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Biography of William J. Combs

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William J. Combs. Among the families which have been known in business circles of Leavenworth for more than half a century, one which had always borne an honorable reputation and a name for absolute integrity combined with notable achievements is that of Combs, as represented here by the late William J. Combs, who was connected with a number of business enterprises dating from the year 1858 until his death, and his son, George W. Combs, general superintendent of the Great Western Manufacturing Company, and the inventor of several appliances which have made his name widely known. William J. Combs, with his wife and two eldest living children, settled at Leavenworth in the pioneer days of the spring of 1858. The original home of the family was at Hartford, Connecticut, where Mr. Combs had been born, reared and educated, and where he was married to Miss Frances P. Flower, who was a member of an old and well known New York family and a relative of Governor Flower of New York. In 1854 Mr. Combs journeyed to Indianapolis, Indiana, from whence he came, as noted, to Leavenworth in the spring of 1858, at that time the foremost city on the frontier of western civilization. He was a butcher by trade and his first establishment was a small...

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Biography of Sheldon Griswold Catlin

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Sheldon Griswold Catlin. A notable figure in the commercial life of the City of Leavenworth was the late Sheldon Griswold Catlin. He was a Yankee, of Connecticut birth and ancestry, and possessed the genius of a typical New Englander for trade. Bulwarking his genius in this direction was a remarkable integrity of character and a wholesomeness and breadth of mind which made his presence in any community a source of strength and uplift. It was in 1863 that he came to Leavenworth and became a member of the old wholesale shoe firm of George O. Catlin & Company, a business which is still in existence and which had had a consecutive history of prosperity and success for more than half a century. Sheldon G. Catlin was born at Harwinton in Litchfield County, Connecticut, September 28, 1806. He was descended from Thomas Catling, a native of England, where the common method of spelling the name was Ketling. Thomas Catling settled in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1642, and was the progenitor of all the various branches of the Catlin family now known in the United States. The Catlins were Connecticut people until after the Revolutionary war, and several of the name were soldiers in that struggle. After an education in the common schools, Sheldon G. Catlin inaugurated his business...

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Michael Todd of Hartford County CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Michael Todd4, (Michael3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Aug. 10, 1729, died May 6, 1776, married first Aug. 10, 1749, Eunice, eldest daughter of Capt. James and Mary (Hitchcock) Peck, of New Haven, Ct., who was born Feb. 14, 1731-32, died Nov. 1765; second Sept. 15, 1766, Mary, eldest daughter of John and Hannah (Smith) Rowe, of East Haven, Conn., who was born March 22, 1744, died about 1789. She married second(???)Holt. Mr. Todd fulfilled his fathers desires as expressed in his will and testament and graduated from Yale college in 1748. He afterward became an extensive merchant in New Haven, Conn. His estate was inventoried at œ2083. In his will he appointed his son Michael, the executor and guardian of the three youngest children. Children by Eunice Peck: 215. Michael, b. June 11, 1750, d. Nov. 3, 1750. 216. Michael, b. Sept. 24, 1752, was lost at sea while on a voyage from the West Indies, about 1797. Children by Mary Rowe: 217. Eli, b. July 22, 1769, d. Nov. 17, 1833, m. first Aug. 9, 1796, Rhoda Hill, of Farmington, Conn., who d. March 1825; second Catherine Hill, a sister of his first wife, Nov. 1828; graduated from Yale college in 1787. He was a physician; President of the Med. Soc. of Conn. in 1813. He...

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Ambrose Todd of Huntington CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ambrose Todd6, (Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 7, 1764, died July 25, 1809, married Lavinia, daughter of Rev. Dr. Samuel and Lavinia Jarvis of Cheshire, who was born Oct. 5, 1760, died Oct. 26, 1841. Mr. Todd graduated from Yale College in 1786. He was an Episcopal clergyman, having been ordained Deacon by Bishop Seabury of Connecticut, June 1, 1789. He was rector at Simsbury, Granby and Huntington, Conn., where he died and was buried. The inscription on his Tombstone in Huntington is as follows: “This Monument is erected by the Episcopal Society as a Testimony of Respect and Esteem towards him their clergyman for his Piety and Zeal as a Preacher and his benevolence and goodwill as a man”. Children: 648. Martha Peters, b. Sept. 17, 1789, d. Oct. 13, 1808. 649. Lavinia Harrison, b. April 29, 1791, d. July 25, 1810. *650. Ambrose Seymour, b. Dec. 6, 1798. *651. Charles Jarvis, b. June 26, 1800. 652. William King, b. May 28,...

