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Carmichaels in Coweta Co. in 1830
Posted by: Ann Lackey (ID *****8760) Date: April 14, 2007 at 15:23:19
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I have a family puzzle regarding Todds and Carmichaels from Ireland to SC to GA.

Patrick Todd born in Ireland in 1768 married Jane/Janet Carmichael born in Ireland in 1771. They brought four children with them: Archibald, John, Ellender, and Janet "Betsy."

They immigrated into Laurens, SC, near Newberry, in 1798 and were active as Associate Reformed Presbyterians. Some Carmichaels were also ARP members.

My puzzle involves a letter from their youngest son, Dr. Patrick Todd, to a son of Janet Todd McCall in Henderson Co., TN in the 1850's. He told Henry McCall to tell his mother that her Uncle Archy died and a heritage would be going to her. I had considered that the Uncle was Archibald Todd, but he could have been Archibald Carmichael, her mother's brother. Janet McCall's own brother, Archibald, did not die until 1871.

Another reason I am wondering if some of Janet's Carmichael family immigrated with the Todds is that another son, Andrew Todd, left Laurens in the summer of 1830. His family was on the Coweta Co., GA census for 1830. There were other Carmichaels there. Were they his mother's relatives? Andrew later moved on to AL- Russell, Coosa, Elmore and St. Clair Counties.

I will appreciate any clues about when your Carmichaels emigrated. Who knows the pre 1798 Carmichaels could be the reason Patrick and Janet chose SC. Their descendant's DNA has proven kinship to Nathan Todd also in Laurens. Both match DNA for a known descendant of Mary Todd Lincoln's second great grandfather, Robert. (Ireland to PA, earlier in 1700's.)

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