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Eli Merwin Todd of Waterford NY

Eli Merwin Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 11, 1792, died Nov. 12, 1845, married Sept. 5, 1815, Mary Ann, daughter of Ira and Elizabeth (Belden) Scott, of Waterford, N. Y., who was born July 5, 1796, died Feb. 9, 1878. They removed from New Milford, Conn., to Waterford, Saratoga County, N. Y. Children: *1443. Elizabeth, b. July 2, 1816. 1444. Eli Sherman, b. March 12, 1818, d. Aug. 25, 1818. 1445. Sophia, b. July 5, 1819, d. Dec. 9, 1824. 1446. William Ira, b. Oct. 25, 1822, d. May 17, 1823. *1447. Joshua Mandeville, b. Dec. 8, 1824. *1448. Sophia Rachael, b. Nov. 12, 1828. *1449. George Merwin, b. Jan. 1,...

George Thompson Todd of Aberdeen SD

George Thompson Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 6, 1810, in New Milford, Conn., died Feb. 10, 1897, in Aberdeen, South Dak., married first, June 27, 1844, Mary A. Winchell, who was born Feb. 8, 1817, died Dec. 29, 1850. He married second, Corolie Chamberlain, who was born April 28, 1824. She is now (1914) living in Minneapolis. Mr. Todd was reared at New Milford, Conn.; took a college course at Yale University, then a course at Yale Law School. Shortly before completing the latter, he decided to change from the study of the law to the study for the ministry; accordingly, he left the Law School, entered the Andover Theological Seminary, and after a partial course there, he went to the Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated from there in 1834; ordained by the Presbytery of Bedford, in 1838. From 1838, to 1855, he held Presbyterian pastorates in New York State; Gilead Church at Carmel, N. Y., from 1835-44; Balston Spa, 1845-47; Smithfield Church, City, 1847-55. After a ministry in the Presbyterian Churches of nearly twenty years, severe illness left him with permanently impaired health and he retired from the active ministry, but later learned to use copies of the Scriptures prepared for the blind. He lived on a small farm near Fond Du Lac, Wis., from 1891 to 1893, thence he removed to Aberdeen, South Dak., where he lived till his death in 1893. Children by Mary Winchell: *1450. Mary Elizabeth, b. April 22, 1845. 1451. Julia Wickes, b. Jan. 30, 1849, d. Oct. 23, 1874, unmarried, she taught school in Fond Du Lac, Wis....

Eunice H. Todd Benedict of Cornwall CT

BENEDICT, Eunice H. Todd7, (Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 7, 1862, in Cornwall, Conn., married, Oct. 26, 1881, Trustan Benedict. Children: I. Florence A., b. Nov. 15, 1882. II. Silas J., b. June 13, 1886. III. Chauncey Lester, b. June 28,...

Tertius Samuel Todd of Marits OH

Tertius Samuel Todd8, (Joel7, Oliver6, Samuel5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 20, 1828, died Aug. 23, 1854, married Jan., 1854, Emma Cadwell, who was born Nov. 5, 1838, died Feb. 22, 1869. They lived at one time in Plymouth, Conn., thence they moved to Marits, Ohio. Child: 2074. Mary Cadwell, b. Sept. 15, 1854; she lived in Plymouth and Clinton, whether in Conn. or Ohio, is unknown to the...

Theron A. Todd of Connecticut

Theron A. Todd9, (Alfred8, Albert7, Charles6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 28, 1841, died Feb. 10, 1900, married Oct. 13, 1863, Hattie E. Webster. Mr. Todd attended the John Lovell School for boys, and also the Cheshire Academy and Boarding School in Winsted, Conn. He was a member of the firm of Alfred Todd & Son, pork packers and meat dealers, later he was with S. E. Merwin, packers. He was a member of the National Guard for seventeen years, of which organization he was elected Major. He was Master of the Hiram Lodge of Masons, also its treasurer at the time of his death, his funeral services being held under their auspices. He was always active in politics, holding responsible offices, having been on the Board of Public Works, the Board of Finance and Town Agent. He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Children: *2550. Edith Webster, b. Aug. 14, 1867. 2551. Charles Webster, b. Nov. 25, 1869, d. July 13, 1870. *2552. Francis Harrison, b. July 29,...

Mary Amy Todd Cooper of Torrington CT

COOPER, Mary Amy Todd8, (Ezra L7, Ezra L.6, James5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1825, in Wolcott, Conn., died Feb. 20, 1907, in Torrington, Conn., married in June, 1848, William Cooper, who was born Sept. 12, 1824, in Birmingham, England, died April 20, 1894. Children: I. Charles Henry, b. March 4, 1849, in Waterbury, Conn., m. Ella J. Buckingham, who was b. Aug. 29, 1855. Issue: (1) Arthur Bernard, b. Jan., 1876, m. Charlotte Pryor Curtis at Castleton-on-Hudson; (2) Frank Henry, b.(???), m. June 10,(???), Mabel Skeeles Smith, and had issue: (a) Helen Smith, b. Dec. 19, 1908, in Seymour, Conn.; (b) Mildred, b. Jan. 20, 1915. II. Mary Alice, b. Feb. 5, 1853, d. Feb. 10, 1899, m. Dec. 10, 1873, Maj. Albert Brooker, and had issue: (1) Julia Edna, b. in 1876, m. Nov. 28, 1900, Austin C. Thompson. III. Frederic William, b. Aug. 8, 1855, in Torrington, Conn., m. in Naugatuck, Conn., Ida Waite, who was b. Aug. 28, 1860, in Rockville, Conn. In 1919, they were living in Naugatuck, Conn. They had issue: (1) Amy Laura, b. July 20, 1887, in Waterbury,...

