Frances Todd

1737–
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Todd was born in 1737, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Thomas Todd IV, was 32 and her mother, Eleanor Dorsey, was 22. She married George Resteau on 17 August 1759. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died in her hometown.

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Family Time Line

Frances Todd
1737–
George Resteau
1732–1792
Marriage: 17 August 1759
Katherine Resteau
1758–
Eleanor Risteau
1760–
Thomas Risteau
1763–1796
John Risteau
1765–1791
Frances Risteau
1767–1788
Rebecca Risteau
1770–1796

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
17 August 1759
children

(6)

  • Katherine Resteau

    Female1758–Female

  • Eleanor Risteau

    Female1760–Female

  • Thomas Risteau

    Male1763–1796Male

  • John Risteau

    Male1765–1791Male

  • Female1767–1788Female

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(7)

  • Female1730–1801Female

  • Male1731–1798Male

  • Thomas Todd Jr.

    Male1732–1739Male

  • Female1732–1799Female

  • William Linch Todd

    Male1735–Male

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 39

Maryland is the 7th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 63

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances in entry for John Risteau, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Frances in entry for John Risteau, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"
  • Frances in entry for Rebecca Risteau, "Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995"

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