Dorothy Smoot

Female 1663 - Aft 1725  (62 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Smoot 
    Born 7 Apr 1663  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • The oft-repeated story about Dorothy’s parents is that she is the daughter of William and Jane Smoot, but working with the records, I can tell you that I’m nearly positive that Dorothy is not William Smoot’s daughter, although she is clearly somehow related to William Smoot. I even have some idea about who Dorothy’s parents might have been, but there is no smoking gun yet today. Maybe in due time, utilizing advanced DNA methodologies. Or maybe someone’s “great Bible” will turn up on e-Bay or records from another location will be found. There is always hope!
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1725  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Person ID I480  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2018 

    Family 1 Thomas Durham, Sr.,   b. Bef 1649, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1715, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married BY 1685  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • (North Farnham Parish)
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. Thomas Durham, Jr.,   b. 27 Jun 1690, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1734, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. John Durham,   b. 23 Nov 1698, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1722  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jeremiah Greenham,   b. (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1752, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married ~ 1714  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1988  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1663 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - BY 1685 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~ 1714 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aft 1725 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Old North Farnham Church
    Old North Farnham Church
    Source: "Dorothy Durham (1663 - after 1725), No Shrinking Violet, 52 Ancestors #164", by Roberta Estes, posted June 10, 2017, https://dna-explained.com/2017/06/10/dorothy-durham-1663-after-1725-no-shrinking-violet-52-ancestors-164/, retrieved, recorded & uploaded to this website, Saturday, June 10th, 2017, by David A. Hennessee, info@classroomfurniture.com

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy Durham (1663 - after 1725), No Shrinking Violet, 52 Ancestors #164

      Posted on June 10, 2017

      Dorothy, born in 1663, was the wife of Thomas Durham by sometime in 1685, because their daughter, Mary, was born on June 5, 1686 in what was then Rappahannock County, Virginia, now referred to as Old Rappahannock. We don’t know if Mary was Dorothy’s first child, but Mary was the first of Dorothy’s children recorded in the North Farnham Parish church records which are known to be incomplete.

      We also know that Dorothy had two more children that lived, Thomas Durham born on June 17, 1690 and John Durham on November 23, 1698. By that time, Richmond County had been formed and Rappahannock County was dissolved.

      Dorothy appears to be somewhat younger than Thomas Durham, her husband, who was probably born sometime before 1649 based on the fact that he was exempted from paying levies by the court in September of 1699 “by reason of his great age.” Dorothy was all of 36 years old at that time. It wasn’t uncommon for second wives to be significantly younger than their husbands and it looks like Thomas was probably at least 25+ years older than Dorothy, if not more.

      Thomas died before June 1, 1715 when his will was probated, leaving Dorothy with children still at home. Dorothy did what colonial wives did, she remarried quickly, in February 1715, before Thomas Durham’s will was probated. Probate of a will generally happened no later than 90 days after the person died although in this case, Thomas had obviously died sometime prior to February when Dorothy remarried. Someone had to manage the plantation, plant the crops, maintain tobacco which necessitated a lot of manual labor and TLC at just the right time, and harvest the tobacco when ripe. Dorothy married Jeremiah Greenham, a well-respected gentleman who had been involved with the family and neighborhood for years.

      Jeremiah Greenham died in 1753 and we know that his wife at the time was named Mary. Dorothy was last recorded in a document in 1725 and died sometime between then and 1753, a span of 28 years. Dorothy died between the ages of 62 and 90.

      It’s possible that Dorothy had passed away by January 13, 1726 when Jeremiah Greenham sold his Stafford County land to brothers Thomas Dodson and Greenham Dodson. No wife signed a release of dower, so we can’t tell if the lack of a signature was because Jeremiah was unmarried at the time, or it was an oversight. I think this at least suggests that Dorothy might have been deceased by this date.

      However, Dorothy was alive a year earlier on February 9, 1725 when Ann Chinn Fox Chichester, Dorothy’s niece who had no children wrote a will wherein she left “my suit of silk crape clothes and a suit of muslin head clothes, with apron, rufels and —“ to her Aunt Dorothy Greenham. Ann’s will was probated on December 10, 1729 but we can’t tell if Aunt Dorothy was alive to collect her suit of silk crepe.

      Clothes were expensive in colonial Virginia, and silk crepe, by whatever spelling, would have been a very nice gift that Aunt Dorothy surely would have appreciated.

      We don’t know when Dorothy died, but we do know that Jeremiah retained a close relationship with John Durham, Dorothy’s grandson through her son Thomas Durham. Jeremiah Greenham left John Durham his “Great Bible.” Sadly, Jeremiah had no children of his own.

      Dorothy Durham had two known sisters, Alice who married first to John Chinn and second to John Stretchly and Thomazin who married first to Abraham Marshall and second to William Goodridge. Dorothy could have had more siblings, but those are the only two mentioned in 1701 and 1725 wills.

      The oft-repeated story about Dorothy’s parents is that she is the daughter of William and Jane Smoot, but working with the records, I can tell you that I’m nearly positive that Dorothy is not William Smoot’s daughter, although she is clearly somehow related to William Smoot. I even have some idea about who Dorothy’s parents might have been, but there is no smoking gun yet today. Maybe in due time, utilizing advanced DNA methodologies. Or maybe someone’s “great Bible” will turn up on e-Bay or records from another location will be found. There is always hope!

      Colonial Northern Neck Virginia

      What was life like in the Northern Neck of Virginia when Dorothy would have lived there?

      This area was still suffering from Indian warfare in 1676 when Bacon’s Rebellion gained a foothold. Servants and slaves took the opportunity to escape. Plantations were burned, as was Jamestown, depicted in the engraving below.



      Armed men gathered, eager to fight and emotions ran high. In 1677, the Northern Neck settlers dared not venture from their plantations for fear of their lives. If Dorothy’s family lived in tidewater Virginia then, it would have been a frightening place. Dorothy would have been about 13 at that time.

      Militia units were formed and frontier patrols were maintained in this region until about 1700 to protect the families from Indian attack from hostile northern Indians. These patrols were reinstituted in 1704 across the Rappahannock River in Essex County. Plantations were distant from each other, and although the area was sparsely settled, it was still in many ways a frontier.

      Bacon’s Rebellion resulted in the courts removing the ability for men without land to have a vote. It would be more than 200 years before non-landowners recovered that right. Dorothy’s husband, Thomas Durham, wouldn’t have been able to vote until 1700, when William Smoot deeded land to Dorothy, if indeed Dorothy’s land would have been considered Thomas Durham’s land for purposes of voting. Furthermore, to sit on a jury, one had to be a landowner, so the lack of land was a handicap and detriment to Civil liberties we all take for granted today. Serving at court and voting was reserved for the more successful male residents, in essence creating a defacto class system. While Thomas and Dorothy don’t appear to be poor, based on Thomas’s estate inventory and the fact that they eventually owned land, they certainly had to work their way up the social and economic ladder.

      There is no record of Thomas Durham ever purchasing or patenting land although in 1723, Thomas Durham’s son, Thomas Jr. sells land that looks for all the world like it might have originally belonged to his father. If indeed this was Thomas Durham Sr.’s land, the deed was never filed at the courthouse, just passed down by hand.

      Deed Book Page 240 Dec 4-10, 1723 – From Thomas Durham of Richmond County to Thomas Dodson Sr. of same 5000 pounds tobacco parcel of 100 acres formerly belonging to Abraham Marshall bearing date of Nov. 25th 1692 situate in Richmond Co and bounded by Charles Dodson, being part of the pat formerly granted to William Thatcher by the main branch of Toteskey. Signed Thomas and Mary Durham. Wit John Hill, William Walker, Jeremiah Greenham. Recorded May 6, 1724 and Mary Durham appeared in court to relinquished dower.

      Abraham Marshall is Dorothy Durham’s sister’s husband. By 1723, Thomas Durham Sr. had died and Dorothy was married to Jeremiah Greenham.

      Thomas Durham Sr.’s will is confusing. He directly addressed the 50 acres of land deeded to him in 1707 by Mary Gilbert, but he also makes indirect reference to additional land in this statement:

      “If said Thomas Durham doth refuse and will not release the said 50 acres of land nor pay the tobacco aforesaid, I do will and bequeath the said plantation whereon I now dwell with all my lands unto my son John Durham and his heirs.”

      Was the land Thomas and Dorothy dwelt on the Abraham Marshall land of 100 acres or the 62 acres deeded by William Smoot? By all rights, Thomas should not have been willing the Smoot land, because Dorothy owned that land severally. However, I was never able to discover what happened to Dorothy’s 62 acres. Dorothy did not have a will.

      Unruly Virginia!

      Dorothy and Thomas Durham began their married life at what was economically, probably the worst time possible. Beginning in the early 1680s, too much tobacco caused a glut in the market and tobacco prices plummeted. Planters called for the Virginia government to limit planting and restore prosperity, and when that didn’t happen, plant cutting riots erupted. If the governor wouldn’t help them, then they would take matters into their own hands, literally.

      In May of 1682, rioting spread up and down the Rappahannock River and the Northern Neck peninsula, resulting in militias from other counties being called in to keep the peace. This was about the time that Dorothy and Thomas would have been courting and marrying.

      One burgess blamed the time of year and cider brewing for the riots, according to the History of Essex County, Virginia, by James Slaughter, stating that, “All plantations flowing with cider, drunk so unripe by our licentious inhabitants that they allow no time for its fermentation but in their brains.”

      According to Slaughter, half the tobacco crop was destroyed in Rappahannock County that summer and tensions ran high. Thankfully, tobacco prices rose in 1683 but the specter of “renewed rebellion hung over an unruly Virginia until the end of the century.”

      Unruly Virginians, indeed – but the specter of those angry frontiersmen brings a smile to my lips. Yep, those would be my ancestors.

      In 1684, a French visitor to Rappahannock County did us the favor of recording his travels and attendance at a wedding celebration, thus:

      “The Virginians eat almost no bread, seldom drink during meals, but they did nothing afterwards for the rest of the day and all night but drink, smoke, sing and dance. They had no wine. They drank beer, cider and punch, a mixture of beer, three jugs of brandy, three pounds of sugar and some nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix these well together and when the sugar has melted they drink it and while making away with the first, they prepare another bowl of it.”

      Anyone want to try that recipe?

      The Frenchman then reported that the next morning he “did not see one who could stand straight.” Guests spent the night at parties in colonial Virginia because travel was difficult. Probably also because people were highly intoxicated. Ladies slept on beds and men on the floor.

      The French visitor also mentioned that one “could not enter a house without being served venison. It is very good in pies, boiled and baked.” This tells us that hunting was an important part of the culture of colonial Virginia, and domestic livestock had not yet taken the place of wild game on the tables of the planters and their families.

      At least twice, the Rappahannock court sponsored county-wide parties. In 1683, the county declared a public feast to celebrate the birth of a son to King Charles II and in 1689, the birth of a Price of Wales in England.

      More than 100 gallons of “rum or other strong liquors with sugar proportionable” so that the party could “be done with all the expressions of joy this county is capable of” were ordered by the court and consumed – mostly on the north side of the Rappahannock River, now Richmond County, where court was in session at the time. I bet that was one very interesting court session!


      (Sir Walter) Raleigh’s First Pipe in England, an illustration in Fredrick William Fairholt’s Tobacco, its history and associations

      Tobacco smoking was also quite in vogue, according to our traveling Frenchman:

      “Large quantities of it are used in this country, besides what they sell. Everyone smokes while working and idling. I sometimes went to hear the sermon. Their churches are in the woods and when everyone has arrived the minister and all the others smoke before going in. The preaching over, they do the same thing before parting. They have seats for that purpose. It was here I saw that everyone smokes, men, women, girls and boys from the age of seven years.”

