Greenham Dodson

Male1 October 1783–3 October 1866

Brief Life History of Greenham

When Greenham Dodson was born on 1 October 1783, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Greenham Dodson, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Dodson, was 25. He married Marcy Brooks on 9 January 1808, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1830 and Giles, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. He died on 3 October 1866, in Lynnville, Giles, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Dodson Cemetery, Lynnville, Giles, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Greenham Dodson
Marcy Brooks
Marriage: 9 January 1808
Lucretia C Dodson
Mary Ann Dodson
Caledonia Dodson
Elizabeth Hightower Dodson
Wriley W Dodson
Whitfield Dodson

Sources (16)

  • Gunham Dotson, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Greenham Dodson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Greenham H. Dodson, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1808Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 3

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    Age 5

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 


    Age 25

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    patronymic from Dodd ; ‘son of Dod(d) or Dud(d)’ from Middle English Dodd(e), Dudd(e), Old English Dodd(a), Dudd(a), + -son. Alternatively, the name may arise from a Middle English form of Old English Dodesunu, a compound personal name formed from the same elements as above and impossible to tell apart from the Middle English patronymic.

    post-medieval variant of Dodgson with simplification of the medial dgs.


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

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