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Elizabeth W. Schee[1, 2]

Female 1815 - 1869  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth W. Schee 
    Born March 27. 1815  Wilmington, DE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Dec 1869  Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Methodist Cemetery, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18910  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 

    Family Henry Todd,   b. 24 Nov 1802, Wilmington, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1883, Dover, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1836  Eastern Shore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Anna Todd,   b. 22 Apr 1839, Wilmington, DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1923, Wilmington, DE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. James Henry Todd,   b. 3 Sep 1841, Dover, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1905, Dover, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Robert Wild Todd,   b. 25 Jan 1845, Dover, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1921, Manhattan, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Elizabeth Todd,   b. 1850, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     5. Frederick W. Todd,   b. 11 Jul 1856, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1880, New Castle Couny, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F7003  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Marriage Bond-Record for Henry Todd and Elizabeth W. Schee
    Marriage Bond-Record for Henry Todd and Elizabeth W. Schee

  • Sources 
    1. [S32],

    2. [S258] Marriage Bond,

      Henry Todd


      Marriage Date:
      1 Feb 1836

      Marriage Place:
      Delaware, USA

      Elizabeth W Schee

    3. [S37] Death Certificate,
      Anna Reynolds (nee Todd) identifies her parents as Henry Todd and Elizabeth Schee [Schea]

    4. [S107] Family Histories,
      son of William Todd and Nancy Griffith; Henry Todd married Elizabeth Schee, February 1, 1836, and
      Mary Ann, April 26, 1837, died March 26, 1839.
      Annie, April 22, 1839.
      James, September 3, 1841, died December 25, 1905.
      Robert W., January 25, 1845.
      Fred W., May 25, 1847, died March 23, 1856.
      Lizzie, October 12, 1853; unmarried.
      Fred, July 11, 1856, d., unmar. January 17, 1880.
      Annie married Prof. William A. Reynolds, of Tatnall Street, above Tenth, Wilmington, Del., August 1, 1S61, and had Henry T., born August 27, 1862, died May 5, 1864.
      Elizabeth Schee, January 31, 1864.
      Mary Gardiner, September 21, 1865.
      Anna Todd, November 1, 1868.
      William Keese, August 26, 1871.
      Sarah Bell, September 3, 1874.
      Mary Gardiner married, June 20, 1887, Eugene W. Manning and had Eugene Reynolds, July 30, 1890.
      William Reynolds, March 8, 1902.
      Anna Todd married, June 27, 1889, Henry Eckel and had Edward Mpnni'nor^ April 23, 1890.
      Elizabeth Eckel, September 25, 1891.
      Albert Reynolds, August 5, 1895.
      William Keese Reynolds married, November 22, 1893, Carrie Purnell and had William Albert.
      Sarah Bell Reynolds married April 23, 1901, Alfred C. Willets and had Anna Willets, May 25, 1903.
      James H. married Sarah Bell, January 9, 1866, and had Julia, September 17, 1867; Sarah Bell, July 9, 1871; Anna B., April 30, 1869; Julia M., James L. Selfridge.
      Belle married T. C, Eiswald and had Alice.
      Robert T., James T.
      Robert W., born January 25, 1845, married Mary Shields in New York City, December 16, 1871, and had: Mabel, born January 12, 1876, died July 4, 1903.
      Charles Shields, October 14, 1S73, died July 16, 1874.
      Betsy married Gove Atkinson (Rhoda Todd's 2nd husband) and had William, James, Eliza Ann and Harriett.
      William married Harriett Harrington and had Edgar, married Lizzie Rimmey; no children.

    5. [S107] Family Histories,
      The Todd House, located at 15 The Green in Dover, was built in 1859 by Henry Todd. Mr. Todd owned the two brick buildings on the northeast side of the Green, now known as the Kirk and Short Buildings, for seventeen years. Both properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Dover Green Historic District as well as the City of Dover Historic District.

      Henry Todd was born December 24, 1802, and was a prominent agriculturist, a member of the Delaware Legislature and the Town Commissioner of Dover from 1837-1838. He was appointed Surveyor for Dover in March of 1829. Todd purchased the property on January 25, 1837, from Martin Bates, a prominent attorney of the time. At that time there was a small building on the property occupied by James Allee which was used as a clock and watch shop. Bates acquired the property from the estate of James Schee. Mr. Schee owned several properties in the downtown area including property on what are now Water and State streets. At the time of his death, Schee had three minor children: Elizabeth, James, and Mary. Elizabeth Schee later married Henry Todd on February 1, 1836.

