Guy Patten, Mayor of Vinita, is also well known in other connections, being an extensive oil operator and one of the leading agriculturists and stock raisers of northeastern Oklahoma, and in every line of activity to which he has directed his attention he has gained a position of leadership through his ability and tireless energy, which never falls short of the attainment of its purpose. He was born at Keokuk, Iowa, on the 11th of January, 1883, and is a son of F. P. and Emma (Richmond) Patten, both natives of Illinois. The father has devoted his entire life to agricultural pursuits, first following that occupation in Iowa, after which he removed to Illinois, locating near the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and in 1904 he came to Oklahoma. He is now operating a farm near Chelsea and the mother also survives. In the acquirement of an education Guy Patten attended the grammar schools of Pike County, Illinois, and the high schools at Baylis and Barry, that state, after which he engaged in teaching for a time. He then entered the law school of Grant University at Chattanooga, Tennessee, through which he worked his way, receiving the LL. B. degree in 1904, and this was followed by a year’s postgraduate work at Yale. Thus well qualified for the work of his profession, he came to Vinita and opened an...Read More
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Although one of the younger representatives of the legal fraternity of Miami, his years seem no bar to the progress of Charles Rudolph Nesbitt, who has already attained a clientele and a reputation that many an older practitioner might well envy. He was born at Colony, Kansas, May 24, 1892, his parents being Frank W. and Mary (Halley) Nesbitt, both natives of Ohio. They removed from that state to Kansas, in which the father followed the occupation of farming. In religious faith he was a Methodist and his demise occurred in 1892. The youngest in a family of five children, Charles R. Nesbitt attended the grammar schools of his native city and the high school at Garnett, Kansas. In 1907 he entered the University of Kansas, which conferred upon him the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1911, while in the following year he received the M. A. degree, on the completion of a course in economics, winning a scholarship which gave him the privilege of attending Yale University. For two years he was a law student at that institution, which conferred upon him the master’s degree, and during that period he became a member of the Acacia Club. He continued his studies by a year’s attendance at the University of Wisconsin and while acquiring his legal training was connected with the state railroad commission. In 1916 he came to...Read More
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 lived at Farmington, Conn. until 1819, where he held a very large practice....Read More
Jonah Todd3, (Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 16, 1684, in New Haven, Ct. died Aug. 29, 1730, married April 20, 1709, Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Tuttle) Clark, who was born April 6, 1685. He was buried in the New Haven cemetery and the following is engraved on his gravestone. Here lyeth the body of Mr. Jonah Todd who died August ye 29th A. D. 1730 in the 45th year of his age. Child: *60. Abraham, b. Feb. 18,...Read More
John Todd2 (Christopher1) baptized Dec. 2, 1642, married (1) Nov. 26, 1668, Sarah, daughter of Matthew (one of the “seven pillars” of the church in New Haven, Ct.) Gilbert, who died April 1672; (2) Aug. 20, 1677, Sarah, daughter of James and Mirriam (Wheeler) Blakeman and grand-daughter of Rev. Adam Blakeman, she was born April 25, 1658, died Dec. 16, 1688. Child by Sarah Gilbert: 8. Sarah Todd, b. Aug. 27, 1670, d. Sept. 1670. Children by Sarah Blakeman 9. Sarah Todd, b. May 13, 1678: d. Oct. 19, 1678. 10. John Todd, b. May 11, 1679. *11. Jonathan Todd, b. Feb. 20, 1680. 12. Sarah Todd, b. Mar. 12, 1682; d. June 26, 1682. 13. Mary Todd, b. Sept. 26, 1683; d. Aug. 8, 1706. 14. Joseph Todd, d. Mar. 7, 1709. *15. Josiah Todd. 16. Daughter, b. and d. Dec. 16,...Read More
