Note: sts in 1769 when he came of age. Joseph was on the 1779 and the 1784 Rowan County, NC Tax List. IN 1777, he and his brother Thomas inherited the land bought by his father in 1772. IN 1778, he entered land for 200 acres of which he obtained 100 acres by grant in 1786. In 1789 he and his brother sold the land inherited from their father along with 100 adjacent acres entered by Joseph. Rowan County, NC Book 11 page 851: Joseph Todd and wife Ann, and Thomas Todd and wife Elizabeth, let Jacob Frailey have two tracts of land on the East Side of the Yadkin River - one including the dwelling house of Joseph Todd and Thomas Todd, land acquired by will of decd Thomas Todd. In 1772 Joseph and Thomas's father had acquired the 260 acres from James Simerson, Book 7 page 462. Joseph had been granted 100 acres in 1786 next to John Cox, Book 11 page 96. They moved from Rowan County, NC to Madison County, KY and Joseph was listed on Otter Creek in Madison County, KY with 150 acres 1801-1809 though the first deed we have was in 1811 for 147-1/2 acres on Otter Creek (Book H, page 82). The 1811 tax list indicates that Joseph had died and Isaac Wagle was being taxed for his land on Otter Creek. A deed of 1812 (Book O p253) refers to the “heirs of Joseph Todd deceased” namely, Thomas, Isaiah, Joseph, Elisha, Davis, Jonathan, Nancy, Levi, William, Susanna McCreary, Jesse and Betsy Todd who sold the Otter Creek land to Isaac Wagle. Joseph Todd was guardian for William and Jesse Todd, indicating that both were minors born after 1791. Therefore Jesse Todd b 1776/80 who settled in Rutherford/Cannon County Tennessee could not be the son of Joseph b 1748 Isaiah Todd was attorney for Davis Todd and Levi; Jonathan was agent for Elisha Todd. By 1810, Joseph Todd son of Joseph b 1748 was on the census in Hardin County, KY. Contrary to the Annals of Platte County, it was not Joseph Todd b 1748 who moved to Howard Co Missouri, it was his son Joseph Todd b 1777 who moved to Howard County in 1817. (See the Annals of Platte County by W. M. Paxton 1897, Joseph was one of the four earliest arrivals in Madison County, KY on the 1795 tax record: Todd, Thomas Sr 1749 Madison son of Thomas Todd/Elizabeth Unknown Todd, Joseph 1748 Madison son of Thomas Todd/Elizabeth Unknown Todd, Isaiah 1770 Madison son of Joseph Todd/Anne Crose Todd, Thomas Jr 1771 Madison son of Joseph Todd/Anne Crose Sr and Jr used to distinguish between same names and not necessarily father and son. So we have two sets of brothers as the first Todd arrivals. Annals of Platte Co (This history has some errors that have to be sorted from the accurate info.) Joseph Todd was born in Pennsylvania about 1748. He married Ann Crose, a German lady, and after residing a time in Rowan Co NC removed to Hardin Co KY and thence to Madison Co KY. In 1817, he pressed forward to Howard Co MO. Here most of his children remained. The above quotation is in error. Joseph died in Madison Co in 1810. Previous family historians thought that there were two Thomas Todds in Rowan Co - one being the son of Thomas d 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. 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 126: Book 11 p 96 25 Oct 1786. State Grant #1077 to Joseph Todd , 100 ac on E side of Yadkin River adj John Coxe and McCulloh.
Note: Joseph was born in 1748 in the Bethlehem area of Northampton County and appears on the tax li
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