Location: Greenwich Connecticut

Establishment of Fort Smith in 1817

The white population in Arkansas in 1817 had increased to several thousand, whose protection, as well as that of the Cherokee people living in that territory, from the continued hostilities of the Osage, required the establishment of a military post at the western border dividing the white settlements from the Osage. From Saint Louis came further news of threatened hostilities by the Osage near Clermont’s Town, and a report 1Niles Register, (Baltimore) vol. xiii, 176. that Major William Bradford with a detachment of United States riflemen, and accompanied by Major Long, topographical engineer, had left that city for the...

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Oliver Todd of South Salem NY

Oliver Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 25, 1748, in Greenwich, Conn., died Dec. 25, 1814, married July 25, 1768, Lydia Close, b. Oct. 5, 1747, d. April 27, 1825. Oliver Todd and his brother with their wives moved to South Salem, N. Y., at the time that the British occupied Greenwich, Conn. They settled on land now owned by George Todd. He served in Col. Crane’s regiment from Westchester County during the Revolutionary war, and thus loyally fought for the cause of freedom. He and his wife both lie buried in the old Todd plot, in the cemetery which is on the old Todd Homestead. Children: *355. Fannie, b. Aug. 28, 1775. *356. Ira, b. July 18, 1777. *357. Huldah, b. July 12, 1779. *358. Uel, b. May 2,...

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Jonah Todd of New Milford CT

Jonah Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 12, 1734, in Greenwich, Conn., died March 17, 1783, in New Milford, Conn., married March 23, 1756, Jane, daughter of John and Deborah (Ferris) Welch, of New Milford, Conn., born 1728, died Dec. 12, 1812. They lived in New Milford, Conn. He moved to New Milford, Conn., about 1755, and was married there the next year. He was appointed Surgeons Mate in the army during the Revolutionary war, receiving his appointment October 1778; was a Representative, or Deputy of the Freemen of the town of New Milford at the General Assembly at New Haven. He was a physician. It is said that while being in the act of feeling the pulse of a patient, he fell and died instantaneously of Apoplexy. He resided in Park Lane. He was buried in the old cemetery, the epitaph on his head stone being as follows: “In memory of Doct Jonah Todd, he died March 17, 1783, in the 51st years of his age. Here lies the man that others tried to save, Himself at last hath reached the silent grave, In silent dust my body lies confined, Until the resurrection call and judgement to mankind, In health one moment, you may be, the next in eternity.” Children: 344. Jonah. *345. Eli, b. Dec. 12, 1763. 346. Lucy. 347. Mabel, m. Isreal Baldwin. 348. Lavina....

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Abraham Todd of Greenwich CT

Abraham Todd, (Jonah, Samuel, Christopher) born Feb. 18, 1709-10, died Dec. 17, 1772, married Nov. 30, 1727, Hannah, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Glover) Dickerman, who was born May 19, 1709, died July 21, 1777. She was a sister of Mary Dickerman, wife of his cousin Michael Todd. He was a graduate of Yale College of the class of 1727. He was ordained in 1733, pastor of the second or West society at Greenwich, Conn. at Horseneck, the church having been located on the hill down which Gen. Putnam later made his famous escape. Here Mr. Todd remained forty years or till his death. “In 1732, the Church extended a call to Rev. Abraham Todd, who accepted the call, and during the next year was duly installed. Mr. Todd was then a young man, having just finished his theological studies. Of his character, the duration of his ministerial office over a single church is, perhaps, a sufficient indication. He is said to have been of a mild, easy disposition, and many anecdotes are handed down to us by tradition concerning him. Although a general favorite throughout the whole period of his ministry, he may, like others, have had some though few, enemies. It is related that during his ministry, many of his hearers were outspoken men, even expressing themselves publicly during worship, as to the merits or demerits of...

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Abraham Todd of South Salem NY

Abraham Todd5, (Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 21, 1738, in Greenwich Ct., died April 19, 1797, married Aug. 24, 1757, Lydia Husted, who was born Aug. 31, 1737, died Aug. 23, 1811. “After his marriage he settled in South Salem, N. Y., now Lewisboro, about three miles east of Goldens Bridge, New York. He was a farmer. His grave is on his farm. He served in the Revolution under Lieut. Col. Joseph Benedicts in the Associated Exempts, Westchester County militia. He was Lieut. in the Westchester County militia, Thirteenth regiment, under Col. Pierre Van Cortland and Col. Drake. He also served in the fourth regiment under Col. Thaddeus Crane. In the Westchester County records, Page 268, Land Bounty records, he was given land for his service in the fourth regiment during the Revolution.” From History of Families of Southern New York, by Lewis Publishing Company. Children: *350. Hannah, b. May 26, 1759. *351. Abraham, b. Feb. 23, 1762. 352. Lydia, b. June 22, 1764, m. Stephen Holley. 353. Mabel, b. March 15, 1769, d. June 22, 1793, m. Gideon Seeley. *354. David, b. July 29,...

