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94. Caleb DODSON87 was born about 1752 in Fauquier County, Virginia.87 He served in the military in 1779 at Served under Capt Peter Rogers, Lt. Anthony Irby & Ens Peter Barsdale in Revolutionary War. He died in 1836 at the age of 84 in Halifax County, Virginia.87

Caleb married Elizabeth Petty, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Marshall Petty.
Caleb made application for his pension on service in the Revolution. He was drafted the 1st of Mar in 1779 and served under Capt Peter Rogers, Lt. Anthony Irby & Ens Peter Barsdale. He marched to Salisbury, then Mecklenbury, then Camden & Stono SC where he was in a severe battle in Jul of 1779. He was discharged Aug 1799. He stated he was born in Fauquier in 1752 and came to Halifax Co when about 12 and has lived there ever since. The pension was rejected as he could not prove six months service.

DAR Patriot. He also furnished supplies and is in the VA public claims.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 7
p.512 20 Apr 1785 William Dodson of Halifax to Caleb Dodson of Halifax. 71£ 5sh. Plantation in Pittsy. 280 acres. Land granted in patent to me dated 22 Sep 1766.
17 Oct 1785. Ack

Halifax Co VA, Pleas Book 21
p.283 January Court 1803. Caleb Dodson petitioned for a water grist mill - land both sides of Jeremy's fork of Birches Creek. Sheriff was charged to empanel 12 persons to meet the first day day of the next month, to examined property above and below which may be overflowed and assess what damages can be expected, whether the health of the neighborhood will be annoyed by stagnation of the water, etc.  Return report to February court.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 15
p.479 16 Sep 1807 Nathan Chaney & Elizabeth his wife to Beverly Barksdale of Halifax Co for 120£. Waters of Birches Crk, 100 acres, being the land whereon the said Chaney now lives. Begin Elias Dodson's line, Ezekiel Chaney's line, pine in Joshua Dodsons line, Caleb Dodson's line to the Beginning. Signed: Nathan (X) Chany, Eliza (x) Chany. 21 Sep 1807. Ack and Elizabeth privily examined.

Wonder if the following is the passage of this same land to the next generation?; 13 Aug 2004
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Dodson, Caleb of Halifax Co to son Stephen Dodson of Pittsylvania Co, gift of land in Pittsylvania Co. Dec 1829.

Will dated 25 May 1832, probate 23 Jan 1837.

Caleb DODSON and Elizabeth PETTY were married. Elizabeth PETTY died about 1844.

Caleb DODSON and Elizabeth PETTY had the following children: