Location: Rodman New York

Daniel Todd of Rodman NY

Daniel Todd6, (Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 24, 1777, at Derby, Conn., died March 8, 1867, at Rodman, N. Y., married Sept. 1, 1801, Betsey Peck, who was born Nov. 13, 1786, died Feb. 16, 1873. “He was born in old Derby, Conn., and experienced religion sixty years ago, under the preaching of Rev. Mr. Van Nest. Soon after this he united with the M. E. Church in Cornwall, Conn. About two years and a half after this he came to Whitesville, N. Y., where he resided till called away to his reward. He came to these parts while it was all a wilderness. He raised a large family of seven sons and six daughters, all of whom, except one, attained the age of maturity. Father Todd was an exemplary Christian, a kind parent, a devoted companion, and a useful citizen. He retained his sprightliness and vivacity until a week before he died, and his reason was unimpaired until within two or three hours before he left the shores of mortality. A short time before he took his departure, he earnestly exhorted some of his children to seek the Lord, and meet him in heaven.” Children: *834. Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1803. 835. Lyman, b. May 31, 1806, d. Feb. 5, 1829, death was caused by a fall in his fathers barn while getting hay to feed...

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Enoch L. Todd of Jefferson County NY

Enoch L. Todd7, (Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 14, 1816, in East Rodman, N. Y., died Jan. 8, 1889, at his home near Rodman village, N. Y., and was buried in Rodman, N. Y. He married first, in Rodman, Emmeline Jeannette Smith, who died Oct. 23, 1859. Married second, Jan. 28, 1862, Mrs. Eliza Rogers Oatman. Children by Emmeline J. Smith: *1530. Frances Pamela, b. Jan. 9, 1843. *1531. Lewis Elwin, b. March 13, 1846. *1532. Ella Jeannette, b. Feb. 29, 1852. Child by Mrs. Eliza Rogers Oatman: 1533. May L., b. July 13, 1865, at the farm near Rodman, N....

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Clarence Buell Todd of Watertown NY

Clarence Buell Todd9, (Lewis E.8, Enoch L.7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 2, 1875, in Rodman, N. Y., married Dec. 12, 1897, Maud May Hayes, in Watertown, N. Y., where he now (1913) resides and is a postman there. Children: 2739. Kenneth Buell, b. May 23, 1900, in Watertown, N. Y. 2740. Ella May, b. Jan. 28, 1910, also in Watertown, N....

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Ella May Todd Franklin of Syracuse NY

FRANKLIN, Ella May Todd9, (Lewis E.8, Enoch L.7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 9, 1885, in Rodman, N. Y., married April 7, 1907, Jesse D. Franklin, in Watertown, N. Y., but is now (1913) living in Syracuse, N. Y. Children: I. Clara Todd, b. April 8, 1905, in Watertown, N. Y. II. Herschel Jesse, b. Jan. 9, 1913, in Syracuse, N....

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Flora C. Todd Mills of Rodman NY

MILLS, Flora C. Todd8, (John7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Sept. 6, 1855, married Charles Mills, and now (1913) resides in Rodman, N. Y. Their children were all born in Dallas, Texas. Children: I. Grover, d. when 4 or 5 years of age. II. Deo, he was a mail carrier in Dallas, Tex. III. Leo, is in business in Dallas,...

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Betsey Sylinda Todd Packard of Rochester NY

PACKARD, Betsey Sylinda Todd8, (John7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born July 17, 1836, in Rodman, N. Y., married July 4, 1852, Dr. Morgan D. Packard. She is now (1913) living at 529 Parsells Ave., Rochester, N. Y. Children: I. Dianna Nancy, b. May 18, 1853, d. Dec. 19, 1912, m. Caton Crandall and had issue: (1) Ella May, b. July 4, 1855, and m. Warren Standish; she and her infant son died in 1881 and were buried in the same grave. II. Myrtie...

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Marvin Mills Todd of Elyria OH

Marvin Mills Todd8, (Lorenzo D.7, Marvin6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born April 8, 1847, in Rodman, N. Y., died Aug. 5, 1916, in Elyria, Ohio, he was married twice, first, Dec. 20, 1871, Elouise Lord, of Elyria, O., who was born Nov. 10, 1850, in Danbury, Conn., died Feb. 20, 1897, married second, July 4, 1898, Mrs. Elizabeth Glover Lewis. He spent his boyhood days in Elyria, O., and Rockford, Ill. He learned the painters and decorators trade in Elgin, Ill. He returned to Elyria, O., where he married and lived until 1909. He is now (1912) living with his son Charles, of Cleveland, O. He was very successful in a business way. Children: 2259. Martha Lucretia, b. Sept. 22, 1872, d. Sept. 1, 1893, of heart trouble. She never was well after her thirteenth year and an invalid until she was eighteen, when she went to work in a printing office. She soon began to decline and three years later died, which was a great blow to her parents. Her mother dying about three years later. 2260. Leonard H., b. Nov. 7, 1875, d. March 7, 1876. *2261. Fred Herman, b. July 23, 1879. *2262. Charles O., b. March 23,...

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Eunice Adelaide Todd Clements of New York

CLEMENTS, Eunice Adelaide Todd8, (David M.7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 1, 1856, married Dec. 17, 1879, Frank J. Clements, who died May 2, 1891. In 1913, she was living at the homestead near Rodman, N. Y. with her brother Arthur G. Todd. Children: I. Kate E., b. July 16, 1889, d. Feb. 3, 1890. II. Mildred T., b. Dec. 20,...

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Lewis Elwin Todd of Watertown NY

Lewis Elwin Todd8, (Enoch L.7, Daniel6, Daniel5, Daniel4, Daniel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 13, 1846, in East Rodman, N. Y., married in Rodman, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1869, Zerviah Evelina Buell, who was born Feb. 3, 1846. He passed most of his life on a farm near Rodman, N. Y., but in his later life he moved to Watertown, N. Y., where he was living in 1913. Children: 2249. Clara Edith, b. April 25, 1873, in Rodman, N. Y., died Nov. 6, 1907, in Wilmington, Del., m., in Watertown, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1905, Clarence B. Dempster, who d. Feb. 6, 1908, in Wilmington, Del. No children. *2250. Clarence Buell, b. June 2, 1875. 2251. Homer Adelbert, b. Jan. 2, 1877, in Rodman, N. Y.; in 1913, he lived in Watertown, N. Y., where he is a letter carrier. He is musically inclined. *2252. Ella May, b. Feb. 9,...

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Biography of Melvil Dewey

MELVIL DEWEY AMONG the noted librarians of our country who have shown great efficiency, untiring devotion and unusual progressiveness in their calling, stands in the front rank Melvil Dewey, director of the state library and secretary of the University of the State of New York. Born December 10, 1851, in the rural village of Adams Center, Jefferson county, New York, he is the youngest son of Joel and Eliza Green Dewey. His love of books – a love which has never forsaken him – began as soon as he was able to read. His greatest delight was to be among books, arranging and classifying them to suit his juvenile ideas. He loved also to call them his own. Like Dr. Isaac Watts when a child, he would say when money was given to him: “A book, a book; buy a book.” When, in 1864, the present edition of Webster’s unabridged dictionary came out, this incipient librarian went ten miles to the book store in Watertown, and brought home the coveted volume for which he paid $12 of his own childish savings, the largest coin of which was a five-cent piece. In 1865, when the collegiate institute was opened at Adams, three miles away, our boy was, of course, there as a pupil on the day of opening, and in 1867 he was one of the last students to leave...

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