Edward D. Todd and his descendants


Wednesday, May 13, 2009


We know from Edward D. Todd's 1850 census entry that he was born in McIntosh County, Georgia. According to Wikipedia, McIntosh Co. was split off from Liberty Co. in 1793.

Edward's probable ancestors, or at least kin, John Todd, Sr. and John Todd, Jr. both had land grants in Liberty Co. The senior John's land was located at Cherry Tree Bluff, on the south side of the Newport River. The Junior John's land was bounded to the east of his father's. They were there as early as 1754. Source: Annette B. Todd.

Their land was included in the split off into McIntosh Co.

Why William Todd, Jr. and Edward D. Todd moved to Tattnall Co., while John Todd III remained in McIntosh Co. is not known.

All Edward's children were born in Tattnall Co., specifically in or around the Reidsville area, according to census records. From there, his descendants spread out to other parts of Tattnall Co., some of which were absorbed into new counties.

Here are the counties where his descendants can be found in, even to this day. Some may be ghost towns now.

Georgia Counties

Tattnall- Reidsville, Glennville, Hog Wallow,
Evans- Daisy, Claxton
Wayne- Ritch, Screven,
Charlton- Centerville, Thick Branch, Satilla, Uptonville, Folkston
Ware- Waycross, Manor
Coffee- Douglas, Broxton
Appling- Holmesville, Surrency
- Savannah
Toombs- Vidalia,

Florida Counties

- Macclenny
Lake- Mascotte
Volusia- Osteen and Lake Helen
- Lake Butler


Georgia Todds