John Todd3, (John2, Christopher1) born May 11, 1679, died Sept. 21, 1723, married Feb. 9, 1708-09, Hannah Butler, who married (2) Caleb, son of Thomas and Hannah Powell; who was born Aug. 29, 1674, by whom she had (1) Joshua; (2) Stephen. She was a daughter of John Butler, of Branford, Conn. In 1748, when the church society employed John Curtis to preach, Caleb Tuttle and wife and David Punderson and wife, Thankful, conveyed a half acre and 17 rods, fronting 100 feet on Elm St., for a parsonage lot. Caleb and his wife Hannah had become owners of two-thirds of it by deed from her sons Joseph and John Todd in 1726. This was the Blue Meeting house parsonage lot, and is now the site of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Mrs. Hannah Tuttle died Oct. 27, 1748, in her 65th year. Children: 37. John Todd, b. Nov. 13, 1709. 38. Joseph Todd, b. Nov. 1, 1711, married Feb. 27, 1739, Sarah, daughter of William Punchard, who was born Feb. 19, 1717-18. Children: I. William Todd, b. Dec. 27, 1740. II. Joseph Todd, b. Aug. 20, 1743. 39. Thankful Todd, b. July 18, 1717, married Dec. 20, 1739, David Punderson. Children: I. Hannah Punderson, b. Oct. 21, 1740. II. Charles Punderson, b. July 14, 1742. III. Susannah Punderson, b. Aug. 16, 1744. IV. Sarah Punderson, b. May 30, 1746....Read More
Christopher Todd1, was born at Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, baptized Jan. 12, 1617, died April 23, 1686, at New Haven, Conn., married Grace, daughter of Michael Middlebrook, of “Hold Mills” Yorkshire, England. He was barely twenty years of age, when he and his young bride sailed with Mr. Davenports company on the Hector, probably sometime in April 1637. Two months was perhaps, the average time consumed in sailing from London to Boston in vessels of that day. The Hector arrived in Boston on the 26th of June 1637. The immigrants received a warmer welcome than ordinary. The eminence of “the famous Mr. Davenport” and the opulence of the merchants who accompanied him, gave to this company, in the estimation of the colonists, an unusual value. Most of the company remained in Boston or the vicinity during the following winter, many of them having found employment suitable to their several vocations. Though somewhat scattered, some finding lodgings and employment in one place and some in another, they were still an organized company. On the 30th of March, the leader of the company and most of the followers embarked at Boston, having formally decided to fix their plantation at “Quinnipiac” on long Island Sound. After a tedious voyage of “about a fortnight they arrived at their desired port.” It was perhaps, a peculiarity of New Haven, that cellars were used...Read More
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...Read More
MONSON, Lydia Todd5, (Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 21, 1744, died about 1834, married July 2, 1761, John, son of Moses and Phebe (Merriman) Munson, who was born in Wallingford, Conn. Aug. 2, 1740, died in 1828. He was a farmer and cooper. They lived in Wallingford, New Haven (Mt. Carmel), Goshen and Litchfield, Conn., and Lee, Mass. Children: I. Lydia, b. April 29, 1762, in Wallingford, Conn., m. about 1792, Job Picket; they had four sons. II. Moses. III. Ruth, b. 1765. IV. Lucy, b. May 22, 1768. V. Caleb Todd, b. Feb. 5, 1771, in Goshen, Conn. VI. Diodama, b. Feb. 18, 1775, d. young. VII. Asa, b. Jan. 26, 1778, d. young; he and Diodama “were buried in one grave,” having died, it is believed, of...Read More
