Stephen Dodge
(Tristram, Jeremiah, William, Tristram)
Information taken from Tristram Dodge Genealogy by Theron Royal Woodward

Stephen Dodge, was b.about 1748 in Oyster Bay, New York. He married Blanche Shadwin February 17, 1771.

New York in the Revolution, p. 49, says that he was in Col. James Holmes regiment, N.Y. Line, 4th Regiment, Capt. James Rosekraus Company. Service Aug. 3 to Oct. 17, 1775. (These troops were regiments in the United States service under General Washington)

On page 145: Stephen Dodge was a soldier in the Dutchess County Militia, 6th Regt., Col. Morris Graham. (The militia could not be called out of the state for more than three months. At the beginning of the war they volunteered, but later they were called out by the Convention)

In the Tristram Genealogy by Theron Royal Woodward, pg. 103, top of page, it says that in New York in the Revolution p. 83, more military service regarding Stephen may be for another Stephen. However, it seems now, almost 100 years later, that this may very well be the same Stephen.

However, Theron R. Woodward says: "It seems probable that two of this name served in the Revolutionary War, and which of them suffered confiscation may not be certain, but all authorities seem to agree that Stephen Dodge, son of Tristram, emigrated Oct., 1783 with wife and five children, to Nova Scotia and settled there pursuant to conditions of treaty of peace. Judge Savary, in his History of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, calls him a "worthy Loyalist," and says that he settled first at Granville but afterwards in Wilmot, where he obtained a grant to the rear of the river grants, north of Middleton West. In a list or "muster roll" of discharged officers and disbanded soldiers and Loyalists taken in the County of Annapolis in June, 1784, the name of Stephen Dodge appears, "1 man, 1 woman, 3 children over 10, 3 children under 10, eight in all."

New York in the Revolution p. 83; Stephen Dodge was in Col. Albert Pawling's Regiment of The Levies. Service in 1781. (These troops were drafts from the different militia regiments and sometimes from the people direct as well.)

After the above service in the Continental Army, it seems that Stephen Dodge changed his mind on the prospect of the results of as to the merits of the war.

Page 254 (Supplement): The Commissioners of Sequestration of New York reported, July, 1781, that the property of Stephen Dodge had been sold.

Page 270 (Supplement): The Commissioners of Forfeitures of New York listed the estate of Stephen Dodge among those forfeited. These commissioners sold the real estate of Tories or others who had either gone over to the enemy or were suspected of not being friendly to the American cause. They did not begin work until late in the war, and were more systematic in their accounts than the Committee of Sequestration, who dealt for the most part with personal property. Samuel Dodge was a commissioner for the counties of Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster, and as such he probably sold the estate of his kinsman, Stephen Dodge.

The comptroller of the state of New York writes as follows concerning the confiscation of the estate of Stephen Dodge:
"The name of Stephen Dodge mentioned in New York in the Revolution (Supplement)among those whose estates were forfeited and confiscated, appears on the original documents as follows:
"List of farms and houses sold by the Commissioners of Sequestration in Dutchess County states the the house and small lot of Stephen Dodge of Charlotte was sold to Gilbert Worden May, 1779, and that in March, 1780, he paid eight pounds.
"Alphabetical list of forfeited estates contains the name of Stephen Dodge. Name also appears on a list of Forfeitures. No additional information.
"On a statement of sales of forfeited estates sold by the Commissioners of Forfeitures in the Middle District there appears the name of Stephen Dodge, opposite which is set the amount, one hundred and thirty pounds.