Description of the

Todd Families of America Collection

of Richard K. McMurtry

February 2004




The Todd Families of America Collection, Richard K. McMurtry, 1945-  . This collection focuses on the Todd families of Kentucky, Pennsylvania: Film 1573648 Item 4, Maryland, and Virginia with special emphasis the families that came to Kentucky from PA, MD, and VA.  It also includes descriptive material on the colonial and early statehood origins of 37 different Todd Families in various states throughout America.   It is organized in four parts:  (A)  Essay on Todd Families of America,  (B) Geographically organized records (by state and then by county) including deeds, probate/estate, court records, vital statistics, (C)  Specific Todd families, organized by location of origin (by state and county)  (D) Miscellaneous Information on the Todds and collateral lines (McQuiddy, Hutton, McKee, Houston). 


At least half of the research contained herein is the results of the research of others collected here in one place.  Special thanks to the following individuals who contributed to this effort:  Barbara McGee, Shane Symes, Debbie Hanson, Shirley Weber, Patt Fulton, Lorraine Llewellyn, Don Todd, Gregg Branum, E. Parker Todd, Corleen Arrowood, Stephanie Todd, Judy Dye, Jeanne Todd, Kathy Todd Olsen, Dick Heineman, Richard Womelsduff, Lavina Quam, Tricia Petrey, David McMurtry, Shelby Williams, and Pat Hoefer.


Detailed Description


Generally, I have put copies of original records in the Geographically Organized Materials folders and abstracts of these records in the Family Organized Materials, but sometimes this is reversed.  One must check both Section B - the Geographically Organized folders - and Section C - the Family Organized folders - in seeking information about a family in a given area.  I have placed an intentionally  blank page between sections to make it easier to find sections on the microfilm.


A.  Todd Families in America Survey (Geographically organized description of 37 Todd Families) Film 1573648 Item 2

B.      Geographically Organized Materials

(See also family materials in Section C “Materials Organized by Family”)

(1) ` of Contents for Section B: Film 1573648 Item 3

            The geographic materials that follow are ordered as follows:  VA, PA, NJ, MD, KY, Other

(2) Virginia: Film 1573648 Item 3

(NOTE:  Many materials from Augusta, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Bedford, Louisa, King and Queen Counties have been dispersed in the family materials of Wm Todd of Philadelphia PA-Augusta Co, VA, Thomas Todd of King & Queen Co, VA, Robert and Andrew Todd of Philadelphia-Chester Co, PA)

(a)    Miscellaneous Virginia Todd material

(1)    1787 Census of Virginia (Tax Lists)

(2)   Va Will Index

(3)   Virginia Todd Families (Mostly desc. Of Thomas Todd of King&Queen/Essex Co, but also some Spotsylvania Todds and KY Todds

(4)    Christopher Todd (1637-1719) of Yorkshire and Connecticut with survey of Todd family including VA families

(5)   Cornelius Todd of Northumberland Co, VA

(6)   Virginia Todd by J. H. Witcraft (including Maryland Todd records)

(a)    Materials related to Augusta/Botetourt Rockbridge Co

(1)   Chalkley Excerpts of Augusta Co records

(2)   More Chalkley Excerpts of Augusta Co records

(3)   James Todd, soldier from Augusta 1774

(4)   Rockbridge Tithables 1778

(5)   Samuel Todd as witness of Wm. McMath will 1782

(6)   Harrison Family (that married into Low Todd family)

(7)   Virginia Todd immigrants pre-1750

(8)   Excerpts from Annals of SW VA

(9)   Chronology of Todds in Augusta/Botetourt Co.

(10)     Court case of Samuel Davis against James Todd re: Hannah Todd dower, 1758

(11)     Rockbridge Co Deed and Court Case Abstracts

(12)     Botetourt Deed Index

(13)     Ref To Samuel Todd Court Case 1787

(14)     Augusta Co Tax Records 1782-1810

(15)     Botetourt Co Tax Records 1783-1810

(16)     Rockbridge Co Tax Records 1778-1799

(17)     Rockingham Co Tax Records 1782-1794

(b)   Bedford Co

(c)    Fauquier County

(1)   Nathaniel Todd: witness to will 1766

(2)   Joseph Todd 1820 census born prior to 1765

(3)   Family Chart and references in Shelby Co to widow and descendants of Joseph Todd of Caroline Co. VA d 1817 Fauquier Co

(d)   Loudon Co (family records of Robert Todd d 1793, son Samuel d Campbell Co, KY)

(e)    Montgomery Co (Tax Lists 1782-1810)

(f)     Stafford Co./Spotsylvania Co Todds

(1)       1696 Will of Samuel Hayward of Stafford Co, VA (mentions wife Martha and nephew Samuel Todd)

(2)       1697 Will of Martha Hayward (mentions sister Sarah Todd and  Samuel, son of Wm Todd)

(3)       Some Notes on the Todd Family of Stafford County (includes migrations to Spotsylvania Co, VA and Scott Co., KY)

(4)       Marriages of Stafford Co and Spotsylvania Co, VA & Franklin Co, KY

(5)       1800 Census of Franklin Co. KY

(6)       Will and Estate of Samuel Todd, 1848, Owen Co., KY

(7)       Excerpts from Biographical Cyclopedia of the Commonwealth of KY, 1896 (mentions Samuel Todd of Scott, Owen and Gallatin Co. KY and son Howard Todd b 1806)

(8)       1805:  Samuel Todd of Scott County appoints father Samuel Todd as power of Attorney re: estate of his mother-in-law Frances Jones in Culpepper Co., VA

(9)       1850 Census: Owen Co., KY: Howard Todd

(10)     See also Stafford Co, VA folder

(g)    Northern Augusta Co Todds (James Todd d 1799)

(1)   The Todd Family of Mossy Creek, 1967

(2)   Family Group Sheet James Todd d 1799

(3)   Excerpts from Lyman Chalkley: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia: re: estate of James Todd and referenece to Pendleton Co.

