The Dodge Family Association

Biographical Sketches
Jonah Dodge, III

Descendent of Richard Dodge

Jonah Dodge, was born 19 November 1738 in Beverly, Massachusetts, the first child of Jonah and Mary (Edwards) Dodge. He was married 4 May 1762 in Gloucester, Massachusetts to Lydia Herrick, the daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Evelith) Herrick. Lydia was baptized in Gloucester 3 December 1738.

About 1770, Jonah and his family moved from Beverly to Sedgwick, which then included a part of Brooksville and Brooklin. Jonah served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting as a Private in Captain Nathaniel Fales's company, August 3, 1779; and being discharged August 15, 1779. This company marched on an expedition to Majabigwaduce by order of General Lovell.

The Vital Records of Sedgwick contains the birthdates of Jonah and Lydia's children. Annotations in parenthesis are from Pierce:

1. Amaziah Dodge, born 16 May 1763 (baptized in Beverly 5 June 1763; married Mary Somes, who was born in Mount Desert 11 Dec 1765, daughter of Abraham and Hanna (Herrick) Somes; and who died 12 July 1845. Amaziah Dodge and his family moved to Ohio.)

2. Ezra [Herrick] Dodge, born 12 June 1765 (baptized in Beverly 23 June 1765; died 25 March 1848; married Mary Richardson, who was born in Gloucester, 16 Jan 1761, daughter of James and Rachel (Gott) Richardson, and who died 7 October 1823; Ezra Herrick Dodge moved from Sedgwick to Mount Desert, in or before 1790; and he and his family settled on Dodge's Point; Ezra Herrick Dodge and his wife were charter members of the First Church, Mount Desert.)

3. Mary Herrick Dodge, born 7 April 1767(baptized in Gloucester in April 1767.)

4. Abigail Edwards Dodge, born 26 December 1769 (baptized in Beverly, 14 January 1770)

5. Sarah Dodge, born 3 March 1774.

6. Jonas Dodge, born 6 July 1776.

7. Susanna Dodge, born 17 December 1777.

Sedgwick Vital Records, Volume I, p. 356, LDS Microfilm # 0012248.
Old Hancock County Families, William Macbeth Pierce, Hancock County Publishing Company, Ellsworth,1933, p. 111: