Location: Pound Ridge New York

Elnathan Todd of Pound Ridge NY

Elnathan Todd6, (John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born May 5, 1774, died Oct. 10, 1819, married in 1798, Sally Smith, who was born Sept. 17, 1778, died Dec. 19, 1819. Resided in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York. Mr. Todd was a man of sterling character, and marked ability, always conducting himself in public and private life with dignity and temperance. He was very successful in all his undertakings, and became a prominent citizen and a large and wealthy land owner. Sudden worry and anxiety over business troubles caused his untimely death at the early age of 41. With the loss of her husband, Mrs. Todd lost all interest in life and would daily, in sunshine or in storm, wander to a hilltop near her home, with her youngest children’s hands clasped in her own, where she could see in the distance the hallowed spot where her loved one lay. There she would remain for hours, tears coursing down her checks, till the tired little ones, aroused her from her grief, and teased her to go home. Grief so intense soon absorbed her strength and in a little over two months, she too, passed away and was laid by her loved one’s side. She seems to have thought that life was not worthwhile after her husband’s death. Nine orphans were left to struggle for an existence, the eldest barely twenty...

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John Todd of Pound Ridge NY

John Todd7, (Elnathan6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Oct. 5, 1810, married July 3, 1832, Jane Merritt, who was born Jan. 1, 1812. Children: 1134. Mortimer Montgomery Todd, born July 30, 1836, married Dec. 20, 1860, Helen M., daughter of Rev. Henry and Mary (Lockwood) Benedict, whose brother is Com. E. C. Benedict, of Indian Harbor, Greenwich, Conn. Mr. Todd was cashier of the First National Bank of Port Chester, New York Child: 1846. Mary Jane Todd, born May 29, 1864, she was twice married, first, April 22, 1869, Webster Clay Powell, Jr., who died Dec. 7, 1901; second, Sept. 13, 1905, Dewitt C. Lockwood, who died in Oct. 1912. He was a descendant of one of the early settlers of Pound Ridge, New York. Children by Webster C. Powell, Jr.: I. Mortimer Ackland Powell, b. July 26, 1890, d. April 16, 1897. II. Helen Benedict Powell, b. Oct. 19, 1894, d. May 8, 1895. III. Webster Clay Powell, b. Oct. 24, 1897. Child by Dewitt C. Lockwood IV. Clinton Benedict Lockwood, b. May 23, 1907. 1135. Emily A. Todd, b. May 8, 1838, d. Feb. 6,...

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Elnathan Todd of Long Ridge CT

Elnathan Todd7, (Elnathan6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Oct. 15, 1812, died Feb. 19, 1897, married Oct. 29, 1855, Henrietta C., daughter of Samuel Crane, whose family and ancestors had controlled large grants of land in Bedford, New York, descendants of John Crane who came from England in early colonial times. She was often urged to try to secure her supposed rights in the Jennings estate of England. She was born April 13, 1825, died Feb. 7, 1895. Mr. Todd was born in Pound Ridge, which is a short distance north of Long Ridge, both communities being included in the town of Stamford, Conn. He finally settled in Long Ridge. He and his cousin, Frederick Schofield, owned the only store for miles around. They also, established a shoe business there, and when it had expanded to large proportions, they sold the factory which they had occupied, to Seth Smith Cook and Charles H. Lounsbury. Their business prospered and thrived for a number of years. Distance from the railroad caused them to move to Stamford, having sold the business at Long Ridge, to John E. Todd, son of Elnathan, one of the founders. Children: 1136. John Everett Todd, born June 19, 1857, in Long Ridge, Stamford, Conn., died Jan. 11, 1908, married Oct. 19, 1887, Sally Gardner. Mr. Todd bought and managed the shoe manufacturing business in Long Ridge,...

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