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23. Joshua DODSON1,37,50 was born on 25 May 1725 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.16,21 He died about 1793 at the age of 68.50

Josh. Dodson found on a list of taxpayers for Hamilton Parish, Elk Run & vicinity, 1751. From the account book of Capt. John Crump, Sheriff of Prince William County. After 1759, this area became Fauquier County.
Published in the Bulletin of the Fauquier Historical Socity, June 1923, p.239-242. Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, V.10, No. 6, Dec 1991, pp.43-45.

The only mention of Ruth is in the minutes of Broad Run Bapt Church in Fauquier Co, as they were members in Dec 1762. Joshua and Ruth were dismissed to move to Halifax. No records of them are found in Halifax. There is a Joshua Dodson on the tax list for Surry Co NC in 1782; he had 300 acres on Reed Creek [this location is now in Stokes Co] Joshua Dodson Senr was on a state census in the late 1780's, in Surry Co but he does not appear on the 1790 Census. Some of his children moved to South Carolina. Joshua Dodson and Joseph Williams, were shown as ministers of the Shoals Baptist Church, Oconee River, Greene Co GA in 1789. Most researchers agree that he died in 1793, but there's no proof.

Writings of George W. Dodson, date unknown, suggest that his great-grandfather was this Joshua Dodson, a Baptist preacher, and he had visited Georgia when George's father was a young boy. George's father, Samuel, was born in 1788, so the visit probably wasn't much earlier than 1795.

Joshua DODSON and Ruth [DODSON] were married about 1745.50 Ruth [DODSON]1,50 was born about 1727.

Was she Ruth Rose?

Joshua DODSON and Ruth [DODSON] had the following children:

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Charles DODSON1,51 was born on 2 February 1747.51 He served in the military in 1777–1781 at Capt Joseph Phillips ' Company, 4th NC Regt in Revolutionary War. He died on 2 May 1831 at the age of 84 in Allen County, Kentucky.51

Born in Virginia, although unexplainably his tombstone says England. Charles married Lucy Morgan probably in North Carolina. They lived for a time in South Carolina on the Keowee River but returned to NC. 15 May 1777, he enlisted in the Company of Capt Joseph Phillips, 4th NC Regt under the command of Col. Thomas Polk and served to the end of the war. He later moved to Warren Co KY, the part that was later Allen Co.

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Pheby DODSON was born before April 1763.37

Received into the care of the Broad Run Bapt Church on 24 Apr 1763 as the dau of Joshua Dodson.

She may have been the Phoebe Dodson that married Thomas Creel, son of Rev. John Creel.

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Betty DODSON was born before April 1763.37

Received into the care of the Broad Run Bapt Church on 24 Apr 1763 as the dau of Joshua Dodson.

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Joshua DODSON Jr..