Person:Samuel Todd (15)

Samuel Todd
b.Abt. 1739
m. Bef. 1723
  1. Low Todd1723 - 1792
  2. James Todd1726 - 1789
  3. Sarah Todd1727 - 1795
  4. Mary Todd1728 -
  5. Hannah ToddAbt 1731 - 1778
  6. Alice "Ally" Todd1734 - 1769
  7. Lydia Todd1736 - 1811
  8. William Todd1738 -
  9. Samuel ToddAbt 1739 - 1812
  10. John ToddAbt 1746 - 1829
  • HSamuel ToddAbt 1739 - 1812
  • WJane LowryAbt 1744 -
m. bef. 1763
  1. Jane Todd1763 - 1842
Facts and Events
Name Samuel Todd
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1739
Marriage bef. 1763 prob. Augusta County, Virginiato Jane Lowry
Death? 1812

Samuel Todd was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


Samuel Todd's land (Borden Tract SW, 200 acres, 1762 & 126 acres, 1771) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 107.--20th November, 1761. William Todd, of Bedford, to Samuel Todd, of Augusta, £40, 400 acres on the head of North Branch of Buffalo Creek, Benj. Borden's line. Teste: James Hutton. Delivered: Wm. Lusk, January, 1765.
  • Page 416.--13th May, 1762. Borden's executors to Samuel Todd, £12, 200 acres, part of 92100; cor. Wm. Hall; cor. to the Meeting House; cor. James Camphell's new survey, Samuel McMurtry's line. Teste: Benj. Hawkins. Alex. Collyer, Samuel McMurtry. Delivered: Richard Williamson, 26th May, 1774.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 118.--19th August, 1765. Samuel Todd and Jane to William and John McKee, £170, 400 on head of North Branch of Buffalo Creek, Borden's line. Teste: Benj. Hawkins, Joseph Robinson, Alex. Evans. Delivered: Wm. McKee, September, 1775.

Advisory on Parentage of Samuel Todd

Some sources claim that this Samuel Todd was a son of a Samuel Todd and Ann Houston. This is factually incorrect, based upon "family tradition" and probably incorrectly identified as sons of Samuel Todd by family historians in the 1930s. This Samuel Todd has been proven to be a son of William Todd, based upon several records in Augusta & Botetourt County, Virginia and later records in Clay & Jefferson County, Kentucky. There is a thorough discussion of Samuel's parentage and the accompanying records at the following site (courtesy of Richard McMurtry):

Processioning List of 1765 & 1767/8

"Processioning" was the periodic review and agreement of property lines between settler's lands. Processioning Lists are useful in determining the general area of a settlers lands and their neighbors at specific time periods:
  • Page 385.--1765: Processioned by Collier and McCampbell, viz: For William McCamey, for Jno. Beatty (Samuel Norrad present), for Solomon Whitley, for Wm. Gilmore, for Robt. Erwin, for Jno. McKee, for Andw. McCampbell, for Henry Kirkham, for Edward Fairies, for James Campbell, for Alex. Deal, for John Gilmore, for Moses Cunningham for Robt. Hamilton, for James McCalster, for Hugh Cunningham, for George McConne; for Wm. Moore, Michael Kirkham present; for James Young, for Robert McKelhenny, for Margery Crawford, for Saml. Todd, for Rob. Young, for James Hutton, for James Todd, for George Gibson for Alex. Collier, for Jno. Hanna, for Robt. Talford, for Robt. McHenry, for David Talford, for William Hall, for John McMurtrey, for James Davies, for Robt. McKee, for Jno. Somers, for Jno. Huston, for Jno. Wylie, for Jno. McConne, for Archd. Buchanan, for Wm. Porter, for Jno. Wieley.
  • Page 449.--1767-68: Processioned by Jon. Lapesly, Robert Moore, all lands in their bounds except, viz: William and James Hall, Daniel Evans, Samuel Todd, James Davis, Jno. McMurtrey, James McMath, John Young. Processioned by James Craig, James Patterson: For Henry Reburn, Wm. Lam, John King, Robt. Craige, James Givens, Saml. Bell, Jno. Givens, Philip Harless, Thos. Storrey, John Stewart, Hugh Allon, Timothy Call, Edward Rutledge, James Care, Wm. Patterson, Saml. Henderson, Wm. Roberson, Wm. Scillarn, James Anderson, Wm. Hindes, Thomas Turke, David Mack, Neiley Christian Clemons, Robert Steon, James Craige, Thomas Raferty.

Chart of Samuel Todd's Probable Children

(Courtesy of Richard McMurtry)


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's:

  • Page 387.--12th January, 1763. John Law to Samuel Tod, bill of sale of horse to secure payment to James Davice of £8.8. Teste: John Lowrey.
  • Vol. 1 - AUGUST 19, 1767. - (220) Sarah Young, aged 16, and James Young, aged 15, orphans of Patrick Young, chose Saml. Todd guardian, and same was appointed guardian of Jennet and Elce Young, orphans of Patrick.
  • Page 34.--19th August, 1767. Samuel Todd's bond (with Robert Young, Jno. Lowry) as guardian to Sarah, James, Jannet and Elizabeth Young, orphans of Patrick Young.
  • Vol. 1 - MARCH 15, 1768. - (498) Samuel Todd has a writ ad quod damnum before building a water mill on his land on Whistle Creek.
  • Page 226.--5th August, 1769. Dr. the estate of Henry Kirkham in account with John Summers and Mary Evans, late Mary Kirkham, administrator c. t. a.--Cash paid Ann Long, Saml. Todd, Alex. Collier, John Wiley, James Bambridge, Abram Brown, John Hickman, Saml. Kirkham's legacy; Paul Whitley, for malt for the vendue; James Beats, for stilling liquor for the vendue; Robert Shannon, for crying for vendue. By Saml. Sharp's bond; Saml. Mann's account. By Jeremiah Seeley's note, insolvent. By Israel Burnley's note, insolvent.
  • Page 308.--26th May, 1770. John Lowry's will--To wife Jean; to son Melvin; to son Patrick; to son-in-law Saml. Todd; to son John, executor. Teste: Archd. Alexander, Moses Trimble, Saml. Lyle. Proved, 19th June, 1770, by Trimble and Lyle. Executor qualifies, with Nathl. Evans, Samuel Lyle.
  • Vol. 2 - Page ___-- Samuel Todd, son of William Todd, deposes, in Botetourt, 14th July, 1801. In 1754-1755, or 1756, Tobias Burk came to deponent's father's house. Burk had married one of Borden's sisters. Wm. bought from Benj., Jr. (Note: this clearly establishes Samuel Todd as the son of William Todd, who settled in the Borden Tract).