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19. Greenham DODSON1,42 died before 25 August 1777. He was born in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.26

In 1739, Greenham received from the will of his father a tract of land originally belonging to Charles Dodson Sr. It had been bequeathed to Lambeth, then fell to Thomas who gave it to Greenham. Greenham & Elinor Dodson sold it to Jeremiah Greenham in 1746. [Richmond DB 10, p.373] That same year they purchased land on Hurricane Creek in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County where they lived for about 17 years. According to a descendant they may have then moved to Halifax County but no other records have been found. A Greenham Dodson did sign the loyalty oath in Pittsylvania Co in 1777. One daughter, Judith, had her birth recorded, 6 Jan 1741, in North Farnham Parish. Son George is probably "George Dodson the Preacher".

This Note: Greenham's will proved 25 Aug 1777; found in WorldConnect database is in direct conflict with the Dodson book who states that no record of his death has been found. There was no information re the location of the Will.

Judith is the only child whose birth was recorded at North Farnum.

Rev. Elias Dodson's notes, written about 1860, state that the sons of Greenham were Thomas, Hightower, Rolly [Rawley or Rawleigh], William, George the Preacher.

Greenham DODSON and Eleanor HIGHTOWER were married by 1740.26 Eleanor HIGHTOWER1, daughter of John HIGHTOWER and Mary [HIGHTOWER], was born on 10 January 1722 in Richmond County, Virginia.43

Greenham DODSON and Eleanor HIGHTOWER had the following children:

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Judith DODSON was born on 6 January 1741 in Richmond County, Virginia.13