John Edwards Todd7, (John6, Timothy5, Timothy4, Jonathan3, John2, Christopher1) born Dec. 6, 1833, died Aug. 7, 1907, in Riverside, Cal., married Dec. 6, 1860, Elizabeth Harriet, daughter of Edward and Sarah Jane (Hutchinson) Thomas, of Augusta, Ga., who was born Nov. 1, 1835. Grad. Yale, 1855; Congregational Clergyman; ordained pastor of the Central Church, of Boston, Mass., Feb. 2, 1860; dismissed April 28, 1869; he was later chosen pastor of the Church of the Redeemer (Chapel St. Church) New Haven, Conn., Sept. 15, 1869. D.D. Yale, 1879. Author of “John Todd, The Story of his Life,” and several fugitive stories. Compiler of the greater part of this genealogy. Children: 1152. Virginia, b. Dec. 2, 1861, d. June 27, 1904. 1153. Ethel, b. Dec. 5, 1864, m. Dudley Duyckiuck; she resides in Riverside, Cal. 1154. Violet Alexandra, b. Feb. 21, 1873; resides in Riverside,...Read More
George Thompson Todd7, (Eli6, Jonah5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 6, 1810, in New Milford, Conn., died Feb. 10, 1897, in Aberdeen, South Dak., married first, June 27, 1844, Mary A. Winchell, who was born Feb. 8, 1817, died Dec. 29, 1850. He married second, Corolie Chamberlain, who was born April 28, 1824. She is now (1914) living in Minneapolis. Mr. Todd was reared at New Milford, Conn.; took a college course at Yale University, then a course at Yale Law School. Shortly before completing the latter, he decided to change from the study of the law to the study for the ministry; accordingly, he left the Law School, entered the Andover Theological Seminary, and after a partial course there, he went to the Princeton Theological Seminary and graduated from there in 1834; ordained by the Presbytery of Bedford, in 1838. From 1838, to 1855, he held Presbyterian pastorates in New York State; Gilead Church at Carmel, N. Y., from 1835-44; Balston Spa, 1845-47; Smithfield Church, City, 1847-55. After a ministry in the Presbyterian Churches of nearly twenty years, severe illness left him with permanently impaired health and he retired from the active ministry, but later learned to use copies of the Scriptures prepared for the blind. He lived on a small farm near Fond Du Lac, Wis., from 1891 to 1893, thence he removed to Aberdeen, South...Read More
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,...Read More
Alfred Todd8, (Albert7, Charles6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 22, 1814, married June 18, 1837, Hannah V. Harrison, who was born June 12, 1819. They lived in New Haven, Conn. Children: 1907. Amelia E., b. June 18, 1838, was twice m. first, July 11, 1861, Grove Camp, second, Nov. 11, 1885, Royal Thomas Smith, who d. Feb. 20, 1893. No children. She lives in New Haven, Conn. *1908. Alson B., b. Jan. 5, 1840. *1909. Theron A., b. Sept. 28, 1841. 1910. Lydia Antoinette, b. Feb. 21, 1843, m. Nov. 10, 1862, Joel F. Gilbert. No children. 1911. Francis H., b. Jan. 29, 1848, d. June 17, 1868, of hydrophobia, caused by the bite of a passing dog, m. Sept. 11, 1867, Lettie Terry. No children. *1912. Augusta A., b. Dec. 13, 1850. 1913. Edward A., b. July 17, 1856, m. Oct. 11, 1876, Ida M., daughter of Henry N....Read More
Ambrose Todd8, (Albert7, Charles6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 21, 1816, married May 20, 1838, Jane Rebecca, daughter of Billious and Sarah (Munson) Cook, who was born March 6, 1819, died June 9, 1883. He was a farmer and lived in New Haven, Conn. Children: *1914. Hubert W., b. April 24, 1839. 1915. Sarah Jane, b. Nov. 11, 1843, d. March, 1849. *1916. Emily C., b. Sept. 21, 1850. 1917. Henry Ambrose, b. 1853, d. July 9,...Read More
Alfred Towner Todd10, (Alson B.9, Alfred8, Albert7, Charles6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 6, 1865, in New Haven, Conn., married Sept. 12, 1888, Alice Grace Sanford. Child: 2797. Sanford Alson, b. Nov.5, 1891; unmarried in...Read More
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