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46. Fortunatus DODSON32 was born on 31 March 1740 in Richmond County, Virginia.13,32 He died about 1777 at the age of 37 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.32

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 5
p.434 Fortune Dodson 2 Oct 1776
To loving wife Margret Dodson all my whole estate during her natural life & at her decease.
Son David Dodson all my lands.
To three daughters, Sadie, Sarah & Deborah Dodson all my moveable estate to be equally divided among them.
Jesse Dodson & Elisha Dodson Junior to be Executors.
Signed: Fortune Dodson
Wit: Daniel Gardner
William (X) Ingrum
Elizabeth (X) Ingrum
22 May 1777, Will of Fortune Dodson exhibited in court by Jesse Dodson & proved by oaths of two of witnesses. Probate granted. Security with George Dodson & John Creel

Fortunatus DODSON and Margaret "Peggy" DODSON were married.32 Margaret "Peggy" DODSON1, daughter of ELISHA DODSON and SARAH EVERETT, was born about 1752 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Married Fortune Dodson 1st; Raleigh Dodson Jr. 2nd.

Raleigh was the son of Greenham according to Rev. Elias Dodson. The Dodson book places him as the son of Raleigh who was a son of George & Margaret Dagood Dodson.

Children by Fortune were Lydia, Sally & David; children by Raleigh were Nelly, Unity & Bird.

Fortunatus DODSON and Margaret "Peggy" DODSON had the following children:

89

i.

David DODSON was born (date unknown).

90

ii.

Lydia DODSON was born (date unknown).

Lydia married George Pratley, 7 Jan 1787, Pittsylvania Co VA.

91

iii.

Sarah DODSON was born (date unknown).

Sarah married a Fitzgerald.

92

iv.

Deborah DODSON was born (date unknown).

Deborah named in her father's will, but nothing further is known.