Robert S. Todd regimental orders

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert S. Todd regimental orders
Date
1811 May 8
Creator
Todd, Robert S, 1792-1849
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Military orders
United States--History--War of 1812
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2012MS018: [identification of item], Robert S. Todd regimental orders, 1811 May 8, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert S. Todd (1791-1849), the son of General Levi Todd, became a lawyer after studying at Transylvania University. He served as a captain in the 5th Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers during the War of 1812. Following the war, Todd became a successful businessman and politician, sitting in the Kentucky Senate. Additionally, he worked for many years as the clerk for the Kentucky House of Representatives. He married Eliza Parker in November 1812; they had six children together including Mary Todd, Abraham Lincoln's future wife. Following Eliza's death, Todd married Betsy Humphreys.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of printed regimental orders for Captain Robert S. Todd, ordering a drill muster for May 17, 1811. The orders are annotated in Todd's hand.

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