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Chris Chase (#47040624)
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Cat Scarbrough
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Chris,please send me a letter about grandfather,and how he died,,was he shot? and why,,thank you,,Mary Alice,,,
Added by Cat Scarbrough on Jun 17, 2017 11:42 AM
Karen Mathis Hudson
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Hi Chris,
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo requests. I appreciate your time. Marlin, Arthur, Albert Crews headstone pics.
Added by Karen Mathis Hudson on Apr 27, 2017 3:09 PM
Karen Mathis Hudson
Headstones Requests Photo's, CREWS
Added by Karen Mathis Hudson on Apr 27, 2017 3:07 PM
Cat Scarbrough
cornelious smith
Hi Chris,,this is Mary Alice,,I am trying to find out more about grandfather,,how he died,,his family,,Please let me know if you know anything else...thanx cuz
Added by Cat Scarbrough on Apr 23, 2017 8:42 PM
carl gooden
Thanks for th photo for Joseph berton weeks l in oaklawn cem on hillsboro co fl
Added by carl gooden on Apr 23, 2017 11:24 AM
Sarah Eaton Dodge

I have spent years trying to understand my Dodge relations. I am working from Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Mass., 1629-1894. On page 27-28 in the biography for Joseph Dodge I find, "..., married Sarah Eaton, of Reading, 21st February, 1671-2, who died 12th December, 1714, aged 64, ...". I confirmed the death record at,, it reads, "DODGE (Dodg), Sarah, w. Joseph, Dec. 12, 1714, a. 64 y. [Dec. 15. CR1]"

From all that I get that Josep Dodge's wife Sarah (nee Eaton) Dodge died, according to the town clerk of Beverly, 12 December 1714 and according to the church record, 15 December 1714. I also glean that she was from Reading, not Salisbury and born 1650 based on her age at death.

Marriage date is dodgy too., the Beverly town clerk records, "DODGE (Dodg), Joseph, and Sarah Eaton, Feb. 21, 1671." and the next line reads, "DODGE (Dodg),Josep, and --------------, Feb. 16, 1672." Either date works because the British were using three different calendars at the time; first the ecclesiastical or church calendar that begins on Advent so the church year begins late November or early December and you will sometimes se this reflected in church records of the period; second the civil calendar that began 25 March and third the historical calendar that begins each year on the first of January. Add the fact that they stayed with the Julian calander long after most of Europe had adopted the Gregorian Calendar. Finally in 1750, England adopted the Gregorian calendar and made the historical year and the civil year begin on 1 January. History lesson over, the marriage took place 19 February 1671-2. To add to the confussion the marriage was recorded in other venues also and the date varies several days. In Reading it says, "DODGE (see Dodg), Joseph and Sarah Eaton, Feb. 28, 1671." It implies that a wedding took place in both places, normally one will say, "at Beverly" or, "at Reading". To further add to this confusion has also indexed a marriage 24 February 1671 and 24 February 1672. The image attached to this record does say the 24th day of February 1671. A different image attached to the 21 February record does indeed appear to say, the 21th day of February 1671. I think it would have said 21st if that were the date so maybe the 24th is better.

I do find that there are several Sarah Eatons that appear in the records. Sarah Eaton marries Robert Downer 6 May 1675 in Salisbury and in Amesbury. The Sarah Eaton born 28 February 1654 in Salisbury is the daughter of John or Jonathan Eaton and Martha. It appears that she married Robert Downer and died in Salisbury 13 Sept 1726. The birth listed in your find a grave memorial is not the Sarah Eaton that married Joseph Dodge.

The name Sarah F Eaton Dodge is also something I cannot document. The "F" may stand for her maiden name. There are several Sarahs that marry Eatons, becoming Sarah Eatons in birth records, marriage records and burial records.

Bottom line, Sarah Eaton, born in 1650 at Reading, married Joseph Dodge in 1671-2 at either Reading or Beverly and then lived and died as Sarah Dodge at Beverly in 1714.

I really hate to make waves but would like to see good information in and I have worked at Genealogy most of my life and have been a lecturer for 30 years. I had been doing a lot of research for patrons at the Parker Stake Family History Center in Colorado and have been coasting on my work. I November I got a wake up call, I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). I was told that I had less than a year to live. It got my attention and I decided there were things that I needed to do. Dodge genealogy is one of them. My doctors are pleased with my response to chemo so far and have guardedly allowed that if nothing goes wrong, I could live a year or two. I really hope so because getting the Dodge family straightened out is going to take some time. Please review what I have said and if you can agree with me, please change your findagrave memorial to reflect the best information we have. I am still looking for something more definitive on Sarah Eaton but for the time being you know what I have found.

Larry C Dodge 303-688-2737
Added by lcdodge50 on Dec 17, 2016 8:22 PM
RE: My Dodge ancestors
You are very welcome. I try to sponsor direct ancestors when they are not already sponsored. It is my way of honoring those who came before and made us what we are. Linne
Added by Velcro on Jul 18, 2016 6:55 PM
Tim Farnham
RE: Farnham Family

I would really enjoy talking about the Farnham's. Give me a call on my cell: 707-799-2542.

By the way I attended the 5th Farnham reunion in 1959...I was living in Corona at the time.

Tim Farnham
Added by Tim Farnham on Sep 30, 2015 3:18 PM
Taphophile Duo
RE: Chase
Added by Taphophile Duo on Sep 21, 2014 2:06 PM
Taphophile Duo
RE: Chase
Absolutely! Polly was my 4th G-grandfather's niece. I live right near where she and O.G. did before moving to New York. What makes you think it's Polly in the picture? You can email it to me at the email on my profile here. Thanks
Added by Taphophile Duo on Sep 20, 2014 12:09 PM
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