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Samuel Mills Todd of Greenwich CT

Samuel Mills Todd7, (Washington6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Feb. 21, 1801, died Feb. 7, 1884, married Dec. 28, 1825, Sarah Ann Finch, who was born May 5, 1810, died March 12, 1891. Resided at Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut. Children: 1138. Louisa Todd, b. April 6, 1827, d. Feb. 4, 1908, m. Sept. 20, 1845, William Holoway. 1139. Susan Todd, b. Oct. 13, 1828, d. July 21, 1911, m. Sept. 20, 1848, George Weeks. 1140. Washington Todd, b. Oct. 21, 1830, d. Nov. 20, 1890. 1141. Charlotte Eliza Todd, b. April 27, 1833, d. Sept. 28, 1912. 1142. George W. Todd, b. April 8, 1836, married March 19, 1857, Lucretia Swable, who was born Sept. 12, 1835. They reside in Neligh, Neb. Child: I. Wilford H. Todd, b. Dec. 4, 1857, d. June 2, 1909. 1143. Mary Olivia Todd, b. Jan. 29, 1841, d. Oct. 15, 1891. 1144. Elbert Lewis Todd, b. Dec. 29, 1849, m. (1) Ella Peck, who d. Feb. 2, 1882; m. (2) May 21, 1891, Anna Wahlquist. They reside in Cornwall-on-Hudson, N....

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Walter Bradford Todd of Fort Myers FL

Walter Bradford Todd8, (William S.7, David6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Jan. 4, 1880, in Ridgefield, Conn., married in 1903, Lucy M., daughter of Robert Jay Walsh. He attended the primary grades of the public schools in Ridgefield, Conn. In 1893, he became a student at Kings School in Stamford, Conn. In Nov., 1896, he secured a position in the Greenwich Trust Company, of Greenwich, Conn., and in 1906 he became its treasurer, which position he held for several years. In 1919, he was living at Fort Myers, Fla. Children: 2335. Ruth Bradford, b. April 5, 1908. 2336. Anna Walsh, b. Oct. 12, 1909. 2337. Edith Isabelle, b. June 10,...

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Arthur Stanley Todd of Greenwich CT

Arthur Stanley Todd8, (William S.7, David6, Titus5, Titus4, Benjamin3, Michael2, Christopher1) born July 15, 1881, in Ridgefield, Conn., married in Sept., 1910, Nellie H., daughter of James H. Hopkins, of Oxford, N. Y. He entered the public schools at Ridgefield, Conn., in 1889; in 1895, he entered the High School at Norwalk, Conn. In 1897, he secured a position as clerk of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company at New Haven, Conn. One year later he entered the employ of Bronson & Townsend Company, who were hardware dealers in New Haven, Conn. Thence he went to Greenwich, Conn., where he secured a position with the Weir Building Company, remaining with them about two years, when he left their employ and bought an interest in the Mead Stationery Company, and somewhat later he became sole owner. Children: 2338. Arthur Stanley, b. June 23, 1911. 2339. James Hopkins, b. May 24,...

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Biography of John H. Stephens

John H. Stephens, postmaster of Clifton Springs, New York, was for many years prominently identified with educational matters in various capacities. The family originally came from Germany. His father, William L., who was the son of Abraham Stephens, a native of Germany, was born in Rockland county, New York. He removed to the city of New York, where, for many years he conducted the Westchester Pie Bakery, in West Nineteenth street, which was the foundation of the present American Pie Baking Company. He married Elizabeth Wood. Children: William W.; James 0., deceased; John H., see forward; Margaret; Ella, and Elizabeth. John H., son of William L. and Elizabeth Wood, was born in New York City, January 8, 1847. He graduated from the public schools of his native city in 1864, and attended the Canandaigua Academy, 1865-66. From 1868 to 1871 he taught district schools of Manchester. For a time he filled the position of bookkeeper in Greenwich, Connecticut, 1871-7273, and then taught school again in Manchester until 1879. He occupied the position of principal of the Shortsville school from 1879 to 1881, and was school commissioner the next three years. From 1884 until 1895 he served as principal of the Clifton Springs school, and from 1896 until 1905 he again served as school commissioner, was reelected in 1905, and resigned the office in March, 1906, when he accepted the...

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