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Charles Dodson
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1747
Richmond County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 2, 1831
Allen County
Kentucky, USA

Charles was the first child of Joshua & Ruth (Rose) Dodson. He was the g-grandson of Charles of North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co, VA, who was a wealthy tobacco plantation owner.

Charles married Caroline "Lucy" Morgan in Surry Co, NC on May 15, 1777.

He & Caroline are not buried in the Dodson Family Cemetery in Red Hill in Allen County as some indicate. A thorough search was made by Freddy Brown in April 2010, & he couldn't find their graves.

Their children were:
1. Millicent "Millie" b February 6, 1775 in Surry Co, NC - she married Timothy Stamps.
2. Dillingham, who became a minister of the gospel, b June 10, 1777 in NC - he married Mahala Logan.
3. Armstead b December 9, 1782 in NC - he married Nancy Creel & after her death, Abigail Duty.
4. Rebecca T. b 1785 - she married Robert Samuel Logan.
5. Elisha Jefferson b March 11, 1788 in Scurry Co, NC - he married Elizabeth Wren & after her death, Elizabeth Blackwell.
6. Ruth b 1790

Charles served in the Revolutionary War. On May 15, 1777, he enlisted in Capt. Joseph Phillips Company, 4th NC Regiment, which was under the command of Col. Thomas Polk, & served until the end of the war.

After the war Charles & Lucy lived a while on the Keowee River in the Pendleton District of SC. It isn't known when he went into the ministry, but records show that he was a Baptist minister in 1800 in the Keowee River Church. The church was built on a two acre lot of land originally granted to John Gresham in Pendleton District, near Fort Prince George and Crow Creek on the Keowee River

Later they moved to Warren Co, KY, settling on land that later became Allen County. They made their home on John's Creek about seven miles east of Scottsville, the county seat of Allen County.

Lucy died in 1823.

On Sept. 15, 1830, he & Joseph L. Dodson purchased 50 acres from Thomas Sutton for $15. It was located in Allen County on Tramels creek.

Charles died on May 2, 1831. He was 84 years old. An Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots indicate that he was buried on the Cook farm near Trammel in Allen County.
Family links: 
  Caroline Lucy Morgan Dodson (1761 - 1823)*
  Armstead Dodson (1782 - 1873)*
  Elisha Jefferson Dodson (1788 - 1842)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50946169

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Apr. 11, 2010

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