(4)   Notes on James Todd Family

(5)   Oral History by Kay Veith, 1999

(6)   Estate Settlement of James Todd d 1799

(7)   1804 Sale by Nathan and Samuel Todd to James Todd on of Land Pudding Run owned by father, James Todd d 1799

(8)   Family Group Sheet, James Todd md 1812, son of James Todd d 1799

(9)   1820 Sale by James Todd to Walter Davies of Land on Pudding Spring Draft, waters of Mossy Creek

(10)           Family Chart of James Todd (1803-1877), ? son of Nathan Todd

(11)           Map of Mossy Creek, Pudding Spring Branch area

(12)       1852 Deed by Jacob Hiner to James H. Todd and Preston Todd for land    inherited from James Todd deceased.

(h)    Washington County

(1)     James Todd to David Martin, Deed 1801 (2 pp)

(2)     Martin vs Todd court case (3 pp)

(3)     Augusta Co Chancery Court: Henry Dixon and Jane Todd, administrators of James Todd deceased, Thomas, Robert and Mary Todd, heirs of the James Todd

(4)     Washington Co Tax Lists  1794-1805


(3) Pennsylvania: Film 1573648 Item 4

(a)      Pennsylvania: Maps

(1)   Chester County Townships

(2)   Counties of Western PA

(3)   Armstrong County Township Map

(4)   Fayette Co Township Map

(5)   Indiana Co Township Map

(6)   Westmoreland Co Township Map

(7)   Washington Co Township Map

(8)   Townships and Topo Maps of Armstrong Co

(9)   Township and Topo Map of Indiana Co.

(b)   Pennsylvania Census and Tax Lists

(1)      Pennsylvania Census Records of 1780, 1790, 1800

(2)      Index to 1780 PA (tax lists index)

(3)      Index to 1790 Census

(4)      Index to the 1800 census

(5)      Index to the 1800 census with age data

(6)      Index to 1810 census

(c)    Pennsylvania Land Warrant

(1)      Abstracts of selected warrants, surveys, and patents

(2)      Original warrants, surveys, patents for above abstracts

(3)      Allegheny Co index

(4)      Armstrong index

(5)      Beaver Co index

(6)      Bedford index

(7)      Cambria co index

(8)      Chester Co. index

(9)      Cumberland Co index

(10)  Dauphin Co index

(11)  Fayette index

(12)  Franklin Co index

(13)  Juniata Co. index

(14)  Lancaster Co index

(15)  Mercer Co index

(16)  Northampton Co index

(17)  Northumberland co index

(18)  Philadelphia Co index

(19)  Washington index

(20)  Westmoreland index

(21)  York Co index


(d)    Pennsylvania Vital Statistics

(1)      Computerize Birth Index: Southeast PA w computer data put into chart form (4 pp)

(2)      Todd Marriages Philadelphia (1 page)

(3)      Abingdon Presbyterian and First Presbyterian Todd data

(e)    PA Archives Abstracts

(f)     PA Will abstracts

(g)    Armstrong Co

(1)      Porter Ref. In Deed indexes

(2)      Todd Entries in Deed Indexes

(3)      County History references to Wm Todd, David Todd, and David's children

(h)    Bedford County

(1)   Deed Indexes (4 pages)

(2)   Will Index (1 page)

(3)   Census Entries 1810-1850 (1 page)

(4)   Todd Excerpts from Bedford County Genealogical Site

(5)   Tax Return: Robert Todd (nonresident) 1786 Quemehoning Twp (2 pp)

(6)   Deed Abstracts for Samuel and William Todd 1779

(7)   Bedford County Tax lists 1776-1795

(8)    1779 Deed of Wm Neill to Samuel Todd (683 acres)

(9)    1779 Deed of Samuel  Todd and Mary his wife to Wm Todd (219 acres of  land bought of Wm Neill)

(10)            John Todd (1780-1830) biography

(11)            1795 Will of Wm Todd

(12)            Biography of John Todd, son of Wm Todd, Jr, grandson of Wm Todd d 1795

(i)      Chester County

(1)   John Todd 1812- 1876 bio

(2)   Probate Records of Chester Co 1713-1804 (James&John 1714)

(3)   Deed Abstracts

(4)   Orphans Court Records

(5)   Deed Indexes

(6)   Will and Estate Index

(7)   Old Rights: James Todd 1714

(8)   Chester County Research Report

(9)   Summary of Todd deed transactions

(j)     Cumberland County

(1)   Deed Indexes (Wm Todd 1803-1816), Issac Todd (1816-1851) Lemuel Todd (1850s)

(2)   Abstracts of Wills 1750-1825

(k)   Fayette Co.

