Thomas Todd

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Todd was born in 1811, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William G. Todd, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jane Douglas, was 24. He died in 1880, at the age of 69.

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William G. Todd
1781–1870
Mary Jane Douglas
1787–1868
John Prichard Todd
1805–1871
William Todd Jr
1820–1880
Elizabeth Todd
1806–1874
Mary Todd
1808–1892
James Phillip Todd
1810–1873
Thomas Todd
1811–1880
Synthia Todd
1811–
William Arlie Todd
1815–
Samuel Newton Todd
1818–
Mary Polly Todd
1820–1891
Melvina Jane Todd
1822–1904
Levi Douglass Todd
1822–1865
Caleb Washington Todd
1824–1902
Alexander Todd
1825–
Walker M. Todd
1827–1914

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    1812

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · War of 1812

    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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’. Compare Todhunter , Todman . This name was brought to Ulster, Ireland, from Scotland in the 17th century.

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

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