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Jonah Todd

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jonah Todd6, (Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 2, 1769, died Dec. 23, 1834, married March 14, 1792, Mary, daughter of Uri and Thankful (Ives) Tuttle, of Bethany, Conn., who was born March 25, 1773, died March 27, 1839. They at first lived in East Plymouth, then later they removed to Plymouth, Conn., where they lived a number of years and died. Children: *653. Charles Harrison, b. Feb. 1, 1793. 654. Juliana, b. April 4, 1795, d. March 15, 1796. *655. Jonah Hansel, b. Aug. 23, 1797.656. Julius M., b. Sept. 17, 1799, d. Jan. 4, 1829, m, Oct. 27, 1823, Lucy A. Ford. *657. Mary Juliana, b. Nov. 17, 1801. *658. Bennajah, b. Oct. 17, 1803. 659. Esther Lowly, b. April 15, 1806, d. Oct. 18, 1808. 660. Ambrose E., b. Oct. 29, 1812, d. March 8, 1837. 661. Esther Lowly, b. Feb. 11, 1815, d. Feb. 26, 1815. *662. Esther Lowly, b. Oct. 26,...

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Samuel Todd of North Haven CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Samuel Todd7, (Josiah6, Dan5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 22, 1817, in North Haven, Conn., died Dec. 1898, in South Manchester, Conn., married first, Jan. 7, 1851, Emily, daughter of Harvey and Nancy (Johnson) Rich, of Owego, N. Y., who was born Dec. 10, 1825, died Dec. 26, 1868, in Newark Valley, N. Y. He married second, Jennie Button, who lives in South Manchester, Conn. Samuel Todd went to Newark Valley, N. Y., with his father in 1834, and a year later, when the tannery, which was to have given employment to Samuels father, Josiah Todd, went into bankruptcy, Samuel, who was then about eighteen years of age, and very ambitious, took the brunt of the struggle to stem the tide of misfortune and hardships. In the winters he taught school, while in the summers and autumns, he worked at clearing off the big hemlocks, some of which were monsters, some of them being about 100 feet tall and four feet in diameter at the stump. After the huge trees were cut, they were rolled into large piles and burned. People of the present day would consider this method a very wasteful way to prepare land for agricultural purposes. In the spring time, they devoted their time to the manufacture of maple sugar and syrup....

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Wallace Beri Todd of Ridgely MD

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Wallace Beri Todd7, (Beri M.6, Melicu5, Gideon4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born May 8, 1833, in Bristol, Conn., died Feb., 1914, in Ridgely, Maryland, aged about eighty. Married Emma Green. He was of a sanguine temperament, a bright, sunny disposition, and with good health, he appeared a much younger man. Optimistic in his views, he anticipated with undaunted energy and courage, a very happy old age in his new home and its surroundings. At an early age, he took a trip nearly around the world, visiting many important places. On his return, he went into the mining district of California, where he mined for gold for two years, at the end of which time he returned to his old home, and later engaged in the manufacture of inks and perfumery, with the late A. W. Harrison, of Philadelphia, Penn., while in connection with this business, they conducted a retail store in New York City. At the breaking out of the civil war, he enlisted in the 82nd regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, later on he became its quartermaster with the rank of Lieutenant. Mrs. Todd was with him in the forward movement of the army from Frederick City, Maryland, to Warrington, Virginia, and spent the winter of 1863-64, in camp with him on the Rappahannock river, near Brandy...

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Charles Jarvis Todd of New Haven CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Charles Jarvis Todd8, (Ambrose S.7, Ambrose6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 24, 1833, married Emily M., daughter of William Lorenzo and Anna Maria (Scofield) Holly, who was born in Stamford, Conn., Dec. 15, 1829, died in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 9, 1894. Mr. Todd served through the civil war as Paymaster in the Navy, on U. S. S. Shockokow, North Atlantic Squadron, William B. Cushing of the ram Albermarle fame was Captain. At one time, Mr. Todd was engaged in the dry goods business in Stamford, Conn. Moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1884. Later he was in the wholesale tea business with M. Johnson & Co., at 86 Front Street, New York, N. Y. In his youth he entered Trinity College, at Hartford, Conn., but did not graduate. Children: 1924. Henry Hull, b. Sept. 2, 1856, m. June 27, 1897, Jennie M. Reed in Morenci, Mich. No children. Mr. Todd is a corset manufacturer in New Haven, Conn., where he resides. 1925. Robert Willis, b. Oct. 9, 1873, d. Oct. 18,...

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Milo Apollos Todd of Hartford CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Milo Apollos Todd8, (Thelus7, Thelus6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 11, 1834, died Nov. 20, 1907, married Feb. 16, 1865, Cornelia Maria Cook, who was born Jan. 20, 1845, in East Wallingford, Conn. She lived in Hartford, Conn., in 1913. Children: 1918. Lillie Antoinette, b. March 23, 1865, m. William Clifton, son of Henry Hobart Todd. For Mr. Todd’s ancestry, see No. 1926. 1919. Clara Maria, b. May 7, 1867, d. Dec. 2, 1876. 1920. Alice Clarilla, b. Sept. 29, 1876, m. Oct. 14, 1903, Richard Louis Peard, of Hartford, Conn., where they now (1913) reside. No...

