The TODD Lineage of the BIDDLES
1. THOMAS TODD, ancestor of the BIDDLE and TODD families, came from
England to Maryland in 1651. He set-,led on the Severn River, near Annapolis.
On July 8, 1651, a tract of 100 acres was surveyed to him called "TODD", on
the south side of the Severn. Oct. 27, 1651, another 200 acres was laid out
for "THOMAS TODD", planter of Amme Arundel Co., located on the west side of
the Chesapeak River. He died about 1671. His 2nd son:
2. LANCELOT TODD, was of age 1671. He dated his will Feb. 28, 1690,
which was proved Nov. 10, 1691 at Annapolis, Md. He married SARAH,
daughter of THOMAS PHELPS. They had 4 children. The eldest child:
3. JOHN TODD, inherited his father's home plantation and half of a tract called
RHILK'S REST, through his mother. JOHN TODD lived in St.Margaret's Parish,
Anne Arundel Co., Md. He married 1710 to KATHERINE SMITH and had 7 children.
4. LANCELOT TODD, b Aug. 16, 1713, m Nov.13, 1735, RACHEL WARFIELD,
in Wueen Caroline's Parish, Elk Ridge, a daughter of ALEXANDER WARFIELD
and SARAH PIERPONT, and had 12 children.
5.ALEXANDER TODD, b. Sept. 7, 1736, served in the Revolutionary War from
Maryland. Removed to Frederick Co., Md. before 1790. He married
RACHEL ______ , who died in 1809.
6. RACHEL TODD, b ca 1771, d Ohio either 1841 or 1842, m Frederick Co., Md..
1791 to JACOB BIDDLE, b 1770, d 1851. They lived in Frederick Co., Md. until
1796, then moved with,his father to Woodford Twp. mear Rearing Springs, Bedford Co.,
Pa. By 1820 the BIDDLE family joined SAMUEL TODD'S family in Beaver Co., Pa.
(brother of RACHEL). SAMUEL TODD'.S Dau. SUSAN m DANIEL BIDDLE, son
of JACOB BIDDLE and RACHEL TODD. According to the records in possession of DAVID
BIDDLE, a descendant of SAMUEL TODD and DANIEL BIDDLE, he states: JACOB BIDDLE
was buried in Shock Cem. Morrow Co.,OH. about 40 ft. northeast of the old
church. There RACHEL TODD, according to the old TODD Bible, was b Dec. 25,1771.
and d Aug. 7, 1842, and was buried in Wayne Co., OH. David Biddle sent me a
wonderful record of his TODD ancestors. According to history and family tradition,
JOHN TODD, uncle of RACHEL TODD, as a teenager, served in the late years
of the Revolutionary War, then moved to Fayette Co, Pa. and into Beaver Co.
near his nephew, SAMUEL. JOHN TODD had a son:
7. ALEXANDER TODD, moved from Fayette Co..to Ohio Twp., Beaver Co., Pa.
He m SARAH JANE STEPHENS, dau. of JOHN STEPHENS, a Revolutionary War
soldier, and had 16 children. Among the children:
8. THOMPSON TODD, b Pa. Oct. 15, 1830, d at Ottokee, Fulton Co., OH.
Nov. 23, 1906. He was a farmer in Fulton Co. and is buried in Ottokee Cem.
He m CAROLINE McLAUGHLIN, b Mar. 16, 1831, in Pa., on Oct. 17, 1850, and soon
after purchased their farm just east of the present County Home. CAROLINE is
mentioned as one of the grandchildren in the will of JOHN KNIGHT, 1844-48, of
Ohio Rwp, Beaver Co., Pa. Her parents were SUSAN KNIGHT and JOHN McLAUGHLIN.
CAROLINE McLAUGHLIN & THOMPSON TODD had these children:
a. HENRY TODD, b Oct. 11, 1851, Fulton Co., d 1921.
b. WINDIELD, b June 18, 1853, d 1855.
c. JOHN A. b May 14, 1855.
d. JEANETTE, b Dec. 5, 1-859, d before 1875.
b.Aug. 22, 1861.
f. ULYSSES GRANT, b Jan. 23, 1864.
g. WILLIAM SHERMAN, b-Oct. 9, 1965, d Nov. 15, 1925.
h. MELVIN JUDSON, b Jan. 13, 1868, d Apr. 6, 1923.
i. IDA, b June 11, J-869. j. CORA, b Aug 21, 1871, d Jan. 13, 1872.
k. HOMER, b Nov. 22, 1873, d Dover Twp. Apr. 13,
GRANT U. TODD m Nov. 26, 1891 MARY E. HAULEY;
GRANT U. TODD m 2nd Nov. 14, 1895 FLORENCE E. GORDON;
JUDSON M. TODD m May 15, 1892 LUCY PORTER,
HOMER B. TODD m Jan. 30, 1898 OLA ROSEBROOK,
ILAH (?) TODD m Dec. 22, 1898 ARTHUR GEE.
