Mary MANSFIELD died Block Island RI circa 1686
Spouse: Tristram DODGE born 1612-19 ENG died 12/1686 (1607 - 1683 per A-CHS 11/01 issue) Block Island, RI; one of original proprietors of Block Island 1660
Children: Margaret born 1654 died Block Island married John Rathbone; Tristram born 1647, died Block Island 8/18/1733 married Dorcas Dickens; Israel died 1745 New London CT married Hannah ?; William married Sarah George; John born 2/4/1643-4 Block Island died 1729 married Mary Enos; Ann married 11/11/1686 John Rathbone
A-CHS 2/98: Machias Union 10/12/1869 re Saxby Gale: Plantation 14 on the Eastern Ridge, James Smith's house partly unroofed & badly damaged & his barn demolished; Jacob R. Sinclair's new house destroyed; Nathan Preston, J. Dodge, J. Taylor Reynolds, John Mulveney each had a barn unroofed or damaged badly; Nehemiah Preston's shed was blown down & his orchard of apple trees greatly injured by uprooting.
Eastport Sentinel Vol 54 #48 16 Oct 1872 deaths: In Plantation #14 10/10/1872 Mrs. Jane w/o Joshua Dodge, 61y 9mo.
Mid-Atlantic Genealogies, 1340-1940 FTM CD#156: Our ancestor appeared in America first in 1660-1,
as one of the original sixteen proprietors and settlers of Block Island, in the faithful official
record of honest old Nathaniel Mott, town clerk, copied in 1695. The ancient scribe, though writing a
strong legible hand, shows by his records of the old deeds that few or none of the Islanders of that age
could write their names, and he expressed the several names by imitating their pronunciation; and
as with other settlers, our ancestor's name in his record "suffered a sea-change" by his pen, into
"Thrustararorum Daudg," ... He had been married sometime before: though
his wife's name is not given, and in 1670, he had four sons with him as settlers, who were then admitted
freemen: as appears [Book 1, Evidences of Property of New Shoreham (Rhode Island), page
55], viz.: "At a Town meeting held the month of July for the year one thousand six hundred and seventy:
"It was resolved that the freemen of the Town their names should be recorded for the Town
Record, "thyrustarom Daudge "John Daudge "thrustarum Daudge "William Daudge "Israel
Daudge." ... Will of Tristram Dodge. Dated 26th day July, 1733. "First--Gives and devises to Dorcas my wife
my house and all my land on Block Island for her life, and all my moyable estate indoors and out; and
after her decease, the House and Land to my son Nathaniell Dodge; and the movable estate to be
equally divided between my two daughters Dorcas Landworth and Sarah Mitchell; and my Will is that
my son Nathaniell Dodge (who is named Executor) shall pay to my son Thomas Dodge Ten pounds;
MA Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolutionary War: DODGE JOSIAH Private Capt John Scott's co enlisted Nov 28 1776 discharged Dec 21 1776 service 24 days at Fort Cumberland company raised in Machias to reinforce Col Jonathan Eddy at Cumberland against British garrison stationed there Roll dated Machias. DODGE JOSIAH Capt Jabez West's co list of men who received bounty from Capt Stephen Smith Muster Master for Lincolu Co for engaging to serve in the expedition against St Johns also Sergeant same co enlisted July 21 1777 discharged Dec 13 1777 service 5 mos 7 days company raised for expedition against Nova Scotia and continued in service at and for defence of Machias.
