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135. Samuel DODSON was born on 12 November 1788 in Greene County, Georgia. He died on 4 September 1879 at the age of 90 in Chattooga County, Georgia.

Samuel lived in Mississippi for three years as a young man, but joined Floyd's army fighting Indians in Georgia and Alabama [War of 1812?].

Samuel married Rebecca Gardner about 1816 in Franklin Co, GA. They lived for awhile in Gwinnett, then DeKalb for some years, moving to Chattooga County in 1836.

1850 Census. Trion, Chattooga Co, GA, Hh 9
Samuel Dodson, 58, farmer, all the family born in Georgia
Rebecca, 55
Arcissa 26, Sarah 22, Caroline 20, Elijah 15, John 13, George, age 10

War of 1812 Pension Application Card,
Samuel Dodson. Bounty Land 14873-160-55
Service: Pvt. under Capt James Merriweather's Company, GA Militia
Enlisted 23 Aug 1813, discharger 1 Mar 1814
Residence of soldier. 1850-1855, Chattooga Co, GA. 1871, Dry Valley, Chattanooga Co, GA
Widow: Rebecca Gardner
Marriage: June 16, 1816, Jasper Co, GA

George Marriages to 1850 lists a marriage for a Samuel Dotson to Rebecca Gardner on 26 Aug 1816 in Morgan Co GA.

Samuel DODSON and Rebecca GARDNER were married on 16 June 1816 in Jasper County, Georgia. Rebecca GARDNER was born on 10 March 1795. She died on 4 January 1872 at the age of 76 in Summerville, Chattooga County, Georgia.

Rebecca's father was Christopher Gardner, and Irishman born 1754, and came to America as a boy. Christopher served under Washington and was wounded at Brandwine, moving to Georgia after the Revolution. His first wife died leaving a daughter who married Richard Saye. Rebecca's mother was Sarah Simmons.

She had three brothers - Asa, John & Thomas. Asa moved to Mississippi, as did John. Thomas left a family living near Atlanta. Sarah also had 7 or 8 sisters and a half-sister, Margaret, who married Richard Saye.
Some of the sisters were: Elizabeth who married William Gillespie, Polly who married Lot Rowden, Clarissa who married Thomas Carothers, Catherine who married John Underwood, Nancy who married a Brawner.

Samuel DODSON and Rebecca GARDNER had the following children:



George Washington DODSON was born on 26 January 1840 in Georgia. He died on 21 July 1916 at the age of 76 in Burnet County, Texas.

Wrote a history of his family, "Record of the Dodson Family, 1632-1795, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Texas." I found an excerpt online but have not discovered the manuscript.