Dodson, David S.
March 10, 2007 01:26PM
Counties of Morgan, Monroe and Brown, Indiana. Historical and
Biographical. Charles Blanchard, Editor. Chicago: F. A. Battey & Co.,
Publishers, 1884, p. 250. Hardin County.

DAVID S. DODSON, blacksmith and wagon-maker at Mahalarsville, is a native
of Hardin County, Ky.; was born August 2, 1834, and is a son of John B.
and Catharine (Ament) Dodson, the former a native of Kentucky, the latter
of Holland, and of English and German extraction respectively. The
subject of this sketch received a good common school education; was reared
a farmer, and remained with his parents until his twenty-fifth year, at
which age he commenced learning his trade, which he has since almost
constantly followed, besides having served nearly four years in the
regular army. In the fall of 1862, he began business for himself at his
present location. The spring of 1868, he married Miss Sarah E. Helton, a
native of Morgan County, Ind., who died after having borne one child -
Judiah K. (deceased). Mrs. Dodson was a member of the M. P. Church. Mr.
Dodson is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the I. O. O. F. and the
United Order of Honor. He is an enthusiastic Democrat, by which party he
was elected Justice of the Peace in 1878, and again in the spring of 1882.

Dodson Ament Helton
Holland Morgan-IN

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