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Birthplace: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States
Occupation: Lawyer, Slave owner, argued against slavery, Judge, Businessman
Managed by: Anne Kathryn Phillips
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About Robert Smith Todd

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Robert Smith Todd, was a wealthy businessman with connections to many noted bluegrass politicians.

The son of a pioneer founder of Lexington, Robert was born there in February 1791. He studied at Transylvania University, became a lawyer, and, in November 1812, married Eliza Parker. Their third child, born on December 13, 1818, was the future Mary Todd Lincoln.

When the War of 1812 erupted, Todd served in the 5th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers. He later operated a successful grocery, spent decades as clerk of the Kentucky House of Representatives, and served in the Kentucky Senate. He was actively involved in local politics, serving on the Fayette (Fiscal) Court and the Lexington City Council. He was also a bank president and cotton merchant.

In 1825, his wife died, leaving him a thirty-four-year-old widower with six children. He later married Betsy Humphreys, leading to friction between the Todd children and their new stepmother. In 1832, Todd purchased a home on Main Street in Lexington. Many of Todd’s influential friends visited there, including Henry Clay and U. S. senator John J. Crittenden.


Robert died on July 16, 1849. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/Moments09RS/web/Lincoln%20moments%2011.pdf

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Robert Smith, birth 25 February 1791, Lexington,Fayette Co.,Kentucky, died 17 July 1849, Liberty Heights,Fayette Co.,Kentucky, buried, Lexington Cem.,Lexington,Fayette Co.,Kentucky (age at death: 58 years old). Married in November 1812, Lexington,Fayette Co.,KY, to Eliza Ann Parker, birth in 1795, Lexington,Fayette Co.,Kentucky, died 6 July 1825, Lexington,Fayette Co.,Kentucky (age at death: 30 years old),

  • 1) Elizabeth P., birth 18 November 1813, Lexington,Kentucky, died. Married 18 February 1832, Lexington,Kentucky, to Ninian Wirt Edwards.
  • 2) Francis Jane, birth 7 March 1815, Lexington,Kentucky, died. Married 21 May 1839 to William S. Wallace, birth in 1802, died in 1867 (age at death: 65 years old).
  • 3) Levi Oldham, birth 25 June 1817, died 18 July 1864, Lexington,Kentucky (age at death: 47 years old).
  • 4) Mary Ann, birth 12 December 1818, ,KY, died 16 July 1882, ,IL (age at death: 63 years old). Married 4 November 1842, ,IL, to Abraham Lincoln, President , birth 12 February 1809, ,KY, died 15 April 1865, Washington,D.C. (age at death: 56 years old).
  • 5) Robert Parker, birth in 1820, died in July 1822 (age at death: 2 years old).
  • 6) Ann Marie, birth in 1824, Lexington,Kentucky, died 21 March 1891, ,California (age at death: 67 years old).
  • 7) George Rogers Clark, birth in July 1825, Lexington,Kentucky, died about 1902, Camden,South Carolina (age at death: possibly 77 years old). married Ann Curry one dau. Mattie Dee d. unm.

married 2nd. 1 November 1826, Frankfort,KY, to Elizabeth Betsey Humphreys, birth in 1801, Staunton,Va, died 16 February 1874 (age at death: 73 years old),

  • 1 Robert Humphreys, birth in 1827, died in 1827.
  • 2 Margaret, birth 14 December 1828, Lexington,Kentucky, died 13 March 1904 (age at death: 75 years old).
  • 3 Samuel B., birth 20 March 1830, Lexington,KY, died 8 April 1862, Corinth,MS (age at death: 32 years old).
  • 4 David Humphreys, birth about 1832, ,Kentucky, died.
  • 5 Martha, birth about 1833, ,Kentucky, died.
  • 6 Emilie Pariet, birth 11 November 1836, Lexington,Kentucky, died 20 February 1930, Fayette Co.,Kentucky (age at death: 93 years old). arried 20 March 1856, Buena Vista,Frankfort,Kentucky, to Benjamin Hardin Helm, General , birth in 1831, Bardstown,Kentucky, died in 1863 (age at death: 32 years old), ŒKatherine, birth 2 September 1857, died 18 June 1937 (age at death: 79 years old).
  • 7 Elodie, birth in 1859, died 15 June 1953 (age at death: 94 years old). (doubtful?)
  • 8 Benjamin Hardin, birth in 1862, died in May 1946 (age at death: 84 years old). (doubtful?)
  • 9 Alexander, birth about 1839, ,Kentucky, died.
  • 10 Elodie Breck Jane, birth about 1840, Lexington,Kentucky, died, Selma,Alabama.
  • 11 Katherine Bodley Kitty, birth 7 October 1841, Lexington,Kentucky, died 17 April 1875, Louisville,Kentucky (age at death: 33 years old).

