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The Dodge Family of
the ancestor of the well-known Dodge family of New Shoreham
and of the Dodges of Connecticut, was beyond all doubt from Devonshire,
the name Tristram Dodge occurs at a somewhat earlier period. He was
one of the Devon captains who were engaged in the Newfoundland
and in 1647 he was residing at Ferryland in that Island [cf. Aspinwall,
126, 127] . He was engaged by the first settlers to come from
to the Island, in order "to teach them the art of fishing", the town
state. The Island Dodge descend from his three sons John, Tristram, and
A fourth son, Israel, removed to New London and was the ancestor of the
Dodges. he may have had also another son, Thomas, who appears in the
Shoresham records in 1680. He probably died young, leaving no issue
Austin, op.cit. and "The Dodge Genealogy"].
Tristram (Trustaram) Dodge sailed with the first
of settlers; they left Braintree, Mass in April of 1661; the surveyors
sent ahead in September of 1661 and the remainder of the settlers,
Trustaram, embarked from Taunton, Mass. in the spring of 1662. He was
one of the first purchasers of the Island; like several others who came
him he occupied lands obtained of some of the sixteen proprietors. He
admitted freeman in 1664.
Dodge of Cow Neck Really the Grandfather of Stephen Dodge the Loyalist?
Evaluating the Documentation By Rebecca Walch - active
involving Tristram and Jeremiah of Cow Neck/Hempstead Submitted By Rebecca Walch