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  • Name DODSON, Thomas 
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    Died Feb 1740  Richmond County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Charles Dodson of Old Rappahannock Co., /North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co., VA1679 , VA
      10 Jul 1679 - 7 Jul 1680. Old Rappahannock Deeds and Wills, 1677-1680, Part II, p. 278. Peter ELMORE of Rappa, Planter, to Charles DODSON of Rappa, Planter... Lett to farm as much plantable land as three Tithales can tend in Corn and Tobb. with privilege of leaving out for pasteridge and privilege of Coopers and Carpenters Timber for the use of ye Plantation for term of Nineteene years from this date, and Elmore to furnish DODSON with Apple trees and Peach trees sufficient to make an Orchard both of apples and peaches, and at expiration of term, the sd. DODSON to leave a thirty foot dwelling house and a fifty foot Tobacco house... and if DODSON should leave before that time, ELMORE to have right of first refusal. s/ Perter [his mark] ELMOR. Wits: William SMOOTE, Charles WILSON. Recog. 7 Jul 1580.

      CHARLES DODSON was born about 1649. Charles swore he was "aged fifty years" in a court record of 6 Mar 1699/1700. Richmond Co VA Miscellaneous Record Book, p.41] He died before 6 Feb 1705 in Richmond County, Virginia. Will written 11 Jan 1703; Probate 6 Feb 1705.


      In 1691, the counties of Richmond and Essex were organized from Old Rappahannock (which was then abolished), with the land of the Smoots of Old Rappahannock becoming part of Richmond:
      15 May 1681 North Farnum Parish, Old Rappahannock (later Richmond) Co, VA. Born. Thomas, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON

      11 Jan 1702/3-06 Feb 1705 Folio 95r. Will of Charles DODSON. Son Charles the plantation formerly called [Col. Travers?] Quarter with 150 a; son Thomas / a plantation seated in a neck formerly called the Rich neck with 150 acres of land;" Son Bartholomew Richard the plantation known by the name of [Oak] Neck of 150 a; son William the plantation in Hickory Neck of 150 a; sons John and Lambert tracts of land; wife Anne; daughters Anne and Elizabeth; Exec: wife; no wits; proved by Christopher PETTY, 6 Feb 1705/6 and John BECKWITH, 6 Mar 1705-6. Inv. 17 Oct 1706, f102r. (Headley and DNFP)

      Charles and his wife, Anne (maiden name unknown) were the parents of Thomas DODSON, born 15 May 1681. DNFP identifies Thomas? 150 acres and Charles 150 acres as a tract originally conveyed to Charles, Sr. by Samuel TRAVERS. Charles Sr.?s widow Ann m (2) John HILL by 3 Jul 1706 when they petitioned the court for an appraisement of the estate. The court ordered John RANKIN, William SMOOTE, John MILLS and Richard WHITE, or any three of them, to appraise and inventory (Richmond Co. OB4:171).

      A Compilation of Smoot Records
      Compiled by Fred Smoot and Carole Hammett
      Annotated by Carole Hammett ((CH Note: ... ))

      ((CH Notes: Catherine WILLIAMS m by 1693, Abraham GOAD. Their daughter, Alice (Ellis), m Fortunatus DODSON; their daughter, Hannah, m William DODSON and their daughter, Alice, m Fortunatus DODSON, all s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, Sr. Several of their children married descendants of Charles and Anne DODSON, Sr.))

      4 Aug 1711-1 Jun 1715. Richmond Co, VA WB, p. 210. Will of Thomas DURHAM of North Farnum Parish. Wife Dorothy the plantation, after her death to son Thomas and Mary his wife; son John; daughter Mary DODSON; grandson Thomas DODSON; Exec. wife; no wits. Inv. 6 Jul 1715, p. 212. (Headley) / to wife, Dorothy, my plantation and lands for her natural life, and at her death plantation and lands to son Thomas DURHAM and Maar his wife provided he signs over 50 acres to my son John DURHAM or pay him 8,000 pounds tobacco and to daughter Mary DODSON 1,500 pounds of tobacco.? (DNFP)

