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John Dodge

b. April 15, 1662 Wenham, Massachusetts (English Colony)
m. 1682 & April 11, 1698 Wenham, Massachusetts (English Colony)
d. January 18, 1704 Wenham, Massachusetts (English Colony)


Martha (Fiske) Dodge & Ruth (Grover) Dodge


1. Phineus Dodge (b. May 23, 1688 Wenham, Massachusetts; m. December 15, 1712 Wenham, Massachusetts; d. July 19, 1759 Wenham, Massachusetts)
2. Amos Dodge (b. About 1690 Wenham, Massachusetts; d. March 28, 1705/1706)
3. Martha Dodge
4. Elizabeth Dodge (b. August 15, 1695 Wenham, Massachusetts)
5. Nehemiah Dodge (b. January 17, 1697 Wenham, Massachusetts)
6. Ruth Dodge (b. March 13, 1699/1700 Wenham, Massachusetts)
7. Sarah Dodge (b. March 06, 1701/1702 Wenham, Massachusetts)
8. John Dodge (b. December 13, 1703 Wenham, Massachusetts)
9. Mary Dodge (b. Wenham, Massachusetts)


John married Martha Fiske in 1682 and after having four or five children (one source claims Nehemiah was born in 1697, another says 1699), Martha died in 1697. Two of John's brothers married two of his first wife, Martha Fiske's sisters. Sarah Fiske married Josiah Dodge and Hannah Fiske married Andrew Dodge.

On April 11, 1698 John Dodge married Ruth Grover in Essex County and they had five children.

John probably lived close to his parents, Lieutenant John and Sarah Dodge in Wenham, Massachusetts. In 1686 John was accepted as a townsman of Wenham and was granted towns privileges. In 1691 he was chosen as Wenham town constable.

John Dodge's will was dated July 07, 1703 in the presence of his father, mother and his father-in-law, Thomas Fiske. His brother, Josiah and his widow, Ruth were executors. John Dodge left 453 pounds minus 13 pounds of debts. Amos later sold his interest in the estate to his stepmother and his oldest brother, who divided it.

John Dodge died on January 18, 1704 in Wenham six months after writing his will and it was proved on March 06, 1704.





-Joseph T Dodge, PhD, Genealogy of the Dodge Family of Essex County, Massachusetts 1629-1894, (Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Company, 1894), 34.
-Fredrick Clifton Pierce, Fiske & Fisk Family: Being the Record of Descendents of Symond Fiske, Lord of the Manor of Stadhaugh, Suffolk County, England, From the Time of Henry IV to Date, Including All the American Members of the Family, (Self Published, 1896), 24, 29, 37, 59, & 65.
-Wenham Town Records, Volume II: 1683-1696, (Wenham, Massachusetts: Wenham Historical Society, 1928), 83, 94.
-Dodge family records (view document)