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Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887. p. 353.

J. T. TODD

     "J. T. TODD, senior member of the general mercantile firm of J. T. and C. J. Todd, of Goshen, is a native of Pennsylvania, born in Beaver County, February 26, 1845, a son of Alexander and Julia Ann Todd, who were also natives of the State of Pennsylvania. Our subject was reared to agricultural pursuits which he followed until 1879. In 1851 he left his birth-place with his parents, who settled in Scott County, Iowa, where he remained on the home farm for two years. At the age of fifteen he began farming in Scott County, which he followed till 1865, when he returned to Iowa, and located in Ringgold County, having since been a resident of the county, and becoming one of its leading and public-spirited citizens. He was the first postmaster of Goshen, which office he filled efficiently and satisfactorily. He was married at Goshen in 1883 to Miss Anna McNeer. He built the first store in the town of Goshen, and in 1879 established his present mercantile business since which he has built up a good trade. Mr. Todd is a member of the Odd Fellows order, belong to Lodge No. 53, at Goshen. In politics he affiliate with the Democratic party."

Submitted to the Ringgold County IAGenWeb Project by Christy Jay, email: Jaygenie@aol.com

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