      I must say, I knew that adult men smoked tobacco as a social pastime, and to some extent, it doesn’t surprise me that some women smoked. However, I was taken aback to think about my 7-year- old ancestors, both boys and girls, smoking. It would be another 300 years before we understood how harmful that habit is, and how difficult to break once established. At that time, it was not only popular, tobacco smoking conveyed that one was of the upper class. Tobacco was also believed to have medicinal and curative properties.

      Education, if it happened at all, was a private matter. Public schools did not exist in this part of Virginia until after the Civil War, and most people could not read or write. In fact, according to Slaughter, Governor Berkley (1642-1677) said, “I thank God that there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years; for learning has brought disobedience and heresy and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both.”

      Wealthy planters sent their sons to England to be properly educated, but the Durham family certainly did not fall into that category. Dorothy in her 1704 deposition where, among other things, she gave her age as “about 41 years,” signed with a “P” for her mark. Thomas Durham signed his will with a mark as well.

      The Deed

      In 1700, something quite unusual happened.

      William Smoot Sr. deeded land to Dorothy Durham in her own right, meaning the land was in her name only. Her husband could not sell it or otherwise control that land. This is an extremely unusual circumstance and begs the question of why. Unfortunately, any clue we might have is entirely mute.

      Richmond County VA Deed Book, August 2, 1700 – Deed of gift. William Smoot Sr. of N. Farnham Parish Richmond Co. for consideration received and for the great love that I have and beare unto Dorothy Durham wife of Thomas Durham of same county and her children do give unto her and her children a 62 acre parcel of land bounded by Thomas Durham, branch of Morattico Creek, land of the same William Smoot Sr., land of Rowland Lawson, line of Mr. Grimes and line of Clare. If in case the said Dorothy Durham die that then the land shall come to Thomas Durham eldest son of the said Dorothy and in case that he die without issue that then the land shall come to John Durham second son of the said Dorothy and in case that he die without issue that the land shall come to Mary Durham eldest dau of the said Dorothy Durham and in case she shall happen to die without issue that then the land shall come to the fourth, fifth, sixth and c children of the same Dorothy, but in case of want of issue that the land shall descend to Ann Fox wife of William Fox of Lancaster Co., gent. Wit John Simmons, Thomas Mackey, ack Aug 7, 1700 Book 3 page 57

      Aug 2, 1700 – Power of attorney Jane Smoot wife of William Smoot Sr. having appointed Edward Jones my attorney to ack the above gift to Dorothy Durham and her children. Wit Thomas Mackey, Edmond Overton. Book 3 page 58

      Court Order Book Page 56, August 7, 1700 – Ordered that the deed for land ack in this court by William Smoot Sr unto Dorothy Durham, wife of Thomas Durham, be recorded.

      It’s also obvious that somehow, William Smoot is related to Dorothy. Not only does he convey this land for “the great love that I beare unto Dorothy…and her children,” but he also reverts the land ownership to Anne Fox, who just happens to be Dorothy’s niece through sister Alice, if Dorothy dies without heirs.

      The Deposition

      James Gilbert died in 1704, having made a will in January 1701/02 leaving his entire estate to John Mills Jr., instead of his wife and family. James suffered from “fits,” as seizures were called at the time, and based on the 1704 depositions of various neighbors and (possibly) family members, he verbally revoked his will, but didn’t seem to believe that he needed to do so in writing, officially.

      Therefore, as you might imagine, there was quite a hullaballoo after his death regarding his will and estate.

      Dorothy Durham gave a deposition about the matter in 1704, which is how we discover her age. From the Richmond County, VA Miscellaneous Record Book, we find the following:

      Page 27 – Deposition. Dorothy Durham aged about 41 years says that sometime before James Gilbert’s death, being in company of said Gilbert and William Smoote, amongst other discourse, she heard said Gilbert say to said Smoote that he did not know that there was any Resurrection or not, and that had made a will to John Mills, but that it signified nothing, and that your deponent did, several times, hear the said Gilbert say that John Mills was a rogue and that he nor any of his should ever be the better for what he had. Signed Nov. 2, 1704 – Dorothy (P her mark) Dureham

      Furthermore, in 1707, after James Gilbert’s estate is (presumably) settled, Mary Gilbert, James Gilbert’s widow sells 50 acres of land to Dorothy and Thomas Durham, with William Smoot quit-claiming the deed.

      How are Dorothy, her sister Alice, William Smoot and Mary Gilbert related? We don’t know exactly, but we’ll discuss the various options and data in a separate article about Dorothy’s parents.

      Dorothy Was No Shrinking Violet

      Women don’t appear much in county records, except for an occasional release of dower rights when their husbands sold land. Even then, most women appointed a male as her power of attorney in order to release her dower right so she did not have to attend court in person.

      Dorothy was unique in a couple of ways. She not only owned land in her own right, she also personally appeared in court in a rather controversial case. I can just imagine Dorothy waltzing before the burgesses, in spite of the gasps of the assembled men because of her audacity, showing up in court like that…and taking care of business

      The drama that unfolds in 1708 casts Dorothy in quite a different light than any other colonial women I have ever encountered in the records.

      The drama didn’t begin as anything unusual. Ann Kelly’s indenture to Thomas Durham begins like normal in 1699 when she was determined to be 14 years old. The court determined Ann’s age so that the length of her indenture could be determined and so that she could be taxed appropriately. In 1704, Ann gave her age to be 20, which would have put her birth in 1684. If she were 14 in 1699, then she would have been born in 1685.

      Court Order Book Page 406, June 7, 1699 – Ann Kelly servant to Thomas Durham being presented to this court to have inspection into her age is adjudged 14 years old and ordered to serve her master or his assigns according to act.

      However, by 1708, nine years later, Anne was 23 and circumstances had changed.

      Court Order Book Page 372, July 7, 1708 – Anne Kelly, servant to Thomas Durham, being brought before the court by her master for committing the sin of fornication and having a bastard child and said Anne refusing to confess who was the father of the child, the court have ordered she be committed to the county goale there to remaine until such time as she shall confess who is the true father of her child and it is also ordered that she serve her master or his assignes after her time by indenture custome or otherwise shall be fully expired according to law in compensation for the trouble of his house during the time of her childbirth.

      Imagine how intimidating this must have been for Ann. Not only did all those men, dressed in their finery and powdered wigs “know what she had done,” they were pressuring her for the name of the child’s father. Ann, a servant with nothing of her own, probably dressed in hand-me-down clothes, if not rags, didn’t even have the right to direct her own body. Ann faced them down and stood firm, probably shaking with fear, even when sentenced to goale (jail.)

      Having none of this, Dorothy steps in.

      Court Order Book Page 372, July 7, 1708 – This day Dorothy Durham for on the behalf of her husband Thomas Durham confessed judgement to the church wardens of Northfarnham parish to the use of the parish for 500 pounds tobacco the same being the fine of Anne Kelly for committing the sin of fornication and having a bastard child which is ordered to be paid with costs.

      I can’t even begin to explain how unusual this was. Not only did Dorothy appear at court, of her own volition, she clearly defied her husband to do so. Not only that, but Dorothy apparently controlled some financial aspects of the household, because there seemed to be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Dorothy was capable and authorized to pay the 500 pounds of tobacco – even though Dorothy did say she was acting “on behalf of her husband.” In every other similar case, some male community member steps forward and posts bail, or not, but no female ever steps forward like Dorothy did.

      I’m convinced that posting bail, in most cases, wasn’t so much to help the poor woman who had the child as it was to retain the services of the woman and not be inconvenienced by her absence. In Dorothy’s case, we’ll never know what motivated her to attend court alone, step up in place of her husband AND pay the fine for Anne Kelly. But she did!

      Furthermore, in most cases, the female willingly named the child’s father. In this case, we do discover the name of the father the following March, and I wonder if Dorothy knew all along.

      Court Order Book Page 4, March 2, 1708/9 – Anne Kelly came into court and made oath that Thomas Durham Jr. is the true father of 2 bastard children borne of her body in the time of her service with his father, Thomas Durham the elder. Upon motion of the Queen’s attorney ordered that Thomas Durham Jr. be summoned to next court to enter into bond with security for the indemnification of the parish and what charge may acrew to the parish for or by reason of the children aforesaid.

      In March of 1708/09, Anne Kelly was dragged before the court a second time. This time, however, she named the father of the children – Thomas Durham Jr., the son of Dorothy and Thomas Durham Sr. While Thomas was summoned to post bond to the churchwardens so they would not incur future costs on behalf of the children, Thomas Jr. was not fined for fornication nor did he have to pay Anne Kelly’s fine for fornication and having a bastard child. Men were never fined, prosecuted for the sin of fornication, nor treated with or sentenced to “goale.” I guess those women somehow managed to get pregnant all by themselves!

      This time, it wasn’t Dorothy who paid Anne Kelly’s fees, nor Thomas Durham Sr. or Jr., who should have by all rights paid her fines – but Thomas Dodson who was married to Mary Durham, Dorothy’s daughter.

      No place in any of this does Thomas Durham Jr. step up – not once.

      I’m proud of Dorothy and her chutzpah in defiance of the social norms of the day and for her courage to do what was right, in spite of whatever the personal consequences.

      I can just hear the conversation:

      Dorothy: “Thomas Durham, if you won’t pay the fine for Anne Kelly, I’ll just go to court and do it myself.”

      Thomas: “Thou will, will thou?”

      Dorothy: “Indeed, I will.”

      Thomas: “I think not.”

      Dorothy: “The Hell I won’t. You watch.”

      Thomas: “Bet me? I forbid it.”

      Dorothy: “Bloody Hell. Hold my beer!”

      Thomas: “Dorothy, it’s not nice to swear.”

      Thomas:

      Dorothy, you go girl!!!

      Dorothy’s Children

      Dorothy had three children that lived and very likely many more that didn’t.

      All three of Dorothy’s children’s births are recorded in the North Farnham Parish Register.

      Daughter Mary Durham was born June 5, 1686 and married Thomas Dodson, the neighbor lad, on August 1, 1701. She would only have been 15 years old. Their first child, and Dorothy’s first grandchild, was George Dodson, born on October 31, 1702. With mother and baby both safe, the Durham and Dodson households were both celebrating!

      Son John Durham was born on November 23, 1698. John was somewhat of a challenging child. He may have been troubled by the death of his father in 1715, because in 1716, John and his brother, Thomas sued his mother, Dorothy, who had remarried to Jeremiah Greenham. Custody of John was awarded by the court to his brother, Thomas, and John’s share of the estate was distributed. What the heck does a teenage boy need with a bedstead? Regardless, John went to live with his brother Thomas, taking with him all of the items his father left him in the will. It could be argued that perhaps brother Thomas coveted some of those items along with brother John’s labor and hence, encouraged the suit against their mother. John never married and was dead by 1722.

      Son Thomas Durham was born on June 17, 1690 and died on December 3, 1734. He would have been 44 years old. He married Mary Smoot, daughter of William Smoot and wife Jane sometime around 1710, when his “bastard children” by Ann Kelly would only have been a couple years old and when Ann would still have been indentured to his father, probably serving her additional time for fornication with Thomas. Talk about awkward!

      1734 was a terrible year for Mary Smoot Durham, Thomas Durham Jr.’s wife. She gave birth to her youngest child, Millicent on August 4th, buried daughter Wilmoth, 4 years old on October 2nd and her husband, Thomas Durham (Jr.), died on December 3rd, leaving Mary with a 4-month-old baby and 8 other children, although it appears that daughter Margaret was already married by this time and some of the other children may have died.

      The Silent Spaces

      Understanding that women are typically married and fertile for about 24 years, and presuming all children live to the age of weaning, approximately 12 children are born to each woman before the days of birth control. If some children die at birth or before they are weaned, then more than a dozen children can be born.

