Caleb Todd, Sr., son of Joshua Todd and N.N..
Born ± ABT. 1708 at Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, died ± ABT. 1795 at Rowan Co., North Carolina, approximately 87 years
"Patented land in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1742. Sold land to Lewis Enger in 1756 and Went to Rowan County, North Carolina. The name of his first wife is not known, but he is said to have married second Margaret Williams about 1766. They moved to Wilkes County, Georgia about the time Benjamin Todd, Sr. moved to Rowan County, North Carolina. By 1790 they had returned to Rowan County where on the census his household included besides himself two free males 16 and up, one free male under 16,
and four free females. Apparently his household then included sons Joshua, Benjamin and John. His will dated 21 September 1794 (Book E, p. 30, Rowan County) was probated in 1796, with bequests to wife Margaret Todd and son Caleb Todd. Executors were sons Caleb Todd and Joshua Todd, witnesses Peter Todd and Thomas Todd." From Todd Roots in Madison County, Kentucky, p. 67.
Married/ Related to:
Unknown PRIVACY FILTER
|2nd marriage |
Caleb Todd, Sr., son of Joshua Todd and N.N..
Married before BEF. 1763 to:
Margaret Catherine Williams, daughter of Daniel Williams and N.N..
Born 1737, died at Warren County, Ky.
1. John Todd
Born May 25, 1773 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, died Apr 15, 1839 at Madison Co., Kentucky, 65 years
Father: John Todd b: ABT. 1773
Mother: Martha "Patsy" Collier
Marriage 1 Nancy Ruth Lee
Martha Ann Todd b: 16 FEB 1823
Elizabeth "Betty" Todd b: 1824
John Todd b: 1 JAN 1826
Marriage 2 Nancy Mills
Joel Todd b: ABT. 1828 note jhll error by Nancy Ruth Lee.
1860 census show Joel Sr. with real estate value at 700 dollars and personal estate at $1300 . His age as 60, Nancy at 62 (this would be his second wife), Joel Jr. 21 personal estate at $85,. Also two females lived with them. Eliza Parker age 15 and Polly Foreman age 20 (perhaps the two black women that lived with them.) On the census the race is not marked. My uncle Lee told me that he remembers a black woman living with his grandfather Joel Jr., and that she reminded him of the lady on the Aunt Jemima syrup bottle. He also thought that she was a former slave that had belonged to the family and that when she was freed she stayed with the family. Joel was a member of John Gregg Fee's anti-slavery church. Cassius M Clay gave Fee a 10 acre homestead if he would take up residency and preach. He called this place Berea, after the town mentioned in Acts 17:10 where men were open minded and receptive to the gospel. This was the start of Berea College.
In 1857-58 the mob spirit raged in Madison Co. Fee and others were threatened, but they conti nued to crusade for human rights. Hostility intensified by John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry. Two days before Christmas, 62 armed men rode into J.R. Rodger's yard (he was another leader and preacher) and told them their group had 10 days to leave the state. When the Govenor refused their protection, their exodus began to Ohio on the 7th day. the group numbering 34 carried only their necessary posessions confident of their return. They returned in 6 months.
Joel was one of the men who donated to Berea College.
James Todd (Jim) has a copy of the marriage bond for Joel Todd and Nancy Lee dated March 29
, 1822 and signed by Joel Todd and Thomas Todd
(from A Day of Small Things by Richard Sears - summarized by Thomas J. Todd)
According to Richard D. Sears, historian and teacher at Berea College, Kentucky, Joel was a s upporter of the abolitionist "colony" near Berea under the leadership of John Gregg Fee. Fee was given a grant of land by Senator Marcius Cassius Clay to start just such an antislavery movement in Kentucky. Senator Clay felt that as long as Kentucky held slavery, its poor and middle class would be under employed. With all of the waterfalls, Clay felt the state had the same potential for industrial development as New England, but that "the stain of slavery" would keep capitol venture out. Fee made an impassioned speech against slavery at a Fourth of July celebration in Richmond in 1859. Most of the influential men in the crowd were slave holders. Fee, rising to the occasion, pro claimed that any government that allowed the ownership of human beings was a government unworthy of obedience. This was too strong for Senator Clay to stomach and he removed his protective support for Fee's group.
Local slave holders were further incensed by Fee bringing "Yankee" school teachers from Ohi o into Madison Co. to teach children of all races. A committee of slave owners gave Fee and his followers ten days to leave Kentucky.
the 1850 census for Madison Co.
Dwelling 390, family 392
Joel Todd age 50 Farmer $1500 Real Estate born Madison Co.
Nancy Todd age 53 born Madison Co.
Irvin Todd age 22 born Madison Co.
Newton Todd age 20 born Madison Co.
Amanda Todd age 16, born Madison Co.
Lucy Todd age 14 born Madison Co.
Mary Todd age 13 born Madison Co.
Joe Todd age 10, born Madison Co.
Dwelling 391, family 393
John Todd age 25, Farmer $417 Real Estate born Madison Co.
Martha Todd age 23, born Madison Co.
Lucinda Todd 2, born Madison Co.
There is also a Madison Todd on this same page Dwelling 348, Family 390
Madison age 42, Farmer $5970 Real Estate, born Madison Co.
Sarah age 37
John M age 14
Mary E age 11
George age 9
James M age 7
Nancy age 5
Walter age 2
William age 1/12
James Fletcher age 24 Farmer
all born in Madison Co.
There was also a Baxter Todd on a previous page.
2. Elizabeth Todd
Born ± ABT. 1763 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, died before BEF. 1838 at Madison Co., Kentucky
3. Mary Todd
Born 1764 at Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
4. Joshua Todd
Died 1826 at Madison Co., Kentucky
5. Caleb Todd, Jr. PRIVACY FILTER
6. Benjamin Todd
Born ± ABT. 1759 at Pennsylvania