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Cynthia Abigail Todd Garrigus of Bristol CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GARRIGUS, Cynthia Abigail Todd9, (Edward E.8, Almon E.7, Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 18, 1878, married Frank Horace Garrigus. They live now (1920) in Bristol, Conn. Children: I. Frederick Hubert, b. Sept. 4, 1907. II. Helen Maria, b. June 20,...

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John Edward Todd of Bristol CT

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John Edward Todd8, (Almon E.7, Carrington6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 24, 1845, married Nov. 7, 1870, Helen E. Janes who was born Dec. 10, 1851, in Canaan, Conn. After his fathers death, he went to live with his grand-father Todd, who brought him to manhood and gave him a fathers care. He died very suddenly, July 1917, having been found dead in his bed. At the time of his death, he was living in Bristol, Conn., with one of his married daughters. He was a mason by trade. Children: 2268. Helen Edith, b. Sept. 10, 1871, d. April 9, 1893. *2269. Bertha Maria, b. March 12, 1873. 2270. Minnie L., b. April 22, 1874, d. July 14, 1874. 2270a. John Edward, b. July 23, 1875. 2271. Almon Carrington, b. Sept. 8, 1876, m. Dec. 27, 1900, Mrs. Hattie Benson. *2272. Cynthia Abigail, b. Jan. 18, 1878. 2273. Frederick W., b. Sept. 6, 1883. 2274. Ina Janes, b. April 21, 1890, d. Feb. 29,...

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Andrew Hinman Todd of Wenona IL

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Andrew Hinman Todd8, (Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 21, 1824, in Hartford, Conn., married June, 1847, Jeanette Almy, who was born April 17, 1827. He was associated with his brothers, Horatio N. and Ira, they becoming owners and managers of the paper mill and flouring mill in Toddsville, N. Y. While living in Toddsville, he built a house not very far from their mill property and in which his relative, Samuel S. Todd, was living in 1918. Later he was in partnership with his brothers, Horatio, Walter and Ira, in a general store business in Wenona, Ill. Children: 2019. Henry Albert, b. April 17, 1850, d. Nov., 1867. 2020. Flora DeEtta, b. Nov. 7,...

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Ira Todd of LaSalle IL

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ira Todd8, (Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 15, 1822, in Hartford, Conn., died Jan., 1899, married Sept. 26, 1848, Mary Washburn Cushman, who was born July 19, 1825, in Asonet or Taunton, Mass., died Nov. 7, 1894. Ira Todd in association with his brothers Horatio N. and Andrew, owned and managed a flouring mill and a paper mill in Toddsville, N. Y. Somewhat later he became associated with three of his brothers, Horatio N., Walter S. and Andrew owning and managing a general store in Wenona, Ill., still later, he and Walter were in company in a wholesale grocery business in Lasalle, Ill., where they also had a flouring mill. Children: *2016. George Ira, b. Dec. 9, 1849. 2017. William Hercules, b. July 28, 1851, d. July 22, 1852. *2018. Harry Washington, b. July 9,...

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Walter Street Todd of Lawley FL

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Walter Street Todd8, (Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 31, 1821, in Hartford, Conn., died June 22, 1891, in Lawley, Fla., married July 9, 1843, Emily Magee, who was born Sept. 6, 1820, in Decatur, N. Y., died June 22, 1899, in Lawley, Fla. Walter S. Todd went into partnership with three of his brothers, Horatio N., Andrew and Ira, and together operated a general store in Wenona, Ill. Also, he and his brother Ira owned and managed a wholesale grocery store in Lasalle, Ill., also a flouring mill. This latter business seems to have greatly interested the different members of this family, as all or nearly all, at one time or another became owners or part owners of milling property. Children: *2012. Charles Ferdinand, b. July 25, 1844. 2013. Mary Elvira, b. Jan. 8, 1849. For her descendants see No. 2030. 2014. James Duff, b. Aug. 26, 1853; he is unmarried and lives in California. *2015. Guy Crandall, b. Jan. 4,...

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Washington Todd of St. Louis MO

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Washington Todd8, (Ira7, Jehiel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 2, 1830, in Hartford, Conn., died in St. Louis, Mo., married Oct. 3, 1865, Mary Low, daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Low) Davis, who was born Sept. 30, 1832, in Charlestown, Mass., died in Castile, N. Y., whose mother was a cousin of the late Seth Low, of New York. Children: 2021. Daughter, d. infant. *2022. William Grayson, b. Sept. 23, 1867. 2023. Henry Stanley, b. June 7, 1871; he is m. and in 1919 was living in Washington, D. C., where he was in the service of the United States Army as Captain, office of the General Staff, Military Inteligence Branch. No...

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