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49. Joseph DODSON1,39,61 was born on 21 February 1726/7 in Richmond County, Virginia.21,61 He died before 18 November 1773 at the age of 46 in Halifax County, Virginia.61

Joseph moved with his father to Fauquier Co area about 1751 when he was named as a taxpayer, living in the Elk Run vicity. In 1759, his father gave him a tract of land adjoining Thomas Dodson & Timothy Stamps. He married first Anne ??? and second Martha "Patty" ??? who may have been the mother of the youngest child. Joseph and Anne moved to Halifax in Sept of 1766.

A HISTORY OF BROAD RUN BAPTIST CHURCH, Fauquier Co VA 1762-1987, John S. Moore, 1987
Chapter Two, p.13-15
....The first meetinghouse was erected about two miles northeast of the present site on land deeded by Joseph Dodson (Fauquier Co Deed Book 2, p.368) ...the plot contained one acre lying on Barker's Branch ....23rd day of September, 1765. According to the deed the land included "the new meeting house already partly built."

Halifax Co VA Will Book 0 [Zero]; p.292
17 Sep 1770 Appraisors of estate of John Davison: Thomas Dodson, Joseph Dodson, & Thomas Richards.
Will Book 1; p.47
Will of Joseph Dodson
Beloved wife, plantation in her widowhood.
Son Caleb - 150 acres on Toby's Crk
Sons Joshua & Elias - remainder of Toby's Crk tract
Son Joseph, plantation after mother's death
Dau: Rhoda, Elisabeth, Anne, & Mary.
Sons Thomas & Caleb, Executors
12 Apr 1773 Signed: Joseph Dodson
Wit: George Dodson, Caleb Dodson, Mary (X) Edwards
18 Nov 1773. Probate.
[Daughter Lette not named]

Joseph's will was dated 12 Apr 1773 and recorded 18 Nov 1773 in Halifax Co VA. He left land to "beloved wife" and then to son Joseph; land to sons Caleb, Joshua and Elias. A land sale just prior to his death is said to have revealed his wife's name to be Patty; this is the only indication of a second wife.

Joseph DODSON and Anne [DODSON] were married.61 Anne [DODSON] was born (date unknown).

In 1787 Nancy Chilton was listed as mother of the bride Elizabeth Dodson. This conflicts with information that Joseph might have had a second wife at the time of his death - see his notes.

Joseph DODSON and Anne [DODSON] had the following children:



Thomas DODSON62 was born about 1746 in Virginia.62 He died in 1831 at the age of 85 in Halifax County, Virginia.62

Married (1) Frances "Fanny", daugher of Second Fork Thomas. Married (2) Mary Boyd on 4 Feb 1804, Pittsylvania Co. Fanny is believed to be the mother of all their children.

Will dated 23 Feb 1831, probate 25 Aug 1831.






Joshua DODSON.






Joseph DODSON Jr. was born in 1772.63 He died in 1856 at the age of 84 in Tennessee.63






Rhoda DODSON64 was born (date unknown).

Married George Hardy



Nancy Anne DODSON38 was born (date unknown).

Married a Petty who was a brother to Elizabeth Petty that married her brother Caleb.



Elizabeth "Betty" DODSON38 was born (date unknown).

One of the infants taken into the care of Broad Run Baptist Church; she was born before 1763. Married Nathaniel Gardner according to Rev. Elias Dodson.

Marriage records of Pittsylvania Co: Nathanial Gardner and Elizabeth Dotson, Aug 21, 1787, surety Nancy Chilton, mother of the bride, bondsman Nat. Gardner.



Mary DODSON38 was born (date unknown).

Married William Lewis