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Rev 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 Dodson 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.

Their children were:
1. Millicent "Millie" b February 6, 1775 in Surry Co, NC - Married Timothy Stamps.
2. Dillingham, who became a minister of the gospel, b June 10, 1777 in NC - Married Mahala Logan.
3. Armstead b December 9, 1782 in NC - Married Nancy Creel & after her death, Abigail Duty.
4. Rebecca T. b 1785 - Married Robert Samuel Logan.
5. Elisha Jefferson b March 31, 1788 in Stokes Co, NC - Married Elizabeth Wren & after her death, Elizabeth Blackwell.
6. Ruth b 1790 - Died after 1850 census taken

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 about 7 miles west of Scottsville on John's Creek, 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 Trammels 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.

In April 2015 an application card, provided by his ggg-grandchildren, Rhett Dodson and his sister, Helen, indicates that his tombstone was shipped on Sept. 27, 1940, and that his place of burial is in Cook Cemetery in Frammel (Trammel).
Family links: 
  Joshua Dodson (1725 - 1798)
  Caroline Lucy Morgan Dodson (1761 - 1823)*
  Millicent Dodson Stamps (1775 - 1860)*
  Dillingham Dodson (1777 - 1859)*
  Armstead Dodson (1782 - 1873)*
  Rebecca T Dodson Logan (1785 - 1860)*
  Elisha Jefferson Dodson (1788 - 1842)*
  Rutha Dodson Holloway (1790 - ____)*
  Charles Dodson (1747 - 1831)
  Elijah Joel Dodson (1749 - 1784)*
  Joshua Dodson (1764 - 1844)*
  Daniel Dodson (1769 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Revolutionary War Soldier
Dodson Cemetery
Allen County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Apr 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50946169
Rev Charles Dodson
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Rev Charles Dodson
Added by: Virginia Brown
Rev Charles Dodson
Added by: Virginia Brown
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- Virginia Brown
 Added: Jun. 13, 2016
Thank you so much for this information. What an incredible experience. I am a descendant of Armstead and Nancy Creel.
- Sharon Mikus
 Added: Jun. 19, 2015

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Mar. 29, 2015
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