Elizabeth 'Jemima' Todd: Birth: ABT 1770 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania or Rowan County, North Carolina. Death: in Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Benjamin Todd: Birth: 1771 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania or Rowan County, North Carolina. Death: AFT 1860 in Montgomery County, Illinois, USA
Note: y the son of Caleb Todd though he could possibly have been the son of Thomas Todd died 1733. We assume he was the son of Caleb Todd because of his residence in Northampton County 1761-1768 and because there was a Caleb Todd who got a land warrant in 1742 in the portion of Bucks County that became William Township, Northampton County and because there was a Caleb Todd who was appointed in 1745 as overseer in Durham Township, Bucks County which included at that time what became Williams Township, Northampton County. It is also possible that he was the son of Thomas d 1732/3 Philadelphia and that he was born between the will of Richard Cummins 1729/30 (which named only the first two children of Thomas Todd 1732/3) and the writing of the will of his father in 1732 and that he was the brother of Thomas and Benjamin. We can not determine which of these two was his father but the geographical evidence suggests Caleb Todd. Williams Township lay due south of Bethlehem Township where Caleb, Benjamin and Thomas all appeared on the 1760s tax lists for Bethlehem Township. The land in Williams Township was resurveyed to Caleb Todd in 1782 when there were no Todds living in Northampton County. So it is possible that the land surveyed for Caleb Todd in 1742 devolved somehow to Caleb (in Rowan County) who resurveyed it in 1782. The land was never patented to Caleb Todd but rather in 1797 a Henry Miller acquired title to it. Perhaps this was a result of Caleb Todd's death in 1795. He appeared on the tax lists of Northampton County 1761-1768 along with Benjamin and Thomas. There is nothing more after 1768 on Caleb in PA. He migrated to Rowan County North Carolina about 1770 with Benjamin and Thomas, assumed to be his brothers. He married Margaret Williams ca 1758. Some have thought this a second marriage because they assumed a 1715 birth, but we don't have evidence to support such a birth. In Rowan County, he had land on Abbots Creek and Crow Creek. By 1790 he was on the Rowan County, NC Census and his household included, beside himself, 2 Males 16 and up, 1 Male under 16, and Four Free White Females. Caleb Sr and Jr were on the 1790 Federal Census of Rowan County, NC. This Caleb died abt 1795 in NC. Caleb listed on the 1784/1790 tax records of Rowan County, NC. His will dated 24-Sep-1794, Book E page 30, Rowan County, NC and was probated 1796 Copy of will reads, "In the Name of God, Amen, 24-Sep-1794: I, CalebTodd of Rowan County, State of NC, being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make X on this, my Last Will and Testament, which is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hand of God, my body to be buried in a decent Christian manner at the discretion of my executors, and as touching such words by estate, as it has pleased God to help me with in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner: First of all, I will that all my debts and funeral charges be discharged. Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Margaret Todd, one-half of any lands, all my horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, ally farming tools, and all the household furniture. Item: I give and bequeath unto Caleb Todd, my son, one-half of all my lands. Item:cannot read the paragraph here, too blurred, but ends; and appoint my two sons, Caleb and Joshua Todd, executors to this my Last Will andTestament." Caleb made his x mark and was witnessed by Peter and Thomas Todd. Peter and Thomas Todd were his nephews, sons of Benjamin I. Within a year of so of Caleb's death, his widow and children all migrated with Caleb's brother Benjamin and his family to Madison County Kentucky where his nephews Joseph b 1748 and Thomas had migrated back in 1792. Margaret was on the Madison Co tax list in 1797 and then went to Warren County KY. She bought land on Drakes Creek in 1808 and appeared on the 1809 tax list for Warren Co kY. This land along with another 101 acre parcel was sold in 1820 to the Shaker Religious Community. The sale is by Margaret Todd (either widow or daughter of Caleb Todd) and Jacob Holloway. “16-Apr-1808 between Thomas Chapman and Rebecckah his wife of Warren County, KY and Margaret Todd of same - $300 - sell 33 acres on Drakes Creek, running s64E 100 poles to a mulberry, walnut, and sugar tree, thence n24E 114 p to a large Sycamore on the bank of said Creek, thence up the several meanders to beginning. Witnesses: John Barry, Hanna M Neel, Jonathan Holloway. Note that Jonathan Holloway is mentioned. A relative of his, Jacob Holloway, married Margaret Catherine Todd according to family tradition. This land is one of two parcels sold by Margaret Todd and Jacob Holloway in 1820.”
Note: Caleb was born in Philadelphia, or Bucks County, Pennsylvania about 1730. He was most likel
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