Dodds, Anthony

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Biographies: Dodds, Anthony
By LYNN SNYDER (Okiemo) ( on Friday, August 08, 2003 - 11:46 am:

Anthony and Eleanor DODDS are my 4th Great Grandparents. My line is through their daughter Eleanor and John DODDS, also their son Adam D. DODD and Rebecca FRENCH. This Bio was compiled from various sources of information. My immediate family lines in Harrison Co., IN are: ANDERSON, DODD, DODDS, KINGSLEY & LUNSFORD. There are many connecting families which are: CROSIER, RIDLEY, BYRUM among many others.


Anthony DODDS died about Sep 1846. Adam D. DODDS, a son, was appointed Administrator. Anthony DODDS married Eleanor DOUGLAS. She was born 17 Jun 1770 and died 15 Oct 1822. Eleanor was the daughter of James and Eleanor DOUGLAS. Both Anthony and Eleanor are buried in Kings Cemerery, southeast of Laconia, Harrison Co., Indiana. Eleanor DOUGLAS DODDS grave is marked but there is no headstone at the grave of Anthony DODDS. Many of the children and decendants of Anthony and Eleanor DOUGLAS DODDS are around them here.

On December 16, 1817 Edward STOKOE, a Brother-in-Law, who had married Eleanor's sister, Elizabeth, deeded to Anthony DODDS the southwest quarter of Section 4, Township 6 South, Range 4 East [160 acres] for $262.40. This land was located one mile south of Laconia on the road to Tobacco Landing and the Ohio River. This land was held by the DODDS family until after the death of Anthony DODDS in 1846 when it was divided among the six surviving children. The following are known children of ANTHONY DODDS and ELEANOR DOUGLAS:

1. Adam Douglas DODDS was born 18 Sep 1795, England and he died 08 Apr 1879 in Harrison Co., IN. He married Rebecca FRENCH. They are both buried in Kings Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., IN.

2. Ann DODDS was born 27 May 1797 and died 17 Oct 1845 in Harrison Co., IN. She is buried in King's Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., IN.

3. Elizabeth DODDS was born 09 Nov 1798 and died 22 Aug 1841 in Harrison Co.,IN. She is buried in King's Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., IN.

4. Eleanor DODDS died in Infancy.

5. Eleanor DODDS #2 was born 1802 and died 29 May 1885 in Harrison Co., IN. She married John DODD on 1 Nov 1819 in Harrison Co., IN. The name John Dodds & William Dodds appears on the side of Eleanor's headstone - no dates. William is their son.

6. VENUS DODDS was born 1803 in NY and died 1846 in Laconia, Harrison Co., IN. She married William RIDLEY SR on 13 Feb 1822.

7. Yarrow C. DODDS married Sarah YOUNG on 31 Mar 1831 and married second to Mary FOWLER on 9 July 1833.

8. Margaret DODDS was born 6 Oct 1806 and died 5 Jun 1893. It is said that she married her brother-in-law William KING on 20 Apr 1847. His headstone says that he died in 1846 so there are still some unanswered questions. She is buried in King Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., IN. No children were born of this union.

9. Mary Jane DODDS was born 22 May 1813 and died on 13 Sep 1846. She married William KING on 4 Jul 1840. Mary and William are buried in King Cemetery, Laconia, Harrison Co., IN.

Robert CROSIER, Dr. Adam DOUGLAS, Anthony DODDS and wife, and Adam DODDS and 23 other member of their families came from New York and settled in Boone Township on 3 Jun 1816.

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