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Kneeland Todd of Florence OH

Kneeland Todd7, (Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1808, in Newtown, Conn., died April 24, 1883, married April 24, 1836, Julia Booth, a sister of his brother Isaac’s wife. She was born July 22, 1808, died March 11, 1895. Mr. Todd was one of the early pioneers of Wakeman, Ohio, where he arrived in 1833. He shared the privations of early pioneer life with his twin brother for three years, when he returned to Conn. and there married Julia Booth, of Woodbury, Conn. It is a singular coincident that his marriage and death, also the death of his son Albert, took place in the same month and the same day of the month. Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Todd returned to Ohio and settled in Wakeman. In 1845 they removed from Wakeman to Florence, Ohio, where he died. He was a man of sound judgment and good principles, kind and affectionate as a husband and father and a good neighbor. He aimed to live uprightly, was honest and just in his dealings. In his pursuit of agriculture and horticulture he was always thorough and practical, which combined with perseverance and industry brought him success and competence, though for fifty years he was physically weak. Politically, morally, and religiously, his guiding star was the RIGHT, and he rejoiced in every good work. In the old anti-slavery movement he was a radical and a pioneer. In 1835 he professed Christianity and was one of the original members of the Congregational Church in Wakeman, Ohio. Removing to Florence he united with the Presbyterian Church there, in which...

Isaac Todd of Wakeman OH

Isaac Todd7, (Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 18, 1808, possibly in Newtown, Conn., died July 17, 1890, in Wakeman, Ohio, married June 13, 1830, Fanny Booth, who was born Oct. 26, 1805, died Sept. 28, 1887, in Wakeman, Ohio. The following sketch is taken from a History of Huron County, Ohio. “In the year 1827 Isaac Todd, then a young man of 18 came into the township and the year following bought the farm where he now lives. There was no improvement east of him at that time. In 1830 he married Fanny Booth. Mr. Todd seems to have had a hard struggle of it in the Wakeman woods. For some time after his marriage he was destitute of boots or shoes and in attending church his wife would wear her everyday shoes carrying her Sunday best until near the church, when she would take them off for her husband to wear and put on her best ones. Afterwards, when he became able to own a yoke of oxen, they rode to church on a sled the year round.” The above incidents prove very conclusively their devotion to their church. He built his first log house in the midst of an almost boundless forest through which there was no road or path save that indicated by glazed trees. When a road was built some years later, he selected his farm; it ran nearly a half mile from his house. When he chose the location for his farm he ventured on the undertaking with $18 capital. With this small beginning in the wilderness he cleared the heavily...

Luther Buckley Todd of Newtown CT

Luther Buckley Todd8, (Erastus7, Aden6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 8, 1843, died in 1905, married Sept. 6, 1870, Caroline Maria Palmer, who was born Feb. 15, 1854. They lived in Newtown, Conn. Children: 2097. Lewis Irving, b. Feb. 6, 1872, m. June 4, 1895, Ellen Lockhead, who was b. Jan. 1, 1872. They lived in Bridgeport, Conn. 2098. Florence Emeline, b. Dec. 22,...

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