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Josiah Todd of North Haven CT

Josiah Todd6, (Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1794, in North Haven, Conn., died Oct. 22, 1869, married June 17, 1816, Elizabeth, daughter of Jesse and Patience (Todd) Clinton, who was born Sept. 20, 1796, died Nov. 18, 1886. For her mothers ancestry, see number 213. They lived first in North Haven, Conn., then Newark Valley, N. Y., and later they returned to North Haven. Josiah Todd was a prominent man in town, school, society and military matters for about fifteen years. He was orderly sergeant for some ten years in the old militia company and was more than once offered a commission, but declined, partly on the ground that with his growing family his means would not allow. I think I can truthfully say from my own personal knowledge and what has been told me by those who were contemporary, and members of the company with him, that no one equaled him in all the varied tactics with company drill. He was very prompt in commanding orders, and trained members of the company in the manuel of arms to great exactness and promptitude. It was common in those days, for an orderly sergeant to form the company, which, under his direction was very quickly done, and after short drill in the manuel of arms, which usually took place on the ‘Green’, a little north and west of the old church, not quite in front of what was then the old Esq. Bishop place (now E. Lindsley), for the orderly to march the company on the double quick, with the fifes and drums playing ‘Yankee Doodle’ and...

Theresa Adelaide Todd Chapman of Newark Valley NY

CHAPMAN, Theresa Adelaide Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 4, 1838, married Feb. 14, 1860, Mandelbert Newton Chapman, who was born July 5, 1837, died Feb. 11, 1868. He was a farmer and lived in Newark Valley, N. Y. Child: I. Fannie Josephine, b. Oct. 28, 1862, in Newark Valley, N. Y., m. first, (???) Butts, m. second, Edward R. Buson, they lived in Lane, Franklin County,...

Frederick Handel Todd of Newark Valley NY

Frederick Handel Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 26, 1819, in North Haven, Conn., died March 18, 1868, married Sept. 17, 1850, Phebe Elizabeth, daughter of Williams and Maria (Benjamin) Slosson, who was born March 9, 1830, in Newark Valley, where also she was married at her fathers house. His father removed with his family to Newark Valley, when he was about thirteen years of age, and being in poor circumstances could give his son only the advantages of a common school education. Upon arriving at the age of manhood Mr. Todd became a tanner (which was his fathers occupation in life), which business he followed for a number of years; he also opened and carried on a store for the sale of general merchandise at Newark Valley, N. Y. In 1858, Mr. Todd made a purchase of lumber lands in northern Michigan, and seven years later, or thereabouts, began operations in clearing, lumbering, etc., in that State. He was drowned in the Muskegon River while attempting to cross the boom or shute, letting out the logs, the current being very rapid. He was a stanch member of the Republican party, and represented the town of Newark Valley in the board of supervisors for two or three terms. In his death his wife lost a dutiful husband; his children, a loving father; his friends and business associates, an honest man. His Children were born in Newark Valley, except Frank H. the youngest, who was born in Big Rapids, Mich. Children: 1387. William Slosson, b. Jan. 26, 1852, d. Jan. 29, 1852. 1388. Cora, b. Aug. 6,...

Samuel Todd of North Haven CT

Samuel Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 22, 1817, in North Haven, Conn., died Dec. 1898, in South Manchester, Conn., married first, Jan. 7, 1851, Emily, daughter of Harvey and Nancy (Johnson) Rich, of Owego, N. Y., who was born Dec. 10, 1825, died Dec. 26, 1868, in Newark Valley, N. Y. He married second, Jennie Button, who lives in South Manchester, Conn. Samuel Todd went to Newark Valley, N. Y., with his father in 1834, and a year later, when the tannery, which was to have given employment to Samuels father, Josiah Todd, went into bankruptcy, Samuel, who was then about eighteen years of age, and very ambitious, took the brunt of the struggle to stem the tide of misfortune and hardships. In the winters he taught school, while in the summers and autumns, he worked at clearing off the big hemlocks, some of which were monsters, some of them being about 100 feet tall and four feet in diameter at the stump. After the huge trees were cut, they were rolled into large piles and burned. People of the present day would consider this method a very wasteful way to prepare land for agricultural purposes. In the spring time, they devoted their time to the manufacture of maple sugar and syrup. Samuel was the leading spirit in all this work. At last a comfortable home was provided for the family. Not long after the family arrived at Newark Valley, N. Y., Samuel, with other members of the family, united with the Congregational Church. The society, learning that Samuel was a flute player, invited him...

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