Edward D. Todd and his descendants


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The children and grandchildren of Jacob and Amy

Amy Isabella b. abt 1869 in Charlton Co. Ga.. Nothing further is known about her. Her mother's 1900 census entry indicates that all 7 of her children were still living.

John Norfleet Todd b. Feb 1872 Charlton Co. Ga., d. 8 Jan 1956 Coffee Co. Ga.
m. 15 Sept 1899 Coffee Co. Ga.
Ella Jane Spivey b. 13 Jul 1885 Laurens Co. Ga., d. 7 Nov 1922 Coffee Co. Ga.
Ella Jane was the daughter of Spencer Ware Spivey and Cora (Lacora) Jane Hall.

Image of their marriage certificate, courtesy of Georgia's Virtual Vault/Georgia State Archives.
Ella Jane's death certificate at Georgia's Virtual Vault.

John's obituary from Coffee County Progress

8 Jan 1956
John N. Todd, 83, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jim Spell, on Route Two, Nicholls. he was a retired farmer and a member of the Rocky Pond Church.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Salem Holiness Baptist Church near Douglas with Rev. N. H. Howard and Rev. Roy Gaskin officiating. Music was furnished by the Coffee County Quartette.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Fisher Anderson and Mrs. W. G. Soles of Douglas, Mrs. Jim Spell of Nicholls, and Mrs. J. W. White of Waycross; three sons, Manning Todd, Mitchell Todd, and S/Sgt. Thomas Todd, and a sister, Mrs. E. M. Harrell of Savannah.

Interment was in Salem Cemetery with Sims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Grandsons: J. W. Joiner, Spencer Joiner, Ivey Joiner, Robert Joiner, Junior Soles, Jesse Anderson.

Honorary Pallbearers: Albert Malcolm, Elder Larry Leroy Carver, Jewell Minchew, Dr. Calvin Meeks, Comer Kitchens, Will Kirkland, Tom Butts, Warren Kirkland, Joe Merritt, T. J. Kirkland, Randall Kirkland, Joe Hanna, Clyde Rollins.
They had the following children:
  1. Anna b. 11 Jan 1902, d. Nov 1983;
    m. 16 Mar 1929, Fisher Anderson
    sources: marriage certificate and SSDI
  2. Nellie b. 12 Jul 1904, d. Sept 1983,
    m. (1)Mose Joiner and (2)Jim Spell
  3. Manning b.21 Feb 1906, d. 24 Mar 1984 Fl.
    m. Alice Jean Hirt b. 22 Mar 1901 Butte, Mt, d. 5 Jul 1971 Fl.
    Both are buried at Osteen Cemetery; Volusia County, Fl.
  4. Mitchell Giles b. 11 Oct 1908; d. 7 Dec 1995;
    m. 27 Oct 1929 Ruthie Taylor
    sources: SSDI and marriage certificate
  5. Jessie b. 11 Oct 1910, d. 1 Dec 2000,
    m. W.G. Soles
    source: SSDI
  6. Thomas F. b. 29 Oct 1915, d. 28 Jul 1966
  7. Maggie Viola b. 8 Nov 1919, d. 1 Nov 1938. She is buried at Salem Cemetery, Coffee Co. Ga.
  8. Ella Lee 31 Oct 1922, d. 21 Oct 1966
    m. J.W. White
Martha b. 14 Apr 1875 Ga., d. 1943 Fl
m. 1892 (Charlton Co. Marriages)
Sherman Campbell b. Jun 1867 Ga., d. 1940 FL

Both are buried at Osteen Cemetery, Volusia County, Fl.

They are found in Charlton County in 1900, Clinch County, Ga. in 1910 and 1920, and Volusia County, FL in 1930. It appears her daughter, Thursey's family remained in Georgia when they migrated to Florida.

They had the following children:
  1. Thursey b. 11 Aug 1893, d. Jun 1981 (SSDI)
    m. Silas Jordan b. 16 Feb 1891, d. Dec. 1967 (SSDI)
  2. Bessie b. Feb 1898
  3. Amie (or Annie) b. Nov 1899
  4. Eva b. abt 1903
  5. Miriam b. abt 1905
  6. Pauline b. abt 1908
  7. Flora b. abt 1909
  8. Mary Lee b. abt 1912
Miriam and Eva may be the same person.

Emma M. b.7 Dec 1878, d. 12 May 1963 (The Crypt)
According to a forum post, her middle name was Mire.
Though there is no record of the marriages, by some accounts, she was also married to a Carter and a Layton. More likely, the Carter and Layton children were born out of wedlock.

She had the following children (listed with their last names):
  1. Isabella Carter b. Jan 1897
    m. unknown Crews
    There are a couple of Charlton County Herald extracts at Okefenokee Press about Ezekiel Layton visiting with his sister, Mrs. Isabel Crews while on military leave.
  2. Ellen Ham b. May 1900
  3. Albert Layton b. abt 1905
  4. Ezekiel Layton b. abt 1908
I couldn't locate Emma, Isabella, and Ellen in census records after 1910. Albert and Ezekiel Leighton (sic), ages 15 and 12, are in the household of Jacob C. Carter in Charlton Co. in 1920 as "adopted sons."


Pappy Todd said...

As far as I know this is accurate. I enjoyed reading about the Todds
Love, Daddy

Tamera said...

Thanks for all the great research. I also enjoyed reading about the Todds!

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