David Dodge
(David Britain, John, Tristram)
Information taken from Tristram Dodge Genealogy by Theron Royal Woodward

David Dodge, b. July 15, 1719. a son of David Britain Dodge and Rebecca YEOMANS Dodge, left Colchester Connecticut in 1757 and settled at New Minas, Nova Scotia, (now Sunnyside, Port Williams Station) on land granted settlers by the government when the Acadians were expelled. He had a brother, Daniel who had a land grant at Grand Pre, but left it and returned to Colchester. David died at New Minas, in 1784. His widow, Frances, afterward returned to Colchester with her sons, David and Asa.

The children of David were:
Stephen lived in Hartford, Connecticut as late as 1809 and printed Bibles

James was living in New England when his father died.

Caleb of Nova Scotia, where he probably has descendants

Gardiner b. 1762, lived in the house with his father. He d. age 40, and his wife died age 93. The children of Gardiner's son, Aaron, were David, Jane, Annie, Sarah, and Caroline. They lived on land owned by their great grandfather, David.

Asa, was an imbecile

David was deaf and dumb



Sylvester returned to New England and married at Waterford, Connecticut, Esther Caulkins. In 1809, he sailed from New London Connecticut, for Nova Scotia in order to sell his land situated there. He was never heard from again. His widow died soon after. His children were, Fannie, who died at age 16, Nathaniel, Lydia, Ezra, a dentist in New York City, and Daniel Ezra.