HOMER and OLA were parents of RALPH TODD, dec'd. CAROLINE McLAUGHLIN
TODD d at Ottokee June 6, 1804, age 73y 2m 20d. b Beaver Co., Pa.
A certain relative, BENJAMIN F. TODD, came to Delta area, and d Aug. 18,
1921, age 72y. His parents are listed as CALVIN TODD and_____ and he was b in
His wife, PHOEBE TODD, d Delta, May 14, 1938, age 83y 3m 14d. Her parents are
listed as RALPH CHERRY and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL.
OLIVER TODD and wife LUCINDA DEVEREAUX settled in Chesterfield Twp. but
is not related to the family from Beaver Co., Pa.
MARGARET TODD, 2nd wife of CALVIN BIDDLE, York Twp., was of the Pa.
family. Their children were ALFRED, ELIZABETH, LUCY, and FRANKLIN BIDDLE. See
the BIDDLE-WARFIELD records. FRANK TODD BIDDLE, son of CALVIN and
MARGARET TODD BIDDLE, d Mar. 9, 1931 age 59y 7
There seems to be two main families who were early settlers within a few
miles of Delta, One was JOEL BIDDLE, b in N.J., who evidently was descended
from WM. BIDDLE, an early settler in N.J. who fled to America, having been a
soldier in Cromwell's army in England. One of his descendants lives in
Liberty Center, OH. I often find a record of a BIDDLE among the births and mar-
riages that does not belong to the BIDDLE family from Beaver Co., Pa. who mi-
grated early to Wayne Co., OH. then into Fulton Co. beginning about 1838 when
SAMUEL BIDDLE first came to York Twp. He built a cabin early and his descend-
ants are numerous in Fulton Co. today. He was followed by his sister,
CHRISTINA, and her husband, VALENTINE HAY, and then brothers, JACOB and
This BIDDLE family are distantly related to BESSIE WARFIELD SIMPSON, the
wife of Edward, King of England, who is now deceased. Edward went into retire-
ment from the throne of England rather than give up his wife. Mrs. SIMPSON'S
parents were TEACKLE WALLIS WARFIELD and ALICE
1. RICHARD WARFIELD came from England and settled by 1660 in Anne Arundel Co.,
Md. He was b about 1640, and 1670 he m ELEANOR BROWN, dau. of JOHN BROWN,
known as CAPT. BROWNE, from London, Eng., who with his brother, CAPT. PERE-
GRINE BROWNE, owned 2 of the finest merchant ships sailing between London and
the Chesapeak Bay settlements. RICHARD left a will naming his heirs, and son;
2. ALEXANDER WARFIELD, b 1677, m SARAH PEIRPONT, a dau. of HENRY
PIERPONT early settler to Md. and his wife, ELIZABETH_____. ALEXANDER was
vestryman for St. Anne's Parish, 1715-28. He died 1740, leaving a will and.
3. RACHEL WARFIELD,
b ca 1713, was mentioned in the will of her Uncle BENJAMIN WARFIELD, 1717.
RACHEL m LANCELOT TODD, a son of JOHN TODD and KATHERINE SMITH, and the
grandson of LANCELOT TODD who m SARAH PHELPS. The TODD family were early
settlers in Anne Arundel Co., Md. RACHEL and LANCELOT TODD were m Mov. 13, 1735.