      04 Aug 1711- 01 Jun 1715 Richmond County, Virginia, Wills & Inventories, 1709-1717. In the name of God Amen, I, Thomas DURHAM of Northfarnham in the County of Richmond being sick in Body but of sound and perfect Memory. Praise be given unto God therefore calling to Mind His Mortality of my body and that it is appointed for all Men once to Die, Do make and Ordain this my Last Will & Testament, That is to say-- Principally & first of all I Recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in Christian and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named; nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God; And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life-----

      Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Dear & Loving wife Dorothy DURHAM the use of my Plantations, together with all my Lands & Tenements with all and Every of their Appurtenances--Proffit and Commodities __________ Belonging or appertaining for & During the _____________ of her natural Life and after her Decease if my Son Thomas DURHAM and Mary his wife do by some sufficient Instrument in writing under their hands and seals and affording to due from of Law Release and acquit all and singular their Right, Title and Interest in and unto Fifty acres of Land being the same Tract & Plantation which we had conveyed us by Mary GILBERT unto my son John DURHAM and his heirs or pay him the said: John DURHAM Eight Thousand Pounds of Tobacco in Lieu of His said Land and also pay unto my Daughter Mary DODSON Fifteen hundred pounds of Tobacco that then and upon this consideration-------aforesaid: I do give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas DURHAM and his heirs Lawfully Begotten and for want of such issue unto my son John DURHAM and his heirs Lawfully Begotton and in _______ of such issue unto my Grandson Thomas DODSON and his heirs, But if my said son Thomas DURHAM doth refuse and will not release the said fifty 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---

      Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son John DURHAM Fifty acres of Land more or less being the Plantation with all the Tract and Parcell of Land that was Conveyed us by Mary GILBERT, to have and to hold the said Tract and Parcell of Land with the appurtainances unto my said son John DURHAM and his heirs Lawfully begotten and for want of such issue unto my Grandson Thomas DODSON and his heirs--- Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son John DURHAM one Feather Bed and Furniture, one Cow and calf, one Mare and Iron Pott, Two ____ Dishes and half a dozen Plates

      ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary DODSON Five Thousand Pounds of Tobacco; Fifteen hundred Pounds of the same to be paid by my son Thomas DURHAM within Nine months after the Decise of my wife and Five hundred the Rest of the said Tobacco to be paid by my Son John DURHAM at the Decease of my Wife----

      Item. I give and Bequeath all the Residue of my Estate, Goods, Cattle and Chattells unto my wife Dorothy DURHAM for & During her widowhood, but if she doth Marry that _____ off my Personal Estate, Except what is herein given to John DURHAM shall be Equally Divided between my wife and my three Children, and I do make and Ordain my Dear & well beloved Wife Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament---Rattifying and Confirming this & none other to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Fourth Day of August in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven.

      Signed, Sealed & Published and Declared in the presence of us--

      Joan O SEARLES her mark, Arthur KAY his mark, Miles WALTERS

      Thomas DURHAM his mark (seal)

      Att. at a Court held for Richmond County ye First Day of June 1715
      This Will was approved in open Court by the oaths of Arthur KEY & Joan SEARLES ______ of the Witness or thereto be on admitted to Record...Tests M: BECKEWITH C.C.O.?
      (Supplement to the History of the Dodson-Dotson Family of Southwest Virginia. Compiled and edited by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. N.p: the author, 1966., p. 108)

      16 Jul 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Anne, d/o Charles and Anne DODSON

      01 Aug 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Died. Charles DODSON


      8 Jul 1715-02 May 1716. Richmond Wills, p. 250. Charles DODSON of Farnum Parish to son Charles all land between spring branch and the branch that parts my land from the land of Thomas DODSON; son Fortunatus all land below my spring branch; wife Anne; Exec: wife; Wits: Bartholomew R. DODSON, George PETTY. Inv. pres. by the adm. Anne Dodson, 6 Jun 1716, p. 268. f.inv, 5 Sep 1716.

