Location: Chautauqua County NY

Edward Payson Todd of Independence KS

Edward Payson Todd8, (Silas7, Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 24, 1834, in Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married Feb. 2, 1858, Jane M. Lemon, who was born Oct. 7, 1838, in Canada, near Niagara Falls, died July 19, 1912, in Independence, Iowa, where he now (1914) lives. He was reared on a farm and had very little opportunity to obtain an education. In Aug., 1862, he enlisted in the 96th Illinois Infantry, in which he served his time of enlistment and returned home to family and friends without being wounded; he was in fourteen heavy battles and many skirmishes. On his return home, he began farming again. In the spring of 1874, he sold his farm in Illinois, and went to Kansas where he bought another near the town of Independence. In 1896, he retired from active business life on the farm, and since then has lived quietly in Independence, Kan. Children: *2085. Frank Elmer, b. Dec. 12, 1858. 2086. Jennie M., b. Dec. 16, 1862, d. Oct. 19, 1871. 2087. Howard E., b. June 11, 1866, d. Feb. 3, 1890. *2088. Herbert Walter, b. June 19, 1869. 2089. Wilbur B., b. July 29, 1873, d. Oct. 19, 1874. 2090. Elsie A., b. Sept. 12, 1878, m. Nov. 25, 1902, Frank E. Stoops; they live in Independence, Kan. No...

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Esther Elvira Todd Funk of Independence KS

FUNK, Esther Elvira Todd8, (Silas7, Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 17, 1828, in Mina, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married Feb. 17, 1846, Joseph Alonzo Funk, whose father was a Capt. in the Indian war, was born Nov. 6, 1826, died Jan. 23, 1910. Mrs. Funk taught school about two years when she married. The school house in which she taught, was built of logs, the same as all the dwelling houses. The floor was what they called a punchon floor, that is, logs split and when laid were smoothed off. One desk made of the same material, with holes bored and sticks inserted to hold it in place. The seats also were of the same material. Sawed lumber, when used, had to be bought in Chicago, Ill., and hauled with teams to Kansas, which would be quite a distance to haul with horses and with the roads they must have had in those days. They went to Kansas and bought a farm not very far from Independence where they lived for some time. Later, when his health became rather poor, they sold out and bought a small place near the town of Independence, Kan. Children: I. Celesta Ovelia, b. March 4, 1847, m. Feb. 17,(???), Dr. J. H. Hutchinson, who died July 10, 1912. Issue: (1) A daughter. II. Edgar Melam, b. April 8, 1849, m....

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Stanton Wesley Todd of Grand Rapids MI

Stanton Wesley Todd9, (Homer F.8, Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 9, 1876, married Sept. 18, 1901, Mae C. Stevens. He graduated from the Fredonia Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y., in 1901, after which he taught school for some time. Later he engaged in the wholesale paper business in Grand Rapids, Mich. Children: 2784. Cathryn M., b. July 1, 1902, d. Oct. 26, 1902. 2785. Dorothy M., b. Oct. 22, 1903. 2786. Chauncey S., b. June 8, 1906. 2787. Stanton W., b. Sept. 20, 1908. 2788. Jack W., b. Aug. 24, 1910, d. July 15, 1911. 2789. Gretchen, b. June 28,...

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Edwin Lafayette Todd of Dunkirk NY

Edwin Lafayette Todd9, (Homer F.8, Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 30, 1879, married Sept. 26, 1908, Gretchen Wilbur, who was born April 8, 1878. He graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1903. In 1920 he was living in Dunkirk, N. Y., where he was a dentist. Children: 2790. John W., b. May 28, 1910, d. in 1910. 2791. Charles Lafayette, b. Dec. 9,...

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Carrie M. Todd Davis of Frewsburg NY

DAVIS, Carrie M. Todd9, (Hollis D.8, Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 25, 1867, married Aug. 25, 1888, John W. Davis, who was born Nov. 14, 1863. In 1920 they lived in Frewsburg, N. Y. Children: I. Laura E., b. June 10, 1889. II. Eli H., b. Oct. 25, 1890. III. Hollis J., b. May 16, 1893. IV. Homer, b. Dec. 6, 1897. V. Marjorie, b. Feb. 4,...