(1)   Tax List Summaries

(2)   Index to Wills 1784-1949

(3)   Narrative of Thomas Todd 1765-1855 md Elizabeth Huston

(4)   Census 1800

(5)   Bio of James Todd 1786-1863

(l)      Franklin Co

(1)   Excerpts from American Revolutionary Soldiers of Franklin Co, by Virginia Shannon Fendrick, 1969: (Henry Todd d 1806, James Todd d 1813 Dauphin Co, Samuel Todd. John Todd)

(m)  Indiana County

(1)     Narrative on Indiana Co Todds (Samuel d 1812, James b 1789, Samuel d 1846)

(2)     Will of Samuel Todd 1812 w Inventory and Executors Account

(3)     Grantor and Grantee Index:  Todd and Porter

(n)      Lancaster Co

(1)   Will Abstracts 1721-1820

(2)   Deed Index 1729-1894

(3)   Lancaster Co Taxables 1750 (West End of Hanover Twp: (later Dauphin Co): Samuel Todd, East End of Hanover (later Lebanon Co): James Todd)

(4)   Todds of Hanover Twp from Egle's Historical and Genealogical Notes and Queries

(5)   Tax references (James Todd 1754, Thomas Todd 1759)

(o)   Philadelphia County

(1)   Philadelphia County deed indexes

(2)   Deed Abstracts ((Alexander Todd, merchant; John Todd, baker; William H. Tod; John Todd, attorney; Martha Todd, widow of Joseph Todd

(3)   Land Warrants in Philadelphia Co (David

(4)   Abington Presbyterian Church and First Pres. Church

(p)   Washington Co

(1)   Deed Index

(2)   Index to Wills

(3)   Abstract of John Todd will 1809

(4)   Probate File of John Todd 1814

(5)   Deed of John Todd and wife Fanny, 1813

(6)   Misc references to Edward Todd 1804, John Todd 1790 et al

(7)   Narrative of Edward Todd of Washington Co., PA & Steubenville Virginia

(q)   Westmoreland County

(1)      County Formation: Monongalia, Ohio and Yohogania, VA, Westmoreland PA

(2)      Census 1800, 1810, 1820 (1 page)

(3)      Deed Indexes (4 pp)

(4)      Deed Originals

(a)          Dated 1786  David Todd to Wm Wasson

(b)         Dated 1784  Robert Todd to Andrew Todd

(c)          Dated 1787  Samuel Todd to Robert McDowell

(d)         Dated 1784  Samuel Todd to Andrew Johnson

(e)          Dated 1786  Mary Todd to Daniel Hendricks

(f)           Dated 1786  William Todd to Andrew Kerr

(g)          Dated 1792  William Todd to Jacob Huffman

(5)      Deed Abstracts

(6)      Tax lists 1783, 1786

(7)      More Deed Abstracts (Samuel 1780,Wm Todd 1782

(8)        Summary of 1783 tax list

(9)        Reference to Edward Todd 1777, 1778

(10)    1812 Estate Settlement of Wm Todd d 1810

(11)    Will of Ann Todd d 1817

(12)    George Smith and Miss Todd

(r)     York Co

(1)     Deed Indexes

(2)     Will Index


 (4)  New Jersey: Film 1573648 Item 5 (100 pages)

(a)  Basic data - Todd Family of Somerset Co – 1730s, 1780s, early 1800s

(1)   The Todds of Somerset County, New Jersey including Family Chart

(2)   Will of Andrew Todd, Bedminster Twp, Somerset Co, NJ 1782 (includes inventory)

(3)   Story of An Old Farm by Andrew D. Mellick, Jr. (includes ref to Todd family)

(4)   Genealogy of the Todd Family from 1730-1947, by John Emmet Todd and Carrie Todd McLaughlin (Descendants of John Todd 1755-1820 and his wife Jane Todd)

(5)    Abstracts from "Todd Records in Scott's Cemetery", "Bible Records of the Robert Todd Bible", and "The John and David Todd Family" (LDS film 0165997)

(6)   Extracts from "A History of the Descendants of Andrew and John Todd" by Jackman (Film 1672975)

(7)   Abstracts of Somerset County and Hunterdon County Todd Records  (1774-1799)

(8)   Todd extracts from Somerset County (Bedminster & Bernards Twp) Tax Lists: 1778-1818

(9)   Internet extracts of family of John Todd and Sarah Ismay

(10)      Janeway Store Account Books, Bound Brook, New Jersey (Introduction to Janeway Account Books by Kenn Stryker-Rodda, index to Todd entries, abstracts of Todd entries

(11)   1749 Somerset Co Road Book: reference to James Todd's land

(12)    1752 Somerset Co Road Book reference to James Todd

(13)   Ref to David and Martha Todd in Hunterdon Co map

(14)   Ref to Robert and Thomas Todd in Gloucester Co 1699, 1731 etc.

(15)   Somerset County marriages

(16)   Kirkpatrick Family (a Kirkpatrick md a Todd)

(17)   First generations of John Todd (1739-1823) and Sarah Ismay

(18)   Military records of Todds in Revolution

(19)   Misc. Somerset Co Quarterly extracts for Todd

(20)   1781: Will of James Todd, Bernards Twp, Somerset Co

(21)   1799: Will of David Todd, Bernards Twp, Somerset Co.,

(22)   1800: Will of John Todd, Bridgewater Twp, Somserset Co

(23)   1803:  Will of Jemima Todd, Bernards Twp, Somerset Co

(24)   1814:  Inventory of James Todd, Bernards Twp, Somerset Co.

