Raleigh W Dodson

1827–before 1864 (Age 37)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Raleigh W

When Raleigh W Dodson was born in 1827, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Hightower Dodson, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Hanks, was 37. He married Ann A Alderson on 27 February 1849, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He died before 1864, in Hudson, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 36.

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Raleigh W Dodson
Ann A Alderson
Marriage: 27 February 1849
Sally D Hurdy
L. A. Dodson
C B Dodson
Deniah Dodson
J Emerintha Dodson

Spouse and Children


    Ann A Alderson


27 February 1849
Maury, Tennessee, United States


    Sally D Hurdy


    L. A. Dodson


    C B Dodson


    Deniah Dodson


    J Emerintha Dodson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.

Age 19

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Dodd .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • R W Dodson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rolley Dodson in household of Hightower Dodson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • R Dodson in entry for Emma Dodson, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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