      ((CH Notes: Charles, Jr., s/o Charles Sr. (died 1703-5) and Ann, was brother of the above Thomas, b 15 May 1681, and Bartholomew Richard.))

      05 Oct 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Mary, d/o Thomas and Mary DODSON
      04 Apr 1718-04 Mar 1718-19. Richmond Wills, p. 78. Will of Anne DODSON. Sons Charles, William and James; dau. Mary; Exec: son Charles; Wit: Bartholomew Richard DODSON.

      ((CH Notes: Anne, widow of Charles DODSON, Jr. d 1715.))

      6 Aug 1753. Richmond Wills. will of William DODSON. Brother James; Alice FOWLER; nephew Samuel DODSON; nieces Anne and Alice DODSON, wife Hannah. Exec: Charles and Samuel DODSON; wits: Rawleigh CHINN, Thomas LAWRENCE, Hannah LINDSEY. Inv. 6 Aug 1753, p. 5.

      ((CH Notes: William, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, Jr., m aft 1739, Hannah GOAD, d/o Abraham and Catherine WILLIAMS Goad, and widow of Tobias PHILIPS (s/o John and Elizabeth TOBIAS Phillips). Alice FOWLER is Alice GOAD (sister of Hannah) who m (1) Fortunatus DODSON (s/o Charles and Anne, Jr.) and (2) John FOWLER. Samuel, Anne and Alice DODSON are her children by Fortunatus.))

      11 Jan 1702/3-06 Feb 1705 Folio 95r. Will of Charles DODSON. Son Charles the plantation formerly called [Col. Travers?] Quarter with 150 a; son Thomas / a plantation seated in a neck formerly called the Rich neck with 150 Acres of land;? Son Bartholomew Richard the plantation known by the name of [Oak] Neck of 150 a; son William the plantation in Hickory Neck of 150 a; sons John and Lambert tracts of land; wife Anne; daughters Anne and Elizabeth; Exec: wife; no wits; proved by Christopher PETTY, 6 Feb 1705/6 and John BECKWITH, 6 Mar 1705-6. Inv. 17 Oct 1706, f102r. (Headley and DNFP)

      ((CH Notes: Charles and his wife, Anne (maiden name unknown) were the parents of Thomas DODSON, born 15 May 1681. DNFP identifies Thomas? 150 acres and Charles 150 acres as a tract originally conveyed to Charles, Sr. by Samuel TRAVERS. Charles Sr.?s widow Ann m (2) John HILL by 3 Jul 1706 when they petitioned the court ofor an appraisement of the estate. The court ordered John RANKIN, William SMOOTE, John MILLS and Richard WHITE, or any three of them, to appraise and inventory (Richmond Co. OB4:171).))

      01 Aug 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Died. Charles DODSON

      8 Jul 1715-02 May 1716. Richmond Wills, p. 250. Charles DODSON of Farnum Parish to son Charles all land between spring branch and the branch that parts my land from the land of Thomas DODSON; son Fortunatus all land below my spring branch; wife Anne; Exec: wife; Wits: Bartholomew R. DODSON, George PETTY. Inv. pres. by the adm. Anne Dodson, 6 Jun 1716, p. 268. f.inv, 5 Sep 1716.

      ((CH Notes: Charles, Jr., s/o Charles Sr. (died 1703-5) and Ann, was brother of the above Thomas, b 15 May 1681, and Bartholomew Richard.))


      05 Oct 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Mary, d/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      04 Apr 1718-04 Mar 1718-19. Richmond Wills, p. 78. Will of Anne DODSON. Sons Charles, William and James; dau. Mary; Exec: son Charles; Wit: Bartholomew Richard DODSON.

      ((CH Notes: Anne, widow of Charles DODSON, Jr. d 1715.))

