Reverend Thomas Dodson, Jr.

Male 1707 - 1783  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Thomas Dodson 
    Title Reverend 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 0Oct 1707  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • in Farnham Parish...
    Gender Male 
    Probate Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Will 12 Aug 1779  [5
    Probate 21 Oct 1783  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Religion Baptist Minister  [6
    Died 21 Oct 1783  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I467  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 

    Father Thomas Dodson, Sr.,   b. 15 May 1681, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1740, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary May Durham,   b. ~5 Jun 1686, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1701  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 8
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Rose,   b. 0___ 1706, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1766, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1725  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Married 3 Apr 1726  (Richmond County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Joseph Dodson,   b. 21 Feb 1725, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1773, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     2. Thomas "Second Fork Tommy" Dodson,   b. 3 Oct 1728, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1811, Hawkins County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Mary Dodson,   b. 16 Jun 1730, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Dodson,   b. 27 May 1732, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth "Betty" Dodson,   b. 27 May 1732, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Alice "Alcy" Dodson,   b. 0___ 1733, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1792, (Pittsylvania County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     7. Joshua Dodson,   b. ~ 1736, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. William Dodson,   b. Abt 1738, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1832, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 94 years)
     9. George "Lame George" Dodson,   b. 17 Feb 1739, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1816  (Age 76 years)
     10. Rosanna Dodson,   b. 0___ 1744, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1792  (Age ~ 48 years)
     11. Jesse Buford Dodson, Sr.,   b. 22 Nov 1752, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1843, Riceville, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellenor LNU,   d. 0___ 1783, (Halifax County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1766  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F1465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0Oct 1707 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - - Pittsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1725 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Apr 1726 - (Richmond County, Virginia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1766 - Halifax County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 21 Oct 1783 - Pittsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Oct 1783 - Halifax County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • "Will of Thomas Dodson of Pittsylvania Co.,VA, dated August 12, 1779, proved, October 21, 1783". Abstracted by Catherine Lynn.


      "In the name of God Amen this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord 1779, I Thomas Dodson of Pittsylvania County of the State Virginia being in good health and perfect and sound memory...

      I give to my grandson Thomas Dodson, son of Jospehy deceased, the sum of one shilling Sterling.

      Item - I give and bequeath to my son Tho's Dodson my whip saw.

      Item - I also give and bequeath to my son George Dodson a Negro Levina, to him and his heirs forever.

      Item - I also give and bequeath to my son William Dodson after the death of my wife the plantation and tract of land whereon I now alive to him and his heirs forever.

      Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Nevil one shilling.

      Item - I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth one shilling.

      Item - I give and bequeath my daughter Else Dodson one shilling.

      Item - I give and bequeath to my loving wife Ellinor Dodson all my moveable Estate excepting my still and whipsaw, such as horses, cattle, hogs, and sheep with all my household and kitchen furniture provided she will give up her join and what I had with and in not as much to be sold as will pay her and she shall have the remainder likewise I lend her the use of my Negro woman named Violet, her natural life and afterward to my son Jesse Dodson and his heirs forever provided the wench should breed in my wife's life the said child or children to return with their mother to my son Jesse Dodson and his heirs forever.

      Item - I also leave my still to be valued at my decease and for my son Jesse to have the still by paying his brother and sisters their equal proportion according to the valuation of said still.

      Item - I also give to use of the Separate and Regular Baptists to meet in the worship service of the Lord, the Meeting house near John Creek's Mill with three acres of land to the same more of less.

      Item - I also appoint my loving wife Elenor Dodson and my son George Dodson my only and sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former will and Legacies and Executors by me in any ways before this time named, willed and bequeathed Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, as witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and year above written.


      Thomas Dodson



      Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Thomas Dodson to be his last will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers.

      Daniel Gardner
      Heath Gardner
      Silvaney Gardner
      Nathaniel Gardner"

      end [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S512] "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish,Richmond County,Virginia:, p. 2 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S44538] http://genforum.genealogy.com/dodson/messages/4106.html.

    3. [S6754] "Outline Descendant Report for Jesse John Dodson (1623-1716)", submitted by Betsey Lanning, June 9, 2015, betlann@yahoo.

    4. [S512] "The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish,Richmond County,Virginia:, p. 15 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S6334] "The Dodson Family of Warren County", by Catherine Lynn Gaffin,140 North Central Avenue, Centerville, TN 37033.

    6. [S51271] http://graveyardgossip.blogspot.com/2010/03/martini-family-jesse-dodson-frontier.html.

    7. [S11263] "Anne (probably not) Elmore (c1650/2-c1721), Wife of Charles Dodson, 52 Ancestors #159", by Roberta Estes, May 7th, 2017.

    8. [S13243] "Mary Dodson formerly Durham", Profile, Registry & Pedigree, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Durham-9, abstracted by David.

    9. [S48683] Kenneth Haas | Goad Family Registry | 20 Apr 2006 | kennethaas@msn.com.