3. THOMAS DODSON1,11 was born on 15 May 1681 in North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.8,10 He died before 2 March 1741 at the age of 59 in Richmond County, Virginia.12,13
Thomas was born in North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia; which part was divided, in 1692, into Richmond County County, with other parts becomming Essex County.
Thomas Dodson's birth is recorded in the North Farnham Parish Register.
Richmond Co VA DB 1, p.84 31 Jul 1693 Charles Dodson to well beloved son Thomas Dodson, in exchange for one sow shoat, one brown cow called Nancy.
DB 3, p.105 2 Feb 1702 Charles Dodson to Thomas Dodson; for natural love & affection I bear towards my son; 150 acres, half a tract I purchased of Capt. Samuel Travis.
DB 8,p.241 10 Dec 1723 Thomas Durham to Thomas Dodson Sen, 100 acres formerly belonging to Abraham Marshall ....corner tree of Charles Dodson. Rec. 6 May 1724
DB 8, p.660 6 Aug 1733 Abraham & Winifred Daile and Ellinor Southorn to Thomas Dodson Jr ..30 acres formerly belonging to Daniel O'Neal. Rec. 6 Aug 1733
DB 9, p.14 6 Dec 1733 Thomas DODSON Sen and wife Mary and Thomas DODSON Jr. and wife Elizabeth, all of North Farnham to Jonathan LYELL of same; for the Consider. of a negro man already delivered to Thomas DODSON , Jr. and one negro woman to be delivered to sd. DODSON as soon as any come to VA to be sold, 130 acres, 100 acres of which formerly belonged to Abraham MARSHALL and sold to Thoms DURHAM who sold it to Thomas DODSON, Sr. Wits: Robt. REYNOLDS, George GIBSON, Wm. CREEL. Recorded 1 Ap[r 1734. Mary and Elizabeth DODSON relinquished right of dower.
Will dated 17 Feb 1739; Probate 2 Mar 1740. Wife Mary, sons Thomas, George, Greenham, Elisha, Abraham, Joshua. Daughters Alice Creel and Mary Oldam. Granddaughter, daughter of David Dodson. Wife Mary and son Greenham to be Executors. [Will in Richmond Co VA; WB 5, pp.378]
Richmond County,VA Wills:05-378,
"Will of Thomas Dodson, dated 17 Feb 1739; proved 2 March 1740
In The Name Of God Amen I Thomas Dodson of Northfarnham p'ish in Richmond
County Being sick and Weak of Body but in Perfect since and Memory do make
and ordain this to be my Last Will and Testam.t in manner and forme -
Impri I lend to my Wife Mary Dodson my Plantation whereon I now Live and the
Land thereto Blonging with all my Negroes and Moveable Estate dureing her
Natural Life -
Item. I give to my Son Thomas Dodson Five Shill.s to be Paid by Ex.rrs -
I give to my Son George Dodson and his heirs for Ever one hundred and fifty
Acres of Land whereon he ye sd George Dodson is now Liveing -
I Give to my Son Greenham Dodson and his heirs for Ever the Whole Tract of
Land I bought of Lambarth Dodson -
I give to my Sone Elisha Dodson & his Heirs for Ever the Plantation whereon I
now Live and Land Land therto Belonging after my Wife Mary Dodsons Decease -
I Give to my Daughter Alice Creel One Negroe Girl named Sarah -
I give to my Daughter Mary Oldam one New Suit of calica Cloaths -
I Give to my Son Greenham Dodson one Negroe man Named Harry -
I GIve to my Son Abraham Dodson one Negroe Woman named Bess and one Negroe Boy
named Joe -
I Give to my Son Josha Dodson one Negroe woman Named Sue and one Negroe Boy
named Dick -
I give to my son Elisha Dodson one Negroe Girl Named Nan -
I give to my son Greenham Dodson one feather Bed and furniture -
I give to my son Abraham Dodson one feather Bed and furniture -
I give to my son Joshua Dodson one feather Bed and furniture -
I give to my son Elisha Dodson one feather Bed and furniture -
I Give to Granddaughter ye Daughter of David Dodson Twenty Shill.s
All the Remaining Part of My Estate be the same more or Less I give to be
Equally Divided between three of my sons Vist Abraham Dodson Joshua Dodson &
I Likewise ordain and Appoint my Wife Mary Dodson and my son Greenham Dodson
to be the true and Lawful Exr.s of the my Last will & Tesatam.t as Witness my
hand and seal this 17th Day of February 1739
(S) Thomas (T his mark) Dodson (Seal)
Wits: H. Miskell, John (X) Hightower, Charles Dodson"
The death of a Thomas Dodson is recorded in the North Farnham Parish Records as 21 Nov 1740 - this does not necessasrily conflict with the probate date of 2 Mar 1740.. Old style dating was in effect, so it was actually proved 2 Mar 1739 and the new year did not begin until 25 March 1740.
"Stamps Family History & Lineage" William Thomas Stamps <firstname.lastname@example.org> Updated 12 Nov 2000. His SOURCES: "Revised Edition of the Fuller Manuscript", by Charles Thomas Stamps. "History of First 300 Years of Averitts in America", by William F. Averitt. "The Registers of North Farnham Parish 1663-1814" by George King; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
THOMAS DODSON and MARY DURHAM were married on 29 August 1701 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.4 MARY DURHAM1, daughter of THOMAS DURHAM and DOROTHY SMOOT, was born on 5 June 1686 in North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.14,15
THOMAS DODSON and MARY DURHAM had the following children: