Wife: Hannah (3)
Born: about 1648 in Of Stonington, CT
Freeman, July 1670, in Block Island, RI. Oct 1, 1720, Israel Dodge of New London, late of Block Island, sold land located in Block Island, formerly belonging to his father Tristram, to his brothers John, Tristram, and William of Block Island. He was on a farm in North Parish (Montville), New London, CT in 1694. In 1705 the Queen's Court reported him settled there on Indian Fields. As the New London records were burned by Benedict Arnold Sep 6, 1781, it is difficult to give dates concerning his family. Baptisms by Rev. Jas. Hillhouse, Second Cong. Church of North Parish, supply the following names of Israel's children and grandchildren. He appears to have disposed of all his real estate before his death. In 1707 he bought land in Montville of Samuel Rogers. In 1719 he and wife Hannah gave his son John a part of this land. In 1725 Johns ells same land to his brother Israel for 40 pounds. Israel Sr. gave some of this land to his sons Wiliam and Samuel, and they sell 16 acres of it in 1725 to their brother Israel. In 1727 Israel Sr. gives more of this land to son all of his own farm except improved part, " latter to fall to Samuel when Israel Sr. and wife die. In 1722 Israel gave some of this Montville land to son Thomas, "near John's portion," deed made out at Norwich. In 1724 Israel gives son Israel more of this land. In 1730 Samuel Dodge sells land in Montville "where Israel Dodge now lives" (probably brother Israel) to Gideon Comstock for 42 pounds, and this was doubtless after the death of his father and mother when the homestead had fallen to him, " said land beginning at the highway that goes to Colchester.: Robert Dodge, in his Tristram Dodge and Descendants, p. 136 et seq., has got Israel and his family badly mixed up. Children from church records:
8. Israel, bapt. adult Dec 16, 1722, d. 1745
9. John, b. 1689, bapt adult Dec 16, 1722, d. Nov 16, 1776 (NorwichRec.)
10. Thomas, bapt adult 16 Dec 1722
William, bapt. adult Dec 16 1722
Samuel, bapt adult Dec 16, 1722.
He was bapt. in Montville Dec 16, 1722, and with his wife Elizabeth united with the church April 7, 1723. Perhaps the John Dodge who m. June 25, 1717, Elizabeth Stebbins (New London records). He m. 2nd Hannah_________. In 1725 he sold the land given him by his father in Montvilleto his brother Israel, and removed to Colchester, CT. He afterwards removed to Canterbury, CT. Norwich town record says: "John Dodge of Canterbury d. Nov 16, 1776, in the 87th or 88th year of his age, as said by his son Edward, at whose request this record is made." The following baptisms are from Montville church records. Children, the last three by wife Hannah:
Ann, bapt Dec 16, 1722, m. John Dethick. She was d. in 1770, leaving heirs.
Also, Hannah, John, Elizabeth, and Joel.
Revised: November 26, 2016