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Robert Lewis Sherrill Todd
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1851
Death: May 12, 1945

Sheriff Robert Lewis Sherill "Bob" Todd was born on September 18, 1851, in Polk County, Georgia. He married Ella Delphine Evans on June 6, 1872 in Milam County. He was elected on November 3, 1896; re-elected November 8, 1898, November 6, 1900 and served until November 4, 1902. Sheriff Todd was elected a second time on November 8, 1904 and served until November 6, 1906. On June 20, 1905, Sheriff Todd shot and killed former Sheriff Giles C. Avriett on the first floor of the Milam County Courthouse. He turned himself in to Constable Bowles claiming self defense. Reportedly, Sheriff Todd had the whole community behind him over this incident. Sheriff Todd was tried by a jury which found him not guilty. A bullet hole remains today in the door facing of the County Courtroom and was preserved for historic purposes during the 2001 courthouse renovation project. A plaque was also placed near the hole citing the events of that day. Robert Todd also served as County Treasurer from 1914 to 1924. He died in Cameron on May 12, 1945 and is buried at Walker's Creek Cemetery. (bio by: Greg J. Kouba) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ella Delphine Evans Todd (1855 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  John Webb Todd (1880 - 1962)*
  Giles James Todd (1885 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Walkers Creek Cemetery
Cameron
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn Davis Bonnet
Record added: Mar 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50029343
Robert Lewis Sherrill Todd
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Robert Lewis Sherrill Todd
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Robert Lewis Sherrill Todd
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