Note: . There he grew to adulthood and about 1790 he married a cousin, Elizabeth Todd daughter of his uncle Caleb Todd. The 1790 Rowan County,NC tax list/census, Salisbury Dist, list him as 1 male over 16, 1male under 16, and 3 FreeWhite Females. If these were his children, then this would suggest that he had married somewhat prior to 1790 and that his oldest children were slightly older than historians have estimated their births. He brought his growing family to Madison Co KY about 1797 and there the last four of his children were born. In 1799, he bought 50 acres on Silver Creek and then in 1801 he bought another 30 acres on Muddy Creek near his kinfolk. Since he was not taxed on the Silver Creek land, we suspect that he rented out the land to his wife's siblings: John Todd b 1773, Caleb Todd and Joshua Todd b 1769. It was on Silver Creek that John Todd settled and appeared in the tax lists, even prior to his buying land. However, it could also be that the land lay where Muddy Creek and the Hays Fork of Silver Creek approach each other. William died in 1849. His will reads: Madison County, KY Will Book J page 190, 29-Nov-1838 and proved 05-Nov-1849:"This is to certify that I, William Todd of Madison County, State ofKY, has this 29th day of Nov in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight, made this my Last Will and Testament, being somewhat frail in body but sound in mind and memory. First, my wish is that my body be buried in decency and my funeral charges paid, Amen. Also all my lawful debts paid, if any, by my executors hereafter named. Second, my will is that my gson, Madison Todd, has the benefit of my farm for the term of five years from the first day of Jan 1839.The whole and sole involvement thereof on which I now reside and do so as long as I shall live, he is to have the same benefit and privileges. Thirdly, immediately aft my decease my land and holdings and kitchen furniture, and all the rest of my property be sold by my executors at public sale giving same to the credit thereon and so somas the money is collected, both of the former and last sales, then division to be made among my heirs as followeth: "I wish my beloved daughter, Sally Todd, to have an equal share of the said estate above named. Also, I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Caleb Todd, an equal share of said estate. Also I give and bequeath to my dau, Polly Skinner's sons, one-eighth part of my estate; to Madison Todd, he is to have one-half of the eighth part and the other half to be equally divided between Silas Todd and William Todd, heirs of Polly Skinner. Also I give unto my beloved daughter, Zipporah Dodd, an equal part of said estate, also I give unto my beloved son, John Todd, equal part of said estate, also I give unto my beloved daughter, Elizabeth Cullen and the lawful heirs of her body, an equal part of said estate, also Give unto my beloved son, Thomas Todd, and equal share of said estate. "Also I give unto by beloved daughter, Hannah Quinn (Guinn) an equal share of said estate, also I wish and give unto Madison Todd one hundred dollars for the attention paid to me in addition of what I have already given him in the will. Also I give unto Elizabeth Shannon, my granddaughter, fifty dollars out of my estate. I appoint to this my Last Will and Testament, John Todd, Madison Todd and Thomas Ballew, executors of this will. Whereunto I have set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year first written above. Wits: Irv Searcy, G W Broaddus, and J D Park. KY, Madison County Court: "I, J M Shackelford, Clk of the County of said county to certify that at a County Court held for said county on the fifth day of Nov, eighteen hundred and forty nine, this instrument of writing was produced in open court and proven to be the Last Will and Testament of William Todd, decd, by the oaths of George W Broaddus and Joshua Notes and Documentation: He was not listed in the Rowan County, North Carolina Marriage Records 1754-1866 by Frances T. Ingmire. Edna Todd Lackie has William's Date of birth as 28-Apr-1765. If he were b. in1765 instead of 1768, Aaron and William would not be twins, as listed in other records. She also compiled the families of William Todd(father) and sons, John and Caleb, from family records of Sadie Ralston Kuhlman, Paint Lick, KY. 01-Apr-1799 Indenture made from John Bryant and wife, Mary Bryant, to William and Elizabeth Todd for land on Silver Creek in Madison County,KY, 50 acres more or less. 1801 Book E, John Dollard to William Todd, 33acres on Muddy Creek. William is listed on the tax records of Madison County, KY with these 33 acres on Muddy Creek1802-1809, then 33 plus 50 from 1814 to 1818, the 80 acres on Muddy in 1819-1820. It is almost as if the land lay where Muddy Creek and Silver Creek approach each other.
Note: William Todd was born Pennsylvania in 1765 or 1768 and came to Rowan County as an infant
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