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Gershom Todd of Chesterfield MA

Gershom Todd4, (Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born about 1725, married Jan. 24, 1750, Katherine, daughter of George and Rebecca (Pardee) Mix, who was born Jan. 22, 1729, died Aug. 26, 1818. She was buried in the cemetery at West Chesterfield, Mass. His estate was administered in 1770. Children: 204. Mix, b. and d. Nov. 6, 1751. 205. Mix, b. Dec. 21, 1752; went over to the British, and later his property was confiscated. He is supposed to have gone to Nova Scotia with the British. *206. Asa, b. June 28, 1756. 207. Phebe, b. Sept. 24, 1758, d. Oct. 2, 1851, at Chesterfield, Mass. 208. Esther, b. Aug. 28, 1759. 209. Justus, d. 1780,...

Asa Todd of West Chesterfield MA

Asa Todd5, (Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 28, 1756, died July 16, 1847, in West Chesterfield Mass., and was buried there. He married May 24, 1778, Abigail, daughter of Amos and Phebe Bishop, of New Haven, Conn. He was a Baptist minister and held pastorates in Whately and West Chesterfield, Mass., for more than thirty years, having been ordained the first pastor of the Baptist Society of Whately, Mass., Sept. 9, 1789. In 1803 he removed to West Chesterfield, Mass., where he was ordained the second pastor of the Baptist Society of that place, and was dismissed Nov. 2, 1820, in consequence of a dissatisfaction developing among some of the members on account of his having joined the Free Masons, and also for difficulties of a more personal nature. Yet, in spite of the rupture, he lived among his old neighbors for many years afterwards, and was known as “Elder Todd,” passing his remaining days in his old home. He was buried in the cemetery on the hillside below his home, by his mothers side. Becoming a Christian at the age of 25, he soon felt it his duty to make known a Savior’s love to those who knew him not, and although favored with very limited means of education, and meeting with many discouragements, yet naturally endowed with great strength of mind, and with perseverance, by his own efforts and the grace of God, he was an able and successful minister of the Gospel, for more than half a century. His views of his own sinfulness and the exceeding richness of Sovereign Grace, increased with advancing age....

Emily Lucretia Todd Fisk of West Chesterfield MA

FISK, Emily Lucretia Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 8, 1783, died March 26, 1815, at West Chesterfield, Mass., married in 1803, Moses Fisk, who was born Nov. 12, 1780, died Feb. 22, 1851. Children: I. Moses, b. Nov. 12, 1805, d. Dec. 1875. II. Emily, b. Nov. 29, 1807, d. May 3, 1854, m. Oct. 1829, Austin...

David Todd of Maryland

David Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 22, 1787, died Sept. 19, 1871, married Mary Rowe. They lived for many years in West Chesterfield, Mass., near the home of his father. Later on they removed to Maryland, where they are supposed to have died. Children: 954. Menerva, m. L. Richards. 955. Mary, m. Chauncey Weston, she d. Jan. 5, 1889, at Laurel, Maryland. A newspaper clipping says that she was the last surviving member of the late David Todd’s...

Mary Todd Higgins of West Chesterfield MA

HIGGINS, Mary Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 15, 1789, died May 13, 1874, married about 1810, Lewis Higgins. They lived most of their married life at or near West Chesterfield, Mass. Children: I. Jacob Gershom, b. Dec. 1, 1811, d. May 8, 1893, m. (1) Eliza A. Moore, (2) Dec. 21, 1853, Delia Prentiss. II. Almon Webster, b. June 1, 1813, d. July 14, 1905, m. June 5, 1844, Lucy Clapp. III. Mary Elzina, b. March 6, 1815, d. July 25, 1875, m. June 5, 1844, C. W. Langdon. IV. Lucy Ermina, b. Jan. 30, 1817, d. April 13, 1854, m. April 23, 1835, Madison Cudworth. V. Elijah, b. Aug. 6, 1819, d. Jan. 10, 1890, m. (1) Zilpha Collier, (2) Feb. 4, 1852, Almira Prentiss. VI. Deliverance, b. Aug. 6, 1819, d. April 14, 1878, m. in 1851, John Cady, twin with Elijah. VII. Catherine, b. Sept. 10, 1824, d. Sept. 3, 1899, m. July 21, 1849, Edward...

Iru Studley Todd of Northampton MA

Iru Studley Todd7, (Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 23, 1809, died Feb. 4, 1882, at his home in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass., of pneumonia, married March 24, 1836, Julianna, daughter of John and Rosina (Knapp) Root, who was born Sept. 20, 1814, died April 6, 1893. She was a descendant of Thomas Root, who was one of the first settlers of Northampton, Mass., and was one of the “pillars” of the church when it was first organized in that town. He passed his childhood days in West Chesterfield, Mass., where he was born. When he was about twenty-one years of age, he hired out to Mr. Moody who owned and operated a large farm and tannery located in Roberts Meadow which is a part of Northampton, Mass. The first two years or so of his married life, he passed in West Farms, also a part of Northampton, Mass., after which, he returned to Roberts Meadow and purchased the place where his wife was born, buying out the other heirs. He was very shrewd in his business ventures, and became a very successful farmer. Besides operating the farm, he had charge of all the roads in the western half of the town. At another time, he had the charge of some of the construction work on the first reservoir built by the town. It is told that when he started out in life at the age of twenty-one, he had just three cents in his pocket, and all he was worth at the time of his death, he had accumulated from his own efforts and with his...

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