| Daniel Dodge who married Elizabeth Sternberg
Information provided by Adrienne Sherrin, Canada
| This is the Adam Dodge Home. Adam was a son of Daniel, who married Anna Karn.
This home is in Oxford County, West Oxford Township, Ontario - concession 1 lot 5 near Woodstock
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Our family history says that our Dodges went to the Mohawk Valley of New York State in the 1700s. However, we have been unable to find his parents, nor records of birth or of marriage for Daniel nor can
we find the births of his first two children who were born in the US. (Adam and Sarah)
We know that Daniel married Elizabeth STERNBERG who was born in the Mohawk Valley Oct. 16, 1772 of parents Margariet PRINTUP and Adam STERNBERG. Daniel and Elizabeth had the following children:
Sarah who was probably born in the USA. She married a Mr. BUNDY and went to Buffalo, NYSometime prior to 1800, Daniel and Elizabeth set off for Canada. They were probably accompanied by three of Elizabeth's sisters and their husbands. Namely, Maria and Adam EHLE, Sarah and John McCOLLOM and Jane and Isaac MERRITT. Our family history suggests that John McCollom and Daniel may have been cousins.
The group stopped off for a few years in Smithville, Ontario. Smithville (Lincoln county) would be on the direct route from Niagara into the rest of Ontario. From a book called "The Annals of the Forty" comes the following information: In 1801, Daniel Dodge, James McCollum and Adam Ehle were elected overseers of roads. They are present in a list of landowners. In 1811 it is noted that Daniel Dodge is absent. However there is a Samuel and a James Dodge on adjacent properties - lots 2 and 3 concession 5, Grimsby township. Also John McCollum is still shown, as are Isaac Merritt and Adam Ehle.
Note "The Forty" was a creek which was 40 miles from Niagara-on-the-lake which was the way creeks were named back then.
The earliest evidence in Oxford county of Daniel Dodge was in 1805 when land purchases can be found. After that time, we have a pretty good grasp on the family. Adam is said to have taken his father's place as a soldier in the war of 1812, as Daniel was a farmer and was needed to feed the family. Fortunately Adam survived as he is our ancestor.) Although Daniel was primarily a farmer, he found work in a number of other areas.
- 1812, Oxford Upon the Thames Assessment Roll - Daniel is listed as owning 79 acres of uncultivated, and 16 acres of cultivated land, 2 horses, and 3 cows
- 14 Dec 1808 - received 17.50 pounds for repair of Hwys.
- 14 June 1814 - one of five highway overseers for "Oxford"
- 14 Mar 1815 - appointed as constable
- 8 July 1817 - appointed as constable
- 3 Dec 1818 described as "of Oxford", among many others received 3 pounds 15 schillings under the Tavern Bill. Given a tavern licence.
Daniel died in 1824, leaving a will written in 1822, Elizabeth and Joseph as trustees. We have been unable to find death or burial information for either Daniel or Elizabeth.