Henry Dodge/Lourena Jolly
For a long time, actually, for years, the ancestry of the family of Henry Dodge/Lourena Jolly was a mystery. We had an idea that it belonged to the family of Rev. Josiah Rogers Dodge, but had no proof. In 2004, we received mail from an ancestor who went to Hardin County, Kentucky, and found the proof that indeed, as we had thought, Henry was the son of Josiah Dodge and his first wife, Drusilla Hendricks. They also had two girls, Jane, b. abt. 1815 and d. 1880 who married #1. Samuel Humphreys, July 30, 1835 in Hardin County, Kentucky, and #2. David Pointer, Dec. 8, 1866, in Knox County, Illinois ... and ... Susan, b. abt. 1821. Susan m. Charles Howell, Nov. 30, 1840, in Hardin County, Kentucky.
First, we received a lot of photos from Barbara Middleton, and later we received all of these from Kimberly Dodge.
Then in 2009 we received this text from Kimberly Dodge McNIchols: "My daughter discovered that we have an ear wax trait, flakey wax, that is recessive and is only found in asian or native american gene pools. I knew my grandma Helen Dodge Taylor Goehrig had some early american ancestry and that there was a rumor that there was some mixed blood, Spanish/Native American, in her family. I remembered there were some old photos with some people that seemed to have a little darker complexion. We are mostly lobster red sun burners, though there is an olive complexion that seems to pop up even though both parents are pale. I remembered T. J. Dodge, so that is where my daughter started her research. She found the pictures of the Henry Dodge/Lourena Jolly Family on your website and I recognized the tall man immediately. I pulled out grandma's photos and completely flipped when I saw we had the exact same photo. I cannot seem to find all the photos that I remember. Lots of moves and packing up probably caused a loss of some but I do still have quite a lot. We looked carefully for little identifiers and noted those we could find.
My grandmother spoke about how when she was a little girl she would ride on the pony of her fathers carraige when he went on doctoring calls. He would often doctor for barter. She remembered the stories about the riverside sanitorium. One of the relatives has a blood letting device from Dr. Dodge, where a series of razors snap down to cut into the persons skin. I don't know if she spent time there. She was a grandchild and Dr. Dodge died at a fairly young age.
|Daisy Dodge as a baby||Daisy and Cordelia Dodge||An older Daisy and Cordelia Dodge||Cordelia's family|
|Daisy Dodge Taylor, Helen Dodge Taylor, Robert Gayley Taylor; Green ridge, MIssouri, 1901. Moved back to Hamilton, 1903||Young Dr. Dodge||Older Dr. Dodge:||Young Dr. Dodge with his wife|
|Gertrude Dodge||Grandmother Doke Taylor, Helen's grandmother||Henry Dodge with sons and grandson||J. C. Taylor, Daisy and Helen|
|JeanDodgeTaylorGoehrig-baby||JeanDodgeTaylorGoehrig-Pilot||Jeff and Lizzie Dodge||Jeff Dodge|
|John Brandt Miller, Ola Dodge Miller, Everette, Mary||John Doke Taylor, Helens Grandfather||Mary Miller, Wife of John Brandt Miller||Mildred and Gertrude Dodge|
|Riverside Sanitarium||With some of the patients||The suspension bridge over lover's leap||Haystack, Columbus Junction|