Biography of Powhattan H. Dodd
Tipton County, IN Biographies





POWHATTAN H. DODD, a prominent farmer in Cicero Township, was born on September 10, 1825, in Virginia, where he remained until he was fifteen years of age. His father, Joseph Dodd, then removed to Hamilton County, Ind., and spent the remainder of his life in Hamilton and Tipton Counties. He died in Hamilton County in 1843, leaving a family of twelve children, of whom ours subject was the eldest, hence the care of the family fell upon him. P. H. Dodd engaged in farming in Hamilton County till 1859, when he was enabled to buy with his hard earned money eighty five acres of land near Westfield. This he traded for 160 acres in Section 27, Madison Township, and in 1859 moved upon this tract of timber and prairie land, about ten acres being cleared. Here he opened a farm of 100 acres, and has met with good success. Mr. Dodd was married, September 28, 1847, in Hamilton County, to Miss Lurinda Wilson. They had four children, Lurinda J., wife of William Ressler; James Preston (deceased); William Melvin (deceased); and Milburn Jasper, who lived to manhood, and died October 21, 1878, at the age of twenty five. Mrs. Dodd died September 18, 1374, and Mr. Dodd was next married in Tipton County, Ind., September 10, 1875, to Miss Elizabeth Tingle. He owns four vacant lots in Tipton, and two good farms in the county. He gave his child a farm of forty acres and he purchased a home of twenty five acres north of Tipton, upon which he moved in February, 1876, and let his farms out to a tenant. He is a highly respected farmer, and he and wife are members of the New Light Church. Mr. Dodd is a Democrat.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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