      04 Apr 1723 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Abraham, s/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      25 May 1725 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Joshua, s/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      22 Feb 1727 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Elisha, s/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      21 Sep 1740 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Died. Thomas DODSON

      17 Feb 1739/40-02 Mar 1740-1741. Richmond Will Book V, pp. 378-9. Will of Thomas DODSON of Northfarnum Parish. Wife Mary; sons Thomas, George 150 a. of land whereon he now lives; Greenham the tract of land bought of Lambarth DODSON, Elisha the plantation where I now live; Abraham, and Joshua; daughters Alic, Mary OLDHAM; granddaughter (unnamed), the daughter of David DODSON; Exec: Wife and son Greenham; wits: Henry MISKELL, John HIGHTOWER, Charles DODSON.

      ((CH Notes: Thomas, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, b 1681, m Mary, d/o Thomas and Dorothy DURHAM, Sr.))

      29 Sep 1743 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Married. Mary DODSON and Robert GALBRATH
      ((CH Notes: Mary DURHAM Dodson m (2) Robert GALBRATH.))

      6 Aug 1753. Richmond Wills. will of William DODSON. Brother James; Alice FOWLER; nephew Samuel DODSON; nieces Anne and Alice DODSON, wife Hannah. Exec: Charles and Samuel DODSON; wits: Rawleigh CHINN, Thomas LAWRENCE, Hannah LINDSEY. Inv. 6 Aug 1753, p. 5.

      ((CH Notes: William, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, Jr., m aft 1739, Hannah GOAD, d/o Abraham and Catherine WILLIAMS Goad, and widow of Tobias PHILIPS (s/o John and Elizabeth TOBIAS Phillips). Alice FOWLER is Alice GOAD (sister of Hannah) who m (1) Fortunatus DODSON (s/o Charles and Anne, Jr.) and (2) John FOWLER. Samuel, Anne and Alice DODSON are her children by Fortunatus.))

      Ann married Charles DODSON.

      10 Jul 1679 - 7 Jul 1680. Old Rappahannock Deeds and Wills, 1677-1680, Part II, p. 278. Peter ELMORE of Rappa, Planter, to Charles DODSON of Rappa, Planter... lett to farm as much plantable land as three tithables can tend in Corn and Tobb. with privilege of leaving out for pasteridge and privilege of Coopers and Carpenters Timber for the use of ye Plantation for term of Nineteene years from this date, and Elmore to furnish DODSON with Aple trees and Peach trees sufficient to make an Orchard both of Caples and peaches, and at expiration of term, the sd. DODSON to leave a thirty foot dwelling house and a fifty foot Tobacco house... and if DODSON should leave before that time, ELMORE to have right of first refusall. s/ Perter [his mark] ELMOR. Wits: William SMOOTE, Charles WILSON. Recog. 7 Jul 1580.


      In 1691, the counties of Richmond and Essex were organized from Old Rappahannock (which was then abolished), with the land of the Smoots of Old Rappahannock becoming part of Richmond:
      15 May 1681 North Farnum Parish, Old Rappahannock (later Richmond) Co, VA. Born. Thomas, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON

      11 Jan 1702/3-06 Feb 1705 Folio 95r. Will of Charles DODSON. Son Charles the plantation formerly called [Col. Travers?] Quarter with 150 a; son Thomas / a plantation seated in a neck formerly called the Rich neck with 150 acres of land;" Son Bartholomew Richard the plantation known by the name of [Oak] Neck of 150 a; son William the plantation in Hickory Neck of 150 a; sons John and Lambert tracts of land; wife Anne; daughters Anne and Elizabeth; Exec: wife; no wits; proved by Christopher PETTY, 6 Feb 1705/6 and John BECKWITH, 6 Mar 1705-6. Inv. 17 Oct 1706, f102r. (Headley and DNFP)

      Charles and his wife, Anne (maiden name unknown) were the parents of Thomas DODSON, born 15 May 1681. DNFP identifies Thomas? 150 acres and Charles 150 acres as a tract originally conveyed to Charles, Sr. by Samuel TRAVERS. Charles Sr.?s widow Ann m (2) John HILL by 3 Jul 1706 when they petitioined the court ofor an appraisement of the estate. The court ordered John RANKIN, William SMOOTE, John MILLS and Richard WHITE, or any three of them, to appraise and inventory (Richmond Co. OB4:171).

