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Levi David Todd

Nicknames: "The Old Indian Fighter", "Old Indian Fighter"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pa.
Death: Died in lexington, fayette, Kentucky
Place of Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette, kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of David Levi / David Andrew Todd s/o Robert Todd, Sr. (1697-1776) and Hannah Todd
Husband of Jane Todd
Father of Robert Smith Todd; Roger North Todd; Anna Maria Bullock; Hannah Stuart; Elizabeth Carr and 8 others
Brother of John Todd, Col.; Elizabeth Todd; Robert Todd, Judge; Andrew Todd; Owen Todd, Judge and 1 other

Occupation: General, Studied law and became a surveyor
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About Levi David Todd

Levi Todd 

(1756-1807)

Mary Todd Lincoln’s grandfather, Levi Todd, was an early Kentucky pioneer, Revolutionary War veteran, and a founder of Lexington.
     

Born in Pennsylvania in 1756, Todd studied law in Virginia and became a surveyor. In 1775, he moved to Kentucky with his two brothers, John and Robert, and settled at Fort Harrod (Harrodsburg) and St. Asaph’s (Stanford). As lawyers were rare on the frontier, in 1777 Levi became the first clerk of Kentucky County (then part of Virginia). Two years later, he established Todd’s Station near Lexington and married Jane Briggs. Threatened by Indian attacks, he moved to Lexington, which he had helped establish. He was one of the first landowners, an original town trustee, and the first clerk of the Fayette County Court.

In the Revolutionary War Todd was a lieutenant under George Rogers Clark, fighting at Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and against Native Americans in the Northwest Territory.  He was one of the few officers to survive the battle of Blue Licks on August 18, 1782.  His brother John, who led the Kentucky troops, was killed.  Levi later buried the dead and wrote his brother Robert that the corpses “were all stript naked, scalped & mangled . . .  it was hard to know one from another.  Our Brother was not known.”  He later succeeded Daniel Boone as commander of the Kentucky militia and was promoted to major general.

Todd was a delegate to the Kentucky statehood conventions of 1785 and 1787. He also supported education, serving as a trustee to Transylvania University. Levi and Jane’s seventh child was Robert Smith Todd, the father of Mary Todd Lincoln. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/Moments08RS/05_web_leg_moments.htm

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Levi Todd Born October 4, 1756(1756-10-04) Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Colony Died September 6, 1807(1807-09-06) (aged 50) Lexington, Kentucky, United States Nationality Scots-Irish and Welsh decent Occupation Businessman, farmer and civil servant Known for Early pioneer and businessman of Kentucky; co-founder of Lexington, Kentucky Spouse Jane Briggs (m. 1779–1800) ±start: (1779)–end+1: (1801)"Marriage: Jane Briggs to Levi Todd" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Todd) Jane Holmes (m. 1802–1807) ±start: (1802)–end+1: (1808)"Marriage: Jane Holmes to Levi Todd" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Todd) Children 11 children Parents David Todd, father Hannah Owen, mother Relatives John Todd, brother Robert Todd, brother

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http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mysouthernfamily/myff/d0058/g0000025.html#I95267:

“LEVI TODD – b. October 4, 1756 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania d. September 6, 1807 in Lexington, Kentucky. He moved to Kentucky in 1776. As a member of the military he eventually earned the rank of General. General Todd married Jane “Betsy” Briggs on February 25, 1779. She died in July 1800. General Todd then married Jane Holmes Tantum in about 1803.

“LEVI TODD (David, Robert, John, James) – b. October 4, 1756 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania d. September 6, 1807. He was educated in Virginia with his elder brothers. Levi studied law, became a surveyor and moved to Kentucky in 1776. He was an officer under George Rogers Clark and rose to the rank of major general. He was on of the pioneer settlers of Kentucky living at Fort Harrodsburg, Logan’s Fort, and Todd’s station. He became one of the first lot owners in the newly found city of Lexington, Kentucky on December 26, 1781. Levi built a brick residence outside the city limits of Lexington on Boonesboro Road. He named his home “Ellerslie” after the Todd ancient, ancestral home in Scotland. On February 25, 1779, LEVI TODD married Jane “Betsy” Briggs, the daughter of Captain Samuel and Sarah (Logan) Briggs.

