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22. Abraham DODSON1,37,44 was born on 4 April 1723 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.10,16 He died before 25 October 1768 at the age of 45 in Fauquier County, Virginia.45

[Only Mary, Abraham, Joshua, and Elisha's births appear to be recorded in the North Farnham Parish records and there's 8 years between Mary and Abraham. I would suspect some of the records were not recorded in the ensuing years and some of the other children were born in the years between 1715 and 1723.]

Abraham and Barbary Dodson were baptized into the Broad Run Church 4 Dec 1762. Abraham died while a member of this congregation. Barbary was censored in Jun of 1775, no details given. Abraham must have thought about going to Halifax with other members of the family as an old grant book in Pittsylvania shows a survey on Birch Creek on 10 Mar 1766. Abraham Dodson & William Stamps were two of the trustees of the Broad Run Church in 1768 and received one acre from Jacob Hays & wife Katherine, apparently for the site of the Church.

Abraham's will dated 17 Jun 1767 and was proved 25 Oct 1768, Fauquier County Virginia; Will Book 1, p.10. Names wife Barbary, dau Milly Holtzclaw, sons Joseph, Enoch, Greenham. Exectors: Wife and Jacob Holtzclaw.

Milly Holtzclaw's husband Jacob was a brother to Kay Haden's 5th great grandmother, Winifred Holtzclaw.

Abraham DODSON and Barbara RUSSELL were married. Barbara RUSSELL1,44, daughter of George RUSSELL and Mary [RUSSELL], was born on 9 November 1727 in Richmond County, Virginia.46

Russel thought to be her surname; no proof.

Abraham DODSON and Barbara RUSSELL had the following children:

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Millian DODSON.

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ii.

Enoch DODSON1,47 was born about 1748 in Prince William County, Virginia. He died on 12 April 1816 at the age of 68 in Abbeville County, South Carolina.48

He married Elizabeth ??? about 1775. Tax lists show his residence in Prince William Co VA in 1782. In 1790 he was in Abbeville Co SC residing near Ft. Ninety-Six. Enoch and family moved to SC between 1782 and 1785. The minutes of Turkey Creek Baptist Church organized in 1785, shows Enoch as a member and Elizabeth baptized on 7 Sep 1786.
That this is the same Enoch Dodson has been proved by the name of the slave, Forrester, who was named in the will of Abraham Dodson, his son Greenham, and then in the sale of the property of Enoch in Abbeville Co SC in 1816.

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iii.

Tabitha DODSON47 was born about 1749 in Fauquier County, Virginia.47 She died in 1804 at the age of 55 in Fauquier County, Virginia.47

Tabitha married Daniel Shumate, as his 3rd wife. He was born abt 1712 in England or Martinique and died in 1784 in Fauquier Co. He was the son of Jean de la Chaumette and Elizabeth Bourgeois Bouvet. Tabitha and Daniel had 7 children.

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Greenham DODSON44 was born about 1750.44 He served in the military in 1776 at 6th VA Regt in Revolutionary War. He died about 1777 at the age of 27.44

Probably the Greenham Dodson who served in the 6th VA Regt and perhaps was killed in the War.

Fauquier Wills; B1, p.19 Dated 8 Oct 1776, Probate 25 Aug 1777. Names brother Enoch, sister Tabitha Shumate, sister Mary Shumate, mother Barbary Dodson.

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Mary DODSON49 was born about 1752.49

Mary married Baily Shumate between 1768 and 1773. He was a nephew of Daniel Shumate that married her sister Tabitha. About 1790 they left Fauquier Co, perhaps moving to Lee Co VA.