Col. Shalor Winchell Eldridge. A great deal of early Kansas history revolves around the name Eldridge. Colonel Eldridge touched Kansas life at so many points that the record of his individual experience might appropriately and without undue forcing be expanded into an illuminating history of the most vital events connected with the founding and formative
Jesse Todd4, (Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 1, 1735, probably in North Haven, Conn., died Oct. 27, 1819, in Agawam, Mass., married first Nov. 26, 1761, Lydia Cooper. He is mentioned in the Cooper Gen. He married second Feb. 24, 1790, Susannah, dau. of Isaac and Abigail (Hale) Chandler, of Enfield, Ct., born Feb. 3,
Jesse Todd5, (Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 7, 1782, married Hannah Morley, who was born Aug. 5, 1788, died April 22, 1855. They lived in Agawam, Mass., where he owned and operated a farm. Child: *421. Henry, M., b. March 29, 1812.
Benjamin Todd5, (Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 4, 1755, died Jan. 7, 1828, married April 22, 1783, Phebe, daughter of Ezra and Hannah (Todd) Tuttle, who was born June 2, 1758, died July 20, 1850; for her Todd ancestry see No. 82. They removed to Russell, Mass., in 1784, where he bought a tract
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
Benjamin Todd6, (Benjamin5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 20, 1787, died Aug. 9, 1814, married Jan. 4, 1814, Elmira North. They removed from Russell, Mass., first to Fly Creek, N. Y., thence to Cooperstown, N. Y., where he died. Child: 925. Celestia B., b. Sept. 23, 1814, m.(???)Peet, in Cooperstown, N. Y.
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
Henry M. Todd6, (Jesse5, Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 29, 1812, died Dec. 27, 1885, at Agawam, Mass., married April 29, 1841, Mary A. Miller. They lived at Agawam, Mass., where he owned and operated a large farm. Children: 938. Edson Henry, b. July 2, 1842, in Agawam, Mass., d. June 25, 1893 at
ARMSTRONG, Frances Emeline Todd7, (Asa6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born April 18, 1843, married, Dec. 15, 1866, John Henry Armstrong. She is living now (1913) with her son in Springfield, Mass. Children: I. Oscar Emery, b. Aug. 30, 1868. II. Charles William, b. April 18, 1870, d. July 1873. III. William Henry, b. May
Andrew Jesse Todd7, (Henry M.6, Jesse5, Jesse4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 13, 1845, married, May 3, 1876, Mary Elizabeth Cooper, who was born in 1849. He is a farmer and lives in Agawam, Mass. Children: 1660. Mabel Martha, b. Jan. 22, 1881, m. Sept. 20, 1905, Harry S. Kelsey. 1661. Edna Josephine, b. Feb. 26,