William Dodge

Male 1758 - 1826  (67 years)


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  • Name William Dodge 
    Born 5 Sep 1758 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1826 
    Age 67 years 
    Person ID I49492  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Family Lydia Nichols 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Chester Dodge,   b. 13 Apr 1788,   d. 14 Apr 1871  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Sylvester Dodge,   b. 13 Apr 1788, Wardsboro, Windham County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1851, Rodman Twp., Jefferson County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    Margaret McChesney  m. 16 Aug 1810
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F18660  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Dodge, who served in the Revolutionary war, came to the town of Rodman with his family in 1803, and settled on a tract of wild land on road 11. He brought with him a horse, a yoke of oxen, and two cows. At the time of his settlement here fish and game prevailed in abundance, and trout and salmon were caught in large numbers from the brook running close by his house. Mr. Dodge assisted in organizing the first Congregational society in Rodman, of which church he was an active member. He and wife both died in Richland, Oswego County. They had eight children, namely: Abigail, John, Lydia, Chester, Sylvester, Clarissa, Fanny, and Polly, all of whom are dead. Sylvester Dodge, son of William, was born in 1788. He married in 1810, Margaret, daughter of John and Abigail McChesney, of Rupert, Vt., and settled on the old homestead. He always resided in this town, and was a deacon in the Congregational Church and was a much respected citizen. He was accidentally killed in 1854 by being thrown from his carriage. His wife died in 1865. Their children were Abigail, Lydia P., John D., William S., James S., Gilbert S., and Franklin L. William S. Dodge, who was born June 25, 1820, married Cynthia, daughter of Samuel Ballard, of Watertown. In 1854, and settled on the farm where he now resides. His children are Charles P., of Adams, Ward S., Minnie G., and Melvin Gilbert, the latter a student in Hamilton College. Mr. Dodge has been a justice of the peace for eight years.

      Source: Child's Gazetteer of Jefferson County NY.