Francis Bell, with his wife Rebecca, was among the first settlers of Stamford in 1640. He was a lieutenant of the militia in 1643 and a representative to the general court. Died January 8, 1689 . Children: Jonathan, September, 1641, the first white child born in Stamford ; Rebecca, August, 1643; Mare or Mary, May, 1646.
Location: Stamford Connecticut
Ireland, Robert L.; with M. A. Hanna & Co.; born, Stratford, Conn., Aug. 20, 1867; son of John B. and Adelia Duane Ireland; educated, Stamford, Conn., Newburgh, N. Y., and Yale, graduating in 1890; married, May 2, 1894, Kate Benedict Hanna; issue, Robert Livingston Ireland, Jr., born Feb. 2, 1895, and Elizabeth Ireland, born Oct. 30, 1898; business career, with the Cleveland Hardware Co., Hackney Bicycle Co., Globe Iron Works, Ship Owners Dry Dock Co., Cleveland Dry Dock Ca.; instrumental in the consolidation of the shipbuilding interests of the Great Lakes; organization being known as the American Ship Building Co.;
Jonathan Todd3, (John2, Christopher1) born Feb. 20, 1680, died Sept. 14, 1723, married April 19, 1711, Sarah Morrison, who was born July 7, 1689, died April 29, 1753. They resided at Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She married (2) Deacon Benjamin Stone, of East Guilford, now Madison, Connecticut. Her tombstone, which may be distinguished in the Todd row, is noted for having a condensed history of her life, as follows: Mrs. Sarah Morrison was born July 7th, 1689. Was married to Mr. Jonathan Todd April 10th 1711 (who died Sept. 14, 1723) And was married to Deacon Benjamin Stone June 1735 And
John Todd4, (John3, John2, Christopher1) born Nov. 13, 1709, married Hannah(???). He removed from Branford, Conn., to “Long Ridge,” in the town of Stamford, Conn., where he bought land, March 22, 1739, passed the remaining days of his life, and died there. He was the only settler in the town of Stamford by the name of Todd, at that time, and interesting entries may be found in the town records, of the different tracts of land bought by him at “the South end of ye Long Ridge.” He seems to have inherited a taste for the milling industry, for now
John Todd5, (John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Jan. 8, 1731, died Aug. 29, 1814, married Jemima,daughter of Daniel and Jemima (Lownsbury) Hoit, born Aug. 13, 1735, died Feb. 3, 1826. She was a descendant of Simeon Hoyte who settled in Charlestown, Mass. in 1629. The name had numerous variations such as Hoyt, Haight, Hait, Hayt, etc. Simeon Hoyte died at Stamford, Conn. There is an account of the family in Bolton’s History of Westchester County, New York, as well as a history of the Hoyt family of Stamford. About 1700, certain members of the family changed the spelling of the
Washington Todd6, (John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Aug. 11, 1774, died April 4, 1819, married Charlotte Mills. He resided in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut. Children: 542. Sallie Todd, d. when about two years of age. 543. Samuel Mills Todd, b. Feb. 21, 1801. 544. William Todd, m. (1) Prudence Miller; (2) Eliza Lyon. 545. Eliza Todd, married first, (???) Lounsbury; second, John Call Patchen. Children by John C. Patchen: I. John Seymour Patchen, b. 1837, m. Gertrude(???)and had issue: (1) Gertrude Patchen, b. 1885; (2) Grace Patchen, b. 1891. II. Andrew Patchen, b. 1835, m. Elizabeth(???)had issue: (1) Nellie Patchen,
John Todd6, (John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born in 1767, died in 1810, married in 1792, Hannah Hubbard, who was born in 1770, died in 1828. Resided in Stamford Connecticut. Children: 522. Henry Todd, b. Jan. 13, 1793. 523. Lydia Todd, b. 1794, d. 1818, m. John Mills. 524. Harvey Todd, b. March 13, 1801. 525. Gabriel Hubbard Todd, b. 1805.
George Todd7, (Washington6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born in 1811, died in 1850, while in California. Married in 1837, Susan Reynolds, who was born in 1818, died in 1872. Resided at Long Ridge, Stamford, Connecticut. Children: 1145. Isadore Todd, b. 1837, d. 1838. 1146. Josephine Todd, b. 1839, d. 1839. 1147. George A. Todd, b. in 1840, married in 1860, Emily Jones. Child: I. George Amos Todd, b. 1863, m. Clara Washburn. 1148. Emeline Cooley Todd, b. Dec. 7, 1842, in Long Ridge, Stamford, Conn., married Sept. 10, 1861, in Cross River, N. Y., Edson Lawrence, who was born
Gabriel Hubbard Todd7, (John6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born in 1805, at Stamford, Connecticut, died Oct. 31, 1892, at Adrian, Michigan, married in 1827, Mary P. Ireland, who was born in 1807, died Nov. 10, 1892. Early in life, Mr. Todd learned the blacksmiths trade which he followed in New York City until 1833, when he removed to Adrian, Michigan, making the journey by way of the Erie Canal to Buffalo. At Buffalo, he chartered a schooner to carry his family and household goods to Toledo, Ohio. The journey from Toledo, Ohio, to Adrian, Michigan, occupied five days. Arriving
Elnathan Todd7, (Elnathan6, John5, John4, John3, John2, Christopher1) born Oct. 15, 1812, died Feb. 19, 1897, married Oct. 29, 1855, Henrietta C., daughter of Samuel Crane, whose family and ancestors had controlled large grants of land in Bedford, New York, descendants of John Crane who came from England in early colonial times. She was often urged to try to secure her supposed rights in the Jennings estate of England. She was born April 13, 1825, died Feb. 7, 1895. Mr. Todd was born in Pound Ridge, which is a short distance north of Long Ridge, both communities being included in