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Miss Todd, family genealogist, in 1905 sold her manuscript of the Todd family history to a publishing house in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The history, "Todd Family based on the MS. Of Emily Todd Helm," was published in The Kittochtinny Magazine V. 1 No 1-4, Jan. - Oct. 1905. Before publication of the manuscript was completed the magazine ceased publication with Vol. 1., No 4, and Miss Helm gave the manuscripts "in the rough" to the Kentucky Historical Society.

In 1939, KHS librarian Nina M Visscher presented the Society her typewritten "TODD FAMILY copied from KITTOCHTINYY MAGAZINE, 1905. also from mss. Papers of Mrs. Emily Todd Helm". Unfortunately, an error introduced when the Kittochtinny articles were written was repeated in the Visscher compilation. The error - the misidentification of the children of John Todd -- continues to impact contemporary research of the Todd family. To prevent further propagation of this inaccuracy, the Kittochtinny-Visscher interpretation will be compared with Mrs. Helm's original handwritten entry.

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Husband: Robert Smith TODD Born: 25 Feb 1791 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Died: 15 Jul 1849 at: Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL married 1st Wife: Eliza Ann PARKER

1st marriage - Eliza Ann PARKER , Born: 1794 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Died: BET 0002 AND 6 Jul 1825 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY

  • children
  • 1) Elizabeth P. TODD Born: ABT 1814Died: 22 Feb 1888 Married: 16 Feb 1832 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Spouses: Ninian Wirt EDWARDS
  • 2) Frances J. TODD Born: 1817 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Married: 21 May 1839 at: Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL Spouses: Dr. William S. WALLACE
  • 3) Mary Ann TODD Born: 13 Dec 1818 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Died: 16 Jul 1882 at: Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL Married: 4 Nov 1842 at: Ninian Edwards' home, Springfield, Sangamon Co. IL Spouses: Abraham President LINCOLN
  • 4) : Levi O. TODD Born: 1819 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Married: at: KY Spouses: Louisa SEARLES
  • 5) Robert Parker TODD Born: 1820 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Died: ABT 1821 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY
  • 6) Ann M. TODD Born: ABT 1823 at: Est. Died: 21 Mar 1891 Married: 25 Oct 1846 at: Sangamon Co. IL Spouses: C. M. SMITH
  • 7) Dr. George Rogers Clark TODD Born: 2 Jul 1825 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY
  • Married: at: KY Spouses: unknown CURRY
 
2nd wife   Married 2nd :  1 Nov 1826 at:  Lexington, Fayette Co. KY  

Elizabeth HUMPHRIES Born: ABT 1800 at: CHILDREN 1* ) Samuel Briggs TODD Born: AFT 1826 Died: BET 0006 AND 7 Apr 1862 at: Shiloh, Hardin Co. TN Confederate killed in the Battle of Shiloh

  • 2) David H TODD Born: AFT 1826 Died: at: Confederate, died of wounds rec'd Vicksburg, Warren Co. MS
  • 3) Martha K. TODD Born: AFT 1826 Spouses: Clement B. WHITE
  • 4) Alexander H. TODD Born: AFT 1826 at:
  • 5) Elodie TODD Born: AFT 1826 at: Spouses: Col. N. H. R. DAWSON
  • 6) Katherine Bodley TODD Born: AFT 1826 at: Spouses: W. W. HERR
  • 7) Robert Smith TODD Born: 1827 & died Lexington, Fayette Co. KY
  • 8) Margaret TODD Born: ABT 1829 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Married: at: KY Spouses: Charles H. KELLOGG
  • 9) Emilie TODD Born: 1836 at: Lexington, Fayette Co. KY Married: 1856 at: Spouses: Gen. Ben Hardin HELM

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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. " ROBERT SMITH TODD (Levi, David, Robert, John, James) b. February 25, 1791 in Lexington, Kentucky d. July 16, 1849 in Lexington, Kentucky during a cholera epidemic. Robert Todd married twice. His first wife, Eliza Parker, was the daughter of Robert Parker and his wife Elizabeth Porter. They were distantly related to one another. Their children were:

  • A. Elizabeth P. Todd b. November 18, 1813 in Lexington, Kentucky died February 22, 1888 in Springfield, Illinois.
  • B. Francis Jane Todd b. March 7, 1815 in Lexington, Kentucky d. August 14, 1899 in Springfield, Illinois.
  • C. Levi Oldham Todd b. June 25, 1817 d. July 18, 1864.
  • D. MARY ANN TODD - b. December 13, 1818 in Lexington, Kentucky d. July 16, 1882 in Springfield, Illinois
  • E. Ann Marie Todd b. 1824 in Lexington, Kentucky d. March 21, 1891 in California.
  • F. Robert Parker Todd b. 1820 d. July 1822 at age 14 months.
  • G. George Rogers Clark Todd b. July 1825 in Lexington, Kentucky d. about 1902 in Camden, South Carolina.