      We know that Dorothy was born in 1663, so we can presume she would have begun having children about the time she married, with the first child arriving probably about 1684. Therefore, we have many spaces in which she probably had children that died and were buried at the Farnham Parish church in the old location, lost today, with only a general location known.



      In the cemetery in the now-lost churchyard, we would find several of Dorothy’s children born in about the following years:

      1684
      1688
      1692
      1694
      1696
      1700
      1702
      1704
      1706
      1708 possibly

      That’s an awful lot of babies to have died. Nine, maybe ten. Some may have lived long enough to smile, to play, even to talk and run in the warmth of the sunshine. Then they died, taking a piece of their mother’s heart with them. Every single one.

      Every child was buried in a tiny grave, probably with a small wooden cross. Each one had a name. Dorothy probably held each one as they died, cleaned their tiny body and dressed them in the best way she could afford.

      One baby girl was probably named Dorothy, her own namesake. Other baby girls would likely have been named Alice and Thomasin, after Dorothy’s sisters. Two more would have been named after her parents and two more after Thomas Durham’s parents as well.

      Dorothy probably visited the graveyard to tend the graves of her children, then to visit Thomas, for the duration of her life. She is probably buried beside them. Knowing in her heart she would be reunited with them one day is probably the only thing to relieve her grief, even a little, and only for a short time.

      Those children’s birthdays and death days are never forgotten, even if they are unspoken.

      Dorothy’s DNA

      Dorothy only had one daughter, Mary, that lived. Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mothers to both genders of their children, but only females pass it on. Dorothy’s mitochondrial DNA would have been passed through daughter Mary to her daughters, and so forth on to the current generation, where male children carry it as well.

      Mary Durham Dodson had the following daughters:

      Alice Dodson married William Creel about 1729. It’s unknown what happened to Alice Creel after her father, Thomas Dodson’s death in 1739.
      Mary Dodson was born in 1715 and married an Oldham by the time her father wrote his will in 1739. Nothing more is known of this line.
      It Dorothy’s mitochondrial DNA was passed on, it was through Mary, through one of these daughters.

      Dorothy’s and her two sisters both carried their mother’s mitochondrial DNA. Dorothy’s sister’s mitochondrial DNA was the same as hers, so we can look at descendants of Dorothy’s sisters who descend through all females to view Dorothy’s mitochondrial DNA.

      Sister Thomasin who married Abraham Marshall had only one known daughter, Mary, who married Alexander Campbell in 1708. I have not traced this family thoroughly, but what I have found shows only two male Campbell children. If this is the case, then Thomasin’s mitochondrial DNA is no more. Perhaps Mary Marshall did have additional children by Alexander Campbell and daughters would be discovered if the line was thoroughly researched.

      Dorothy’s sister Alice who married John Chinn had two daughters. Anne Chinn had no children, but Catherine Chinn married William Heale and had several, including daughters:

      Ellen Heale married David Ball
      Anne Heale
      Catherine Heale married John Canaday
      Sarah Heale married Lindsay Opie
      Elizabeth Heale married William Davenport and had 2 daughters, Judith Davenport born April 4, 1747 and Elizabeth Davenport born Dec. 27, 1749, both in Richmond County, Virginia. Nothing more is known about Judith or Elizabeth. Hopefully there are descendants through all females living today.

      The females who could have passed Dorothy or her sister’s mitochondrial DNA to currently living descendants are shown in the chart below. You can click to enlarge.



      If anyone (male or female) descends from these females through all females from Dorothy or her sisters to the current generation, I have a DNA testing scholarship for you through Family Tree DNA. You carry the mitochondrial DNA of Dorothy Durham and her mother, whoever she was. Perhaps you carry the answer to the secret of her mother’s identity too!

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      Dorothy (maiden name unknown) was born in Virginia about 1663, based on Dorothy being about 41 years in 1704 when she gave the following deposition: "Dorothy Durham aged about 41 years says that sometime before James Gilbert’s death, being in company of said Gilbert and William Smoote, amongst other discourse, she heard said Gilbert say to said Smoote that he did not know that there was any Resurrection or not, and that had made a will to John Mills, but that it signified nothing, and that your deponent did, several times, hear the said Gilbert say that John Mills was a rogue and that he nor any of his should ever be the better for what he had. Signed Nov. 2, 1704 – Dorothy (P her mark) Dureham" [1]

      Dorothy was married to Thomas Durham Sr. by 1685, as daughter Mary Durham was born the 5th of June 1686; and their son Thomas Durham Jr. was born 27th June 1690; and their son John Durham was born the 23rd of November 1698.[2] These are the only children of Dorothy and Thomas Durham Sr. who survived to adulthood.

      Dorothy and Thomas Durham Sr.'s, son Thomas Durham Jr. married sometime before 1711, Mary Smoot, the daughter of William Smoot and his wife Jane. Mary Smoot's oldest three children, Margaret, Joseph and Sarah Durham and her husband Thomas Durham Jr. are named in the will of her father William Smoot.[3]

      Dorothy and Thomas Durham Sr,'s daughter Mary Durham married Thomas Dodson sometime before 1702.[4]

      Dorothy's husband Thomas Durham Sr. died sometime after the 4th of August 1711when he wrote his will and before the 1st of June 1715 when his will was proved in court in Richmond County, Virginia.[5]

      Dorothy re-married by 1715 to Jeremiah Greenham. Dorothy's sons John and Thomas sued Dorothy, and the court awarded custody of John (who was a minor) to his brother Thomas and also awarded John his share of his father's estate.

      Dorothy's son John Durham died on the 23rd of September 1722 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia. [6]

      Dorothy's exact date of death is unknown. It is believed she died sometime after February 1725, as Dorothy is left the following bequest in the 9th of February 1725 will of her niece Ann Chinn Fox Chichester, (daughter of Alice Chinn): ". . . Item - I give to my Aunt Dorothy Greenham, wife of Jeremiah Greenham of Richmond Co. Plantu, my suit of silk crape clothes and a suit of muslin head clothes - with apron, rufels and . . . Item - My will and desire is that my Mulatto girl name Mary which is now in possession of Jeremiah Greenham and my aunt Dorothy Greenham his wife remain with my Aunt Greenham until the said mulatto girl Mary shall rise to the years of twenty and one . . . "[7]

      Researchers Note
      Dorothy, wife of Thomas Durham and mother of his three youngest children, was the daughter of Mary (Smoot) Gilbert, youngest sister of William Smoot. This relationship is based on speculation as there is no documented proof of this relationship.

      It was often speculated that Dorothy was a daughter of William Smoot Jr., who was actually Dorothy's maternal uncle. William Smoot Jr. conveyed property to Dorothy Durham in 1700 "with love and affection." The relationship between Dorothy and William Smoot is based on speculation as there is no documented proof of the relationship. Based on the various records there does appear to be a family relationship of some type but the exact relationship is unknow as no records have been found that list the type of relationship.

      Various records prove that Dorothy Durham, Thomazin Goodridge, and Alice Chinn were all sisters[8] However, the women are only recorded by their married names. The maiden name has not been proved.[9]

      William Smoot was the executor of the estate of Elizabeth Grady. The will written on March 10 1693/94 by Elizabeth Grady and probated on Nov 4, 1702, leave Mary Smoot (daughter of William Smoot) all of Elizabeth Grady’s land. The witnesses to Elizabeth Grady's will are Thomas Durham, Richard Draper and John Rankin. Elizabeth Grady's will was proved by oaths of John Rankin and Thomas Durham.

      The question of Elizabeth Grady's identity and her relationship to William Smoot has implications as it appears that there is a family relationship between Elizabeth Grady and William Smoot. Could Elizabeth Grady be the mother of William Smoot?[10]

      Sources
      ? Richmond County, Virginia Miscellaneous Record Book, page 27
      ? page 56, The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800 Richmond County Virginia, Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King Fellow, American Society of Genealogists Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966.
      ? Wills of Richmond County 1699-1800 by Robert K. Headley, Jr., 1983 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
      ? The Dodson (Dotson) Family of North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia: A History and Genealogy of Their Descendants Volume One, pages 3 & 4.
      ? page 29, Wills of Richmond County 1699-1800 by Robert K. Headley, Jr., 1983 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland
      ? page 56, The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish 1783-1800 Richmond County Virginia, Compiled and Published by George Harrison Sanford King Fellow, American Society of Genealogists Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1966.
      ? Will of Alice Chinn Fox Chichester, 9 February 1725, Clerks Office, Lancaster County, Virginia - Will book no. 12, page 123.
      ? .Ule, Michelle Duval, compiler The Dodsons, Durhams, Roses and Nevilles. Spring, 2000, Michelle Ule's Website Author generously provided a PDF.
      ? Louer, Graham "William Smoot Was NOT the Father of Dorothy Durham" genforum post April 25, 2012, Web accessed May 25, 2014.
      ? The will of Elizabeth Grady is found in Richmond County, Virginia Court Order Book Page 184 July 1, 1702.

