Biography of George M. Dodds
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Dodds, George M., Gouverneur, one of three children living of Andrew and Sallie (Smith) Dodds, was born on the farm owned by his father in Gouverneur. Andrew Dodds, the father, was born in Roxburyshire, Scotland, August 16, 1812. He came to this country in 1832 and located in Gouverneur on what is called the Scotch Settlement road. In 1851 he bought the farm on which his two sons now live, comprising some 360 acres, George M. owns the homestead with some 200 acres of the farm, where he has always lived, The mother, Sallie (Smith) Dodds, was a daughter of Willard and Lucy (Garrett) Smith of Gouverneur, who were Washington county people. They were one of the first families to settle in Gouverneur, coining over 200 miles on an ox sleigh in the winter. George M. was married in 1878 to Zeruah Johnson, daughter of Grove and Malvina (Wight) Johnson of Fowler. They have three children Bertha Ada, George Wilson and Bligh Dodds. Mr. Dodds is a member of the highway cornmission, and is one of the representative young men of the town.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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