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Marriage: Children:
  1. Martha Ann Todd: Birth: 16 Feb 1823 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA. Death: 18 May 1846 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA

  2. Richard Todd: Birth: 1827 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA.

  3. Irvine Todd: Birth: 1828 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA. Death: 8 Sep 1851 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA

  4. Newton Grigsby Todd: Birth: 1830 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA.

  5. Amanda Todd: Birth: 12 Apr 1832.

  6. Lucinda 'Lucy' Todd: Birth: 12 Apr 1834.

  7. Mary Jane Todd: Birth: 26 Sep 1836.

  8. Joel Elias Todd: Birth: 15 May 1839.

  9. Elizabeth 'Betty' Todd: Birth: BET 1824 AND 1825 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA. Death: 1890

a. Note:   lade Church, American Missionary Association).He was a radical abolitionist and was in the group of exiles when they fled to Cincinnati, OH. Later he would sell land to freed African American slaves. From A Utopian Experiment in Kentucky page 81, 'One family of white Bereans sold hundreds of acres to black settlers.’ Joel Todd Sr and his wife, Nancy Mills, who had been exiled, for their support of abolitionism in 1860, made land available to many black families. On Feb 17, 1868 Todd sold land on Bushy Fork to Anderson Crawford, Stephen Hagan, and Horace Yates. These settlers living neighbors to one another, constitutes the now nonexistent town of Canton, apparently their name for black settlers on Bushy Fork. Daniel Herron bought Town Lot #4 in Canton from Joel Todd Sr on Feb 2, 1869.(Lest it appear that Rev. John Fee's policy of interspersion was spoiled by this black village, it should be pointed out that everyone in it owned land neighboring a white person's land on one boundary line at least). In 1873, Joel Todd Sr sold another parcel of land on Bushy Fork to Henry Adams, who had purchased materials for building a house in 1866. Probably blacks were permitted to erect houses on land they planned to purchase sometime later. Adams is not the only instance of a black man in Berea building a house before he owned land to put it on. The five acres Stephen Hagan bought in 1868 included the house where he already lived. Joel Todd Jr, a pre-Civil War student in the Berea school and owner of land near his father, also sold to blacks, including Horace Yates (1874) and Gibson Gill (1878)." From James Douglas Todd: "Joel was an abolitionist. Just before the start of the Civil War, the mob spirit raged in Madison County, aft John Brown’s raid on Harper's Ferry. Fee and others were threatened, but they continued to crusade for human rights. Joel was a member of John Gregg Fee's anti-slavery Free Glade Church. Two days before Christmas, 62armed men rode into J A R Rodger's yard (another leader and preacher of the Glade Church) and told them their group had 10 days to leave the state. When the governor refused their protection, their exodus to OH began on the seventh day. The group numbering 94 carried only their necessary possessions, confident of their return. And return they did in six months." Joel was bondsman for the marriages of John Todd and Martha Elder,Silas William and Lucinda Todd, and James Elder and Martha Ann Todd. He gave consent to marriage of William Newton and Amanda Todd. He was bondsman for the marriage of Amanda and John Dodds and witnessed the marriage of Mary Margaret Dodds, his gdau, in 1865. The gggparents of Darwin Newton. Darwin says Joel indicated on the 1880 census that his father, John, was b. in NC. James T Todd had marriage date of18-Dec-1841 for Nancy Mills. Darwin has verified 17-Aug-1841.
Note:   From Randall E Raider: "Joel Todd was a member and supporter of John G Fee's 'Free Church' (G is NOT responsible for the content of the GEDCOMs uploaded through the WorldConnect Program. The creator of each GEDCOM is solely responsible for its content.