The earliest date I found the Dodge name
surface in Cameron* county was 1835,
Phelps, Dodge, Abbot and Col.
James H. Johnson
owned 15,000 acres of timber
Next, in 1848: W.E. Dodge advertised
settlers to come into the unsettled
areas of Stweardston and Richmond
in Cameron county.
In 1851 a Norweigan, well- know Violinst,
named Old Bul purchased
11,144 acres of land in Stweardston
eventually 300 of his followers
came to the area from Norway
to make a settlement
in Stweardston Twp.. -
Settlement failed! - Perhaps
came in response to W.E. Dodge's
The Dodges of these counties
in various business enterprises
including saw mills,
Dodge Clothes Pin Company - 9/1/1911
(A.W. Dodge made
transaction), Dodge and Newton
business (Rexford, McKean county), and Manning and Dodge, ( Elmer)
run by A.F. Dodge, son of Israel
and Sally White Dodge.
The towns of Shinglehouse, PA,
Potter county, Portville,
Allegheny,NY and Ceres, Mc Kean
Daniel Dodge, (born 1820),
son of Agustus (1796) was an
in the Shinglehouse area but
first Dodges noted as first entering
area just north of Shinglehouse
were noted in the 1806 census
- cite: "History
of Allegheny county (F.W.
Alpheus, Daniel, Johnathan, Francis
W., Miles, and Myron L.Dodge.
I've gathered information about the Dodges
from courthouse records, cemetery
records, histories of Potter,
Mc Kean counties, and "Early
Settlers," of NY State.
Also have walked
through cemeteries and checked
"Early Settler," page
|Agustus Dodge born 9/24/1796 at Newport, NY married 10/20/1819
at Rockland, NY Hannah Darber born 11/7/1799 at Rockland, NY
|Daniel Dodge born 7/5/1820 at Gainesville, NY
Abigail M. Dodge born May 26, 1822
Eliza Ann born 12/15/1836 Pike, Wyoming County, NY
Potter County History:
|Daniel Dodge probably death date 1884 - burial possibly
County Home (1) wife Adelia E. (Newcomb) Dodge born Pike,
Wyoming County , NY (Adelia's mother Jane Swallow)
|George W. b. 2/21/1843 died 1931 Potter county married 9/1870 in Friendship, NY, Emma E. Parmenter born 8/16/1848 died 4/16/1926 - daughter of Nelson Parmenter,
Esq. and Lorinda (White) Parmenter of Sharon Twp.,
|Ulric S. b. 6/11/1874 - wife Mary Neil (Neal)
Catherine L. Dodge b. abt. 1847 (wife of E.D. Holmes)
Mary A. Dodge born abt. 1849 (wife 0f Ralph Burdic)
|Son: Perry G. Burdic born 3/30/1892 died
Jerome D. Dodge born abt. 1856 (Physician
in Cuyahoga, Falls,
|Daniel Dodge - (2) wife Jenette Wood (dau of Lewis Wood
- preacher Universalist, Sharon Twp.) Mrs. Daniel Dodge died 1/5/1903 age 83 at
Port Allegheny, PA. Taken to Rushford, Allegheny county NY, next to her
first husband (?)
|Wood: Tombstones Sharon Center cemetery,
Polly Wood, wife of Lewis Wood d. 7/7/1859
(age 64 yrs. 6
months) born Oxford, NY
Lewis Wood b. 9/25/1865 age 76
Susan E. Wood b. 4/13/1813 d. 1/27/1897
Edwin A. Wood b. 1836 d. 1936
Olive Wood b. 1839 died 1936
|1860 Potter County Census - Dodges:
Daniel Dodge age 40 born NY State
Jenette M. Dodge age 40 born NY State
Loren W. Dodge age 36 born NY State
Mary Dodge age 26 born NY State
Almon Dodge age 26 born NY State
Emily Dodge age 25 born PA
Harrison Dodge age 23 born NY State
George W. Dodge age 16 born NY State
Catherine L. Dodge age 13 born NY State
Anna Dodge age 11 born NY State
William G. Dodge age 5 born PA
Ada Dodge age 4 born PA
Jerome D. age 4 born PA
|Deed Transactions 1861-62
Coundersport, Court house records:
1861 Daniel Dodge to George W. Dodge - Sharon
1861 Daniel and Janette Dodge to Joseph Knight
- Sharon Twp.
1862 Daniel and Janette to Agustus and Hannah
Dodge of Pike, Wyoming county,
1862 Agustus and wife Hannah Dodge to Rebecca
Ann White, Washington Twp., Jefferson County
|Note: According to Harrison Twp. Potter county
History (Beers) George W.
Dodge, of Potter county, not George H. Dodge
of Emporium, Cameron county, was the agent in purchasing of saw mills
for Frederick, Crocker, and Amos C. Nayes, all of Grafton, New Hampshire.
From the History of Pompey, New
|Hezekiah Dodge came into Pompey with his brother Ezra in 1795, both settled on a tract of land
on lot 50.... In 1842 Hezekiah removed to Lysander, where he lived with
his son Oren, until his death in 1844... six children:
Nehemiah, Oren, Charles, Julia, Joanna, and William. Ezra settled on place know as the "Dodge
Farm." .... Ezra had six children: David F., Ira, Clarissa, Hezekiah, Seabred, and Ezra, Jr. ... Son, David F. taught school..... Son, Hezekiah, became a physician.... moved to Georgia,
then to Illinois ....Son, Sebred.... graduated from Hamilton College, studied
engineering .... moved
to Ohio in 1826 where
he was conspicuoius in
the construction of
the Ohio canals.... he
died in 1849.