A-CHS 11/01 issue: The early names in the Dodge family are hard to document. Our files start this line in England with Oliver (1500) > Isiah (1574) . John > Tristan (1607-1683) > (then to Rhode Island) Tristan (1647-1733) > Nathaniel (1682 - 1763) > Mark (1717 -) > Simon (1741 - 1822) > (then to Islesboro, Maine) Joshua Dodge (1782 - 1858). This Joshua may have been married to Berila Penaleton or to Betsy Wilkins, or to both. /P/ The 1850 census of Plantation 14 lists Joshua Dodge, age 46, and his wife Jane, age 39. Their children were; George 20, William 17, Alfred 15, Mary 12, Elisa 10, Joshua Jr. 6, Charles 2, and Sarah 1. /P/ This Joshua Dodge, born about 1804, was a son of Joshua of Islesboro. One source states that he died on December 27, 1882. He married Jane Shaw of Edmunds on December 25, 1828. Jane was born about 1811 and died on October 22, 1889 or October 10, 1872. /P/ George Warren was born on November 1, 1830 at Edmunds and died March 31, 1897 at Dennysville. He was a ship's carpenter. He married Mary Benner on 9/3/1851. She was born in 1831 at Pembroke. Known children of George W. and Mary were; Franklin (1853-4 - 1943), Clarence (1857), George A. (1858 - 1859), George (1861 - 1897), Hiram E. (1863 - 1944), and Lillian May (1865 - 1951). The 1860 Plantation 14 census lists George and Mary with John W. age 8, and Frank H. age 6. /P/ William was born in 1832 and died in 1903. He married about 1860 Eleanor Smith, daughter of Haskel Wood and Deborah (Harriman) Smith of Cooper. (They are in the 1860 and 1870 Plantation 14 census.) It is interesting to note that Deborah was the daughter of James and Deborah (Shaw) Harriman). Their children of whom we have records are Reliphenia (1861), James (1863 - 1941), and twins John Edgar and Joshua Everett. They were born on February 24, 1865. John Edgar married Elmira Henderson; Joshua Everett married Ella Henderson. /P/ Alfred appears on the 1860 census for Plantation 14. Alfred is 25 years old; his wife Betsey is 20, and their child Lizzie, 8 months. The 1870 census does not list Alfred and Betsey, but lists Lizzie, at age 10, living with Marcus and Eliza Peters and their children Frederic and Willena. Lizzie is attending school. /P/ We also find in Plantation 14 in 1860 Joshua 55, Jane 49, Elisa 19, Joshua Jr. 16, Charles 12, Sarah 10, Martha D. 14, James 7, and Raymond G. 4. Child 3, daughter Mary, has disappeared. /P/ Listed in 1870 in Joshua Dodge's family were Jane 59, Joshua Jr. 26, Charles 22, James 17, Raymond G. 14, and Aldred 6. We also find 10-year old Lizzie, daughter living in #14, but not with her parents, Alfred and Betsey. /P/ In the 1880 census of Plantation 14, Joshua Jr. 36 and Lucy 35 Dodge have 4 children, Heman 8, Stillman 6, Gilbert 1 and Mary or Minnie 1. Living with the family was Joshua Jr.'s brother Charles 32. /P/ The 1861 Washington County Map and the 1881 Colby's Atlas of Washington Co. show that the Dodge Family lived on East Ridge in #14, on the road from Dennysville to Cooper, east of Cathance Lake. Later several members of this family moved north into Cooper (which was once Township 15) and resided along East Ridge road in that town.
1800 Census, Alfred, York ME. Joshua Dodge 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0
1880 Census, Dennysville, Washington ME: George
W. Dodge, born 1831 ME, age 49, laborer, married, white, head of household,
father & mother born ME; Mary H., wife, white, age 49, born ME, keeping
house, father & mother born ME; George T., son, single, age 19, born ME,
laborer, father & mother born ME; Hiram E., son, age 17, born ME, laborer;
Lillie M., daughter, age 14, born ME, without occupation; Walter M., son, age
12, born ME, at school; Lizzie M., daughter, age 9, born ME; Jennie, daughter,
age 6, born ME.
Tristram Dodge and his Descendants in America: Our ancestor appeared in America first in 1660-1 as one of the original sixteen proprietors and settlers of Block Island in the faithful official record of honest old Nathaniel Mott town clerk copied in 1695. The ancient scribe though writing a strong legible hand shows by his records of the old deeds that few or none of the Islanders of that age could write their names and he expressed the several names by imitating their pronunciation and as with other settlers our ancestor's name in his record suffered a sea change by his pen into Thrustararorum Daudg and Thurstarorum Daudge Trustrome etc etc until long after those days in the next generation the influence of the school master appears and rescues the name to its true orthography. Of his origin We may be sure he was not born in either of the New England settlements as in all their careful records of births and other records his name does not appear. Town Clerk Mott's detailed account of the preliminary meetings of 1660 shows that the settlers had then engaged and advanced the money to buy the island as their home for life. These serious acts could only have been executed by men who had at least reached their majority or the age of twenty one years. He had been married sometime before though his wife's name is not given and in 1670 he had four sons with him as settlers who were then admitted freemen as appears Book 1 Evidences of Property of New Shoreham Rhode Island page 55 viz. At a Town meeting held the month of July for the year one thousand six hundred and seventy It was resolved that the freemen of the Town their names should be recorded for the Town Record thyrustarom Daudge, John Daudge, thrustarum Daudge, William Daudge, Israel Daudge. Thus recording in 1670 nine years after he sailed as freemen of the Town of New Shoreham or Block Island though only in 1672 the Town was chartered by Rhode Island first our ancestor and then his four sons viz John, Tristram, William, and Israel Dodge. He must have been married at least thirty years before for his four sons to have attained majority and been admitted freemen in 1670. The father then on his emigration in 1661 must have been at least about forty years old which would place his birth year about 1620. We have no record of the date of his death. His son and grandson bear the same name and the several names are frequent on the records the distinctions of Senior and Junior being usually omitted it is difficult to determine which one was intended. But at pages 90 3 Confessions of Nathaniel Briggs and Trustram Dodge Sen detailing verbatim allegations of the parties to a legal contest then settled by the warden's advice dated December 13 1681 and 31st August 1682 he was then living on the island perhaps at more than sixty years old.
A History of Brock Island: DODGE This name appears on the first records of the Island. Trustaram Dodge was one of the first settlers who came here in 1662. He was not one of the first purchasers of the Island like several others who came with him to occupy lands obtained of some of the sixteen proprietors. He died in 1733 his name was sometimes written Tristram and he was admitted freeman in 1664 among the first freemen of Block Island. John Dodge occupied the Minister's Land in 1691 according to the old records and was admitted freeman in 1709 was representative in the General Assembly in 1745 and 1751. Nathaniel Dodge was admitted freemen in 1709 at the same time as John's admission and perhaps they were brothers or cousins. David Dodge was admitted freeman in 1728 and Alexander Dodge in 1721. Samuel and William Jr were admitted in 1734 In 1744. Nathaniel Dodge was admitted and in 1745 another by the name of William. Hezekiah Dodge was on the Island in 1775 at the beginning of the Revolution and probably remained here through that distressing period.
Liber 2 Evidences etc page 211 Will of Tristram Dodge Dated 26th day July 1733. First Gives and devises to Dorcas my wife my house and all my land on Block Island for her life and all my movable estate indoors and out and after her decease the House and Land to my son Nathaniell Dodge and the movable estate to be equally divided between my two daughters Dorcas Landworth and Sarah Mitchell and my Will is that my son Nathaniell Dodge who is named Executor shall pay to my son Thomas Dodge Ten pounds and to my son Ebenezer 10 and to my son Hezekiah 10 and to my son Tristram Dodge 10 and to my daughter Dorcas 2 and to my daughter Sarah 2 Revokes all prior wills attestation clauses Proved at New Shoreham June 7 1735.
History of New London, CT: On a farm in the North Parish 1694, Israel Dodge. /// Israel Dodge of the North Parish was among those who had fallen victim to disease 4/24/1744-45.
