xt71rn30305w https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71rn30305w/data/mets.xml https://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt71rn30305w/data/kukm1vf55w23.xml Todd, John, 1750-1782. 17791802 9 pieces collections  English University of Kentucky This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. John Todd papers, 1779-1802 John Todd papers, 1779-1802 text John Todd papers, 1779-1802 1779 2002 true xt71rn30305w collection false kukm1vf55w23 Guide to the John Todd papers,  1779-1802 Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 USA Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email: sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky Libraries. All Rights Reserved. Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC Database Date of source:  n.d. Description is in  English. Guide to the John Todd papers,  1779-1802 Collection number: 1VF55W23 Contact Information Special Collections Manuscripts University of Kentucky Margaret I. King Library Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0039 Phone: (859) 257-8611 Fax: (859) 257-6311 Email:  sclref@lsv.uky.edu URL:  http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13<ab_rank=3 Processed by: Archives Staff Encoded by: Eric Weig  Copyright 2002 University of Kentucky. All Rights Reserved. John Todd papers,  1779-1802 1VF55W23 Todd, John, 1750-1782. 9 pieces None online. Must visit contributing institution. The materials are in  English. University of Kentucky Special Collections Lexington, Kentucky 40506 Wilson, Samuel M. Estate gift, December 10, 1946. Collection is open for research. Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. [Identification of item], John Todd papers, 1779-1802, 1VF55W23, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Lawyer, soldier. John Todd, an early Kentucky settler had been admitted to the bar in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1771.  He participated in the Battle of Point Pleasant as an aide to General Andrew Lewis and was at Boonesborough, Kentucky for the "Elm Tree" Assembly in 1775.  Todd served as a member of the first court organized at Harrodsburg, as a delegate to the Virginia Assembly from Kentucky, and as one of the first Trustees in the town of Lexington, Kentucky.  Chosen first colonel of the Militia of Fayette County (Ky.), Todd was in command of his regiment when he was killed at the Battle of Blue Licks. The collection consists of records of some of the land transactions of John Todd during the settlement of Lexington, Ky. The land records include: John McCracken's bill of sale to John Todd; land warrants; a land warrant (1779) to John Floyd signed by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson; a typescript of a bill (1795-96) from Colonel Thomas Hart to Robert Todd, Jr, apparently for survey work; and a letter (1802) concerning the settlement of Todd's estate.  Most of these documents concern seventy acres which Todd deeded to the town of Lexington, Ky. and some surrounding tracts which Todd's sole heir, May Todd Russell, also gave to the town. Arranged chronologically. Todd, John, 1750-1782. Lewis, Andrew, fl. 1770. Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Hart, Thomas, 1730-1808. Todd, Robert, Jr, fl. 1790. Russell, Mary Todd, fl. 1800. Floyd, John, fl. 1770. McCracken, John. Virginia.--General Assembly. Lexington (Ky.).--Trustees. United States.--Army.--Kentucky Militia. Point Pleasant, Battle of, 1774. Blue Licks, Battle of the, Ky, 1782. Land settlement--Kentucky. Estates (Law)--Kentucky--History. Land titles--Registration and transfer--Kentucky. Surveys--Kentucky. Lawyers. Soldiers. Botetourt County (Va.). Boonesborough (Ky.).--Elm Tree Assembly. Harrodsburg (Ky.). Fayette County (Ky.). Correspondence. Legal documents