“After the death of his first wife, General Levi Todd married Mrs. Jane Holmes-Tatum. Together, they had one son.

“L. James Clarke Todd – b. about 1807 – d. June 1849. Married Maria Blair, the daughter of Samuel Blair. James was the Sheriff of Fayette County, Kentucky. James abandoned his wife Maria and their two small boys:

1. Samuel Blair Todd – (? -?) Married Sallie Kay.

2. Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd (? -?). Married Fannie Swift.

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Gen. Levi TODD Born: 1756 at: PA Died: 1807 Married: 25 Feb 1779 at: St Asaphs, Kentucky Co. VA, now Lincoln Co. KY Father: David TODD Mother: Hannah OWEN

wife: Jane "Betsey" Logan BRIGGS Born: 1761 at: Died: 1803 at: CHILDREN 1) Nancy TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 2) Judge David TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 3) Ann Mariah TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 4) Jane Briggs TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 Spouses: Daniel BURK

5)  Margaret TODD   Born:  BET 1779 AND 1791    

6) Roger North TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 Spouses: unknown FERGUSON 7) Samuel TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 8) Levi TODD Born: BET 1779 AND 1791 9) Hannah TODD Born: 1781 Harrodsburg, Lincoln (now Mercer) Co. KY Died: 1834; Married: 1802 at: Spouses: Rev. Robert STUART

10)   Elizabeth TODD   Born:  ABT 1782 Died:  30 Oct 1863;   Married:  17 Jun 1801 :  Lexington, Fayette Co. KY  Spouses:  Charles M. CARR  
11)  John TODD   Born:  27 Apr 1787    Lexington, Fayette Co. KY   Died:  6 Jan 1865; Married:  1 Jul 1813  Spouses:  Elizabeth SMITH   

12) : Robert Smith TODD Born: 25 Feb 1791 Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Died: 15 Jul 1849 Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL ; Married: 13 Nov 1812 Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Spouses: Eliza Ann PARKER , Elizabeth HUMPHRIES http://www.alkire.org/gen/michael/d0003/f0000021.html#I3789

RECORD:

1. Emilie and Katherine Helm , TODD & HELM FAMILY PAPERS. , http://beauproductions.com/marylincoln/biography/geneology.htm. NOTOE Emilie and Katherine protected, and often changed, ages of women in the family. Emilie’s grandmother commented that a woman’s age was a ‘changeable number," and Emilie heeded her grandmother’s advice on several occasions. Even in census records, Emilie changed her daughters’ ages. To further protect their age, Emilie listed family members by listing all the male children in their order of birth, and then listing the female children in their birth order. Here, when information is available, the lists have been changed from Emilie’s original order to placing the children in their descending order of birth. If information is not available, the lists have been left as Emilie originally wrote them. " LEVI TODD (David, Robert, John, James) b. October 4, 1756 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania d. September 6, 1807. He was educated in Virginia with his elder brothers. Levi studied law, became a surveyor and moved to Kentucky in 1776. He was an officer under George Rogers Clark and rose to the rank of major general. He was on of the pioneer settlers of Kentucky living at Fort Harrodsburg, Logan’s Fort, and Todd’s station. He became one of the first lot owners in the newly found city of Lexington, Kentucky on December 26, 1781. Levi built a brick residence outside the city limits of Lexington on Boonesboro Road. He named his home Ellerslie after the Todd ancient, ancestral home in Scotland. On February 25, 1779, LEVI TODD married Jane Betsy Briggs, the daughter of Captain Samuel and Sarah (Logan) Briggs. Their children were:

A. Hannah b. February 1781 at Logan’s Fort, Kentucky d. March 1834 of cholera. She is believed to have been the first white child born in Kentucky. In 1802, Hannah married Reverend Robert Stuart. Their children were:

