Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nicholas and Prudence Dodge, Beverly, Massachusetts

These tombstones were photographed at the Dodge's Row Burying Ground 
in North Beverly, Massachusetts. 

November 21, 1857, 
81 yrs and 4 mos

widow of 
died July 25, 1869, 
aged 80 years
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

Nicholas Dodge, son of Nicholas Dodge and Hannah Cole, was born 1 July 1777 in Wenham, Massachusetts.  He married first to Lydia Cleaves on 23 May 1801 in Wenham.  She died on 27 September 1805.  He married second to Prudence Edwards on 21 July 1808 in Wenham, and had eight children.  Nicholas Dodge died on 2 November 1857 in Wenham and was buried  next to his two wives at the Dodge’s Row Burying Ground in North Beverly.  [I didn't photograph Lydia's tombstone]. 

Prudence Edwards was born 1 May 1789 in Wenham, Massachusetts, the daughter of Abraham Edwards and Prudence Dodge.  She is my distant cousin through our common Allen, Herrick, Tuck, Browning and Williams ancestors.  

Prudence and Nicholas Dodge are buried in the Dodge’s Row Burying ground with other close and distant Dodge relatives.  I wrote a blog post on November 24, 2015 about the tombstone of Augustus Dodge, their son, and his wife, Martha Knowlton, at this link:  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/11/tombstone-tuesday-augustus-and-martha.html  


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Nicholas and Prudence Dodge, Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted December 8, 2015  (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2015/12/tombstone-tuesday-nicholas-and-prudence.html: accessed [access date]). 


  1. I have a feeling I may be related to Nicolas. I have DODGEs who married COLEs in Cheshire Co., New Hampshire in the 1700s. I have pedigree collapse in my COLE line, as Daniel Dodge COLE married Rogena (Roxanna) COLE; they were first cousins.

  2. I have an Alvah DODGE in New Hampshire who (m) Mary "Polly" SARGENT from Chateaugay,NY as her second husband. Her kids by a Brown were known as Dodge kids.