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.
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Pittsylvania Co VA DB 7
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.
Rev. Jesse DODSON and Ruth DODSON were married.54 Ruth DODSON1, daughter of ELISHA DODSON and SARAH EVERETT, 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
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.