Joab M. Todd: Birth: 12 Apr 1815.
David Todd: Birth: 19 Mar 1817.
Hannah Todd: Birth: 11 Feb 1819.
Elizabeth Frances Todd: Birth: 27 Feb 1821.
Franklin Todd: Birth: 20 Apr 1823.
William Todd: Birth: 9 Apr 1825.
Sally Todd: Birth: 28 Jan 1827.
Cyrenia Todd: Birth: 2 Jun 1834.
Francis Marium Todd: Birth: 19 Aug 1839.
Continued: History of Clarksdale Area, Sherman Twp, Clark and Thornton FamiliesP/164: "He was Pastor for the Bethlehem Church for 30 years and was Primitive Baptist. In 1839/40, the family moved from Callaway County to DeKalb County with the Thorntons, DeShaezers, Adams and others. He started the Bethlehem Church in Clarksdale in 1842 and became the first minister of any denomination in the county. He was ordained in 1845. The church closed in 1867 with differences and conflicts as the result of the Civil War. The Salem Church was organized a few years later. Jeremiah Todd's funeral was the last held in the church. All three of this preacher's daus m. their first cousins in the WilliamThornton family. On the land jointly owned by Jesse, Thornton, and Wm Adams, the first school house in the county was erected. It was built and used until 1854. "Elder Jesse Todd, was born in NC and came to DeKalb County in 1839. He was ordained a minister in 1845 and served the Bethlehem Church for abt 30 years. He was the first minister of any denomination in the county. Bef coming to this county, he was a teacher, Justice of Peace in Clinton County, and a coppersmith. This was when DeKalb was a part of Clinton County. The first school housein the county was erected on the corner of land belonging to JesseTodd, W M Thornton, and W M Adams. It was erected in the 40s for school and church purposes and was used until 1854. These three men made entries in Twp 57 R 33 between 1836 and 1841 and were owners of real estate when the county was organized in 1845. "Moved with father to Madison County, KY in 1797, locating near Speedwell. On the 1820 Madison County, KY Census. Went to MO aft that (1822 Madison Co tax list) and was in Howard County, MO abt 1825. When the family was grown, they moved to DeKalb County, MO settling in the western part of WashingtonTwp. Cemetery is in the Washington Twp." (Article sent by Randall E Raider).
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