Jesse Dodd, Revolutionary War Soldier

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Jesse Dodd was born on July 12, 1757 either in North Carolina or Virginia. Jesse was a farmer, his parents unknown. He died in Winston County on October 17, 1839 and is buried in the Dodd Memorial (Old Cap Baughn) Cemetery in Lynn, Alabama. Jesse was a Revolutionary Soldier, enlisting in Wilmington, North Carolina in May of 1776 serving under Captain Harris and Colonel Polk. He married Chloe Miller on August 7, 1779. Sometime after he and Chloe were married, they went to Hall County, Georgia, and raised ten children. Jesse fought in the Battle of Monmouth. Berry Dodd was the third son of Jesse. Berry was a farmer and pioneer of Winston County, where he came seeking a better life for his family and found it in Larissa. Berry was born in Georgia in 1787 and died in Winston County in 1860. He is buried beside his father. Berry married Mary Sheffield on September 25, 1810, and they had twelve children.

DODD, JESSE, aged 77, and a resident of Lawrence County; private, N.C. Continental Line; enrolled on September 6, 1818, under act of Congress of March 18, 1818 payment to date from September 25, 1818; annual allowance, $96; sums received to date of publication of list, $1,124.72. Revolutionary Pension Roll, in Vol. xiv, Sen. Doc. 51-L 23rd Cong., 1st sess., 1833-34.