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MLA (#47075485)
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I am very new. Interested in relatives grave sites, and any info pertaining to any lost memories of family history. My very wonderful cousin has given me the bug of "enquiring mind".

I was born in IL,Mary Louise Doyle, raised in MI and married to Donald J. Avery in South Bend, IN. Father's name: Ralph Reed Doyle, Mother's name, Marie Todd: Todd, Mason, St. John, Gilley from Warren and Cannon County TN: Father, Doyle, Payne both were of Potomac IL area, and went to IN. I have some info of some relatives on my deceased husband, Donald Jay Avery side: Avery, Mutti, of IN, Rockerfellow of east coast?? and Wolf of IN.

I will keep looking and doing follow up of the info I receive. Thanking for any return info.

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Todd Family of Cannon County TN
I sent an email to your address listed on Find A Grave and haven't heard back from you. Could you repost your current email address or go to World Connect and select bell data base. You will find your family posted there and you can use that system to contact me. You will notice that I have a fairly extensive listing for my Todd cousins, descendants of Margaret E Bell Todd. Thank you.
Added by Thomas on Sep 29, 2011 9:04 PM
Mary Bob McClain
Christopher Todd b. 5 Jan 1871 - 17 Apr 1868
Sara Dick Todd 23 Dec 1784 - 29 Dec 1853
James D. Todd d. 22 Dec 1784 "In the 21st year of his life."

This cemetery has been restored by the Sons of the Confederat Veterans, work still in progres in 2005.

Sarah Dick Todd was the only sister of three Irishmen brothers who were wholesale merchants of Louisville and New Orleans. One of the three brothers, James Dick, on a trip to Italy, saw a beautiful villa that he decided to duplicate just south of Columbia. This he did in 1837 and presented it to his sister, Sarah. This is the beautiful Elm Springs house that can still be admired as one travels out of Columbia on the Mooresville Pike. At the time she received the estate from her brother, Sarah Dick was already married to Christopher Todd, a Virginia native, who was relatively wealthy in his own right. When her brother James died in 1849, Sarah inherited much of his wealth. The Todds' were parents of one son James who died in 1843 and was the first person buried in this cemetery. However James had three sisters and one of the daughters, Susan, married Colonel Abe M. Looney. Sarah preceded Christopher Todd in death, passing away in 1853. Mr. Todd passed away during 1868 and the Looney family then inherited Elm Springs.

hope this helps
Mary Bob
Added by Mary Bob McClain on Feb 04, 2009 6:29 AM
Todd, Ralph Stanley
Hope this is right... they are all buried there together so they must connect somehow

Added by Donna on Dec 31, 2008 12:29 PM
Todd's of Centertown
I'm so sorry it took me so long.. had a bit of camera trouble, but finally... most of the ones you wanted. You could send me the names and dates of the ones I missed. I think you said that Mary Lou was Ralph Mason Todd's second wife... right??? I didn't see her this time. That doesn't mean she's not there... I was looking for several at the same time. Must have just missed it. Hope this helps some..

Added by Donna on Dec 30, 2008 12:15 PM

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