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Matilda Dodson Needham
Birth: Aug. 27, 1845
Grainger County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 1918
Texas, USA

Matilda was the daughter of John and Patsy Grady Dodson. She was 15 years old when she married John M. Needham on November 5, 1862 in Polk County, Missouri. Matilda was 7 months pregnant with their 11th child when John died. Among their children were: Laura Alice and Henry Nelson Needham.

When her youngest daughter Orpha married, Matilda lived with her in Collin County, Texas.

Ten years after John died Matilda filed for a widow's pension for John's Civil War service. The pension was for $25 a month.

There is a stone for Matilda in the Davis Cemetery where John is buried. It only has her initials with no dates. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  John M Needham (1841 - 1882)*
 
 Children:
  Laura Alice Needham Pierce (1865 - 1950)*
  Henry Nelson Needham (1868 - 1937)*
  John Logan Needham (1869 - 1951)*
  Wilson Wayne Needham (1870 - 1953)*
  William Columbus Needham (1876 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Our darling one hath gone before, to greet us on the blissful shore".

 
Burial:
Frankford Cemetery
Dallas
Collin County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Jane Stacy Eubanks
Record added: Jun 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19747351
Matilda <i>Dodson</i> Needham
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