Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Capt. John Dodge, died 1811, Beverly, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Patriot

This tombstone was photographed at the Dodge's Row Burying Ground,
 North Beverly, Massachusetts

Capt. John Dodge
Departed this life
March 15, 1811
AEt 70
The unhappy house looks desolate & mourns
And every door groans doleful as it turns
The Pillars languish & each lofty wall
Stately in grief laments the Master’s fall
In drops of briny dew the fabric bears
His faint resemblance & renews my tears
Solid and square it rises from below
A noble air without a greedy show
Reigns through the model & adorns the whole
Manly & plain, such was the beings soul.

John Dodge was born 3 December 1740 in Wenham, Massachusetts, the son of Captain Richard Dodge and Mary Thorne.  He married Anna Porter on 15 May 1760.  She was the daughter of Samuel Porter, born on 4 December 1736.   Anna is a distant cousin to me through her great grandmother, Lydia Herrick, my 9th great grand aunt.  John and Anna had six children- John 1761, Anna 1762, Billy 1765, Isaac 1766, Marcy 1769, and Sarah1770.   Captain John Dodge served in the American Revolution [ see Massachusetts Soldier and Sailors, Volume 4, page 826, and also DAR ancestor #A135137] and he died on 15 March 1811 in Wenham.

Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County MASS, 1629-1898, by Joseph Thompson Dodge, (Democrat Printing Co. Wisconsin - Vol 1 1894 & Vol 2 1898).


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Capt. John Dodge, died 1811, Beverly, Massachusetts, Revolutionary War Patriot", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 1, 2015 ( http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/12/p1300653-capt.html: accessed [access date]). 

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