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Samuel Beach Todd of Fairfield NY

Samuel Beach Todd5, (Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born April 5, 1768, died March 12, 1852, married first, Lowly Humiston, who was born 1772, died Oct. 5, 1794, second,(???)Brockett, who died July 4, 1833, third, Polly Rice. He lived in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y. Children by Lowly Humiston: 442. Ammi, d. in infancy. 443. Esther, d. young. Children by(???)Brockett: *444. Manning S., b. March 28, 1797. 445. Betsey, b. Sept. 27, 1798, m. Sept. 27, 1818, Eli McConnell; they had six children; lived in Salisbury Center, Herkimer County, N. Y. *446. Lyman S., b. Nov. 7, 1802. *447. Hermon S., b. Feb. 5, 1804. *448. Lucinda C., b. Feb. 14,...

Thomas Jefferson Todd of Nebraska

Thomas Jefferson Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 11, 1803, at Fairfield, Herkimer County, N. Y., died Aug. 10, 1880, at Plattsmouth, Neb., married May 12, 1830, Mary Smith at Kiantone, Chautauqua County, N. Y. In the year 1832, they removed to Jamestown, N. Y.; in 1836 they went to Geauga County, Ohio; thence in 1839 to Carrol County, Ohio; then in 1841 they went to De Wittville, N. Y., to the farm originally owned by Caleb Todd and which was bought by him from the Holland Land Company, and which farm is now owned by Chautauqua County and is occupied as a County Poor Farm. In 1844, they removed to Monroe County, Ohio; thence in 1847 to Owen County, Ind., where he bought 80 acres of old growth timber land, which was cleared off by his sons Frederick P. and Ami B. Todd. While he was living in Indiana, he was generally engaged in erecting large hotels and mills for the manufacture of flour. He practiced medicine three years while residing in Monroe County, Ohio. In the year 1857, he moved with two ox teams across the States to Nebraska, having been fifty-five days in making the journey, landing on the East bank of the Missouri River, May 25, 1857, soon crossing over to the west bank in the territory of Nebraska. Otoe Indians were still living there but were removed by the government the same year. He took up 160 acres of land west of Plattsmouth, Neb., where he and family lived in a sod house in the bluff for the first year. About the...

Caleb Todd of Clayton MI

Caleb Todd6, (Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Dec. 13, 1807, at Fairfield, N. Y., died March 25, 1856, at Clayton, Genesee County, Mich., married first, at Westfield, N. Y., by Elder Chapman, March 17, 1833, Lucretia Wood, who was born April 10, 1816, at Westfield, N. Y., died Oct. 5, 1840, at Chautauqua, N. Y. He married second, April 21, 1843, at Westfield, N. Y., also by Elder Chapman, Hannah A. Felt, who was born May 4, 1818, at Palmyra, N. Y., died Feb. 2, 1885, at Davison, Mich. Child by Lucretia Wood: *994. George Emmett, b. July 1, 1834. Child by Hannah A. Felt: *995. Vesta, b. March 6, 1844. *996. Florence E. L., b. Dec. 8,...

Manning Samuel Todd of Fairfield NY

Manning Samuel Todd6, (Samuel Beach5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 28, 1797, died Dec. 3, 1877, married March 10, 1825, Maria Pickert. He served six weeks during 1814, in the war of 1812. They lived at Fairfield, N. Y. Children: 1005. Adeline Maria, b. May 30, 1826, d. July 24, 1887, m. March 10, 1846 Alonzo G. Smith. They resided at Fairfield, N. Y. No children. 1006. Charles Theodore, b. May 28, 1829, m. Nov. 14, 1865, Margaret Davis. By occupation, he was a mason. They lived in Fairfield, N. Y. He was living in 1911. No children. *1007. Lucina Pickert, b. Dec. 17, 1831. 1008. Frances Elizabeth, b. May 18, 1833, d. April 25, 1834, at Fairfield, N. Y. 1009. Louisa, b. March 29, 1835, d. Jan. 7, 1839. 1010. James Henry, b. April 1, 1838, d. in 1906; in 1861 he enlisted in the 34th New York State Volunteer Militia and served two years when he was honourably discharged. He lived at Kansas City, Mo., where he followed the masons trade. Unmarried. *1011. Eugene Manning, b. Jan. 11, 1840. *1012. John Pierpont, b. May 5,...

John Pierpont Todd of Fairfield NY

John Pierpont Todd7, (Manning S.6, Samuel B.5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 5, 1845, married, Jan. 27, 1869, Margaret Butler Harrison. They live in Fairfield, N. Y., where he is a mason and where he worked at his trade. Child: 1744. Hobert Harrison, b. Aug. 7, 1870; he is married and lives in Fairfield, N. Y. No...

Biography of William H. Gray

WILLIAM H. GRAY. – This pioneer of pioneers, and historian of events in which he took so conspicuous a part, was born in 1810 at Fairfield, New York, of Scotch descent. While but a lad of fourteen, he lost his father and was apprenticed to learn the cabinetmaker’s trade, and even before finishing his time became foreman of the shop. Upon attaining his majority he studied medicine, and being a member of the Presbyterian church, and known as a promising young man, he was sought and intrusted by the American board with the work of going as missionary in company with Whitman and Spaulding to the Columbia river. His life on the Pacific coast is so intimately connected with the early history of our state that it is unnecessary to give the details here, as they will be found in the first volume of this work. We will mention, however, the circumstances of the three climacteric events of his life, – the first trip back East, his services in establishing the Provisional government and his trip back East once more for sheep in 1852. Having come with Whitman in 1836 across the plains in company with Sublette to the Green river; having assisted the other missionaries in the journey to Vancouver, and in establishing themselves at Waiilatpu; and having himself gone to Alpona among the Flatheads, – he determined to return the next year for reinforcements. To defray the expenses of his journey, he drove a band of twenty horses, and also had as companions in his company three young Flat head Indians, one of whom was the son...

Biography of Dr. W. C. McKay

DR. W.C. McKAY. – One by one the pioneers who braved the wilderness and its dangers, in order that their posterity might enjoy the fruits of their hazardous conquests of the domain of the savage are passing away. As the poet sang of the valorous knights of the days of chivalry, “Their souls are with the saints, we trust,” so, at no distant day, will the same be sung o’er the graves of the last of the pioneers. So, while yet alive, let us honor them as they deserve to be honored; and when dead let their deeds be recorded with loving remembrance on the pages of history. Of the old pioneers who still exist, Umatilla county can claim but a few. Prominent among them is Doctor William C. McKay, who, together with his father and his grandfather, figured conspicuously in the eventful early history of the State of Oregon. His father, Thomas McKay, was born in Canada. When he had grown into a lusty lad of some fourteen summers, he, together with his father, Alexander McKay, then a partner of the millionaire, John Jacob Astor, left for Oregon to establish a trading-post. The expedition sailed in the ill-fated ship Tonquin, and arrived at the mouth of the Columbia, the beauty of whose rolling waters and massive cliffs were then known to none but the savage. In 1812, the year of the second war with Great Britain, a company was formed under the title of the Pacific Fur Company; and a trading-post was established on the present site of Astoria. Soon after its establishment, Alexander McKay went up the...

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