- !BIRTH: Parish Records, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia, Film 0032637, FHL.
Parish Records whows: Born Elisha Dodson son of Thomas and Mary Dodson,
Feb 22, 1727.
!MARRIAGE: Ancestral File submission by Barbara Jean Young, Lebanon, Missouri.
The order of their children is shown differently on the Ancestral File and the IGI.
The Book, An intimate History of The American Revolution in Pittsylvania
County Virginia by Frances Hallam Hurt, by the Womack Press in Danville,
Virginia in 1976 says: The Dodsons of Ringgold live not too far from a
poignant reminder of their eighteenth century ancester, Joseph Dodson. This is Carter's Tavern which Joseph built in the 1700's-a marvel of used-to-be
elegance on the old Danville-Halifax Road at Elmo, near Brooklyn. - - -
The Dodsons' progenitor was Charles Dodson I of Richmond County, who died there in 1704." This information matches the Ancestral File. They have the death of Charles Dodson I as Feb 1705 in Richmond County.
Last name is also shown as Dotson on the Ancestral File.(Virginia Hardy Frazier)
December 4, 1762 Elisha Dodson and Sarah Dodson were baptized in the Broad Run Baptist Church, Fauquier County. Their son Elisha Jr was one of the infants received into the care of the church on 9 Oct 1763. It is indicated in such records that Elisha and Sarah Dodson were "dismissed to Halifax" - date not shown.
In 1774 Elisha patented 400 acres in Halifax Co and appears on the tax lists there from 1782 until 1787 when he apparently moved to Pittsylvania. He continues on the tax lists in Pittsylvania Co through 1796, so apparently died at at hat time. He had perhaps taken care of his estate distribution previously by a deed of gift to his children.
Pittsylvania DB9, p.11
p.11 27 Apr 1791 Elisha Dodson to Presley Dodson, William Dodson, Margaret the wife of Railey [Rawleigh]Dodson, Lydda the wife of John Waller, Ruth the wife of Jesse Dodson, Sarah the wife of Thomas Dodson, Jemimah the wife of Joshua Hardey & Elisha Dodson Jr. For natural love & affection to his said children and also for 5sh, makes over to them, the land whereon he now lives. 300 acres on Toby Creek unto his sd sons Presley & William to be divided between them Presley the N side & Wm the S including to William 4 acres on N side known Antain Land reputed bounds thereof. Also the following slaves: Simon, Harry, Sam, Winney, Milley, Lettey, Cresia, Suckey, Aggy & Ever. And all his moveable estate of what kind of quality. Said Negro Harry to be delivered to John Waller and with him to remain until a debt is paid which the sd Elisha Dodson is now owing the sd Waller. Negro Aggy already given & in possession of sd Elisha Dodson Jr. After sd Debt is paid then Harry to be returned into a division. Slaves & moveable estate to be equally divided between all the afore named children.
Wit: W. Wright, Ann Wright, Martha (X) Wright.
Ack by Elisha Dodson 16 May 1791
The Rev. Elias Dodson in writing his history of the family claimed that Elisha Sr was blind due to an eye injury in his youth; he also stated that Elisha Jr and perhaps daughter Peggy [Margaret] were born in Maryland. There's no explanation for this statement. [There were Dodsons in Maryland with some of the same given names, but they are of no relationship - some of the early researchers have confused the families.] Rev. Dodson stated that seven daughters were born before they had a son; he named two children that were not named in the deed of gift that perhaps had died before 1791. Eleanor is not named and she was still living.
ELISHA DODSON and SARAH EVERETT were married about 1748 in Richmond County, Virginia.51 SARAH EVERETT4,14 (daughter of WILLIAM EVERETT and MARGARET [EVERETT]) was born on 13 Apr 1729 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.51,52 Father said to be William Everett, born 15 Mar 1691 in VA; his father was Daniel Everett.