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Transcribed biography of Richard Dodd

RICHARD DODD was born in Amherst County, VA., February 3, 1828, and is the fourth child of a family of twelve born to Joseph and Elizabeth (Hattan) Dodd; eight of these are now living, he being the only one in this county. His parents were natives of Virginia, where they married and where eight of their family were born. In 1842, they emigrated to Hamilton County, Ind., where they remained until their death - the father dying on November 20, 1845, and the mother, April 24, 1876. Richard Dodd received but little education in youth, but has acquired his limited knowledge since arriving at manhood. He was married to Annie M. Bales, March 21, 1850; she is a native of North Carolina, whence she came with her parents to Hamilton County, Ind., when four year's old. This union produced eight children, six of whom are living - Nathan R., Alfred A., Asa A. Joseph L., Walter and Laura E. J. Mr. Dodd moved to Porter County in 1858, settling on the land he yet owns - 160 acres, 135 of which are improved. He is a member of Westville Lodge No. 136, I. O. O. F., and his wife of Silver Star Lodge, No. 183. Mr. Dodd is a Republican.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
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