Edward D. Todd and his descendants


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The children and grandchildren of Charles D. Todd

Robert b. abt 1867
He is not found in his father's household in 1880; he would have been 13 years old, so he is presumed deceased.

Melissa V. (aka Malissa or Mellie) b. Mar 1868
m. Franklin R.C. Johns (Charlton Co. Marriages) b. abt Nov 1854
They are found in Bradford Co. FL in 1910 and 1920. Franklin does not appear to be related to Cuyler/Kyler Johns who was married to Agnes Todd (Mary Todd, Jacob Todd, Edward D. Todd)

Melissa's 1900 entry indicates that she was the mother of 3 children, and 2 were still living. Charles and Berrian were living in 1910, so it appears Jane died between 1900 and 1910.

  1. Charles B. b. Aug 1892
  2. Jane M. b. Jun 1892? also age 8 as Charles in 1900 census
  3. Berrian Silas b. abt 1907
Mary Eda b. Jul 1872, according to her 1900 census entry.
m. abt 1898 Robert O'Berry b. Jan 1874

Their daughter's death certificate indicates her parents as R.D. O'berry and Miss Mary Todd. In 1900, their household was the one before her father's.

Mary's 1910 entry indicates that she was the mother of 7 and 6 were still living. Remember that doesn't include the children born after 1910. Some of the children below may be duplicated.
  1. Sarah C. b. Feb 1899
  2. illegible son b. abt 1901; does not appear in 1920 Ware Co.
  3. Nettie V. b. abt 1905
  4. Charles b. abt 1907
  5. Beatrix? (Mae?) b. abt 1910
  6. Ela b. abt 1911
  7. Marietta O'Berry b. 1 Aug 1912, d. 8 Nov 1925 (her death certificate)
  8. Ruby b. abt 1916
The Knight Children (stepchildren of Charles D. Todd)

b. abt 1852 Tattnall Co. He is not found after 1860 in census records, so nothing further is known about him.

Richard H. b. 10 Nov 1853 Tattnall Co., d. 7 Jun 1920 Charlton Co. Ga. (his death certificate)
He is buried at Sardis Cemetery in Charlton Co.

His death certificate indicates that his wife deserted him, so he was married at some point. He appears to have resided in Hillsborough Co. Fl in 1900 and Dade Co. Fl in 1910, before returning to Georgia in 1920. He was living with his sister, Arabella at the time of his death.

Laura b. abt 1856. She was in her stepfather's household in 1870. Beyond that, nothing further is known about her.

Arabelle Georgia b. 12 Nov 1858 Tattnall Co., d. 18 Apr 1935
m. 17 Apr 1883 Thomas J. Colson b. Jun 1858

Her 1900 entry indicates that she was the mother of 9, 8 living.
  1. John b. Jul 1884; m. Ernie
  2. Minnie b. Jun 1885
  3. Laura b. Oct 1887
  4. Susan V. b. Mar 1889; m. Gaston S. Roddenberry
  5. Joseph b. Feb 1891
  6. Hampton b. Feb 1893; m. Helen Higginbotham (per Diana's WCFT)
  7. James b. Apr 1896; m. Pauline Johnson (per Brian's WCFT)
  8. Mary b. Aug 1899; m. Chancey
Extracts from the Charlton County Herald, courtesy of Okefenokee Press:

26 Apr 1935 MRS. ARABELLE KNIGHT COLSON DIED. The death of Mrs. T.J. Colson at the family home last Thursday night takes from the Traders Hill section a splendid woman who has lived in Charlton County for over fifty years. She has been a sufferer for the past several months and confined to her room for over a month. She was born November 12, 1858 and married T.J. Colson at Racepond April 17, 1883, therefore having been married 52 years the night before she died. Rev. E.F. Dean performed the marriage ceremony and also read the burial rites, assisted by Rev. Harrison Jacobs. Mrs. Colson was a member of Prospect Church. Her maiden name was Miss Arabelle Georgia Knight. Surviving Mrs. Colson is her husband, Thomas J. Colson; John Colson, Mrs. Susan Roddenberry, Hamp and Jim Colson, Mrs. J.M. Wilkinson, Joe Colson, Mrs. Mary Alvan Chancey and 36 grandchildren. The funeral was held at the grave at Sardis cemetery.

5 May 1935 IN MEMORY OF MRS. T.J. COLSON. On April 18 the soul of Mrs. T.J. Colson took its flight to the one who gave it. Before marriage she was Miss Arabelle Knight. She was married to T.J. Colson 52 years and one day at the time of her death. They reared a family of eight children. One daughter Mrs. Hamp Mizell, having died in 1912. She leaves to mourn her death an aged husband, three daughters and four sons J.W., T.H. and J.D. Colson, J.J. Colson, Mrs. J.M. Wilkinson, Mrs. G.S. Roddenberry, Mrs. M.A. Chancey. She was 76 years old and had been a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years. She was laid to rest in Sardis cemetery. Written by daughter-in-law Mrs. J.W. Colson.


Georgia Todds