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Location: Meriden Connecticut

Biographical Sketch of Capt. Henry E. Morgan

CAPT. HENRY E. MORGAN. – This well-known pioneer of 1849 is a native of Groton, Connecticut, and was born October 30, 1825. He moved with his parents to Meriden, in the same state, residing there until April, 1849, when he set forth for California in a bark via Cape Horn, arriving in San Francisco the following September. A short time afterwards he began a sea-faring life, and for fifteen years sailed the ocean. During that time he entered nearly all the noted foreign ports, and later purchased a vessel of his own and followed a coasting trade. In 1858 he located in Port Townsend, Washington territory, and after quitting the sea began to till the soil, and followed farming for six years. In 1863 he was elected representative from Jefferson county, and ably filled that office for two terms. In 1879 he was appointed inspector of hulls for the Puget sound district. He has invested from time to time in real estate in Port Townsend, and is now one of the largest property owners of the city, and after the buffetings of many years is safely anchored in a happy home, esteemed by his acquaintances and honored by the citizens of the town in which he lives. His family consists of a wife and one...

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Temperance Todd Merriam of Meriden CT

MERRIAM, Temperance Todd7, (Elam6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 2, 1790, married Oct. 25, 1810, Lauren, son of Asaph and Damaris (Todd) Merriam, of Meriden, Conn., who was born about 1787, died April 1867. For ancestry of Damaris Todd see No. 312. Children: I. Asaph, b. July 15, 1811. II. Nelson, b. Sept. 21, 1813. III. Hannah, b. Dec. 28, 1815, m. Oct. 10, 1833, Albert Foster of Meriden, Conn., who was b. Nov. 7, 1804, d. May 8, 1850. IV. Mary Ann, b. March 22, 1818, d. Nov. 6, 1891, m. May 31, 1837, Joseph Sprout. V. Juliette, b. June 22, 1820, m. April 25, 1839, Burdett Cannon. VI. Lawrence Todd, b. June 2,...

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Edmund Todd of Meriden CT

Edmund Todd7, (Aden6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) married and lived in Meriden, Conn. Children: 1398. Sarah Ann, m. (???)Burnham. Issue: had two or three sons who were manufacturers of brick and had a kiln near New Britian, Conn. Afterwards they went west. Residence unknown. 1399. Ellen, m. (1) Henry Bangs, and lived in Meriden, Conn., had two daughters. Trouble seems to have come into his family and a divorce, and later she m. (2) George Page. 1400. Edmund, he enlisted in the army during the civil war, and d. in the service; cause unknown to my...

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Harriet Desire Todd Tuttle of Meriden CT

TUTTLE, Harriet Desire Todd7, (William6, Yale5, James4, James3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 30, 1814, married, Feb. 16, 1843, Lauren, son of Eli and Thankful A. (Perkins) Tuttle, who was of Hamden, Conn., and was born April 2, 1815, died March 14, 1864, in Meriden, Conn., in which town they lived. Children: I. Sarah Cornelia, b. May 12, 1844, m. May 12, 1862, William H. McKensie, of Wallingford, Conn. Issue: (1) Hattie Elizabeth, b. March 22, 1872, d. Jan. 15, 1876; (2) William Lauren, b. Jan. 10, 1882. II. Hattie Elizabeth, b. Oct. 7, 1847, m. Feb. 9, 1870, Seymour E. Hotchkiss. She lives in...

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Erwin Wallace Todd of Meriden CT

Erwin Wallace Todd9, (Erastus W.8, Erastus7, Aden6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Aug. 19, 1864, in Meriden, Conn., married Jessie Alexandrina, daughter of David Murray and Mary (Nolan) Davis, who was born Dec. 21, 1868. Child: 2668. Erwin Murray, b. Oct. 2,...

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Eva Adeline Todd Burgess of Pendleton OR

BURGESS, Eva Adeline Todd9, (Erastus W.8, Erastus7, Aden6, Edmund5, Christopher4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 3, 1862, in Meriden, Conn., married Aug. 30, 1884, William Curtiss, son of Daniel and Ann (London) Dickens, of Ariel, Wayne County, Penn., an adopted son of Luther and Jennie (Ford) Burgess, of Scranton, Penn., and grandson of a nephew of Charles Dickens. He removed from Scranton, Penn., to Meriden, Conn., in 1888, and to Pendleton, Ore., in 1890; he was born Jan. 19, 1862. Children: I. William Erastus, b. June 3, 1885, d. June 23, 1885. II. Ethel Lillian, b. July 14, 1886, d. July 16, 1887. III. Hazel Winona, b. Jan. 17, 1888. IV. Eva Estelle, b. Dec. 16, 1892, d. Feb. 20,...

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Henry B. Todd of Meriden CT

Henry B. Todd9, (Seth8, Sherlock7, Bethel6, Stephen5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 29, 1846, married Alice Wheeler, of Bethel, Conn. They lived at 47 Linsley Ave., Meriden, Conn. Children: 2647. Louisa, b. Feb. 5, 1873. 2648. Grace, b. Jan. 6,...

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Allison DeWitt Todd of Wallingford CT

Allison DeWitt Todd8, (Orrin K.7, William6, Simeon5, Joel4, Ithamar3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 1879, in Wallingford, Conn., married in New Haven, Ct., June 30, 1913, Dorendo Helen, daughter of Charles Henry Beckett, of Middlefield, Conn. Allison DeWitt Todd was born about three months after the sudden death of his father. He has lived practically all his life in Wallingford, Ct., except a brief period in the cities of Meriden and New Haven, Ct. His education included High School and much time spent in the study of music, mostly voice, although improving himself somewhat in the use of the pianoforte. He had fine opportunities for the study and drill in vocal culture, and as a boy sang for several years in the vested choir of St. Paul’s Protestant Episcopal Church in Wallingford. This choir had an enviable reputation in general church circles and served a most beneficient purpose in the parish activities. After mature study under talented experts, Max Trueman, of New York City, and Prof. Enrico Batelli, of New Haven, Ct., he sang for contract periods in the Congregational Church, of Wallingford; Center Congregational, of Meriden; Main St. Baptist, and St. Paul’s Universalist, of that same city; First Baptist, of New Britain, and in the Central Presbyterian of Gadsden, Alabama, of which last named he also became a member, his older brother, the Rev. Wm. E. M. Todd, being...

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