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Jonathan Todd of Guilford CT

Jonathan Todd4, (Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born March 20, 1713; d. Feb. 24, 1791; married Jan. 9, 1735, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Samuel Couch, of Fairfield, Conn., who was born 1710, died Dec. 14, 1783. No children. Ordained pastor of the church in East Guilford, now Madison, Connecticut, Oct. 24, 1733, where he remained until his death in 1791, an exceptionally long pastorate of 58 years, all spent in one place. Graduated from Yale, 1732. “He was a distinguished scholar, and a judicious critic in the learned languages: had given considerable attention to philosophy, and had thoroughly studied history, both ancient and modern…..Assiduous in his application to reading, and preparations for the sanctuary, making the sacred oracles his guide, he fed his hearers with knowledge and understanding…Christ Jesus and him crucified was the sum and substance of his preaching. He had a happy talent at conversation. In times of uncommon sickness and mortality he devoted almost the whole of his time to visiting, and praying with the sick and dying, and administering consolation to the afflicted. A clear discernment and sound judgement made him an able counsellor. He was singularly mild and amiable in his disposition, clothed with humility and plainness. At his death, not one of the sacred order in the State had been of so long standing in it. Not one head of a family was then living, of all who were living at the time of his ordination. During his ministry he buried about twice his whole congregation. The calmness and resignation for which he was distinguished under all the afflictions of life of the gospel, were...

Timothy Todd of East Guilford CT

Timothy Todd4, (Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born Mar. 3, 1722-23, died Jan. 3, 1779, of small-pox, married May 16, 1751, Abigail, daughter of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Couch) Crane, who was born April 3, 1730, died Sept. 30, 1806. Mr. Todd graduated from Yale College, 1774; was a merchant and magistrate in East Guilford, (now Madison) Connecticut. “Timothy Todd, Esq., was one of a committee appointed December 14, 1776, to confer with committees from other towns or governments to receive charitable donations for the distressed poor in Boston, who were suffering in the Common cause.” – From Fifty Puritan Ancestors, by Elizabeth Todd Nash. Timothy Todd was a member of the Coast Guards enlisting as Sergeant May 15, 1780 and served 150 days. Children: 115. Sarah Todd, b. March 30, 1752, died March 30, 1810, married James Evarts, of Sunderland, Vermont. Children: I. Jeremiah Evarts, b. Feb. 3, 1781, d. May 10, 1831, m. Mehitabel, daughter of Roger Sherman Barnes, of New Haven, Conn., graduated from Yale, 1802; lawyer, the Cong. minister, Sec. A. B. C. F. M.; editor of the Panoplist. Resided in New Haven, later in Boston, Massachusetts. II. Sarah Evarts, b. April 26, 1786, d. March 15, 1841, m. Hercules, son of Josiah and Phebe (Cushing) Washburn, of Randolph, Vermont., who was b. Nov. 3, 1788, d. Nov. 23, 1849. III. Mary Evarts, died aged 16. IV. Jonathan Todd Evarts, b. Sept. 16, 1791, d. Aug. 24, 1875, m. Electa Wilcox, who was b. July 22, 1794, d. June 21, 1870. V. Elizabeth Evarts, m. Lewis Conant, of Westford, Vermont. 116. Elizabeth Todd, b. Feb. 10, 1754, died Sept....

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