Biography of Benajah Todd
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Todd, Benajah, son of Meli and Lydia (Ovenshire) Todd, was born March 17, 1829, in Barrington, N. Y. One year later he came to this town with his parents. He was educated at the common schools and has been a farmer all his life. In politics he was a Republican. He and his family were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Branchport, and he was one of the trustees for many years. June 10, 1849, he married Ann Jennette, daughter of Gilbert Lamb, and they had one daughter, Emma A., who married Phineas Tyler, of Branchport, a soldier in the late Rebellion, who lost an arm at the battle of the Wilderderness. They had one adopted son, Charles H. Beaden Todd, who married Lucinda Shepard, and also a granddaughter, Anna M. Tyler, whom they reared. She married John L Lafler, and they reside on the farm with Mrs. Todd. Benajah Todd died May 2, 1885.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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