(Isaac Dodson)

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  • Name (Isaac Dodson) 
    Born 1816-1820  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation farm laborer  [3
    Also Known As Isaiah Dodson  [2
    Census Name Isaac Dadsen  [2
    Census Name Isaac Dodson  [2
    Census Name J. Dotson  [2
    Census Name Jacob Dodson  [2
    Person ID I23058  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2017 

    Father William "Bucky" Dodson, Jr.,   b. 2 Feb 1793, Patrick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1879, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Martha Frances Peck,   b. 0___ 1800, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1875, Van Buren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married ~ 1818  Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Family ID F6894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Means,   b. 1823, Blount County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1839  Blount County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Residence (Family) 1850  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence (Family) 1860  White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence (Family) 1880  Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Martha Dodson,   b. 1840, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lucinda Dodson,   b. 1843, White County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary M. Dodson,   b. 1845, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 65 years)
     4. James R. Dodson,   b. 1847-1848, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. >1920  (Age 72 years)
     5. William Silas Dodson,   b. 1850, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Isaac Dodson,   b. 1852, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Julia "Mollie" Dodson,   b. 1856, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880  (Age 24 years)
     8. Rachel Dodson,   b. 1858, (White County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Catherine Dodson,   b. 1860,   d. 1930  (Age 70 years)
     10. Thomas Dodson,   b. 1862,   d. 1925  (Age 63 years)
     11. W. M. K. Dotson,   b. 1865
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F8042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1816-1820 - Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1839 - Blount County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1850 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1860 - White County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1880 - Hartsville, Trousdale County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • No proof that he is the son of William (19728) & Martha...DAH

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    • (Submitted by Shirley V. Hill on December 22, 2017)

      Isaac/Isaiah Dodson (Dotson) Birth about 1816 Virginia (See 1850/1880 Census)

      Marriage Record Isaiah Dotson and Isabel Means
      31 Mar 1839 Blount, Tenn.

      1850 Census (District 2, White, TN)
      Isaac Dodson 34 VA
      Isabel Dodson 27 TN
      Martha Dodson 10 TN
      Lucinda Dodson 7 TN (Match to Sarah Lucinda)
      Mary M Dodson 5 TN
      James R Dodson 2 TN
      William Dodson 0 TN (Match to William Silas or Silas William)
      1860 Census (District 8, White, TN)
      Jacob Dodson 40 TN (Script could say Isaiah age 44)
      Isabella Dodson 37 TN
      Sarock S Dodson 17 TN (Script could say Sarah L. see Lucinda on previous census)
      Mary Dodson 15 TN
      James R Dodson 12 TN
      Silas Dodson 10 TN (William on previous Census)
      Jacob Dodson 8 TN (Script could be Isaiah)
      Julia Dodson 11(4) TN (Script is a 4, she might have also been called Mollie)
      Buckell Dodson 2 TN (Script could say Rachel)

      1860 Census (District 19, Maury, TN)
      F B Sparkman 30 (He traces to Francis B in 1880 Census)
      M A Sparkman 21 (Margaret A. – 1880)
      J B Sparkman 3
      L C Sparkman 1 (Louella – 1880)
      M Dodson 20 (Might be Isaac’s daughter)

      (This might be Isaac’s daughter Martha residing with Sparkman family. Her aunt Sarah E. Dodson (1835-1819) (sister of Isaac) marries Thomas Sparkman in 1860 – still working on relation to FB Sparkman.)

      The aunt Sarah E. Dodson/Sparkman can be traced to father William “Bucky”, still working on proof of Isaac traced to William “Bucky”.

      1860 Federal Non-Population Schedule (White TN)
      Isaac Dadsen (Script could be Dodson)
      (Submitted by Shirley V. Hill on December 22, 2017)
      Isaac/Isaiah Dodson (Dotson) Birth about 1816 Virginia (See 1850/1880 Census)
      (continued page 2 of 2)

      1870 Federal Non-Population Schedule (Hawkins TN)
      Isaac Dadson (Script could be Dodson)
      1870 Census

      No 1870 Census for Isaac Dodson has been found, but there is an 1870 Census (District 4 Smith, Tennessee) for who could be his son James Dodson with his wife and first child William (Ages 22, 25, and 1). It is this James Dodson who I track to be my 2nd great grandfather. Living with James are Mollie (14) and Thomas (10). No relationships are provided on the 1870 Census.

      These could be a brother and sister of James (Isaac’s children). Others list Julia as nicknamed Mollie.

      Thomas could have been born after the 1860 Census was taken and would be in keeping with their child every 2 years routine.

      In this same 1870 Census, James is living in the dwelling next to Moses and Elizabeth Burns and their son Lemuel. These are the parents and brother of his wife Elizabeth “Bettie” Susan Dodson.

      Lemuel Burns later marries Rachel (Buckell) Dodson (daughter of Isaac and sister of James). See below regarding the 1880 Census where Isaac and Isabella are living next to Lem and Rachel Burns.

      1880 Census (Hartsville, Trousdale, TN)
      J. Dotson 65 VA, VA, VA (Script could be J or I)
      Isabella Dotson 56 TN, NC, TN
      Catherine Dotson 20 TN, VA, TN (Parents’ BPlace reversed?)
      W. M. K. Dotson 15 TN, VA, TN (Parents’ BPlace reversed?)

      Note that in the next dwelling in the 1880 Census there is Rachel Burns age 21 (match 1860) She is married to Lem Burns who was residing next to three of Isaac’s children in 1870 Census (see note above).

      From this point I can trace myself back to James R. Dodson/Dotson through Census, Marriage Records, Birth and Death Records, family bible, etc. without referring to anyone else’s trees.

      Below is my direct line. I have most of the spouses, brothers, sisters and children along the way. By my accounting:

      Isaac/Isaiah Dotson/Dodson - Isabel Means (they have 11 children)
      James R. Dotson/Dodson – Elizabeth “Bettie” Susan Burns (they have 3 children)
      Williams Chambers Dodson – Mary Lester (they have 7 children)
      Mabel Dodson – Ivey Hugh Hill (Mabel has only 1 child)
      Woody Hill – Merle Bulger (they have 5 children – only my sister’s grandson will continue the line)
      Shirley Hill [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S31058] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", enumerated & notated by, p. 63.

    2. [S12009] "Isaac/Isaiah Dodson (Dotson)", Census Records, Issue & Notes (with sources), submitted by Shirley V. Hill, svhill99hotm.

    3. [S58] "The Families of White County,Tennessee in 1860", enumerated & notated by, p. 63.

    4. [S512] "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish,Richmond County,Virginia:, p. 80 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S12020] "William Bucky Dodson, Jr (1793-1879), Cemetery Profile, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=dodson&GS.

    6. [S12022] "Louisa Dodson Simmons (1819-1903)", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83192597/louisa-simmons, retr.