|Birth: ||1607, England|
Tristram Dodge came from the north of England near the River Tweed.
J Roy Dodge, A History and Genealogy of the Dodge Family, (Dodge, LaFayette, NY (1971), pp 10 – 11
It is believed that Tristram Dodge arrived in Massachusetts from England in 1660, having first stopped in Newfoundland, that he sailed April, 1661, from Taunton, Massachusetts, with the original fifteen settlers and their families who settled on Block Island, Rhode Island.
Block Island's first settlers were Baptists.
The first mention of Tristram Dodge in the records of Block Island appears in May, 1664, when he is listed as "Freeman." In 1672, [Block Island] was incorporated as the Town of New Shoreham (from the ancient town in Sussex, on the coast, nine miles west of Brighton), otherwise Block Island, and among its officers elected in 1676, were Tristram Dodge, Sen. Sergeant.
Robert Dodge, Tristram Dodge and His Descendants in America with Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Block Island and Cow Neck, L.I. Their Original Settlements, Press of JJ Little & Co, New York (1886) by Theron Royal Woodward
Tristram Dodge is named as one of the passengers in the "shallop" which sailed from Taunton, 1661; although he was not among the first purchasers, he was among the first party of settlers.
Reverend S.T. Livermore, A.M., History of Block Island (1876), p 17
The beautifully carved gravestone designates the final resting place of Trustrum Dodge, one of the original settlers who came to Block Island in 1661. His descendants, especially noted for their exploits on the seas, have been among Block Island's most illustrious citizens.
Donald A. D'Amato, Henry A. L. Brown, Block Island, Arcadia Publishing, (1999), p 96
The grave of the elder Tristram is not marked.
Edward Doubleday Harris, A Copy of the Old Epitaphs in the Burying Ground of Block-Island, R.I., BiblioLife (December 9, 2008), p 10
Israel Dodge (1645 - ____)*
Tristram Dodge (1646 - 1733)*
Specifically: see burial information in bio
Created by: N Todd
Record added: Jan 31, 2009
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