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DR WILLIAM TODD (1784-1851)

Post by gnstill » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:43 pm

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Re: DR WILLIAM TODD (1784-1851)

Post by MamaPanda » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:48 pm

Looking to speak with Ken Lang, who has knowledge of the oil painting at Norway House bring in a Canadian museum. The old page or maybe I had clicked on a link in the forum stated specifically "Calgary". I am a direct descendant of Dr. William Todd.

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Re: DR WILLIAM TODD (1784-1851)

Post by SLang1148 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:47 am

Dr William Todd's will in 1851, says his wife is Jane Johnstone with 2 sons, Albert Todd 1847- and Samuel Todd 1849-1864. Grandson William Todd (1853-) said his mother is Sarah. I suspect 2 people, a Sarah Johnstone and a Jane Johnstone.

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Re: DR WILLIAM TODD (1784-1851)

Post by SLang1148 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:56 am

Not only are all the William Todd's confusing, the Donald Todd's are also confusing and mixed up. In particular there are:
Donald Todd baptized in 1839 and his nephew Donald Todd born in 1855.
Donald Todd baptized in 1839, has an HBC bio that shows he was in Saskatchewan district in the 1850's. In 1875 he married Susan Durand dit Dumont (1855-1944). The 1881 Census for Donald Todd shows he was born in 1837. The kids are listed but Susan is still on Treaty and not listed. In the 1880's Donald and Susan ran a wayside inn on the Battle River. The Edmonton Bulletin on 23 Sep 1882 called the Battle River crossing, the Donald Todd crossing. Today it is called the Todd's Crossing at NW 36-44-23-W4. The Edmonton Bulletin on 25 Oct 1884, said that on 19 Oct 1884, Donald Todd was brought from his home on Battle River, at Todd's settlement, and confined in Ft Saskatchewan as a lunitic. The Edmonton Bulletin on 26 Sep 1885 said Donald Todd, the lunitic, who escaped from custody at Ft Saskatchewan, has not been captured yet. I think he escaped on 18 Sep 1885. The Edmonton Bulletin on May 1, 1886 reported that 2 weeks ago, bones had been found on the prairie near Egg Lake south of Victoria. The bones are either Donald Todd or Jas. Strang.

Donald Todd born in 1855 in the 1870 Census is in St Clements. 9 Jul 1875 he filed a Manitoba affidavit that said he lived in St Clements. In 1877 his signature is on a number of Manitoba Affidavit's as a Dominion Land Agent. In 1881 he is in St Andrews. I have no idea where he goes from here but there is a Donald Todd in BC.

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