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  1. Joseph Todd: Birth: 1748 in Pennsylvania, USA. Death: 1810 in Madison, Kentucky, USA

  2. Thomas Todd: Birth: ABT 1749 in Pennsylvania, USA. Death: 1814 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA

  3. Ester Hester: Birth: 16 Apr 1750 in Pennsylvania, USA. Death: 25 Jul 1821 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA

  4. Elizabeth Todd: Birth: ABT 1752 in Pennsylvania, USA.

  5. Sarah Todd: Birth: ABT 1756 in Pennsylvania, USA.

  6. Jemima Todd: Birth: 19 Jan 1759 in Pennsylvania, USA. Death: 30 Apr 1850 in Madison County, Kentucky, USA


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a. Note:   748. Though previously thought to be the Thomas mentioned as a son of Thomas Todd died 1733 Philadelphia, the new evidence that a Caleb Todd was in the Northampton County area in 1742 and 1745 suggests that Thomas was the son of this Caleb. Also, Sarah Todd d 1748, daughter of Thomas Todd d 1733 did not mention any brothers in her will though she mentioned several cousins which suggests that the three Todd men in Northampton in the 1760s were not brothers to Sarah. Thomas was in Northampton County by 1752 when the Proprietors requested that he be detained for being on land in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County without a warrant. He was a jury foreman in 1755, appointed coroner in 1757 and named as a replacement for the sheriff in 1759. He appears in the Northampton Tax Lists 1761-1768 as previously described in detail. By 1772, he had settled in Rowan County NC with Benjamin and Caleb, assumed to be his brothers. He bought 260 acres on the East Side of the Yadkin River in 1772 which he bequeathed to his sons in 1777. He died between October 1777 and Feb 1778, leaving a wife and 6 children. Previous family historians thought that there were two Thomas Todds in Rowan Co - one being the son of Thomas died 1732/3 and one being the son of Joshua Todd. One they thought was the Thomas Todd a soldier who died in Sept 1777 and one they thought was the Thomas Todd who made his will in October 1777. However, closer inspection of the military records indicates that the Thomas Todd who died in Sept 1777 lived in a different part of North Carolina. Hence there is only one Thomas Todd in Rowan Co in the family of Joseph of Eling. So there is no strong evidence for the three Todds who migrated to Rowan County not being brothers. Thomas Todd was born about 1717-27 based on assuming an age of 20-30 on the birth of his son Josseph in 1848. the birth of his son Joseph and is listed as a child of Thomas in the Will of his grandfather Richard Cummins. He became coroner of Northampton County in 1757, presumably because of the intervention of his great-uncle William Parsons 1701-1757, the founder of Easton. Thomas, along with this brothers Benjamin and Caleb appear on the Northampton County tax lists 1761-1769. This Indenture made the first day of October In the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty seven And in the thirty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second by the Grace of God &c. Between John Rinker Esquire Sherif of the County of Northampton in the Province of Pennsylvania of the one part. And Lewis Klotts, Anthony Lerch, Henry Weaver, Christian Rinker, James McAllister and Simon Heller - Freeholders of the said County of the other part. Witnesseth That according to Law and the Charter of the said Province We with many others did meet on the first day of this Instant October At Easton in the said County the Place by Law appointed for Elections and did then and there elect and choose Thomas Todd and Thomas Armstrong - of the said County Gentlemen to be Coroners thereof for the ensuing Year. In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written. Notes and Documentation: Abstracts of deeds (974.822 R2a v. 1 pg. 174) - “Complaint of Richard Peters and Lynford Lardner, proprietary agents, 18 Sep. 1752, that following men entered without a warrant on property of [smudged] in Northampton County. Requested that the men be detained:” Thomas Todd is listed with 14 other men. o Pg. 31-Grand inquest of a theft at Northampton County Court of Quarter Sessions, 1755. Thomas Todd, jury foreman. o Pg. 107-20 March 1759 “Electee: Thomas Todd to replace John Moor, sheriff”. This Indenture made the first day of October In the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and fifty seven And in the thirty first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second by the Grace of God &c. Between John Rinker Esquire Sherif of the County of Northampton in the Province of Pennsylvania of the one part. And Lewis Klotts, Anthony Lerch, Henry Weaver, Christian Rinker, James McAllister and Simon Heller - Freeholders of the said County of the other part. Witnesseth That according to Law and the Charter of the said Province We with many others did meet on the first day of this Instant October At Easton in the said County the Place by Law appointed for Elections and did then and there elect and choose Thomas Todd and Thomas Armstrong - of the said County Gentlemen to be Coroners thereof for the ensuing Year. In Witness whereof We have hereunto set our Hands and Seals the Day and Year first above written. Book 7: 463: 7 Mar 1772 James Simmeson and wife Agniss to Thomas Todd for 175 pounds, 260 acres on North side of Yadkin River, granted to James Bryan 29 Mar 1762, sold of Simmeson 5 Apr 1764. Wit: James Smith, Thomas Blakemore On 31-Oct-1777 Thomas made a will in Rowan County, NC Book A page 259, and probated 03-Feb-1778. While sick and weak, etc., naming Elizabeth and children: Joseph, Thomas, Elizabeth Cox, Hester Lewis, Sarah,and Jemima. Sons, Joseph and Thomas were to receive the land with Thomas to receive the upper part and home and Joseph the lower portion. Exrs:sons Joseph and Thomas. Wits: James Smith, Thos. McCartney, and Benjamin Todd. The widow Elizabeth appeared on the 1778 Rowan County Tax List in the Morris Dist, along with Benjamin, Caleb, Peter,Thomas, Caleb Jr, and Joseph (in trust) Todd. The misleading information about there being two Thomas Todds in Rowan County came from a DAR record which erroneously identified the Thomas Todd who died while serving in the Revolutionary War as the Thomas of Rowan County. Military records for the Thomas who died in September 1777 show that he was from the Halifax area of North Carolina, far to the east of Rowan County. 1043: Book 11, p 851. 7 Dec 1789. Joseph Todd and wife Ann; and Thomas Todd and wife Elizabeth to Jacob Frailey ..360 acres in 2 tarcts on East Side of Yaadkin rover (1) a tract of 260 acres including the dwelling house of Joseph Todd and Thomas Todd, granted to James Bryan by Henry McCulloh 29 Mar 1762 (Book 4, p 879) sold ot James Simerson 5 Apr 1764 (Book 6, p33 lists the grantee as James Simson) and converyed by Simerson to Thomas Todd Esq 7 Mar 1772 (Book 7, p 462) later devised to Joseph and Thoams Todd by the last will and testament of Thoams Todd, Esq. (Will book A: 259) and (2) state grant #1077 for 100 acres (Book 11, p 96) adj the first tract. Wit: George Frailey
Note:   Thomas Todd was born about 1717-1727 based on being 21-31 at the birth of his son Joseph in 1


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