B. Elizabeth b. 1782 - d. October 1865. In 1803, she married Charles Carr. Their children were:

C. Dr. John Todd b. April 27, 1787 in Lexington, Kentucky, d. January 9, 1865 in Springfield, Illinois. He married Elizabeth Fisher Blair Smith July 1, 1813. They moved to Illinois in 1817. Their children were:

D. Nancy b. (?) - d (?) believed to be the fourth child or possibly a twin.Married Dr. John Todd, her 1st cousin and the son of Judge Robert Todd. Their children were:


E. Judge David Todd b. March 29, 1786 d. June 9, 1859 in Columbia, Missouri. On April 7, 1812, David married Eliza Barr. They moved to Missouri in 1816. Their children were:

F. Anne Marie - b. June 17, 1778 - d. May 7, 1863 Ann stayed with her brother Robert Smith Todd to tend to his children after the death of his wife Eliza Parker Todd. Married Walter Bullock. Ann was his second wife. There were no descendants.

G. ROBERT SMITH TODD b. February 25, 1791 d. July 16, 1849 (See Generation Six)

H. Samuel Briggs Todd b. May 15, 1793 at Lexington, Kentucky d. September 3, 1876 at Columbia, Missouri. Samuel fought at the River Raisin with his brothers, and was wounded in the left shoulder. He was captured by Indians and was later ransomed. He married Caroline Barr (b. February 28, 1794 d. September 1, 1875) from Fayette County, Kentucky. Their children were:

I. Roger North Todd b. September 5, 1797 d. April 11, 1846. He moved to Missouri in 1819. He married Matilda Ferguson (b. 1802 d. March 11, 1871). Their children were:


J. Jane Briggs Todd (b. June 3, 1796 d. Mary 30, 1856). One June 2, 1819, Jane married Daniel Breck (February 12, 1788- February 4, 1871) He became a federal judge. Judge Daniel Breck and Jane Briggs Todd had the following children:


K. Margaret B. Todd b. June 4, 1799 d. November 27, 1865[6]. Married Colonel William Rodes (1792 - d. July 1856) in Fayette County, Kentucky. She was his second wife. They had one child.


After the death of his first wife, General Levi Todd married Mrs. Jane Holmes-Tatum. Together, they had one son. L. James Clarke Todd b. about 1807 d. June 1849. Married Maria Blair, the daughter of Samuel Blair. James was the Sheriff of Fayette County, Kentucky. James abandoned his wife Maria and their two small boys:."

2. wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levi_Todd. "Levi Todd (October 4, 1756 – September 6, 1807) was an 18th century American pioneer who, with his brothers John and Robert Todd, helped found present-day Lexington, Kentucky and were leading prominent landowners and statesmen in the state of Kentucky prior to its admission into the United States in 1792.

He was also the grandfather of Mary Todd Lincoln, the later wife of President Abraham Lincoln, born to his son Robert S. Todd, a longtime clerk of the Kentucky House of Representatives and later representative of Fayette County. His grandson John T. Stuart, born to his daughter Hannah Todd and noted Presbyterian preacher Rev. Robert Stuart, was a prominent Illinois lawyer and a later partner of Lincoln.[1][2]

Two of his daughters married politicians, Jane Briggs marrying congressman Daniel Breck and Elizabeth Todd marrying Charles Carr, the son of Kentucky statesman Walter Carr.[3]

Contents [hide] 1 Biography 1.1 Early life 1.2 Militiaman and civil servant 1.3 Later life 2 References 3 Further reading


[edit] Biography[edit] Early lifeThe youngest son of David Todd and Hannah Owen, Levi Todd was raised and educated with his brothers in Louisa County, Virginia and studied law under General Andrew Lewis.[1] He later followed his brothers to Kentucky arriving with John Floyd to establish the settlement of Lexington in the summer of 1775. Following the completion of the stockade walls, Todd was elected one of four Gentlemen Trustees with David Mitchell, Henry McDonald and Michael Warnock following a town meeting held on March 29, 1776. Over the next year, Todd and the others would begin making plans for the construction of buildings and the eventual expansion of the settlement.[4] In 1777, he was appointed the first clerk of Kentucky County.[5]