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Frances DeEtta Todd Patterson of Westfield NY

PATTERSON, Frances DeEtta Todd9, (Zerah8, Lemuel7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 4, 1838, in Toddsville, N. Y., married Sept. 17, 1861, George W., son of Hon. George W., and Hannah W. (Dichey) Patterson, who was born Feb. 25, 1826, in Lester, N. Y. He studied law in Buffalo, N. Y., for two years after he left college. In 1854 he moved to Corning, N. Y., where he was president of the George Washington Bank; was for many years, president of the Board of Education, and also president of the Board of Water Commissioners. In 1876 they moved to Westfield, N. Y. Later he was the unsalaried engineer and superintendent of the Westfield Water Works, and since the formation of the Board of Water Commissioners, has been its president. For twenty-five years he was Vestryman of the St. Peters Church and was president of the Patterson Memorial Library. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1848, with the degree of A. B.; A. M. Dartmouth 1851. Mrs. Patterson has been for many years the chairman of the New York State Charities Aid Association of Chautauqua County; for 25 years she has been president of the Union Relief Association of Westfield, N. Y.; was vice-president of the Chautauqua County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She has been Regent of the Patterson Chapter Daughters of the American...

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George B. Todd of Norfolk VA

George B. Todd8, (Frederick P.7, Thomas J.6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 24, 1867 in Plattsmouth, Neb., went with his parents when they moved to Jamestown, N. Y., married Sept. 18, 1889, in Hampton, Va., M. Rosa Hart, who was born Dec. 4, 1869. In 1920 they were living in Norfolk, Va., where he was a merchant dealing in all kinds of farm machinery, motor trucks, engines, electric light plants, water systems etc. Children: 2424. Allene Ford, b. Sept. 17, 1890, in Jamestown, N. Y., m. June, 1917, Cecil W. Tucker. 2425. George B., b. March 27, 1892, d. Dec. 26, 1894. 2426. Clarence Hart, b. July 14, 1893. *2427. Malcom Howard, b. May 9,...

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Delphine Electa Todd Thompson of Warren PA

THOMPSON, Delphine Electa Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born March 25, 1849, in Stockton, N. Y., married Oct. 3, 1866, George W. Thompson, who was born May 20, 1841, in Newport, Herkimer County, N. Y. They lived in Warren, Penn., in 1912, where he was a petroleum producer. Children: I. Addie Delphine; is a graduate of the Warren (Penn.) High School and in 1912, was living with her parents. II. Merle Alonzo, m. Nov. 25, 1896, Edith M., daughter of John Humphrey, of Warren, Penn.; he was living in Chicago, Ill., in 1912, where he was a dealer in guilt edge securities. III. Eva Mae, d. Oct. 12, 1905; although an invalid she had a fine contralto voice, and was also a good...

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Hollis Devillo Todd of Chautauqua County NY

Hollis Devillo Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Oct. 16, 1843, in Stockton, N. Y., married March 12, 1865, Laura Ann, daughter of Almond S. and Rhoda A. (Baker) Park, who was born July 15, 1847. He attended the Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y., and later he became a Methodist Episcopal Minister and held different pastorates for a number of years. He served in the civil war, having enlisted Aug. 12, 1861, in the 49th regiment New York Volunteer Militia, seeing nearly four years of active service, having been discharged June 26, 1865. He was Fife Major. After serving in the Civil War, they started to buy a farm and pay for same by work. The first winter, his hand was cut off in a mill. His education was less than 3rd grade. He lost the farm of course as he could not continue payments. He taught school by having his wife teach him at night the work for next day. He worked thru the State Normal School at Fredonia, N. Y. by Mrs. Todd’s aid. Holds a permanent teacher’s certificate in N. Y. After several years successful work as principal of graded schools, he entered the ministry, and for a number of years was either the chairman or one of the members of the board to examine the candidates for admission to the...

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Theodore Charles Todd of Stockton NY

Theodore Charles Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 10, 1845, in Stockton, N. Y. He was twice married, first, about 1868, Alice Jones, of Stockton, N. Y., second, Nov. 17, 1911, Mrs. Josephine Waterman Putnam, who was also of Stockton, N. Y., and where they now (1912) reside. In March 1884, he went to California to live accompanying his parents and lived some of the time in Los Angeles, and in Standish, Lassen County. He, his wife and children were an exceptionally musical family and their concert singing was much sought after. Children by Alice Jones: *2372. Fred Ora. 2373. Minnie I., m. Gillman T. Daggett and lived in Los Angeles, Cal., she was very musically inclined and had a fine voice. 2374. Myra Lorinda, m.(???)Thompson and lived in Los Angeles, Cal., she too was very musical and had a good voice. *2375. Delphine. 2376. Clarence Theodore; graduated from the Polytechnic High School in June 1911, and in the following Autumn commenced a college course at Denver,...

