Person:William Dodds (5)

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Name[3] William Dodds
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 15 Feb 1753 York, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 15 Feb 1782 to Isabella McGrew
Residence[3] From 1800 to 1831 West Carrollton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States
Military[1] Pennsylvania, United StatesEither a Captain or General, Revolutionary War
Military[3] Huntington, York, Pennsylvania Captain, CS, PS, Pennsylvania
Death[1][3][5] 16 Jul 1831 Washington, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesWest Carrollton
Burial[1][3][5] Washington, Montgomery, Ohio, United StatesWashington Cemetery / Washington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Washington Church Cemetery, at the intersection of Centerville and Miamisburg Pikes
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Goad, Betsie M. Gricar. Cemetery Listings of Revolutionary War Soldiers Known to Be Buried in Montgomery County Ohio. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio: Jonathan Dayton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, 2013).
  2.   Http:// Washington Township (Montgomery, Ohio).

    Encouraged by Edmund and Johnathan Munger, the church congregation met for the first time on November 29, 1813. Services were held in the larger of Munger's two barns until a quaint brick church was built in 1830 on two acres purchased by Johnathan Munger for $35. The church sat between the cemetery and Miamisburg-Centerville Road at the corner of what is now Southwind Drive (formerly Washington Church Road). The church was abandoned in 1928 and razed by the State of Ohio in 1971. There are 89 graves including that of Revolutionary War General William Dodds. The earliest grave is dated 1830 and the last 1898.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Jonathan Dayton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Revolutionary War Patriots Who Lived and/or Died in Montgomery Co., Ohio. (Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio: Jonathan Dayton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sep 2010).

    pages 71 and 72

    tombstone inscription:
    In memory of Gen. William Dodds of York Co., PA. Died July 16, 1831, aged 73 years 9 months. Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord.

    PA Archives volume II, page 423, 554, 612, 638

    Will: Dodds, William, Will Book B, page 159 abstracted in this book.

    National Society Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Grave Search. Findings listed in this book.
    SAR National Number 33174

    see: Brakebill, Clovis H. Revolutionary War Graves Register.

  4.   Ohio Adjutant General's Office, and Daughters of the American Revolution. The Official Roster of the Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in the State of Ohio. (Columbus, Ohio: F.J. Heer Printing Co., 1929-1959).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Gustin, William P; Ohio Genealogical Society. Montgomery County Chapter; and Sandra F Gustin. Montgomery County, Ohio cemetery inscriptions. (Dayton, Ohio: The Chapter, 1982-).

    volume ii, page 88
    Doddes, General Wm., Sr., Native of PA d 16 Jul 1831 78y 5 m

  6.   Centennial portrait and biographical record of the city of Dayton and of Montgomery County, Ohio: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies and portraits of the presidents of the United States and biographies of the governors of Ohio. (A.W. Bowen, 1897).

