Thank you so much for responding to my query.
William and Elizabeth (Todd) Lobdell fit perfectly with the Todd family, except for one thing. James Parshall, according to the Parshall Family Histories, married a Todd daughter called Elizabeth Todd. However, I sent for a microfilm from the LDS Church that had a copy of James Parshall's will. In the will it mentions his wife Sarah, daughter of Joseph Todd. This could mean one of several things: (1) Her name was Sarah Elizabeth Todd and James called her Sarah and the rest of the world called her Elizabeth (why would they do that if she had a sister named Elizabeth who lived nearby? Also, middle names weren't prevalent in those years.) or (2) The Parshall family historian got the information wrong ("married" him to the wrong Todd daughter) and the mistake has been perpetuated over the years.
The Jennings document (I xeroxed the original document)mentions Lobdell relatives. In the context it was written, it would mean a Todd woman married a Lobdell man. Of that I feel certain. The dates you mentioned fit perfectly with the structure of this Todd family. If William Lobdell was born circa 1769 then most likely his wife would have been born in the early 1770s. The oldest Todd child (that I know of so far anyway) was born in 1765, and the youngest was born in 1787, so your Elizabeth fits in nicely.
Can you tell me anything more about William and Elizabeth? How many children did they have? Do you know William's occupation? When and where did they die?
Thank you for the information.
Terri Mulliken Allen
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