Emerilla Bryan

28 October 1834–9 August 1901 (Age 66)
Scott, Illinois, United States

The Life of Emerilla

When Emerilla Bryan was born on 28 October 1834, in Scott, Illinois, United States, her father, Jacob Bryan, was 30 and her mother, Miranda Elizabeth Clarke, was 25. She married William Franklin Todd on 25 November 1852, in Scott, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Warren, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Jefferson Township, Warren, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 9 August 1901, in Wick, Warren, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wallace Cemetery, Wick, Warren, Iowa, United States.

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William Franklin Todd
Emerilla Bryan
Marriage: 25 November 1852
Mary Alice Todd
Jacob Foster Todd
Oscar S. Todd
William Hedrick Todd
Watson A Todd
Newton F. Todd
Mike 'Mite' Todd
Clayton Wesley Todd
Lucy E. Todd

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25 November 1852
Scott, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 12

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 23

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name (de Brionne) from either of two places called Brionne in northern France (in Eure and Creuse).2 Irish and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian ( see O'Brien ). Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066 , and they went on to invade and settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish name Brian. This native Irish name had also been borrowed by Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emmarilla Todd in household of Frank Todd, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Morilla Todd in household of William Todd, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emerilla Todd in household of William F Todd, "United States Census, 1860"

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