Ambrose Todd of Kansas

Ambrose Todd7, (Chauncey6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Dec. 12, 1825, died Dec. 4, 1880, married July 4, 1850, Mary Booth, who died Dec. 16, 1896. She was English, coming from a village near Leeds, distant but a few miles from Pontefract, Yorkshire, the home of William Todd, our first known ancestor.

He went in early life to Woonsocket, R. I., and engaged in his trade of wheelwright. There he married and lived until 1855 when he emigrated to Kansas, settling on a farm near Manhattan. He lived in Kansas the remainder of his life, engaged at his trade for a considerable portion of the time, but taking up the fruit and nursery business in his later years. For several years he was superintendent of the Mechanical Department in the Kansas State Agricultural College.

1255. Albert, b. Oct. 21, 1854, d. April 27, 1913, m. Jan. 17, 1899, Helen Gordon Pettes. No children. He was a Colonel in the U. S. A. in the later part of his life. He d. soon after having been retired.
1256. Irving, b. Feb. 1, 1860, m. July 2, 1902, Annie j. Hooley. He was an Episcopal Minister and was in 1912, a teacher in Howe, Ind.



Todd, George Iru. Todd Family in America. Gazette Printing Company. 1920.

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  1. The Ambrose Todd home still stands at 1829 Claflin Road, Manhattan, Kansas. Built of limestone in about 1959 on many acres neat Kansas State College (now KSU). Todd Road is named after him. My family lived in the home fro 1958-1973. The house is now owned and operated as a student center for Church of Latter Day Saints. The original stone barn and outbuildings were razed years ago by the Mormons to make room for parking and a large addition to the house. (by Rick Ambrose, April 2021)

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