Titus Todd of North Haven CT
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Titus Todd4, (Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 16, 1730, died June 28, 1806, married first April 17, 1750, Elizabeth, daughter of Deacon Isaiah and Susanna (Doolittle) Tuttle of North Haven, Ct., who was born June 7, 1736. He married second June 7, 1758, Esther Barnes, who was born 1736, died Aug. 5, 1812.
He was a deacon in the North Haven church, having been chosen March 1, 1787, to fill the vacancy caused by the removal of his brother Jesse Todd to Springfield, Mass.
The diary of Ezra Stiles, President of Yale College from 1782 to 1785 has been published by order of the Yale Corporation and edited by F. B. Dexter. In Vol. 1, page 177, there is a list of “Families in New Haven in 1760.” There are mentioned twelve families of Todd’s including Titus Todd, who is mentioned with the Tuttle’s under the heading “West side of river.”
“In 1792 there appear for the first time the names of the Congregational “Choristers:” Caleb Blakesly, Thomas Cooper. Justus Bishop, Titus Todd, Jairus Sanford, Thos. Pierpont, Ezekiel Jacobs. They were authorized to take the lead in singing and three pounds was appropriated to hire the singing master.” From North Haven Annals.
Children by Elizabeth Tuttle:
180. Ichabod; removed to Russell, Mass, in 1784, apparently at or about the time as did his brother Benjamin.
*181. Benjamin, b. March 4, 1755.
Children by Esther Barnes:
183. Abraham, b. April 29, 1759.
184. Elizabeth, b. July 14, 1761, d. 1773.
*185. Chole, b. Jan. 26, 1763.
*186. Titus, b. Aug. 13, 1765.
187. Esther, b. May 15, 1767, d. Aug. 30, 1830, unmarried.
She was buried in the old cemetery on the Green, in North Haven, Conn., close by her father. Her head-stone records the fact that it was “Erected by her brother, Theophilus Todd.”
*188. Abraham, b. Sept. 1, 1773.