The capture of Rocheblave at Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.Todd and his two brothers fought in the western theater of the American Revolutionary War under General George Rogers Clark during the Illinois campaign and, as a lieutenant, was present at the capture of Kaskaskia in 1778. He was also part of the detachment that captured British agent Philippe-François de Rocheblave and escorted him to Virginia as a prisoner-of-war.[2] He was later awarded 2,156 acres (8.73 km2) of land at Clark's Grant for his service during the campaign.[6]

Following the campaign, Todd and his brothers returned to the settlement to encourage other pioneers to settle in Lexington as well as defend against occasional Indian attacks. He married his first wife, Jane Briggs, at St. Asaphs Fort in Lincoln County on February 25, 1779; they had eleven children.[7] In April, commanding a militia company from Harrod's Town, he took part in Colonel John Bowman's expedition against the Shawnee town of Chillicothe.[8]

During this time, Todd became a farmer as well opening a successful law practice. He accumulated large amounts of land which he bought cheap as land strips from veterans received in lieu of payment by the federal government. His small farm eventually grew to a plantation covering three counties.[9]

That same year, he founded Todd's Station on the northern bank of South Elkhorn Creek on the road the mouth of the Dick's River. Only a short distance from Lexington, he was forced to abandon the station the following summer due to threats of Indian attacks and settled in Lexington permanently.[5]

[edit] Militiaman and civil servantIn 1780, he was appointed court clerk of Fayette County by Governor Isaac Shelby. For twenty-seven years until his death in 1807, he was chiefly responsible for recording depositions, the relinquishment of dowers, furnishing and keeping records of road surveys, making lists of taxable property, issuing marriage licenses, drawing up and keeping deeds and mortgages among other administrative duties. He also acted one of the first trustees to Transylvania University. Levi was one of the first recorded land holders when the city plans were finally adopted on December 26, 1781.[5] In early 1782, the town council selected a new trustee board which included John Todd and William McConnell.[10]

He also served as a major in the Fayette County Militia and, on August 16, 1782, he led 40 militiamen from Lexington and Boone's Station after receiving news that British Captain William Caldwell and an Indian war party were raiding Bryan's Station, a small fortification five miles (8 km) north of Lexington. Although 17 of his men were able to enter the fort, Todd and the others were forced to pull back. Caldwell attempted to burn down the fort, but was unable to force the Kentuckians surrender. He eventually retreated the following day, being satisfied with destroying the crops and livestock left outside.[11]

Shortly after this incident, Todd participated at the Battle of Blue Licks, in which his brother John Todd was killed. As county clerk, he wrote the first contemporary account of the battle the following day as directed by his brother Robert Todd. It is considered the more accurate of five accounts available on the battle. He later wrote another account, the fifth and last published, as requested for both civil and military officials as their official report of the battle and included the eyewitness testimony of himself and Daniel Boone.[12] He succeeded Daniel Boone as commander of the militia becoming a major general.[1]

He was also a delegate to the Kentucky statehood conventions in Danville, Kentucky on May 23, 1785, on August 8, 1785, and on September 18, 1787.[5]

[edit] Later lifeIn 1787, he built the first brick house in Fayette County. Located on Richmond Pike outside Lexington, the house was named after the small Scottish village Ellerslie where the Todd family originated during the 16th century. Originally a one room-deep, two story square home on 30 acres (120,000 m2), he hired the first arriving bricklayers and carpenters to expand the house, eventually turning it into a large country villa with an additional 20 rooms elaborately designed both inside and outside the home. The estate had a number of outbuildings, particularly a stone round house where Todd stored the public documents of Fayette County.[9] In 1801, he also donated land on which the oldest standing Presbyterian Church in Fayette County, the Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church, was built.[13]

In 1803, angry tenant farmers and squatters threatened to burn down the home, in an attempt to destroy court documents threatening their property rights as the result of a recent court decision. Although the Ellerslie estate itself was spared, his personal office was burned down by the mob on January 31. As a result, most of the early records of the settlement were destroyed. The remaining records still legible were later copied by a special committee.[14]

