Samuel Pierce Todd

15 October 1866–5 May 1925 (Age 58)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Samuel Pierce

When Samuel Pierce Todd was born on 15 October 1866, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, William Samuel Todd, was 44 and his mother, Martha Patsey Galyean, was 38. He married Nancy A. Murphy on 24 December 1885, in Alleghany, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Glade Creek Township, Alleghany, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Oldtown, Grayson, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 May 1925, in Galax, Grayson, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Pierce Todd
Nancy A. Murphy
Marriage: 24 December 1885
Charley Clayton Todd
Carrie E. Todd
Calvin M. Todd
Rosa V. Todd
Sarah P. Todd

Spouse and Children

24 December 1885
Alleghany, North Carolina, United States



    Carrie E. Todd



    Rosa V. Todd


    Sarah P. Todd


Parents and Siblings



    Floyd Todd


    George W Todd


    Alexander Todd


    Baby Todd


    Elizabeth Matilda Todd


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 11

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 16

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Priece Todd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel P Stodd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samuel P Todd, "United States Census, 1900"

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