      A Compilation of Smoot Records
      Compiled by Fred Smoot and Carole Hammett
      Annotated by Carole Hammett ((CH Note: ... ))

      ((CH Notes: Catherine WILLIAMS m by 1693, Abraham GOAD. Their daughter, Alice (Ellis), m Fortunatus DODSON; their daughter, Hannah, m William DODSON and their daughter, Alice, m Fortunatus DODSON, all s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, Sr. Several of their children married descendants of Charles and Anne DODSON, Sr.))

      4 Aug 1711-1 Jun 1715. Richmond Co, VA WB, p. 210. Will of Thomas DURHAM of North Farnum Parish. Wife Dorothy the plantation, after her death to son Thomas and Mary his wife; son John; daughter Mary DODSON; grandson Thomas DODSON; Exec. wife; no wits. Inv. 6 Jul 1715, p. 212. (Headley) / to wife, Dorothy, my plantation and lands for her natural life, and at her death plantation and lands to son Thomas DURHAM and maary his wife provided he signs over 50 acres to my son John DURHAM or pay him 8,000 pounds tobacco and to daughter Mary DODSON 1,500 pounds of tobacco.? (DNFP)

      04 Aug 1711- 01 Jun 1715 Richmond County, Virginia, Wills & Inventories, 1709-1717. In the name of God Amen, I, Thomas DURHAM of Northfarnham in the County of Richmond being sick in Body but of sound and perfect Memory. Praise be given unto God therefore calling to Mind His Mortallity of my body and that it is appointed for all Men once to Die, Do make and Ordain this my Last Will & Testament, That is to say-- Principally & first of all I Recommend my soul unto the hands of God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in Christian and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named; nothing Doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God; And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life-----

      Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Dear & Loving wife Dorothy DURHAM the use of my Plantations, together with all my Lands & Tenements with all and Every of their Appurtenances--Proffits and Commoditys __________ Belonging or appertaining for & During the _____________ of her natural Life and after her Decease if my Son Thomas DURHAM and Mary his wife do by some sufficient Instrument in writing under their hands and seals and affording to due forme of Law Release and acquitt all and singular their Right, Title and Interest in and unto Fifty acres of Land being the same Tract & Plantation which we had conveyed us by Mary GILBERT unto my son John DURHAM and his heirs or pay him the said: John DURHAM Eight Thousand Pounds of Tobacco in Lieu of His said Land and also pay unto my Daughter Mary DODSON Fifteen hundred pounds of Tobacco that then and upon this consideration-------aforesaid: I do give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas DURHAM and his heirs Lawfully Begotten and for want of such issue unto my son John DURHAM and his heirs Lawfully Begotton and in _______ of such issue unto my Grandson Thomas DODSON and his heirs, But if my said son Thomas DURHAM doth refuse and will not release the said fifty 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---

      Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son John DURHAM Fifty acres of Land more or less being the Plantation with all the Tract and Parcell of Land that was Conveyed us by Mary GILBERT, to have and to hold the said Tract and Parcell of Land with the appurtainances unto my said son John DURHAM and his heirs Lawfully begotten and for want of such issue unto my Grandson Thomas DODSON and his heirs--- Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son John DURHAM one Feather Bed and Furniture, one Cow and calf, one Mare and Iron Pott, Two ____ Dishes and half a dozen Plates

      ITEM I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary DODSON Five Thousand Pounds of Tobacco; Fifteen hundred Pounds of the same to be paid by my son Thomas DURHAM within Nine months after the Decise of my wife and Five hundred the Rest of the said Tobacco to be paid by my Son John DURHAM at the Decease of my Wife----

      Item. I give and Bequeath all the Residue of my Estate, Goods, Cattle and Chattells unto my wife Dorothy DURHAM for & During her widowhood, but if she doth Marry that _____ off my Personall Estate, Except what is herein given to John DURHAM shall be Equally Divided between my wife and my three Children, and I do make and Ordain my Dear & well beloved Wife Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament---Rattifying and Confirming this & none other to be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Fourth Day of August in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eleven.

