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William Todd

Birth
Death
Sep 1820 (aged 74–75)
Horry County, South Carolina, USA
Burial
Horry County, South Carolina, USA Add to Map
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A Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, published in 1986 and reprinted in 1994, included a William Todd who migrated to South Carolina in 1767 on the Ship Pearl. Todd historians later assumed that this William was the William Todd who died in Horry County in 1820. Hence they concluded that their William of Horry County was born in Scotland. However, the immigrant William Tod got a grant on the Edisto River and sold it in 1768 as William Tod, of Charleston. There is a William Tod, a Saddler of Charleston, who died there in 1780 who is most likely the 1767 immigrant on the Pearl.

A Todd researcher found a record of a Thomas Todd who died in 1791 and had an estate settlement which sold his two slaves to Joseph and Ann Bull (or Ball). No researcher alive today knows where this record came from. They assumed this record was for Thomas Todd of the 1790 census for Georgetown District (later Horry County). They seem to have then assumed this Thomas was the father of William Todd who died in Horry County in 1820, 29 years later.

Based on the assumption that Wiliam was born in Scotland to a Thomas Todd, a Todd researcher seems to have scoured the Scottish records and found a William Todd b 25 Dec 1745, son of Thomas Tod and Margaret Bald who had married in Moffat, Dumfriesshire in Jan 1745. By the mid-1990s, Todd researchers were asserting that this William was the William Todd d 1820 in Horry County.

They had no other evidence to support this conclusion.

Some years later, Todd family historians began saying that William's father was Thomas Charles Todd. There is no such person as Thomas Charles Todd in Scottish or South Carolinian records. This appears to be a synthesis of the Scottish Thomas Tod of Moffat, the Georgetown District Thomas Todd and a tradition reported by A. J. Todd, descendant of William Todd d 1820, in a letter he wrote in 1929 asserting that his great - great grandfather was Capt Charles Todd. Someone seems to have just glommed the two names together in an attempt to not have two contradictory-traditions.

As of Feb 2023, DNA samples from the Moffat Tod family are in the lab, waiting to be compared with DNA samples from the Horry County Todds.
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IN a note by the original creation of this memorial to William Todd:

Apparently this cemetery is located in the woods off Long Ride Road. While there is only one stone remaining, supposedly there are actually 15-20 graves.
I have seen a reference that William John Todd is buried there but sadly I do not know their source. I will check with some of my family to see if they know anything.
If he is buried here, there is no marker.
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From Wayne Stalvey (2023):
Pond Field Graveyard is found off Ashley Rd, Horry S.C. Turn Left off HWY 66 going East. Turn right on 1st road on right. This is a dirt road with a gate. It looks like a logging road. The Grave yard is about 50 yards down the road in a grove of tree.
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The following posting is per contributor Shawn Page Larimore (47833931):
Parents of William John Todd were Captain Thomas Charles Todd and Margaret Bald.
Wife of William John Todd was Margaret Dougal (1741-1830)
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A Directory of Scots in the Carolinas, published in 1986 and reprinted in 1994, included a William Todd who migrated to South Carolina in 1767 on the Ship Pearl. Todd historians later assumed that this William was the William Todd who died in Horry County in 1820. Hence they concluded that their William of Horry County was born in Scotland. However, the immigrant William Tod got a grant on the Edisto River and sold it in 1768 as William Tod, of Charleston. There is a William Tod, a Saddler of Charleston, who died there in 1780 who is most likely the 1767 immigrant on the Pearl.

A Todd researcher found a record of a Thomas Todd who died in 1791 and had an estate settlement which sold his two slaves to Joseph and Ann Bull (or Ball). No researcher alive today knows where this record came from. They assumed this record was for Thomas Todd of the 1790 census for Georgetown District (later Horry County). They seem to have then assumed this Thomas was the father of William Todd who died in Horry County in 1820, 29 years later.

Based on the assumption that Wiliam was born in Scotland to a Thomas Todd, a Todd researcher seems to have scoured the Scottish records and found a William Todd b 25 Dec 1745, son of Thomas Tod and Margaret Bald who had married in Moffat, Dumfriesshire in Jan 1745. By the mid-1990s, Todd researchers were asserting that this William was the William Todd d 1820 in Horry County.

They had no other evidence to support this conclusion.

Some years later, Todd family historians began saying that William's father was Thomas Charles Todd. There is no such person as Thomas Charles Todd in Scottish or South Carolinian records. This appears to be a synthesis of the Scottish Thomas Tod of Moffat, the Georgetown District Thomas Todd and a tradition reported by A. J. Todd, descendant of William Todd d 1820, in a letter he wrote in 1929 asserting that his great - great grandfather was Capt Charles Todd. Someone seems to have just glommed the two names together in an attempt to not have two contradictory-traditions.

As of Feb 2023, DNA samples from the Moffat Tod family are in the lab, waiting to be compared with DNA samples from the Horry County Todds.
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IN a note by the original creation of this memorial to William Todd:

Apparently this cemetery is located in the woods off Long Ride Road. While there is only one stone remaining, supposedly there are actually 15-20 graves.
I have seen a reference that William John Todd is buried there but sadly I do not know their source. I will check with some of my family to see if they know anything.
If he is buried here, there is no marker.
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From Wayne Stalvey (2023):
Pond Field Graveyard is found off Ashley Rd, Horry S.C. Turn Left off HWY 66 going East. Turn right on 1st road on right. This is a dirt road with a gate. It looks like a logging road. The Grave yard is about 50 yards down the road in a grove of tree.
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The following posting is per contributor Shawn Page Larimore (47833931):
Parents of William John Todd were Captain Thomas Charles Todd and Margaret Bald.
Wife of William John Todd was Margaret Dougal (1741-1830)
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