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a. Note:   her and uncles to the Easton area in Northampton County between 1752 and 1761.John was born in 1752 in Pennsylvania, probably in Philadelphia, prior to the move of his father and uncles to the Easton area in Northampton County between 1752 and 1761. John does not appear on the 1779 tax list for Rowan County where his father had moved about 1770; so he either had died or moved from the county. Since the references to John Todd ascribed to this John Todd b 1752 have been proven to be references to other John Todds, there are no further references to this John Todd other than the birth date. So it is now assumed that he died young. This also leaves space on the family tree of Benjamin Todd for John Todd b 1773 to be his son. Below is a list of references previously attribted to this John Todd b 1752 that have proved to be references to other John Todds. 1. The historians noted a John Todd on the tax lists of Wilkes County GA where Caleb Todd (brother to John Todd b 1752) had moved and therefore concluded that John b 1752 had moved to Georgia as well. However, the John Todd of the Wilkes County tax lists was a John Todd from an unrelated family from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina who died in Putnam County GA in 1815. 2. The historians thought that John b 1752 was the John Todd who died 1819 in Jones County, Georgia and was related to the Benjamin Todd 1778-1855 who lived in northern Jones County. However, this John Todd who died in Clinton, Jones County Georgia 1819-1825 was in South Carolina in 1802 and had children who married in Clinton. , (2) 3. The historians thought the John Todd b 1752 had sons Benjamin and Levi but the John Todd who had sons Benjamin and Levi was a much younger John Todd b 1770-1780 and presumed to be brother of Benjamin Todd 1778-1855 and presumed to be a son of Caleb Todd b 1751. The John Todd born b 1770-80 who lived on the Putnam-Jones County border next door to Benjamin Todd b 1778 d 1855 moved to Henry Co by 1830 and to Meriwether Co GA by 1835, 4. The historians thought that John Todd b 1752 was the John Todd who married Margaret Erwin in Rowan County NC. However, the John Todd who married Margaret Erwin was from an unrelated family from Lancaster Co Pennsylvania. 5. The historians thought that John Todd b 1752 was the John Todd who was a bondsman on the marriage of Elizabeth Todd to Andrew McClain in Rowan Co in 1775. However, this John Todd was the John Todd of the Grant’s Creek area 20 miles south of where the Todds of Northampton Co PA settled when they came to Rowan Co. There only John Todds on the 1779 tax list for Rowan Co are the John Todds of the Grants Creek area. Andrew McClain bought land on Cathey’s Creek in 1772 and sold it with his wife Elizabeth in 1775. Andrew Mclain had a brother Joseph McClain who owned lands on Grants Creek where John Todd also lived. Also, a Jones County (Georgia) History also mixed up several different John Todds. John Todd Jr "is supposed (by Buckner researchers) to have been b. abt 1745 in Bucks County, PA to John Todd Sr and his wife, Sarah Giffin. They also had a son named Giles. Other research has Sarah Giffin m. to John's father, Benjamin. John and Margaret Erwin, under this theory, were m. in Rowan County, NC. Their sons, Benjamin (1778) and Levi were born there. Later, John lived in Wilkes County, GA and was a Lt in the Home Guard in 1803. He bought land in Clinton, GA in 1807 and sold it to Benjamin in 1811 (the deed names Margaret as the wife of John Jr). There are numerous errors in the Jones County history, The John Todd and Sarah who had a son John and a son Giles are the John and Sarah Todd who settled on the southeast coast of Georgia in St Andrews Parish (later Liberty County) in the 1750s. John Todd who bought land in Clinton, Jones County in 1807 sold it in 1819 to Benjamin Trapp, not Benjamin Todd. Benjamin Todd married Sarah Giffin/Griffin. As mentioned above, John Todd who married Margaret Erwin was from a Lancaster Co PA family. The Wilkes Co John Todd was from the Mecklenburg Co NC Todd family which was related to Mary Todd Lincoln. The only John Todd in Georgia that is a possibility for John Todd b 1752 is an unidentified John Todd who was accused of being a loyalist in 1783 in Burke County. Twenty years later, in 1802, a John Todd in Burke County was eligible for two draws in the 1805 Georgia Land Lottery. However, we have no supporting evidence that this was John Todd b 1752.
Note:   John was born in 1752 in Pennsylvania, probably in Philadelphia, prior to the move of his fat


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