(25)   1816: Will of Samuel Todd, Somerset Co.,

(26)   1818: Abstracts of Inventory of David Todd

(27)   1820:  Abstract of Will of John Todd d 1820

(28)   1821:  Abstract of Will of Jane Todd d 1821

(29)   1823:  Abstract of will of John Todd d 1823

(30)   1801: James Todd Jr orphan of James Todd of Hardwick Twp, Sussex Co

(31)   Jane Todd of Sussex Co (1751-1828), md Robert Caskey

(32)   Indenture: 1774: John Todd and Martha his wife, Somerset Co

(33)   Indenture: 1789 John Todd of Bedminster Twp

(34)   Indenture: 1790: John Todd of Bernards Twp

(35)   Indenture: 1786/1788: John, David and Robert Todd, Bernards Twp

(36)   Indenture: 1783 Jemima Todd, widow of James Todd, Bernards Twp

(37)   Map of Hunterdon County showing townships including western Somerset Co

asdf Andrew Johnston's Journals 1743-1761, including eviction of Wm Todd

(b)   Andrew Johnston's Journals 1743-1761, including eviction of Wm Todd

(c)    Guide to the Alexander Papers of the NY Historical Society:  (Records dealing with Alexander lands in New Jersey)Guide to Alexander Papers, New York Historical Society - possible future research



(5)  Maryland: Film 1573649 Item 1

(a)    (See also Virginia Todds by Witcraft which contains MD Todd data)

(1)     Chancery Court References (various counties)

(2)     Todds in the Revolution

(3)     Extracts from Baltimore Sun

(4)     More Chancery Court Reocrds

(5)     Misc records of 1750s, 1760s re: Thomas, Samuel, John Todd

(6)     Maryland Marriages 1634-1777

(7)     Maryland Marriages 1778-1800

(8)     1790 Census Index

(9)     1800 Census Index

(10)   1810 Census Index with some abstracts

(11)    1830 Census Index

(12)    1783 Assessment (Anne Arundel Magothy Hundred

(a)    Anne Arundel Co: Magothy Hundred

(b)   Baltimore: Co: Back River Hundred

(c)    Caroline Co.

(d)   Cecil Co.

(e)    Dorchester Co.

(f)     Anne Arundel: Broad Neck and Elkridge Hundred

(g)    1776 Cenus Dorchester

(13)    Chancery Court (with Baltimore Death Index randomly inserted)

(14)    Maryland Oaths of Fidelity:

(15)    Miscellaneous Maryland records (includes some important records not listed or contained in county specific folders)

(b)   Anne Arundel Co

(1)     History of Anne Arundel County Subdivisions

(2)     Maps showing Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard County boundaries and Anne Arundel County parishes

(3)     Computerized Index to Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish (formerly Anne Arundel, now Howard County)

(4)         Register of St. Margaret's Parish (Note:  There is a Thomas Todd son of Isabella Todd, page with date not copied)

(5)     Marriages Pre 1777 and post 1777

(6)     Will Index (Richard Todd 1791, Richard Todd 1866)

(7)     Will and estate abstracts : Richard, Nathan, Lancelot, Richard, Nathan, Rezin)

(8)     Heirs and Orphans Distributions

(9)     Comment on  computerized index to Christ Church, Queen Caroline Parish (formerly Anne Arundel, now Howard County)

(10) Deed Indexes w/ some originals and some abstracts

(11) Narrative on Capt Thomas Todd from Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties (1 page)

(12)   Copies of pages from Heirs and Orphans abstracted above.

(13)    Richard Todd, Orphan, 1780

(14)    Bond of Thomas Drane et al re: estate of Lancelot Todd, 1793

(15)    Account of Francis Cromwell for Rezin Todd, orphan, 1806 

(16)    Thomas Todd, languishing in Ann Arundel County jail, , 1755

(17)     "Notes and Ancestry and Descendants of Captain Lancelot Todd of Anne Arundel and Baltimore Counties, Maryland" in the "Thomas Todd Family of Anne Arundel County, Maryland" folder.  This 100+ page report contains many extracts of Todd records.

(18)    Narrative about Thomas Todd of Anne Arundel and his descendants

(19)    Todd Family of Anne Arundel County, by Christopher Johnson

(20)    Notes by Stephanie Todd correcting errors in printed histories

(c)    Baltimore Co

(1)     History of Baltimore County Subdivisions

(2)     Map of Baltimore County 1798

(3)     Map of Baltimore county

(4)     Deed Indexes 1664 -1809

(5)     Will Indexes 1677-1816

(6)        Origins of the Todds of Baltimore  1780-1810 (Benjamin; John, Samuel, and Thomas; Thomas and Phillip)

(7)        Sophies Garden Todds by Richard Womelsduff (Thomas, John and Samuel)

(8)        1783 Tax List Baltimore County  (includes items found in original records)

(9)        Marriage of Owen Todd and Nancy Besett (York Co, PA family)

(10)    Will of Marcia (Dodge) Stodder, sister of Margaret (Dodge) Todd, 1810.     (Margaret was wife of Adam Todd b 1746 who was son of immigrant Adam Todd)

(11)   Orphans Court Index

(12)   Abstracts of Orphans Court Entries

(13)    Baltimore Marriages

(14)    Baltimore Deed Abstracts

(15)      1800 Division of Property between Wm, Christopher, Bernard, George W. and Thomas Todd for Todds Inheritance, Todd Range, Gassaway Ridge

(16)    Sophie's Garden Deeds (John, Samuel, Thomas Todd)

(17)    Map showing location of Todd's Wheelwright Shop on Belair Road

(18)    Baltimore County Families (Todd entries)

(19)    Maryland Archives:  James Todd as early settler of Baltimore 1696

(20)    Session Laws 1830: re: Micajah Merryman Jr. brother of Mary Merryman Todd and uncle of Sarah, Eleanor, Joshua, George W. and Merryman D. Todd

(21)    Family Group Sheet of  Lancelot Todd linking Phillip md Eliz Goulding, Thomas md Mary Brown, Elizabeth md Edward Hughes Rachel md John Hughes to Lancelot Todd of Anne Arundel and Baltimore Co.

