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Does anybody know these DODDS?
Posted by: Lou Murphy (ID *****7001) Date: April 10, 2007 at 12:22:11
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The Heirs of THOMAS DODDS were named in a record that appears to be a probate record of an estate settlement. It was posted at & reads as follows:
HUDSON, ANNIEL C. Decd (PR 214) (Though this case is titled "Anniel C. Hudson Decd" on the probate packet, it refers primarily to THOMAS DODDS DECD.)

1. PETITION of William Nelms, admr. of the estate of THOMAS DODDS dec'd, Sept 22, 1871. Dodds left a widow, PATSY DODDS, and children Mrs. Tabitha CLIFTON (Adamsville TN) James DODDS, Mrs. Abagail GATLIN, Mrs. Martha Ann CAVINESS (Ubet, TN) and Mrs. Tabitha MILLER (Ubet, TN). Heirs of Abagail Gatlin are Mrs. M.M. Barron, F.H. Gatlin, A.B. Gatlin, N.T. Gatlin, W.G. GATLIN, and A.M. GATLIN of Mountain City Texas.

2. Citation, Sept 17 1872 - to PATSY DODDS, Mrs. M.E. HENSON, Mrs. A.M. WEST, Mrs. Adeline KENNEDY, J.T. MEEKS, Frances P. Tatum, G.B. DODDS, adults, and minors THOMAS, LAVINIA, L.D., N.T., A.A., J, and Thomas DODDS, minors, all of Tippah Co.

3. List of THOMAS DODDS HEIRS: K.M. D. Dodds, Adamsville, TN, Mrs. Martha CAVENAUGH, Mrs. Tabitha MILLER, James S. DODDS. J.M. Dodd's heirs: Mrs. HENSON, Mrs. WEST, Thomas DODDS, Levinia A. DODDS. Marinda Meeks' heirs: Mrs. KENNEDY, J.T. MEEKS, Mrs. TATUM. Grove Dodd's heirs: G.R. DODDS, L.D. DODDS, N.T. Dodds, J. Dodds, Thomas DODDS, A.A. DODDS.

Tabitha (Dodds) MILLER, K.M.D. Dodds, and JAMES S. DODDS are known children of Thomas & Martha (MUSE)DODDS, who've been located on census. James S. Dodds married his cousin Amanda P. Muse, dau of Daniel & Permelia (SEALE) Muse, in Amite Co LA. K.M. Dodd's name was KINDRED, named for his maternal grandfather.
Martha (MUSE) DODDS was the daughter of KINDRED MUSE, son of JAMES MUSE JR (James SR, Thomas SR, John SR)

Would like to correspond with anyone who knows the identity of the MEEKS, TATUM, GATLIN, CAVINESS/CAVENAUGH, HENSON heirs named in this document. These families lived in Tippah Co MS, Henderson Co TN, McNairy Co TN, and Red River Co TX and Hays Co TX. email me at

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