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12. William DODSON23 died about 1753 in Richmond County, Virginia.

William died circa 1753. He married the widow Hannah Goad Phillips sometime after 1739, but had no children. He bequeathed some of his estate to his brother James, and the children of his deceased brother Fortunatus for whom he had served as guardian. He left his slaves to Hannah for her lifetime.

Hannah Goad was the daughter of Abraham & Katherine Williams Goad. Her sister Elizabeth married John Dodson. Her sister Alice married Fortunatus Dodson, brother of William.

William DODSON and Hannah GOAD were married. Hannah GOAD, daughter of Abraham GOAD and Catherine WILLIAMS, was born in November 1695 in Richmond County, Virginia.24

Hannah was first married to Tobias Phillips, son of John and Elizabeth (Tobias) Phillips. She had at least five Phillips children.

Hannah moved to Pittsylvania Co VA about 1766, settling on the Pigg River [now in Franklin Co].

Lawsuits in Pittsylvania Co over the slave of William Dodson, reveal more about the family. Heirs of Fortunatus & Alice Goad Dodson [nieces & nephews] were Alice Dodson Dale, Samuel Dodson who was deceased leaving a son Forten Dodson, and Ann Dodson Cornelius Phillips who married Hannah's son George Phillips.

Hannah's son William died in Pittsylvania Co, and Hannah Dodson & son George moved to Henry Co. to live with John Burch, husband of Hannah's daughter Sarah.