Name: Richard Dodge
Given Name: Richard
Death: 15 Jun 1671 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts 1
!DEATH-RELATIONSHIP: GENSERV Report from GEDCOM Database hursqu1; 1654-1745; Quinton Hurst, Tempe, AZ; ; GENSERV Database, computer printout in poss of Pat Geary, Harrisonburg, VA.
Change Date: 15 Mar 2001 at 21:22:24
Richard Dodge appeared in Salem in 1638, and "desired accomodation." After living awhile on land of his brother William, he settled on "Dodge Row in North Beverly, not far east of Wenham Lake. Richard evidently gave his attention more to farming and the care of his domestic affairs, than to town or church business; although he was a loyal church member, and one of the most liberal contributors to the support of the church. He also had a high appreciation of the value of education, for in 1653, in a list of twenty-on subscribers to Harvard College, his name ranks first, while the next largest sum was only one fourth as much as his. He dedicated a piece of his land to a burying ground, which in now known as the Cemetery on Dodge Row. It was probably inherited by his son Edward. Richard died 15th June 1671, leaving an estate valued at the large sum of 1764 pounds and 2 shillings. He gave his sons John, Richard and Samuel each a good farm, valued in his inventory at over 100 pounds each. To sons Edward and Joseph he gave the home farm, valued at 1000 pounds. To his wife Edith he gave certain appropriate personal property, "to be her own absolutely," and gave her "the sole and proper use of the parlor & chamber over it in my now dwelling house," and made liberal provision for annual payments to be made to her by her five sons. She outlived him seven years. From this it is probable that Richard may have been born about 1602, and was about two years older than William. Edith, before her death, also made a will, and the inventory discloses a very comfortable state of wordly affairs. No grave stones, however, disclose their resting place.
Edith b: 1603
- Edward Dodge b: 1645/1651 in N. Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts
- Title: "New England Historical & Genealogical Register," "Dodge Family of Essex County,"
Author: Dodge, Joseph Thompson
Publication: NEHGS, Boston, Oct 1892
Page: Vol 46, p 386.