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      Mary (Durham) Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 05 Jun 1686 - aft 1745) m. Thomas Dodson Sr. (15 May 1681 - 21 Nov 1740) on 29 Aug 1701. m. Robert Galbreath (abt 1682 - abt 1749) on 29 Sep 1743.
      George Dodson Sr ancestors descendants (31 Oct 1702 - abt 1770) m. Margaret Dagood (30 Apr 1708 - abt 1770) on 30 Apr 1726.
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      Lazarus Dodson ancestors descendants (07 Oct 1728 - bef 16 Sep 1799) m. Alice Dodson (abt 1734 - aft 16 Sep 1799) abt 1750.
      Elizabeth (Dodson) Ingram ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - bef 18 May 1819) m. William Ingram (abt 1747 - abt 10 May 1820) abt 1770.
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      Elisha Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1753 - Aug 1828) m. Rachel Henry (abt 1754 - 1829).
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      Rhoda Dodson ancestors descendants (1761) m. William Dodson (1758 - 18 Jan 1830).
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      Margaret Dodson ancestors (1764)
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      Raleigh Dodson Sr ancestors descendants (abt 16 Feb 1730 - abt 20 Jul 1793) m. Mary Unknown (aft 1735 - aft 1815) bef 1755.
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      Anne Dodson ancestors (abt 1762)
      Mary (Dodson) Madding ancestors descendants (abt 1764) m. Thomas Madding (1776 - 1830).
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      Thomas Leonard Dodson ancestors descendants (1765 - 1836) m. Jemima Randall (11 May 1769 - 26 Aug 1838). m. Jemima Randalls (11 May 1769 - 26 Aug 1838) on 1788.
      Jane Dodson ancestors (1787)
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      Elizabeth Rose Dodson ancestors (05 Sep 1796 - 22 Feb 1861)
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      Raleigh Clark Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (10 Dec 1806 - 18 Feb 1884)
      Jane (Dodson) Thompson ancestors (27 Jan 1811 - 03 Sep 1898)
      Katherine (Dodson) Flinn ancestors (abt 1812 - 30 Jan 1852)
      Jethro Dodson ancestors (abt 1766 - aft 1871)
      Margaret Dodson ancestors (abt 1768)
      Miriam Dodson ancestors (abt 1772)
      Jesse Dodson Sr ancestors descendants (16 Nov 1772 - May 1851) m. Margaret McCorkle (22 Jun 1777 - 10 Mar 1845) on 4 Feb 1796.
      Martha (Dodson) McMillan ancestors (02 Nov 1796 - 22 Oct 1872)
      William M Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (14 Apr 1799 - 28 Mar 1863)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (02 Jun 1801)
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      James W. Dodson ancestors (31 Aug 1808 - 19 May 1863)
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      Margaret Dodson ancestors (12 Aug 1817)
      John A. Dodson ancestors (02 Feb 1819)
      Joseph Carter Dodson ancestors (20 Aug 1820)
      George Dodson III ancestors descendants (1773 - 08 Sep 1846)
      Thomas Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1793 - 1883)
      Margaret (Dodson) Thompson ancestors (abt 1800 - abt 1890)
      Leonard Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1774 - 1833) m. Mary Elizabeth Randall (abt 1773 - 22 Sep 1852) on 14 Jul 1792.
      Miriam Dodson ancestors (abt 1793)
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      Stockton V Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (16 Jan 1804 - 24 Jul 1912)
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      Elias Dodson ancestors (abt 1806)
      Mary Dodson ancestors (abt 1810)
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      Jemima Dodson ancestors (abt 1811)
      Polly Dodson ancestors (abt 1812)
      Anna (Dodson) Castillo ancestors (30 Apr 1818 - 23 Jan 1869)
      John Dodson ancestors (abt 1776 - bef 1836)
      Joseph Dodson ancestors (abt 1776) m. Mary Dodson ().
      Rhoda Dodson ancestors (abt 1778)
      Robert Dodson ancestors (1790 - 10 Jun 1854)
      David Dodson Sr ancestors descendants (aft 1740 - bef 1816) m. Elizabeth Dodson (bef 1748 - aft 1820) abt 1773.
      Joseph Dodson ancestors (1760 - aft 1850) m. Judith Bradshaw (abt 1793 - aft 1860) on 16 May 1812.
      Asa Dodson ancestors descendants (28 May 1770 - 20 Aug 1855) m. Nancy Wolverton (23 Feb 1782 - 28 Jun 1854) on 13 Sep 1803.
      Thomas Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (06 Feb 1812 - 31 Jul 1892)
      Fortunatus Dodson ancestors (abt 1771 - abt 1860) m. Frances Hanks (06 Sep 1771 - 01 Sep 1859) on 23 Sep 1793.
      Ann (Dodson) Puckett ancestors (abt 1775 - aft 1820)
      Absalom Dodson ancestors (abt 1779 - aft 1830)
      Abner Dodson ancestors (abt 1783 - 1825) m. Elizabeth Wolverton (abt 1775 - aft 1825) on 17 Jul 1804.
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors descendants (1791 - 20 May 1859) m. Caleb Goad (abt 1793 - aft 1860) on 8 Mar 1821.
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      David Dodson Jr ancestors (abt 1794 - aft 1830)
      Fortunatus Dodson ancestors descendants (31 Mar 1740 - 1777) m. Margaret Dodson (abt 1752 - aft 1830) bef 1766.
      David Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1764 - abt 1830) m. Frances Fitzgerald (abt 1777 - aft 1844) on 12 Jan 1792.
      Raleigh Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (06 Feb 1807 - 06 Sep 1844)
      Lydia (Dodson) Pratley ancestors (abt 1766)
      Deborah Dodson ancestors (abt 1768) [unmarried] [no children]
      Sarah (Dodson) Fitzgerald ancestors descendants (24 Jul 1773 - 06 Sep 1827) m. Edmund Fitzgerald (1771 - abt May 1856) on 28 Dec 1790.
      Mastin Fitzgerald ancestors descendants more descendants (30 Dec 1791 - 30 Jun 1878)
      Jackson Fitzgerald ancestors descendants more descendants (19 Dec 1795 - 17 Oct 1882)
      Frances (Fitzgerald) Church ancestors (30 Aug 1798 - 04 Aug 1845)
      David Fitzgerald ancestors (30 Aug 1811 - 12 Dec 1854)
      Edmund D. Fitzgerald ancestors descendants more descendants (17 Feb 1817 - 28 Feb 1897)
      Leacy Jane (Fitzgerald) Church ancestors descendants more descendants (04 Dec 1819 - 27 Jul 1886)
      Hannah Dodson ancestors (02 May 1747)
      David Dodson ancestors (abt 1704 - bef 28 Jul 1740) m. Amey Unknown (bef 1719 - aft 1740).
      Thomas Dodson Jr ancestors descendants (abt 1707 - 21 Oct 1783) m. Elizabeth Rose (1706 - abt 1766) abt 1724.
      Joseph Dodson Sr ancestors descendants (21 Feb 1725 - abt Oct 1773) m. Anne Unknown (abt 1725 - abt 1766) abt 1751. m. Martha Fairfax (abt 1725 - aft 1773) abt 1766.
      Mary (Dodson) Lewis ancestors ()
      Thomas Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1746 - abt 1831) m. Frances Dodson (abt 1760 - bef 1804) on 1803.
      Bunyon Dodson ancestors ()
      Lette (Dodson) Puckett ancestors (bef 1773 - bef 1796)
      Margaret Dodson ancestors (1773)
      Nancy (Dodson) Slayden ancestors (03 Apr 1777 - Oct 1852)
      Joycey (Dodson) Spencer ancestors (1780)
      Moses Dodson ancestors (abt 1784)
      Martin Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (1787 - 1861)
      Caleb Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1790)
      Mary Frances Dodson ancestors (1792)
      Caleb Dodson ancestors descendants (1752 - 1836) m. Elizabeth Petty (1756 - 1844) abt 1773.
      Lucy Dodson ancestors (1770)
      Lydia Dodson ancestors (1770)
      Stephen Dodson ancestors (1770)
      Isaac Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (16 Nov 1774 - 1850)
      Timothy Dodson ancestors (15 Oct 1778 - 16 Aug 1855)
      Annie T Dodson ancestors (1780)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (1780)
      Mary Dodson ancestors (1780)
      William Dodson ancestors (1780)
      Lucy Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (23 Feb 1781 - 1850)
      Lydia Dodson ancestors (26 Feb 1784 - 1878)
      Stephen Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (15 Aug 1785 - 17 Aug 1873)
      Elijah Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (03 Sep 1788 - 1878)
      Mary Dodson ancestors (25 Jul 1790 - 1878)
      Ann Dodson ancestors (10 May 1792 - 1878)
      William Thornton Dodson ancestors (16 Jan 1796 - 1834)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (23 Jan 1801)
      Letisha (Dodson) Chaney ancestors descendants (abt 1755 - abt 18 Dec 1843) m. Ezekiel Chaney Sr (1753 - 21 Aug 1815) abt 1768.
      Joseph Chaney ancestors (1770)
      Elizabeth (Chaney) Mabry ancestors (1774 - 1795)
      Mary (Chaney) Mabry ancestors (31 Oct 1775 - 12 Dec 1830)
      Thomas Chaney ancestors (1776 - 07 Aug 1856)
      Salley (Chaney) Borden ancestors (1782)
      Rhoda (Chaney) Burgess ancestors descendants more descendants (1783 - 1855)
      Nancy (Chaney) Walters ancestors (10 Aug 1783 - 07 May 1856)
      Elizabeth (Chaney) Dodson ancestors (1784)
      Ezekiel Chaney ancestors (1787 - 30 Nov 1838)
      William Chaney ancestors (1788 - 18 Jan 1843)
      Joshua Dodson ancestors (1757 - 1850)
      Lette (Dodson) Chaney ancestors (1757)
      Elias Dodson ancestors descendants (1760 - 1812) m. Nancy Stamps (1767 - Feb 1837).
      Mary E Dodson ancestors ()
      William Dodson ancestors ()
      Stamps Dodson ancestors (1786 - bef 1853)
      Matthew Dodson ancestors (abt 1790)
      Obediah Dodson ancestors (05 Jan 1793 - 12 Aug 1854)
      Matthew B Dodson ancestors (1801)
      Elias Dodson Jr ancestors (27 Oct 1807 - 13 Dec 1882) [unmarried] [no children]
      Enoch Dodson ancestors (1810)
      Rhoda Dodson ancestors (abt 1762)
      Elizabeth (Dodson) Gardner ancestors (bef 1763 - 1809)
      Nancy Anne (Dodson) Petty ancestors (abt 1765 - 1811)
      Joseph Dodson Jr. ancestors descendants (05 Feb 1771 - 13 Aug 1854)
      Elizabeth (Dodson) Turnbo ancestors (1800 - 16 Dec 1860)
      Thomas Dodson ancestors descendants (03 Oct 1728 - 25 Mar 1816) m. Mary Neville (1726 - 1824) on 1747.
      Ida Dodson ancestors ()
      Samuel Dodson ancestors ( - 1837)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors descendants (bef 1748 - aft 1820) m. David Dodson Sr (aft 1740 - bef 1816) abt 1773.
      Joseph Dodson ancestors (1760 - aft 1850)
      Asa Dodson ancestors (28 May 1770 - 20 Aug 1855) [Dodson-1531 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Fortunatus Dodson ancestors (abt 1771 - abt 1860)
      Ann (Dodson) Puckett ancestors (abt 1775 - aft 1820)
      Absalom Dodson ancestors (abt 1779 - aft 1830)
      Abner Dodson ancestors (abt 1783 - 1825)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (1791 - 20 May 1859) [Dodson-136 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      David Dodson Jr ancestors (abt 1794 - aft 1830)
      Aggatha Jane (Dodson) Hanks ancestors descendants (14 Dec 1749 - Nov 1830) m. Moses Hanks Sr. (15 Jul 1746 - 19 Aug 1831) on 1767.
      Sarah Joyce (Hanks) Hill ancestors (13 Jul 1769 - abt 1847)
      Frances (Hanks) Dodson ancestors (06 Sep 1771 - 01 Sep 1859)
      George Dewitt Hanks ancestors descendants more descendants (06 Jun 1773 - 01 Sep 1859)
      Mary (Hanks) Gwinn ancestors (09 Jun 1776 - 06 Jul 1854)
      Moses Hanks Jr. ancestors (06 Jan 1779 - abt 1813)
      Elizabeth (Hanks) Williams ancestors descendants more descendants (09 Sep 1782 - 1833)
      Troy Hanks ancestors (02 Mar 1784 - Jun 1799)
      Thomas Rueben Hanks ancestors descendants more descendants (30 Apr 1786 - 28 Nov 1857)
      Aggatha Annie Jane (Hanks) Wolverton ancestors descendants more descendants (05 Jan 1788 - abt 1865)
      Idella Hanks ancestors (05 Jan 1788 - 1802)
      Sarah (Hanks) Dodson ancestors (15 Mar 1790)
      Elijah Hanks ancestors descendants more descendants (12 Dec 1793 - 12 Aug 1871)
      Alice (Dodson) Johnson ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - 1845) m. Stephen Jerry Johnson (1770 - 1845) on 1800.
      Mary A Johnson ancestors (1804 - 18 Feb 1873)
      Winifred (Dodson) Johnson ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - 1816) m. William Johnson (abt 1765 - abt 02 Apr 1829) on 1800.
      James Johnson ancestors (1794 - 1850)
      Stephen Johnson ancestors (23 Jun 1803 - 02 Aug 1873)
      Martha Traylor Johnson ancestors (26 Aug 1807 - 14 Oct 1870)
      Sally Johnson ancestors (1811)
      Altamira Johnson ancestors (1813)
      Eliza Susan Johnson ancestors (1815 - 01 Nov 1892)
      Clemuel P Johnson ancestors (03 Nov 1829 - 03 Nov 1829)
      Thomas Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1757 - bef 1809) m. Jemima Robinson (Jun 1771 - 29 Dec 1850) on 1795.
      Daniel J Dotson ancestors descendants more descendants (1785 - 1865)
      James Dodson ancestors (1790 - 1830)
      Margaret Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (17 Feb 1799 - 13 Mar 1885)
      Elisha Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (01 Nov 1801 - 17 Jun 1874)
      Sarah (Dodson) Thompson ancestors (bef 1805)
