Polly Penfield Todd

22 July 1789–1 August 1880 (Age 91)
North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Polly Penfield

When Polly Penfield Todd was born on 22 July 1789, in North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Justus Lyman Todd, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Penfield Goodsell, was 22. She married Caleb Humiston about 1806, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Hudson, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 1 August 1880, in Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Stow, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Caleb Humiston
Polly Penfield Todd
Marriage: about 1806
George Lyman Humiston
Jared L. Humiston
Carrie Humiston
John Willis Humiston
Loyal Porter Humiston
Loyal P. Humiston
Jane Elizabeth Humiston
Loyal Francis Humiston
Ransom Franklin Humiston
Henry Dwight Humiston
Edwin Ray Humiston
Emily Susanna Humiston

Spouse and Children

about 1806
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Justus Lyman Todd


    Elizabeth Penfield Goodsell




World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1796 · Cleaveland is Founded

Age 7

Cleaveland was founded by surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company after being sent out to lay out townships and a capital city. It was named after the lead surveyor, General Moses Cleaveland. He then oversaw the design and partial construction of the Public Square in what is now the downtown area.
1813 · The Battle of Lake Erie

Age 24

The Battle of Put-In-Bay was fought on September 10 off the coast of Lake Erie. This battle was fought between the United States and the British during the War of 1812. The British wanted to seize control of Lake Erie at the beginning of the war. The battle lasted one day but many casualties occurred on both sides before the British ultimately surrendered to the U.S.

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)

  • Polly Hummiston in household of Caleb Hummiston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Polly P Humiston in household of Charles Buffett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Polly P. in entry for Ransom F. Humiston, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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