At the time of his death in 1807, he owned 7,000 acres (28 km2) in Fayette and Franklin County and was worth over $6,000. Among his possessions included silver, fine china and leather-bound books; his personal library also contained rare works by Mary Wollstonecraft, Edmund Burke and William Blackstone. He also owned twenty-one slaves, nine horses and other livestock, and a carriage. He was buried in Lexington Cemetery.[9]

The family home was inherited by Robert S. Todd, who in turn left it to Margaret Preston in 1857, before its purchase by the Lexington Water Company in 1884. The company used several 100 acres (400,000 m2) to build a reservoir as well as present-day Mentelle Park;[15] the house itself existed until 1947 when it was torn down to build the now defunct Lexington Mall.[16]

[edit] References1.^ a b c Herndon, William H. and Jesse W. Weik. Abraham Lincoln. Vol. 1 New York and London: Appleton & Co., 1913. (pg. 192-193) 2.^ a b Reynolds, John. The Pioneer History of Illinois: Containing the Discovery, in 1673, and the History of the Country to the Year 1818. Chicago: Furgus Printing Company, 1887. (pg. 143) 3.^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States, Volume XI. New York: James T. White & Co., 1901. (pg. 412) 4.^ Hayden, Robert. William Haydon, Kentucky Adventurer, 1740-1819. Little Rock: R. Haydon, 2000. (pg. 118) ISBN 0-9666756-2-2 5.^ a b c d Kleber, John E. The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Louisville: University Press of Kentucky, 1992. (pg. 888) ISBN 0-8131-1772-0 6.^ Hayden, William. Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio, 1778-1783. Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Company, 1896. (pg. 951-952) 7.^ Green, Thomas Marshall. Historic Families of Kentucky. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1889. (pg. 207, 213) 8.^ Harper, Lillie DuPuy. Colonial Men and Times. Philadelphia: Kessinger Publishing, 2006. (pg. 26) ISBN 1428629610 9.^ a b c Baker, Jean H. Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1987. (pg. 4-8) ISBN 0-393-30586-4 10.^ Wright, John D. Lexington Heart of the Bluegrass: An Illustrated History. Louisville: University Press of Kentucky, 1994. (pg. 4) ISBN 0912839066 11.^ Clark, Jerry E. The Shawnee. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1993. (pg. 107) ISBN 0-8131-1782-8 12.^ Whitsitt, William H. Life and Times of Judge Caleb Wallace: Some Time a Justice of the Court Appeals of the State of Kentucky. Louisville: John P. Morton & Co., 1888. (pg. 90) 13.^ Alvey, R. Gerald. Kentucky Bluegrass Country. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1992. (pg. 119) ISBN 0-87805-544-4 14.^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth. Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1992. (pg. 227) ISBN 0-916489-49-3 15.^ Sehlinger, Peter J. Kentucky's Last Cavalier: General William Preston, 1816-1887. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004. (pg. 194) ISBN 0-916968-33-2 16.^ Edwards, Don. (May 27, 1999) 'Ghosts of time catch up with everything, even malls.' Herald-Leader."

3. David Andrew Todd Descendants, http://genealogyconnections.blogspot.com/2007/11/david-andrew-todd-decendants.html. ". MAJOR GENERAL LEVI5 TODD (DAVID ANDREW4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born October 1756 in Montgomery Co. PA, and died 06 September 1807 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. He married (1) JANE BRIGGS 25 February 1779 in Stanford, KY, daughter of SAMUEL BRIGGS and SARAH LOGAN. She was born June 1761, and died 1800. He married (2) JANE HOLMES 1801 in KY. She was born 07 August 1770 in VA.

Notes for MAJOR GENERAL LEVI TODD: One of the first emigrants to Kentucky. Appointed first clerk of Fayette County Court (1780-1807) by Kentucky's first governor, Isaac Shelby. Built first house in Fayette Co., KY. Named "Ellerslie" after the small Scottish village where his 16th century Todd ancestors had lived. Buried in Lexington Cemetery. Tombstone reads, "General Levi Todd - a youthful adventurer to Kentucky and active in its defense in the most perilous time."

