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Lambeth Dodson

  • Born: 1689, North Farnham Parish, Virginia
  • Marriage: Sarah Harris in 1722 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia

  General Notes:

Lambeth recieved by will from his father, Charles Dodson, his father's "new dwelling plantation with 100 acres of land belonging to it." He sold the land to his brother, Thomas Dodson, before 1739. It appears evident that Lambeth left Richmond county before 1739. His whereabouts are unknown for several years. The Old Halifax County, Virginia Plat Book 1 , page 20, records a plat for 190 acres on Fall Creek for Lambeth Dodson, Nov 11, 1747 and a plat for 400 acres on Sandy Creek dated Feb 17, 1755. His name appears on a poll tax list in Halifax County in 1753.

On June 22, 1765 Lambeth patented 400 acres on the main fork of Mayo River which he transferred to George Gibson on Sept 19, 1766. On Aug 25, 1775 Lambeth patented 200 acres on the South Fork of Mayo River in Henry Co., VA.

When Pittsylvania County was created in 1766, some Dodsons fell into the area of the new county, others remained in the section that was still Halifax. Records for both counties in the ensuing decades record a considerable number of Dodsons. Generally speaking, the Dodson families lived in the southern half of the county. Lazarus, George and Thomas were on the same list, and Thomas was tithed with eight slaves.
Meanwhile, their brother LAMBETH DODSON, JR., was on a separate list. He and his wife, ELIZABETH, lived between the Patrick and Henry Counties on the North Carolina state line in the early-to-mid 1700's. Lambeth Jr. patented land in Guilford Co NC in 1779, some of which was sold by Lambeth Dodson of Henry Co VA to Zachariah King in 1784; another part of this land was sold by Dodson heirs in 1814.
The Surry Co. tax list for 1775 are about two thirds complete. there are no Dodsons on Charles McAnally's very incomplete list; Reuban Dodson is on Camplin's list and George Dodson is on Benjamin Clevelands's list. Charles Dodson was not listed in 1775. There are no Surry County tax lists for 1776. In 1777, Charles Dodson re-appears on the tax lists in Jabez Jervis' District. (This district covered an area presently in Wilkes County.) No other Dodson's are on the 1777 tax lists for Surry, which are estimated to be about one-third complete, so others may actually have been living there.
Lambeth Jr. married ELIZABETH, and they had:
CHARLES DODSON was born in 1740/1750. He served in the Virginia and North Carolina Militias during the American Revolution.
ESAU DODSON was born about 1754. He died after 1832.
RICHARD DODSON died about 1829 in North Carolina. Richard married Mary. They had the following children: Charles DODSON; Jeremiah DODSON; Richard DODSON Jr.; Sally DODSON; Mary DODSON.
LAMBETH DODSON III, who calls himself "Junior" in a Court deposition, provides a close approximation of his age (b 1751/1752) married Hannah Witt about 1771, and died at his home near the State line with Virginia on PawPaw Creek in Rockingham Co., NC, in 1814, as known from his will and the distribution of his property in Henry Co., VA and Rockingham Co., NC. His children living at the time of his death were: John Dodson; Jane Dodson (who married Spencer Kallam and was named in her father's will); Elizabeth "Betsey" Dodson; William Abraham "Bart" Dodson
REUBEN DODSON married Agnes WHITLOCK on 10 Feb 1780 in Surry Co, North Carolina. Agnes was born on 24 Feb 1758 in Albermarle Co, Virginia. She died on 7 Jan 1855 in Roane Co, Tennessee. They had the following children: Alexander DODSON; Obediah DODSON was born before 1775. George Washington DODSON was born about 1783 in North Carolina. He died about 1842 in Lawrence Co, Indiana; George married (1) NEAL on 15 Jan 1807. George married (2) Mary THOMPSON on 13 Aug 1815; Lambeth DODSON was born about 1788 in , , , North Carolina. He died on 1 Oct 1838 in Lawrence Co, Indiana. Lambeth married (1) Patsy DEATHERIDGE on 19 Aug 1817 in Stokes Co, Indiana. Lambeth married (2) Nancy GROVES on 2 Mar 1828 in , , Lawrence Co, Indiana; Sabrinah DODSON was born about 1777 in North Carolina. Sabrinah married (1) George NEAL. Sabrinah married (2) Robert HALL on 16 Dec 1824 in Lawrence Co, Indiana; Mary DODSON was born in 1774. She died in 1850 in Stokes Co, North Carolina. Mary married TILLEY. TILLEY was born in 1770 in King William Co, Virginia. He died on 25 Mar 1859 in Stokes Co, North Carolina.
WILLIAM DODSON b. March 29, 1758, Virginia; d. Aft. 1830, White County Tennesse. He married (1) TIBITHA HENDRICK. Children of WILLIAM DODSON and TIBITHA HENDRICK are: SIMON DODSON, b. Abt. 1780, Virginia; WILLIAM "BUCKY" DODSON, b. February 02, 1793, Halifax Virginia; d. May 09, 1861, Elamsville ,Patrick County Virginia; m. JUDITH DIXON, Abt. 1817; ELI DODSON, b. 1798, Halifax County, Virginia; d. March 17, 1828, White County, Tennessee; DANIEL DODSON, b. Abt. 1790, Virginia. Then William married (2) MARTHA PECK. She was born Abt. 1760. He served in Virginia and North Carolina Militias during the American Revolution.

Lambeth married Sarah Harris, daughter of Phillip Harris and Unknown, in 1722 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia. (Sarah Harris was born in 1693 in North Farnham Parish, Richmond Co., Virginia and died on 21 Feb 1735 in Richmond Co., Virginia.)

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