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Roger N. Todd Home
Third and Broadway

 
 

Roger N. Todd Home

Present Day Site of the Roger Todd Home

Roger N. Todd, a native of Kentucky, who came to Missouri about 1820 was the first clerk of the circuit court of Boone county.1 Owning several lots on the west side of the newly formed town of Columbia, he would eventually sell one of the lots to the developers of Columbia's first school.

The family tree of Roger N. Todd would produce several notable Columbia figures. His son, Robert L. Tood, became the first alumnus of the State University (University of Missouri) in 1843.2 His grandson, North Todd Gentry (also son of Gen. Richard Gentry), would become a a notable lawyer and political activist in Boone County.3

Sources

1 Stevens, Walter Barlow. Centennial History of Missouri: One Hundred Years in the Union. Te S.J. Clarke Publishing Company 1921.

2 Mizzou Alumni Association

3 Stevens, Walter Barlow. Centennial History of Missouri: One Hundred Years in the Union. Te S.J. Clarke Publishing Company 1921.

 
 
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