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Re: Elizabeth Deadwyler married Elisha Ford, 1818
Posted by: Betty Beard (ID *****0174) Date: December 27, 2002 at 16:05:15
In Reply to: Re: Elizabeth Deadwyler married Elisha Ford, 1818 by Rozier Dedwylder of 67

I am so happy to correspond with you--from what I have observed, you seem to be the expert on this family. I appreciate the information you provided. I already had those four listed as children of this couple, but if I read the 1820, -30, and -40 censuses correctly, there should be at least 3 other sons and two other daughters besides the ones you mentioned.

Is there any chance that ASA Ford on the 1850 Tallapoosa County, Alabama, census is one of their sons? As you know, Elizabeth Deadwyler Ford had a brother named Asa, and her daughter Alice Ann Ford is in Tallapoosa County in 1860, married to Adoniram ("Adamarom") Dodson.

The answer to your question is that yes, Alice Ann was married twice. First to Adonirum Dodson on Oct. 17, 1852, in Chambers County, AL. They are on the 1860 Tallapoosa County census with three sons, Hillman, James, and William. Adonirum died in May 1862, and Alice Ann Ford Dodson married my gg-grandfather, George Taylor Dickson, who was significantly younger than she, on 4 August 1866 in Chambers County. They may have known each other previously, as her family and his are on the same 1850 census page. Adamiram (Adoniram?) Dodson, 17, is on the 1850 Chambers County census with his family, on the same census page with Wiley Barber. The Dodsons are in residence 611, Wiley is in residence 615, and Alice Ford's family is in residence 617. Wiley Barber's daughter Elizabeth became Alice Dodson's second mother-in-law when Alice married Wiley's grandson George Taylor Dickson.

Alice and her new husband George Dickson are on the 1870 Chambers County census with their three-year-old son David Elliot Dickson, and Alice's three Dodson sons.

1870 Census Place Chambers County, Alabama, page number 171
Dickson, Geo. 22 M W Farming AL
---- Ann 34 F W Keeping House GA
Dodson H. 16 M W Farm hand AL
----James 14 M W Farm hand AL
----William 10 M W At school AL
----David E. 3 M W AL
1880 Census Place Chappell Hill, Chambers, Alabama Page Number 50D
George T. DICKSON Self M Male W 34 AL Farmer        
Alice A. DICKSON Wife M Female W 43 AL KeepingHouse
Elliott D. DICKSON Son S Male W 13 AL Laborer Erah E. DICKSON Dau S Female W 9 AL At Home Emit J. DICKSON Son S Male W 5 AL
Elisha Y. DICKSON Son S Male W 4 AL

By 1880 the Dodson boys were all out on their own, but I believe they were still in Chambers County. I THINK the following records are theirs:

1880 Census Place Chappell Hill, Chambers, Alabama
H. DODSON Self M Male W 22 AL Laborer Virginia DODSON Wife M Female W 23 AL Keeping House
Samuel I. DODSON Son S Male W 5 AL
John W. DODSON Son S Male W 3 AL
Anna L. DODSON Dau S Female W 4M AL

J. J. DODSON Self M Male W 22 AL Farmer
Isabella DODSON Wife M Female W 21 AL Keeping House
(could be this Isabella on the Alabama Death Index? Isabella I Dodson 09 Jun 1949 Chambers 22 Cert. 10854 Roll 5)

Elizabeth MC CARLEY Self S Female W 40 SC Farmer
W. F. DODSON Other S Male W 21 AL Laborer

Elisha Young Dickson, son of George Taylor Dickson and Alice Ann Ford Dodson Dickson, was my great-grandfather. If you'd like more information on their descendants, I'd be happy to correspond privately with you.

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