I. O. Todd was born on April 6, 1822, his parents being Davis and Rebecca (Burgin) Todd. He is one of eleven sons, seven of whom lived to be heads of families, and three of whom are now living -- one in Marion County, one in Howard County, and our subject, who resides in Morgan County. The latter resided with his parents until his marriage, February 2, 1843, to Miss Margarette Reynolds, when he moved to Livingston County, where he was engaged in farming for eight years, then removed to Howard County, and there made his home until his father's death, which occurred in 1858. He then purchased the old home place, on which he lived until 1873, and since that time has resided in Morgan County. His sons now own the farm on which he located after his marriage. His present farm consisted of 420 acres, but he has given to his children until he now only has eighty acres, on which are erected a good house and barn. He is a Democrat in his political views, and has held a number of local offices. He belongs to the Masonic fraternity, and is a member of the Baptist Church. He and wife became the parents of twelve children, whose names are as follows: Angeline, born November 4, 1844; Rebecca, born July 25, 1847; Minerva, born January 22, 1849; Isabel, born November 15, 1850; Davis, born April 19, 1852; Sarah E., born in 1854; Filmore, born December 4, 1856; Jasper and Newton (twins), born June 17, 1858; Beauregard, born June 10, 1862; Jefferson D., born June 10, 1852, and Owen, born October 5, 1863. Angeline, Minerva, Jasper and Newton are the only ones living. Davis died in April, 1884, leaving a family.

History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.