Sixteen months after the death of his first wife, Eliza Parker Todd, Robert Smith Todd traveled to Frankfort, Kentucky to marry again. On November 1, 1826, he married Elizabeth Betsey Humphreys

  • H. Robert Humphreys Todd (1827-1827) lived only a few days.
  • I. Margaret Todd b. December 14, 1828 in Lexington, Kentucky March 13, 1904.
  • J. Samuel Brown Todd b. March 25, 1830 in Lexington, Kentucky d. April 7, 1862 in route to Corinth, Mississipp
  • K. David Humphreys Todd b. March 20, 1832 in Lexington, Kentucky d. August 1871 in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • M. Emilie Pariet Todd b. November 11, 1836 in Lexington, Kentuckyd. February 20, 1930 at Helm Place in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • N. Alexander Humphreys Todd b. February 18, 1839 in Lexington, Kentucky d. August 5, 1862 in Louisiana.
  • O. Elodie Breck Todd (sometimes called Jane) b.? in Lexington, Kentucky d. (?) in Selma, Alabama.
  • P. Katharine Bodley Todd (nickname Kitty) b. October 7, 1841 in Lexington, Kentucky d April 17, 1875 in Louisville, KY.

Second Generation

A. Elizabeth P. Todd b. November 18, 1813 in Lexington, Kentucky died February 22, 1888 in Springfield, Illinois. She married Ninian Wirt Edwards on February 18, 1832 in Lexington, Kentucky when Ninian was a law student at Transylvania University. They moved to Springfield after Ninian finished his studies later that spring. Their children were:

  • 1. Julia Edwards (? -?) married E. L. Baker. They had three children. It was their son, Edward Lewis Baker who became a favorite of Mary Lincoln and traveled with her to New York.
  • 2. Elizabeth Edwards - (? -?) married E. P. Clover. They had two sons.
  • 3. Albert S. Edwards (? -1915) married Josephine Remann. They had at least one daughter.
  • 4. Charles Edwards (? -?) married Helen Hickox. They had one daughter Edith.
  • 5. Unidentified child was lost in 1836.[7]

B. Francis Jane Todd b. March 7, 1815 in Lexington, Kentucky d. August 14, 1899 in Springfield, Illinois. Francis moved to Springfield, IL with her sister Elizabeth and new brother-in-law, Ninian W. Edwards. On May 21, 1839, Francis married William S. Wallace (August 10, 1802 May 23, 1867). Their children were:

  • 1. William F. Wallace (? July 1923)
  • 2. Frances Wallace (?- May, 1881)
  • 3. Edward D. Wallace (? -?)
  • 4. Charles F. Wallace (? -?)
  • 5. Mary F. Wallace (? September 1911) married Colonel John P. Baker.

C. Levi Oldham Todd b. June 25, 1817 d. July 18, 1864. Levi married Louise Searles, but by the time of his death, he and his wife were separated and had filed for divorce. He died at the Broadway Hotel in Lexington and was buried in an unmarked grave in the Todd family section of the Lexington Cemetery. He and Louise had the following children:

  • 1. Robert S. Todd (? -?)
  • 2. Louisa Todd (? -?) married Edward Keyes.
  • 3. Ella Todd (?-?) married John D. Canfield
  • 4. Edward Todd (about 1853 -?)

