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Establishment of Fort Smith in 1817

The white population in Arkansas in 1817 had increased to several thousand, whose protection, as well as that of the Cherokee people living in that territory, from the continued hostilities of the Osage, required the establishment of a military post at the western...

Biography of Virgil A. Bird

Virgil A. Bird has long been one of the live business factors in the Town of Bern. He is a native of Northeastern Kansas and his people were among the pioneers of Doniphan County. Mr. Bird was born near Severance in Doniphan County September 3, 1869. His ancestors...

Almon E. Todd of Litchfield Ct

Almon E. Todd7, (Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 20, 1820, died June 8, 1852, married March 24, 1844, Lydia J., daughter of James Ford, who was born Aug. 31, 1825, in Cornwall, Conn., died March 15, 1903. Mr. Todd was...

Almon Henry Todd of Litchfield CT

Almon Henry Todd8, (Almon E.7, Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 18, 1851, in Litchfield, Conn., married April 21, 1875, Elizabeth M. Baldwin, who was born Sept. 20, 1855, in Cornwall, Conn. Children: 2275. Lydia E., b. June 4,...

Biographical Sketch of Cyprian Collins

(V) Cyprian, son of Rev. Timothy Collins, was born at Litchfield, March 4, 1733. In July, 1759, his father deeded to him fifty acres of land that he bought, March 4, 1745, on the west side of East street. Cyprian built his house on a lot of four acres on the west side...
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