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Florilla Lorinda Todd Shaw Wait of Sinclairville NY

SHAW WAIT, Florilla Lorinda Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 17, 1836, in Stockton, N. Y., died May 4, 1906, in Centralia, Chautauqua County, N. Y. She was twice married, first, Darius Shaw, who was of Stockton, N. Y., second, about 1868, Noah Wait, of Napoli, Cattaraugus County, N. Y., who was born Dec. 13, 1841. Mr. Wait was a civil war veteran and spent nine months in Libby and Andersonville prisons witnessing the unspeakable sufferings of his comrades. He was a prosperous, well to do farmer of Sinclairville, N. Y. Mrs. Wait had a fine soprano voice. Child by Darius Shaw: I. Martillus H., who d. when 2 years of age. Child by Noah Wait: II. Frank Ora, he is very musically...

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Chestil Ora Todd of Chautauqua County NY

Chestil Ora Todd8, (Ora B.7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 12, 1833, in Stockton, Chautauqua County, N. Y., married about 1854, Olive Westcott, of Panama, Chautauqua County, N. Y., who died Sept., 1909, in Busti, N. Y. He was a machinist. In 1912 he was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Inez King, in Pittsburg, Penn. Children: *2356. Eva. 2357. Demaris; who d. June 1910, in Ann Arbor, Mich. 2358. Lafayette O., m. Elpha Knapp. of Panama, N. Y. In 1912 they were living at 2 Livingston Ave., Jamestown, N. Y. He was an optician. *2359. Inez. *2360. Ernest...

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Homer F. Todd of Lily Dale NY

Homer F. Todd8, (Caleb7, Bela6, Caleb5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 5, 1849, married Sept. 25, 1873, Josephine V. Dawley, who was born July 22, 1853. He was a farmer and lived in Lily Dale, N. Y. Children: *2377. Archie H., b. Aug. 30, 1874. *2378. Stanton W., b. July 9, 1876. *2379. Edwin Lafayette, b. Sept. 30, 1879. *2380. Lena Delphine, b. Oct. 15, 1883. 2381. Gerald L., b. Sept. 25,...

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Boesch, Garnet Leslie – Obituary

Haines, Oregon Garnet Leslie Boesch, 75, of Point Pleasant, N.J., died Monday Oct. 4, 2004, at Claremont Care Center. A memorial service to celebrate Garnet’s life was held Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church. Garn was born in Haines and grew up on a ranch outside of Baker City. He graduated from Baker City High School and served in the U.S. Signal Corps during the Korean War while stationed in Alaska. After moving east, Garnet established his own business, Alstate Iron Works, in Point Pleasant. He was self employed until retirement. Garnet served his community throughout his life. He was a member of Harvey Memorial United Methodist Church, Point Pleasant Rotary, BPO Elks 1689 and the American Legion Post 196. He served as President of the Point Pleasant Rotary for two terms and received Rotary’s highest honor, “The Paul Harris Fellow” as well as an award for 35 years of perfect attendance. Garnet served as Officer and House Committee Chairman of the Elks and was twice named, “Elk of the Year.” He also received the “Life Time Achievement Award” given by the Elks. Garn was dedicated to this community and loved his family. He also loved the out-of-doors and spending time at his farm on the eastern shore of Virginia. Garnet is survived by his wife of 39 years, Carol Comstock Boesch; three...

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Biography of Herbert Franklin Sheldon

Herbert Franklin Sheldon. The original settlers of a new state, county or city, irrespective of any intrinsic qualities which they possess, are subjects of peculiar interest to succeeding generations. Men are interested in recalling their accomplishments and delight to treasure in memory the slightest incident connected with their persons and their settlement. As the years go by the pilgrims of New England are gradually elevated from the level of ordinary humanity and placed before our contemplation on pedestals challenging the admiration and respect of posterity. Each successive step in the settlement of the country as adventurous pioneers have pushed out from the populous centers into the rapidly receding wilderness had brought to notice enterprising men who have connected their names indissolubly with rising states and embryo cities. The subject of this sketch, Herbert Franklin Sheldon, was born October 12, 1831, in the Town of Westfield, County of Chautauqua, State of New York. He is of Puritan ancestry and traces his lineage in an unbroken line for almost 300 years to one, Isaac Sheldon, who, with his brother, John, came to this country from England about the year 1624. Mr. Sheldon is of the eighth generation from Isaac. In another line he is also a lineal descendant of William Brewster, the famous Pilgrim who came to this country on the Mayflower in 1620. His father, Tichenor Sheldon, was born and...

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