Chauncey Todd6, (Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born March 24, 1784, in Cheshire, Conn., died July 26, 1855, in New Berlin, N. Y., married Sept. 13, 1812, Susan Hotchkiss, of Bethany, Conn., who was born July 18, 1792, died April 20, 1854. There must have been some Horace Greeley in those days telling young men to “Go West”, for he set forth for the unbroken wilderness of Central New York in 1805. He returned later to Connecticut to look for some young woman also anxious to “Go West”, and found her in the person of Susan Hotchkiss to whom he
Location: Cheshire Connecticut
Caleb Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) removed from North Haven, Conn., to Cheshire, Conn., in 1783. A few years later when his brother Moses moved to Wolcott, for whom he endorsed notes, and later was obliged to meet them which took all the property he owned and left him bankrupt. In those days people were imprisoned for debts. He lost his home and suffered punishment besides, having been sent to jail where he passed two years. After this affair, he passed his remaining days on a very poor farm near Waterbury, Conn. To whom he was married or what
Hezekiah Todd6, (Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Nov. 5, 1755, died May 18, 1836, married Jan. 1783, Mercy, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Blakeslee) Holt, who was born Jan. 6, 1760, died Sept. 12, 1819. He removed from North Haven, Conn., to Cheshire, Conn., in 1783, with his brother Caleb. He too, endorsed notes with his brother Caleb, for his younger brother Moses, and later had to meet his obligations, and managed to pay in full and thus saved his home. The story is that he was advised by his friends to leave for parts unknown, to make sure
James Todd8, (Street7, Hezekiah6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Oct. 18, 1825, married May 29, 1853,; Esther Hall, a sister of his brother Edwins wife. They lived in Cheshire, Conn. Children: 1871. Lina E., b. May 5, 1856. 1872. Hattie L., b. Sept. 17, 1858. 1873. James I., b. July 4, 1861, d. Sept. 6, 1862. 1874. Lucy P., b. May 14, 1864, d. Jan. 8, 1873. 1875. Ednah J., b. June 10, 1867, she is unmarried and resides in Cheshire, Conn.