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33. Isaac DODSON was born on 11 September 1730 in Richmond County, Virginia.21 He died before November 1768 at the age of 38 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

I find no proof that this particular Isaac Dodson went to Pittsylvania Co VA, although the Dodson book does identify him as the likely Isaac Dodson found there.

An Isaac Dodson appeared on a tax list in Orange Co NC in 1755

Isaac Dodson purchased 400 acres, both sides Sandy Creek, Pittsylvania Co VA from Charles & Hester Little, in 1767.

In the back of Pittsylvania DB 6 are recorded a few court records of 28 Aug 1767.
p.14
Isaac Dodson is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Fall Creek to Sandy River. He with his former Gang and all other hands Convenient to the said road do clear & keep the same in repair according to Law.

25 Nov 1768, Jennet Dodson qualified as executor of Isaac's estate.

This appears to be Isaac's son:
DB 9 p.172 4 Feb 1792 Joshua Dodson & Hezekiah Smith to Samuel Bates. 150£ Tract on S side Sandy River. 450 acres. Begin at mouth of branch, thence up the river, Thomas Wright's line, down the road to the path known as Whitters path., Signed: Joshua Dodson, Hezekiah Smith Wit: Daniel Bates, Abednego (B) Earp, Jonathn Montg. Church Ack 16 Apr 1792 Teste: Wm Tunstall Jr CClk
p.389 11 Sep 1792 Hezekiah Smith & Joshua Dodson to John Wilson Sr. Two tracts on waters of Sandy & Dan Rivers 267 ¼ acres. S side of the road. Part of larger tract granted Isaac Dodson 16 Mar 1771. the other begin on former Tract on the road; Wilson's line, Hezekiah Smith's former line. 165 acres. The 102 ¼ acres. In all 267 ¼ acres. Signed: Hezekiah Smith, Joshua Dodson. Wit: Thomas Duncan, John Wilson Jr, Peter Wilson.
15 Apr 1793 proved by wit.

There was a patent to Isaac Dodson, 16 Mar 1771, 194 acres in Halifax Co. This would seem to indicate Joshua was the heir-at-law of Isaac - his son but not necessarily his only son.


Isaac DODSON and Jennet [DODSON] were married. Jennet [DODSON] was born (date unknown).

Isaac DODSON and Jennet [DODSON] had the following children:

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Joshua DODSON was born (date unknown).

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 9 p.172 4 Feb 1792 Joshua Dodson & Hezekiah Smith to Samuel Bates. 150£ Tract on S side Sandy River. 450 acres. Begin at mouth of branch, thence up the river, Thomas Wright's line, down the road to the path known as Whitters path., Signed: Joshua Dodson, Hezekiah Smith Wit: Daniel Bates, Abednego (B) Earp, Jonathn Montg. Church Ack 16 Apr 1792 Teste: Wm Tunstall Jr CClk
p.389 11 Sep 1792 Hezekiah Smith & Joshua Dodson to John Wilson Sr. Two tracts on waters of Sandy & Dan Rivers 267 ¼ acres. S side of the road. Part of larger tract granted Isaac Dodson 16 Mar 1771. the other begin on former Tract on the road; Wilson's line, Hezekiah Smith's former line. 165 acres. The 102 ¼ acres. In all 267 ¼ acres. Signed: Hezekiah Smith, Joshua Dodson. Wit: Thomas Duncan, John Wilson Jr, Peter Wilson.
15 Apr 1793 proved by wit.

There was a patent to Isaac Dodson, 16 Mar 1771, 194 acres in Halifax Co. This would seem to indicate Joshua was the heir-at-law of Isaac - his son but not necessarily his only son. The other Joshua Dodson whose deeds are found in Pittsyvlania records did not have land on the Sandy River.