(22)    Norwood and Ford Families of Baltimore and Anne Arundel Co (possible link to the Thomas Todd d 1794 and the Benjamin Todd 1749-1823)

(23)    Dorsey-Todd connection (possible link with Benjamin Todd)

(24)    See family folders of Thomas Todd of Baltimore for Todd cemetery records and folder of Benjamin Todd of MD & KY for Ford family discussion in Baltimore County Families, and folder of John Todd of Baltimore and Ohio for records of Sophies Garden and deeds of early 1800s, and folder of Maryland -General for tax lists and Chancery Court extracts

(d)   Dorchester Co

(1)     Map Showing Toddville, Fishing Bay, Tedious Creek,

(2)     1800 Census

(3)     1810 Census

(4)     Dorchester Militia (John and Michael Todd)

(5)     Court Martial of Levin Todd plus ref to Thomas Todd and Willaim Todd

(6)     1776 Census of Dorchester Co: Benjamin Todd, John Todd

(7)     Dorchester Deed Abstract  1803 Joseph Todd, son of John Todd

(8)     Dorchester Deed Abstract 1803: Benjamin Todd, son of John Todd to Joseph Todd, son of John Todd.

(9)     Deed Abstract 1803 Benjamin Todd, son of Job Todd

(10) Dorchester Marriages

(11) Second smaller Dorchester Marriage List

(12) Todd Graveyard - Toddville, MD

(13) Chancery Court extracts

(14) 1783 Tax Assessment

(15)   1776 Tax List

(16)    Deed Indexes and Abstracts  (6 pp)

(17)    Copies of Todd Entries from McAllister's Deed Abstracts (40 pp)

(18)    Witcraft's abstracts of Todd grantee deeds  1724-1800

(19)    Abstract of Michael Todd to Benjamin Todd deed of 1800

(20)    Birth Registers 1739-1760

(21)    Birth Registers 1751-1768  

(22)    Birth Registers from 1793 to 1800

(23)    Birth Register 1796-1812

(24)    Marriage Registers 1797-1826

(25)    Toddville Cemetery

(26)    Gottee Cemetery

(27)    Dean Farm Cemetery

(28)    Washington Cemetery

(29)    Ivy Todd Cemetery

(30)    Alphabetical and Chronlogical Listing of Todd Parcel Names and Dealings

(e)    Frederick Co

(1)     Group sheet of Amos Todd b 1655

(2)     Frederick Co marriage records

(f)     Somerset Co.

(3)     Marriage of James Todd and Ruth Park 9 Mar  1808


(6) Kentucky: Film 1573649 Item 2

(a)    Census and Tax Records

(1)      Map showing original KY counties 1780-1784

(2)      1780 Virginia Tax List Summary (includes KY)

(3)      1795 Tax List summary

(4)      1800 Tax List summary

(5)      Alpha and by county listing of 1795, 1800 tax records

(6)      1810 Census Index

(7)      1820 Census Index

(8)      1870 Census Index

(9)      Campbell Co: 1820: Samuel Todd, 1830 Samuel Todd, Joseph Todd, Robert Todd, 1840 Samuel Todd

(10)              Clay Co: 1810 Samuel Todd, Jas Todd

(11)           Fayette Co: 1830 Samuel B. Todd (Athens Twp)

(12)           Franklin Co: 1840 Samuel Todd (2 of them)

(13)           Gallatin Co: 1810 Samuel Todd, 1820 Samuel Todd (New Liberty); Samuel Todd (Milton Twp),1830 Samuel Todd

(14)           Garrard Co: 1810 Samuel Todd, Jr

(15)           Owen Co:  1830 Samuel Todd, 1840 Samuel Todd

(b)   Land Records

(1)     Virginia Grants from Jillson

(2)     Old KY Grants from Jillson

(3)     Grants South of Green River from Jillson

(4)     Jefferson Entries from Jillson

(5)     KY Land Entries Abstracts

(6)     Lincoln County Entries Abstracts

(7)     Fayette Entries

(8)     KHS Master Index of KY Grants, Surveys

(9)     Court of Appeals Deed- Grantees (incomplete)

(10) Old KY Entries And Deeds

(11) Index and Abstracts of "Earliest Surveys of Land in KY"

(12) Certificates for Adjusting Titles to unpatented lands, 1780

(13) John Todd: 1000 acres on Gists Creek: 1780 entry, survey, patent

(c)    Probate Records

      (1) Will Index Prior to 1850

(d)   Miscellaneous

(e)    Bourbon Co (including Samuel Todd d 1788, Andrew Todd d 1816, John Todd d 1809 and Edward Todd d 1795)

(1)   Deed Index

(2)   Tax Records 1787-1806

(3)   Settlement of Samuel Todd 1792-1803

(4)   Will Book Index

(5)   Will Book Index Volume 1

(6)   Circuit Court Index

(7)     Abstracts of Bourbon County Todd Cases

(8)   Marriages

(9)   Deed of Samuel Todd, Jr 1810 (Botetourt Co. Samuel Todd family)

(10)           Will of John Todd 1809 (Abstract)

(11)           Estate Settlement of John Todd 1812 (Abstract)

(12)           Will and Estate Settlement of John Todd 1809 (copy of original)

(13)           Sophia Todd, orphan 1811

(14)           Will of John Todd 1827 (abstract)

(15)           Will of John Todd 1827 (copy of original)

(16)           Estate of John Todd, Jr.

