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David Low Dodge

David Low Dodge

Male 1774 - 1852  (78 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 37 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name David Low Dodge 
    Birth 1774 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1852 
    Person ID I364086  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also David Low Dodge at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

    Father David Dodge 
    Mother Mary Stuart 
    Family ID F311807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Cleveland   d. Yes, date unknown 
    • 2 sons, 5 daughters
    +1. William Earl Dodge,   b. 1805   d. 1883 (Age 78 years)
     2. David Stuart Dodge   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Elizabeth Clementine Dodge,   b. 10 Dec 1810, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F144310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

  • Notes 
    • couple of churchgoers who were closely acquainted to the Phelpses, ever since their days in Hartford.

      operated a dry goods shop he called the "cash store". Building on the success of his first store, he opened another one in Litchfield Connecticut. Through his wife, the former Sarah Cleveland, Dodge was connected with the Higginson family of Salem and later Boston. In 1805 S & H. Higginson, took David Low Dodge as a partner for their branch in New York. The Boston based firm had other branches in Baltimore and New Orleans and was one of America's largest dry goods importers at the time. With three stores and an important import business, the fortune of the Dodges seemed assured. Yet, the Jefferson embargo and the subsequent war of 1812 strained the Higginsons resources and when the firm went bankrupt in 1812, David Dodge had to start all over again. He took over the management of the Bozrah Manufacturing Company, one of the first American cotton mills, located in Bozrahville Ct. After the war, the Dodges returned to New York, where David resumed the dry goods business from which he retired in 1827, to devote the remainder of his life to literary and philanthropic purposes. David Low Dodge was a pacifist and founder of the New York Peace Society. He wrote two essays on the subject, including the famous "War Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ". In addition to William Earl, David and Sarah Dodge had another son, David Stuart Dodge, a physician, as well as five daughters.

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