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

Military Monday: The Dodsons of Company B

This post is the next in a series about the Civil War service of William Greene Dodson, detailed in A Mom's Goodbye, The Cruel War Is Raging and The Cruel War Is Raging, Johnny Has To Fight. Muster cards--concise who-what-when story lines. I LOVE these mines of family history. My current extraction comes from the … Continue reading Military Monday: The Dodsons of Company B

The Cruel War Is Raging, Johnny Has To Fight

This is the third post in a series about young William Greene Dodson that began with A Mom's Goodbye and The Cruel War Is Raging. The land of Mecklenburg County, Virginia rolls from pasture to forest to creek.  Wild roses and honeysuckle form dense thickets, and glossy leaves of poison ivy climb oak and ash … Continue reading The Cruel War Is Raging, Johnny Has To Fight