(17)           Will of Andrew Todd 1816 (Abstract)

(18)           Will of Andrew Todd (copy of original)

(19)           Mary Todd widow of Andrew Todd re: slaves 1839

(20)              Appraisal of Estate of Samuel Todd, Bk A, page 9

(21)              Samuel Todd settlement of estate by Mary Todd 1792-1804, Bk B, p 212  (abstract)

(22)           Samuel Todd settlement of estate by Mary Todd 1792-1804 (copy)

(23)           Samuel Todd settlement, Jan 1793

(24)           Estate Settlement  of Edward Todd, 1799, Book B, page 58

(25)           Inventory of Edward Todd, Book A, p 248, Jun 1795

(26)           Abstract of Estate Settlement of Edward Todd

(27)           Abstract of Inventory of Edward Todd

(28)           1809 Deed:  Jean Todd to Leven Todd, 150 acres, waters of Townsend

(29)           1810 Deed:  Leven Todd to John Gillack: 7-1/2 acres being part of a tract of 150 acres

(30)           1800 Deed: Andrew Todd appoints Wm Todd of Westmoreland Co., PA to sell land on Crooked Creek and on Kiskominetas

(31)           1812 Deed:  John Todd to Richard Matheny, 2-1/2 acres on Coopers Run

(32)           1808:  Oba Timberlake to Andrew Todd, 200 acres

(33)           Reference to a Rev. Adam Todd/Tode contained in Court Case re: Levin Todd's challenge to administration of the Estate of his father Edward Todd

(f)     Fayette Co

(g)    Franklin County (a few marriage records)

(h)    Jefferson County (see also John Todd (1750-1813))

(1)   Extracts from Jefferson Co Records 1781-1791 (mostly Col John Todd)

(2)   Deed Indexes

(i)      Logan Co (including Benjamin Todd 1749-1823)

(j)     Madison County

(1)     Marriage Records

(2)     Excerpts from "forks of Elkhorn Church"  re: Richard Todd of Spotsylvania Co, VA, Samuel Todd of Botetourt Co, VA and William, Richard and Thomas Todd of the King and Queen County, VA family

(3)     Wills of Madison Co 1787-1803 including ref to Benjamin Todd in will of John Rice 1805 (possible Maryland connection?)

(4)     Will of John Todd, 1860

(5)     Court Settlement Heirs of John Todd 1864

(k)   Mercer County:  Deed Index

(l)      Pulaski County:  Family of William Todd d 1831 who came from Ireland and family of Joseph and Charity Henninger Todd who came to Pulaski Co in 1830s.

(m)  Shelby Co

(1)   Deed Indexes 1792-1833

(2)   1802 Purchase by John Todd from DavidGregg

(3)   1818 James Blake to Elizabeth Carroll (John Todd’s widow)

(4)   1819:  Willis Todd, Polly Todd and Nancy Todd infants over 14 of Joseph Todd Dec’d (Fauquier Co Todds)

(5)   1827 Sale by John Todd Heirs

(6)   1828 Sale by David Todd, heir of John Todd

(7)   1828 Purchase by Samuel Todd from Benj. Roberts

(8)   Marriage Records

(9)   Abstracts of Marriage Records

(10)                       Faquier Co, VA Joseph Todd with supposed connection to Shelby Co (unverified)

(n)    Warren Co:  John Todd (1786 Ga-1808 Warren Co., KY-1862 MO)

(o)   Woodford County:  Descendants of William Todd d 1815 of King & Queen Co, VA



(7)      North Carolina  (10 pages)

(8)   Indiana (1820 census alphabetical and by county): (3 pages)

(9)      Ohio – (includes families from Maryland) (12 pages)

(a)     1812 Tax Payers of Ohio

(b)    Early Ohio Tax Lists 1810-1825+1840,1841

(c)     Extracts from Seneca County, 1998 (Thomas, Lance, Henry, Joseph Todd)

(d)    Letters Left in Chillicothe Post Office and some Cincinatti Post Office

(e)     Analysis of Todd Census entries 1820-1850 by County

(f)      Map of Ohio Counties

(g)     1820 Census for Todd

(h)     1830 Census for Todd

(i)       1850 Census: Joseph Todd of Seneca Co

(j)      1880 Census  for Todd

(10)  Irish Todds (22 pages)

(a)    Griffiths Index 1848-1864 for Todd

(b)   Irish Will Index

(11) Tennessee (1820 and 1830 census for Todd) (8 pages)

(12)   New York Todd Marriages




C.       Materials Organized by Family

(See also family information filed in the “Geographically Organized Materials” above)



(1)      Robert Todd (1697-1775) of Ireland and Philadelphia Co, PA and Andrew Todd ( -1791) of Ireland, Chester Co. and Bedford Co, PA and Louisa Co., VA - family of Emilie Todd Helm (including descendants in KY)

(a)         1905 Published Manuscript of the Todd Family of Emilie Todd Helm

(b)        Introduction to 1905 publication indicating changes introduced by publisher 

(c)         Essay:  Correcting the Errors in the 1905 Published Manuscript

(d)        Table of Contents of the Todd Family Papers microfilm1779-1900

(e)         Abstract of selected letters to Andrew Todd 1799-1812

(f)          McFarland History of the Todd Family 2 pp

(g)         Bible Register of John Todd, son of Robert Todd (1697-1775) and Dr. Andrew Todd, son of Andrew Todd d 1791



(h)          Group Sheet Rev John Todd 1719-1793, son of Robert Todd 1697-1775

(i)            Group Sheet Samuel Todd ( d 1788), son of Robert Todd

(j)           1881 ltr from Mary Culbertson,  re: descendants of Samuel Todd d 1788

(k)         Col John Todd, son of David Todd, grandson of Robert Todd 1697-1775



(l)            1791 Andrew Todd will

(m)        Ref. To Anne Todd, dau. Of Andrew Todd d 1791

(n)          Ref to Andrew Porter and McDowell Family

(o)         1799 letter Andrew Todd, Jr to John McCulloh

(p)         McDowell Family (connection to wife of Andrew Todd, Sr.)