      Signed, Sealed & Published and Declared in the presence of us--

      Joan O SEARLES her mark, Arthur KAY his mark, Miles WALTERS

      Thomas DURHAM his mark (seal)

      Att. at a Court held for Richmond County ye ffirst Day of June 1715
      This Will was approved in open Court by the oaths of Arthur KEY & Joan SEARLES ______ of the Witness or tthereto be on admitted to Record...Tests M: BECKEWITH C.C.O.?
      (Supplement to the History of the Dodson-Dotson Family of Southwest Virginia. Compiled and edited by the Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr. N.p: the author, 1966., p. 108)

      16 Jul 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Anne, d/o Charles and Anne DODSON

      01 Aug 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Died. Charles DODSON


      8 Jul 1715-02 May 1716. Richmond Wills, p. 250. Charles DODSON of Farnum Parish to son Charles all land between spring branch and the branch that parts my land from the land of Thomas DODSON; son Fortunatus all land below my spring branch; wife Anne; Exec: wife; Wits: Bartholomew R. DODSON, George PETTY. Inv. pres. by the adm. Anne Dodson, 6 Jun 1716, p. 268. f.inv, 5 Sep 1716.

      ((CH Notes: Charles, Jr., s/o Charles Sr. (died 1703-5) and Ann, was brother of the above Thomas, b 15 May 1681, and Bartholomew Richard.))

      05 Oct 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Mary, d/o Thomas and Mary DODSON
      04 Apr 1718-04 Mar 1718-19. Richmond Wills, p. 78. Will of Anne DODSON. Sons Charles, William and James; dau. Mary; Exec: son Charles; Wit: Bartholomew Richard DODSON.

      ((CH Notes: Anne, widow of Charles DODSON, Jr. d 1715.))

      6 Aug 1753. Richmond Wills. will of William DODSON. Brother James; Alice FOWLER; nephew Samuel DODSON; nieces Anne and Alice DODSON, wife Hannah. Exec: Charles and Samuel DODSON; wits: Rawleigh CHINN, Thomas LAWRENCE, Hannah LINDSEY. Inv. 6 Aug 1753, p. 5.

      ((CH Notes: William, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, Jr., m aft 1739, Hannah GOAD, d/o Abraham and Catherine WILLIAMS Goad, and widow of Tobias PHILIPS (s/o John and Elizabeth TOBIAS Phillips). Alice FOWLER is Alice GOAD (sister of Hannah) who m (1) Fortunatus DODSON (s/o Charles and Anne, Jr.) and (2) John FOWLER. Samuel, Anne and Alice DODSON are her children by Fortunatus.))

      11 Jan 1702/3-06 Feb 1705 Folio 95r. Will of Charles DODSON. Son Charles the plantation formerly called [Col. Travers?] Quarter with 150 a; son Thomas / a plantation seated in a neck formerly called the Rich neck with 150 acrtes of land;? Son Bartholomew Richard the plantation known by the name of [Oak] Neck of 150 a; son William the plantation in Hickory Neck of 150 a; sons John and Lambert tracts of land; wife Anne; daughters Anne and Elizabeth; Exec: wife; no wits; proved by Christopher PETTY, 6 Feb 1705/6 and John BECKWITH, 6 Mar 1705-6. Inv. 17 Oct 1706, f102r. (Headley and DNFP)

      ((CH Notes: Charles and his wife, Anne (maiden name unknown) were the parents of Thomas DODSON, born 15 May 1681. DNFP identifies Thomas? 150 acres and Charles 150 acres as a tract originally conveyed to Charles, Sr. by Samuel TRAVERS. Charles Sr.?s widow Ann m (2) John HILL by 3 Jul 1706 when they petitioined the court ofor an appraisement of the estate. The court ordered John RANKIN, William SMOOTE, John MILLS and Richard WHITE, or any three of them, to appraise and inventory (Richmond Co. OB4:171).))

