Henry Dodge

15 December 1812–22 June 1883 (Age 70)
Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Dodge was born on 15 December 1812, in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Barney Dodge, was 25 and his mother, Mary Mann, was 20. He married Hannah Benson on 5 April 1836, in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1883. He died on 22 June 1883, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Henry Dodge
Hannah Benson
Marriage: 5 April 1836
John M. Dodge
Abbie R. Dodge

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1836Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Dodge, a pet form of Roger , rhymed with Rodge and Hodge.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Henry T Dodge, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Henry T. in entry for John F. Averill and Abby R. Dodge, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Henry T. Dodge in entry for John M. Dodge, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"

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