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Gershom Todd of Chesterfield MA

Gershom Todd4, (Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born about 1725, married Jan. 24, 1750, Katherine, daughter of George and Rebecca (Pardee) Mix, who was born Jan. 22, 1729, died Aug. 26, 1818. She was buried in the cemetery at West Chesterfield, Mass. His estate was administered in 1770. Children: 204. Mix, b. and d. Nov. 6, 1751. 205. Mix, b. Dec. 21, 1752; went over to the British, and later his property was confiscated. He is supposed to have gone to Nova Scotia with the British. *206. Asa, b. June 28, 1756. 207. Phebe, b. Sept. 24, 1758, d. Oct. 2, 1851, at Chesterfield, Mass. 208. Esther, b. Aug. 28, 1759. 209. Justus, d. 1780,...

Lyman Todd of Chesterfield MA

Lyman Todd8, (Asa A.7, Lyman6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 10, 1856 in Chesterfield, Mass., died July 16, 1897, married Sept. 10, 1882, Mary Pease, who later married her husbands brother, Monroe Todd. Children: 2354. Vera Aymice, b. June 29, 1884, d. June 1902. *2352. Bertha Mary, b. May 9, 1886. 2353. Orman Lyman, b. Sept. 2, 1889, living in Springfield, Mass., in 1919. 2354. Elmer Leroy, b. March 27, 1892, m. April 14, 1917, Alta Viola, daughter of Albert and Ella (Fox) Creassy, who was born Oct. 13, 1890 in Zoar, Mass. In 1919 he was managing the old Todd Homestead at West Chesterfield, Mass., which has been in the Todd family for over a hundred years, he being the fifth generation to have tilled its soil. Besides its original area it now contains many additional acres. 2355. Royce Edwin, b. April 9, 1895, m. Oct. 11, 1919, Isabella Marion, daughter of Wallace J. Converse. He enlisted at Ayer, Mass., Oct. 5, 1917 and in about two weeks was assigned to the 82nd Division which was stationed at that time at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga., which division sailed for France, April 25, 1918. While stationed at Camp Gordon, he took the Officers Training Course and received a commission of Second Lieutenant in France, June 1, 1918. On July 18, 1918 he was transfered to the 78th Division and was immediately transfered to the 42nd (Rainbow) Division in which division he served until he was mustered out of service, May 28, 1919. He served on the fronts of the Toul Sector, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and the...

Biography of Charles Henry Tower

Famous in the annals of American history is the long-established family of Charles Henry Tower, for its representatives helped establish and build up the New England colonies, were always ready to fight for freedom and justice, and participated in the early French, the Revolutionary, and the Civil Wars. Moreover, these men of fine old stock, sturdy and hardworking, were in the habit of using their hands in some trade or occupation of immediate benefit to the community. These traits came down from his forebears to Charles Henry Tower, who in his eighty-nine years and until retirement, was in some way connected with the tinning and plubing trade. The Tower family in America was established by John Tower, born in Hingham, England, in 1609, who came to this country in 1637, and settled in Hingham, Massachusetts, where he died February 13, 1701-02, at the age of ninety-two years and nine months. He married Margaret Brook, February 13, 1638-39, in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The great-grandfather of Charles Henry Tower, Cornelius Tower, was born February 5, 1701-02. He served in the old French war in the regiment of Colonel Thomas Clapp, and in Captain Josiah Thatcher’s company. In 1759 he was in Halifa1. Cornelius Tower married Hannah Higgins, publishing his intentions April 1, 1732. Their son, Isaac Tower, grandfather of the subject of this record, was born in Cohasset. Massachusetts, May 20, 1744, and died in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, March 7, 1826. He served in the American Revolution as sergeant in Captain Obadiah Beal’s Company, at Dorchester, on March 4, 1776, and previously served in the company of Captain Job Cushing, in Colonel Greaton’s...

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