Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Stephen Dodge and Sally Grant, Beverly, Massachusetts

This tombstone was photographed at the Dodge's Row Cemetery in North Beverly, Massachusetts


STEPHEN DODGE
1792 - 1878
SALLY
HIS WIFE
1795 - 1836
THEIR CHILDREN
CHARLES S.
1821 - 1836
LYDIA A.
1831 - 1825
LYDIA A.
1835 - 1836

Stephen Dodge, son of Amos Dodge and Lydia Batchelder, born in Wenham, Massachusetts on 2 August 1792;  filed the intention to marry Sally Grant on 26 October 1816 in Wenham, daughter of Joseph Grant and Betsey Balch.  She was born on 27 April 1795 in Beverly, Massachusetts.  They had nine children, listed below.  Sally died on 29 February 1836 in Wenham, Massachusetts (the border of Wenham and Beverly is very near the Dodge's Row Cemetery).  

Nine children, named Dodge, all born in Wenham:
1. Emeline  b. 1817
2. Francis Stephen, b. 1819
3. Charles Smith b. 1821 (see above, died at age 14)
4. Joseph Grant, b. 1823
5. Sally Elizabeth, b. 1825
6. John Henry, b. 1828
7. Lydia A., b. 1831
8. George Frederik, b. 1833
9. Lydia A., b. 1835

Sally and three of her children all died in 1835 and 1836.  That was the year of a typhoid pneumonia epidemic in Massachusetts.  The vital records of Wenham don't list a cause of death, but perhaps they were all victims of this terrible disease.

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Stephen Dodge and Sally Grant, Beverly, Massachusetts", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 17, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/tombstone-tuesday-stephen-dodge-and.html: accessed [access date].

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