      01 Aug 1715 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Died. Charles DODSON

      8 Jul 1715-02 May 1716. Richmond Wills, p. 250. Charles DODSON of Farnum Parish to son Charles all land between spring branch and the branch that parts my land from the land of Thomas DODSON; son Fortunatus all land below my spring branch; wife Anne; Exec: wife; Wits: Bartholomew R. DODSON, George PETTY. Inv. pres. by the adm. Anne Dodson, 6 Jun 1716, p. 268. f.inv, 5 Sep 1716.

      ((CH Notes: Charles, Jr., s/o Charles Sr. (died 1703-5) and Ann, was brother of the above Thomas, b 15 May 1681, and Bartholomew Richard.))


      05 Oct 1715 . Born. Mary, d/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      04 Apr 1718-04 Mar 1718-19. Richmond Wills, p. 78. Will of Anne DODSON. Sons Charles, William and James; dau. Mary; Exec: son Charles; Wit: Bartholomew Richard DODSON.

      ((CH Notes: Anne, widow of Charles DODSON, Jr. d 1715.))

      04 Apr 1723 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Abraham, s/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      25 May 1725 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Joshua, s/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      22 Feb 1727 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Born. Elisha, s/o Thomas and Mary DODSON

      21 Sep 1740 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Died. Thomas DODSON

      17 Feb 1739/40-02 Mar 1740-1741. Richmond Will Book V, pp. 378-9. Will of Thomas DODSON of Northfarnum Parish. Wife Mary; sons Thomas, George 150 a. of land whereon he now lives; Greenham the tract of land bought of Lambarth DODSON, Elisha the plantation where I now live; Abraham, and Joshua; daughters Alic, Mary OLDHAM; granddaughter (unnamed), the daughter of David DODSON; Exec: Wife and son Greenham; wits: Henry MISKELL, John HIGHTOWER, Charles DODSON.

      ((CH Notes: Thomas, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, b 1681, m Mary, d/o Thomas and Dorothy DURHAM, Sr.))

      29 Sep 1743 North Farnum Parish, Richmond Co, VA. Married. Mary DODSON and Robert GALBRATH
      ((CH Notes: Mary DURHAM Dodson m (2) Robert GALBRATH.))

      6 Aug 1753. Richmond Wills. will of William DODSON. Brother James; Alice FOWLER; nephew Samuel DODSON; nieces Anne and Alice DODSON, wife Hannah. Exec: Charles and Samuel DODSON; wits: Rawleigh CHINN, Thomas LAWRENCE, Hannah LINDSEY. Inv. 6 Aug 1753, p. 5.

      ((CH Notes: William, s/o Charles and Anne DODSON, Jr., m aft 1739, Hannah GOAD, d/o Abraham and Catherine WILLIAMS Goad, and widow of Tobias PHILIPS (s/o John and Elizabeth TOBIAS Phillips). Alice FOWLER is Alice GOAD (sister of Hannah) who m (1) Fortunatus DODSON (s/o Charles and Anne, Jr.) and (2) John FOWLER. Samuel, Anne and Alice DODSON are her children by Fortunatus.))

      Ann married Charles DODSON.

      After the death of Charles Dodson, Anne married John Hill: 3 Jul 1706, John Hill and wife Anne, executrix of the Last Will and Testament of Charles Dodson, dec'd, petitioned the court for appraisement of the estate. Her son Thomas may have tried to stop the marriage as he brought an action against John Hill marrying the Executrix of Charles Dodson; case dismissed 3 Apr 1707.



      Wills of Richmond County, Virginia

      P.378 - Thomas DODSON, NFP, will; 17 Feb 1739/40, 2 Mar 1740/41 wife Mary;sons Thomas, George 150 ac. of land whereon he now lives, Greenham the tract of land bought of Lambarth DODSON, Elisha the plant. where I now live, Abraham, and Joshua; daus. Alice, Mary OLDHAM; grdau. (unnamed)thedau. ofDavid DODSON; ex: wife andson Greenham; wits: Henry MISKELL, John HIGHTOWER, Charles DODSON. (Thomas DODSON mar. Mary DURHAM MRC, p. 57)
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     1. DODSON, Mary,   b. 5 Oct 1715, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810  (Age 94 years)
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