James Smith, pioneer, was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, in 1737. When he was eighteen years of age he was captured by the Indians, was adopted into one of their tribes, and lived with them as one of themselves until his escape in 1759. He became a lieutenant under General Bouquet during the expedition against the Ohio Indians in 1764, and was captain of a company of rangers in Lord Dunmore’s War. In 1775 he was promoted to major of militia. He served in the Pennsylvania convention in 1776, and in the assembly in 1776-77. In the latter year he was commissioned colonel in command on the frontiers, and performed distinguished services. Smith moved to Kentucky in 1788. He was a member of the Danville convention, and represented Bourbon county for many years in the legislature. He died in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1812. The following narrative of his experience as member of an Indian tribe is from his own book entitled “Remarkable Adventures in the Life and Travels of Colonel James Smith,” printed at Lexington, Kentucky, in 1799. It affords a striking contrast to the terrible experiences of the other captives whose stories are republished in this book; for he was well treated, and stayed so long with his red captors that he acquired expert knowledge of their arts and customs, and deep insight into their character.
This huge dataset depicts the descent from Christopher Todd (1637-1919), being an effort to give an account, as full as possible of his descendants in America.
Levi Todd, born in Rindge, N. H., in 1797 or ’98, was educated in the common schools of his neighborhood, and came to Hinsdale when about twenty-one years of age. He was a shoemaker by trade, and built the first shoe shop in the town, and about six months after he came he married Nancy
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
Todd, George C.; railroad division supt.; born, Flushing, O., June 7, 1867; started as telegraph operator with the C. L. & W. Ry., in August, 1883; train dispatcher, October, 1887, to September, 1889; train dispatcher, Northern Pacific Ry., September, 1889, to Jan. 1, 1890; from that date to April, 1902, train dispatcher N. Y. S.
Jonathan Todd4, (Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born March 20, 1713; d. Feb. 24, 1791; married Jan. 9, 1735, Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Samuel Couch, of Fairfield, Conn., who was born 1710, died Dec. 14, 1783. No children. Ordained pastor of the church in East Guilford, now Madison, Connecticut, Oct. 24, 1733, where he remained until his
WHEELER, Sybil Todd5, (Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born 1753, died May 11, 1777, married July 10, 1776, John, son of Capt. James and Sarah (Johnson) Wheeler who married second Nov. 19, 1777, Sarah Johnson, by whom he had (1) Elijah, b. 1778; (2) Samuel; (3) Sybil, b. 1783. Child: John Todd, b. May 4, 1777,
TUTTLE, Mary Todd5, (David4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 5, 1757, died Nov. 17, 1828, married Feb. 10, 1773, Jabez, son of Daniel and Phebe (Beach) Tuttle, who was born July 30, 1753, died June 11, 1799. He was brother to Prudence Tuttle who married Capt. Gideon Todd, of North Haven, Conn. Children: I. Mary,
WHEELER, Abigail Todd5, (Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 22, 1755, married(???) Wheeler. Children: Hannah. Josiah Todd.
TUTTLE, Cynthia Todd5, (Enos4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 12, 1771, died Jan. 10, 1852, married Joshua, son of Capt. Ithamar and Rhoda (Gaines) Tuttle, who was born March 3, 1764, died Feb. 20, 1850. Children: I. Harriet, b. March 21, 1790, d. Aug. 1, 1836. II. Ithamar, b. May 9, 1793, m. Nov. 22,