      Frances Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1760 - bef 1804) m. Thomas Dodson (abt 1746 - abt 1831) on 1803.
      Bunyon Dodson ancestors ()
      Lette (Dodson) Puckett ancestors (bef 1773 - bef 1796)
      Margaret Dodson ancestors (1773)
      Nancy (Dodson) Slayden ancestors (03 Apr 1777 - Oct 1852)
      Joycey (Dodson) Spencer ancestors (1780)
      Moses Dodson ancestors (abt 1784)
      Martin Dodson ancestors (1787 - 1861) [Dodson-863 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Caleb Dodson ancestors (abt 1790) [Dodson-864 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Mary Frances Dodson ancestors (1792)
      William Dodson ancestors (abt 1762 - 11 Dec 1809)
      Rhoda (Dodson) Hittson ancestors descendants (abt 1765 - aft 1816) m. Alexander Hittson Jr (28 Mar 1754 - 1823) on 20 Nov 1786.
      Mary Patsy (Hittson) Tolleson ancestors descendants more descendants (1789 - 21 Dec 1877)
      Alexander Hittson ancestors (1796 - 1865)
      Jesse J. Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1770 - 1839) m. Judah Combs (1773) on 1793.
      Jesse J Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1803 - aft 1850)
      Samuel J Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (1810 - 1899)
      Susannah Dodson ancestors descendants (1770 - 1837) m. James Johnson (1770 - 09 Mar 1844) on 1788.
      James Johnson ancestors (03 Nov 1803 - 05 Jan 1877)
      Mary Johnson ancestors (1806)
      Mary (Dodson) Childs ancestors (16 Jun 1730)
      Elizabeth (Dodson) Bennett ancestors descendants (27 May 1732 - 21 Jul 1794) m. John Bennett (abt 1720 - abt 18 Jul 1791) abt 1749.
      Ruth Bennet ancestors descendants (06 Sep 1758) m. Sherwood Goins (1756) on 30 Apr 1793.
      Basil Goins ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1780 - 1850)
      Alice Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1734 - aft 16 Sep 1799) m. Lazarus Dodson (07 Oct 1728 - bef 16 Sep 1799) abt 1750.
      Elizabeth (Dodson) Ingram ancestors (abt 1750 - bef 18 May 1819) m. William Ingram (abt 1747 - abt 10 May 1820) abt 1770. [Dodson-668 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Elisha Dodson ancestors (abt 1753 - Aug 1828) m. Rachel Henry (abt 1754 - 1829). [Dodson-628 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      George Dodson ancestors (1755 - 27 Jun 1848) m. Lucy Dodson (23 Feb 1781 - 1850) on 22 Dec 1803. [Dodson-661 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Rachel (Dodson) Madding ancestors (abt 1759 - aft 1821) m. Thomas Madding (abt 1750 - bef 1820) abt 1780. [Dodson-669 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Rhoda Dodson ancestors (1761) m. William Dodson (1758 - 18 Jan 1830). [Dodson-670 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Tabitha Dodson ancestors (1763) m. Micajah Cager Dodson (abt 1760 - aft 16 Jan 1837) on 3 Apr 1787.
      Margaret Dodson ancestors (1764)
      Rolly Dodson ancestors (1767)
      William Dodson ancestors descendants (1737 - 06 May 1832) m. Mary Franks (1740 - 1766) on 1760.
      Simon Dotson ancestors descendants (abt 29 Mar 1761 - abt 30 May 1849) m. Phoebe Hollingsworth (1775 - 1871) on 29 Mar 1794.
      Susannah (Dotson) Hamilton ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1795 - abt 1871)
      Benjamin Dotson ancestors (1796)
      Arta (Dotson) Butcher ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1797 - abt 1893)
      Elizabeth (Dotson) Beverly ancestors (1800 - 1883)
      William V Dotson ancestors descendants more descendants (06 Aug 1803 - 26 Sep 1893)
      Thomas Dotson ancestors descendants more descendants (01 May 1804 - 09 Mar 1890)
      Daniel Dotson ancestors (1808 - 25 Mar 1878)
      Lydia (Dotson) Roberts ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1810 - May 1870)
      Annie Eliza (Dotson) Dale ancestors descendants more descendants (1816 - 26 Jan 1903)
      Mary (Dotson) Huff ancestors descendants more descendants (12 Jul 1817 - 15 Jun 1877)
      William Dodson ancestors descendants (abt Apr 1737 - 06 May 1832) m. Winifred Johnson (1746 - 1796) aft 30 Nov 1762.
      James B Dodson ancestors (1764)
      Rachel Dodson ancestors (1765)
      Elijah Dodson ancestors (1767 - Jan 1845)
      Winniefred Dodson ancestors (1767)
      Rosannah Dodson ancestors (abt 1774)
      Sarah (Dodson) Dotson ancestors (abt 1775 - 1835) m. Elisha Dotson (06 Jul 1760 - 10 Jan 1835) on 2 Dec 1789.
      Mary Dodson ancestors (abt 1776)
      Ann Dodson ancestors (abt 1777)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (abt 1778)
      Elijah Dodson ancestors (abt 1779)
      William Dotson ancestors descendants (abt 1802 - abt 1870) m. Margaret Stewart (1807 - abt 1884) on 1821.
      Jane Dotson ancestors descendants more descendants (25 Jul 1822 - 10 Oct 1922)
      Mary Elizabeth (Dotson) Tipton ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1827 - abt 13 May 1885)
      Josiah C Dotson ancestors descendants more descendants (04 Apr 1831 - 01 Oct 1900)
      Jeremiah M. Dotson ancestors descendants more descendants (Apr 1834 - 28 Apr 1913)
      Milo Smith Dotson ancestors (Sep 1837 - 17 Apr 1920)
      Sarah Catherine Dotson ancestors (24 May 1844 - 31 Dec 1933)
      George Dodson ancestors (abt 1740 - abt 1816)
      Rosanna Rhoda (Dodson) Creel ancestors descendants (1744 - 1801) m. John Matthew Creel (28 Feb 1732 - 1792) abt 1760.
      Thomas Creel ancestors descendants (abt 1760 - abt 1826) m. Phoebe Harriet Dodson (24 Apr 1763 - 1826) on 1786.
      Nancy (Creel) Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (24 Jul 1785 - 07 Aug 1840)
      John Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (23 Apr 1788 - 24 Mar 1833)
      Joshua Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1792 - 20 Sep 1838)
      Elijah Creal ancestors (25 Sep 1793 - 07 Mar 1856)
      Lorna Creel ancestors (1800)
      William Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1802 - 1880)
      Phoebe Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1804 - 04 Jul 1869)
      Joel Creel ancestors (1805)
      Mary Creel ancestors (1763)
      Alice Creel ancestors (11 Aug 1765)
      Lucinda (Creel) Spradling ancestors descendants (1768 - 1850) m. Obediah Spradling (1763 - 29 Jan 1823).
      Margaret Agnes Creel (Spradling) Spradlin ancestors descendants more descendants (27 Jan 1803 - 27 Sep 1869)
      Agnes (Spradlin) Spradley ancestors descendants more descendants (24 Dec 1804 - 20 Sep 1885)
      Micajah Creel ancestors (1771 - 1825)
      John Creel ancestors (1773 - 1836)
      William Creel ancestors (1775 - 20 Dec 1844)
      Elijah Creel ancestors (1777 - 1810)
      Rhoda Creel ancestors (1779)
      Jesse Dodson ancestors descendants (22 Nov 1752 - 22 Nov 1843) m. Ruth Dodson (25 Dec 1754 - 22 Nov 1828).
      Tabitha Dodson ancestors ()
      William Dodson ancestors ()
      Nimrod Dodson ancestors (abt 1775)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1780) m. Obadiah Jennings (abt 1760 - 12 Apr 1830).
      Jesse Dodson Jennings ancestors descendants more descendants (23 Dec 1802 - 27 Jul 1884)
      Elijah Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 17 Sep 1785 - 1858) m. Sallie Catherine McGregor (1792 - 1868) bef 1811.
      Robert Dodson ancestors (10 May 1811 - 19 Mar 1879)
      Eli Dodson ancestors (02 May 1813 - 25 Feb 1876)
      Mary Ann (Dodson) Martin ancestors descendants more descendants (14 Oct 1814 - 10 Mar 1905)
      Richmond Dodson ancestors (25 Jan 1818 - 23 May 1872)
      Myra (Dodson) Martin ancestors (bef 1824 - 17 Jul 1869)
      Maxa (Dodson) Hennessee ancestors (18 Mar 1824 - 17 Aug 1899)
      Temperance (Dodson) Crelia ancestors (26 Feb 1831 - Feb 1918)
      Elisha Dodson ancestors descendants (17 Sep 1785 - 27 Apr 1864) m. Mary Matlock (06 Nov 1788 - 09 Feb 1855) on 3 Nov 1803.
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (30 Dec 1804)
      Nicholas Dodson ancestors (1806)
      William Dodson ancestors (1807)
      Warren Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1811 - 04 Apr 1855)
      Charles Dodson ancestors (1812)
      Henry M Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1813 - aft 1857)
      Henry Dodson ancestors (1813)
      Sarah Dodson ancestors (1814)
      Mahala Dodson ancestors (1816)
      Tabitha Dodson ancestors (1818)
      Harriet Dodson ancestors (1820)
      John Matlock Dodson ancestors (1822)
      Jesse Allen Dodson ancestors (1824)
      Martha Dodson ancestors (1828)
      Mary Dodson ancestors (1830)
      Eliza Dodson ancestors (1832)
      Jesse Dodson Jr ancestors descendants (07 Mar 1791 - 03 Jul 1878)
      Levi Buford Dodson ancestors (22 Jul 1811 - 05 May 1893)
      Louisa Dodson ancestors (23 Nov 1812 - 22 Nov 1874)
      Nimrod Dodson ancestors (28 Feb 1814)
      Andrew Jackson Dodson ancestors (29 Apr 1816 - aft 1880)
      William C Dodson ancestors (13 Jan 1818 - 12 Sep 1846)
      Edward A Dodson ancestors (22 Feb 1821 - 16 Aug 1899)
      Rebecca Catherine Dodson ancestors (26 May 1823 - 28 Jul 1902)
      Jesse Washington Dodson ancestors (24 Apr 1825)
      Wilford C. Dodson ancestors (29 Dec 1827)
      E Charles Dodson ancestors (15 Sep 1829 - 10 Aug 1851)
      James Dodson ancestors (19 Mar 1832 - 20 Mar 1872)
      Sarah (Dodson) Matlock ancestors (1795 - abt 1860)
      Sarah (Dodson) McGregor ancestors descendants (1801 - 01 Jun 1870) m. Jehu McGregor (1800 - Apr 1866).
      Jesse McGregor ancestors descendants more descendants (27 Aug 1825 - 26 Oct 1885)
      Ruth (Dodson) Ware ancestors descendants (abt 01 Apr 1802 - 02 Mar 1885) m. Allen Ware (abt 15 Mar 1800 - 26 Feb 1885) abt 1819.
      Jesse Allen Ware ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 22 Jun 1823 - 17 Oct 1906)
      Greenham Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1709 - aft 1777) m. Eleanor Hightower (10 Jan 1722 - abt 1756) on 1739.
      Judith Dodson ancestors (06 Jan 1741)
      Thomas Greenham Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1742 - abt 1830) m. Sarah Dodson (abt 1758 - 21 Sep 1835).
      Elisha Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1780 - May 1850) m. Ann Dodson () on 19 May 1808.
      Willis Goodwin Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (1814 - abt 1883)
      Elisha Dodson Jr ancestors (1815)
      Sarah Dodson ancestors (1824)
      Thomas Dodson ancestors (11 Aug 1830)
      Elizabeth A Dodson ancestors (1832)
      Greenham H. Dodson ancestors descendants (01 Oct 1783 - 03 Oct 1866) m. Mary Brooks (abt 1793 - 26 Feb 1874) on 9 Jan 1808.
      Candis D. Dodson ancestors (01 Aug 1828 - 06 Mar 1840) [unmarried] [no children]
      Willis Dodson ancestors descendants (1784) m. Leanna Unknown (1780).
      Sarah H (Dodson) Harris ancestors descendants more descendants (29 Sep 1802 - 18 Jan 1884)
      Hightower Dodson ancestors descendants (1788 - abt 1876) m. Sallie Dodson (abt 1790 - bef 1832) on 4 Jul 1807. m. Sarah Hanks (15 Mar 1790) on 25 Jun 1832.
      Deniah (Dodson) Leigh ancestors descendants more descendants (30 Apr 1809 - 09 Apr 1858)
      Beverly Presley Dodson ancestors (abt 1821 - 15 Oct 1876)
      Thomas A. Dodson ancestors (abt 1825)
      Raleigh W. Dodson ancestors (abt 1827 - bef 1864)
      Tabitha (Dodson) Patterson ancestors descendants (abt 1795 - 1854) m. Moses Patterson (abt 1790 - bef 1830).
      William G. Patterson ancestors descendants more descendants (30 Sep 1812 - 05 Mar 1900)
      James H Patterson ancestors descendants more descendants (12 Nov 1814 - 21 Oct 1907)
      Mary A. (Patterson) Samuel ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 28 May 1817 - 07 Dec 1854)
      Lydia Patterson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1819 - aft Aug 1860)
      Eliza Patterson ancestors descendants more descendants (27 Apr 1822 - 12 Oct 1903)
      Tabitha (Patterson) Sewell ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1825)
      Eleanor (Dodson) Taylor ancestors descendants (abt 1743 - abt 1808) m. Thomas Taylor (abt 1741 - 20 Jan 1782) abt 1765.
      Thomas Billington Taylor ancestors descendants (06 Jul 1767 - 15 Sep 1845)
      Martha Patsy (Taylor) Hart ancestors descendants more descendants (04 Jul 1811 - 01 Dec 1889)
      Thomas Billington Taylor ancestors descendants (06 Jul 1767 - 05 Feb 1884) m. Mary Elizabeth Modglin (abt 1774 - 1842) on 1800.
      Mathew Modglin Taylor ancestors descendants more descendants (25 Jan 1802 - 1880)
      Martha Taylor ancestors (abt 1806 - abt 1831)
      Billington Taylor Sr. ancestors descendants (1771 - 15 Sep 1845) m. Mary Elizabeth Modglin (1774 - 1832) on 1792.
      Mary Elizabeth Betsy Taylor ancestors (1791 - 1852)
      Tabitha (Taylor) Bird ancestors descendants more descendants (01 Oct 1795 - 02 Mar 1870)
      Matthew Modglin Taylor ancestors descendants more descendants (25 Jan 1802 - abt Aug 1880)