Their oldest child:
4. AIEXANDER TODD, moved to Frederick Co. Md. He was b Sept. 7,
1736 and d before 1808, when his widow signed her will. ALEXANDER served in
the Md. Militia during the Revolutionary War and his name is listed in the
D.A.R. INDEX of Patriots. He m RACHEL_____ who signed her will May 7,
1808, and proved Feb. 9, 1809. 11 children. 5. As he was a Revolutionary
War soldier, I will give the names of the children: BENJAMIN, BASEL, ELIZABETH,
SAMUEL, ALEXANDER, JOSHUA, RACHEL who m June 24, 1791 JACOB
BIDDLE, WARFIELD, LUCY, SUSANNA and ELEANOR. Several children migrated to
Beaver Co.,Pa. by 1810. 6. RACHEL TODD, b Md. ca 1771, d in Ohio near Wooster about
JACOB BIDDLE, b in Md., was a son of ANDREW BIDDLE and CHRISTINA COVER.
ANDREW was a wagon master, carrying supplies during the Revolutionary War.
Several descendants in Fulton Co. have joined the Wauseon Chapter of the D.A.R.
on the war service of ANDREW BIDDLE, he moved about 1795-96 to Woodford Twp.,
Bedford-Hiintingdon Co., Pa. border, where he died in 1812. After his death,
JACOB BIDDLE joined his brother-in-law, SAMUEL TODD, in Beaver Co., Pa. The
will of JACOB BIDDLE is very interesting and he mentioned having a red-white-
blue coverlet that he willed to his son, ALEXANDER BIDDLE. The children of
JACOB BIDDLE and RACHEL TODD are important to Fulton County as early settlers.
The names and dates, and husbands or wives are as follows: 7 generation
a. ANDREW BIDDLE, b Apr. 30, 1792, Md., d June 11, 1934, m MARY HOLSINGER, b
Feb. 10, 1797, d Aug. 25, 1879. Had sons JACOB and ELIAS by 1834.
b. EVE, b Md. ca 1794, never married. In 1850 she was living with her father and brother,
DANIEL, in Morrow Co.,OH .
c. JOHN, 2nd son, b. ca 1795, m SUSANNA BEVINGTON,
and resided 1850 Wayne Co., OH. Moved ca 1852 to Wells Co., Ind. A dau., RACHEL,
m AMBROSE CLARK and d at the Fulton Co. Home at Ottokee, age 90. Left descendants
in Wauseon, great-grandmother of DON KOLB, deceased.
d. RACHEL, b Feb.1, 1796, Md. d Oct. 2, 1869, m JOHN F. HOLSINGER, and
were buried at Baker's Summit, Pa. in the Holsinger Cem.
e. JACOB T., b 1801, d Dec. 25, 1884 near Delta. He was in Fulton Co. before 1860.
Was m lst to MARY HAY, 1824, who d 1825. m 2nd SARAH DUNCAN from
Beaver Co., Pa., b 1799 and d near Delta Jan. 9, 1885. He left a large family.
f. CHRISTINA, b ca 1803, m VALENTINE HAY, and they were land owners in
York and Clinton Twps., Fulton Co., before 1850. CHRISTINA d ca 1885 and left
g. GEORGE, b Mar. 11, 1808, Bedford Co., Pa. d York Twp. Aug. 7, 1877,
m 1832 NANCY LAWRENCE, dau of JOHN and NANCY LAWRENCE from Pa.
to Wayne Co., OH. In 1850 Census, GEORGE and NANCY lived next door to
her parents. They came after 1850 to York Twp.
h. SUSAN, d before 1894, when her father made his will and JACOB named her children:
HARRIET, ALFRED, SARAH and LUCY TODD,
i. ALEXANDER, b 1810, d Feb. 7, 1899.
He was a minister, m lst in Harrison Co., OH. to MARY KNOFSKER on May 17, 1832, had
8 children: m 2nd DOROTHY IRWIN, who d in 1353; m 3rd ELIZABETH PARKER.
j. JOSHUA, b 1812, m. Harrison Co., OH., to SALLY NOFTSKER, cousin of
ALEXANDER'S wife. Dau of JACOB and MAGDALENA NOFTSKER of Lebanon Co., Pa. to
Harrison Co.O. k. DANIEL, b 1814, farmer, lived Morrow Co., OH. He m SUSANNA TODD,
his cousin. They are ancestors of DAVID and DONALD BIDDLE of Old Fort, near
Fremont, OH Living 1974.
1. SAMUEL BIDDLE, 3rd son of JACOB BIDDLE and RACHEL TODD, was b Bedford
Co.,Pa. Feb 17, 1798 and came to York Twp., then Lucas Co., O., 1838. His homestead was
in the possession of BIDDLE descendants until CLARK BIDDLE sold the home farm
and moved to Wauseon. SAMUEL d in York Twp. Jan. 17, 1867. He m in Beaver Co.,
Pa. ELISABETH KNIGHT, dau of JOHN KNIGHT and CHRISTINA GROSSCOST
(GROOSCROSS) various spellings, from Adam Co., Pa. to Beaver co., Pa. by 1809.
