Capt. John Dodge, of Salem

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John Dodge

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of "Farmer" William Dodge, of Beverly and Elizabeth Dodge
Husband of Elizabeth Woodbury; Sarah Dodge and Elizabeth Dodge
Father of John Dodge, Jr.; William Dodge; Sarah Gage; Hannah Woodbury; Martha Gilbert and 1 other
Brother of Captain William Dodge; Hannah Woodbury and Josiah Dodge

Occupation: Miller, Representative to general court
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About Capt. John Dodge, of Salem

Identified as John **7 in some family genealogies (Deleted from the Geni profile name in accordance with Geni Naming Conventions)

John Dodge settled in what was then included in Beverly, but later was annexed to Wenham. He built a saw mill...on Mill River at Wenham Neck, which was in use till about 1822. Lieut. John Dodge was a man of more than ordinary standing in the community. He was elected deputy to the General Court, was often elected one of the selectmen of the town, and served in almost every public capacity where good sense and integrity were required. There are many bits of evidence preserved, showing that he was on the side of temperance and good order.

  • (from Genealogy of the Dodge family of Essex County, Mass., 1629-1894, p. 21)

He lived in Beverly and owned a mill at the head of Beverly Cove In 1710 he gave three acres in Wenham to his grandson John 4 the son of John 1 who died about 1700 and four acres to his grand daughter Sarah which in case of her death was to go to her sister Mary.

Capt John served against the Narragansetts in 1675 was chosen Representative to the General Court in 1693-96 and 1702 was often on grand and petit jury and on a variety of committees for town and parish business and was decidedly prominent and uselful man.


  1.   William Dodge, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

Estate:...Both William and his son John were taxed 1s. in the special rate levied by Topsfield in 1667 [ EQC 3:386]. ...

On 12 May 1685, William Dodge Sr. of Beverly, stating that he had given deeds of gift on the same date to his "two sons" John and William, now proceeded to give to others for whom he has parental love and affection.... CHILDREN: i JOHN, bp. Salem 25 December 1636 ("John, son of William Dody") [ SChR 16]; m. (1) Salem 10 [blank] 1659 Sarah Proctor, daughter of John Proctor; m. (2) Elizabeth (_____) Woodbury, widow of John Woodbury [evidence not seen, but so stated in Dawes-Gates 2:323].


Captain John Dodge

Born: Dec. 1636, Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts

Baptized December 25, 1836, in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Died: January 14, 1722/23 , Beverly, Massachusetts. Age 87.



JOHN DODGE was baptized December 25, 1636 in Salem, Massachusetts, and died January 14, 1722/23 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

He married (1) ELIZABETH TENNEY. She was born 1632 in Rowley, Massachusetts, and died January 06, 1725 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

He married (2) SARAH PROCTOR April 10, 1659 in Salem, Massachusetts. She was born Abt. 1638 and died February 08, 1705/06 in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Children of JOHN DODGE and SARAH PROCTOR are:

i. JOHN DODGE, b. January 02, 1661/62, Salem, Massachusetts; d. Abt. November 1700, Wenham, Massachusetts; m. (1) SARAH, possibly daughter of WILLIAM HASKELL of Gloucester; b. June 28, 1660; m. (2) MARY BRIDGES.

ii. SARAH DODGE, bpt. February 16, 1667/68, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. 1747; m. MOSES GAGE of Beverly, Massachusetts; d. June 30, 1748, Beverly, Massachusetts.

iii. HANNAH DODGE, b. Abt. 1669, Beverly, Massachusetts; probably died young.

iv. HANNAH DODGE, b. Abt. 1671, Beverly, Massachusetts; d. 1757, Beverly, Massachusetts.

v. MARTHA DODGE, b. February 05, 1672/73, Beverly, Massachusetts; m. JOHN GILBERT, JR., December23, 1699.


Old North Beverly Cemetery, Plot: 32 Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts,


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Capt. John Dodge, of Salem's Timeline

December 29, 1631
Middlechinnock, East Coker, Somersetshire, England
December 29, 1631
East Cocker,Somerset,England
December 29, 1631
East Coker Church, Somersetshire, England
December 24, 1636
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
December 25, 1636
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
December 25, 1636
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
December 25, 1636
First Church, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
January 2, 1661
Age 24
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
February 16, 1667
Age 30
Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts