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Re: A Dodds Family History
Posted by: HELEN KIRK (ID *****0633) Date: March 03, 2008 at 13:13:55
In Reply to: A Dodds Family History by Verna Whitney of 1055

This is what I have from a letter. Does it match you at all:
Dodds, Gilbert (Rev) born near Broad river in Spartinsburg, district SC on the 6th day June AD 1793. Emigrated to western Kentucky about AD 1797, was married to Mary Clinton on 16 of Oct 1815, removed to Sangannon county Ill in Aug 1824, removed thence to Merrarel county Ill in Oct 1847 where he died on the 5th day of may 1871. (His father was Francis, whose family names were as follows: William, Francis, Mary, John, Joseph, Thomas, Henry, Gilbert and Nancy. He was a widower with 3 first named children when he married the widow Margaret Kirkpatrick (who had been twice widowed prior to her marriage with Francis Dodds). Her first husband was Watson by whom she had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Names as follows: Samuel, Josiah and Mary. His daughter by Kirkpatrick was named Hannah. Her maiden name was ? Craige? The youngest of a large family, who emigrated from the north of Ireland to Americal early in the 18th century. Margaret – I believe was born in America). Francis Dodds with family, some time in 1796 started to move from Carolina to Kentucky but died on the way and was buried at the foot of spacious hill of the Cumberland mountains. The family continued on to Christian Co, KY where they widow raised her family,. Gilbert, the youngest son of the family at the ae of 22 married Mary, the daughter of Capt. James Clinton, who served under General Sumpter during the war of independence. Capt Clinton’s wife’s name was Anna Armstrong (?) The Clinton’s & Armstrongs were originally from Ireleand, settling in the Carolinas. Gilbert Dodds and family migrated from Kentucky to Sanzamon (?) Co., Ill in Aug 1984 where he lived till October 1847 when he moved to Minard Co, Ill, where he remained until his death on 3 of May 1871.


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