William Dodds, General (b. Feb 1753, d. Jul 16, 1831)
William Dodds, General was born Feb 1753 in PA, and died Jul 16, 1831 in Carrollton, OH, Miami Twp.,.
Notes for William Dodds, General: See following information (along with the genealogy family page of John M. Dodds and 2nd wife, Elizabeth Himes) of copied page from Dayton, OH library in the "Centennial Biographical Record of Dayton and Montgomery Co., OH" Ref: Conover-Centennial Part pg. 958 RB 0077172-C75 printed 1897 RE; CHARLES W. DODDS BORN IN MIAMISBURG, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OH, DEC. 15, 1857, #1 SON OF WILLIAM AND MARY (DODRO) DODDS
Right column, page 958, states John M. Dodds, (father of William Dodds and grandfather of Charles W. Dodds) was married twice: #1 wife: Mary Parsons who bore him 4 children 1) Auvilla Dodds 2) David L. Dodds 3) Mary Dodds 4) Kate R. Dodds #2 wife: Elizabeth Himes, daughter of John Himes, a pioneer of Van Buren Township, bore him 7 children: 1) William Dodds 2) John H. Dodds (??Possibly John Himes Dodds) 3) Angeline Dodds (Mrs. Jerry Ewing) 4) Thomas Dodds 5) James Dodds 6) Preston C. Dodds 7) Moses S. Dodds
In the next paragraph (right column on page 958) there is an error: It sates that William Dodds, the eldest son of John M. Dodds and Mary Dodds, and father of Charles W., was born in Miami Township, Feb. 7, 1823. IT SHOULD READ that William Dodds, the eldest son of John M. Dodds and ELIZABETH Dodds, and father of etc.
John M. Dodds inherited land from GENERAL WILLIAM DODDS. For 20 years, he had a Milling business on the Miami near the Pinnacles and another on Holes Creek. 1812: John M. Dodds was a solider in the War of 1812, Captain of Company of light infantry in the days of the Militia. John M. Dodds moved to Washington County, Ohio 1840 and died there in 1860.
WILLIAM DODDS was born in Miami Township, (2-7-1823). As a boy, he worked in his father's mill (JOHN M. DODDS), later he boated on the canal, was a resident of Maimisburg, OH for 25 years where he was engaged as a contractor on house painting and in other business. William's wife, Mary, was a daughter of Conrad and Mary (Lemon) Dodro, former of Lancaster County, PA, and pioneers of Dayton, OH. Conrad Dodro was a carder and fuller by trade, also taught school, was for many years a resident of Dayton, and died while on a visit to his old home in PA.
WILLIAM DODDS AND MARY (DODRO) DODDS were the parents of 9 children: 1) Otto F. Dodds 2) Perry Dodds 3) Lizzie Dodds (Mrs. of Dr. B. F. Mullen) 2-8-3-1-4 4) Charles W. Dodds 5) Ella Dodds (Mrs. Lee Silberman) 6) Emma Dodds (Mrs. S. F. Evans) 7) Clay Dodds 8) Clarence Dodds 9) Lehn Dodds
WILLIAM DODDS died in Miamisburg, OH in 1873 and MARY (DODRO) DODDS died in 1881.
