Dodge: Vermont Historical Gazetteer

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From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer: Marshfield, Vermont Washington County  Vol. 4 pg. 219

When the first settlers picked their dwelling-places, Mr. Pitkin settled upon the river near the place where Bowman p. Martin now resides; Messers. Dodge and Spencer settled further south and west on the higher land. Here was the birth-place of the first child born in town, a son to Mr. and Mrs.Ebenezer Dodge, Sept. 17th 1794, the place of his birth about a mile north of Plainfield village; the place is still owned by descendants of the Dodge Family.


From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer:   Marshfield, Vermont Washington County  Vol. 4 pg. 201

In 1805, a committee was appointed by the town to act in concert with the selectmen in purchasing a piece of ground for the burial of the dead, and the grave-yard near J. H. Eaton's was bought of Nathaniel Dodge. March 1797, Thomas McLoud, of Montpelier, and Sally Dodge, of Marshfield, were united in marriage by Joseph Wing, Esq.; of Montpelier, the first marriage in town. Joshua Pitkin, Esq.; was the first justice of peace, and Dec. 10, 1801, he married Ebenezer Wells to Susannah Spencer, the first marriage by a citizen of the town.


From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer:  Montpelier, Vermont Washington County  Vol. 4  pg. 266

Benjamin I. Wheeler, Rehoboth, Mass; David Parsons, Oxford, now Charlton, Mass; Ebenezer Dodge, Peterborough, N. H.; Solomon Dodge, Peterbough, N.H.; Nathaniel Peck, Royalston, Mass.; David Wing, Rochester, Mass.' Lemuel Brooks, Ashford, CT.; Clark Stevens, Rochester, Mass.' Jonathan Snow, Rochester, Mass.; Hiram Peck, Royalston, Mass.; James Hawkins, James
Taggart, John Templeton; Elisha Cummins, born in Sutton, Mass.; Jonathan Cutler, Charles McCloud; Col. Jacob Davis, Oxford, now Charlton, Mass.; Isaac Putnam; Nathaniel Davis, Oxford, now Charlton, Mass.; Ziba Woodworth, Bozrah, Conn.; Jerathmel (B.) Wheeler, Rehoboth, Mass.; Smith Stevens, Rochester, Mass; Charles Stevens, Rochester, Mass.; Edmund Doty; Duncan Young, a Scotchman, from Burgoyne;s army; Freeman West, New Bedford. Mass.


From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gaszetteer Vol. 4 pg. 33

Uncle Brown Dodge, who was famous for his large stories, and told them so often he supposed them to be true, used to relate that once when he had sown a piece of wheat, he saw it covered with pigeons, and went for his old fussee, and fired just as the pigeons were rising, and was aware of making an under-shot--"Never killed a pigeon, not a pigeon--but mind you, "said he, "I went into the field afterwards and picked up two bushels of legs."  Mr. Dodge had three sons. Two of them settled on excellent farms, and became
influential and wealthy, and the younger one went with his family as Missionary to the Cherokee Indians. He had two sons, who when grown to man's estate were in need of some one for soothing the rough passage of life. Mr. Dodge, the father, started East, came to Vermont, and when he returned was accompanied by two handsome young ladies, and very soon after his arrival home, had the satisfaction of seeing his sons both married to Vermont girls.  Leonard, the oldest son, built and run a saw-mill. He was a brave young man, to whom the Indians took an offense, and one day, while standing in his mill, a bullet from an Indian's rifle came rushing through his heart.


From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer: Brandon, Vermont  Vol. 4 pg 447

William Dodge, Sen; was from Chesterfield, N. H. He commenced on the place since, and for a long period, known as the Elijah Goodenow farm, where the latter resided at the time of his death. His first purchase was of Jonathan Farr, of N. H; Feb. 5, 1784, for -84, 110 acres. He made other purchases afterwards. This farm was sold to Elijah Goodenow, his son in-law, by Daniel Dodge, son of Wm; May 23, 1792, for --150. Mr. Dodge and his wife, Elizabeth, were of the first 10 members who formed the Congregational
church in this town. He died, Oct. 16, 1820 aged 84. His widow, Elizabeth, died April 4, 1831, aged 94.

