SOME of the marriages I pasted into my last e-mail, especially those that occurred in Hardin County, KY, are those of the children of Isreal5 Dodge (John4, John3, Isreal2, Tristram1). His father John4 Dodge also gave us Rev. Jordan5, Rev. Josiah Rogers5, and Rev. Nehemiah5. Suffice to say- a devout family- lots of biblical names- but no Richards. Rev. Jordan4 writes in a letter printed in TRW of visiting his daughter Lydia5 in the Carolinas. So the ties are there. The
Josiah on the Hardin County KY 1800 tax list is undoubtedly Josiah Rogers Dodge- he may also
be the Josiah on the North Carolina coast in 1790 (He is known to have done some sailing on the slave trade). He may also be the Joseph Dodge on the Harrison County KY 1810 census. Richard Dodge 1756 was called Capt- I reasoned from Revolutionary War service. I found two Capt. Richard Dodges in Revolutionary War service records. The first served in the NY Line. The second was in the 7th Reg't. Continental Army. I don't know from where the 7th mustered. The name Richard early on only occurs in one line in the Tristram branch, that of Samuel3 (William2, Tristram1). Of the other children of William2, we have a William3, Jr, for who we have no information. He is certainly a possibility. Jim Bailey recently sent me a list of early 1800s NC
Dodges that included Jeremiah, Samuel, William and John. These names are legion among the
descendants of William2. Of course, both Williams and Richards proliferate among the descendants of John1 Dodge, so we really don't have much to go on there.
Richard b. 1756 is buried in Baptist cemetery. This certainly points to a Tristram connection.
Richard's children, (see Richard Dodge of Kentucky)