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 Matilda <I>Dodson</I> Needham

Matilda Dodson Needham

Grainger County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Nov 1918 (aged 73)
Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Collin County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 19747351 · View Source
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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. Their children were:
1) Laura Alice
2) Annie (1865- ?)
3) Lizzie (1866- ?)
4) Henry Nelson
5) John Logan
6) Wilson Wayne
7) Martha Bell (1874- ?)
8) Arthur R. "OTT" (1875-1955)
9) William Columbus
10)Minnie (1879- ?)
11)Orpha J. (1882- ?)

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.

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"Our darling one hath gone before, to greet us on the blissful shore".

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  • Added: 6 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19747351
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Matilda Dodson Needham (27 Aug 1845–30 Nov 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19747351, citing Frankford Cemetery, Dallas, Collin County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Jane Stacy Eubanks (contributor 46556435) .