Mark Todd

Mark Todd

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Dr. Mark D. Todd
Born 1950s.
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Account confirmed 7 Jan 2018 | Mark's 1684 contributions | 70 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 8 Dec 2019 | Created 7 Jan 2018
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Wiki Genealogist United States Project Member January 2019 Club 100 December 2018 Club 100 One Name Studies Project Member April 2018 Club 100 March 2018 Club 100 February 2018 Club 100 January 2018 Club 100 Pre-1700 Honor Code Signatory Volunteer DNA Tested
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I'm a teacher, author, journalist, and resident of Colorado since 1988, alongside wife Kym [Johnson-65555], five housecats, three cow dogs, and five horses -- more animals than any sane person would feed.

I hold a doctorate in Early American Studies, with a specialization in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. My academic training is in "cultural poetics" -- investigating the historical, political, and social contexts for early American literature. But genealogical research has made this so much more personal and intimate, and I'm finding out just how little I really know about my area of "specialization"! :)

I maintain the blog [1] to discuss mine and Kym's findings from WikiTree research that constructs narratives spanning multiple profiles and generations.


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I'm particularly interested in exploring my ancestors' origins from England to New England.
I'm particularly interested in my ancestors who were part of the Ulster-Scots migration to America.
My maternal grandmother was from a SIMS branch that left North Carolina for Tennessee in about the 1830s. Looks like we're in the branch related directly back to Pariss Sims (rather than his Alabama-bound nephew Parish). Hope to find out more!
My WikiTree research has led me to mulitiple ancestors in Colonial Virginia and Colonial North Carolina. Sounds like the Southern Colonies project is something I should look into!
Especially Colonial Virginia and Carolina lines of Todds as well as origins back to England and Scotland
I have multiple ancestors from Colonial Virginia.
My paternal grandmother was born to Benjamin Franklin Wilson and Sarah Jane (Hoover) Wilson in Bryan, Texas, I've had a tough time tracking them down until I volunteered with WikiTree. But now super collaborative WikiTree genealogists have helped me make progress. Thanks!
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Mark Todd's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Mark or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Mark Todd: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup J-M172, FTDNA kit #866309
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On 11 Aug 2019 at 20:10 GMT William Foster Jr wrote:

Welcome to Project Virginia!

On 29 Apr 2019 at 14:12 GMT Jessica (Mounts) Hammond wrote:

Thanks so much for uploading the photo of Benjamin Franklin Wilson! I think it's solved a mystery for me. A couple of years ago, I uploaded a family portrait that may or may not have been the John and Elizabeth (Tong) Wilson family:

And now I think it definitely is. The man in the middle definitely looks like the same person as the man in your photo.

On 18 Apr 2019 at 15:19 GMT Michael Gray wrote:

Hi Mark, thank you for your comment on my profile about Gray-7698. I see no evidence that Gray-7697 is the son of 7698. Going back through the edits for 7697, I see that David Hughey removed 7698 as the father in December of 2016. Then in May 2018 Teresa Downey added him back as father, and Elizabeth Parsons (Parsons-1) as mother. It seems highly unlikely to me, since the source you provided strongly suggests that the John Gray who was the son of 7698 arrived in Massachusetts with the family in 1718. I suppose I will ask Teresa if she has a source supporting the relationship.

On 12 Nov 2018 at 17:27 GMT Patty Sims wrote:

Hi again Mark, I just compared my ancestry DNA with that of Dan Mounts. Result: "GEDmatch.Com Autosomal Comparison - V2.1.1(c)

Comparing Kit A228235 (P. A. Sims) and A972507 (D. Mounts) Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 500 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 7.0 cM Largest segment = 0.0 cM Total of segments > 7 cM = 0.0 cM (2181) No shared DNA segments found 441400 SNPs used for this comparison. Comparison took 0.05123 seconds. Ver: Apr 23 2017 21:26:52 Question: if my ancestor, Parish Sims, was realted to Pariss Sims, would it not show up within these few generations? Patty Sims

On 13 Apr 2018 at 17:31 GMT Christine (Davis) Hollis wrote:

Thanks for doing some updating on John Hollis. My husband is a descendent. There is sure a lot of information about the Hollis family which is so nice!

On 23 Jan 2018 at 00:33 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi !

Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

On 15 Jan 2018 at 02:56 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Thanks for your note, Mark, and the Wonderful WikiTreer message.

WikiTree doesn't have a specific tool for Census records. What we have, in my opinion, is even better. On any open profile (white lock), click the WikiTree ID in the upper right quadrant. A menu will drop down; select Research on that menu. That will open the RootsSearch tool. The link gives some instructions for using the tool. Give it a try and let me know if you have any questions.


On 15 Jan 2018 at 01:12 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Mark,

You've been a member of WikiTree for about a week so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. The New Member How-Tos are for you to work at your own pace. If you had a chance to review any of it, was it helpful?

If you have questions about how WikiTree works, I'm here to help. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page. I'll get back to you by the end of the day.

Debi ~ WikiGreeter

PS Did you discover that the surname tags on your profile are clickable links? Each will take you to a page of other people who research the surname and a bunch of links which might be helpful. You can have up to 20 tags.

On 10 Jan 2018 at 14:14 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Mark--

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3.

Based on your tags the England leaders Maria Maxwell, Susie MacLeod Scottish Clans, leaders Maria Maxwell, Doug Straiton may fit your research focus. All projects -Pre-1700 Projects list.

Read the goals and tasks of the projects and join those which are a good fit.

Questions, Just ask!!

Mary -Pre-1700's Greeter

On 9 Jan 2018 at 20:44 GMT Dynette (Todd) France wrote:

Hey Mark! We're cousins! Josiah Todd was my gggggrandfather. Look up Todd-2431. Welcome!

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