Todd, Levi (1756-1807)

Section F, Lot 26  
When the Lexington settlers signed a "citizens compact" on January 25, 1807, Levi Todd became a landholder. This specified that the town was to be defined "in lots" of one-half acres each for farming and "out lots" of five acres each for farming. Every man and widow over 21 years of age who had resided in Lexington for six months or who had raised a crop of corn by the following year was entitled to one "in lot" and one "out lot."  
 
Levi Todd helped defend Harrodsburg against the Indians, survived the Battle of Blue Licks, and became a major general in the Kentucky Militia.  
 
In 1781, the citizens of Fayette County elected the first Board of Trustees of five men. One was Levi Todd. He was elected the first Clerk of Fayette County, an office he held for 25 years. In 1784, Kentuckians wanted to establish themselves as a state independent of Virginia. They met repeatedly in Danville framing and reframing Kentucky's constitution. Levi Todd and John Breckinridge were delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Danville, Kentucky.  
 

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