E. Ann Marie Todd b. 1824 in Lexington, Kentucky d. March 21, 1891 in California. She moved to Springfield, Illinois sometime after Francis’s marriage. Ann married Clark Moulton Smith (May 10, 1820 July 28, 1885.) Their children were:

  • 1. Edgar Todd Smith (? July 1, 1921)
  • 2. Allen H. Smith (?-March 29, 1910)
  • 3. Clara Smith (? -?)
  • 4. Minnie Smith (? -?)
  • 5. Lincoln Smith (1850 1860)

I. Margaret Todd b. December 14, 1828 in Lexington, Kentucky March 13, 1904. She married Charles H. Kellogg in 1846. Their children were:

  • 1. Franklin Pierce Kellogg (? -?)
  • 2. Anita M. Kellogg (? -?)
  • 3. M. C. Kellogg (? -?)
  • 4. Annie Kellogg (? -?)
  • 5. Elizabeth Kellogg (? -?)
  • 6. Mattie Kellogg (1859 November 11, 1924)
  • 7. Alice Kellogg (? -?) married her 1st cousin Percy Dawson.
J.      Samuel Brown Todd b. March 25, 1830 in Lexington, Kentucky d. April 7, 1862 in route to Corinth, Mississippi.  Samuel attended Center College.  He joined the Confederate forces.  On the second day of fighting at the battle of Shiloh, Samuel was mortally wounded. He married Cletie Royes (er) in 1856.  Their children were:
  • 1. Charles Royes (er) Todd (? -?)
  • 2. Ernestine Todd (? -?)
  • 3. Lizzie Todd (? -?)
  • 4. Samuel B. Todd (? -?)

K. David Humphreys Todd b. March 20, 1832 in Lexington, Kentucky d. August 1871 in Huntsville, Alabama. David ran away from home at the age of 14. He went to California looking for gold and silver. During the Civil War, he was a Captain in the Confederate Army. He was in charge of Legin Prison and later was in charge of Libby Prison. He married Susan Turner Williamson. They had one daughter:

  • 1. Elise Todd (? -?) married George L. Sampson on August 5, 1885.

L. Martha K. Todd b. June 9, 1833 in Lexington, Kentucky d. July 9, 1868. She married Clement B. White in 1852. There were no children.

M. Emilie Pariet Todd b. November 11, 1836 in Lexington, Kentucky d. February 20, 1930 at Helm Place in Lexington, Kentucky. Emilie was known to the Lincoln’s as Little Sister. On March 20, 1856 at Buena Vista in Frankfort, Kentucky, Emilie married Benjamin Hardin Helm. He began a Brigadier General for the Confederate forces and was killed will leading Kentucky’s Orphan Brigade during the battle of Chickamauga. Emilie devoted the rest of her life to their children, the Daughters of the Confederacy, her relationship with the Lincoln family, and Todd genealogy. The children of Ben and Emilie Helm were:

  • 1 Katherine Helm (September 2, 1857 June 18, 1937) Author of Mary, Wife of Lincoln and artist of six portraits of her Aunt Mary Lincoln as well as countless Southern officials.
  • 2. Elodie Helm (1859 June 15, 1953). She married Waller Lewis. There were no children.
  • 3. Benjamin Hardin Helm (1862 May 1946)

There are no further descendants from this line.

O.     Elodie Breck Todd (sometimes called Jane)  b.? in Lexington, Kentucky  d. (?) in Selma, Alabama.  She married N.H.R. Dawson.  He rose to the rank of Captain in the Confederate forces.  Their children were:
  • 1. Selma (? -?)
  • 2. Percy (? -?) Married his 1st cousin Alice Kellogg.
  • 3. Unidentified son (b. January 9, 1862 died before January 14, 1862)

P. Katharine Bodley Todd (nickname Kitty) b. October 7, 1841 in Lexington, Kentucky d April 17, 1875 in Louisville, KY. On January 11, 1866 she married William Wallace Herr (1834 1911) of Louisville, Kentucky. Their children were:

  • 1. Robert Todd Herr (April 24, 1868 July 24, 1869)
  • 1. Hardin Helm Herr (? -?)
  • 2. Shirley Herr [? -?)
  • 3. Mattie W. Herr (April 16, 1872 July 1, 1885)
  • 4. William C. Herr (April 7, 1875 July 19, 1875)."

