GA Family Group Sheet for John B. TODD Family

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SUBMITTED BY: Lin Todd-Cornelius
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HUSBAND: John B. TODD (1,2,6)
Birthdate: 1799 GA (4,6)
date and place of marriage: 12 Oct 1819, Jones Co, GA (5)
military service: Unk
Death date: Bet 1850 and 1853 , GA
father: Benjamin TODD
mother: Rebecca
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WIFE: Elizabeth Bass GREENE (1,2,3,6)
Birthdate: Abt 1805 prob. Hancock Co GA
date and place of marriage: 12 Oct 1819, Jones Co, GA (5)
other marriages: Unk
Death date: Aft Aug 1855 (3)
mother's father: James Williams GREENE (2)
mother's mother: Elizabeth BASS (2)
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CHILD 1: Elijah G. TODD (3)
Birthdate: abt 1823 GA (6)
married: Elizabeth VINCENT
date and place of marriage: 1 Sep 1861 Jones Co GA (5)
other marriages: Unk
Death date: 3 Oct 1863 Richmond VA (8)
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CHILD 2: Mary Ann (or Maryan) TODD
Birthdate: abt 1825 GA (6)
married: Andrew Jackson ROSS (3,5,7)
date and place of marriage: 24 Jan 1840 Jones Co GA (5)
Death date: 1866 Barnesville, Monroe Co GA
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CHILD 3: Henry Mitchell TODD
Birthdate: abt 1827 GA (6)
married: Emily SIMPSON (5)
date and place of marriage: 16 Jan 1851 Jones Co GA (5)
Death date: bef 1855
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CHILD 4: John Mason TODD (3)
Birthdate: 1829 GA (6)
married: Sarah J. WHEELER (5)
date and place of marriage: 24 Nov 1850 Jones Co GA (5)
Death date: 19 May 1864 Spotsylvannia, VA (8)
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CHILD 5: Samuel J. TODD (3,8)
Birthdate: 18 Nov 1831 Putnam Co GA (1,6)
married: Biddie N. CLOWER (7)
date and place of marriage: 1 Feb 1855 Monroe Co GA
Death date: 4 May 1868, Conway Co AR (1)
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SOURCES:
1. Todd/Clower Family Bible belonging to John B. Todd's daughter-in-law,
Biddie Clower Todd Jurney, extracted by her grandson Stanley Todd, in 1928.
2. Correspondence w/Thomas Valentine, author of "Oxfords and Related
Families".
3. Listed in Will and Estate Records of Benjamin Todd, Jones County Court
Records
4. Notes and Records of Lorena Martin Spillers, des. of John B. Todd's
sister Elizabeth, and longtime family researcher.
5. Jones Co GA marriage records
6. Federal Census records for Jones Co GA for years 1830, 1840, 1850
7. Federal Census records for Monroe Co GA for years 1850, 1860
8. NARA - Confederate Soldiers Records
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NOTES:
All three of John B. Todd's sons living at the time of the war, as well as
his son-in-law and eldest nephew served in the Confederate forces;

Elijah enlisted 4 Mar 1862, as a private in Co. F 45th Georgia Volunteers,
"the Gray Infantry" (also known as Co B 12th GA Vol), and was eventually
appointed Sargent. He died of Gastritis in General Hospital at Camp
Winder, Richmond VA 10/3/1863, and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery.

John Mason joined Co B of the 45th Georgia Infantry (Brig. Gen'l Edward
Thomas's Brigade) under Wilcox's division. He died from wounds suffered
at the battle at Spottsylvania Court House on May 19th, 1864.

Samuel J. Todd had moved to Decatur, Mississippi, just before the war where

he worked as a steam engine mechanic. He joined the 2nd Miss Cavalry, but
was assigned to special detail in Canton MS for most of the war. He was
paroled from hospital after the General Surrender.

Andrew Jackson Ross' tombstone is inscribed "CSA Co A 7th GA Mil", and his
son Edmund Jackson Ross served in B Co. 45th Inf Reg. GA, enlisting 26
February 1862 in the same unit as his Uncle John Mason Todd.

At the end of the Civil War the surviving family members were scattered,
and most lost contact with each other after leaving Jones County. Elijah
was dead and his widow disappeared. The youngest Ross children became
orphaned the year after the war ended and most stayed in Monroe (later
Lamar) County, Georgia. John Mason's orphans were farmed out to different
families and moved to Alabama. Samuel only lived three years after the end
of the war, and his widow raised their two children in Arkansas.
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