      Sarah Sally Taylor ancestors (1805 - 1869)
      Amanda Jane Taylor ancestors (01 Jan 1805 - 02 Jun 1870)
      Rhoda Winters Taylor ancestors (11 Mar 1808 - 1874)
      Selia Taylor ancestors (21 Apr 1810 - 13 Feb 1870)
      Patsy Martha Taylor ancestors (1813 - 1831)
      Billington Taylor Jr. ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1820)
      Nancy Taylor ancestors (abt 1773 - 1834)
      Luraney (Taylor) McDonald ancestors descendants (abt 1777 - abt 1835) m. Linvil McDaniel (abt 1768 - 1858) bef 9 Nov 1796.
      Cilia McDaniel ancestors (1793)
      David McDonald ancestors (1794 - 1795)
      James McDaniel ancestors descendants more descendants (04 Mar 1797 - 29 Oct 1877)
      Eleanor McDaniel ancestors (1798 - 1858)
      Thomas McDonald ancestors descendants more descendants (04 Jun 1803 - 1870)
      William McDonald ancestors (abt 1810 - abt 1835)
      Joseph McDonald ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1815 - aft 1880)
      Hightower Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - abt 1823)
      Charles Dodson ancestors (1770)
      Amelia Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1775 - abt 1830) m. Aaron Henry Vickery Sr. (1770 - 1819).
      James Vickery ancestors descendants more descendants (1795 - 12 Jul 1838)
      James A Vickery Sr ancestors descendants more descendants (1795 - 12 Jul 1838)
      Susan Vickery ancestors (abt 1797 - abt 1870)
      Aaron Vickery Jr. ancestors (abt 1802 - bef 1870)
      Julia (Vickery) Sanders ancestors (abt 1804 - 26 Jul 1879)
      Mary (Vickery) Peek ancestors (abt 1808 - 05 Jun 1892)
      Joseph Hightower Vickery ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1813 - abt 1840)
      Emilia (Vickery) Childers ancestors (abt 1816)
      John Thomas Vickery ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1817 - abt 01 Jun 1893)
      Delila (Vickery) Hubbard ancestors (abt 1822 - abt 1896)
      George Dodson ancestors (1751)
      William Dodson ancestors (abt 1754)
      Charles Dodson ancestors (1755)
      [uncertain] Tabitha Dodson ancestors (abt 1755 - bef 1770) [unmarried] [no children]
      Alice (Dodson) Creel ancestors descendants (abt 1711) m. William Creel (17 Apr 1712 - 1757) on 25 Nov 1729.
      John Matthew Creel ancestors descendants (28 Feb 1732 - 1792) m. Rosanna Rhoda Dodson (1744 - 1801) abt 1760.
      Thomas Creel ancestors (abt 1760 - abt 1826) m. Phoebe Harriet Dodson (24 Apr 1763 - 1826) on 1786. [Creel-127 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Mary Creel ancestors (1763)
      Alice Creel ancestors (11 Aug 1765)
      Lucinda (Creel) Spradling ancestors (1768 - 1850) m. Obediah Spradling (1763 - 29 Jan 1823). [Creel-790 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Micajah Creel ancestors (1771 - 1825)
      John Creel ancestors (1773 - 1836)
      William Creel ancestors (1775 - 20 Dec 1844)
      Elijah Creel ancestors (1777 - 1810)
      Rhoda Creel ancestors (1779)
      Matthew Creel ancestors (1734)
      William Creel Jr ancestors descendants (1736)
      William Creel ancestors descendants (1770 - 1848) m. Rachel Griffith (1762 - 17 Dec 1791) on 17 Dec 1791.
      George G. Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (17 Mar 1800 - 16 Sep 1873)
      David Hamilton Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1801 - 04 Jan 1881)
      Judith (Creel) Lunsford ancestors descendants (abt 1779 - aft 1850) m. Baldwin Lunsford (abt 1764 - Oct 1850) on 26 Dec 1796.
      Elizabeth (Lunsford) Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1802 - aft 1870)
      Wormley Lunceford ancestors descendants more descendants (1815 - 20 May 1893)
      Sarah Ann Creel ancestors (1738) m. John Leachman ( - 1800) on 1754.
      Unknown Creel ancestors descendants (abt 1738)
      George Creel ancestors descendants ( - abt 1832)
      Jordon Jeremiah Creel ancestors (abt 1800 - aft 1880)
      George Creel ancestors (abt 1813 - aft 1880)
      George Creel Sr. ancestors descendants (abt 1745 - 18 Feb 1825) m. Mary Athy (24 Sep 1752 - 1825) abt 1770.
      Eleanor Creel ancestors (20 May 1771 - 1787)
      Mary Creel ancestors descendants (07 Sep 1773 - 21 May 1859) m. Robert Wickcliffe Kincheloe (06 Nov 1762 - 05 Aug 1820) on 2 Sep 1790.
      Elias Grundy Kincheloe ancestors descendants more descendants (13 Mar 1795 - 06 Feb 1882)
      John B. Creel ancestors (14 Aug 1776 - 1787)
      George Creel Jr. ancestors descendants (21 Dec 1778 - 05 May 1807) m. Clarissa Buckner (08 Jan 1779 - 09 Mar 1858).
      John Buckner Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1799 - 10 Jan 1838)
      Bushrod Washington Creel ancestors descendants more descendants (1804 - Jan 1875)
      Mary Ann (Creel) Boulware ancestors descendants more descendants (03 Aug 1807 - 10 Oct 1892)
      Alexander Herbert Creel ancestors (20 May 1780 - 09 May 1872) m. Lucy Neale (14 Dec 1795 - 02 Aug 1872).
      Thomas Athey Creel ancestors descendants (20 May 1780 - 09 May 1872) m. Priscilla Phelps (23 Jul 1789 - 25 Nov 1855) on 14 Oct 1804.
      Drusilla (Creel) Pixler ancestors descendants more descendants (20 Dec 1812 - 04 Nov 1901)
      Sarah (Creel) Saunders ancestors (16 Oct 1783 - 19 Apr 1873) m. Nimrod Saunders (1774 - 22 Apr 1843).
      David Creel ancestors (20 Jun 1786 - 04 Jul 1878) m. Elizabeth Neale (04 Jan 1798 - 18 Apr 1833).
      James B. Creel ancestors (18 Feb 1791 - bef 25 Dec 1838) m. Elizabeth Vandiver (04 Jun 1791) on 12 May 1813.
      Frances Creel ancestors descendants (1793 - 1825) m. James Riggs (03 Nov 1789 - 06 Jun 1867).
      George Alexander Ashbury Riggs ancestors (12 Mar 1818 - 31 Jan 1905)
      John Creel ancestors (28 Feb 1751 - 1787)
      Mary Dodson ancestors (05 Oct 1715)
      Abraham Dodson ancestors descendants (04 Apr 1723 - 25 Oct 1768) m. Barbara Russell (09 Nov 1727 - aft 1780).
      Millian (Dodson) Holtzclaw ancestors (07 Sep 1744 - bef 1790)
      Millie (Dodson) Holtzclaw ancestors descendants (abt 07 Sep 1744 - abt 1808) m. Jacob Holtzclaw (1743 - 1809) on 1766.
      Alexander Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1770 - abt 1873)
      Susannah (Holtzclaw) Lyons ancestors descendants (abt 1770 - abt 1867) m. John Lyons (abt 1756 - abt 1836) on 18 Jun 1787.
      Millie Amelia Lyons ancestors (abt 1788 - abt 1867)
      Mary Lyons ancestors (abt 1792 - 15 Nov 1870)
      John Lyons ancestors (abt 1796 - abt 1839)
      William Lyons ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1798 - abt 1893)
      Andrew Lyons ancestors (abt 1800 - abt 1850)
      Henry Lyons ancestors (abt 1803 - abt 1898)
      Alexander Lyons ancestors (abt 1805 - abt 1871)
      Nancy Lyons ancestors (abt 1806 - abt 1901)
      Harriet Lyons ancestors (abt 1810 - abt 1893)
      Winnie Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1773 - abt 1822)
      Elizabeth (Holtzclaw) Parsons ancestors (abt 1776 - abt 1871)
      Francis Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1777 - abt 1874)
      Elias Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1785 - abt 1827)
      George Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1785 - abt 1880)
      Catherine Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1786 - abt 1875)
      William Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1793 - abt 1855)
      Hardin Holtzclaw ancestors (abt 1795 - abt 1889)
      Rebecca (Dobson) Hughes ancestors descendants (1747 - 1813) m. Nathaniel Hughes (abt 1742 - 1784).
      James Hughes ancestors (abt 1766 - 21 Mar 1804) m. Rachel Rogers (1750 - 21 Mar 1804) on 1781.
      Moses Hughes Sr. ancestors descendants (abt 1768 - 1855) m. Telitha White (1770 - 1835) on 1790.
      Bradford Hughes ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1791 - abt 1840)
      Lankford Hughes ancestors descendants more descendants (1791 - 1862)
      Dorinda Hughes ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1796 - 05 Nov 1882)
      Elizabeth Hughes ancestors (1806 - 1883)
      Moses Hughes ancestors (1810 - 1866)
      Elizabeth M. (Hughes) Shirley ancestors (1769 - 1826)
      Rhoda (Hughes) Dobbins ancestors (abt 1770 - abt 1835)
      Edward Hughes ancestors descendants (abt 1774 - abt 1840) m. Elizabeth Henrietta Elgin ().
      Kitty (Hughes) Redmond ancestors descendants more descendants (1799 - 1878)
      George Tilman Hughes ancestors descendants more descendants (12 Sep 1802 - 18 Mar 1876)
      George Tillman Hughes ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Apr 1848 - 30 Jan 1931)
      William Hughes ancestors (1776 - 09 Jan 1846)
      John Hughes ancestors descendants (abt 1778 - 18 Sep 1841) m. Dorcus Cullins (abt 1785) abt 1800.
      Wren Uriah Riall Hughes ancestors (abt 1805 - abt 1878)
      William H. Hughes ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1813 - 17 Jan 1890)
      John W. Hughes ancestors (abt 1827)
      Mary Jane Hughes ancestors (abt 1827 - abt 1861)
      Amaziah M. Hughes ancestors (abt 1834)
      Nathaniel Harvey Hughes ancestors (abt 1837 - abt 1871)
      Marcus Hughes ancestors (abt 1838)
      Emily Opheliah Hughes ancestors (abt 1839 - abt 1878)
      Nancy Lucinda Hughes ancestors (abt 1841 - 1867)
      Tabitha (Dodson) Shumate ancestors descendants (abt 1748 - 22 Oct 1803) m. Daniel Shumate (abt 1749 - abt 1784) abt 1763.
      Daniel D Shumate Sr ancestors descendants (abt 1764 - abt 1843) m. Jane McDavid (abt 1792 - abt 1860) abt Oct 1805.
      Toliver Shumate ancestors descendants more descendants (18 May 1807 - 16 Oct 1893)
      Mary (Shumate) May ancestors (abt 1809 - abt 1880)
      Jane (Shumate) Hambrick ancestors (abt 1815 - abt 1880)
      Johnathan Shumate ancestors (abt 1815 - abt 1880)
      Eli Triplett Shumate ancestors (abt 1817 - abt 1889)
      Daniel D Shumate Jr ancestors descendants more descendants (1827)
      Jesse G. Shumate ancestors (abt 1828 - abt 1890)
      Mary (Shumate) Parker ancestors descendants (abt 1766 - abt 1838) m. Martin Parker (1765 - Jun 1833) on 1787.
      Mary (Parker) Utterback ancestors descendants more descendants (02 Nov 1797 - 16 May 1877)
      Lewis Shumate Sr ancestors descendants (abt 1772 - 27 May 1861) m. Mary Chadwell (abt 1772) abt 1802.
      Murphy Chadwell Shumate ancestors (abt 1803 - abt 1883)
      Augusta Ann (Shumate) Davis ancestors descendants more descendants (28 Feb 1803 - 12 Sep 1872)
      Lewis Shumate Jr. ancestors (abt 1805 - abt 1853)
      Minor G. Shumate ancestors (abt 1806 - abt 1845)
      Mary (Shumate) Gaines ancestors (abt 1808 - abt 1880)
      Walker D. Shumate ancestors (12 Oct 1809 - 27 Jul 1872)
      Margaret (Shumate) Whitecotton ancestors descendants (abt 1776 - 1819) m. Harris Whitecotton (abt 1756 - abt 1803) on 4 May 1790.
      James Whitecotton ancestors descendants more descendants (1793 - 1850)
      Strother D Shumate ancestors descendants (20 Jan 1781 - 03 Dec 1834) m. Anne McDavid (abt 1789 - 21 Feb 1879) abt 1803.
      Hampton Shumate ancestors descendants more descendants (26 Mar 1805 - 15 Apr 1880)
      Lucinda (Shumate) Swilling ancestors descendants more descendants (07 Feb 1807 - 01 Jan 1857)
      Nancy (Shumate) Gaines ancestors descendants more descendants (18 Jan 1809 - 21 Oct 1898)
      Tabitha Dodson (Shumate) Hall ancestors (05 Jan 1811 - 29 Oct 1904)
      Clarinda Shumate ancestors descendants more descendants (12 Nov 1812 - 17 Dec 1873)
      Sophronia Shumate ancestors (10 Jun 1816 - 23 Nov 1893)
      James Jasper Shumate ancestors (25 Oct 1821 - 28 Mar 1909)
      Penelope Lee (Shumate) Milford ancestors (08 Aug 1825 - 18 Aug 1886)
      Ann Nancy (Shumate) Kenny ancestors (abt 1782) m. Edward Kenny (abt 1780) on 25 Jul 1796.
      Charlotte (Shumate) Conway ancestors (abt 1784 - aft 1860) m. Peter Conway (abt 1778 - abt 1850) on 26 Oct 1801.
      Greenham Dodson ancestors (1750 - bef 25 Aug 1777)
      Mary Dodson ancestors (abt 1750) m. Bailey Shumate (1744).
      Joshua Dodson Sr. ancestors descendants (25 May 1725 - abt 1798) m. Ruth Unknown (1729 - aft 15 Jan 1770).
      Charles Dodson ancestors descendants (02 Feb 1747 - 02 May 1831) m. Lucy Morgan (abt 1761 - abt 1823) bef 1776.
      Milla (Dodson) Stamps ancestors (06 Feb 1776 - abt 1860)
      Dillingham Dodson ancestors descendants (10 Jun 1779 - 05 May 1859) m. Mahala Logan (02 Mar 1779 - 05 Sep 1856) on 27 Apr 1799.
      Charles Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (18 Dec 1801 - 07 Oct 1839)
      Rebecca Dodson ancestors (abt 1780)
      Armstead Dodson ancestors descendants (08 Dec 1782 - 09 Jul 1873) m. Nancy Creel (24 Jul 1785 - 07 Aug 1840) on 25 Sep 1804.
      Lucy (Dodson) McGee ancestors (04 Oct 1805)
      Joshua Dodson ancestors (12 Apr 1807 - 05 Sep 1823) [unmarried] [no children]
      Charles Dodson ancestors (05 Apr 1809)
      Thomas C. Dodson ancestors (10 Aug 1811 - 31 Dec 1811) [unmarried] [no children]
      Joel Dodson ancestors (25 Jan 1813 - 30 Aug 1880)
