Biography of Archibald Dodds
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Dodds, Archibald, was born in the North of Ireland, and is a son of Robert and Sarah (Porte) Dodds; Robert was a native of Scotland and his wife a native of England. The father of Robert emigrated from Scotland to the North of Ireland, where he spent his life in the linen business. Archibald came to America in 1847, and in 1861 he married Nancy, daughter of Joseph Davenport of Lansingburgh. To Mr. and Mrs. Dodds have been born six children: Sarah, Joseph, who died in infancy; Thomas is a farmer; Mary is a milliner in Troy: Nellie, wife of Henry White, of North Greenbush; and Bessie M. Mr. Dodds commenced farming in Brunswick and in 1872 bought the Barringer farm, where he has since carried on a successful isiness in general farming. For a good many years he made a specialty of milk. Mr. Dodds has made many improvements on the farm. He has been and is at present assessor, and is not an office seeker. They attend and support the Lutheran church, of North Greenbush.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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