John Todd papers, 1779-1802

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Todd papers, 1779-1802
Creator
Todd, John, 1750-1782.
Extent
9 pieces
Subjects
Todd, John, 1750-1782.
Lewis, Andrew, fl. 1770.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Hart, Thomas, 1730-1808.
Todd, Robert, Jr, fl. 1790.
Russell, Mary Todd, fl. 1800.
Floyd, John, fl. 1770.
McCracken, John.
Virginia.--General Assembly.
Lexington (Ky.).--Trustees.
United States.--Army.--Kentucky Militia.
Point Pleasant, Battle of, 1774.
Blue Licks, Battle of the, Ky, 1782.
Land settlement--Kentucky.
Estates (Law)--Kentucky--History.
Land titles--Registration and transfer--Kentucky.
Surveys--Kentucky.
Lawyers.
Soldiers.
Botetourt County (Va.).
Boonesborough (Ky.).--Elm Tree Assembly.
Harrodsburg (Ky.).
Fayette County (Ky.).
Correspondence.
Legal documents
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of records of some of the land transactions of John Todd during the settlement of Lexington, Ky. The land records include: John McCracken's bill of sale to John Todd; land warrants; a land warrant (1779) to John Floyd signed by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson; a typescript of a bill (1795-96) from Colonel Thomas Hart to Robert Todd, Jr, apparently for survey work; and a letter (1802) concerning the settlement of Todd's estate. Most of these documents concern seventy acres which Todd deeded to the town of Lexington, Ky. and some surrounding tracts which Todd's sole heir, May Todd Russell, also gave to the town.

Restrictions on Access and Use

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