From "Robert Stuart and his Descendants," by Robert Stuart Sanders, 1962: "Major General Levi Todd was one of the defenders of the fort at Horrodsburg; he afterwards assisted Logan to hold Ft. St. Asaphs at Stanford, KY; was major, colonel, brigadier and major general of Kentucky forces till his death in 1807."

From "Historic Families of Kentucky," by Thomas Marshall Green, originally published Cincinnati, 1889, reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1996, p 212-213: "Levi, third son of David Todd and Hannah Owen, was born in Pennsylvania, 1756; was educated with his elder brothers in VA; with them studies law, became a surveyor, came early to KY, and at first seems to have been one of the defenders of the fort at Harrodsburg; afterward he assisted Logan to hold St. Asaphs. He was stationed at St. asaphs when he married Jane or Betsy Briggs. Afterward, he fortified Todd's Station, in Jessamine, whence he removed to Lexington, where he was a purchaser at the first sale of lots, 1781. He was a clerk of the first court of quarter sessions held in Harrodsburg, spring 1777; was a member of both the Danville conventions of 1785, and 1787. When Fayette Co. was formed, he was appointed its first clerk, and held the office until his death in 1807. The three brothers, John, Robert, and Levi, were all opposed to slavery as a permanent institution, and though each owned slaves, they were treated in the most humane manner. He was a lieutenant under George Rogers Clarke against Kaskaskia, and Vincennes; was with Logan in the attack upon the Indian town when Bowman's panic thwarted the well-concerted plan; was major of Logan's Lincoln Co. regiment, and participated in two other expeditions against the Indians of Ohio and Indiana; and was a major in the hottest of the fight at Blue Licks, where his gallant and gifted brother fell. According to an article in the Lexington Observer & Reporter, June 17, 1848, he comanded a battalion in the battle of Blue Licks. He dismounted, tied his horse, and fought on foot that day, and subsequently gave in writing the facts connected with the death of his brother, Colonel John Todd. Afterward, he became brigadier and then a major-general. Those military titles were won by actual service; his reputation was secured by real and hard fighting. A solid, substantial, enterprising citizen; a sensible, intelligent, well-educated man; a consistent Presbyterian; a valuable and faithful public servant; a good soldier; - of course he was respected at a time when those qualities were most useful and honored. Gen. Levi Todd and Jane or Betsy Briggs, were the parents of 11 children. After the death of his first wife, he married Mrs. Tatum, by whom he had a son, James, the father of Dr. L. B. Todd, of Lexington."

From "Centennial History - History of Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois," by John Power, 1876. "Levi Todd, the youngest of the three brothers, was engaged in the early Indian wars in Kentucky, and was a Lieutenant under Col. Clark in the expedition that left Corn Island, opposite Louisville, and captured Ft. Gates and the village of Kaskaskia, July 4, 1778. M. Rocheblave, the commander of the fort, was so mortified at his having been surprised and captured without firing a gun, that he would not accept any courtesies from his captors, and was sent under a military guard to VA. Lieutenant Levi Todd commanded the squad of soldiers who took the prisoner back. He afterwards acquired the title of General, was clerk of the second court of Fayette Co. KY, the greater part of his life, and lived and died in Lexington."


From the "Reminiscences from the Life of Col. Cave Johnson", by Cave Johnson, 1849, several months before his passing. Pub. in the KY Register May 1922. Reprinted in the Johnson Digest, by Robert & Louise Stracener Payne. Private Printing, 1990: "In the year 1786, the government authorized Gen. Clark to carry out another expedition against them, which he undertook, and raised a considerable force. Col. Levi Todd was selected to command Fayette troops, and Benj Logan from the south of KY; Col. Wm. Steele, Capt Robert Sanders and myself were selected as Captains, with others whose names I do not recollect. In Col. Todd's regiment we rendevoused at the Falls, where Gen. Clark took Command. He sent his field piece by water down the Ohio and up the Wabash. The army marched by land, and on the way, before reaching Vincennes, the officers held a council of war, and sent Col. Logan back for the purpose of raising another army and marching into the Indian country on the Miami, presuming that the Indians were generally collected on the Wabash in order to meet our expedition. We marched on to Vincennes where we remained a number of days waiting for our cannon, which was detained by low water, until we had eaten up nearly all our provisions. When the cannon arrived, we marched on up the river about two days, when the egiment that Logan left, mutinied and refused to go further, alleging they had not sufficient stock of provisions, etc. I suppose losing their Colonel had its influence. Gen. Clark was mortified. We returned home. Col. Logan with the command he had raised, went into the Miami country, and succeeded against the Indians fully up to expectations."

