It’s Complicated

I shouldn't have been astonished. The Mecklenburg County, Virginia U.S. Federal Census of 1860 enumerated two Dodson households--my white 2nd great-grandparents, James and Sarah, and his brother and sister-in-law, Benjamin and Delia. In the U.S. Federal Census of 1870 James and Sarah were enumerated with 9 children; Delia, widowed by a Union sniper bullet in 1864, … Continue reading It’s Complicated

Friend of Friends Friday: Slaves of the Virginia Dodsons, 1853-1865

A couple of months ago I received a query regarding my ancestors, the Dodsons of Mecklenburg County, Virginia.  In particular, Angela Pearl Dodson was seeking information about the slaves that this family owned, or that relatives of this family had owned.  I circle back to this topic today, with a posting from the special collection … Continue reading Friend of Friends Friday: Slaves of the Virginia Dodsons, 1853-1865