Gilbert Tennent Dodge
His brothers, Harvey and Rufus served in the Civil War.
They were sons of Rev. Harvey Bingham Dodge and Eliza A. Beckwith.
G. T. DODGE, dry-goods merchant, Columbus; was born at Greece, Monroe Co., N. Y., Sept.
22, 1834; his father, Rev. H. B. Dodge, was born at Hanover, N. H.; graduated at Dartmouth College, and soon after at a theological college in the District of Columbia, and afterward entered the work of the ministry as a Baptist preacher in the State of New York; his mother, Eliza Beckwith, was a native of Plattsburg, N. Y.; was married to the Rev. Mr. Dodge, June 13, 1830. Five years after marriage, they removed to Ohio, where Mr. Dodge continued his ministerial labors for a few years, and then returned to Plattsburg, where he died Nov. 11, 1865.
Mrs. Dodge came to this city (Columbus) soon after the death of her husband, and made this her home till her death, which occurred Nov. 3, 1878; the family was composed of four sons and two daughters, three of the former were for several years merchants of this city.
Harvey K., was a soldier in the 1st W. V. I., under Gen. Starkweather, and was connected with the general pay department of the army from 1862 to the close of the war. He was married to Miss Nellie Dudley, of Naperville, Ill., who died in six months after marriage. He was afterward married to Miss Julia Manning, of Columbus.
Rufus S., was in the 16th N. Y. V. I., and was in the battle of Bull Run, and remained with and engaged in all the principal battles and movements of his regiment till after the second battle of Fredricksburg; he came to Columbus in 1863, and was a member of the firm of Dodge Brothers until 1879; he is now in business at Sparta, Wis. He married Miss Fannie Cotton, of Beaver Dam, Wis.; they have one daughter, Nellie. G. T., the subject of this sketch, came to this city (Columbus) in 1855, and has since been engaged in the dry-goods trade. He was married in 1864 to Miss Julia I., a daughter of M. Meade, of Columbus. who died in six weeks after marriage. His second marriage was at LeRoy, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1866, to Miss Frances Dorus Hinkston, a native of Clark, N. Y.; their children are Bessie A. and Ruth M. Mrs. Dodge is a member of the Episcopal Church.