      Greenham Dodson ancestors (13 Mar 1815)
      Elizabeth (Dodson) Hamilton ancestors (27 Nov 1817)
      Dillingham Dodson ancestors (27 Mar 1820)
      Elisha Dodson ancestors (14 Aug 1822)
      Armstead Morgan Dodson ancestors (20 Oct 1825 - 09 Sep 1871)
      Elisha Jefferson Dodson ancestors (31 Mar 1788 - 29 Jul 1842)
      Joshua Dodson Jr ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - abt Jun 1844) m. Sarah Warnock (bef 1750 - bef 1810) abt 1780. m. Mary Lnu (abt 1778 - 1862) aft 1807.
      Elijah Dodson ancestors descendants (20 Nov 1785 - abt Dec 1839) m. Leah Rowden (abt 1790 - aft 1850) on 1805.
      Joel Warnock Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (27 May 1806 - 31 Jan 1889)
      Joshua Adam Dodson ancestors (abt 1807 - aft 1870)
      Laban Madison Dodson ancestors (abt 1809)
      Samuel Dodson ancestors descendants (12 Nov 1788 - 04 Sep 1872) m. Rebecca Gardner (10 Mar 1795 - 04 Jan 1872) on 26 Aug 1816.
      James Warnich Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (03 Jan 1818 - 23 Jun 1894)
      William Dodson ancestors (22 Mar 1791 - 27 Oct 1878)
      Dicy (Dodson) Hulsey ancestors (06 Apr 1796)
      Ruth Dodson ancestors (12 Dec 1801)
      Isaiah Dodson ancestors (09 Jun 1804)
      Daniel Dodson ancestors (09 Dec 1806 - Sep 1841) [unmarried] [no children]
      Dorcas (Dodson) Ballenger ancestors descendants (abt 1752 - abt 1814) m. James Ballenger (abt 1744 - bef 03 Sep 1813).
      William Ballenger ancestors descendants (03 Feb 1772 - bef 1830) m. Mary Wingo (12 Nov 1791 - 23 Sep 1851) abt 1815.
      Edward Ballenger ancestors descendants more descendants (01 Dec 1816 - 06 Dec 1877)
      John Ballenger ancestors descendants (1778 - bef 1813) m. Alsie Leachman (1771 - abt 1850).
      Joshua Dodson Ballenger ancestors descendants more descendants (08 Feb 1791 - 02 Sep 1833)
      Francis (Ballinger) Adcock ancestors descendants (1782 - 1860) m. William Adcock (1778 - 11 Mar 1864) on 1814.
      Rebecca Ann (Adcock) Smith ancestors descendants more descendants (20 Dec 1818 - 01 Mar 1882)
      Elijah Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1758 - abt 1785)
      Joel Dodson ancestors descendants (23 Mar 1779 - Sep 1846) m. Frances Isbell Land (1784 - 1852) on 18 Oct 1806.
      Elijah Dodson ancestors (02 Oct 1807 - 26 Feb 1867)
      Constant Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (20 Nov 1810 - 02 Oct 1876)
      Mahala Dodson ancestors (abt 1812)
      William Riley Dodson ancestors (05 Oct 1814)
      Joel Dodson Jr ancestors (abt 1817 - aft 1880)
      Nancy Dodson ancestors (11 Sep 1818)
      Nancy Dodson ancestors (14 Mar 1782)
      Joshua Dodson ancestors (abt 1784)
      Isaac Dodson ancestors descendants (1760 - 1840)
      Nancy Dodson ancestors ()
      Ruth Dodson ancestors ()
      Elisha Dodson ancestors (abt 1761 - abt 1788)
      Phoebe Harriet (Dodson) Creel ancestors descendants (24 Apr 1763 - 1826) m. Thomas Creel (abt 1760 - abt 1826) on 1786.
      Nancy (Creel) Dodson ancestors (24 Jul 1785 - 07 Aug 1840) m. Armstead Dodson (08 Dec 1782 - 09 Jul 1873) on 25 Sep 1804. [no children] [Creel-133 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      John Creel ancestors (23 Apr 1788 - 24 Mar 1833) m. Mary Belcher (28 Dec 1792 - 1835) on 5 Nov 1810. [Creel-109 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Joshua Creel ancestors (1792 - 20 Sep 1838) m. Bertha Ruth Dodson (10 Jan 1793 - 15 Aug 1873). [Creel-129 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Elijah Creal ancestors (25 Sep 1793 - 07 Mar 1856)
      Lorna Creel ancestors (1800)
      William Creel ancestors (1802 - 1880) m. Sinah Martin (01 Jan 1797 - 11 Apr 1876). [Creel-131 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Phoebe Creel ancestors (1804 - 04 Jul 1869) m. Eli Hughes (23 Mar 1803 - 28 Jul 1891). [Creel-130 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Joel Creel ancestors (1805)
      Daniel Dodson ancestors descendants (29 Apr 1769 - 25 Feb 1848) m. Sarah Peters (abt 1774 - 30 Jul 1863) on Jan 1792.
      Joshua Dodson ancestors descendants (07 Jun 1794 - aft 1850) m. Sarah H. Hood (abt 1800 - aft 1870) on 21 Mar 1837.
      John Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1835 - aft 1910)
      Edmond Dodson ancestors descendants (13 May 1796 - 10 Dec 1882) m. Rebecca Fuller (22 Mar 1799 - 06 Mar 1869).
      Salina (Dodson) Little ancestors descendants more descendants (08 Nov 1818 - 17 Sep 1902)
      Edmund Dodson ancestors (13 May 1796 - 10 Dec 1882) m. Rebecca Fuller (abt 1800 - aft 1860) on 19 Jan 1818. m. Elizabeth Avery (abt 1820 - abt 1872) on 10 Jan 1870. m. Christana Powell (abt 1828 - abt 1885) on 9 Aug 1873.
      Mary Dodson ancestors (24 Feb 1798)
      Lochy Dodson ancestors (14 Feb 1801)
      Elijah Dodson ancestors (abt 1804 - aft 1880) m. Mahala C. Moore (abt 1809 - bef 1880) on 24 Feb 1830.
      John P. Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1805) m. Linna Brown (abt 1810) on 2 Nov 1825.
      Nancy Dodson ancestors (30 Aug 1822 - 13 Sep 1909)
      Eliza Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (05 Nov 1828 - 13 Apr 1908)
      Daniel Dodson ancestors (abt 1833)
      William Dodson ancestors (01 Nov 1808 - 22 Mar 1877) m. Elizabeth Brown (12 May 1811 - 01 Apr 1881) on 2 Nov 1828.
      Constantine M. Dodson ancestors descendants (19 Jan 1811 - aft 1880) m. Elizabeth S. Moore (abt 1813 - aft 1860) on 9 Dec 1829. m. Naomi Sprights (abt 1831 - aft 1880) on 23 Dec 1867.
      Susan C. (Dodson) Harrison ancestors (abt 1833)
      George W. Dodson ancestors (abt 1838 - 28 Aug 1862)
      Hamilton Clark Dodson ancestors (09 Jul 1840 - 27 Jul 1935)
      Mary Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (27 Feb 1842 - 02 Apr 1934)
      Sarah J. (Dodson) Cook ancestors (28 Dec 1844 - 01 Mar 1914)
      Nancy Catherine (Dodson) Walker ancestors (Jan 1846 - 31 Dec 1928)
      John M. Dodson ancestors (abt 1848 - aft 1930)
      Stephen Dodson ancestors descendants (26 Jan 1813 - 11 May 1897) m. Amy Margaret Brown (29 Dec 1818 - 22 Nov 1890) on 2 Nov 1832.
      Benjamin Franklin Dodson ancestors (06 Jun 1845 - 20 Sep 1920)
      Elisha Dodson Sr. ancestors descendants (22 Feb 1727 - aft 27 Apr 1791) m. Virginia Sarah Everett (abt 13 Apr 1729 - abt 1824).
      Eleanor (Dodson) Stamps ancestors descendants (abt 1749 - 10 Jul 1816) m. John Stamps Sr (1746 - 1812).
      William Stamps ancestors descendants (06 Jan 1761 - 24 Jun 1844)
      Bird Stamps ancestors descendants more descendants (04 Feb 1796 - 1824)
      Mary Stamps ancestors (abt 1766)
      Nancy Stamps ancestors (1767 - Feb 1837) m. Elias Dodson (1760 - 1812).
      Elizabeth Stamps ancestors (abt 1772 - abt 1793)
      Sarah Stamps ancestors (abt 1774 - abt 1780)
      Rhoda Stamps ancestors (abt 1776)
      Catherine (Stamps) Walters ancestors descendants (abt 1778 - Jul 1839) m. Archibald Walters (abt 1770 - 1846) on 16 Oct 1798.
      Rebecca E. Walters ancestors descendants more descendants (16 Aug 1799 - bef 1850)
      Felix M. Walters ancestors (13 Jan 1801)
      Leannah S. Walters ancestors (17 Jun 1803 - 11 Nov 1876)
      Alexander J. Walters ancestors (26 Apr 1805 - bef Nov 1848)
      Permelia F. Walters ancestors (27 Aug 1807 - 10 Feb 1830)
      Azariah Graves Walters ancestors (10 Mar 1810 - Sep 1899)
      Matilda C. Walters ancestors (17 Dec 1812)
      Mary Frances Walters ancestors (20 Dec 1814 - bef 1862)
      Martha C. Walters ancestors (27 Sep 1818 - abt 1850)
      Iverson B. Walters ancestors (01 Apr 1820)
      Ann Eliza Walters ancestors descendants more descendants (30 Jul 1823 - aft 1880)
      Timothy Stamps ancestors descendants (19 Jan 1779 - bef 21 Oct 1867) m. Mary Stamps (24 Apr 1783 - 07 May 1850) on 30 Dec 1811.
      Timothy H Stamps ancestors descendants more descendants (15 May 1820 - 14 May 1895)
      Thomas Stamps ancestors (15 Mar 1781 - bef 18 Jul 1834)
      John Stamps Jr. ancestors descendants (abt 1784 - bef 14 Sep 1843) m. Nancy Slade (10 Nov 1792 - bef 10 Nov 1844) on 13 Jan 1808.
      Thomas Slade Stamps ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1814 - aft 25 Apr 1871)
      Lydia Stamps ancestors (abt 1785)
      Margaret Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1752 - aft 1830) m. Fortunatus Dodson (31 Mar 1740 - 1777) bef 1766. m. Raleigh Dodson Jr. (abt 1756 - 03 Jun 1836) aft 1777.
      David Dodson ancestors (abt 1764 - abt 1830) m. Frances Fitzgerald (abt 1777 - aft 1844) on 12 Jan 1792. [Dodson-625 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Lydia (Dodson) Pratley ancestors (abt 1766)
      Deborah Dodson ancestors (abt 1768) [unmarried] [no children]
      Sarah (Dodson) Fitzgerald ancestors (24 Jul 1773 - 06 Sep 1827) m. Edmund Fitzgerald (1771 - abt May 1856) on 28 Dec 1790. [Dodson-860 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Unity Dodson ancestors (abt 1779 - abt 1826) m. Hightower Dodson (25 Feb 1781 - 01 May 1822) on 7 Jan 1804. [Dodson-551 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Eleanor (Dodson) Fitzgerald ancestors (18 Mar 1780 - 15 May 1844) m. John Bannister Fitzgerald II (18 Apr 1778 - 21 Jan 1858) on 9 Mar 1799. [Dodson-1089 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Presley Dodson ancestors (abt 1788 - 19 Jan 1840) m. Mary Bays Beach (abt 1802 - aft 1860) on 16 Sep 1823. [Dodson-1104 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Bird Dodson ancestors (16 Sep 1790 - 09 Feb 1869) m. Judith Holland (abt 1799 - aft 1870) on 6 Jun 1817. [Dodson-1091 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Lydia Dodson ancestors (abt 1753)
      Tabitha Dodson ancestors (aft 1754 - bef 1791) [unmarried] [no children]
      Ruth Dodson ancestors descendants (25 Dec 1754 - 22 Nov 1828) m. Jesse Dodson (22 Nov 1752 - 22 Nov 1843).
      Tabitha Dodson ancestors ()
      William Dodson ancestors ()
      Nimrod Dodson ancestors (abt 1775)
      Elizabeth Dodson ancestors (abt 1780) m. Obadiah Jennings (abt 1760 - 12 Apr 1830). [Dodson-824 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Elijah Dodson ancestors (abt 17 Sep 1785 - 1858) m. Sallie Catherine McGregor (1792 - 1868) bef 1811. [Dodson-826 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Elisha Dodson ancestors (17 Sep 1785 - 27 Apr 1864) m. Mary Matlock (06 Nov 1788 - 09 Feb 1855) on 3 Nov 1803. [Dodson-825 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Jesse Dodson Jr ancestors (07 Mar 1791 - 03 Jul 1878) [Dodson-827 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Sarah (Dodson) Matlock ancestors (1795 - abt 1860)
      Sarah (Dodson) McGregor ancestors (1801 - 01 Jun 1870) m. Jehu McGregor (1800 - Apr 1866). [Dodson-4370 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Ruth (Dodson) Ware ancestors (abt 01 Apr 1802 - 02 Mar 1885) m. Allen Ware (abt 15 Mar 1800 - 26 Feb 1885) abt 1819. [Dodson-831 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Jemima Dodson ancestors (abt 1757)
      Sarah Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1758 - 21 Sep 1835) m. Thomas Greenham Dodson (abt 1742 - abt 1830).
      Elisha Dodson ancestors (abt 1780 - May 1850) m. Ann Dodson () on 19 May 1808. [Dodson-1127 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Greenham H. Dodson ancestors (01 Oct 1783 - 03 Oct 1866) m. Mary Brooks (abt 1793 - 26 Feb 1874) on 9 Jan 1808. [Dodson-2301 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Hightower Dodson ancestors (1788 - abt 1876) m. Sallie Dodson (abt 1790 - bef 1832) on 4 Jul 1807. m. Sarah Hanks (15 Mar 1790) on 25 Jun 1832. [Dodson-1122 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Tabitha (Dodson) Patterson ancestors (abt 1795 - 1854) m. Moses Patterson (abt 1790 - bef 1830). [Dodson-11 has already appeared on this list; see descendants above]
      Elisha Dodson Jr. ancestors (abt 1761 - aft 1795)
      Presley Dodson ancestors descendants (abt 1762 - 1837)
      Mary Ann (Dodson) Trogden ancestors descendants (abt 1827 - aft 14 Jun 1880) m. James Trogden (abt 1835) on 5 Nov 1856.
      Samantha E (Trogden) Seals ancestors (abt 1857)
      Jesse Trogden ancestors (abt 1860)
      Sarah J (Trogden) Mooneyham ancestors (26 Jan 1862 - 02 Jul 1940)
      Mary Elizabeth (Trogden) Mooneyham ancestors (03 Mar 1864 - 28 Nov 1923)
      James A Trogden ancestors (abt 1865 - 25 Dec 1942)
      John Troglin ancestors descendants more descendants (11 Feb 1866 - 22 Oct 1938)
      Nancy Margaret (Trogden) Dodson ancestors (23 Feb 1873 - 28 Jun 1939)
      William E. Dodson ancestors descendants (bef 1773 - abt 1821) m. Tabitha Hendrick (bef 1776 - 1820) on 19 Jul 1794. m. Margaret Walters ( - Jun 1843) on 21 Feb 1821.
      James Elisha Dodson ancestors descendants (07 Dec 1798 - 27 Jan 1875) m. Catherine Gardner (1804 - 20 May 1861) on 7 Apr 1821.
      William D Dodson ancestors descendants more descendants (1826 - 20 Feb 1865)

