(Carlton, Ephriam, Ebenezer, Phineas, John, John, Richard)
The photos on this page were contributed by Mary J. R. Gilchrist
Tired of struggling with the cold on the prairie,
John and Eliza Dodge took their sons Charles E. Dodge and Carlton Dodge
to the Los Angeles area, supposedly Glenwood, California.
John's brother Boynton, whose family stayed behind in Iowa, had come to Iowa from Henniker, New Hampshire in the 1850's. Boynton walked all the way from New Hampshire to Iowa. He brought with him a supply of sewing materials, thread, needles, to barter in exchange for lodging and food. He thought that carrying money would invite robbery.
If you think you might be descended from one of the sons of John and Eliza Dodge,
Carlton or Charlie, and you are interested in stories or pictures, let us know.