Biographical Sketch of Hon. Caleb Todd

Hon. Caleb Todd, or “Esq.” Todd, as he was more familiarly known, was for many years one of the most prominent and influential citizens of Hinsdale. He was born in Wallingford, Conn., March 16, 1785, resided and did business in Cooperstown, N. Y.. a few years, taking up his abode in Hinsdale in 1815. Here he was one of the pioneer manufacturers, and was widely known as a manufacturer of woolens for a great number of years. At his death, May 21, 1871, he was the oldest citizen of Hinsdale. Mr. Todd was twice married and reared eight children, five of whom, with his second wife, survived him. Of these children, Henry Day, born November 8, 1809, was for twenty-five years connected with the Boston Custom House; John Douglass, born March 11. 1814, was for several years a successful woolen manufacturer at Hinsdale, of the firm of Haile & Todd; and Jehiel, born November 4, 1818, was also for many years interested in the manufacture of woolens, at Lowell, Mass., but subsequently became a wholesale dealer in spices, coffee, etc., at Worcester, Mass., where he now resides. “Esq° Todd was an active citizen, and filled all the principal offices in the gift of his townsmen, being several times returned to the legislature. He was an ardent lover of our country, strongly conservative, in early days a Whig, and later a Republican.




MLA Source Citation:

Hurd, Duane Hamilton. History of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, New Hampshire. Philadelphia: J. W. Lewis. 1886. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-hampshire/biographical-sketch-of-hon-caleb-todd.htm - Last updated on Mar 6th, 2013


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