    CHARLES W. DODDS [pages 958-959] was born in Miamisburg, Montgomery county, Ohio, December 15, 1857, a son of William and Mary (Dodro) Dodds. His great-grandfather, Gen. William Dodds, a Revolutionary soldier, settled near Alexanderville, Montgomery county, in 1806, where he engaged in farming, and at one time owned the land where West Carrollton now stands, His wife was a Miss McGrew, and both died in Miami township, and are buried in the old Presbyterian cemetery in Washington township. Their children were Joseph, Argaret (Mrs. David Lamme), William, John M., Polly (Mrs. Moses Smith), Sarah A. (Mrs. James McLain), James, Thomas and Martha (Mrs. John Smith). Of these, John M., the grandfather of Charles W., having inherited land from his father's estate, was for nearly twenty years engaged in the milling business, operating a mill on the Miami, near the Pinnacles, and another on Hole's creek. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and captain of a company of light infantry in the days of militia. In 1840 he removed to Washington township, where he died in 1860. He was twice married: first, to Mary Parsons, who bore him four children, all now deceased, viz: Auvilla, David L., Mary and Kate R. His second wife was Elizabeth, daughter of John Himes, a pioneer of Van Buren township, who bore him seven children: William, John H., Angeline (Mrs. Jerry Ewing), Thomas, James, Preston C. and Moses S. All the sons, except William and James, were soldiers in the late war.
    William Dodds, the eldest son of John M. and Mary Dodds, and father of Charles W., was born in Miami township, February 7, 1823. As a boy he worked in his father's mill; later boated on the canal, and for twenty-five years was a resident of Miamisburg, where he was engaged as a contractor on house painting, and in other business. His wife, Mary was a daughter of Conrad and Mary (Lemon) Dodro, formerly of Lancaster county, Pa., and pioneers of Dayton. Conrad Dodro was a fuller and carder by trade, also taught school, was for many years a resident of Dayton, and died while on a visit to his old home in Pennsylvania, William Dodds was the father of nine children, viz: Otto F., Perry, Lizzie (Mrs. Dr. B. F. Mullen), Charles W., Ella (Mrs. Lee Silberman), Emma (Mrs. S. F. Evans), Clay, Clarence and Lehm. Mr. Dodds died in Miamisburg in 1873 and his wife, Mary, died in 1881.
    Charles W, Dodds was reared to manhood in Miamisburg, where he received his education in the public schools and served an apprenticeship of two years at cigarmaking, after which he worked as a journeyman for several years in various cities and towns in the country. In 1878 he started a factory of his own in Miamisburg on a small scale, also retailing cigars and confectionery, and, as his means permitted, gradually enlarged his facilities, adding a stock of books, papers, notions, etc., until the business had grown to considerable dimensions. He continued in this occupation for fourteen years, and then turned it over to his brother Lehm, whom he had reared, and in 1892, as a member of the firm of Dodds & Mays, embarked in business as buyer and packer of leaf tobacco, in which he has since successfully continued,
    Mr. Dodds was married in 1881 to Jennie, daughter of Samuel B. and Fannie (Northrup) Andrews, of West Carrollton, and has three children: Willard, Robert and Fannie. He is one of the leading business men of Miamisburg, is a member of the German Reformed church, and of the I. 0. 0. F. encampment, U. R., Patriarchs Militant, Daughters of Rebekah, and is a thirty-second degree Mason. He has been treasurer of Marion lodge, No. 18, I. 0. 0. F., Miamisburg, for ten years, and is also treasurer of the incorporation of the same body. He is a member of the Miamisburg school board and of the board of cemetery directors. In politics he is a stanch republican.
    In the organization of the board of trade of Miamisburg Mr. Dodds was elected one of the members of the executive board, and was always one of its leading and active members. Through his efforts, push and energy the Enterprise Carriage Manufacturing company, one of the most thriving and valuable industries of the town, was located in Miamisburg.

    LEHM DODDS, [page 959] dealer in cigars, newspapers and confectionery, was born in Miamisburg, Ohio, December 27, 1870, a son of William and Mary (Dodro) Dodds, whose history will be found in the preceding sketch of C. W. Dodds. He was reared in Miamisburg and educated in the public schools, started in life as a clerk in the store of his brother, Charles W., and served in that capacity until 1862, when he became a member of the firm of Dodds & Andrews, by purchasing the cigar, newspaper and confectionery business of C. W. Dodds, his brother. He continued the partnership up to January 1, 1896, when he purchased his partner's interest, and has since successfully continued the business alone.
    He married, September 25, 1895, Mary Edith, daughter of Jacob H. and Martha E. (Snoderly) Johnson, of, Miamisburg. Mr. and Mrs. Dodds are members of the Reformed church and have been members of the choir for several years. Mr. Dodds is also a member of the 0. U. A. M., Wayne council, No. 90; I. 0. 0. F., Marion lodge, No. 18, and encampment, and Daughters of Rebekah. In politics he is a republican, but has never sought or held office. He is one of the most popular merchants in Miamisburg, and socially he and his wife enjoy the regard of a large circle of acquaintances.