Marques de Lafayette Todd

13 February 1837–30 June 1903 (Age 66)
Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life of Marques de Lafayette

When Marques de Lafayette Todd was born on 13 February 1837, in Stockton, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Bela Todd, was 51 and his mother, Lucy Hemenway, was 45. He married Mary Jane Beckwith on 2 September 1862, in Sutter, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Saticoy, Ventura, California, United States in 1880 and Santa Paula Judicial Township, Ventura, California, United States in 1900. His occupation is listed as farmer in San Buenaventura, Santa Barbara, California, United States. He died on 30 June 1903, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Marques de Lafayette Todd
Sarah Emma Isadora Ricker
Marriage: 22 January 1871
Lulu Todd
John Todd
Ida Isadora Todd
Jessie L. Todd
Edna P. Todd
Marquis De Lafayette Todd
Beatrice Blossom Todd
Ernestine Ricker Todd

Spouse and Children

22 January 1871


    Lulu Todd


    John Todd



    Jessie L. Todd


    Edna P. Todd


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Ora Bulter Todd


    Lewis Todd


    Lucy E. Todd


    Elbridge Gary Todd


    Cornelia E Todd


+9 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 11

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 20

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

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)

  • Lafayett Todd in household of Benta Todd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M V Todd in household of A W Beckwith, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Marcus L D Todd, "United States Census, 1870"

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