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Silas Todd of Mina NY

Silas Todd7, (Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 26, 1798, in Plymouth, Conn., married Nov. 30, 1825, Betsey Filley, who was born Aug. 13, 1800, in East Granby, Conn. Mr. Todd was married in Lowville, N. Y., and soon after moved to Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., where he bought land which was covered with heavy timber. He cleared a spot large enough for his house and a garden. The house he built of logs, and here the first three children were born. About 1832, he hired out to a man in Sherman, N. Y., to manage an ashery. As the work was very exacting, he soon gave it up, and started for Illinois, where he bought a nice prairie farm. After having bought the farm, he went back to New York to get his family and household goods and again started for Illinois and their new home, the journey being made with a team. This was about 1843. He believed in education, and they both were very anxious to have their children receive a good one, and helped them all within their power. Children: *1393. James Doeg, b. Nov. 22, 1826. *1394. Esther Elvira, b. Dec. 17, 1828. *1395. Adelia Eliza, b. Jan. 30, 1832. *1396. Edward Payson, b. July 24, 1837. *1397. Mary Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22,...

Edward Payson Todd of Independence KS

Edward Payson Todd8, (Silas7, Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 24, 1834, in Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married Feb. 2, 1858, Jane M. Lemon, who was born Oct. 7, 1838, in Canada, near Niagara Falls, died July 19, 1912, in Independence, Iowa, where he now (1914) lives. He was reared on a farm and had very little opportunity to obtain an education. In Aug., 1862, he enlisted in the 96th Illinois Infantry, in which he served his time of enlistment and returned home to family and friends without being wounded; he was in fourteen heavy battles and many skirmishes. On his return home, he began farming again. In the spring of 1874, he sold his farm in Illinois, and went to Kansas where he bought another near the town of Independence. In 1896, he retired from active business life on the farm, and since then has lived quietly in Independence, Kan. Children: *2085. Frank Elmer, b. Dec. 12, 1858. 2086. Jennie M., b. Dec. 16, 1862, d. Oct. 19, 1871. 2087. Howard E., b. June 11, 1866, d. Feb. 3, 1890. *2088. Herbert Walter, b. June 19, 1869. 2089. Wilbur B., b. July 29, 1873, d. Oct. 19, 1874. 2090. Elsie A., b. Sept. 12, 1878, m. Nov. 25, 1902, Frank E. Stoops; they live in Independence, Kan. No...

Esther Elvira Todd Funk of Independence KS

FUNK, Esther Elvira Todd8, (Silas7, Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 17, 1828, in Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married Feb. 17, 1846, Joseph Alonzo Funk, whose father was a Capt. in the Indian war, was born Nov. 6, 1826, died Jan. 23, 1910. Mrs. Funk taught school about two years when she married. The school house in which she taught, was built of logs, the same as all the dwelling houses. The floor was what they called a punchon floor, that is, logs split and when laid were smoothed off. One desk made of the same material, with holes bored and sticks inserted to hold it in place. The seats also were of the same material. Sawed lumber, when used, had to be bought in Chicago, Ill., and hauled with teams to Kansas, which would be quite a distance to haul with horses and with the roads they must have had in those days. They went to Kansas and bought a farm not very far from Independence where they lived for some time. Later, when his health became rather poor, they sold out and bought a small place near the town of Independence, Kan. Children: I. Celesta Ovelia, b. March 4, 1847, m. Feb. 17,(???), Dr. J. H. Hutchinson, who died July 10, 1912. Issue: (1) A daughter. II. Edgar Melam, b. April 8, 1849, m. Aug. 20, 1873, Seraphena Maynard. Issue: (1) A son; (2) A daughter. III. Adrian Alonzo, b. April 19, 1852, d. 1855. IV. Sereno Albert, b. Dec. 18, 1853, d. Sept., 1854. V. Ildo Alfonzo, b. June 13, 1856, d. July...

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