Francis Bell, with his wife Rebecca, was among the first settlers of Stamford in 1640. He was a lieutenant of the militia in 1643 and a representative to the general court. Died January 8, 1689 . Children: Jonathan, September, 1641, the first white child born in Stamford ; Rebecca, August, 1643; Mare or Mary, May,
Ireland, Robert L.; with M. A. Hanna & Co.; born, Stratford, Conn., Aug. 20, 1867; son of John B. and Adelia Duane Ireland; educated, Stamford, Conn., Newburgh, N. Y., and Yale, graduating in 1890; married, May 2, 1894, Kate Benedict Hanna; issue, Robert Livingston Ireland, Jr., born Feb. 2, 1895, and Elizabeth Ireland, born Oct.
Jonathan Todd3, (John2, Christopher1) born Feb. 20, 1680, died Sept. 14, 1723, married April 19, 1711, Sarah Morrison, who was born July 7, 1689, died April 29, 1753. They resided at Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She married (2) Deacon Benjamin Stone, of East Guilford, now Madison, Connecticut. Her tombstone, which may be distinguished in the Todd
John Todd5, (John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Jan. 8, 1731, died Aug. 29, 1814, married Jemima,daughter of Daniel and Jemima (Lownsbury) Hoit, born Aug. 13, 1735, died Feb. 3, 1826. She was a descendant of Simeon Hoyte who settled in Charlestown, Mass. in 1629. The name had numerous variations such as Hoyt, Haight, Hait, Hayt,
John Todd4, (John3, John2, Christopher1) born Nov. 13, 1709, married Hannah(???). He removed from Branford, Conn., to “Long Ridge,” in the town of Stamford, Conn., where he bought land, March 22, 1739, passed the remaining days of his life, and died there. He was the only settler in the town of Stamford by the name
Washington Todd6, (John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Aug. 11, 1774, died April 4, 1819, married Charlotte Mills. He resided in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut. Children: 542. Sallie Todd, d. when about two years of age. 543. Samuel Mills Todd, b. Feb. 21, 1801. 544. William Todd, m. (1) Prudence Miller; (2) Eliza Lyon. 545. Eliza
John Todd6, (John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born in 1767, died in 1810, married in 1792, Hannah Hubbard, who was born in 1770, died in 1828. Resided in Stamford Connecticut. Children: 522. Henry Todd, b. Jan. 13, 1793. 523. Lydia Todd, b. 1794, d. 1818, m. John Mills. 524. Harvey Todd, b. March 13, 1801.
George Todd7, (Washington6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born in 1811, died in 1850, while in California. Married in 1837, Susan Reynolds, who was born in 1818, died in 1872. Resided at Long Ridge, Stamford, Connecticut. Children: 1145. Isadore Todd, b. 1837, d. 1838. 1146. Josephine Todd, b. 1839, d. 1839. 1147. George A. Todd,
Elnathan Todd7, (Elnathan6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Oct. 15, 1812, died Feb. 19, 1897, married Oct. 29, 1855, Henrietta C., daughter of Samuel Crane, whose family and ancestors had controlled large grants of land in Bedford, New York, descendants of John Crane who came from England in early colonial times. She was often
Gabriel Hubbard Todd7, (John6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born in 1805, at Stamford, Connecticut, died Oct. 31, 1892, at Adrian, Michigan, married in 1827, Mary P. Ireland, who was born in 1807, died Nov. 10, 1892. Early in life, Mr. Todd learned the blacksmiths trade which he followed in New York City until 1833,