ELISABETH'S ancestors have been given with the MASON-KNIGHT family records.
ELISABETH (KNIGHT) BIDDLE left a very interesting will, recorded in Wauseon Court
House, dated Feb. 18, 1877, proved Mar, 5, 1879. She was b July 10, 1800, d York Twp.,
Mar. 2, 1877. Her son, STILLMAN BIDDLE, Exec. from the Family Bible and records
the children were: 8th generation - a. RACHEL BIDDLE, b Apr. 13, 1820, m
Feb. 13, 1839 GEORGE ORNDORFF and had 6 children. They came to Fulton Co.
b. CHRISTINA, b Jan. 3, 1822, m Mar. 22, 1838 CHARLES KIMERER and had 12 child-
ren. Ancestors of MRS. RUTH BANNISTER, Wauseon and MRS. MARY CRONINGER, a
D.A.R member. Wauseon Chapter. c. REBECCA, b May 4, 1823, m Feb. 17, 1845 to GEO.
MATHENY and they had 5 children. York Twp. d. MATILDA, b Aug. 16, 1825, m
JEREMIAH WILLIAMS, a son of ELISHA WILLIAMS and HANNAH HARRISON, early
settlers of south of Wauseon, Clinton Twp. MATILDA and JERRY WILLIAMS are buried in
Wauseon Cem. e. ELIZABETH, b Sept. 30, 1828, m Mar. 1847 JONAH of JOHATHAN
BATDORFF, son of JOHN BATDORFF and CATHERINE DANIELS of Wayne Co.
ELIZABETH and JONAH are buried in the Wauseon Cem. near SAMUEL BIDDLE. f.
COLVIN, b Aug. 28, 1830, a farmer in York Twp., m lst HATTIE FLUHART and had 3
children m 2nd MARGARET TODD, his. cousin and had 4 children. g. HIRAM's., L. July 17,
1832, m lst MARIA C. dau. of JOHN CHAMBERLIN and MARTHA KNIGHT, his cousin.
He married again and moved to Detroit Mi. h. STILLMAN BIDDLE, b June 20, 1834,
m lst MARY MACK, dau of WILLIAM MACK and ELIZABETH BROOKS, who settled in
Fulton Co., near Delta before 1850. After her death he m 2nd. July 31, 1904,
to MRS. MARGARET (ROWLAND) WALKER age 54.
2. JACOB BIDDLE, son of JACOB BIDDLE
and RACHEL TODD. was the last of the BIDDLE children to come to Fulton Co. Ile
d at Delta, Dec. 25, 1884. By his 2nd wife, SARAH DUNCAN, 8 children were
born: a. RACHEL, b 1827, m JEFFERSON WORLEY in Wayne Co.,O. b. JOANNA, b ca
1829, m JOHN WINELAND, of Know Co., O. c. GEORGE D., b 1830, m 1852 JULIA
AUGNST. d. JACOB,JR., b ca 1836, moved to Goshen Ind. e. MARY JANE f.
ANDREW, served from York Twp. in the Civil War. He moved to Mo. m Dec. 11,
1864 MARY AUGNST. g. JAMES M., b Salt Creek iwp., Wayne Co., 0. Nov. 20, 1838,
m. SAMANTHA WILLIAMS dau of JEREMIAH and MATILDA BIDDLE. h. DANIEL, b
1841, d 1914 York Twp., m ELIZABETH YEARGE, dau HENRY YEAGER and ELIZABETH
RITTER, who were early settlers in Fulton Co. south of Delta. ELIZABETH BIDDLE d May 9,
1938, 93y 5m 18d. Of the above children, GEORGE BIDDLE and JULIA AUGNST ended
their days on a farm in York Twp. He was called "Blind George" to disting-
uish him from his cousin. They had 3 children: SAMUEL A., b 1854, d 1928 and
buried in Zion Church Cem., York Twp., STILLMAN, d Aug. 21, 1940, age 85 y
8m 13d, York Twp., NORA d Feb. 14, 1946, m EDWARD RUPPERT and had 2 children,
CLIVE B., deceased, a farmer of York Twp, and CHLOE RUPPERT, m LLOYD EDGAR,
Wauseon funeral director, parents of GEORGE EDGAR, Wauseon. LLOYD EDGAR and
his brother, EARL EDGAR, had joint interest in the Edgar Funeral Home, Wauseon
until their deaths.
