Person:Levi Todd (1)

Gen. Levi Todd, Esq., aka "Old Indian Fighter"
m. 4 APR 1749
  1. Col. John Toddabt 1750 - 1782
  2. Gen. Levi Todd, Esq., aka "Old Indian Fighter"1756 - 1807
  3. Judge Owen TODD1762 - 1817
  4. Gen. Robert Todd, Esq. - abt 1820
  • HGen. Levi Todd, Esq., aka "Old Indian Fighter"1756 - 1807
  • WJane 'Betsy' Briggsabt 1762 - 1800
m. 25 Feb 1779
  1. Hannah Toddabt 1780 -
  2. Robert Smith Todd, Esq.1791 - 1849
  • HGen. Levi Todd, Esq., aka "Old Indian Fighter"1756 - 1807
  • WJane Holmes
  1. James Clarke Toddabt 1807 - 1849
Facts and Events
Name Gen. Levi Todd, Esq., aka "Old Indian Fighter"
Gender Male
Birth[5] 4 Oct 1756 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage 25 Feb 1779 Lincoln County, Virginiaat St. Asaphs Fort
to Jane 'Betsy' Briggs
Marriage Fayette, Kentucky, United States[2nd wife - she is the widow Tatum]
to Jane Holmes
Death[5] 6 Sep 1807 Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Residence[1] Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United Statesat Ellerslie
  1. Historical Marker, in Kentucky Historical Society. Historical Marker Database [1], Secondary quality.

    Marker Number 1001
    County Fayette
    Location 2440 Richmond Rd., Lexington
    Description The home which stood on this site from 1787 to 1947 was built by Levi Todd (1756-1807), who named it for his ancestral village in Scotland. He was one of a party of hunters who named Lexington in 1775; first Fayette County clerk; aide to George Rogers Clark, 1779, Kaskaskia Expedition; Maj., Battle Blue Licks; trustee, Transylvania; grandfather of Mary Todd Lincoln.

  2.   Family Recorded, in English, William Hayden. Conquest of the country northwest of the river Ohio, 1778-1783, and life of Gen. George Rogers Clark: with numerous sketches of men who served under Clark, and full list of those allotted lands in Clark's Grant for service in the campaigns against the British posts, showing exact land allotted each. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1896), 2:951, Secondary quality.
  3.   Rootsweb - verification needed, Secondary quality.


    :“LEVI TODD (David, Robert, John, James) – b. October 4, 1756 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania d. September 6, 1807. He was educated in Virginia with his elder brothers. Levi studied law, became a surveyor and moved to Kentucky in 1776. He was an officer under George Rogers Clark and rose to the rank of major general. He was on of the pioneer settlers of Kentucky living at Fort Harrodsburg, Logan’s Fort, and Todd’s station. He became one of the first lot owners in the newly found city of Lexington, Kentucky on December 26, 1781. Levi built a brick residence outside the city limits of Lexington on Boonesboro Road. He named his home “Ellerslie” after the Todd ancient, ancestral home in Scotland. On February 25, 1779, LEVI TODD married Jane “Betsy” Briggs, the daughter of Captain Samuel and Sarah (Logan) Briggs.
    :“After the death of his first wife, General Levi Todd married Mrs. Jane Holmes-Tatum. Together, they had one son.
    :“L. James Clarke Todd – b. about 1807 – d. June 1849. ...

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  5. 5.0 5.1 Levi Todd, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Last Retrieved Jan 2016, Secondary quality.

    Levi Todd (October 4, 1756 – September 6, 1807) was an 18th-century American pioneer who, with his brothers John and Robert Todd, helped found present-day Lexington, Kentucky and were leading prominent landowners and statesmen in the state of Kentucky prior to its admission into the United States in 1792. ...

  6.   Source Needed, Secondary quality.

    Levi Todd, was an early Kentucky pioneer, Revolutionary War veteran, and a founder of Lexington. Born in Pennsylvania in 1756, Todd studied law in Virginia and became a surveyor. In 1775, he moved to Kentucky with his two brothers, John and Robert, and settled at Fort Harrod (Harrodsburg) and St. Asaph’s (Stanford). As lawyers were rare on the frontier, in 1777 Levi became the first clerk of Kentucky County (then part of Virginia). Two years later, he established Todd’s Station near Lexington and married Jane Briggs. Threatened by Indian attacks, he moved to Lexington, which he had helped establish. He was one of the first landowners, an original town trustee, and the first clerk of the Fayette County Court.
    :In the Revolutionary War Todd was a lieutenant under George Rogers Clark, fighting at Kaskaskia, Vincennes, and against Native Americans in the Northwest Territory. He was one of the few officers to survive the battle of Blue Licks on August 18, 1782. His brother John, who led the Kentucky troops, was killed. Levi later buried the dead and wrote his brother Robert that the corpses “were all stript naked, scalped & mangled. . . it was hard to know one from another. Our Brother was not known.” He later succeeded Daniel Boone as commander of the Kentucky militia and was promoted to major general.