2. David Andrew Todd Descendants, http://genealogyconnections.blogspot.com/2007/11/david-andrew-todd-decendants.html.

"9. ROBERT SMITH6 TODD (LEVI5, DAVID ANDREW4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 25 February 1791 in Harrodsburg, KY, and died 15 July 1849 in Springfield, Sangamon, IL. He married (1) ELIZA ANN PARKER. She was born Abt. 1794 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, and died 06 July 1825 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY. He married (2) ELIZABETH HUMPHRIES, daughter of ALEXANDER HUMPHRIES and MARY BROWN. Notes for ROBERT SMITH TODD: These children of Robert Smith Todd from Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Vol. 59, No. 5 (May 1925), p. 313 All of his sons except George died Civil War. Notes for ELIZA ANN PARKER: She died from child birth of Georgie. She was "bled" to get the sickness out, and it killed her. Mary was only 6 yrs. old. Children of ROBERT TODD and ELIZA PARKER are: i. ROBERT PARKER7 TODD, d. Died young. Not positive if Eliza or Betsy was mother.. ii. ELIZABETH P. TODD, b. Abt. 1813, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; m. NINIAN WIRT EDWARDS. iii. FRANCES ANN TODD, b. Abt. 1814; m. WILLIAM WALLACE. iv. ANN TODD, b. Abt. 1816; m. CLARK MOULTON SMITH. 12. v. MARY ANN TODD, b. 13 December 1818, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; d. 16 July 1882, Springfield, Sangamon, IL. vi. LEVI TODD, b. Abt. 1821; d. Civil War, KY, prob. of starvation or drink; m. LOUISA SEARLES. Notes for LEVI TODD: Civil War, Union. Died destitute. Union sympathizer. vii. DR. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK TODD, b. Abt. 1824. Notes for DR. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK TODD: Had daughters and a son, George Rogers Clark, Jr. Simply disappeared into the South. (Father or son disappeared into South?). Dr. George Rogers Clark Todd is buried in the Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC. More About DR. GEORGE ROGERS CLARK TODD: Burial: Quaker Cem., Camden, SC Children of ROBERT TODD and ELIZABETH HUMPHRIES are: viii. MARGARET7 TODD, m. CHARLES HENRY KELLOGG. ix. SAM TODD, d. Civil War. Notes for SAM TODD: Fought for the Confederacy. x. DAVID TODD, b. Abt. 1826. Notes for DAVID TODD: Fought for the Confederacy. xi. MARTHA TODD. 13. xii. EMILIE TODD. xiii. ALEC TODD, b. 1839; d. Civil War. 11 Notes for ALEC TODD: Confederacy. Killed New Orleans. xiv. ELODIE TODD, m. NATHANIAL HENRY RHODES DAUSON. xv. KATHERINE TODD. 10. OWEN KENTUCKY6 TODD (OWEN5, DAVID ANDREW4, ROBERT3, JOHN2, JAMES1) was born 23 October 1791 in Cane Run, Fayette Co. KY, and died 1864 in Barry Co. MO. He married (1) ELIZABETH COCHRAN 1815. He married (2) SARAH FELTER 1818, daughter of JACOB FELTER. She was born Abt. 1802 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH, and died in Barry Co. MO. Notes for OWEN KENTUCKY TODD: Owen and his second wife, Sarah, came to Ark. around 1830, possibly to Mississippi Co. According to census records, they were living in MO around 1840. In 1850 they are back in Ark., in Washington Co., not far from Owen's brother Elijah Smith Todd. Killed in Mo during Civil War by Federal troops while defending his relatives, which were members of the troop. Children of OWEN TODD and SARAH FELTER are: i. MARTHA7 TODD, b. 1822, near Lexington, Fayette, KY; d. Aft. 1850; m. ELIJAH S. TODD. 14. ii. SUSANNAH TODD, b. 1824; d. 1892, Washington Co. AR. iii. ELIZA (ELIZABETH) TODD, b. 1826; m. WILLIAM CLEMENTS. Notes for WILLIAM CLEMENTS: Have found William's name spelled Clements/ Clemmons/ Clemens. 15. iv. ZERELDA TODD, b. February 1828, AR; d. 1922, Pontiac, MO. v. JANE TODD, b. 01 December 1830, AR; m. ALBERT JOHNSON, 01 December 1853; b. Abt. 1836, AR. vi. MARIA TODD, b. 1832, AR; d. Died young. vii. OWEN WARREN TODD, b. 1834, AR; d. July 1864, Civil War. MO. viii. ISABELLA TODD, b. 1836, AR; d. 1881; m. JEFFERSON HUDSON, 1860, Barry Co. MO. ix. VICTORIA TODD, b. 1838, MO; m. CHARLES CRABTREE. x. ELIJAH SMITH TODD, b. 1840, MO; d. July 1864, Civil War. Barry Co. MO. xi. WILLIAM PAXTON TODD, b. 1842; d. Died young."

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Robert Smith Todd's Timeline

1791
February 25, 1791
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1812
November 13, 1812
Age 21
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1813
November 18, 1813
Age 22
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1815
March 7, 1815
Age 24
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1817
June 25, 1817
Age 26
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1818
December 13, 1818
Age 27
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1820
1820
Age 28
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1822
1822
Age 30
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1825
July 2, 1825
Age 34
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1826
November 1, 1826
Age 35
Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States