Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Todd: Birth: ABT 1848.
Title: 1850 United States Federal Census
Page: Database online. Yourees, Rutherford, Tennessee, roll M432_894, page305, image 596.
Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2005;
Note: The following information was contributed by Glenda Dodd,[email protected] LEVI DOUGLAS TODD was hanged during the Civil War by guerrillas at Christiana, (Rutherford), TN. There are three versions of why Levi was hanged: 1) Levi was a blacksmith and was forced to shoe Yankee horses and Prater's gang, a band of guerrillas, hung him because of this. 2) Levi had a daughter that Prater was interested in and Levi would not let him see her. 3) Levi was hung by Yankees because he would not divulge information. The Yankees reputedly cut out his tongue. The story that Levi Newton Todd, grandson of Levi Douglas Todd, told his daughter, Edna K. Todd, was Levi Douglas was riding horseback on his way to Murfreesboro, TN to take the oath of allegiance to the US.Government. Prater's gang caught him and three other men named Tribble, Brown and Mears. Levi, Tribble and Brown were hanged at Christiana behind the old school building in Rutherford County; but because Mears gave the Mason sign, he was released. Columbus Campbell cut Levi down and took him to Big Springs in Rutherford County. The children of Levi Douglas & Mary Vardelle Todd were small when their parents died and were passed from guardian to guardian until all were of age. Prater's gang, guerrilla's who raided both the Rebels and the Yankees, hung out at Wartrace, TN. Everyone feared his gang and several people left the area because of this. Prater was killed in a bar fight being hit over the head with a bottle. C. Ray Stacy has provided me with a copy of their photograph. Mary: Mary died on the first day of the Three-Day Battle of Murfreesboro. The letter from William L. George son of Malvina Todd George Campebll to his uncle John B. Todd around 1867 reported that Alexander Todd has married a sister in law of Newton Donnell...Uncle Levi's other chidren are living with Melvina and her man on their farm." We find Caleb and James Todd living with their sister Mary Malvina Todd and her husband John Jernigan in 1870. Alexander son of Levi Douglas Todd (John B. Todd's brother) married Sarah Bynum in 1867; Newton Donnel married Nancy Bynum per death record of daughter of Newton and Nancy.
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