Todd, aged twenty-one, in company with a young man, Enos Lawrence by name, came from Cheshire, Connecticut, into Morris, Otsego County, N. Y., then an almost unbroken wilderness, in 1805. Selecting a tract of land...

Caleb Todd of Waterbury CT

Caleb Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) removed from North Haven, Conn., to Cheshire, Conn., in 1783. A few years later when his brother Moses moved to Wolcott, for whom he endorsed notes, and later was obliged to meet them which took all the property he owned and left him bankrupt. In those days people were imprisoned for debts. He lost his home and suffered punishment besides, having been sent to jail where he passed two years. After this affair, he passed his remaining days on a very poor farm near Waterbury, Conn. To whom he was married or what became of his descendants is unknown to the writer. Children: 589. Lyman. 590. Farrington. 591. Allen. *592. Luther, b....

Hezekiah Todd of New Haven County CT

Hezekiah Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 5, 1755, died May 18, 1836, married Jan. 1783, Mercy, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Blakeslee) Holt, who was born Jan. 6, 1760, died Sept. 12, 1819. He removed from North Haven, Conn., to Cheshire, Conn., in 1783, with his brother Caleb. He too, endorsed notes with his brother Caleb, for his younger brother Moses, and later had to meet his obligations, and managed to pay in full and thus saved his home. The story is that he was advised by his friends to leave for parts unknown, to make sure to keep out of jail; but he replied, “I have not done a thing that I am ashamed of and I will not turn my back to any man.” He lived in Cheshire, Conn. In 1796, he in company with his brother Moses, and Bani Bishop, of Southington, Conn., bought of Mr. Samuel Byington, of Wolcott, his farm and hotel located west of the Green, and a little southwest of the Meeting house. This farm contained forty-seven acres, and besides the hotel there was a wheelwright shop. The price paid was four hundred and eighty-four pounds. They did not keep the business very long, for in Feb., 1797, they sold out to Abijah Fenn, who built in the following year, 1798, the store near the corner of the lot towards the meeting house. This store was later purchased by Moses Todd. “In the Autumn, especially along the mountain range in the east part of the town, there were immense flights of pigeons. The killing and salting of these for...

James Todd of Cheshire CT

James Todd8, (Street7, Hezekiah6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 18, 1825, married May 29, 1853,; Esther Hall, a sister of his brother Edwins wife. They lived in Cheshire, Conn. Children: 1871. Lina E., b. May 5, 1856. 1872. Hattie L., b. Sept. 17, 1858. 1873. James I., b. July 4, 1861, d. Sept. 6, 1862. 1874. Lucy P., b. May 14, 1864, d. Jan. 8, 1873. 1875. Ednah J., b. June 10, 1867, she is unmarried and resides in Cheshire,...

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