Raleigh Dodson

Male 1730 - 1793  (62 years)


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  • Name Raleigh Dodson 
    Christened 18 Jan 1730  Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Raleigh, Lazarus’s father, is not mentioned beyond his birth which is recorded in North Farnham Parish register on February 16, 1730.
    Born 16 Feb 1730  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1793  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 20 Jul 1793  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [2
    Person ID I5716  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2015 

    Father George Dodson, Sr.,   b. 31 Oct 1702, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Margaret Daggord,   b. 30 Apr 1708, Richmond County, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~ 1770, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1726  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F2048  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elizabeth LNU,   b. Abt 1730, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Richmond County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F2080  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary LNU 
    Married Y  [2
    Children 
     1. Lazarus Dodson,   b. ~ 1760, (Farnham) Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1819-1826, (Claiborne County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
     2. Oliver Dodson
     3. Margaret "Peggy" Dodson
     4. James Dodson,   b. ~ 1760
     5. Mary Dodson
     6. Rawleigh Dodson,   b. ~ 1751
     7. Eleanor "Nelly" Dodson,   b. ~ 1755
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F15381  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 18 Jan 1730 - Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1730 - Richmond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1793 - Pittsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 20 Jul 1793 - Pittsylvania County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (Richmond County, Virginia) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Will of Rawleigh Dodson Sr. Will Book __, Page 145

      In the Name of God, Amen. I, Rawleigh Dodson Sr. being in an infirm state of health but of sound mind and considering that I may shortly leave this life, I have thought it necessary to make this my last Will & Testament, revoking all former wills by me made, and in the first place I resign myself to the disposal of my Creator hoping for mercy & forgiveness.

      In respect of my Earthly affairs, To my wife I leave and bequeath my whole Estate real & personal to her use during her natural life, after which

      I leave to my son Rawleigh Dodson the plantation on which I now live with all the appurtenances, also one other piece of land joining, butted and bounded as appears by the patent in my name, also all my working tools, horses, except a motherless colt, three cows with their calves, one feather bed with the furniture, half the pewter, and one half pot mettal, also what hay I may have remaining.

      To my grandchildren Mary and Nancy Shelton, the remainder of my cattle equally divided, also the remainder of the pewter and pot mettal to be equally divided between them, and to Mary Shelton one bed and furniture, also the motherless colt, one cotton and one linen wheel and half the cards, the other wheel & cards to Nancy.

      There is a bond due me of fifteen pounds from Henry Rowan to be collected and my debts paid out of it.

      Peggey Manafee my eldest daughter having by her husband obtained credit for sixty pounds for which I have his note, I hereby direct my Executor to give up said note.

      My sons Lazarus and Tolliver I have done a Fatherly part by and hereby acquit them of all demands that I may have against them.

      My daughter Nelly the wife of John Saunders I consider I have done enough for, having given her husband the land he now lives on.

      My son James to whom I have (already) given several things, I now bequeath my claim on Thos. Jackson for share of some land to be obtained by a warrant by me given to said Jackson to be laid on the halves provided said warrant obtains a title for land. Warrant was for 300 acres.

      I also appoint my son Lazarus and my neighbor Rodham Kenner my Executors and do authorize and direct them to put this my said Will & Testament into effect.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal This 20th day of July A.D. 1793.

      Rawleigh [X] Dodson (seal) (his mark)
      Test.
      Thos. Jackson
      Rodham Kenner
      Mary [X] Shelton (her mark) [4]

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      name: Elizabeth
      gender: Female
      birth: 1730 Abt
      <, North Farnham, Richmond, Va>
      afn: G5DV-81

      Marriages (1)
      spouse: Rawleigh DODSON (DOTSON) (afn: G5DT-XB )
      Hide children (11)

      child 1: Lazarus DODSON (afn: TWVT-ZT )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1746 <


      child 2: Rawleigh Jr. DODSON (afn: TWVV-5T )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1758 <
      <, , Va>

      child 3: Dau. DODSON (afn: TWVV-2B )
      gender: Female
      birth: 1752 <

      death: 1793 Aft


      child 4: James DODSON (afn: TWVV-4N )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1768
      , , , Virginia

      child 5: Eleanor "Nellie" DODSON (afn: TWWX-9W )
      gender: Female
      birth: 1765
      , , , Virginia

      child 6: Margaret "Peggy" DODSON (afn: TWVW-QW )
      gender: Female
      birth: 1758
      , , Va
      death: 1793/1795
      , Hawkins, Tn

      child 7: Lazarus DODSON (afn: 125V-HLK )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1760
      , , , Virginia

      child 8: Tolliver DODSON (afn: TWVV-00 )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1748 <


      child 9: Tolliver(Oliver) DODSON (afn: 125V-HXM )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1763
      , , , Virginia
      death: 1819 Bef
      , , Anderson, Tennessee

      child 10: DODSON (afn: 125V-HFJ )
      gender: Female
      birth: 1772
      , , , Virginia

      child 11: Rawleigh DODSON JR (afn: 97J6-Q2 )
      gender: Male
      birth: 1756
      Richmond Co, Virginia
      death: 1836 Jun 3
      , Williamson, Tn
      burial: 1836 Jun
      , , Williamson, Tennessee


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      Source Information
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    • Children of Rawleigh Dodson and Elizabeth Dodson are:

      i. Rawleigh Dodson was born Abt 1751.
      ii. Mary Dodson.
      iii. Peggy Dodson. She married Menafee.
      iv. James Dodson was born Abt 1760. He married Lucy Davis 20 Dec 1804 in Jefferson Co TN.
      v. Lazarus Dodson.
      vi. Toliver Dodson.
      vii. Eleanor "Nelly" Dodson was born Abt 1755. She married John Saunders. 19. David Dodson was born 1743 in Culpeper County, VA. He married Elizabeth Betty Dodson, daughter of Thomas "Second Fork" Dodson and Ann Mary Neville. She was born Abt 1748. [7]

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

    2. [S6388] http://dna-explained.com/2014/07/04/lazarus-dodson-revolutionary-war-veteran-52-ancestors-27/.

    3. [S7114] Chesnutt,N. P.;Family Group Records;Address:6653 Gaston,Dallas,TX 75214.

    4. [S6943] "The Will of Rawleigh Dodson, Sr.", provided by Stefani Hennessee Saleem, June 26, 2015, no1_decofan@hotmail.com.

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

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

    7. [S6944] http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/dodson/4106/.