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Levi Todd of Aurora IL

Levi Todd6, (Ruel5, Job4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 29, 1815, in East Wallingford, Vt., died April 10, 1891, in Aurora, Ill., married in Shewsbury, Vt., Jan. 24, 1836, Rachel Walker, daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Walker) Gibson, who was born June 6, 1818, in Shewsbury, Vt., died Jan. 13, 1874. He married second, in Rutland, Vt., Nov., 1874, Maria Murrow, who died March 13, 1885. With the exception of one year (1839) he lived on the old home farm in East Wallingford, Vt., until 1854, when he with his wife and seven children moved to Illinois, where he bought one hunder and sixty acres of land in Sugar Grove, Kane County. During the summer of that year, he built a house. He carried on general agricultural pursuits until 1869 in which he moved to Aurora, Ill., which was about nine miles east of his farm in Sugar Grove. For the next four years, he was engaged in selling agricultural machinery. From 1873 to the time of his death, he lived a retired life in Aurora, Ill., in the enjoyment of a well earned rest. He was very prosperous in his business ventures in the west, his reliability in business affairs never being questioned. In all his dealings he was scrupulously honest and straightforward and displayed an aptitude for successful management. His word was considered as valuable as any bond solemnized by signature and seal. Children: 1091. Olivia Maria, b. Jan. 9, 1837, in East Wallingford, Vt., d. June 18, 1910, in Aurora, Ill., m. July 10, 1864, in Sugar Grove, Ill., Fred Otis White, while he was on...

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