Among the list of residents of Ft. Harrod were Levi Todd and family, and Robert Todd. General Todd married (1) Feb. 25, 1779, Jane briggs (died 1800), daughter of Capt. Samuel and Sarah (Logan) Briggs, and a niece of Gen. Benjamin and John Logan. It is a tradition in the Todd family that Jane Briggs wove her wedding garmet from a weed known as wild cotton. General Todd married (2) the widow, Mrs. Tatum (born Holmes), of Carlisle, PA

Notes for JANE HOLMES: When Jane married Levi Todd, she was Mrs. Tatum, a widow.

Children of LEVI TODD and JANE BRIGGS are: i. ANN MARIA6 TODD, b. 17 June 1778; d. 1884; m. WALTER BULLOCK. ii. HANNAH TODD, b. February 1781, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY; m. REV. ROBERT STUART. Notes for HANNAH TODD: Died of coholera. iii. ELIZABETH TODD, b. 1782; d. 1863; m. CHARLES CARR. iv. NANCY TODD, m. JOHN TODD. 8. v. DOCTOR JOHN TODD, b. 27 April 1787, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. vi. DAVID TODD, b. 29 March 1786, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; m. ELIZA BARR. Notes for DAVID TODD: Judge. Lived Columbia, MO. 9. vii. ROBERT SMITH TODD, b. 25 February 1791, Harrodsburg, KY; d. 15 July 1849, Springfield, Sangamon, IL. viii. SAMUEL BRIGGS TODD, b. 15 May 1793, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. ix. MARGARET TODD, m. WILLIAM RODES. x. ROGER NORTH TODD, b. 05 September 1797, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; m. (UNKNOWN) FERGUSON. Notes for ROGER NORTH TODD: Honorable North Todd. Was he a lawyer or a judge? Lived in Columbia, MO, where his brother, Judge David Todd also lived. xi. JANE BRIGGS TODD, b. 03 June 1798; m. JUDGE DANIEL BRECK. Child of LEVI TODD and JANE HOLMES is: xii. JAMES CLARKE6 TODD, b. 09 August 1802, KY."

4. William Leavy, A MEMOIR OF LEXINGTON AND ITS VICINITY, Kentucky Register. " 1803-4 John Todd, Senr., son of Gen'l. Robt. Elder Presbn. Church, K. died, advanced age

  • 1803-4 John Todd Jr. son of Genl. Levi
  • 1808-9 Robert S. Todd, Member Ky. Legislature, dec'd. Saml. B. Todd, removed to Missouri, North Todd, James C. Todd, Sheriff Fayette Co., & Elder Pres. Ch.,
  • 1808-9 David Todd, Jr., died while at College, son of Genl. Robt.
  • 1805-9 Levi Luther Todd, alive, Judge, Indiana, 1874, Thomas Todd, Inda. decd. 1874."."
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Gen. Levi Todd's Timeline

1756
October 4, 1756
Lancaster, Pa.
1778
June 17, 1778
Age 21
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky
1779
February 25, 1779
Age 22
St Asaphs, Lincoln, Kentucky, United States
1781
February 1781
Age 24
Lexington
1782
1782
Age 25
Lexington, KY, USA
1786
March 29, 1786
Age 29
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky
1787
April 27, 1787
Age 30
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1789
October 1789
Age 32
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1791
February 25, 1791
Age 34
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1793
May 15, 1793
Age 36
lexington, fayette, Kentucky