Enoch Dodd

Enoch Dodd was a resident of Mansfield on August 24, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. H of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He reenlisted as a veteran on December 22, 1863, was promoted to Corporal July 1, 1865 and he was mustered out July 20, 1865.

He was born to Samuel and Mary A. _____ Dodd about 1835. There are conflicting birth places in several census records and the death record has Michigan crossed out and Kingston, Canada written in. Since both the 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses give Canada as his place of birth and he is listed as a naturalized alien who immigrated about 1834, Kingston, Canada may be correct. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 26 year old farm laborer and head of household. After the Civil War, he returned to Mansfield and continued to work as a farm laborer.

Enoch married Mary Emily Perkins, born in Mansfield on January 28, 1853, in Marlborough, Connecticut. They had the following children: Victor H. Dodd, born September 15, 1854; Annie E. Dodd, born September 22, 1856; Annette F. Dodd, born about 1858 and Charlie Dodd, born February 22, 1861. Emily (Perkins) Dodd died on October 8, 1862 in Mansfield and Enoch married second, Caroline Wilbur about 1870. They had one child, Gertrude, born February 13, 1875; Caroline (Wilbur) Dodd died August 30, 1881. Enoch Dodd married third, Katie Smith on September 8, 1882 in Mansfield. Enoch married fourth, Julia M. Copeland about 1884. Their children include: Llewelyn (or Louis V.) Dodd, born about January 1889, Gertrude A. Dodd, born about June 1890; Robert L. Dodd, born December 23, 1892; Florence E. Dodd born about July 1895 and Alfred Dodd, born about 1900.

On July 8, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 887,647 that was granted under certificate No. 755,920. His widow applied for a pension in 1911.

Enoch Dodd died on December 22, 1910 in Mansfield and he is buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.

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