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Dods, I

John Dods (1755-1810)

  • Bedford, Ma to Holden 1763 to Rutland, MA

  • deed 1790, housewright in Holden

  • RW marched to Lexington, at Bunker Hill

I + Dods

John Dods (earliest references in Holden Dods, 1790s Dodds, late Dodd)

b 4-19-1755 Bedford, MA, to Holden 1763 – ca. 1808, d 1-23-1810 Rutland, Massachusetts, m Hannah Morse 2-6-1777

 

Deeds

1786 yeoman, Holden

1790 housewright, Holden, wife Hannah

1798 Esq., Holden, wife Hannah

1800 trader, Holden

1808 Esq., Holden

 

Census

1790, 1800 US census, (45+), John Dodds in Holden

1810 (45+), John Dodd, Rutland, MA (John of Holden died in Rutland)

1830 (50/59), John Dodd, Boston (John Jr. from Holden)

 

Parents / family

James Dods b Ireland 1724, weaver, married Mary Houston 1747 in Bedford MA and had sons William 1747, James 1750 and John 1755. Moved to Lexington for 6 years, then they moved to Holden in 1763. James bought a Princeton farm for William. James died in 1778.

 

Children

1777 William              1779 John          

1784 James               1786 Joseph    

1792 Silas                  1796 Benjamin                                 

1800 Charles              1802 George                               

1802 Grace                 1806 Mary Ann

                                                                                                                               

Holden:

Selectman 1786, 1794-1797                                          Clerk 1790-1801                                Assessor 1785 – 1800     

Gen. Court Rep. 1792, 3, 5, 6, 8, 1800, 1801           Justice 1793-1795, 1797, 1798      MA House Rep 1801

 

John Dodd house mentioned along with family history in Holden. History of Holden MA 1667-1941

 

RW

4-19/20-1775 volunteered as a private and marched to Lexington under Capt. James Davis. Also Bunker Hill. In John Jones Company, Col. Doolittle’s Reg. Then he enlisted 8 or 9 additional months at Winter Hill Station. While at Winter Hill, per Jona. Flagg, “said Dodd was Employed some of the time during the Said time as a carpenter to assist in the building the Barracks in Winter Hill.” July 1777 re-enlisted for about 6 months. He was stationed at Springfield and was employed in the Laboratory making cartridges. He lived at Holden at the time he volunteered.

 

1810 Estate / Inventory

Brother James admin. Livestock, commodities, household, handsaw, keehold saw, oilstone, grindstone, 1 jointer stock. No land / real estate included.

 

Other Candidates

 

New England Census

1830 (50/59), John Dodd, Boston (John Jr. from Holden b 1779), merchant 1813, 1818

 

1810 (45+), 1820 (45+) John Dodds, North Hero, VT (immigrated from Ireland after 1798)

 

1790, 1800 (45+) John Dodd (Sr.), Hartford, CT, postmaster, d 1809

1800 (26/44), John Dodd Jr., Hartford, CT, 1800 dry goods store, d 1809

1810 (26/44), 1820 (26/44), 1830 (40/49), James Dodd, Hartford, CT (too young)

 

1790, John Dodd, New Haven, CT, per RW pension, died 1795 in West Indies, m Hannah Ranney 1781

son John Jr. b 1782, Middleton

1810 (26/44), John Dodd, Middletown, CT (assume John Jr. b 1782)

 

1810 (45+), John Dodds, Danbury, CT, lawyer

1820 (45+), John Dodd, Danbury, CT, lawyer

 

MA Deeds

1762 James, Holden N/T

1777, 1780, 1782, 1793, 1797, 1798 James, Holden, yeoman

1806, 1807 John, Boston, Esq

1810 James and John, Boston, Gents

1811 Joseph, Paxton, blacksmith

1812 John, Princeton, yeoman

1813 James and John, Boston, merchants

1818 James, Charleston, merchant and John, Boston, merchant

 

CT Deeds

1807 James Dodd, Hartford (from census too young)

1804, 9 Josiah Dodd, Hartford, 1779-1809 (too young)

 

New Jersey

John Dod, NJ 1711-1768, Jemima Harrison, carpenter

Isaac Dodd, Bloomfield, NJ b 1774, carpenter

Jarius Dodd, Bloomfield, NJ, b 1770, carpenter and farmer

 

New England Probates

1809 John Dodd, Sr., Hartford, CT, b ca. 1744, postmaster, 2nd wife Mary Steel

1809 John Dodd, Jr., Hartford, CT, b  ca. 1766/5, 12-1800 dry goods store Hartford, wife Ester Pratt

1809 Josiah Dodd, Hartford, CT, b 1779 (too young)

1823 Joseph, widow Betsey, no pertinent details

1827 John, Danbury, CT, standard farm items, 1 handsaw, lawyer ca 1790, Danbury, CT

1827 James, Holden, MA, brother of John in Holden, wife Judith, no tools

1829 John Dodds, North Hero, Grand Isle Co., VT, will, few details. He was b in Ireland 1764, in Irish Rebellion 1798

                before migrating

1857 John Dodd, Jr., yeoman, Princeton, wife Rebecca, inventory with large woodlot and shingles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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