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About John TODD of mercer co. ky.
One theory was for his parentage - but seems to be discounted
Rationale for assuming that John Todd (1746-1829) was the son of Andrew Todd.
Todd family historians have known for many years that the families of Levi, Robert and John Todd, Kentucky pioneers, grandsons of Robert Todd (1697-1775) of Philadelphia/Montgomery Co., PA and the families of Andrew Todd d 1791 have had close relationships. There was considerable correspondence between them between 1784 and 1816; there were some intermarriages:
Mary Todd dau of Andrew d 1791 married Samuel Todd son of Robert d 1775: Andrew Todd, son of Andrew d 1791 married Mary Todd, granddau of Robert Todd d 1775 by his son Rev. John Todd d 1793 Ann Todd, dau of Rev. John Todd married Robert Todd, grandson of Robert Todd d1775 by his son of David Todd d 1785
There were also connections between these families and the family of Samuel Todd of Botetourt Co, VA.:
Sarah Todd, dau of Samuel d 1813 md John Todd, son of Rev. John Todd d 1793
It was also known the Col. John Todd, grandson of Robert Todd, had lived in Botetourt Co, VA in the 1770s.
And in the land dealings in Kentucky, John Todd (1746-1829) was an assignee of land from Samuel Todd and from Robert Todd.
Furthermore, it was known that John’s son Joseph was born in Virginia.
So, in trying to identify John Todd (1746-1829) of central Kentucky, it was logical to look for a connection in Virginia to the PA family. Seeing that the fate of John Todd, son of Andrew Todd d 1791, was not known, it was logical to consider the possibility that John, before coming to Kentucky, had gone to Virginia just like his brother Andrew (1758-1816) and his cousin John (1750-1782).
Seeing that there was a John Todd in the Rockbridge tax list in 1778 seemed to support the theory that John Todd (1746-1829) was the son of Andrew d 1791.
This is a very logical theory. But the new information that has come to light suggests that it is not correct. At the time this research was done, it was not known that there was another John Todd associated with Samuel Todd and his immediate family, namely, John Todd son of Low Todd, and John Todd who sold half of William Todd’s Bedford Co., VA land in 1772. Also, other information had not come to light, namely, the data on the land grants in Westmoreland, the 1776 sale of land by John Todd to Andrew Porter, the Bedford Co tax lists (1776-1784), the details on the John Todd of Shelby Co KY family
Children of John Todd (1746-1829 TN)
ca 1746-1829 Wives:
1) Mary, married prior to 1769 (based on approximated birth year of eldest son) 2) Jean Lowry, married prior to 1781 (based on Patrick Lowry 1781 will reference to dau. Jane Todd) 3) Margaret Cook, married 1808 Bath Co., KY (per An anonymous descendant of John Todd 1746-1829)
Children: By first wife: (1) Joseph 1769 VA-1837IN; md (1) 1795 Margaret Wells; md (2) 1810 Catharine Ferguson; md (3) 1817 Villa Mincher McPherson. (2) Mary ca 1771VA -md 1791 Mercer Co Robert McKee (3) John b1770-1780 d 1841 Parke Co., IND md 1812 Sally Smith (birth per 1830 census)
by second wife:
(4) David 1784-1790, probably 1788 KY md 1813 Sarah Dickinson Smith (birth per 1810 and 1830 census) (5) Elizabeth "Betsy" Todd (1791-1859 TN) md 1839 Elisha Bagley (6) Samuel Todd (1796-1866) md Susah Holman; md 1839 Ann G. O. Dick (7) Levi M. Todd (c 1799 KY-c1867) md___Ann ____ (8) Son 1794-1800 (9) Son 1794-1800 (10) Elzira 1798 md Elijah Ringo d Lincoln Co TN after 1860
by third wife: (11) Son 1800-1810?(could this son be Eli Milton) (12) Eli Milton Todd 1811-1852, son of John and Margaret Cook Todd.
Hence, this John Todd had 10 documented children by 1799, but two were married by that date. Hence, this does not 100% match the 1799 letter of Andrew Todd, Jr. saying that his brother John had 12 children, one of whom was married.