In 1880 Ohio Federal Census, York Twp, I found the family of JACOB
BIDDLE (d), son of JACOB T. BIDDLE and SARAH DUNCAN as follows: Jacob, age 47,
b Ohio, farmer: MARY, age 34, b Pa., HORTENSE, age 17, b O.: SARAH, age 14, b O;
WILLIAM, age 11, b 0; WILLIAM, age 11, b 0.1 HORTENSE M Oct. 2, 1884, FREDERICK
SNYDER, York Twp., Her mother, MARY, was listed in the setate of a RUSSELL
3. GEORGE BIDDLE, son of JACOB BIDDLE and RACHEL TODD, was in Wayne Co.
farming. Salt Creek Twp., in 1850; but came to York Twp. before 1860. GEORGE d
in York Two. 1877. NANCY LAWRENCE, his wife, b 1813, d York Twp. Aug. 11,1902.
They had 9 children as follows: a HENRY L. b Jute 4, 1833, d Dec. 5, 1888 when
on a visit to Wayne Co., 0. He m AGATHA GREENAWALT, who d York Two. 1915. Both
buried in Zion Church Cem., York Twp. b. NANCY, b Sept, 9, 1835, m ADAM GEIT-
GEY, Wayne Co., 0. They left descendants in Fulton Co. c. RACHEL, b Dec. 18,
1837, d 1907, m SIMON SNYDER and lived near Delta. His will 1911 is recorded
in Fulton Co. Probate Court. d. BENJAMIN, b Apr. 28, 1840, d 1913. He was bur-
ied in Wauseon Cem. In 1863 m HESTER TROWBRIDGE of near Delta, b 1839, d 1913.
e. JACOB, b Feb. 5, 1843, d Delta, Feb. 7, 1885. He m July 14, 1866 MARY ANN
WATKINS. He left a will recorded in Wauseon Court House. f. JOHN L., b Mar.
21, 1845, d Jan. 1, 1934, m Sept. 4, 1869 to MARGARET J. WATKINS, dau of JOHN
WATKINS and MARGARET SOUTH of York Twp. Their dau, NORA BIDDLE, in DR.
F.D.B. WALTZ, b 1878, d 1947. I believe they are buried in Delta Cem. g. SAMUEL,
b Nov. 11, 1848, in Wayne Co., 0 d at age 2-2 yrs. before they left Wayne Co.
for Fulton Co. h. GEORGE W., b Nov. 23, 1851, m Dec. 23, 1871 to WANDA LOUISE
BARNES, dau. of LEONARD BARNES and MARY DAY of Clingon Twp., Fulton Co., who
were early settlers. i. MARY E. BIDDLE, last child of GEORGE BIDDLE and NANCY
LAWRENCE was b May 23, 1854 York Two., Fulton Co. and m lst ALONZO WATKINS who
d 1878., She then m his brother, GEORGE WATKINS, b 1846 and d 1922. ALONZO and
GEORGE were sons of WESLEY WATKINS and CATHERINE FESLER, Who were m in
Fulton Co., Jan. 24, 1846. in the 1850 Federal Census, Fulton Co., York Twp., I
found: stop 756 - VALENTINE HAY, farmer, age 44, b Pa. CHRISTINA HAY(BIDDLE),
age 44, b Pa., JACOB B. HAY,Ison, age 21, b Pa., DANIEL HAY, son age 18, b Pa.
JOHN HAY, son, age 16, b Pa., SUSANNA HAY, day., age 14, b Pa., JOSHUA HAY,
son, age 12, b Ohio, SIMON HAY, son, age 10 b Ohio, ALBIN HAY, son age 7, b
Ohio, SAMUEL HAY, son age 5, b Ohio, ELIAS was-b in 1850. JACOB B. HAY m
HANNAH WINELAND, his cousin. DANIEL HAY m NANCY CLARK, near Wauseon.
SUSANNA HAY m as 2n wife to WILLIAM PATTERSON, Clinton Twp. and had a large fam-
ily. Her son, IRA PATTERSON, d east of Delta several years ago.