From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer: Brandon, Vermont Rutland County  Vol. 3   pg. 447

Jonathan Dodge son of Wm.; first purchased of Nath'l Sheldon, Oct. 10, 1784, for -14,50 acres, being the third division on the right of Tilly Wilder, and July 12, 1793, of Willard Seaton, for -140,82 acres, joining the north line of John Mott's home farm. He afterwards purchased the "Dodge farm. "now in possession of Jared Ives. His first marriage was with Mary, daughter of Dea.
Jedediah Winslow, in 1784. She died leaving an infant daughter, Charlotte, who was married to Samuel Paul, May 3, 1808. Mr. Dodge was again married, Jan. 8, 1789, to Mary, sister of Stephen Tucker. He died Oct. 27, 1837, aged 73.

From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer: Brandon, Vermont Rutland County  Vol. 3 pg. 447

William Dodge, Jr.; resided for some years on the farm lying north and easterly of H. A. Sumner, which he sold to Dea. Asahel June, and moved to the State of Illinois, where he died. He married Matilda, daughter of Jabez Lyon. The father and the sons here named were men of peaceable and quiet lives, and members of the same church.

From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer:  Vol. 4 pg. 501-502 published 1882   Montpelier, Vermont Washington County

In 1811 two brothers, Jared and Thomas Dodge, who were born in New Hampshire, came from Barre to this town. Jared, the eldest of the two, early became a member of the Congregational church, and was a devoted member until his death. He married Namomi Olcutt, of Keene, N. H; and reared a family of 6 sons and 3 daughters, another daughter dying in infancy. Mary, the eldest,
married for her first husband a Mr. Wallace, and for her second, William Storrs, for many years a merchant in town, who died in March, 1870. She was a Spartan mother, for she gave her two only sons to the late war, who were both sacrificed upon the altar of their country.(See the town military record.) Of the other daughters, Angelina and Abigail died when in their teens. Almira married, and is yet living. Of the sons, Theodore A; the eldest, was a very eccentric man. When the rebellion broke out, he offered his services to his country, but for age and disability was rejected. We give an extract from one of his poetic effusions, to the tune, "Scots what hae wi' Wallace bled" (The Vermont Volunteer) Not added here. He died in 1879, aged 65. Eleazer went to California at an early day, where he yet resides. Gilman B. has been for many years janitor of Bethany church. Richard is the veteran of two wars. (See town military record of Mexican War and Rebellion.) At the battle of Chepultepec, Mexico, he was complimented
by his officers for bravery in the storming of the fort. He was the first man to scale the walls, and when handling down the enemy's flag, received a bayonet wound in the face, which scar he carries to this day, as he does also several others received in action. When a boy he was dubbed with the title of "Shack, " which he is familiarly known by to this day. To give all of the narrow escapes which he has passed through would fill a volume. He was never "dared" but what he made the "attempt, "regardless of the result. The other two, Wm. and Joel, also reside in town. Jared died Mar. 1, 1859, in his 82d year, and his wife in Aug. 1877, in her 92d year.
Thomas married twice; had 4 children by his first marriage--1 son and 3 daughters,--Job Dodge, the son, died a year since, in Illinois, leaving a large estate;--his second wife was Abby S. (Cady) Grant, by whom he had two daughters. He was for several years a partner with Silas C. French, in the boot and shoe business. He died March 31, 1867, aged 78. His wife is now living, at the age of 79. He is credited as being the author of the quotation of "A long pull, a strong pull, and pull altogether." We are informed that the late U.S. Senator Jacob Collamer being informed of this, asked him for his picture, which upon receiving, had a portrait painted from it, and placed it in the National Art Gallery at Washington, D. C.
_________________________________From Hemenway's Vermont Historical Gazetteer:  Northfield, Vermont Washington County   Vol. 4 pg. 645

William A Gallup, born in Harland, May, 1795, came to Northfield in 1817, and began a clearing, boarding with David Denny and Isiah Shaw. Growing homesick, he went back to Hartland. He was quite a military man, and received a commission as lieutenant of light artillery, from Gov. C. p. Van Ness, in 1825.  He married Betsey Dodge, of Mass; and in 1828, came back to Northfield stay, settling in the N. W. part of the town, where his son, Jonathan C. Gallup, until lately resided; children: J. C; Wm. W; Roderick O. Mrs. Galup died Mar. 1859, and Mr. G. Apr. 1868.   J. C. Gallup, son of Wm. A; came to Northfield with his father, was very successful, and possessed one of the largest tracts of land in Northfield.  At the time he sold his West Hill farm it contained 930 acres. He moved into the depot village in 1866, and bought the fine residence formerly owned by Perley Belknap, commanding one of the best views of the village. He has been a lister, 1864-5-6, and in 1874-8; was director and president of the chair manufacturing company; is director in the Northfield National Bank; has a wife and 3 children.