Dodges Who Fought For Their Country
War of Independence
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John Dodge of Middle Chinnock, Somerset, England, was the father of William and Richard who came to America in 1629 and 1638, respectively. They settled in what is now, Salem, Massachusetts. |
Tristram Dodge came to Block Island, Rhode Island in 1660/61. He came from England, via Newfoundland, via Taunton, Massachusetts. We believe that his ancestors were came from Northern England
|Lineage - John Dodge, Middle Chinnock, England, through Richard|
Reuben Dodge - From the History of Harvard (FHL film#0982494) Pg 320- (Reuben Dodge) Participated in the Siege of Boston. Joined May 25, 1775 in Captain James Burt's Company in Col. Asa Whetcomb's Regiment. Corp.
Pg 320- 15th Regiment, Colonel Thomas Marshal, Captain Samuel King's Company: Reuben Dodge, Sergeant, Jan 1 1777; promoted Ensign Nov 1, 1777.
Reuben's brothers, Brewer ,Levi and Zadok and also served.
They were the sons of Reuben Dodge and Ruth Perkins.
|Lineage - John Dodge, Middle Chinnock, England, through William|
Reuben Dodge served in the Rev War for Brookfield Worcester Co., Mass and his wife Elizabeth received a Widows Pension W-20996. Among his land and sea service he fought in Concord April 19, 1775 as a volunteer. The information and depositions in the Widows Pension indicated that Elizabeth was commonly called Betsey by her relatives. While Reuben Dodge resided in Oxford, Chenango Co.. N. Y. his house was burned with his Rev War papers inside. It is confirmed that Reuben Dodge lived next door to his brother Solomon Dodge in the 1800 census for Oxford, Chenange Co., N. Y. Reuben Dodge did not record land ownership and perhaps he lived in a cabin on brother Solomon Dodge's farm, or perhaps just didn't record his ownership. While serving in the Rev. War in the army, Reuben Dodge drove a team of horses and wagon from Boston from Boston passing through Brookfield, his native town, to the Army of New York State carrying military stores and provisions. Jesse Hamilton, brother of Racheal Hamilton who was the second wife of brother John Dodge, also father of Sally Hamilton who married Russell Dodge, was the master wagoner.
Reuben was the son of Thomas Dodge and Mary Adams. Reuben's father, Thomas, an uncle, Abraham, and two of his brothers, John and Thomas Jr. ,also served.
|Lineage - Tristram Dodge, Block Island|
Reuben Dodge, served as Private in Captain Joseph Walker?s Company of the 3rd Regiment of the Connecticut Line (light infantry) from 1 May through 31 Dec 1781; Reuben and his brother, Seth both re-enlisted on November 29th of that year for three years or the duration of the War. Muster rolls show that they were still serving in Dec 1782 and Jan 1783. Reuben and Seth participated in the siege of Yorktown, including the seizure of Redoubt No. 10. Both returned home after the War.
Reuben and Seth were the sons of John Dodge and Elizabeth (Tabitha) Dodge
Sources used for both men are ?The Record of Connecticut Men of the Military and Naval Services During the War of the Revolution, 1775 ? 1783,? pp 333, by Henry p. Johnson and ?Supplement to the Record of Connecticut Men of the Military and Naval Services During the War of the Revolution, 1775 ? 1783,? by the Connecticut Historical Society, Vol. I, pp 122 and Vol. II, pp 280, 316, 332 & 353, both reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by the Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, MD in 1997. For Reuben only an additional source was ?Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files,? Vol. I, pp 993, by Virgil D. White, The National Historical Publishing Co., Waynesboro, TN, 1930.
|Lineage - Tristram Dodge, Block Island|
Richard Dodge (1762 - 1832) enlisted at age thirteen as fifer in a unit of the Continental Army commanded by his older brother, Capt. Henry Dodge; served throughout the Revolutionary War, including seven battles and duty at Valley Forge, PA, and during Lord Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown, VA.
His father, Samuel, and brothers Samuel and Henry also served in this war.
Richard also served in the War of 1812.
He was the son of Samuel Dodge, Jr. and Helena Amerman.
|Lineage - John Dodge, Middle Chinnock, England through Richard|
Richard Dodge, Lieut., born Sept. 17, 1703 and died May 11, 1778. Mass. S. and S. Vol. 4; 834
Lieut. in Capt. Billy Porter's Co., Col. John Baker's reg't of Minute Men who marched on alarm of April 19th 1775. Service, 5 days.
Captain in Col. Samuel Gerrich's 38 Reg't. (late Baldwin's). Long list of Servies recorded. Receipt for blanket money. Order for cloth dated Chelsea, Feb. 1776. On list of men returned as having lost articles at the evacuation of New York Return of guns.
He is buried in the Dodge Row Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts. He was the son of William Dodge and Prudence Fairfield. He married Mary Thorn and had 12 children. His son, Nicholas also served in this war.
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Dodge, Rufus. Private, Capt. William Clark's co., Col. Benjamin Simonds's regt.; marched Aug. 14, 1777; service, 6 days; company marched from Gageborough to Bennington by order of Gen. Stark on an alarm; also, same co. and regt.; enlisted Oct. 13, 1780; discharged Oct. 18, 1780; service, 6 days; company marched from Windsor to Shaftesbury by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward; also, Capt. Joseph Peirce's co., Col. Asa Barns's (Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted Oct. 28, 1781; service, 10 days; company marched by order of Gen. Fellows on an alarm at the Northward. Dodg, Thomas, Dudley. Private, Capt. Jonathan Carriel's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt.; service from Aug. 1, 1776, to Nov. 1, 1776, 3 mos.; roll dated Camp at Hull; also, same co. and regt.; pay roll for Nov., 1776, allowing 1 mo. 4 days service.