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, 1882, in Thomaston, Conn. 2276. Alice May, b. Aug. 23, 1887, in Thomaston, Conn. 2277. Harry Almon, b. July 3,...

Biography of Benton O. Johnson

Benton O. Johnson, one of Redlands best known and highly respected citizens, is a native of Connecticut, born at Bethlehem, April 20, 1855. His parents were David and Sophia (Stone) Johnson, both of whom came of old Connecticut families, and the father a merchant. B. O. Johnson was but two years of age when his parents removed to the South. They resided at various places throughout the Southern country, among them New Orleans, Matamoras, Brownsville, etc., and the outbreak of the civil war found the elder Johnson carrying on the dry-goods business. In 1863 the family left the South and returned to Connecticut, trade being much interfered with on account of the war. They located at Middlebury, whence they afterward removed to West Haven. At the last named place and at New Haven, the subject of this sketch was educated. He commenced his business career as a drug clerk with Dr. Shepherd, at West Haven, with whom he continued for five years; then went in business for himself at Deep River, Connecticut. There he remained until 1883, when he came to California, locating at Redlands. He followed ranching two years, but then gave it up to resume mercantile life. He purchased the store formerly conducted by George A. Cook, in Lugonia, and was in business there until February, 1889, when he sold out to V. L. Mitchell, with whose establishment he is now connected. He was married at West Haven, Connecticut, September 14, 1880, to Miss Minnie R. Brown, sister of F. E. Brown, of Redlands. They have two children, viz.: Hazel and Walter. Mr. Johnson has built two...

Biography of Samuel J. Hayes

Samuel J. Hayes, residing in Redlands, on Cypress Avenue, was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, June 20, 1826. His father, Gaylord Hayes, was a second cousin to ex-President Rutherford B. Hayes. When Samuel was a lad of seven his father removed to La Salle County, Illinois, where he engaged in stock-raising until his death, which occurred in 1838, when Samuel was but twelve. His mother died in 1842, and he had to provide and care for his three younger brothers and sister. In 1850 he crossed the plains to California, where he mined for six months and then returned to Illinois, rented land, borrowed $25 at two percent a month, with which he bought a stove and cooking outfit, and went to keeping “bach,” and rented land for twenty-seven years, and then commenced buying land for a farm. It was the general opinion of those acquainted with Mr. Hayes, and those who had worked with him, that he could do more work in a day than any other man in the county. He averaged sixteen hours work out of twenty-four for fifteen years, at which time he owned a farm of 410 acres, and for twelve years had averaged $8 per per day. He has served his town as supervisor, assessor, collector, school and township treasurer, and as commissioner of highways and avenues. He was very successful as a stock-raiser, and still owns a fine farm of 280 acres in La Salle County, Illinois. He was married in 1854 to Miss Sophia Cummings, of Deer Park, Illinois, formerly from Massachusetts, and they have reared a family of three children....

Biography of James B. Summons, Jr.

James B. Summons, Jr., is one of the early pioneers of Riverside, having located in the colony in 1870. He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, born in 1845. His grandfather, Captain John B. Summons, was a prominent and well-known citizen of Cincinnati, an owner of river steamers carrying the mail, and commander of same. He was a member of the city council of that city for more than twenty-five years. He was a Kentuckian by birth, who in his early manhood settled in Cincinnati. Mr. Summons was reared and educated in Cincinnati until 1861, receiving his education in the public schools and in Professor Herron’s Seminary. He was then sent to New York, and entered upon a course of study in commercial college. In 1862, although but seventeen years of age, his patriotic and ambitious spirit impelled him to respond to the call of his country, for defense, and he enlisted in Company C, One Hundred and Thirty second New York Volunteer Infantry, in New York city, September 9, 1862. To do this he ran away from school and assumed the name J. B. Lovell, so as to avoid the pursuit of his guardian. His manly qualities and soldierly bearing soon gained him promotion, and he rose to a position on the non-commissioned staff as R. G. G. and Sergeant-Major of the regiment, and later, in 1864, as acting aid-de-camp on the staff of acting Brigadier-General P. J. Classen, commanding in the district of Norfolk and Suffolk. Mr. Summons’ service was mostly in North Carolina. He belonged to the Twenty-third Army Corps, and was with General Sherman’s army...
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