      In 1859, Henry Todd tore down the small house located on the Green and built the current building. The Italianate-style house is an imposing, three-story, brick building with a two-story rear ell. Capped by a low hipped roof above a bracketed cornice, the building has a five-bay facade that is symmetrically arranged. The pressed brick of the facade is laid in a running bond with fine mortar joints, known as butter joints. Most of the front windows exhibit a four-over-four light configuration (paneled shutters, of which three sets are original, adorn the first floor windows); the front entrance consists of a paneled double door with an etched-glass transom set in a Greek Revival surround. The building facade rests upon a marble water table and is served by a set of marble steps. The interior retains its original floor plan and has most of its original detailing, including two marble mantelpieces, plaster cornices, molded window and door surrounds, baseboards, paneled doors, and staircases. Also of interest on the interior is the cross-passage stair hall, which removes the vertical-circulation function from the first floor main hall.

      Shortly after Todd built this magnificent house, the attached office building (now known as the Short Building) was built as the home to John Kirk?s print shop. The cost to build both properties was $12,000.

      In the 1930's, demolition contractors dynamited the old Kent county jail, which was located on the north side of the old State House. In the rubble was found a tin can, which contained a letter Henry Todd wrote chronicling his times, along with samples from John Kirk?s print shop, a train fare chart for agricultural products and a public notice of an auction. Mr. Todd was involved in the building of the jail and created his own time capsule and placed it on the second floor of the jail in hopes that some day his history would live on. On September 29, 1871, Mr. Todd wrote of the political circle in Delaware and how he felt as though he had been an outsider in town since he moved to Dover on August 7, 1827. Mr. Todd expressed in this letter that he felt "the opposing party had made efforts to starve him out." Mr. Todd was a devoted Democrat and he felt his views were not always welcomed. Mr. Todd continued in the letter saying that he felt had it not been for his reputation as a surveyor he would not have been able to hold on. Mr. Todd was not only a surveyor, but he tells of owning over 15,000 peach trees and having a worth of approximately $50,000. Mr. Todd also stated that at the time of the letter the population of Dover was about 2000 and growing.

      Henry Todd and his wife Elizabeth had four children. Mr. Todd wrote of his children and their accomplishments. Their only daughter, Annie, was the wife of Professor Wm. A. Reynolds of the Classical School of Wilmington; of his sons, James Henry Todd was a farmer and fruit grower; Robert Wild Todd was a graduate of Yale College and a member of the New York bar; and Frederick W. Todd who was attending the Classical School of Wilmington in preparation for college.

      Henry Todd lost both of his buildings when they were sold in 1876 to settle his debts. Henry Todd died September 5, 1883, and was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth, who died Christmas Day, 1869. The Todd House has been used for offices since the late 19th century. After first housing law offices, the State of Delaware purchased the building in the 1940's. The Banking Commissioner and the Insurance Commissioner have occupied the property. In 1987, the building became the home of the Bureau of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, now known as the Delaware State Historic Preservation Office.

      Cherie Dodge
      Delaware State Historic Preservation Office

    6. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate,
      Henry Todd Elizabeth W. Schee 1 Feb 1836
      Henry Todd Elizabeth Manny 1 Jan 1840
      Same Henry?

    7. [S80] Google Books,
      Robert Wild Todd (born in Dover Delaware, 25 Jan 1845), is the s/o Henry and Elizabeth Schee Todd. His father was a civil engineer, and was the last person to hold the office of surveyor-general of Kent county, Delaware; he also filled other important offices, was prominent in all public matters and was identified with large corporations. The son, was privately educated at Dover, was graduated at Yale in 1866 (afterward receiving the degree of A.M.), was prepared for the bar in the offices of Honorable Eli Saulbury and Honorable Joseph P. Comegys, and was admitted both in Dover and New York City in 1868. He has been in constant practice here since, devoting himself exclusively to his profession. His chief practice at present is with corporations. Mr. Todd ranks among the very successful lawyers of this bar.

    8. [S107] Family Histories,