Family Group Sheet

Richard Thomas William Dodson

Name Richard Thomas William DODSON
Birth abt 1811, Bedford County, Tennessee
Death bet 1863-1870
Father Charles DODSON Sr. (~1740-~1794)
Spouse Frances RUSHING
Birth 1808, Anson County, North Carolina
Death bet 1863-1870
Father John RUSHING (~1776-1827)
Mother Amelia (Millie) DEASON (~1785-)
1 M Elijah R. DODSON
Birth 13 Nov 1830, Bedford County, Tennessee
Spouse Louisa Smith MOORE
Marriage abt 1854, Upshur County, Texas
2 F Elizabeth Reubana DODSON
Birth abt 1833
3 M Francis M. (Pete) DODSON
Birth 1835, Bedford County, Tennessee
Death abt 1900, Kilgore, Gregg County, Texas
Spouse Mary J. THOMPSON
4 M John R. DODSON
Birth abt 1837, Bedford County, Tennessee
5 F Adeline DODSON
Birth abt 1839, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
6 F Sarah Francis B. (Sallie) DODSON
Birth 20 Jul 1841, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Spouse George W. DEARMORE
7 F Dovie A. DODSON
Birth abt 1843, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
8 F Helen L. DODSON
Birth 11 Jun 1847, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Death 17 Jul 1888
Spouse George M. FARMER
Marriage 1866, Van Zandt County, Texas
Spouse Francis Marion (Doc) HELMS
Marriage 31 Aug 1876, Collin County, Texas Methodist Church
9 M Charles Thomas (Doc) DODSON
Birth 15 Sep 1849, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Spouse Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) PHIEFFER
Marriage 1871, Cass County, Texas
10 M Joel Franklin (Frank) DODSON
Birth 29 Dec 1852, Walker County, Alabama
Spouse Martha Tine JOHNSON
Marriage 1876, Upshur County, Texas
Spouse Melissa Ann COLLIER
Marriage 12 Jun 1884, Upshur County, Texas
11 F Louisa A. DODSON
Birth abt 1857, Texas
Notes for Richard Thomas William DODSON
Census  note:

1860 DODSON RICHARD Harrison County TX 441 Elysian Fields P.O. Federal Population Schedule TX 9

1890 DODSON RICHARD T. Johnson County TX 001 J.P. Pct No 2 Ed. 91 TX 1890 Veterans Schedule TX2822594

Notes for Helen L. (Child 8)
Census note:
1880 HELMS HELEN Houston County TX 234 E. D. 22 Federal Population Schedule TX 1880 

Helen's youngest daughter, Sadie, had just turned two years old when she passed away. The chore of caring for the children, ages 2, 4 and 7, fell upon her oldest daughter, Dovie who was eleven years old. Doc Helms eventually remarried in 189, when Dovie was 14 years old. As I understand it, there wasn't much of an age difference between Dovie and the new wife. There was much resentment.
Notes for Charles Thomas (Doc) (Child 9)
Census note:

1880 DODSON DOCK Lamar County TX 147 E. D. 78 Federal Population Schedule TX 1880


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