Robert Smith Todd

Robert Smith Todd

Birth
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 17 Jul 1849 (aged 58)
Liberty Heights, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section F, Lot 26 at historic marker on Main Avenue
Memorial ID 6045098 · View Source
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Father of Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln. Also he was a Kentucky state senator.



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I visited the Todd house in Lexington, KY this fall. They are always searching for Todd family related items and to their knowledge, no photograph exists of Robert Smith Todd.
The photograph bears little resemblance to the known painting of Todd. In addition, I researched the clothing in the photograph on multiple sites and the suit coat and tie are from no earlier than 1860 and as late as 1880. Since R.S. Todd died in 1849, I think you can safely discount this photograph as belonging to R.S. Todd. Attached are a couple of sites for men's clothing from this time period.

http://www.victoriana.com/Fashion/victorianclothing/victorianmen.html

https://www.historicalemporium.com/1870-victorian-photo-gallery.php

https://www.uvm.edu/landscape/dating/clothing_and_hair/index.php

http://www.ushist.com/mens_1800s_clothing/q-1502_victorian_sack_coat_suit_civil-war.shtml


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  • Created by: LaVina Quam
  • Added: 23 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6045098
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Smith Todd (25 Feb 1791–17 Jul 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6045098, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by LaVina Quam (contributor 25082019) .