Burghardt Genealogy: After the Rev War Jehoiakim Burghardt, Sr.
was H of Household in 1790
and 1800 Federal
Census .. at Kortright,
NY (Montgomery, Co.)
. 1810 was in Smithville,
NY. Sons, William, Sr.
and Jehoiakim, Jr.
lived there in 1810 .....
Jehoiakim 's wife,
Sarah White, was a widow
by 1810. She and
her four children made
a move to Harpersfield,
Ashtabula Co., Ohio ....
Children were: Judith
who married Josiah Dodge, a seventh descendant of Mayflower passenger,
Richard More; William Sr.,
who married Abigail
Andrews; Milbury, who married
Sarah (Sally) Andrews;
and Jehoiakim, Jr.
married (1) Catherine Anne
and (2) Catherine Dodge in Ashtabula Co., Ohio after 1813.
Peter Burghardt was born
in 1753 in Great
Barrington, Berkshire county,
Maine and died
1825. in KY. Peter's wife
was Mercy Church
.... Peter went to Oxford,
NY with wife and eight
children from Great
Barrington in 1792 ....
early part of nineteenth
century to Allegheny County,
first grist mill in Hoveys
creek ... wife
died at Warren, Warren
Co., PA. ... two daughters
died in Oxford; Mary, who
married John Dodge, and left many descendants, and Sally, wife
of Abijah Lobdell, Jr.
I spent a day two weeks ago driving around
the Wellsboro, Pa (Tiogo county)
area, and also spent several hours at the
historical society and in the court house. Ended up purchasing The History
of Tioga County, (1897).
I came away with some new interesting history
about the Dodges once of the Tioga County area.
Of greatest interest was my quick visit to
Ansonia where the old Presbyterian church still stands. Behind
the church I located the old Ansonia cemetery.
Thought you might enjoy reading some of the
history about the once, bustling
village of Ansonia as it relates to the Dodge/Phelps
Page 472 Churches and Cemeteries: in 1840
a frame church building was erected at Ansonia by PHELPS, DODGE AND COMPANY,
HON. WILLIAM E. DODGE, being the leading spirit in the enterprise.
MR. WILLIAM E. DODGE was a
Presbyterian, and in September, 1840, the
building was dedicated as the Presbyterian Church of Manchester, that being
the name applied to the place at the time. It has since been more familiarly
known as the "Pine Creek
church,"and is today-the second oldest
house of worship in the county. Though dedicated as a Presbyterian church
it has always been open to other Christian denominations. The building was
erected under the supervisioin of ISREAL RICHARD, boss carpenter, who followed
a model furnished by the FATHER of HON. WILLIAM E. DODGE, from a little church
in Connecticut. REV. MR. SPAULDING, of Southport, NY, officiated at
the dedication. Among those present were HON. WILLIAM E. DODGE and wife, and his sister, MRS. E. C. STEADMAN, wife of EDMUND CLARENCE STEADMAN,
the banker-poet. She wrote a poem, inspired by the occasion and surroundings,
which appeared in the Tioga Eagle.
Page 473: ANSONIA is the name of a village
situated at the junction of
Marsh and Pine creeks.....first named BIG
MEADOWS .... 1805, Josiah Furman settled, and soon after had for neighbors
a man named MILLS, whose daughter he married, and ROBERT STEEL. About 1829
LEONARD PFOUTZ erected a saw mill a mile and a half below on PineCreek. A few
years later he was suceeded by STOWELL AND DICKINSON .....the place took
the name of Manchester....about
1838 PHELPS, DODGE AND COMPANY - otherwise
known as the PA JOINT LAND AND LUMBER COMPANY - purchased large bodies of
timber lands in Delmar and Shippen Twps. and began lumbering operations
on an extensive scale. In 1850 they acquired the STOWELL AND DICKINSON Mills.....
in 1884 a hotel building was erected by PHELPS, DODGE AND COMPANY.....
in 1876 the name was changed to ANSONIA, in honor of ANSON PHELPS, OF
PHELPS, DODGE AND COMPANY..... post office at area named EBENTON - being named
for EBENEZER B. CAMPBELL, for many years a foreman for PHELPS, DODGE AND
COMPANY...Spring of 1895 the name EBENTON was dropped and that of ANSONIA restored.
The area around what was once Ansonia is
now extremely sparsley populated. Any signs of what was once a bustling mill
village are completely unnoticable.
I walked through the cemetery which adjoins
the church searching for tombstones with the Dodge surname but didn't
James E. Dodge, son of Israel and Sally White Dodge is written up in the Biographical Sketches of Westfield Twp.,
Westfield Twp., borders the Potter county
and Tioga county line. The majority of the chlildren of Isreal and Sally
White Dodge are in the cemetery located almost directly on the Potter
county, Tioga county line. Others are definately in Potter county. I've
visited both cemeteries. Next trip will be when our winter weather clears
and I'll be able to take
pictures of the tombstones.