Francis and Henry Dodds left the north of Ireland for America about 1750. Henry settled in Penn.and Francis in South Carolina. Francis married young widow Kirkpatrick who had a little girl. Mrs. Frances Dodds maiden name was Craig. She was born in Ireland and is burried in sugar Creek cemetery near Chatham Ill. Francis Dodds and Margaret had seven sons and one daughter. Their names were: Henry,James,Francis,Joseph, William and Joseph.About 1799 the elder Francis and family started from Spartenburg Dist. S.Carolina for what became Caldwell Co Kentucky. The father and the little girl became sick and died en route. They were burried at the foot of the Cumberland mountains--near Cumberlain Gap. The family continnued and grew up in Caldwell and ajoining counties in Ky.
Henry Dodds moved to Eastern Kentucky.William and John in Southern Ky.and N.Tennessee.Thomas to Louisianna,Mo. Joseph and Gilbert moved in 1820 to what became Sangamon co. Ill.
Joseph died in 1866 or 67. Gilbert died in 1872 five miles South of Petersburg, Ill. email@example.com
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