Henry Dodge

15 December 1812–22 June 1883 (Age 70)
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Henry

Henry Dodge was born on 15 December 1812, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. 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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Family Time Line

Henry Dodge
1812–1883
Hannah Benson
1816–1879
Marriage: 5 April 1836
John M. Dodge
1838–1898
Abbie R. Dodge
1850–1916

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 April 1836
Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1815

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 (northern England):1. from the Middle English personal name Dogge, a pet form of Roger . 2. possibly a nickname from Middle English dogge ‘dog’ (Old English docga, dogga).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry T Dodge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry T Dodge in household of Richard Dexter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry T. in entry for John F. Averill and Abby R. Dodge, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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