      end of descendants [5]
    • confused Thomas DURHAMs

      Posted By:Fredric Z. Saunders
      Email: fzsaund@ix.netcom.com
      Subject:confused Thomas DURHAM's
      Post Date:October 30, 2001 at 19:48:55
      Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/durham/messages/2040.html
      Forum:Durham Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/durham/


      I think you are confusing Thomas DURHAM's. If I read what you are saying correctly, you are saying that William SMOOT was the father of Dorothy who married Thomas DURHAM, and that was the Thomas DURHAM he listed as his "son-in-law" in his 1716 will.

      Thomas DURHAM married Dorothy [surname unknown].

      They had a son Thomas DURHAM, Jr. born ca. 1690 who married Mary SMOOT [born 7 April 1693], daughter of William SMOOT, Sr. (of the 1716 will) and wife Jane.

      William SMOOT, Sr. who wrote the will was probably born in the late 1640s or early 1650s, and not much older than Dorothy, wife of Thomas DURHAM.

      http://home.netcom.com/~fzsaund/smoot.html

      end of message

  • Sources 
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    3. [S11143] "Dorothy Durham (1663 - after 1725), No Shrinking Violet, 52 Ancestors #164", by Roberta Estes, posted June 10, 2017, ht.

    4. [S11210] "Thomas Durham (before 1649-1715), A Governor’s Son?, 52 Ancestors #161", by Roberta Estes, famed DNA genealogist, poste.

    5. [S13248] "Dorothy (Smoot) Durham (1663 - aft. 1725)", Biography & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Smoot-350, abstracte.