Reuben D. Dodson, 1804-1860

William Rufus Dodson.jpg

Title

Reuben D. Dodson, 1804-1860

Subject

Surveyors
Baptists
Northport Baptist Church--Northport (AL)

Description

Reuben D. Dodson was the pastor of Northport Baptist Church from 1857 to 1860. Dodson, a South Carolina native, married Elizabeth Anders in 1827. He and Otis Dyer surveyed the downtown Northport area and sold it off in lots. The Dodson-Dyer Survey is still used today.

The Dodsons had seven children: Martha Frances Dodson, Ezekiel Kosciusko Dodson, 1831-1932; Sarah Elizabeth Dodson, 1835-1892; Samantha Caroline Dodson, 1843-1941; William Rufus Dodson, 1829-1924; Thomas Jefferson Dodson, 1832-1859; Mary Adline Dodson, 1839-Unknown.

Information from Images of America - Northport, Alabama,2012, page 52.

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Date

Circa 1850

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

541

Coverage

Northport (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 by 12 inches

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