CHARLES W. DODDS, SON OF WILLIAM AND MARY DODRO DODDS, was also born in Miamisburg, OH, Montgomery County, Dec. 15, 1857. He was reared to manhood in Miamisburg, OH, where he received his education in the public schools and served an apprenticeship of 2 years at cigarmakring, after which he worked as a journeyman for several years in various cities and towns in the country. 1878-CHARLES W. DODDS 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 14 years and then turned it over to his younger brother, LEHM DODDS, whom he had reared and in 1892, as a member of the firm of Dodds and Mays, embarked in business as buyer and packer of leaf tobacco, in which he has since successfully continued. 1881-CHARLES W. DODDS married JENNIE ANDREWS, daughter of Samuel B. and Fannie (Northrup) Andrews of West Carrollton, OH. CHARLES W. AND JENNIE (ANDREWS) had 3 children: 1) Willard Dodds 2) Robert Dodds 30 Fannie Dodds CHARLES W. DODDS was one of the leading business men of Miamisburg, is a member of the German Reformed Church, and of the I.O.O.F. encampment, U.R. Patriarchs Militant, Daughters of Rebekah, and is a thirty-second degree Mason. He has been 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, he 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' brother, CHARLES W. DODDS, reared LEHM DODDS, as their father died in 1873 and their mother died in 1881, the same year that CHARLES W. AND HIS WIFE, JENNIE ANDREWS DODDS got married. (see above paragraph about CHARLES W. DODDS life)
LEHM DODDS, Dealer in cigars, newspapers and confectionery, was born in Miamisburg, OH, Dec. 27, 1870, a son of WILLIAM AND MARY DODRO DODDS, whose history will be found in the above mentioned information from "Centennial Bigographic Record of Dayton, and Montgomery Co., OH of CHARLES W. DODDS. LEHM DODDS was reared in Miamisburg and educated in the public schools, started in life as a clerk in the store of his brother, CHARLES W. DODDS, and served in that capacity until 1862, when he became a member of the firm of Dodds and 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 (his brother's interest) and has since successfully continued the business alone.
LEHM DODDS married Sept. 25, 1895, to MARY EDITH JOHNSON, daughter of Jacob H. and Martha E. (Snoderly) Johnson, of Miamisburg, OH. LEHM AND MARY EDITH DODDS are members of the Reformed church and have been members of the Reformed Church and have been members of the choir for several years. LEHM IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE O.U.A.M. Wayne Council, No. 90; I.O.O.F., Marion Lodge, No. 18, and encampment amd 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, OH, and socially he and his wife enjoy the regard of a large circle of acquaintances. JOHN W. DODDS WAS THE GRANDFATHER OF CHARLES W, DODDS.
GENERAL WILLIAM DODDS (the father of JOHN M. DODDS and great grandfather of Charles W. Dodds) was a Revolutionary Soldier, settled near Alexanderville, Montgomery County, OH in 1806, where he engaged in farming, and at one time owned the land where West Carrollton now stands. His wife was GABELLA (MCGREW) and both died in Miami Township, are are buried in the old Presbyterian Cemetery in Washington Township. Their children were: 1) Joseph Dodds 2) Margaret Dodds (Mrs. David Lamme) 3) William Dodds 4) John M. Dodds (husband of Elizabeth Himes, his 2nd wife) 5) Polly Dodds (Mrs. Moses Smith) 6) Sarah A. Dodds (Mrs. James McLain) 7) James Dodds 8) Thomas Dodds 9) Martha Dodds (Mrs. John Smith)
May 2000 Information from "A Genealogical Index of Pioneers in the Miami, OH, Miamo Co, Montgomery Co., Preble Co., and Warren Co., OH by Lindsay M. Brien printed 1970 pages 14, 15, 29, 48, 111-115, 156
Gen. William Dodds married Isabelle McGrew and had the following children: Gen. William Dodds Will dated 10-4-1831 named: John, William, James Thomas-to take care of his Mother Margaret Dodds (Mrs. David Lamme) Mary Dodds (Mrs. Moses Smith) Martha Dodds Smith
Granddaughters: Isabel Eator, Sarah and Mary McCain Grandson: William Dodds
Marriages: Montgomery County: Dodds, Margaret to David Lamme, Aug 7, 1804 Dodds, Joseph to Jane Ewing, Mar. 8, 1805 Dodds, William to Elizabeth Hole, Feb. 22, 1810 Dodds, John to Hannah Yeazel, June 6, 1824.
6-2001 Dottie (Porter) Himes copied information from Cousin Donna (Herbst) Tinley that she acquired from the Moorman Library, Salt Lake City, Utah on the Himes, Rohr, Shroyer and allied families. The copy of the information will be put in the front of the Surname's binder if it pertains to more than one family member, if only about one person it will be put with the family page for that person. Information on William Dodds, a 5 generation Ancestor Chart, copied page was not too clear so will verify dates but looks like William Dodds was born Feb. 1__ 1753, married Feb. 17__1789? Died July Carrolton, married Isabella McGrew born Sept 17__2 died August 1849? Carrollton. It showed their son John Dodds born May 7, 1790 married to Elizabeth Himes
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