(q)        See also KY Folder for John Todd of Shelby Co, possible son of Andrew d 1791

(2)      John and James Todd of Chester County and Philadelphia: Film 1573649 Item 5, PA

(a)     Descendancy Charts of John Todd b ca 1690-1700 d 1774 Chester Co

(b)     Notes on John Todd d 1793 and John Todd Jr. d 1793 Phila.

(c)     Wills of Chester Co Todds

(d)     See Chester Co records for 1714 Land Record of James Todd

(3)      Joseph Todd d 1699 of Philadelphia, PA (NC, KY, GA): Film 1573649 Item 5

(a)     Descendancy Charts of Joseph Todd, including familes migrated to NC and KY

(b)     See also records of  Philadelphia County , Madison Co. KY

(4)      William Todd Family of Abington Pres. Church, Philadelphia Co and Augusta/Bedford/Botetourt Co, VA (including descendants in KY):  See Section C(6): Film : Film 1573649 Item 5


Virginia: C5 to C8: 1573649 Item 6


(5)      Thomas Todd d 1677 of Virginia and Maryland (branches in Virginia: Essex and King and Queen Co, VA)

(a)    Henings statutes 1761 re: Thomas Todd of Gloucester and King and Queen Co

(b)   See Section B(2)(a)(3) and Section B(6)(m) for more data on Virginia Family.


(6)      William Todd Family of Abington Pres. Church, Philadelphia Co and Augusta/Bedford/Botetourt Co, VA (including descendants in KY)

(a)     Abington Presbyterian Church birth registers

(b)     First Presbyterian Church birth registers

(c)     Transcripts including 1760 purchase by Wm Todd and 1770 sale by Wm Todd and John Todd of land in Bedford Co, VA

(d)     Misc references from Bedford, Botetourt, Rockbridge counties, VA

(e)     Samuel Todd, son of Wm

(1)     See transcripts above for list of Rockbridge Co Deeds

(2)     Deed from Borden to Samuel Todd, 1771

(3)     Deed to John Todd, son of Samuel 1775

(4)     Samuel Todd vs Wm McKee court cases 1791-1803

(5)     1812 Will of Samuel Todd, Clay Co, KY

(6)     Samuel Todd Family Group Sheet prepared by Mrs. W. G. Todd  (includes errors)

(7)     Margaret Scrugss Carruth's  1957 letter containing ERRONEOUS traditions re: Samuel Todd

(8)     Mrs. Jesse Lappe's 1958 erroneous traditions re: Samuel Todd

(9)     Mrs. Atkinson's erroneous traditions re: Samuel Todd

(10)      Marriage License of Sarah Todd, dau of Samuel Todd, 1794

(11)      Birth (1776) and marriage (1794) date of Alice Todd, dau of Samuel Todd

(12)      Jane Todd Crawford, daughter of Samuel

(a)    Several articles about her surgery for ovarian tumor - first such in America

(b)   Picture

(c)    Article:  "Birthplace of Jane Todd Crawford"

(d)   Article:  "Our Pioneer Heroine of Surgery -Mrs. Jane Todd Crawford" - gives data on family origins

(13)    Samuel Todd, son of Samuel

(a)     references in 1831 in Gallatin and Franklin Co, KY

(b)    1858 will of Samuel Todd, Jr.

(c)     Biography of Sister Gabriella Todd, dau of Samuel Todd, Jr.

(d)    1850 Census of Samuel Todd and wife Monarchia

(e)     1881 Letter of Wm Todd, son of Samuel Todd, Jr.

(14)        Sarah Todd, dau of Samuel, Group Sheet

(15)        James Todd, son of Samuel, possible references in Jessamine County

(16)     Bio of Dabney Todd, son of Samuel Todd 1772-1858

(17)     1758 Militia record of Samuel Todd

(f)       Low Todd, son of William Todd

(1)         Campbell Co., VA Deed Book for Low Todd and Low Todd Jr.

(2)         1787 Survey on Dog Creek for Low Todd

(3)         Will of Low Todd, 1792, Jefferson Co., TN

(4)         Abstract of Low Todd will

(5)         Children of Low Todd

(6)         1820 TN Census Index: Sources for pursuing children of Low Todd

(g)     (See also KY folder for John Todd (1746-1829), possible son/grandson of Wm)

(7)      William Todd d 1667-1684 of Stafford Co., VA

(8)      James Todd d 1799 northern Augusta Co, VA


Maryland: C(9) - C(12) : Film 1573650 Item 1


(9)      Michael Todd of Dorchester Co., MD

(a)     Witcraft's 1912 Todds of the Eastern Shore

(b)     Heineman's Descendancy Charts (possibly based on Witcraft and other sources)

(c)     Descendants of Michael Todd 1653-1731 (contains some errors)

