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~ Enoch Dodson Descendants ~



ENOCH DODSON was born ca. 1748 in Prince William or Fauquier Co., VA.  Died 12 April 1816 in Abbeville Co., SC.
     Enoch married ELIZABETH LEGGETT.

• Enoch was the son of ABRAHAM DODSON (b. 4 April 1723, Richmond Co., VA; d. 1767/1768, VA) and BARBARA RUSSELL.  They moved with other family members from Richmond Co., VA, to Fauquier Co., VA;
• Enoch is on the 1790 Census for Abbeville Dist., SC, residing near Fort Ninety-Six;
• He and Elizabeth arrived there sometime between 1782 and 1785 and were members of Turkey Creek Baptist Church.

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Enoch and Elizabeth Dodson's son, WILLIAM DODSON and family moved to Tuscaloosa and Fayette counties, AL, ca. 1817, after the death of Enoch Dodson.

WILLIAM DODSON was born ca. 1781 in VA.  Died 23 March 1870 in Fayette Co., AL.
     William married SARAH PYLES (PILES).

• Sarah's father was REUBEN PYLES.  Her mother was ESTHER "Essie" ROCHESTER, sister of Revolutionary War General NATHANIEL ROCHESTER, founder of Rochester, NY.
 

Children of WILLIAM DODSON and SARAH PYLES:

1.  NIMROD DODSON, b. ca. 1800, Abbeville Dist., SC; d. ca 1862, near Pikeville, Marion Co., AL.
     Nimrod married POLLY STEWART, b. ca 1806.

Polly was the daughter of REUBIN STEWART and ELIZABETH ANN McCONNELL of SC.
During the early part of the War Between the States, Nimrod and Polly were living at Hickory Flat, MS, but later returned to Fayette Co., AL.


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2.  MARTHA "Patsey" DODSON
, b. ca. 1802, Abbeville Dist., SC; d. ca. 1876, Marion Co., AL.
     Patsey married 1) ca. 1825, WILSON WHITE; 2) NORMAN McKAY, b. ca. 1787, NC.


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3.  REUBEN DODSON
, b. 3 February 1804, Abbeville or Laurens Dist., SC; d. 6 February 1860, Tuscaloosa Co. AL; buried Macedonia Church at North River.

     Reuben married 29 April 1827, ELIZABETH ANDERS.

Reuben was a Baptist minister at Bethel Church of Tuscaloosa Co., AL, in 1845.


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4.  LEMUEL DODSON
, b. 28 November 1805, Abbeville Dist., SC; d. 23 September 1897, Fayette Co. AL.

     Lemuel married JANE CATHERINE "Jennie" REED, b. 27 November 1810, TN?; d. 16 September 1885, Fayette Co., AL.

Lemuel was a church clerk at Old Union Church.
• He was a blacksmith; in politics was a Democrat.
• He became blind before his death.


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5.  ESSIE DODSON
, b. 12 July 1807, Abbeville Dist., SC; d. 12 Feb 1897, Myrtle, MS.

     Essie married 17 August 1826, in Fayette Co., AL, SIMEON DARDEN.


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6.  ENOCH DODSON
, b.1809, Abbeville Dist., SC.

     Enoch married 24 December 1844, in Tuscaloosa Co., AL, FRANCES A. ANDERS.

They died in Bells, Grayson Co., TX.


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7.  WESLEY DODSON
, b. ca. 1810, SC; d. Chickasaw Co., MS.

     Wesley married 1) LEVINE "Vicey" LANGSTON or McCLARY (see The McClung Family); 2) MARY LOYD; 3) MARY WILDERSON.  

• He lived in Fayette Co., AL, in 1860; in Sanford Co., AL?, in 1870; and in Lee Co., MS, in 1880.


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8.  ELIZABETH "Betsey" DODSON
, b. 20 June 1813, Marion Co., AL; d. Fayette Co., AL.
     Betsey married 25 July 1833, JESSE JONES, b. 9 August 1809.

• Jesse was the son of JOHN JONES and MARY STORY.


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9.  HORACE D. DODSON
, b. 4 September 1816, SC; d. 5 January 1896, Fayette Co., AL.

     Horace married 3 Jan 1839, in Tuscaloosa Co., AL, MARY "Polly" SOUTH.

Horace and Mary donated the land for the Old Union Primitive Baptist Church and cemetery;
Their daughter, SARAH ELIZABETH DODSON, married WILLIAM CLARK WEBSTER.


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10.  NANCY DODSON
, b. 19 March 1818, AL; d. November 1892, Teague, Freestone Co., TX.

     Nancy married JOHN S. JONES, b. 17 Feb. 1811, TN; d. 29 August 1873, TX.

• John was the son of JOHN JONES and MARY STORY.


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11.  MARY "Polly" DODSON
, b. ca. 1817/20; d. Fayette or Lamar Co., AL.
     Polly married ALFRED BROCK, b. ca. 1814.

They lived in Fayette and Lamar counties, AL.


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12.  JAMES MONROE DODSON
, b. 16 February 1822, AL; d. 4 December 1882.

     James married SARA COLLINS.


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13.  MILTON DODSON
, b. ca. 1821; d. ca. 1897 near Old Beulah Church in MS.

     Milton married FRANCES SOUTH.


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14.  EMELINE R. DODSON
, b. 7 May 1823.

     Emeline married BEN POUNDS of Tuscaloosa, AL.


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15.  SARAH ANN DODSON
, b. 4 Sept. 183?; d. ca. 1897.

     Sarah married JAMES YERBY, b. ca. 1820, NC.

• They lived in Fayette Co., AL, in 1850 but may have gone to Texas.


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