The Maine Historical Register: Simon Dodge and wife Mary sell land in Islesboro to Eiisha Nash from Weymouth Mass [now 1891 in possession of his descendants] April 18 1791 Witness PAMELIA HEWES SYLVESTER COTTREL JR
DODGE SIMON Private Capt Asa Prince's co Col Danforth Keyes's regt enlisted Sept 12 1777 discharged Jan 3 1778 service 3 mos 21 days at Rhode Island roll dated Danvers also same co and regt muster roll dated Providence Dec 31 1777
Brian Pendleton & His Descendants: Stephen6 Pendleton married 1 at Islesboro Me 25 September 1786 Prudence Dodge daughter of Simon and Prudence Rose Dodge. She was born at Block Island RI 23 May 1769 and died at Northport Me about 1820 Prudence Dodge was probably Stephen's first cousin as her father and his mother appear to have been brother and sister
Deaths in Islesboro: Noah Dodge of Brock Island died 7/23/1816 age 54; Rathburn Dodge died 9/18/1846 age 79; Joshua Dodge died 3/24/1853 age 76 years 2 months; Israel Dodge drowned 2/17/1807 age 35; Wife Lydia Dodge died 9/1/1848 age 63; Wife Lydia Dodge died 6/4/1848 age 86 native of New Shoreham; wife Bathseba Dodge died _____; Henry Rose born New Shoreham 8/9/1784 died 7/10/1864; wife Hannah Dodge born Islesboro 5/27/1786 died 6/9/1866 age 80
Encyclopedia of VA Biography: Tristram Dodge described as "a fisherman formerly of New Foundland" was one of the fifteen heads of families who settled Block Island politically described as the town of New Shoreham in the state of Rhode Island. He sailed from Taunton Massachusetts with the others in April 1661 and received a grant of three acres of land southeast of the harbor on Block Island. It is apparent that his occupation was that of a fisherman after his arrival there as these small grants were made for the purpose of encouraging fisheries. He must have been a native of North England as it is found that his sons came from that region near the river Tweed in 1667 and settled on Block Island where they were made freemen July 2 1670. Tristram Dodge was made a freeman of the colony May 4 1664 and was a sergeant of the local militia in 1676. He was dead in 1720 at which time the records show his estate as intestate. William Dodge fourth son of Tristram Dodge was made a freeman in July 1670 in New Shoreham. He married Sarah daughter of Peter and Mary George. Their son Samuel Dodge born September 9 1691 settled about 1718 at Cow Neck in the town of Hempstead on Long Island. His will proved March 25 1761 names his wife Elizabeth and several sons and daughters. The second son Jeremiah Dodge was born in May 1716 and engaged in business in New York City. In 1745 a prayer meeting was held in his house which resulted in the organization of the First Baptist Church in New York City. In 1753 this body occupied a rigging loft on William street and purchased a lot on John street in 1760 on which a church was subsequently erected. Jeremiah Dodge married October 1737 Margaret Vanderbilt daughter of John and Margaret Vandcrbilt and descended from Aert Van Der Bilt who lived in Utrecht Holland Jan Aertson that is son of Aert Van Der. But came to America and was residing in New York as early as 1650. After 1663 he removed to Flatbush and about thirty years later to Bergen New Jersey where he died February 2 1705.
Brian Pendleton & His Descentants: Stephen6 Pendleton married (1) at Islesboro Me 25 September 1786 Prudence Dodge daughter of Simon and Prudence ( Rose) Dodge. She was born at Block Island RI 23 May 1769 and died at Northport Me about 1820. Prudence Dodge was probably Stephen's first cousin as her father and his mother appear to have been brother and sister.....Bathsheba Dodge born at Block Island RI 13 May 1750, daughter of and Lydia (Rathbone) Dodge Mark Dodge was brother to Dorcas Dodge, Samuel Pendleton's mother, and besides Bathsheba had children Simon Joshua Dorcas and Niobe.
New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the ..., Volume 1. Tristram Dodge, the founder of DODGE, this family emigrated from county Suffolk England to Newfoundland in 1647 and later removed to Massachusetts. He sailed in April 1661 from Taunton Massachusetts with the original fifteen settlers of Block Island and their families. His sons followed him in 1667 and according to the best preserved family tradition they came originally from the north of England near the river Tweed. Tristram Dodge was a freeman of Block Island May 4 1664 and sergeant in 1676. He died intestate in 1720. The name of his wife is unknown. Children I John born in 1644 died in 1729 married February 4 1696 Mary; 2 Israel living in 1730 married Hannah; 3 Tristram born in 1647 died August 18 1733 married January 7 1680 Dorcas Dickens; 4 William of whom further; 5 Margaret born in 1654 married John Rathbone; 6 Ann married November 11 1686 John Rathbone; II William son of Tristram Dodge was a freeman of Block Island in July 1670; He married Sarah daughter of Peter and Mary George and perhaps second April 24 1694.
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