Todd, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Todd was born at “Stockdale,” Shelby county, Kentucky. He received his early education at Frankfort, Kentucky, and received the degree of “M.D.” from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, in January, 1861. In the same year he entered the service of the Confederate states, and served as a surgeon in the army of Northern Virginia during the war, being at its close (at Appomattox, April 9, 1865), surgeon of the Thirteenth Regiment of Virginia infantry, attached to ”Stonewall Jackson’s” corps.

In May, 1865, he returned from Virginia to Kentucky, riding on horse-back the whole distance from Lynchburg to Owensboro, Kentucky, where he settled, and where he has since practiced medicine. He was president of the Kentucky State Medical society in 1879, on the occasion of the unveiling at Danville, Kentucky, of a monument erected by the physicians of Kentucky to the memory of Ephraim McDowell, the renowned ovariotomist, whose wife was an aunt of Dr. Todd, being a daughter of Governor Isaac Shelby. Dr. Todd has been for twenty years the president of the Owensboro Medical society. He married shortly before the termination of the Civil war, Rosa, youngest child of William A. Burwell, of Bedford county, Virginia, and Frances Steptoe. She was born December 19, 1845.

Source: Record the Harris Family Descended From John Harris Born 1680 Wiltshire, England, Joseph Smith, Press of George F. Lasher, Philadelphia, 1903