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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Todd, Charles Burr

TODD, Charles Burr, author, b. in Redding, Conn., 9 Jan., 1849. He was educated at the common schools, and was fitted for college, but failure of eyesight prevented him from entering. After teaching for some time, he devoted himself to literary pursuits, and has contributed to American magazines. He was appointed in May, 1877, commissioner for erecting a monument on the winter quarters of Gen. Israel Putnam's division of Continentals in Redding, Conn., which was authorized by act of the Connecticut legislature. He is the author of “A General History of the Burr Family in America” (New York, 1878); “A History of Redding, Conn.” (1880); “Life and Letters of Joel Barlow” (1886); and “The Story of the City of New York” (1888).