Todd, John, 1750-1782

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Lawyer, soldier.

John Todd, an early Kentucky settler had been admitted to the bar in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1771. He participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant as an aide to General Andrew Lewis and was at Boonesborough, Kentucky for the "Elm Tree" Assembly in 1775. Todd served as a member of the first court organized at Harrodsburg, as a delegate to the Virginia Assembly from Kentucky, and as one of the first Trustees in the town of Lexington, Kentucky. Chosen first colonel of the Militia of Fayette County (Ky.), Todd was in command of his regiment when he was killed at the Battle of Blue Licks.

From the description of John Todd papers, 1779-1802 1779-1780. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 15528550

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creatorOf Todd, John, 1750-1782. John Todd's record : manuscript copy, [1778]-[1788]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: George Rogers Clark papers, 1756-1891. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Todd, John, 1750-1782. John Todd's record : manuscript, [1778]-[1788]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Todd, Robert. Robert Todd papers, 1797-1852 1797-1817 (bulk dates). University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Campbell, Arthur, 1742-1811. Arthur Campbell Papers, 1752-1811. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Todd, John, 1750-1782. John Todd papers, 1779-1802 1779-1780. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818. Draper manuscripts: George Rogers Clark miscellanies, 1781-1909. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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correspondedWith Campbell, Arthur, 1742-1811. person
associatedWith Floyd, John, fl. 1770. person
associatedWith Hart, Thomas, 1730-1808. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Lewis, Andrew, fl. 1770. person
associatedWith Lexington (Ky.). Trustees. corporateBody
associatedWith McCracken, John. person
associatedWith Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Russell, Mary Todd, fl. 1800. person
associatedWith Todd, Robert. person
associatedWith Todd, Robert, Jr., fl. 1790. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Kentucky Militia. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Virginia. General Assembly. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Northwest, Old
Kentucky
Kaskaskia (Ill.)
Botetourt County (Va.)
Boonesboro (Ky.)
Illinois
Illinois
Harrodsburg (Ky.)
Northwest, Old
Fayette County (Ky.)
Kaskaskia (Ill.)
Subject
Surveys
Manuscripts, American
Point Pleasant, Battle of, W. Va., 1774
Estates (Law)--History
Land titles--Registration and transfer
Land settlement
Blue Licks, Battle of the, Ky., 1782
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Lawyers
Soldiers
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Birth 1750-03-27

Death 1782-08-18

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