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Obituary of the late Mrs. Mary Todd, [1839].
Wyles SC 248LOCAL
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Obituary of the late Mrs. Mary Todd, [1839]


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Printed obituary of Mary Todd in the American Presbyterian newspaper with details of her life and family history. The obituary, composed by her son-in-law or daughter-in-law, indicates that she was a native of Louisa County, Virginia; the wife of Dr. Andrew Todd, an eminent physician and surgeon in the Army of our Revolution; the third daughter of the Rev. John Todd of the Presbyterian Church in Virginia and his wife [Margaret] Thompson; the sister of Rev. John Todd of Indiana; the sister of Mrs. Anne Todd of Fayette County, Kentucky, whose husband is General Robert Todd; the sister of Mrs. Eliza McCalla [Elizabeth Todd], whose husband is Rev. Daniel McCalla, D.D., who graduated from the College of New Jersey in Princeton in 1776 [1766] and, for many years, served as Pastor of the Independent or Congregational Church and the Parish of Christ's Church, South Carolina; the sister of the late Mrs. Margaret Moore [Margaret Todd] of Lexington, Kentucky, who died of cholera in 1833 and who was married to Rev. James Moore, the first Rector of the Episcopal Church in the city and the first President of Transylvania University; the sister of Mrs. Purrington [Sarah Todd], who left behind a son when she died in Virginia and who was married to Rev. [Elisha] Purrington, a worthy minister of the Baptist Church. The obituary also includes a passage from the Western Citizen which states that she passed away on January 24th, 1839 [1838] at age 74 in her residence in the vicinity of Paris, [Kentucky].


1839 (issued)


n-us-ky -- n-us-va
Todd family
Todd, Mary -- 1765-1838
Todd, A. (Andrew)
Todd, John -- 1719-1793
Thompson, Margaret -- 1736-1809
Todd, John -- 1763-1793
Todd, Anne -- 1758-1828
Todd, Robert -- 1754-1814
Todd, Sarah -- -1794
Todd, Elizabeth -- -1809
McCalla, Daniel -- 1748-1809
Todd, Margaret -- 1767-1833
Moore, James -- 1765-1814
Purrington, Elisha -- 1772-
Lincoln, Mary Todd -- 1818-1882 -- Family
Transylvania University -- History
Presbyterian Church -- Virginia -- History
Louisa County (Va.) -- History
Paris (Ky.) -- History
Fayette County (Ky.) -- History


Included in folder is a hand-drawn sketch of Mrs. Mary Todd's family tree, which indicates that she's the great aunt of Mary Todd Lincoln, and a holograph note that reads: Obituary of Mary Todd, Paris, Ky.
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Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Obituary of the late Mrs. Mary Todd. Wyles SC 248. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.


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3 items (3 leaves) ; 56 x 19 cm folded to 28 x 19 cm; 14 x 22 cm; 9 x 23 cm






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Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.