(d)     E. Parker Todd's Descendants of Michael Todd 1733-1802

(e)     Some Dorchester Records from E. Parker Todd

(f)       Descendants of Michael Todd, Jr

(g)     Trowbridge's Descendants of Benjamin Todd d 1770

(h)     E. Parker Todd's References to Benjamin Todd d 1770

(i)       Deane's Descendants of Benjamin Todd d 1770 (includes data on Michael d 1730)

(j)       Mickey Dean's Descendants of Benjamin Todd d 1770

(k)     Wm Deane's Descendants of James Todd d ca 1754

(l)       Descendants of Jonathan, son of James Todd d ca 1754

(m)   Descendants of Jabin Todd (Corleen Arrowood's line)

(10)  Thomas Todd of Anne Arundel Co., MD:  See Anne Arundel County folder

(11)  Thomas Todd of Baltimore Co, MD

(a)     Tombstone abstracts from cemeteries on Todd properties in Baltimore

(b)     Merryman-Todd Family Connection

(c)     See also Baltimore Co. File

(12)     John Todd md Mary Jarman 1791 of Baltimore, MD and Ohio



Kentucky: C(13)-C(16): Film 1573650 Item 2

(13)  John Todd (1750-1813) of Shelby County., KY (See also possible connection to Emilie Todd Helm Family under Pennsylvania)

(a)     Essay on origins of John Todds (1750-1813, 1750-1782, 1746-1829) of KY

(b)     Descendants of John Todd and Mary Ruble by Gregg Branum

(c)     Descendants of John Todd and Mary Ruble by Ken Doig

(d)     Feb 1784: Letter of Levi Todd: re John Todd coming to KY

(e)     Abstracts of Shelby Co records

(f)       1791 Jefferson Co Will of John Gregg, Admin. John Todd

(g)     Ruble Family Materials

(h)     Reference to Todd Family Papers of Shelby CA 1843-1884, Kentucky Virtual Library

(14)       John Todd (1746-1829) of  VA & KY & TN

(a)     1781 Will of Patrick Lowry, probated 1795 Mercer Co., KY (dau Jane Todd)

(b)    1782 Military References (against Shawnee Indians)

(c)     1783 Tithables of Lincoln Co., KY (John Todd)

(d)    Feb 1784: Letter of Levi Todd: re John Todd coming to KY (must be different John Todd)

(e)     1782-1785 Land Records re: John Todd

(f)      1794 4th of July Celebration amongst Jessamine Co settlers (John Todd)

(g)     Jessamine County Grantor Index

(h)     1801 Sale of Land by John Todd and Lewis Craig in Fayette Co

(i)       1811 Bath Co Tax List (John Todd and David Todd)




(m)   Letter re: children of John Todd



(p)    David Todd, son of John Todd

(15)       John Todd (1740-1807) and Edward Todd (d 1795) of Maryland and Bourbon Co., KY

(a)     Bourbon County KY Court Case Abstracts

(b)    Family History of John Todd by Lorraine Lewellyn

(c)     Estate of Jesse Todd, Pike Co, MO

(16)  Benjamin Todd (1749-1823) of Baltimore Co, Anne Arundel Co MD and Logan Co. KY

(a)       Another Branch of the Todd Family:  Some Descendants of Benjamin Todd by Don Todd,

(b)      Court Case of William Harding, 1820, Logan Co. KY

(c)       1786 Deed of Benjamin Todd to Edmund Ford, Baltimore Co. MD

(d)      1786 Deed of Benjamin Todd to Ezkiel John  Dorsey, Baltimore Co. MD

(e)       Drane and Harding Family Materials: possible relatives of the Todds in MD & KY

(f)        Ford Family from Baltimore County Families 1659-1759

(g)       Another copy of "Origins of the Baltimore Co Todds 1780-1810"


North Carolina: Film 1573650 Item 3

(17)  John Todd b ca 1701-1711d 1795 Mechlenburg Co., NC (10 pages)(Items B.7 to B.12 on Film 1573649 Item 3


Georgia: Film 1573650 Item 3

(18)  John Todd of Philadelphia, North Carolina, , South Carolina, and Georgia


D.    Miscellaneous Information on the Todds: Film 1573650 Item 4

(1)      Todd Book: extracts on various Todd families  (113 pages)

(2)      Revolutionary War Pension Abstracts of Todds (also Hutton, McKee) and War of 1812 Pension Records (16 pages)

(3)      Simeon Seymour Todd, Family Historian (1826-1899)

(4)      Emily Todd Helm Papers Survey

(5)      Todd-Hutton-Houston Research: Film 1573650 Item 5

These materials were compiled in an effort to determine (1) if the tradition of a Samuel Todd d 1754-Ann Houston marriage had documentary support and (2) if there were connections between the Huttons and the Todds.  This research includes materials on all three families in VA and KY.  Especially valuable for the Todds in Stafford and Spotsylvania Co and the Huttons in Mercer, Anderson and Franklin Co, KY.  See also the Hutton Family folder.

(6)      Hutton Family : 1573650 Item 6

This folder begins with an essay summarizing the traditions and the documented history of the Hutton family of Augusta Co, VA, including its migrations to SC, AL and KY.  It includes the supporting documentation for the history of the family in those locales.

(7)      Todd -McKee-McMurtry Connection: Film 1573650 Item 7

This folder contains lineage information on the McKee family of Augusta Co, VA and KY.  It shows the links between the Todds-McKees-McMurtrys 

(8)      Todd-McQuiddy Connection: Film 1573650 Item 8

The family tradition of a David McQuiddy marrying Mary Todd Skaines was an error introduced by family historians.  The actual Todd-McQuiddy connection comes from  David's son William McQuiddy who married Alice McKee, a daughter of a Todd.