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73. Ruth DODSON1 was born on 25 December 1754 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She died on 22 November 1828 at the age of 73 in McMinn County, Tennessee.

Married Jesse Dodson, son of Thomas.

Find A Grave Memorial# 24933657
Buried Matlock Cemetery, Athens, McMinn Co, TN

Twin sons, Elisha and Elijah were born 27 Sep 1785. Elijah died 1858 and is buried Reliance Cemetery, Polk Co, TN - although it says he died in Warren Co, TN. Elijah's wife was Sallie McGregor, b. 1792, d. 1862, Warren Co TN.
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Ruth DODSON and Rev. Jesse DODSON were married.54 Rev. Jesse DODSON68, son of Thomas DODSON and Elizabeth ROSE, was born on 22 November 1752 in Prince William County, Virginia.68 He died on 22 November 1843 at the age of 91 in McMinn County, Tennessee.68

Jesse married his first cousin, Ruth, in the early 1770's. Ruth was a daughter of Elisha. Jesse is not found on personal property tax rolls in VA after 1785. He was a member of the Holston River Baptist Church in Hawkins Co TN as early as 1785. Jesse and Ruth were members of Big Spring Baptist Church in Claiborne County [formed from 1801 from Hawkins] and he was chosen pastor in Nov of 1801. They were dismissed by letter in Oct of 1806 and resettled in White/Warren County area of TN. Jesse assisted in organizing several Primitive Baptist Churches in this area. In April of 1822, Bro Dodson was called to preach at Big Spring Church on Mouse Creek in McMinn County.

VAPITTSY-L@rootsweb.com; 13 Aug 2004
Posted by <mike314@dancom.com>
Thomas Dodson to son Jesse Dodson, gift of land. Mar 1772

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 7
p.132 14 Dec 1782 Jesse Dodson to George Dodson. 60£. Tract on Jeremiahs Fork of Birches Creek. 250. Begin John Madings Corner; crossing Jeremiahs Fork, head of a hollow, pointers on Maddings line. Signed: Jesse Dodson. Wit: George Dodson, Thomas Shelton, Elisha Dodson, John Bennett, Charles Lewis
21 Dec 1783. Ack by Jesse Dodson
[This would seem to indicate two George Dodsons living in Pittsylvania Co at this time - one would be Jesse's brother, the other George, the brother of Fortunatus & Lazarus, all sons of George & Margaret Dodson. This deed may be about the time when Jesse left Pittsylvania Co.
George later sold this land.
p.378 5 Oct 1784 George Dodson to Thomas Hill. 100£. 250 acres. Begin John Madings corner, crossing Jeremiahs Fork. Signed: George Dodson. Wit: Reuben Hill, Moses Hanks, Anne (X) Dodson.
15 Nov 1784 Ack by George Dodson
p.134 Thomas Dodson to Jesse Dodson, one Negro Livernah and her increase for 50£. Signed: Thomas (X) Dodson. Wit: Rawley Dodson. 19 Aug 1783.
21 Oct 1783. Ack by Thomas Dodson

Jesse does not appear on the tax lists of Pittsylvania after 1785. He was found later in Hawkins Co TN.

Buried in Matlock Cemetery, McMinn Co TN.