Mon Valley Biographies - Todd, John Osman

John Osman Todd, Redstone Twp

Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Fayette County by Gresham and Wiley,
1889, p400
 John Osman Todd of Menallen is a son of John Todd and Catherine Condon
Todd, and was born on the old Sharpless farm on the banks of Redstone Creek
in Redstone township, Fayette county, Penna, January 28, 1823.
 His grandfather, Thomas Todd, came from County Down, Ireland, and married
Elizabeth Huston, a Quakeress of Chester county, Penna.
 His father, John Todd, was born in Chester county; he served in the War of
1812, and was at the siege of Baltimore and was a soldier in Captain Giesey’
s Company of Brownsville.
 John Todd married Miss Catherine Condon, daughter of William Condon, who
was the first steward of the old poorhouse; and died when his son, John O
Todd, was eighteen months old.
 John O Todd was educated in the schools of William Beggs and Samuel Wilson
and later attended one term at Madison College. After his school days, he
engaged in farming and still continues in that business. Since the age of
eight years he has resided at the same place, and has always been a farmer.
 May 10, 1855, he married Miss Elizabeth Springer. To them were born seven
children: Ross M Todd, born 1856, machinist in Chicago; John H Todd, married
Harriett Craft, daughter of D B Craft, and in livery business at Uniontown;
Thomas S Todd, born 1868; Kate Todd, wife of Calvin Shoaf and dead; Laura
Todd, wife of William Barton; Eliza E Todd, wife of George Craft; and Sallie
Todd at home. Mrs Todd died October 31, 1871. Her father was Shepherd
 John O Todd was an “old line whig.” When that great political organization
went down, he enrolled himself in the ranks of its successor, the republican
party. He is an industrious citizen and a careful and prudent farmer.

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