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Family of Wiley Wesley TODD (8) & Mary Elizabeth SPALDING

38. Josephine L TODD. Born in Sep 1860 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 40, Josephine L died in Muskogee, Oklahoma on 23 Apr 1901. Buried in Apr 1901 in Whitney, Texas. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

Josephine L married Erastus C. LEWIS, son of William Matthew LEWIS Senior (1812-1855) & Joyce Ann GRIGGS (1814-1865). Born in 1853 in Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Albert Dentis. Born in Oct 1886.

ii. Bessie M. Born in Dec 1889.


39. James Albert TODD. Born on 29 Jul 1862 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 90, James Albert died in Muskogee, Oklahoma on 15 Jan 1953. Buried in Jan 1953 in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Al".

James Albert Todd is credited with being the originator of the modern Rodeo. He was a cattle rancher in Oklahoma and performed the law duties of Sheriff, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

James Albert married Nancy Evelyn JONES. Buried in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

They had the following children:
i. Cammie Corinth. Born on 26 Aug 1882.

ii. Ollie Gray. Born on 13 Jul 1885.

iii. Lessie May. Born on 23 Jul 1887.

iv. Arthur Raymond. Born on 13 Aug 1892.

v. Ruby Vera. Born on 2 May 1894.

vi. Lallah Rook. Born on 4 Nov 1896.

vii. Eloise. Born on 25 Jul 1898.

viii. Homer Albert. Born on 12 Sep 1900 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. At the age of 58, Homer Albert died in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on 27 Nov 1958. Buried in Nov 1958 in Forest Park Cemetery, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Occupation: Rodeo Promoter.

Obituary: Memphis Press Scimitar, November 25, 1958

FORT SMITH,ARK -- Homer Todd, 58, prominent stockman, died here.
Todd furnished stock for the Arkansas Livestock Champion Rodeo at Little Rock, the Arkansas-Oklahoma rodeo here, and at others throughout the nation, particularly in the Southwest. Todd was a member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Rodeo Association of America. He was also an honorary Oklahoma Colonel. Well known in Memphis. Homer Todd had produced three rodeos for the Mid-South Fair and was widely acquainted among cattlemen of Memphis and vicinity. He visited the city several times a year. "Mr. Todd will be remembered by thousands for his dashing entrance at the rodeo, leading the grand parade on his white horse", commented Rufas W. Jones, Rodeo Announcer. "He was a great showman and wonderful with the rodeo stock", said Boyd Arthur, rodeo chairman.

In 1925 when Homer Albert was 24, he married Gladys Laverne GILBERT. Born on 3 Jan 1904 in Winchester, Kansas. At the age of 76, Gladys Laverne died in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on 13 Sep 1980. Buried in Sep 1980 in Forest Park Cemetery, Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

ix. Eloise Opal. Born on 31 Jul 1903.

x. George Washington. Born on 31 Jul 1905. Alias/AKA: "Brown".


40. Benjamin Franklin TODD. Born on 11 Feb 1864 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 81, Benjamin Franklin died on 18 Feb 1945. Buried in Feb 1945 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.

Obituary: Frank Todd was born in Henderson County, February 11, 1864. He died February 18, 1945, at the age of 81 years. He was left a fatherless boy at the age of 12, having five brothers and sisters younger than he, so he knew the weight of responsibility since a child. At the age of 13 he professed faith in Christ and united with the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, remaining a member until moving to Yuma where he sponsored the movement to build a church there. He gave the site on which the church now stands, worked with his usual determination to its completion, and became one of its charter members. At the age of 21, he was married to Calista Brewer, who died two years ago. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Mrs. Effie Lewis. Rev A.U. Nunnery conducted the funeral services at Yuma Baptist Church followed by internment at New Hope Cemetery.

Benjamin Franklin married Calestia BREWER, daughter of Calvin N. BREWER (1834-) & Minerva DAWSON. Born in 1866. At the age of 76, Calestia died in Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee on 27 Dec 1942. Buried in Dec 1942 in New Hope Cemetery, Yuma, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Mrs. Frank (Calesta) Todd died December 27th, 1942, at the home in Yuma following an illness that lasted more than fifty years. She was 77 years old. Prior to her marriage 58 years ago, she was Miss Calesta Brewer. A few years after her marriage she became ill and continued in poor health for the remainder of her life. She seldom complained of her fate but bore her afflictions with a smile and humble submission. Besides her aged husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John E. (Etta) Lewis, and two grandchildren, Max Todd Lewis and Mrs. Callie Bolen, all of Yuma. Burial was made in New Hope Cemetery.

They had one child:
114 i. Effie Lena (1885-1957)

41. Lenora Ida TODD. Born on 8 Feb 1866 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 76, Lenora Ida died in Soper, Oklahoma on 18 Apr 1942. Buried in Apr 1942 in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.

On 12 Jan 1884 when Lenora Ida was 17, she married Emerson Fayette BURCH, son of Robert BURCH (1832-) & Lucy GRIGGS (1832-). Born on 17 Jul 1859 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 84, Emerson Fayette died in Soper, Oklahoma on 12 Oct 1943. Buried in Oct 1943 in Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870.

They had the following children:
i. Lester Lee. Born on 9 May 1889.

ii. Wesley DuBois. Born in 1894.

iii. Ina Fay. Born on 12 Feb 1897.

iv. Gladys Eva. Born on 3 Jul 1885.


42. Samuel Page TODD. Born on 30 Aug 1869 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 75, Samuel Page died in Porter, Oklahoma on 5 Mar 1945. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Resided in District 9, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1880.

Samuel Page first married Mary A BENNETT.

They had one child:
i. Mable. Born on 3 Mar 1894.


Samuel Page second married Vernie KIRK.

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